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Professor William A. Callahan 柯岚安 Bio

I am Professor of International Politics and China Studies in the Politics Department at the University of Manchester; I also co-direct the British Inter-university China Centre (BICC), an international center of excellence for teaching and research based in Oxford.

My research and teaching focus on the global politics of East Asia, including Chinese foreign policy. I am interested in the interplay between ideas and policy, and the dynamic relationship of security and identity.

Recent books include:

China: The Pessoptimist Nation (Oxford University Press, 2010), Click to download Ch. 1, Book Review

Contingent States: Greater China and Transnational Relations (Minnesota, 2004), Click to download Ch. 1

Cultural Governance and Resistance in Pacific Asia (Routledge, 2006), Click to download Ch. 1, Book Review

I have also published articles in many journals, including International Organization, Public Culture, Asian Survey, International Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Strategic Studies.

Before coming to Manchester, I taught at Durham University (1996-2005) and Rangsit University in Thailand (1993-96); visiting fellowships include being a British Academy fellow at Harvard University (2002-03), European Commission Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China (2004), Resident Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy (2006), and Resident Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC (2007-08).