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LI Mingjiang
     

Education:

Boston University     2001-06

Ph.D. in Political Science

Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University    1997-98

Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China

Foreign Affairs University, China       1996-99

M.A. in International Relations

Foreign Affairs University, China    1992-96

B.A., English and Diplomacy

 

Experience

  1. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU 2012-Present

Associate Professor

  1. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU 2006-2012

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught: Cold War History and International Politics, Chinese Foreign and Security Policy, Comparative Politics in Asia, and Society, State, and Politics in China

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), NTU      2007-Present

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught: Chinese Foreign Policy; International Relations and Security Issues in Asia

Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, NTU  2009-2012

Adjunct Faculty

Seminar Taught: International Relations and Chinese Foreign Policy

Tufts University, Medford, MA        2005

Visiting Scholar and Lecturer. Taught Comparative Revolutions and Chinese Politics, both Upper-level Undergraduate Courses of about 30 Students

Suffolk University, Boston, MA        2005

Adjunct Faculty. Taught the Politics of China for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Boston University, Boston, MA     Summer School, 2002,03&04

Lecturer. Taught Chinese Politics

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, China                             1999-2001

Diplomatic Correspondent; Covered News about Chinese Politics and Foreign Affairs      

 

Research Interests:

Asia-Pacific Security

Chinese Foreign Policy

East Asian international relations

The Rise of China and Its International Implications

 

Publications

 

Books:

 

China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia (New York: Routledge, December 2017) (co-editor)

 

中国的大周边关系: 和平发展VS战略对冲 [China’s Grand Neighborhood Relations: Peaceful Development vs. Strategic Hedging] (World Scientific, 2017) (co-editor)

 

China’s Economic Statecraft: Cooperation, Cooptation, and Coercion (editor, World Scientific Press, 2017)

 

New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific (lead editor, Routledge, 2014)

 

Chinese Power and Asian Security (lead editor, Routledge, 2014)

 

Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split: Ideological Dilemma (Routledge, 2012)

 

China Joins Global Governance: Cooperation and Contentions (editor, Lexington-Roman & Littlefield, 2012)

 

China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Problems, Progress, and Prospect (lead editor, World Scientific, 2011)

 

China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order (lead editor, Lexington-Roman & Littlefield, 2011)

 

Soft Power: China’s Emerging Strategy in International Politics (editor, Lexington-Roman & Littlefield, 2009)

 

Living with China (co-editor) (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009)

 

China and the Changing Strategic Dynamics in Asia (editor, Routledge, 2009)

 

China and Non-traditional Security in Asia (editor, Routledge, 2009)

 

China and Asian Regional Multilateralism (editor, Routledge, 2009)

 

East Asia Responds to a Rising China (editor, Routledge, 2009)

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

“A process-based framework to examine China’s approach to transboundary water management,” The International Journal of Water Resources Development 34:5 (2018), 705-731, DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2018.1476225 (co-author with Hongzhou Zhang)

 

“China’s Revisionist Aspirations in Southeast Asia and the Curse of the South China Sea Disputes,” China: an International Journal, Volume 15 Number 1 (February 2017): 187 – 213 (co-author)

 

“A China in Transition: The Rhetoric and Substance of Chinese Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping,” Asian Security Issue 2, Vol. 13, (2017), pp. 84-97 (co-author)

 

“China and Regional and Global Security,” Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press, August 2016 (www.oxfordbibliographies.com) (co-author with Kheng Swe Lim)

 

“Comparing China's Claims and Policies in the East and South China Seas: Implications for Regional Security,” Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol 3 Issue 2, 2016 pp.1–22 (co-author)

 

“From Look-West to Act-West: Xinjiang’s role in China–Central Asian relations,” Journal of Contemporary China Vol. 25 Issue 100, Jul2016, pp. 515-528

 

“New Chinese Leadership, New Policy in the South China Sea Dispute?” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Volume 20 Number 1 (2015):35–50. (co-author)

 

“The People’s Liberation Army and China’s Smart Power Quandary in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Strategic Studies, 38:3 (2015), 359-382

 

“Local Liberalism: China’s Provincial Approaches to Relations with Southeast Asia,” Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 23, issue 86, 2014, pp.275-293.

 

“Ideological Dilemma: Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1962-1963,” Cold War History, Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2011, pp.387-420.

 

“Rising from Within: China’s Search for a Multilateral World and Its Implications for Sino-US Relations,” Global Governance, Vol. 17, No. 3, July-Sept. 2011, pp.331-352.

 

“China and Maritime Cooperation in East Asia: Recent Developments and Future Prospects,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 19, No 64, March 2010, pp. 291-310.

 

“Reconciling Assertiveness and Cooperation?  China’s Changing Approach to the South China Sea Dispute,” Security Challenges, vol. 6, no.2, (Winter 2010), pp.49-68.

 

“Domestic Sources of China’s Soft Power Approach,” China Security, Issue No. 14, Vol. 5 No. 2 Spring 2009.

 

“China-EU Relations: Strategic Partnership at a Crossroads,” China: An International Journal, volume 7, no. 2, (September 2009), pp. 227-254.

 

“China Debates Soft Power,” Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol. 2, No. 2, winter 2008.

 

“Soft Power and the Chinese Approach,” China Security, Vol. 4, No. 3 Summer 2008.

