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Professor, Political Science

Yi Edward Yang is 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.

Professor Yang specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy decision-making, political psychology, and international political economy. His research has appeared in several edited volumes and peer-reviewed scholarly journals including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, Political Psychology, Journal of Contemporary China, and the Chinese Journal of International Politics. In 2016-2018, he served as president of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS), the largest U.S.-based organization dedicated to academic and professional activities relating to Chinese politics.

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.

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