L.H.M. Ling | Associate Professor of International Affairs | The New School for Public Engagement
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    L.H.M. Ling

    Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    Associate Professor of International Affairs

    Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.S., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., Political Science, Wellesley College.


    L.H.M. Ling (PhD, MIT) is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, New School for Public Engagement (NSPE) and Associate Professor, Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Her research agenda focuses on developing a post-Western, post-Westphalian understanding of and approach to International Relations/World Politics. Dr. Ling is the author of four books: The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations (2014), Imagining World Politics: Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times (2014), Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds (2009, co-authored with Anna M. Agathangelou), and Postcolonial International Relations: Conquest and Desire between Asia and the West (2002). She is editor or co-editor of the following anthologies: Rethinking Borders and Security, India and China: New Connections for Ancient Geographies (forthcoming), International Relations Theory: Views Beyond the West (forthcoming, co-edited with Nizar Messari and Arlene B. Tickner), Transcultural Asia: Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations (forthcoming, co-edited with Pinar Bilgin), Four Seas to One Family: Overseas Chinese and the Chinese Dream (forthcoming, co-edited with Tan Chung). Dr. Ling’s articles have also appeared in various journals and anthologies. From 2008-2010, Dr. Ling was a Faculty Fellow with the India China Institute (ICI) at The New School. Starting in 2014, Dr. Ling will serve as co-editor, along with John M. Hobson (University of Sheffield), of a new book series, “Global Dialogues,” at Rowman & Littlefield..


    Courses Taught

    An Evening on the Silk Road
    Non-Western Approaches to the World
    Theories of Global Politics
    Democratizing International Relations
    Gender and the Global Political Economy

    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