 

Other Journal Articles:

 

“Introduction to the Special Issue: New Trends in Chinese Foreign Policy,” Asian Security, Issue 2, Vol. 13, 2017, pp.81-83 (co-author)

 

“Singapore’s role in the OBOR initiative: support, participation, and coordination,” Southeast Asian Affairs (Nanyang wenti yanjiu), No. 4, 2016, pp.43-52

 

“The Two Political Meetings Discussing the Belt and Road Initiative: Can Regional States’ Concerns Be Mitigated?” Longus Review, no. 2 (May 2015), pp. 22-28) (in Chinese)

 

“Hard Power, Soft Power, and Smart Power: An Examination of China-ASEAN Relations,” Asia-Pacific Security and Maritime Studies, no. 1, 2015, pp.28-38 (in Chinese)

 

“Hunting for Food: A New Driving Force in Chinese Foreign Policy,” Harvard Asia Quarterly 16.1 (2014), pp.46-59 (co-author)

 

“China’s International Strategic Shifts and the Impacts on Southeast Asia,” World and China Affairs, No. 1 (Spring, 2014), pp. 65-82 (in Chinese)

 

“Managing Security in the South China Sea: From DOC to COC,” Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, Issue 15 (March 2014).

 

“Sino-Indian border disputes,” ISPI Analysis, No. 181, pp. 1-9, June 2013 (co-author with Zhang Hongzhou)

 

“Singapore’s South China Sea Policy,” Southeast Asian Studies (Chinese) (co-author with Zhang Hongzhou) No. 6, 2011.

 

“China Searching for a Multilateral World: Desires and Dilemmas,” (co-author) The International Spectator, vol.45, issue.4, 2010.

 

“Cooperation for Competition: China’s Approach to Regional Security in East Asia,” Panorama (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung), 02/2009, pp. 121-134

 

“Pan-Tonkin Gulf Economic Cooperation and Regional Security: Focusing on the South China Sea,” Dongnanya Zongheng [All-round Southeast Asia] (Chinese), No. 1, 2008.

 

“China’s Domestic Politics and Its African Policy,” African Security Review, Vol. 17, No.1, 2008.

 

“China’s Proactive Engagement and the New Asia,” Indian Ocean Survey, Volume 3 No. 1 & 2, Jan-Dec. 2007.

 

 

Book Chapters:

“The Indispensable Partner: Russia in China’s Grand Strategy,” in Sino-Russian Relations in the 21st Century, edited by Jo Inge Kekkevold and Bobo Lo (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) (co-author with Angela Poh)

 

“The thirsty China and its transboundary waters,” in China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia (New York: Routledge, December 2017) (co-author)

 

“US-China Strategic Rivalry,” in Andrew T.H. Tan, ed., Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2016), pp.159-179

 

“Central-Local Interactions in Foreign Affairs,” in John A. Donaldson, ed., Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China (Routledge, 2016), pp.209-228

 

“China-EU Relations: Rivalry Impedes Strategic Partnership,” in Jianwei Wang and Weiqing Song, eds., China, the European Union, and the International Politics of Global Governance (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp.13-28

 

“Xi Jinping and the Challenges to Chinese Security,” in Robert S. Ross and Jo Inge Bekkevold, eds., China in the Era of Xi Jinping (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2016), pp.233-264 (co-author)

 

“China Debates the South China Sea Disputes,” in Ian Storey and Lin Cheng-yi, eds., The South China Sea Dispute: Navigating Diplomatic and Strategic Tensions (Singapore: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Instittue, 2016), pp.47-73

 

“China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative: the Convergence of Strategic Interests and Domestic Imperatives,” in Vijay Sakhuja and Jane Chan, eds., China’s Maritime Silk Road and Asia (Delhi, Vij Books India Pvt Ltd, 2016)

 

“China’s Changing Responses to US Regional Policy in Asia Pacific,” in Yoichiro Sato and Tan See Seng, eds., United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives from Asia (Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2015). (co-author)

 

“The South China Sea Disputes and their Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region,” in Institute for Strategic Studies (NDU, China), ed., International Strategic Relations and China’s National Security (volume 1) (Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2015) (co-author)

 

“China’s fluid assertiveness in the South China Sea dispute,” in Andrew T.H. Tan, ed., Security and Conflict in East Asia (London and New York: Routledge, 2015) (co-author)

 

“Going Assertive? Chinese foreign policy under the new leadership,” in Zheng Yongnian and Lance L.P. Gore, eds., China Entering the Xi Jinping Era (Routledge, 2015, second author)

 

“From DOC to COC: Managing Stability in the South China Sea,” in A Collection of Papers of the International Symposium on Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region (China Institute for International Strategic Studies, 2014)

 

“The South China Sea: Possible Pathways to Cooperation,” in Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou, eds., Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation (Ashgate: 2014)

 

“New Security Challenges for China in East Asia,” in Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia Pacific: To Overcome the Gap of Security Outlooks, the National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan, October 2014

 

“US Policy in the South China Sea Issue in 2012”, in Liu Fuguo and Wu Shicun, eds., Assessments of the South China Sea Region in 2012 (Center of International Studies, National Cheng-chi University, Taiwan, January 2014)

 

“The Changing Contexts of China’s Policy on the South China Sea Dispute,” in Pavin Chachavalpongpun, ed., Entering Unchartered Waters? ASEAN and the South China Sea (Singapore, ISEAS Publishing, 2014)

 

“Singapore’s South China Sea Policy: Implications for Freedom and Safety of Navigation,” in Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou, eds., Securing the Safety of Navigation in East Asia (Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2013), pp. 171-190 (co-author with Zhang Hongzhou)

 

“China’s Provincial Initiatives in Sino-Southeast Asian Relations,” in Zheng Yongnian and Lin Wenxun, eds., Chinese Frontiers’ Governance and Development in the 21st Century (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2013), pp.278-296 (in Chinese)

