Jisheng Sun

Visiting Scholar, 2018

Jisheng Sun, China, Professor of International Studies. Dr. Sun is currently the vice President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) and Secretary General of China National Association for International Studies, deputy editor in Chief of Foreign Affairs Review. Before that, she was Director of the Department of Academic Affairs and Dean of Department of English and International Studies, CFAU. She joined CFAU in 1996. From August 2006 to July 2007, she was an appointed research fellow of the Fellows Program, Weatherhead Center of International Affairs, Harvard University. From September 1999 to July 2000, she was invited to Marietta College, Ohio as a visiting professor teaching Chinese culture and society and relevant courses. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English linguistics and literature and a PhD in international relations. Sun has been teaching courses in international relations, such as International Relations Theories (MA course), Language and International Relations (PhD course) and Interpretation in Diplomacy (MA course), and has been actively involved in the training of foreign diplomats in CFAU and interpreter training programs of the government officials and functionaries. Her research mainly focuses on international relations theories, political discourse studies and China’s foreign policy. She has published and translated books, such as Language, Meaning and World Politics: on Bush Administration and the Iraq War, Comparative Study of ‘China’s Rising Discourse, International Political Linguistics: Theory and Practice. She has produced articles and papers on international relations and China’s foreign policy. Her most recent article “China’s Traditional Culture and the Construction of China’s Diplomatic Discourse since the 18th Parties Congress” was published by Foreign Affairs Review, and was reproduced by Xin Hua Digest, China Social Science Digest, China’s Foreign Policy (Periodical Literatures Reprinted by China Renmin University). She has been to almost 30 countries for international conferences and research field trips.