About the Speaker:
Dr. Brantly Womack is Professor of Foreign Affairs and holds the Miller Center’s C K Yen Chair at the University of Virginia. He received his BA in politics and philosophy from the University of Dallas and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. He was a Fulbright Scholar in philosophy at the University of Munich. He first visited China in 1978 and has been to all 31 provinces.
Womack is author of Asymmetry and International Relationships (Cambridge University Press, 2016), China among Unequals: Asymmetric International Relationships in Asia (World Scientific Press 2010), and of China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry (Cambridge 2006), as well as over a hundred articles and book chapters. He co-edited with Yuk Wah Chan Borderlands in East and Southeast Asia (Routledge 2017), with Hao Yufan Rethinking the Triangle: Washington, Beijing, Taipei (University of Macau Press and World Scientific Press, 2016), edited China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (Cambridge 1991).
In 2011 Womack received the China Friendship Award for his work with Chinese universities. He holds honorary positions at Jilin University, East China Normal University, and Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University. He has been a visiting research professor at the East Asia Institute of the National University of Singapore, East China Normal University in Shanghai, and China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.