 

“The Current Situation and Future Trend of the South China Sea Dispute,” in Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University, PLA, ed., International Strategic Situation and China’s National Security 2011/2012 (Beijing: Current Affairs Press, 2012)

 

“International Status: China’s Pursuit of a Comprehensive Superpower Status,” in Emilian Kavalski, ed., Ashgate Research Companion on Chinese Foreign Policy (Ashgate, 2012)

 

“The South China Sea Issue and Its Future Trend,” in Tang Yongsheng and Qi Dapeng, eds., International Strategic Situation and China’s National Security (Current Events Press, 2012) (in Chinese)

 

“China’s Pessoptimist Views on and Pragmatic Involvement in East Asian Regionalism,” in Narayanan Ganesan and Colin Durkop, eds., East Asian Regionalism (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2011) (co-author)

 

“China’s Provincial Approaches to ASEAN,” in Lam Peng Er and Colin Duerkop, eds., Rethinking Diplomacy: New Approaches and Domestic Challenges in East Asia and the European Union (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2011)

 

“Introduction,” in Li Mingjiang and Kwa Chong Guan, eds., China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Problems, Progress, and Prospect (Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2011)

 

“Introduction,” in Li Mingjiang and Lee Dongmin, eds., China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order (Lexington-Roman & Littlefield, 2011)

 

“China’s Accommodative Diplomacy towards East Asia,” in Lam Peng Er, Narayanan Ganesan, and Colin Durkop, eds., East Asia’s Relations with a Rising China (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2010)

 

“Chinese Domestic Politics and International Strategy in East Asia,” in Daniel Flemes, ed., Regional Leadership in the Global System (Ashgate, 2010)

 

“China participates in East Asian maritime cooperation: growing activism and strategic concerns,” in Joshua Ho and Sam Bateman, eds., Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power (Routledge, 2010)

 

“Cooperation for Competition: China’s Strategic Response to US Supremacy in East Asia,” in Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo, eds., Thirty Years of China-U.S. Relations: Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues (Lexington-Roman & Littlefield, 2010) (co-author)

 

“Explaining China’s Regional Strategy,” in Tang Shiping, et al, eds., Living with China (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009)

 

“Sino-Indian Energy Politics,” in Marie Lall, ed., Energy Politics in South Asia (ISEAS Publications, 2009)

 

“China’s South China Sea Dilemma:  Balancing Sovereignty, Development, and Security,” in Sam Bateman and Ralf Emmers, eds., Security and International Politics in the South China Sea (Routledge, 2009)

 

“Soft Power: Nurture not Nature,” in Li Mingjiang, ed., Soft Power: China’s Emerging Strategy in International Politics (Lextington-Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)

 

“Soft Power in Chinese Discourse: Popularity and Prospect,” in Li Mingjiang, ed., Soft Power: China’s Emerging Strategy in International Politics (Lextington-Rowman & Littlefield, 2009)

 

“China Defends its Core Interests in a Unipolar World,” in Edward A. Kolodziej and Roger E. Kanet, eds., From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Restoring World Order after the Failure of the Bush Doctrine (University of Georgia Press, 2008)

 

“Pan-Beibu Gulf Cooperation: Potential for Peace in the South China Sea,” in Do Tien Sam, ed., ASEAN-China Cooperation in the New Context (Hanoi: Encyclopedia Publishing House, 2008)

 

“Sino-EU Relations: Strategic Partnership at a Crossroads,” in Roger Kanet, ed., The United States and Europe in a Changing World Order (Republic of Letters, 2009)

 

“China and Functional Cooperation in East Asia: Possibilities and Limitations,” in See Seng Tan, ed., Collaboration under Anarchy: Functional Regionalism and the Security of East Asia, RSIS Monograph No. 15, 2009.

 

“The Security Dimension of Climate Change,” in Yang Razali Kassim, ed., Strategic Currents: Emerging Trends in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009) (co-author)

 

“China’s participation in Asian multilateralism: pragmatism prevails,” in Ron Huisken, ed., Rising China: Power and Reassurance (Australian National University Press, 2009)

 

“The Rural-Urban Divide in China’s Social Security and Its Political Explanations,” in Lei Guang, et al, eds., The State of Rural China: Peasants, Agriculture, and the Rural Society in Reform Era (Hong Kong: Tide Time Publishing Ltd, 2006)

 

Op-eds/Commentary:

 

“China’s rise and role in the Asia Pacific,” Straits Times, 1 June 2017 (reprint in Lianhe Zaobao, 1 June 2017) (co-author with Irene Chan)

 

“正确看待新中关系” (understand Singapore-China relations correctly), lianhe zaobao, 27 Feb 2017 (co-author with Angela Poh)

 

“The South China Sea Arbitration: Turning Point in Chinese Foreign Policy,” RSIS Commentary, No. 205, 12 August 2016

 

“OBOR: The Convergence of Economic and Strategic Interests,” ASEANFocus, ISSUE 3/2016 | JUNE/JULY 2016, pp.6-7

 

“Possible Consequences of the Philippines’ South China Sea Arbitration Case,” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS, December 17, 2015

 

“China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: New Round of Opening Up?”, RSIS Commentary,

No. 050 – 11 March 2015

 

“From Cooperation for Competition to Non-confrontational Assertiveness: China’s Strategic Rivalry with the United States in Southeast Asia,” Journal of Defense Management, Volume 4, Issue 2 (2014). doi:10.4172/2167-0374.1000122

 

“What China Gained and Lost in the Ukraine Crisis,” Today, 6 June, 2014 (co-author)

 

“Sino-Japanese Contentions Not Beneficial to ASEAN,” Fortune Times, March/April, 2014 (in Chinese)

 

“Restructuring China's Maritime Law Enforcement: Impact on Regional Security,” RSIS Commentary, No. 050/2013, 1 April 2013 (co-author with Zhang Hongzhou)

 

“China’s non-confrontational assertiveness in the South China Sea,” East Asia Forum (online), June 14th, 2012 (http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/06/14/china-s-non-confrontational-assertiveness-in-the-south-china-sea/)

 

“The South China Sea Dispute: Cooperation or Conflict?” Journal of Defense Management, Vol. 2, Issue 2, March 2012.

