Department Head and Associate Professor
Master Programme Coordinator (European Studies)
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
Books and Special Issue:
E. Fanoulis & W. Song (eds), The European Union’s public diplomacy: a global perspective, special issue, Journal of Contemporary European Studies. (forthcoming)
W. Song & J. Wang (eds), The European Union in the Asia Pacific: Rethinking Europe’s Strategies and Policies, Manchester University Press, the UK, February 2019.
W. Song (ed), China’s Relations with Central and Eastern Europe, London, the UK: Routledge, October 2017.
W. Song, China’s Approach to Central Asia: the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, London, the UK: Routledge, June 2016.
J. Wang & W. Song (eds), China, the European Union and International Politics of Global Governance, Basingstoke, the UK & New York: Palgrave MacMillan, January 2016.
Journal Articles: (*) is used to denote the Corresponding Author
W. Song*, Y. Ruan, S. Sun, “Twitter diplomacy and China’s strategic narrative during the early Covid-19 crisis”, Asian Perspective. (accepted) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song* E. Fanoulis, “Global perspectives on European Union public diplomacy: an introduction”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies. (online first) (SSCI indexed)
W. Tsai, G. Li, W. Song*, “Agent Politics of Chinese Think Tanks and Cultural Industry Governance in China’s ‘New Era’”, Critical Asian Studies. (online first) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song* J. C. Velasco, “Selling independent foreign policy amid the US–China rivalry: Populism and Philippine foreign policy under the Duterte government”, Pacific Review. (online first) (SSCI indexed)
W. SongW. Ai*, “Role Conflict, its Compromise and the European Union’s Public Diplomacy in China”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, (2022) (online first). (SSCI indexed)
W. Song R. Fürst, “China’s bid for international leadership in Central and Eastern Europe: role conflict and policy responses”, International Relations, (2022) (online first). (SSCI indexed)
E. Fanoulis & W. Song*, The cooperation between EU and China: A post-liberal governmentality approach”, Review of International Studies, 48(2) (2022), 346-363. (SSCI indexed)
G. Li & W. Song*, “The Rise of Think Tanks as Institutional Involution in Post-socialist China”, The China Review, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2022), 159–178. (SSCI indexed).
W. Song, “China’s Normative Foreign Policy and Its Multilateral Engagement in Asia”, Pacific Focus, 35(2), 229-249 (2020). (SSCI indexed)
S. Chan & W. Song*, “Telling the China Story well: A Discursive Approach to the Analysis of Chinese Foreign Policy in the “Belt and Road”, Chinese Political Science Review, 5(3), 417-437 (2020). (ESCI & Scopus indexed)
W. Song, “Logic of the Chinese developmental state and China’s geo-economic engagement with Central and Eastern Europe”, Asia Europe Journal, 17(4), 387-401. (2019) (SSCI indexed)
W. Ai & W. Song*, “China and European Union’s Participation in Conflict Resolution: Norm Dynamics, Convergence, and Divergence in Foreign Policy”, Journal of Contemporary China, 28(116): 277-292. (2019) (SSCI indexed)
G. Mak & W. Song*, “Transnational Norms and Governing Illegal Wildlife Trade in China and Japan: Elephant Ivory and Related Products under CITES’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 31:5, 373-391. (2019) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song* & R. B. Hall, European Union’s Construction of International Identity via Strategic Partnerships: Associating and Social Distancing, Contemporary Politics, 25:2, 172-189. (2019) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, China’s Long March to Central and Eastern Europe, European Review, Vol. 26, No. 4, 755–766. (2018) (SSCI indexed)
Y. Zhou & W. Song*, Sino-European Cooperation in the Renewable Energy Sector: Problems and Promises, International Spectator; 52:4, 145-156. (2017) (Scopus indexed)
W. Song, A Special Region in the World: Conceptualising Macao’s Diplomatic Behaviour, China: an International Journal, 13/3: pp.154-171. (2015) (SSCI indexed)
G. Li & W. Song*, Cultural Production in Contemporary China: the Struggle between Political Dogmatism and Economic Pragmatism, Trames: a Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 19 (4), 355–366. (2015) (A&HCI & SSCI indexed)
W. Song, “Securitization of the ‘China Threat’ Discourse: a Poststructuralist Account”, the China Review, Vol. 15, No.1: pp. 145 – 169. (2015) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, “Interests, Power, and China’s Difficult Game in Shanghai Cooperation Organization”, Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 23, issue 85, 85 – 101. (2014) (SSCI indexed) Reprinted as Chapter 30, in Liselotte Odgaard, Mathieu Duchâtel (eds) China’s Security, Volume 2: China’s Security Priorities in Asia, Routledge, 2018.
W. Song, “Feeling Safe, Being Strong: China’s Soft Balancing Strategy through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization”, International Politics, 50 (5): pp. 664–685. (2013) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, One Party, Many ‘Vassals’: Revival of Regionalism in China and Governance Challenges for the Party State”, the Independent Review 18(1): pp. 89 – 101. (2013) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, “European Studies in China and Its Chinese Characteristics”, European Political Science, 11(3): pp. 351 – 362. (2012) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, “Open Method of Coordination and Gloomy Future of Social Europe”, Asia Europe Journal, 9 (1): pp. 13 – 27. (2011) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song* & Daniel Erler, “Social-Economic Pressures and Political Actors in Welfare State: a Comparative Analysis of Family Policy of Germany and Italy”, Chinese Journal of European Studies (歐洲研究), (In Chinese), 26 (6): pp. 107- 122. (2008) (CSSCI indexed)
W. Song* V. Della Sala, “Eurosceptics and Europhiles in accord: the Creation of the European Ombudsman as an Institutional Isomorphism”, Policy and Politics, 36 (4): pp. 481- 495. (2008) (SSCI indexed)
W. Song, Policy Transfer among Nations: Conceptualization, Research Trends, and Theory Building”, Journal of Public Management (公共管理學報), (In Chinese), 5 (4): pp. 36 – 45. (2008) (CSSCI indexed)
W. Song, “Regionalisation, Inter-regional Cooperation and Global Governance”, Asia-Europe Journal, 5(1): pp. 67 – 82. (2007).