Sheng Ding, Ph.D

Sheng Ding, Ph.D

Professor of Political Science
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Sheng Ding

Dr. Ding is a Professor of Political Science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his masters and doctoral degrees from Rutgers University.

Dr. Ding teaches upper-level courses on politics and Asia, international law and organizations, information technology and world politics, and international relations in Asia Pacific.

Dr. Ding’s research is in the fields of international relations and comparative politics, focusing on Asia Pacific. Thematically, he explores the dynamic links among identity, institution, and governance. His current research projects focus primarily on the globalization of Chinese politics, which explores the overlap of domestic politics, foreign policy and global governance. He is the author of The Dragon’s Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (2008). Dr. Ding's refereed journal articles have appeared in Pacific Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, Politics, Asian Perspective, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Asian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Asian and African Studies, East Asia: An International Quarterly, Journal of Chinese Political Science, and Journal of Information Technology and Politics.

In 2008, Dr. Ding received Bloomsburg University Institute for Culture and Society’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship. In 2010, he received Bloomsburg University Liberal Arts College Dean's Salute to Excellence. In 2011, he received Bloomsburg University Provost's Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarly Activity. And in Spring 2014, Dr. Ding was awarded a grant by the EAI Fellows Program of East Asia Institute (South Korea).


LL.B., Beijing Institute of International Relations
M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

Research Interests

Global Governance; Asian Politics; Diaspora Politics; U.S.-China Relations