MEDIA

Selected Journal Articles and Books

Belt & Road Lecture — American Vision and Chinese Mission: Will President Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Create a “Pacific” New World Order? Hong Kong University Media, October 11, 2017.

China Updates the Silk Road, Institutional Investor, February 23, 2017.

‘Make America Great Again’ with or without China? Deutsche Welle News, January 19, 2017.

NATO Needs Strong US Support to Sustain Hardline Against Russia, Sputnik News, November 19, 2016.

Peaceful Purposes: Scholar Discusses China’s Foreign Policy, Beijing Review, November 3, 2016.

Mendis: China and US will Remain in “Peaceful War,” China Daily, October 28, 2016.

US Sinologist Reveals Links between Confucian Culture and Founding of US,
China Central Government News of China.org.cn
, Tsinghua University, July 21, 2016.

Sinologist Promotes Better US-China Relations, Asian American Press, March 19, 2016.

Sri Lankan Scholar and Diplomat Sets Up Scholarships at Harvard, Minnesota and Sri Lanka, Financial Times, November 23, 2015.

President Sirisena Receives a US-China Relations Book on Sri Lanka (click here for photos), Lanka Monthly Digest, November 26, 2015.

International Professor Establishes Scholarships at Harvard, U of Minnesota and Sri Lanka Schools, Asian American Press, November 4, 2015.

Peking University Welcomes a Harvard Scholar, China Central Government News of China.org.cn (English), Peking University, September 10, 2015.

Harvard Appoints Sri Lanka-born American Diplomat Patrick Mendis as Senior Fellow, The Official Sri Lanka Government News, May 28, 2015.

Patrick Mendis on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and America’s Role in the Region, China Economic Review, April 16, 2015.

American Sinologist Travels China for New Book, China Central Government News of China.org.cn (English), Nanjing University, November 28, 2014.

U.S. Professor: China More Efficient Than the West in Africa, China Central Government News  of China.org.cn (English), Renmin University of China, Beijing, September 17, 2014.

Kendur amerikanskur stjórnar ráðgevi, professari og rithøvundur, a Danish Newspaper in Klaksvík, June 11, 2014.

中国梦、美国梦与太平洋之梦, Shenzhen Sunshine Daily (China) in English, April 12, 2014.

Parallel Paths: Are the World’s Two Superpowers Headed on an Inevitable Collision Course? Beijing Review, February 20, 2014.

法律框架下的中美经贸合作成为发展主流, China Trade News, November 7, 2013.

China’s Precedents and Patriotism: A Review of Patrick Mendis’ “Peaceful War,” Harvard International Review, October 25, 2013.

Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order, University Press of America, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, October, 2013.

Commercial Providence: The Secret Destiny of the American Empire,  University Press of America, An imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, September, 2010.

Trade for Peace: How the DNA of America, Freemasonry, and Providence Created a New World Order with Nobody in Charge, iUniverse, February 2009.

Sample of Newspaper Articles

The Landmark Encyclopedia of the Sri Lankan Diaspora is Released, Asian Tribune, March 9, 2014.

Sri Lankan-born American Author Speaks to a Global Audience from China, Colombo Page, December 19, 2013.

Chinese Dream Harks Back to Golden Era While Reinventing Hopeful Future, Global Times, October 25, 2013.

GMU Professor Suggests China is Modeling the American Dream, Fairfax News, October 18, 2013.

American UNESCO Commissioner Professor Patrick Mendis Honored in Sri Lanka, Colombo Page, August 3, 2013.

The “Chinese Dream” and the American Destiny, Asian American Press, April 22, 2013.

Sino-American Dreams Stem from Trade, Global Times, April 21, 2013.

Professor Patrick Mendis Speaks on the ‘Chinese Dream’ and ‘American Destiny,’ Financial Times, April 20, 2013.

Former Perham Exchange Student Earns Honors, Perham Focus, April 19, 2013.

Conversation with Secretary of State, General Colin Powell (a YouTube video), Aspen Institute, Washington, DC, January 21, 2013.

