Prof. Guoguang Wu
M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University, holds the Chair in China and Asia-Pacific Relations at the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he also teaches in both departments of Political Science and History.
In the mid-1980s he worked as an editorialist for the People’s Daily in Beijing, and joined the Chinese national policy group on political reform as a policy advisor and a speechwriter to then Prime Minister of China and later Party chief Zhao Ziyang.
Dr. Wu’s academic honors include the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, the Luce Fellowship at Columbia University, and the An Wang Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research of Harvard University. He taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for about nine years before joining UVic in summer 2004. He now sits on editorial board of several international journals, including East Asia: An International Quarterly (Durham, UK), China: An International Journal (Singapore), China Perspectives (Hong Kong and Paris), and Modern China Studies (Princeton).
Dr. Wu’s research interests include comparative politics and international relations with emphasis on East Asia, particularly on China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and thematically cover the ranges from leadership politics, the politics of media under authoritarianism, to institutional change, liberalization and democratization, and to foreign-domestic linkages in foreign policy and regional security. He is author, co-author, and editor of over a dozen of books and numerous articles in English and Chinese.