Professor Dr. Yong Deng  

Dr. Yong Deng is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. A graduate of Renmin University of China in Beijing, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1995 under the tutelage of Prof. Allen S. Whiting. After teaching at Benedictine University in Illinois for four years, he moved to the United States Naval Academy in 1999 where he teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics with a focus on Asia.

Dr. Deng has published four books, Promoting Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Perspectives from East Asia (1997), In the Eyes of the Dragon: China Views the World (co-editor, 1999), China Rising: Power and Motivation in Chinese Foreign Policy (co-editor, 2005), and China's Struggle for Status: The Realignment of International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Some of his other scholarly works have appeared in academic journals, such as Political Science Quarterly, China Quarterly, Pacific Affairs, Journal of Contemporary China, Washington Quarterly, and Journal of Strategic Studies, as well as edited volumes published by Routledge, Rowman & Littlefield, Stanford University Press, and MIT Press.

He received an Honorable Mention for Faculty Research Excellence Award at the U.S. Naval Academy in 2008. Professor Deng is frequently invited to speak at academic symposiums, public forums, and special events hosted by institutions in the United States and elsewhere, including the Stanley Foundation, National Committee on US-China Relations, American University, Brown University, University of Virginia Law School, Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Hong Kong, University of Macau, Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore, University of Rhode Island, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and many others


  • FP371 Asian International Politics
  • FP471H China's Rise and US-China Relationship
  • Faculty Director, Political Science Honors Program
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