Department Head and Associate Professor
Master Programme Coordinator (International Relations and Public Policy)
Jean Monnet Chair
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Siena, Italy (2008)
M.A. in European Politics, University of Leuven, Belgium (2004)
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China (2002)
B.A. in English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University, China (1998)
Associate Degree in English Studies, Shanghai Institute of Education, China (1991)
Chinese foreign policy, particularly, with reference to global governance and transnational norms;
European politics, with an emphasis on European Union studies and European foreign policy;
Sino-European relations, including cultural and civilizational matters;
Interpretation in international and political studies;
• Chinese politics, with a focus on post-socialist regime.
W. Song & J. Wang (eds), The European Union in the Asia Pacific: Rethinking Europe’s Strategies and Policies, Manchester University Press, forthcoming in February 2019.
W. Song (ed) China’s Relations with Central and Eastern Europe: From “Old Comrades” to New Partners?, Routledge, 2017.
W. Song, China’s Approach to Central Asia: Evolution of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Routledge, 2016.
J. Wang & W. Song (eds), China, the European Union, and International Politics of Global Governance, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
W. Ai & W. Song, “China and European Union’s Participation in Conflict Resolution: Norm Dynamics, Convergence, and Divergence in Foreign Policy”, forthcoming in Journal of Contemporary China.
G. Mak & W. Song, “Transnational Norms and Governing Illegal Wildlife Trade in China and Japan: Elephant Ivory and Related Products under CITES’, forthcoming in Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
W. Song, “China’s Long March to Central and Eastern Europe”, forthcoming in the European Review, first view, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1062798718000431, 2018.
• W. Song & R. B. Hall, European Union’s Construction of International Identity via Strategic Partnerships: Associating and Social Distancing, forthcoming in Contemporary Politics, first view, https://doi.org/10.1080/13569775.2018.1497463, 2018.
Paper presentation, ‘Divergence and Convergence: an International Normative Explanation of EU and China’s Participation in Global Conflict Resolution’, 2016 EU Centre Asia Pacific Researchers Workshop, Macao, 24-26 January, 2016.
Paper presentation, Sino-European Cooperation in Renewable Energy Sectors, Dahrendorf Workshop: Chinese Investments in Europe’s Energy Sector, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, 6th November, 2015. (Video participation)
Speaker, China/East Asian View on Insecurity Complex, Catania Workshop on “Insecurity Complexes: The EU and Member States Responses”, University of Catania, Italy, 11 – 12 June, 2015.
Speaker: Perspective from China, Competing Views of Europe? At the roundtable discussion “The EU and Its Role in the World from the Perspective of the United States, China, Russia, India, and the Middle East”, the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 7 May, 2015.
Paper presentation, ‘China’s Europe Policy: Motivations, Opportunities, and Strategies’, the 20th EACS Biennial Conference, in Braga and Coimbra, Portugal, 22nd – 26th July, 2014.
Paper presentation, ‘The European Union Engagement with a Rising China: a Policy Analysis’, the 8th International Convention for Asia Scholars, Macao, 27th June 2013.
Paper presentation, ‘Still a shining example: European security community and its lessons for Asia Pacific’, 2013 European Union Studies Studies Association-Asia Pacific Annual Conference: Reassessing the EU-Asia Pacific Relationship in the context of the EU crisis, 17 & 18, May 2013, Macau.
Paper presentation, ‘Interests, Power, and China’s Difficult Game in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’, the Third Global Studies Conference, Porto, Portugal, 17th – 20th August, 2011.
Paper presentation, ‘Peaceful Rise from Border: Chinese Diplomatic Leadership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization’, at International Conference ‘China’s Borderlands and Their International Implications’, University of Macau, Macau SAR, 11- 12 March, 2010.
Paper presentation, ‘Creation of European Ombudsman in the European Union’, academic conference “Europe: a state of nations or a nation of states”, organized by Centre for European Studies, Peking University, Beijing, 19th – 21st May, 2007.
Paper presentation, ‘Rational Design of Asia Europe Meeting’, annual conference of Portuguese Political Science Association, Lisbon, Portugal, 31st March, 2007.
Paper presentation, ‘Regionalization and regionalism in global politics’, Global Studies Conference, Manchester, the UK, July 2005.