 

“China’s Rising Maritime Aspirations: Impact on Beijing’s Good-Neighbour Policy,” RSIS Commentary, No. 053/2012 dated 28 March 2012

 

“China’s Non-Confrontational Assertiveness in the South China Sea,” Freeman Report, CSIS, July-August, 2011

 

“Non-Confrontational Assertiveness: China’s New Security Posture” RSIS Commentaries No. 80, May 2011

 

“South China Sea: Emerging China-Taiwan Cooperation,” RSIS Commentary, 19 April 2010.

 

“Beibu Bay: a Good Eco-City Prospect,” Straits Times, 5 January 2009 (co-author with Gu Xiaosong)

 

“China’s Gulf of Aden Expedition: Stepping Stone to East Asia?” RSIS Commentary, 9 January 2009.

 

“China’s Gulf of Aden Expedition and Maritime Cooperation in East Asia,” China Brief, Volume IX, Issue 1, January 12, 2009.

 

“Collaboration part of charm offensive,” Straits Times, May 4, 2009 (co-author)

 

“Malaysian media report calls for ‘Spratly Group’,” Global Times, 3 July 2009

 

“The wishful thinking of a ‘Spratly Group’,” Lianhe Zaobao, 6 July 2009

 

“Anti-China ‘Spratly Group’ not Likely,” Straits Times, 14 July 2009

 

“Xinjiang Unrest: Catalyst for New Grand Vision for China?” RSIS Commentary, 21 July, 2009

 

“What is a Normal Japan? Implications for Sino-Japanese Relations,” (co-author) China Brief, August 1, 2008 - Volume VIII, Issue 16.

 

“Pan-Tonkin Gulf Cooperation: De-securitising the South China Sea?” RSIS Commentary, 10 January 2008

 

“Taiwan Strait Relations: How Far Can It Go?” RSIS Commentary, 31 March 2008. (reprinted in Straits Times, “Chilling factors against thaw,” April 5, 2008)

 

“China’s Soft Power: Stuck in Transition,” RSIS Commentary, 5 May, 2008

 

“China’s Growing Military Transparency: the Domestic Factor,” RSIS Commentary, 17 June, 2008 (reprinted in Straits Times, “What's behind greater openness?” June 24, 2008.

 

“Nanning-Singapore Corridor: a New Vision in China-ASEAN Cooperation,” (co-author), RSIS Commentary, 24 October 2008.

 

“Sino-EU Strategic Partnership at a Crossroads,” Straits Times, 23 December 2008.

 

“Premier Wen’s Japan Visit: China’s “New Thinking” at Work?” RSIS Commentary, 18 April 2007 (reprinted by The Straits Times)

 

“The 17th CCP Congress: The Issue of Succession,” RSIS Commentary, 11 April 2007. (reprinted by The Straits Times)

 

“China Warms Up for Battle on Global Warming,” RSIS Commentary, 11 June 2007 (co-author).

 

“Climate Change: ASEAN Plus 3’s New Concern,” RSIS Commentary, 8 August 2007 (co-author)

 

“PLA’s New Military Revolution: Developing Talent,” RSIS Commentary, 17 August 2007

 

“The 17th CPC Congress: The Transition that the World Missed,” RSIS Commentary, 31 October 2007

 

“Koizumi’s Shrine Visit Fulfills Pledge, Complicates East Asian Relations,” IDSS Commentary, 87/2006 (reprinted by The Straits Times, “Yasukuni the hurdle to get over,” August 28, 2006)

 

“Not an anti-West conspiracy,” The Straits Times, November 13, 2006.

 

RSIS Working Papers

 

“Chinese Debates of South China Sea Policy: Implications for Future Developments,” RSIS Working Paper, no. 239, 17 May 2012

 

“Rising from Within: China’s Search for a Multilateral World and Its Implications for Sino-US Relations,” RSIS Working Paper, No. 225, March 25, 2011.

 

“Beibu Gulf: Emerging Sub-regional Integration between China and ASEAN,” RSIS Working Paper, No 168, January 2009 (co-author with Gu Xiaosong)

 

“Security in the South China Sea: China’s Balancing Act and New Regional Dynamics,” RSIS Working Paper, No. 149, 11 February, 2008.

 

“Soft Power in Chinese Discourse: Parameter and Prospect,” RSIS Working Paper, No. 165, 1 September 2008.

 

“China and Asian Regionalism: Pragmatism Hinders Leadership,” RSIS Working Paper, No 179, May 2009

 

“China’s Proactive Engagement in Asia: Economics, Politics and Interactions,” RSIS Working Paper, No. 134, 30 July, 2007

 

Book Reviews:

 

Sheng Ding, The Dragon’s Hidden Wings: How China Rises with Its Soft Power (Lanham (MD): Lexington Books, 2008), in Pacific Affairs, Volume 83, No.2, Summer 2010

 

James K. Chin &  Nicholas Thomas, eds., China and ASEAN: Changing political and strategic tie (Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong, 2005), in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies , Volume 40 , Special Issue 03 , Oct 2009 , pp 647-648

 

David A. Kelly, Ramkishen S. Rajan, and Gillian H. L. Goh, eds., Managing Globalization: Lessons from China and India (Singapore: World Scientific Publishing co. Pte. Ltd. 2006), in Indian Ocean Survey, Volume 2 Number 2, July-December 2007.

