Dr. Susan McEwen-Fial


Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Georg Forster-Gebäude
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

Raum: Georg Forster-Gebäude 04-313
Email: mcewen-fial@politik.uni-mainz.de

Sprechstunde: Mittwoch, 12-13 Uhr


  1. Basissem Internationale Beziehungen (Uwe Franke; Susan McEwen-Fial; Friedrich Plank; Johanna Speyer; Dr. Doris Unger)
  2. Sem (BA/MEd) International relations in East Asia (Susan McEwen-Fial)

Semester: SoSe 2017


  • Seit April 2003- Lehrbeauftragte am Institut für Politikwissenschaft Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • 1999-2002 Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • 1997 Lehrbeauftragte, University of Maryland, Bonn
  • 1996-1997, Wissenschaftliche Angestellte, Human Resources Policy Institute, Boston University, Boston MA USA
  • 1994-1996 Projekt Manager, Hoechst China Investment Company Beijing China
  • 1994 PhD International Relations and Sociology, Boston University
  • 1993-1994 Visiting Scholar, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1989-90 Lehrbeauftragte, University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China
  • 1986-87 MSc International Relations, London School of Economics


  • US-China Beziehungen
  • Die Wirtschaft Chinas
  • US-EU-China Beziehungen

Akademische Mitgliedschaften

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Association of Asian Studies (AAS)
  • Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Ostasienstudien (IZO)


  • Navigating Stormy Waters: The Triangular Relationship between the U.S., Vietnam and China and the South Chinas Seas Disputes, in Enrico Fels and Vun Truong-Minh (Hrsgs.) A Regional Power Shift in the Making? The Rise of China and the South China Seas Disputes, Springer, forthcoming in 2015, together with Alexander Brand.
  • China in Latin America. A Special Authoritarian Nexus? together with Alexander Brand and Wolfgang Muno, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, forthcoming October 2015, reviewed.
  • Ein "autoritärer Nexus"?  Chinas vermeintliche Sonderbeziehungen zu autokratischen Staaten in Lateinamerika, Klaus Brummer et al. (Hrsg.) Sonderbeziehungen, Baden Baden, Nomos, 2015, together with Alexander Brand and Wolfgang Muno, 133-157, reviewed. 
  • Hegemoniale Rivalitaet:  Brasilien, China und die USA in Lateinamerika,  Andreas Nolke et al. (Hrsg.) Die Grossen Schwellenländer, Springer, 2014, together with Alexander Brand, Wolfgang Muno und Andrea Ribiero-Hoffmann, 395-412, reviewed.
  • Der Drache im Revier des Adlers: Hegemoniale Konkurrenz zwischen China und den USA in Lateinamerika, in Guenter Meyer et al (Hrsg.) Chinas Expansion in Entwicklungs-und Schwellenländern, Interdisziplinären Arbeitskreises Dritte Welt, 2013, together with Alexander Brand und Wolfgang Muno, 9-34.
  • From Resource Advantage to Economic Superiority: Development and Implications of China's Rare Earth Policy, together with Daniela Lackner, Frankfurt Working Papers on East Asia, Interdisziplinaeres Zentrum fuer Ostasianstudien, No. 6, October 2011.
  • “China’s Long March toward the Olympics,” 8/2008, Alpheios, Deutsche Olympische Akademie.
  • “Right Wing Extremism in Germany,” Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Combs, Cindy and Martin Slann (eds.), NY: Facts on File, 2002.
  • “China: Put People First,” Harvard Business Review, Sept.-Oct. 1997, pp 8-9.
  •  “Pfizer in China, part A& B,” 1994, released case studies on human resources issues taught at Boston University School of Management.
  • “Abuse and Deception in China’s Private Economy,” U.S.-China Business Review, June 1994.
  • Buchrezensur-Walden Bello, People and Power in the Pacific in London School of Economics Journal of International Studies Millenium, Winter 1993, 22(3):607-608.
  • Buchrezensur-Colin McKerras, Pradeep Taneja, und Graham Young, China Since 1978: Reform, Modernization, and ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics’ in London School of Economics Journal of International Studies Millenium, Spring 1996 25(1): 200-202.