Fei-Ling Wang

Fei-Ling Wang

Professor of International Affairs, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fei-Ling Wang is Professor of International Affairs at Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent books are “The China Trilogy”: The China Order: Centralia, World Empire, and the Nature of Chinese Power (2017), The China Record: An Assessment of the People’s Republic (2023), and The China Race: The Global Competition for the World Order (upcoming), all published by State University of New York Press. 

People participate in the annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown on 25 February 2024 in New York City. (Michael M. Santiago/AFP)

China-US competition: Managing bottom lines for a win-win situation

Academic Fei-Ling Wang says that the competition between China and the US could become a non-zero-sum game that is mutually beneficial to the two sides and even to the world. This would depend on how the countries uphold their worldview, outlook on life and values and are able to "live and let live".
Donald Trump and Joe Biden are reflected in the plexiglass in a photo taken on 22 October 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

‘Old’ and messy, but US-style democracy and elections still the way to go

With the next US presidential election coming up in 2024, academic Fei-Ling Wang says that democracy is not a natural state of affairs as opposed to authoritarian rule, which is in fact what humans gravitate towards. However, democracy seems to be the least “evil” among all the various governance systems.
A collage image of New York's Chinatown by Singaporean photographer and artist John Clang. (Photo: John Clang)

Should overseas Chinese be patriotic to the motherland?

Chinese people migrating overseas is a phenomenon that has occurred throughout the ages, but in history these migrants were treated with disdain and even faced execution. US academic Fei-Ling Wang looks at why one decides to leave their native land and even to become a citizen of a foreign country, and how they navigate between their chosen country and that of their ancestors.
The New York City skyline is seen at sunset on 6 September 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Al Bello/AFP)

Will the US collapse amid its ‘culture wars’?

Throughout history, the US has seen a myriad of “culture wars” over various issues that have divided US society. But despite these divisions, the overall effect and climate in the US is still conducive to promoting universal values and general balance.