 

Ma Jisen, The Cultural Revolution in the Foreign Ministry of China, in The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 64:3, August, 2005

 

Conference Presentations:

 

 

“Local Governments in Chinese Foreign Relations: the Case of Guangxi,” presented at ISA Annual Convention, Atlanta, US, 16 March 2016

 

“The 21st Maritime Silk Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges for Southeast Asia,” presented at the First Silk Road Dialogue, organized by Fudan University, China Center for Contemporary World Studies, and Shenzhen Municipal Government, Shenzhen, 23 Feb 2016

 

“China-ASEAN Cooperation: Lessons for Trans-Himalayan Cooperation,” presented at conference on trans-Himalayan cooperation, organized by Sichuan University, 15 December 2015

 

“Consequences of the Philippines’ Arbitration for the South China Sea Disputes,” presented at conference on the Philippines South China Sea arbitration, organized by Wuhan University, 5-6 December 2015

 

“Opportunities and Challenges for the Maritime Silk Road Initiative in Southeast Asia,” presented at conference on China-ASEAN Cooperation for the Implementation of the Maritime Silk Road Initiative, organized by Fudan University, 28 November 2015

 

“Key Issues in China-Southeast Asian Relations in Maritime Security,” presented at conference on the South China Sea, organized by Hainan University, 20-21 November 2015

 

“New Developments in China’s Regional Maritime Security Policy,” presented at workshop Assessing the Future Maritime Environment in Asia, organized by the Maritime Security Programme at RSIS in Singapore, 12 November 2015.

 

“New Trends in China-ASEAN Relations,” presented at South China Sea Dialogue, organized by ISEAS (Singapore) and the Coordinating Center for Innovative Research on the South China Sea, Nanjing University, 6 November 2015

 

“Think Tanks’ Role in One Belt & One Road Initiative,” presented at the Second Belt & Road Initiative Forum, organized by the Development Research Council of China’s State Council in Madrid, Spain, 28-29 October 2015

 

“China’s Counter-Hedging Strategy and Sino-US Relations,” presented at RSIS-Brookings Forum on Asia-Pacific Security, 19 October 2015

 

“Southeast Asian Countries’ Responses to the Maritime Silk Road Initiative,” presented at conference on the One Belt & One Road Initiative, organized by Shandong University, 17-18 October 2015

 

“China-ASEAN Connectivity under the Maritime Silk Road,” presented at Southwest Forum, organized by Yunnan University, 12-13 October 2015

 

“ASEAN’s Role in Security Management in the South China Sea,” presented at an International Symposium on Shared Security: World Peace and Global Governance, University of International Relations (Beijing), 4-5 July 2015

 

“China’s Maritime Security Policy in the New Era,” presented at conference Maritime Governance in 21st Century Asia: Perspectives from Taiwan on Maritime Law and Regional Security, National Chengchi University (Taiwan), 25-26 June 2015

 

“From Look West to Act West: Xinjiang’s Role in China-Central Asian Relations,” presented at conference on China’s relations with neighboring countries, China Foreign Affairs University, 30-31 May

 

“China’s Soft Power and Sino-EU Relations,” presented at conference on China-EU relations at University of Turino (Italy), 11 May 2015

 

“Provincial Governments’ Role in Chinese Foreign Relations,” presented at workshop on central-local relations in China at Singapore Management University, 8 May 2015

 

“Southeast Asian Countries’ Responses to the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative,” presented at conference “21st Century Maritime Silk Road and Strategic Interactions within the Asian Community,” China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, 11 April, 2015.

 

“China’s ‘One Belt and One Road’ Initiative,” presented at RSIS-NMF joint seminar on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, New Delhi, 9 April 2015

 

Discussant at conference “the future of the sea in East Asia,” organized by CSIS, Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 February 2015

 

“China’s Soft Power and Its Implications for East Asia,” policy briefing for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, 2 February 2015, Bangkok.

 

“Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping,” presentation made at RSIS CENS-BESA joint seminar, 21 January 2015

 

“Status Quo in East Asian Maritime Disputes and Its Implications for Sino-US Relations,” presented at Workshop “A New Type of Maritime Security in East Asia: Harmonizing Chinese and American Visions of Order at Sea,” co-organized by Peking University, Cornell University, and China National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, 4-5 December, 2014

 

“Challenges for the Chinese ‘Road and Belt’ Initiatives,” presented at the 5th Southwest Forum co-organized by Yunnan University, 29-30 November 2014

 

“New Developments in Regional Security,” presented at Regional Strategic Lecture, hosted by the Institute of Defence & Strategic Studies of Brunei Ministry of Defence, 25 November 2014

 

“Observing the Status Quo: a Precondition for Effective Security Management in the South China Sea,” presented at the Beijing Forum 2014, 7-9 November 2014

 

“The PLA and China’s Smart Power Quandary in Southeast Asia,” presented at conference “Malaysia, China, and Asia-Pacific in the Twenty-First Century,” organized by the Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya, 29-30 October 2014

 

“The PLA’s role in China’s maritime security policy,” presented at the 6th Annual China Seminar, organized by the Netherlands Defence Intelligence & Security Service, Amsterdam, 2-3 October 2014

 

“Russia in China’s International Strategy,” presented at conference on New Perspectives on Sino-Russian Relations, organized by the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, 22-23 September 2014

 

“China’s Hamstrung Smart Power in Southeast Asia,” presented at conference on China in World Politics: Is China a Status Quo Power?, organized by East Asian Institute, Singapore 25-26 September 2014 (co-author)

 

“China’s South China Sea policy,” for members of Seoul Forum, Seoul, 15 September 2014

 

“China’s Maritime Strategy and Policy,” 3rd RSIS-Centre of Naval Analyses Conference, NTU, 27-28 August 2014.

