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World Politics Center

The World Politics Center was formed in 2013 in response to China’s increasingly important role on the world stage

Since the reform and opening-up policy started in 1978, and especially after its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, China has experienced a rapid economic development by joining the U.S.-led world order. The fundamental character that distinguishes China’s rise from other countries is its large scale. China will profoundly change and redefine the world order. This process will be accompanied by further inner changes and re-examination of China itself, creating new meanings in the interactions between domestic politics and foreign affairs.

        Along with China’s rise, the “world market’” that Karl Marx mentioned in 1840 is developing in a much deeper sense. Yet, studies on how it will influence the world order politically and ethically, and what the impact would be on China, are still insufficient.

        Against this background, the idea of the World Politics Center was born; a center that will focus on research into the issue of “world market” and “world politics”.


   The center’s research and discussions involve:

1. The ethical and jurisprudence structure of the U.S.-led world order.

2. China’s economic rise and political re-structuring of the world order.

3. Relations between continental order and oceanic order.

4. Relations between nation states and world politics, the future of sovereignty theory.

5. Meaning of world politics in new technology and new governing measures.

6. A new understanding of China from the perspective of world politics.


The center plans to host two or three seminars, one interdisciplinary conference, and some inner discussions each year in the hope of achieving academic output.


Director Shi Zhan (Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University).

Qu Bo  (Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University).

Yang Hui  (Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University).

Li Junyang (China Diplomatic Theory Center, China Foreign Affairs University).

Zan Tao (History Department, Peking University).

Li Yun (School of Politics, China University of Political Science and Law).

Pan Weijing (Law School, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

Qiu Libo (Department of Politics, East China Normal University).

Zheng Tingying (deputy editor-in-chief of Green Living).

Zhu Rongsheng (doctoral candidate at China Foreign Affairs University).