Dominik Mierzejewski, Ph.D. is a professor at the DEAS, performed his studies at the Shanghai International Studies University (1999-2000, 2003-2004), worked as an intern in the Heritage Foundation (2003). He won the Jan Karski scholarship by the American Center of Polish Culture (2003). He has been a visiting professor in the Chinese Academy of Social Science granted by the Polish Foundation for Science (2010-2011). Dr. Mierzejewski is a member of the Association for Asian Studies, the European International Studies Association, the European Association for Chinese Studies (board member) and he is the vice editor in chief of “Azja-Pacyfik” (yearbook) and “Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia” (Austria/South Korea). His research focuses on China’s political development, rhetoric of Chinese foreign policy and leadership transition in the Communist Party of China. He has published one monograph, and dozens of articles published e.g. in Signapore, the United Kingdom and the Unites States.