Lily Ling - Associate Professor of International Affairs
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    Lily Ling

    Associate Professor of International Affairs

    Office Location:

    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Building


    L.H.M. Ling is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, New School for Public Engagement (NSPE) and Associate Professor, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School. She has authored four books: Postcolonial International Relations: Conquest and Desire between Asia and the West (2002), Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds (co-authored with A.M. Agathangelou, York University, 2009); The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post- Westphalian, Worldist International Relations (2014); and Imagining World Politics: Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times (2014). Forthcoming is a co-authored volume with Payal Banerjee (Smith College) titled, India-China: An Ancient Dialectic for Contemporary World Politics. Dr. Ling is also editing or co-editing four anthologies: Four Seas to One Family: Overseas Chinese and the Chinese Dream (with Tan Chung, Central Compilation and Translation Press, 2014); India and China: Rethinking Borders and Security (University of Michigan Press); International Relations Theory: Views Beyond the West (with Nizar Messari and Arlene B. Tickner, Routledge); and Decolonizing “Asia”? Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations (with Pinar Bilgin, forthcoming). Dr. Ling’s articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Review in International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, positions: east asia cultures critiques, among others. In 2014-2015, Dr. Ling is Program Chair (along with Pinar Bilgin, Bilkent University) of the International Studies Association (ISA). As of 2014, she is co-editor, with John M. Hobson (University of Sheffield), of Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE (Rowman & Littlefield International).

    Recent Publications:

    L.H.M. Ling, “Romancing Westphalia: Westphalian IR and The Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” in Pinar Bilgin and L.H.M. Ling (eds), special issue on “Transcultural Asia: Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations,” in Perceptions: Journal of International Studies (2014): in press.
    L.H.M. Ling, “Worlds Beyond Westphalia: Daoist Dialectics and the ‘China Threat’,” Review of International Studies 39 (3) July 2013: 549-568.

    L.H.M. Ling, “Zhuge Liang and Meng Huo: A Metaphor for Sino-African Relations?” in Stephen Chan (ed.), The Morality of China in Africa: the Middle Kingdom and the Dark Continent, pp. 70-78 (London: Zed Books, 2013).

    L.H.M. Ling, “Journeys Beyond the West: World Orders and a 7th-Century, Buddhist Monk,” Review of International Studies (36) 2010: 225-248.

    Research Interests:

    Non-Western thought and philosophies
    Culture & world politics
    Daoist dialectics