This Virginia Military Institute program, The Eagle and the Dragon in Africa, explores China and U.S. strategic relationships with Africa."
Hongchu Fu Ph.D.
Hongchu Fu, Ph.D., Professor of Chinese Language & Literature and Chair of The Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Washington and Lee University. Dr. Fu received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of California at Los Angeles. He taught Chinese language and literature at Pomona College and Smith College before he moved to teach at Washington & Lee University. With his expertise in Chinese linguistics and Chinese drama, he is the author of Common Chinese Synonyms Discriminated (Peking UP, 2009) and Chinese Drama (forthcoming).
COL Tom Sheperd
COL Thomas E. Sheperd is a Sub- Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer who has worked in Defense Attach and Security Assistance related positions in Yaound, Cameroon; Asmara, Eritrea; and Nairobi, Kenya. He currently serves as the Director of African Studies and Regional Studies Coordinator at the United States Army War College, Carlisle Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on the theory of war and strategy, national security policy, and the Sub-Saharan Africa strategic environment.
Ian Taylor Ph.D.
Ian Taylor, Ph.D., Professor, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews, U.K.; Joint Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China; Honorary Professor in the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal University, China. Author of several books on China/Africa relations, and most recently, "The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation" (Routledge 2011). And he was Co-editor of "African Security".