Perham Grad Appointed to UNESCO, Perham Focus, November 7, 2012.

Mendis Congratulated by Sri Lankan Minister, Asian American Press, September 8, 2012.

Sri Lanka Plays Geopolitical Games with China, India, and the United States, Colombo Page, August 10, 2012. (Reprint: American Strategist Patrick Mendis Honored by the Sri Lanka Defense University, Asian American Press, July 15, 2012).

Secretary Clinton Appointed Professor Mendis to the US National Commission for UNESCO, Colombo Page, July 29, 2012.

Patrick Mendis Named to U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Minnesota Post, July 19, 2012.

Former Spartan Now a Diplomat, Fergus Falls Journal, March 23, 2012.

‘America is the Land of the Free(dom)’, Says Prof. Mendis, Sunday Times, January 15, 2012.

Selected Universities

China’s Manifest Destiny: The ‘One Belt, One Road’ Strategy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the India Ocean, Beijing International Studies University, (click here for the lecture) April 13, 2015.

China’s Manifest Destiny with the Silk Road and the U.S. Trade Agenda in the Indo-Pacific Region, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, March 23, 2015.

The New Type of Great Power Relations, Tongji University (Shanghai), April 14, 2014.

With Chinese Minister Wu Xi of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, “The New Type of Great Power Relations: China and American Look Back to See the Future,” George Mason University‘s National Security and Foreign Policy Speaker Series, April 4, 2014. In Beijing Language and Culture University, April 21, 2014.

American Vision, Chinese Mission, and the Lake Woebegone, University of Minnesota China Center (co-sponsored by the Minnesota International Center, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the College of Liberal Arts), March 27, 2014.

Peaceful War, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, December 3, 2013.

Sino-China Relations: Peaceful War or Trade-for-Peace, Jingnan University School of Business, Wuxi, China, November 28, 2013.

Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order, Peking University, Beijing, China, November 17, 2013.

China’s Buddhist Diplomacy in Sri Lanka: Geopolitics and Geo-economics in the Indian Ocean and “CIA,” Beijing Foreign Studies University, November 14, 2013.

US Scholar Mendis Lectured on the 7th Academic Forum, Beijing Administrative College, November 12, 2013.

Mendis Authors New Book, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, November 15, 2013.

Celebrated U Alum Dr. Patrick Mendis Meets with Fellow Alumni in Beijing, University of Minnesota-Beijing, China, November 9, 2013.

China’s Buddhist Diplomacy and Peaceful Rise: Sri Lanka and “CIA,” Tsinghua University, November 7, 2013.

The Chinese Dream and the American Destiny: Does the Constitutionalism Matter, The Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, October 28, 2013.

South Asian Diaspora, National University of Singapore, Singapore, October 25, 2103.

New Book Suggests Modern China Models the ‘American Dream,’ George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, October 18, 2013.

Mendis Selected as Alumnus of Distinction by U of M, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 10, 2013.

Sino-American Dreams Stem from Trade, Global Times, April 21, 2013.

The Pacific Drama: A Peaceful War between the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny, Wuhan University, China, April 2, 2013.

Public Lecture on “The Pacific Drama” at the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, March 29, 2013.

Guest Lecture on “The Pacific Drama” at the National Institute of International Strategy of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, March 28, 2013.

The Pacific Drama: A Peaceful War between the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny, Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, China, March 26, 2013.

The Pacific Drama: A Peaceful War between the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny, China Foreign Affairs University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 22, 2013.

Lecture of American Professor Patrick Mendis: A Peaceful War between the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny, Guangdong Research Institute for International Strategies, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, March 15, 2013.

The Future of US-China Relations Under Obama 2, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, March 14, 2013.

Edward A. Burdick Legislative Award, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, August 5, 2012.

One-to-one: Honoring Legendary Public Servant Edward Burdick, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, March 12, 2012.

Voices: Patrick Mendis, a Scholar and a Diplomat, University of Minnesota Alumni, July-August, 2001.