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Terry Weidner

Terry Weidner

International Relations & Comparative Politics

Email: terry.weidner@umontana.edu
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Professor Weidner retired at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. He can be reached at the e-mail shown on this page.

Current Position

Teaching "Politics of China" (PSCI 328) and "Revolution and Reform in China" (PSCI 422/HSTR 382) in the Spring 2015 semester.


  • East Asian Strategic Environment (PSCI 330; PSCI 430)
  • Revolution and Reform in China (PSCI 422)

Personal Summary

Dr. Weidner is now a professor of Chinese Politics. He has returned to his roots as a professor following seven years work in government (political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and as a Chinese political and economic analyst for the Foreign Broadcast Information Service in Washington, DC) and stints as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University of Kansas (1993-98), Director of the Asian Affairs Center at the University of Missouri (1998-2003) and Director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM (2003-2012) . His academic interests include Chinese political economy, Chinese foreign policy and U.S.-China relations.


Ph.D. in Chinese History from the University of California, Davis
M.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. from St. Lawrence University

Specialized Skills