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Xinsheng Wang

Visiting Scholar 2003-04

Awarded a Fulbright Research award, Prof. Xinsheng Wang will be at the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies from September 2003 to June 2004. Prof. Wang is Professor of International Relations and Deputy Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies at Zhongshan University in Guangzhou, China.

Professor Wang's particular project at UCLA involves "The U.S. Anti-Terrorism War and its Impacts on Southeast Asia" with a broad goal of assisting China to play a positive role in regional affairs by expanding knowledge of this important topic. His UCLA faculty advisor is Emeritus Professor of Political Science David Rapoport.

Prof. Wang's past research is quite wide-ranging. His publications include: Foreign Relations of ASEAN Countries, History of Ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia After World War II, and Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary Southeast Asia. He has visited most of the countries in Southeast Asia at least once, but has been to Vietnam several times, with a particular interest in Sino-Vietnamese relations. He has also done a special research project on Political Development in Vietnam and the Philippines.

Please contact him at xshwang@international.ucla.edu or at the Center.

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