Dr. Yi Edward Yang

Associate Professor of Political Science

Yi Edward Yang is Associate Professor of Political Science at James Madison University (JMU). A native of mainland China, Professor Yang received his bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and international affairs from China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) in Beijing and his Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University. Prior to teaching at JMU, he taught as a visiting professor at San Diego State University.

Professor Yang specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy decision-making, political psychology, and international political economy. His articles have appeared in several edited volumes and peer-reviewed scholarly journals including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of Contemporary China, and the Chinese Journal of International Politics. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS), a U.S. based nonprofit and nonpolitical organization that serves hundreds of China scholars around the globe.

In addition to his academic activities in the United States, Professor Yang travels to China frequently for research and teaching projects. He also works as an independent consultant providing corporations, government agencies, and research institutes with the information they need to understand and negotiate China’s unique political and business environment.


Dr. Yi Edward Yang


OFFICE: 2157 Miller Hall
PHONE: (540) 568-3328
FAX: (540) 568-8021

Department of Political Science
James Madison University
91 E Grace St., MSC 7705
Harrisonburg, VA 22801