Zhang, Wei-Wei

Visiting Faculty

Dr. Wei-Wei ZHANG is professor of international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and senior research fellow at the Centre for Asian Studies, Geneva.


A former visiting fellow at Oxford, he holds a Ph.D in International Relations from the University of Geneva.

Professional Experience

He worked as a senior English interpreter for Deng Xiaoping and other Chinese leaders in the mid-1980s. He has travelled to over 100 countries.
He is concurrently a senior fellow at the Equinox (Chunqiu) Institute and guest professor at Fudan University, China.


  • Ideology and Economic Reform under Deng Xiaoping (Kegan Paul, London, 1996)
  • Transforming China: Economic Reform and its Political Implications (Macmillan, London and St. Martins, New York, 2000)
  • Reshaping Cross-Strait Relations: Ideas and Reflections (CAS, Geneva, 2006)
  • Zhongguo Chudong Quanqiu (China Touches the World) (Xinhua Press, Beijing, 2008)

He has written extensively in English and Chinese on China’s political and economic reforms, the China model of development, China’s foreign policy, comparative politics, and Beijing-Taipei relations.