 

“China-EU Relations: a Realist Perspective,” presented at Conference “China, the European Union, and International Politics of Global Governance,” organized by the University of Macao, 20-21 June, 2014.

 

“China and Regional Security in Southeast Asia,” presented at conference “Asia's Perception of and Adaptation to China's Rise,” co-organized by the East Asian Institute (EAI),

National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Asia Centre, France, 2 June, 2014 at Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

“China’s New Regional Policy in Southeast Asia,” presented at a seminar organized by the Malaysian Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Malaysia-China Diplomatic Relations, Kuala Lumpur, 20 May 2014

 

“New Trends in China’s Regional Security Policy,” presented at the U.S. Pacific Command 27th Annual International Military Operations and Law Conference (MILOPS), 27 April-1 May, 2014 in Manila, Philippines.

 

Participated in panel “managing security in the South China Sea” at the Bao’ao Forum, 8-11 April, 2014, Hainan, China

 

“China’s New Security Policy in East Asia,” presented at NIDS Annual Symposium on Security, organized the Japan National Institute for Defense Studies, 12-13 November 2013, in Tokyo.

 

“Xinjiang, Central Asia, and China’s Look West Strategy,” presented at conference on China’s Regional Policy in Asia: an Omnidirectional Assessment, organized by RSIS, 9-10 December 2013, Singapore

 

“China’s Pursuit of Superpower Status and Implications for Chinese Foreign Policy,” presented at conference on Shifting Identities: Individuals, Society and the State in Contemporary China, 4-5 December 2013, organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore

 

“Whose Maritime Boundary and Energy Resources?” presented at seminar on Maritime Energy Security: the East Mediterranean Basin and the South China Sea, organized by the National Defense University, USA, 18 September 2013, in Washington DC.

 

“China’s Policy in the South China Sea Disputes,” presented at conference on Economics in Command: Regional Security, Politics, and Power Realignment in Asia,” organized by the Institute of National Policy Research, 26-27 August 2013, in Taipei.

 

“South China Sea and US-China Military Maritime Consultative Arrangements,” presented at conference on Maritime Confidence Building Measures in the South China Sea, organized by the Australian Strategic Policy Studies, 12-13 August 2013, in Sydney.

 

“China’s New Silk Road Initiative,” presented at conference on China-Central Asian Relations organized by Xinjiang Academy of Social Sciences, 11-12 July 2013, in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

 

“Recent Developments in the South China Sea Disputes,” presented at workshop on South China Sea Disputes organized by the China National Institute for South China Sea Studies, 9 July 2013, in Beijing.

 

“China’s Regional Strategy in the Asia-Pacific,” presented at symposium organized by the Brunei Command and Staff College, 28-29 April 2013.

 

“China’s Provincial Approaches to Relations with Southeast Asia,” presented at International Studies Association annual conference, 5 April 2013 in San Francisco.

 

“Soft Power and China’s Higher Education”, presented at conference on “Global Global”, organized by the British Council, 4-6 March, 2013, in Dubai

 

“The Ripple Effects of the Arab Spring on China,” presented at conference on China & EU Cooperation: Energy, Security and Economic Trends from the Mediterranean Basin across Eurasia, hosted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, November, 2012, in Shanghai.

 

“You kick me once; I’ll kick you twice: China’s new South China Sea policy and its domestic politics,” presented at conference on the South China Sea organized by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, November, 2012.

 

“Why Southeast Asia has not become China’s strategic backyard?” presented at conference on Southeast Asia-China relations, co-organized by RSIS and Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, in Singapore, November, 2012.

 

“China’s Domestic Politics and Its Smart Power in Southeast Asia,” presented at conference on smart power organized by SAFTI, Singapore, October, 2012.

 

“The Domestic Context of China’s South China Sea Policy,” presented at the annual conference of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, San Francisco, September, 2012.

 

“The GMS Cooperation and the Strategic Dynamics in East Asia,” presented at the 3rd Southwest Forum, organized by Yunnan University, Kunming, September, 2012.

 

The Impact of Policy Practice on China’s South China Sea Claim,” presented at conference on China’s Maritime Interests and the Peace and Stability in the South China Sea, organized by the School of International Studies, Peking University and the Cornell University China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program, in Shandong in July 2012.

 

“Cooperation for Competition: China’s Strategic Response to US Pivot to Asia,” presented at conference on China’s External Strategy Development: Concept, Trends and Implications, organized by the Institute of International Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, in Shanghai in June 2012.

 

“China’s Domestic Debate on South China Sea Policy,” presented at conference on China’s Far Seas Operation, organized by the US Naval War College, in New Port in May 2012.

 

“The DOC Implementation Process: Shortcomings and Implications,” presented at conference on the South China Sea, organized by the Indian Center for Asian Strategic Studies and Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 2012.

