Dr. Shiping Zheng, associate professor of political science and chair of the International Studies Department at Bentley College, visited campus on Wednesday, October 17, as this year’s Hong Kong Distinguished Speaker. Before moving to the United States to receive his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, Dr. Zheng taught in the Department of International Politics at Fudan University in Shanghai, where he also received his M.A. Dr. Zheng has been a professor at the University of Vermont and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, McGill University in Canada, and the National University of Singapore. Dr. Zheng’s research interests include theories of international relations, East Asian political economy, Chinese elite politics, and U.S.-China relations. He has published a book with Cambridge University Press on Chinese politics and contributed many book chapters and journal articles.