Experts

Brantly Womack

C.K. Yen Professor of Politics

Fast Facts

  • C.K. Yen Chair at the Miller Center
  • Expert on China
  • Received China Friendship Award for his work with Chinese universities

 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Foreign Affairs
  • Asia
  • Economic Issues
  • Trade

Brantly Womack holds the Miller Center’s C. K. Yen Chair and is Professor of Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his BA in politics and philosophy from the University of Dallas, and after a Fulbright in philosophy at the University of Munich, earned his PhD in political science from University of Chicago. He is the author of China Among Unequals: Asymmetric International Relationships in Asia (World Scientific Press 2010) and China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry (Cambridge 2006), as well as more than 100 articles and book chapters. He edited China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (Rowman and Littlefield 2010), the product of a lecture series at the Miller Center, and Contemporary Chinese Politics in Historical Perspective (Cambridge 1991). In 2011, Womack received the China Friendship Award for his work with Chinese universities. He holds honorary positions at Jilin University, East China Normal University, and Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University. 

Brantly Womack News Feed

China responds to proposed U.S. tariffs with tariffs of its own, demonstrating that it now considers itself to be a great world power.
Miller Center scholars are featured in a wide range of Virginia Festival of the Book events this week
"The question this makes very vivid is, is Xi Jinping's personal power overriding the power of institutions and the constitution?" says University of Virginia Political Scientist Brantly Womack.
Brantly Womack NPR "All Things Considered"
Levels of development figure prominently in how countries prioritize human rights, said Brantly Womack, an expert on Chinese politics at the University of Virginia. Although China is the world's second largest economy, living standards remain low for the majority and millions remain mired in poverty.
Brantly Womack Associated Press
How important are the South China Sea disputes, where are they trending, and what is the American stake? The Miller Center's Brantly Womack explores.
How important are the South China Sea disputes, where are they trending, and what is the American stake? The Miller Center's Brantly Womack explores.
Brantly Womack Richmond Times Dispatch