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In recent years, the rise of China has transformed the international system, and the downturn in U.S.-China relations increases tensions across a range of issues, from Taiwan to the South China Sea to human rights. Addressing these issues and crafting tailored policy responses will require nuanced and informed analysis of China from the U.S. academic community. With the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Wilson Center aims to bridge the gap between academia and policy by bringing together a cohort of rising scholars focused on China to undertake crucial, year-long research projects on China in our Wilson China Fellowship. The results of our first cohort's work are featured in this publication: The 2020-21 Wilson China Fellowship: Essays on the Rise of China and Its Implications.

From the South China Sea to the situation in Xinjiang, our 2020-21 Fellows explore a range of topics addressing the breadth and width of China policy. With accompanying essays by Stephen Del Rosso, Abraham M. Denmark, and Robert Daly, the Wilson China Fellowship essays and their policy recommendations come at a crucial time when the rise of China and its implications for the United States and globe increasingly dominates the foreign policy debate in Washington.

We hope that you find them as enlightening and informative as we do.

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Contributors

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Darren Byler

Wilson China Fellow;
Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
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Sara Castro

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Department of History
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Christopher Colley

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates
Rushabh Doshi

Rush Doshi

Wilson China Fellow;
Fellow and Director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative and Fellow at Yale’s Paul Tsai China Center.
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Alexander Dukalskis

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor, the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin
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Sheena Chestnut Greitens

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Isaac Kardon

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor, Department of Strategic and Operational Research at the U.S. Naval War College
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Lami Kim

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor at the U.S. Army War College and Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum.
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Wendy Leutert

Wilson China Fellow;
GLP-Ming Z. Mei Chair of Chinese Economics and Trade, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
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Jessica Liao

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University.
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Adam P. Liff

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor of East Asian International Relations, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University and Director of the “21st Century Japan Politics & Society Initiative” (21JPSI).
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Xiao Liu

Wilson China Fellow;
Assistant Professor at McGill University and Fellow at the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum.
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Oriana Skylar Mastro

Wilson China Fellow;
Center Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
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Joshua Shifrinson

Fellow;
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
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Cecilia Han Springer

Senior Researcher at Boston University's Global China Initiative.

Dinah Shi

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Robert Daly

Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Stephen Del Rosso

Program Director, International Peace & Security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Abraham Denmark

Vice President of Programs and Director of Studies; Senior Advisor to the Asia Program; Senior Fellow in the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

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