Director of Asian Studies Program
(ARSC)-Arts & Sciences
Ka Zeng is Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies at the University of Arkansas. Her research focuses on China’s role in the global economy, in particular, Chinese trade policy, China’s behavior in the World Trade Organization, and China-related trade dispute dynamics. Dr. Zeng’s books include Trade Threats, Trade Wars (Michigan 2004), Greening China (co-authored; Michigan 2011), and Global Value Chains and the Politics of Trade Liberalization (co-authored; Michigan, under contract). She is also the editor or co-editor of China’s Foreign Trade Policy (Routledge 2007), China and Global Trade Governance (Routledge 2013), and Handbook on the International Political Economy of China (Edward Elgar 2019). She has published articles in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, World Development, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Journal of World Trade, International Interactions, China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. Dr. Zeng is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations.