WU Fengshi

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2008 to Jun 2009

Fengshi Wu received her B.A. from Beijing University, Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, and is currently an Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She specializes in Chinese politics, environmental politics, non-traditional security, and global governance. Her recent publications have appeared in the International Studies Quarterly, The China Journal, VOLUNTAS, Issues and Studies, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, China Perspectives, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Chinese Political Science, and the Saint-Petersburg University Vestnik. Her edited book China’s Global Quest for Resource: Energy, Food and Water was published by Routledge (London) in 2016. Since 2013, she has joined the Editorial Boards of Global Environmental Politics, China Review, Politics, and Voluntaristics Review. She was among the inaugural class of Graduate Fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (2004), and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute (2008-09).

Recent Publications: 
  1. 2014. “Environmental Activism and Protest in East Asia,” in Graeme Lang and Paul Harris ed. Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia: 105-119.
  2. 2013. “Sino-American Environmental Relations: The Potential of Trans-Societal Linkages”, Issues and Studies. Vol. 49/3: 73-110.
  3. 2013. “Environmental Activism in Provincial China: Comparative Evidence from Guangdong and Guangxi,” Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Vol. 15/1: 89-108. [SSCI]
  4. 2012. “Graduated Control and Beyond: The Evolving Governance over Social Organizations in China,” China Perspectives, Vol. 2012/3: 9-17. (co-author with Kin Man Chan)
  5. 2012. “The Left, Right and Neutral among Social Activists in China,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 8, No. 2: 25-34. (special volume on civil society in East Asia organized by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Center for European Studies, Harvard University)
  6. 2011. “Strategic State Engagement in Transnational Activism: AIDS Prevention in China,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 20, No. 71: 621-637.
  7. 2011. “Women and the Emerging Civil Society in China”, written and presented in English at the Workshop “Women and Education-Asian, European and Other Perspectives”, Hanoi, Vietnam, 3-4 June 2011. Translated into Vietnamese and published in Asian Women and Education by the Institute for European Studies, Vietnam National Academy of Social Science.
  8. 2009. “Environmental Politics in China: An Issue Area in Review,” Journal of Chinese Political Science 14 No. 4: 383-406.