 

“Local Liberalism: China’s Provincial Approach to ASEAN,” presented at conference on the domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy, organized by RSIS, March 2012, in Singapore

 

“China’s Policy towards Global Multilateralism,” presented at conference on China’s evolving international strategies, organized by the Lingnan University, Hong Kong, February, 2012.

 

“The Chinese Perspective on the South China Sea Dispute,” presented at conference on the South China Sea Dispute: Political and Security Implications for the Region’s Future, organized by Academia Sinica and East-West Center, in Taipei, January 12-13, 2012.

 

“China’s Soft Power Strategy in East Asia,” presented at conference on China's grand strategy and diplomatic transformation organized by University of Macau, February 2012.

 

“Sino-Japanese Relations: Hot Economics, Cold Politics?” presented at conference on Japan’s response to the new strategic environment in East Asia, organized by EAI, Singapore, February 2011.

 

“The Changing Contexts of China’s Policy on the South China Sea Dispute,” presented at conference on ASEAN and the South China Sea, organized by ISEAS, Singapore, March 2011.

 

“Achievements and Limitations of China’s Soft Power in East Asia,” presented at AAS annual conference in Honolulu, US, April 2011.

 

“China’s Changing Policy Contexts in the South China Sea Dispute,” presented at conference on the South China Sea, organized by the Habibie Center at Jakarta, Indonesia, May 2011

 

“China and Maritime Security in the South China Sea,” presented at conference on East Asian Maritime Security in Shanghai, organized by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, June 2011.

 

“China’s Claim in the South China Sea,” presented at conference on the South China Sea in Manila, organized by the Institute of Diplomatic Service of the Philippines and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, July 2011.

 

“Rising from Within: China’s Search for a Multilateral World and Its Impact on Sino-US Relations,” presented at 2nd East Asian Cooperation Forum, organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, July 2011.

 

“Local Liberalism: China’s Provincial Approaches to ASEAN,” presented at 2nd Southwest Forum, organized by Yunnan University, China, September 2011

 

“China-ASEAN Relations in the New Era,” presented at 4th China-ASEAN Think Thanks Strategic Forum, Nanning, China, October 2011

 

“Singapore’s Policy in the South China Sea: Implications for Freedom of Navigation,” presented at conference “Cooperation for the Safety of Navigation in East Asia: Legal Arrangements and Political Implications,” organized by the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Hainan, China, November 2011

 

“China Debates South China Sea Policy,” presented at RSIS-CNA joint conference on maritime security in Indo-Pacific, November 2011

 

“China’s Cooperation for Competition Strategy in East Asia: How Effective and How Sustainable?” presented at RSIS-APU conference “Engaging the United States: Asia-Pacific Responses,” November 2011.

 

“Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: Is Clarity in Claims Necessary?” presented at 1.5 track conference on freedom and safety of navigation in the South China Sea, organized by the Chinese National Institute for South China Sea Studies, December, 2011.

 

“The South China Sea: Possible Pathways to Cooperation,” presented at conference on “The South China Sea: Dealing with Non-traditional Security Issues” organized by the China National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, Haikou, China, May 2010.

 

“China and Maritime Cooperation in East Asia: From Participation to Leadership?” presented at the 1st Asia Research Forum, organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, May 2010.

 

“Cooperation for Competition: China’s Strategic Approach to East Asian Security,” presented at conference on “The US and the New Asia” organized by Centre for American Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, June 2010.

 

“China’s soft power approach to East Asia: what has Beijing gained?” presented at conference on “New Approaches to Diplomacy in East Asia,” organized by Japan Foundation and Konrad Foundation, Tokyo, July 2010.

 

“China’s soft power strategy in Southeast Asia: progress and constraints,” presented at conference on “China and East Asian regional order,” organized by the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, September 2010.

 

“China-ASEAN relations: new issues and new thinking,” presented at Third China-ASEAN Think Tank Strategic Forum, Nanning, October 2010.

 

“Rising from within: China’s search for a multilateral world and the implications for Sino-US relations,” presented at conference on Sino-US relations, organized by ACPSS at Harvard University, Boston, November 2010.

 

“China Views East Asian Regionalism,” presented at conference on East Asian regionalism, organized by KAS, Hiroshima, November 2010.

 

“A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of soft power,” presented at Fudan University conference on “New Areas, New Methods, and New Approaches in International Relations,” 10-11 June, 2009 in Shanghai.

 

“Ideological Dilemma: Chinese Domestic Politics and Sino-Soviet Split 1962-1963,” presented at the conference “China at 60: Beyond Revolution and Reform” organized by the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, September 7-9, 2009.

 

“The Financial Crisis and the Impact on China’s Strategic Policy in East Asia,” presented at the conference “Financial Crisis and the Soft Power of US, China, Japan, and South Korea” organized by Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the East Asia Institute of South Korea, October 22-24, 2009, Chicago.

 

“China-ASEAN Regional and Sub-regional Cooperation,” presented at China-ASEAN Think Tank Forum in Nanning, October 17-18, 2009.

 

“China’s Soft Power and Implications for the World,” presented at 8th Conference on Strategic Prospective Studies: A Prospective View on China in Paris, November 18, 2009.

 

“Functional Cooperation in the South China Sea,” presented at workshop on “South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” in Hanoi, November 26-27, 2009.

 

“Functional Cooperation in the South China Sea,” presented at the 5th LIMA International Maritime Conference at Langkawi, Malaysia, November 29-30, 2009.

 

“Soft Power in the Chinese Discourse: Parameter and Prospect,” presented at the 17th biannual conference of the Association for Asian Studies of Australia, 1-4 July, 2008, Melbourne, Australia

 

“Sino-EU Relations: Strategic Partnership at a Crossroads,” presented at the Second Global International Studies Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23-26 July, 2008.

