报告主题：The politics of China trade in the United States: mercantilism on the rise
Zheya Gai received her BA and MA in international politics at Fudan University and her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington & Jefferson College. Her teaching is focused primarily on international relations and comparative politics with an area emphasis on China and East Asia. Her main research interests include China’s role in world economy and global governance, China and emerging Asia, and the politics of China trade in the United States. Her most recent research involving a number of issues on the broad topic of China’s rise was published in a coauthored book titled China’s Peaceful Rise: Perceptions, Policy, and Misperceptions by the Manchester University Press in 2016. Dr. Gai served on the ASIA Network Board of Directors 2012-15 and as its chair in 2014-15. She is currently the Director of the ASIA Network-Freeman Student-Faculty Fallows program.