Alex Wei Chen

Educational Background

Ph.D., Diplomacy, Peking University – 2023

Master of Law, China Studies (Politics & International Relations), Peking University – 2018

Postgraduate Certificate, International Functions, Italian Society for International Organizations – 2017

M.Sc., International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science – 2015


Wei Chen is a Lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts of Wenzhou-Kean University. Prior to joining WKU, he taught Diplomacy, English, and French at Huaqiao University. Besides teaching, he also worked and interned at diplomatic representations and international organizations, including the US Embassy in Rome, the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). His current research focuses on China’s public diplomacy and soft power in Europe during the period 2012 – 2022.

Research interests

International Relations, Public Diplomacy, Sino-EU Relations, Diaspora Studies, Cross-Strait Relations.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Chen, W. (2021). COVID-19 and China’s Changing Soft Power in Italy. Chinese Political Science Review, 6(3).




ENG 4812: Independent Study for English Majors (Political Speeches)

ENG 4035: Writing for Social Change

ENG 1300: Composition


Political Science


PS1010: Introduction to Politics

PS2300: Introduction to Comparative Politics




PHIL2505: Critical Thinking




ESL 0305: Academic Written Discourse I

ESL 0303: Academic Oral Discourse I

ESL 0403: Academic Oral Discourse II