 

“China’s Regional Strategy in East Asia,” presented at international workshop on “East Asia: Facing a Rising China” jointly organized by East Asian Institute, Singapore and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 11-12 August, 2008.

 

“China and East Asian Regionalism,” presented at conference “China: Power and Reassurance” hosted by the Strategic & Defense Studies Centre, Australian National University, 8-9 September, 2008.

 

“Chinese Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy,” presented at the first Regional Powers Network conference at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), 15-16 September, 2008.

 

“Soft Power and the Chinese Approach,” presented at conference on “Emerging Powers and the Middle East” hosted by Carnegie Endowment Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon, 24-25 October, 2008.

 

“China and Maritime Cooperation in East Asia: Recent Developments and Future Prospect,” presented at conference on “Between Rising Naval Powers: Implications for Southeast Asia of the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power,” hosted by RSIS and the Indian National Maritime Foundation, 17-19 November 08 in Singapore.

 

“Embracing Asia: China’s Strategic Choice and Implications for India,” 4th India-ASEAN International Seminar, February 12-13, 2007.

 

“The Origins of China’s Proactive Engagement in Asia,” RSIS conference “Living with China: Dynamic Interactions between Regional States and China,” March 8-9, 2007.

 

“Sino-Indian Energy Politics,” ISEAS conference “Energy Politics in South Asia,” 14 August, 2007, Singapore.

 

“Soft power or Soft Use of Power: Theory and the Chinese Approach,” RSIS conference “The Rise of China and Its Soft Power,” 18 October, 2007

 

“Pan-Tonkin Gulf Regional Economic Cooperation and Regional Security: Focusing on the South China Sea,” presented at “Pan-Tonkin Gulf Regional Cooperation under the Framework of China-ASEAN FTA,” 10-11 December, 2007, Nanning, Guangxi, China

 

Research Grants:

 

China-ASEAN Cooperation Fund, US$214,000, lead PI (competitive grant), 2018

 

NTU New Silk Road Project Research Grant, S$38,000, Received in 2013 (Principal Investigator)

 

McArthur Foundation, Research Grant on Sources of Stability and Instability in East Asian Security, US$500,000, Received as Part of RSIS Team in 2012

 

China’s Image in Southeast Asia Research Grant, CNY500,000, received in partnership with the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) in 2010 from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Competitive Grant)

 

McArthur Foundation’s Asia Security Initiative, US$2.5 million, RSIS Team Received in 2009 (participated in the deliberations of the proposal)

 

China-ASEAN Cooperation Fund, US$68,000, received in 2008 (Competitive Grant)

 

Management of Performance-based Annual Budget of about S$1 million for the China Programme at RSIS Provided by RSIS stakeholder since 2009

 

Administrative Work

 

Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Research Hub, RSIS Apr. 2015-Present

Coordinator of China Program at RSIS July 2009-Present

Oversaw Research on China, Provided Briefings for Visiting Government Officials, Invited Visiting Fellows, Organized Conferences, and Helped Promote RSIS Research and Graduate Studies in China

Coordinator of RSIS MSc. in Asian Studies Nov. 2006-2014

Designed the Curriculum, Promoted the Program Worldwide, Oversaw the Operation of the Program

Coordinator of RSIS Distinguished Speakers Program. Dec. 2006-Mar. 2007

Invited World-Known Strategic Speakers to RSIS and Singapore to Give Public Lectures and Engage with Decision-Makers

 

Other Services

 

Policy briefings for government officials of many countries including Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, UK, USA, Netherlands, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and China

 

Member of Academic Council of the Centre for Neighborhood Diplomacy Studies at Yunnan University

 

Member of Editorial Board for “Series on China’s Belt and Road Initiative” of World Scientific Press, Singapore

 

Member of Editorial Board, China-ASEAN Studies (zhongguo dongmeng yanjiu)

 

Member of Editorial Board, Asia-Pacific Security and Maritime Affairs (yatai anquan yu haiyang yanjiu)

 

Member of Editorial Board, South China Sea Review (nanhai pinglun)

 

Member of Editorial Board, East Asia Policy, a journal of East Asian Institute, NUS

 

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Defense Management

 

Member of the Reviewers’ Board of Athens Journal of Social Sciences

 

Member of Editorial Board, Asian Politics & Policy

 

Member of Editorial Board, Southeast Asian Studies (Chinese)

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Center for Advanced Studies on Contemporary China and Central Asia (University of Torino, Italy) and the Center for International Relation and Applied Political Studies (the Ablai Khan University Almaty, Kazakhstan)

 

Guest Editor of the Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 23, issue 86, 2014

 

Member of Faculty Affiliates at the Chinese Heritage Centre, NTU

 

Member of Centre for Renminbi Internationalization Studies research advisory committee, NTU

 

Member of the Editorial Advisory Group, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

 

Adjunct Faculty of the Master of Arts in Contemporary China Programme, NTU

 

Served as Reviewer for Various Leading Journals, including Pacific Review, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, the Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Journal of International Politics, China: an International Journal, East Asia Policy, Mainland China Studies (Taiwan), Issues and Studies, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Asian Politics & Policy

 

Served as Reviewer of Book Proposals and Manuscripts for Various Leading Academic Publishers, including Palgrave, Routledge, and Oxford University Press

 

Frequently Interviewed by Various Local and International Media, including Channel News Asia, Straits Times, Lianhe zaobao, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, Xinhua News Agency, Global Times, and People’s Daily