Alex Wei Chen

Educational Background

Ph.D., Diplomacy, Peking University – 2022


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


B.A., Political Science, John Cabot University – 2014


Alex 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 2013 – 2020.

Research interests

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

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 1300: Composition for ELL I

ESL 0305: Academic Written Discourse I

ESL 0303: Academic Oral Discourse I

ESL 0403: Academic Oral Discourse II