PhD, The University of Michigan
Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science
Chair Professor, Division of Social Science
Tel (852) 2358 7832
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Movement of High Quality Talent, China’s energy policy, China’s international political economy, Chinese politics
He is Director, Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy, previously known as the Center on China’s Transnational Relations (2004 – 10).
Currently a Senior Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Vancouver, and Associate Director, South China International Talent Institute, 中国南方国际人才研究院, Guangzhou.
He received the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, Research Grants Council of HK, 2013-2014.
In June 2012, Zweig gave Politburo member and Director of the Organization Department of the CCP, Li Yuanchao, a report on the problems in the 1000 Talent’s Program which Li directed.
Zweig’s book, Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages, will be published in Chinese from Renmin University Press in 2013.
Zweig is an advisor to the Ministry of Personnel and Social Services on issues of human talent. He serves on the Editorial Board, “Compendium on Foreign Talent Development,” China Research Institute on Personnel (中国人才研究院）and Materials on Party Construction Press, 2011-13, and is a member of the Chinese team of a joint project between the Ministry and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on the China-Canada Joint Talent Pool.
SELECTED PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
- “Can China Bring Back the Best? The Communist Party Organizes China’s Search for Talent,” with Huiyao Wang, The China Quarterly (Fall 2013).
- “Redefining the ‘Brain Drain’: China’s Diaspora Option,” with Chung Siu-Fung and Han Donglin, Science, Technology and Society, Vol.13, No.1 (2008): 1-33.
- “Rewards of Technology: Explaining China’s Reverse Migration,” (with Chung Siu Fung, and Wilfried Vanhonacker), Journal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 7, No. 4 (Fall 2006): 449-471.
- “Learning to Compete: China’s Efforts to Encourage a Reverse Brain Drain,” International Labour Review, vol. 145, nos. 1-2 (2006): 65-90.
- “’Sea turtles’ or ‘Seaweed’? The employment of overseas returnees in China,” with HAN Donglin, in Christiane Kuptsch, ed., The Internationalization of Labour Markets (Geneva: ILO Publications, 2010), pp. 89-104.
- “Transnational or Social Capital? Returned Scholars as Private Entrepreneurs” (with Wilfried Vanhanocker and Chung Siu Fung), in Anne S. Tsui, Yanjie Bian and Leonard Cheng, eds., China’s Domestic Private Firms (M.E. Sharpe, 2006), 65-81.
- “China’s Global Hunt for Energy,” Foreign Affairs (with Bi Jianhai), Vol. 84, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 2005): 25-38.
- “A Crisis is Looming: China’s Energy Challenge in the Eyes of University Students,” with Ye Shulan, Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 17, no. 55 (2008): 273-296.
- Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002).
- China's Brain Drain to the United States: Views of Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in the 1990s, with Chen Changgui (Berkeley: Institute for East Asian Studies, 1995).
[IEMS Conference] Can the Bear and the Dragon be bosom buddies? The Current and Future State of Sino-Russian Relations with David Zweig
[Media Coverage] Hong Kong Democracy Protests: The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, Time, The Gaurdian, and other publications quote IEMS’ David Zweig on Hong Kong democracy protests
[Media Coverage] The Economist Magazine Quotes IEMS’ David Zweig on Chinese Brain Drain
[Media Coverage] Chinese use censorship and propaganda to dominate political narrative in Xinjiang region, says IEMS’ David Zweig to the Associated Press
[Media Coverage] China cuts thousands of ‘phantom’ workers from payroll, with commentary by IEMS’ David Zweig
[Media Coverage] Voice of America interviews IEMS’ David Zweig on China’s reluctance to assign blame Russia on the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine
[Media Coverage] BloombergBusiness quotes IEMS’ David Zweig on reasoning behind calls for greater redistribution in Hong Kong by the city’s richest man, Li Ka-shing
[Media Coverage] Firms challenging China on trade issues face cyberthreat, suggests IEMS’ David Zweig
[Media Coverage] The Rakyat Post interviews IEMS’ Barry Sautman and David Zweig on recent Chinese incursions into surrounding countries territorial waters
[Media Coverage] Nature.com Interviews IEMS’ David Zweig on How China is Trying to Combat its “Brain Drain” Issues
[Media Coverage] There is no Stalinist trial, says Prof. David Zweig to CNN on Bo Xilai’s trial
[Media Coverage] China’s Bo Xilai Slames Ex-Aide in Trial Exposing Chinese Elite – USA Today Article with Commentary by IEMS’ David Zweig
[Media Coverage] The New York Times Quotes IEMS’ David Zweig on Sketchy Coal Mine Deal involving a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise
[Media Coverage] The Economist Consults with IEMS’ David Zweig on Why Returning Chinese Students are Faring So Poorly in the Local Labor Market
[Media Coverage] The Ambivalent Would-Be Hegemon – Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by IEMS’ David Zweig
[Media Coverage] U.S.-China Summit a Shot at a Fresh, Casual Start – Reuters Video Interview with IEMS’ David Zweig
[Media Coverage] Hong Kong Political Reform: Is ‘Chinese Democracy’ The Best The Region Can Get?
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