Cecilia Wu

Cecilia Wu, Class of 2020, is a Political Science and Economics double major from Shanghai, China. She is passionate about political ideologies and Chinese politics. Cecilia served as the Co-President of Duke East Asia Nexus and the Duke Director for 2020 Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit. Cecilia is also a Research Assistant to Professor Melanie Manion, a council member of Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, an actress in Duke Chinese Theater, and a rider in Duke Equestrian Team. She interned with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in her junior summer. In her spare time, Cecilia loves traveling, watching historical drama, writing fictions and playing guqin.

Faculty Advisor: Melanie Manion

Honors Thesis:
Nationalism and Social Order in Public Discourse: Analyzing Mainland Chinese Sentiments Towards the 2019 Hong Kong Protests