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Jing Huang, Expert on Security in Asia, Joins Brookings

Jing Huang, an expert in Chinese policy and Asian security issues, has joined the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution as a senior fellow.

“Dr. Jing Huang brings to Brookings an impressive record of research and analysis. His insightful perspectives will make a major contribution to our growing focus on China and East Asia,” said
James B. Steinberg, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Before joining Brookings, Huang was an associate professor of political science and co-director of the Asian Studies Program at Utah State University, where he taught Chinese politics, Southeast Asian politics, Northeast Asian security, and East Asian political economy. From 2002-2003, he was a Shorenstein Fellow at the Asia/Pacific Research Center at Stanford University and a Fulbright Professor in Hong Kong. He has taught at Harvard University and at Shandong University in China.

While at Brookings, Huang will focus on China’s elite politics, decision-making processes, security policy, and its military.

Huang’s book, Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics(Cambridge University Press, 2000), won the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize in 2002. He is currently working on two book manuscripts, Civil-Military Relations in China: A Long March Toward Institutionalization and Inseparable Separation: a Study in China-Taiwan Relations (with Larry X. Li). He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on the Chinese military, U.S.-China relations, China’s Taiwan policy, North Korea nuclear issues, and other security issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Huang received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1995. He holds an M.A. in history from
Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and a B.A. in English literature from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China.

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