CV

Curriculum Vitae

William A. Callahan

Department of Politics

University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Callahan@Manchester.ac.uk

www.WilliamACallahan.com

Tel: +44 (161) 275 4771

Fax: +44 (161) 275 4925

Citizenship: USA/UK

Current Employment

Chair Professor of International Politics, University of Manchester, 2005-present

Co-Director, British Inter-university China Centre (BICC), Oxford

Research and teaching interests

Global politics: identity and security, international relations theory, Chinese foreign policy, traditional and non-traditional security studies, East Asian IR, EU-China relations, US-China relations

Current Research Projects

Co-Director, British Inter-university China Centre (BICC), an international centre of excellence hosted at Oxford University that links the universities of Manchester, Bristol and Oxford. The £5 million grant from Britain’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) funds joint research projects, three international research conferences, 26 postgraduate studentships, and six postdoctoral fellowships. I am responsible for £1.2 million of the grant at Manchester.

Research project, New World Orders: Chinese Views of the 21st Century. In 2010-11, this project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, a major British research foundation. It focuses on the activities of a growing group of public intellectuals to see how their invocation of “The Future” constitutes a novel social movement that supports – and undermines – hegemonic national and international institutions. In particular, it examines how recent discussions of “The China Dream” are producing a discourse of “Chinese Exceptionalism” that has many of the same problems as the “American Dream/American Exceptionalism” dynamic. The goal is to explore Chinese discussions of world order and global justice to see how they are impacting global norms and institutions: the “China model” and the “Beijing Consensus” now present major challenges to human rights promotion and democratic theory.

Edited book project, China Orders the World?: Soft Power, Norms and Foreign Policy. This book addresses the issues of China’s growing ‘normative soft power’ through a detailed and nuanced analysis of Chinese ideas of world order. It examines how Chinese leaders now use a Confucian vocabulary to talk about foreign policy, and how Chinese scholars are appealing to traditional Chinese culture to promote a ‘Chinese style’ of world order. Dr. Elena Barabantseva and I are co-editing this book. It has been accepted for publication by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and will be co-published by Stanford University Press in mid-2011. The final revised manuscript was delivered in September 2010. This book informs the larger research project “New World Orders.”

Higher Education

PhD (1992) Political Science, University of Hawaii, (Committee: Michael J. Shapiro (advisor), Kathy E. Ferguson, Henry S. Kariel, Deane E. Neubauer, Steven Goldberg)

MA (1988) Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Roger T. Ames, advisor

BA, Honors (1986) East Asian Studies, McGill University, Canada

Qualifications

Special Training Session: Understanding the European Union, Center for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, August 1994

Thai language instruction, University of Hawaii, 1991-92 and AUA Language School, Bangkok, 1992

Tutorials in Classical and Modern Chinese with Professor Yang Yu-wei, Taipei, Taiwan, Fall 1990, Spring 1989, Summer 1988

Vietnamese Language Program, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, Northern Illinois University, Summer 1987

Chinese Language Certificate, Chinese Department, Peking University, 1985-86

American Government Program, Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar, April 1981

Memberships in professional bodies

American Political Science Association, 1990-present

Association for Asian Studies, 1990-present

British International Studies Association, 1996-present

International Studies Association, 1997-present

Previous Employment

Senior Lecturer, Politics Department, University of Durham, 2000-05; Lecturer, 1996-2000

Director, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Durham, 2003-05; Acting Director, 2001-02; Deputy Director, 2000-2003

Director and Lecturer, Philosophy, Politics and Economics Programme, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1993-96

Research Fellow, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 1993-1996

Lecturer, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991

Visiting Professor and Research Fellow

Visiting Professor, Renmin University of China, Beijing, Autumn 2010

Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, April-May 2009

Visiting Professor, Portland State University, Portland OR, Autumn 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2010

Resident Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 2007-08

Resident Fellow, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Italy, February-March 2006

Visiting Associate Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene, January-April 2005

European Commission Visiting Professor, Renmin University of China, April 2004

Visiting Fellow, Harvard University, 2002-03

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hong Kong, July-August 2001

Visiting Research Fellow, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, December 2000-January 2001

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Hawaii, November 1999–January 2000

Visiting Professor, Renmin University of China, September-November 1999

Visiting Professor, Seoul National University, June-September 1997

Degree Associate, East-West Center, Institute of Culture and Communication, Honolulu, 1986-1991

Honors and Prizes

Member, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2008-present

Honorary Research Professor, Centre for China Studies, University of Durham, 2005-present

Honorary Professor, Renmin University of China, 2003-present

Foreign Language and Area Studies East Asia Summer Fellowship (Chinese), Taiwan, 1988

Foreign Language and Area Studies Southeast Asia Summer Fellowship (Vietnamese), 1988 (declined)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Southeast Asia Summer Fellowship (Vietnamese), 1987

Graduate Degree Study Fellowship (funded MA and PhD at the University of Hawaii), East West Center, Hawaii, 1986-91

Dr. Norman Bethune Memorial Award in East Asian Studies (McGill University), 1985

James McGill Award (McGill University), 1985

Faculty Scholar Award (McGill University), 1985

Foreign Languages

Chinese (Mandarin and Classical), excellent

Thai, good

Research publications

Single-authored books

  1. China: The Pessoptimist Nation, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xiv, 266 pages.

Review: ‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation is a courageous book. … Callahan has produced a fine book about affect and identity in Chinese foreign policy that is both timely and likely to stand the test of time.’ Lead review by Peter Hays Gries in The China Quarterly 202 (June 2010):443-44)

Review: ‘In China: The Pessoptimist Nation, William Callahan offers an in-depth analysis of how perceptions and narratives of Chinese identity have shaped intellectual and popular discourses on China’s security and insecurity. … Using original sources, maps, photographs and other material, this study makes a significant contribution to the literature focusing on the ideational and societal dimensions of Chinese foreign policy. Callahan’s findings clearly demonstrate the prominent role of history, culture and identity in underpinning the profound changes in China and its future trajectory.’ (Times Higher Education (London), 24 June 2010)

  1. Cultural Governance and Resistance in Pacific Asia, London: Routledge, 2006. x, 244 pages.

Review: ‘Callahan combines a sophisticated understanding of Western theoretical traditions with an equally impressive knowledge of Asian politics and culture. … Cultural Governance is a stimulating read, and not only for people interested in Pacific Asia. The high level of conceptual sophistication makes this book relevant to – and interesting for – a much broader audience, including scholars of international politics, comparative politics and political theory.’ (Australian Journal of Political Science 41:4 (2006): 656-57)

  1. Contingent States: Greater China and Transnational Relations, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. xxxvi, 312 pages.

Reviewed in many publications, including by Lowell Dittmer in the Journal of Asian Studies: ‘Callahan’s discussion of [Chinese politics] is erudite indeed. … mak[ing] its greatest contribution in helping us understand the multifaceted complexity of the concept of Greater China. (JAS 65:1 (2006):149-51)

  1. Pollwatching, Elections and Civil Society in Southeast Asia, Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2000. xv, 200 pages.
  2. Imagining Democracy: Reading the Events of May in Thailand, Singapore and London: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, 1998. xviii, 199 pages.

Edited books (forthcoming and planned)

  1. China Orders the World?: Soft Power, Norms and Foreign Policy, co-edited with Elena Barabantseva; chapters by Callahan, Zhao Tingyang, Qin Yaqing, Yan Xuetong, Christopher R. Hughes, David Kerr, Elena Barabantseva, and Sébastien Billioud; contracted to Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press, forthcoming mid-2011.
  2. Cultural Governance and Nationalism in East Asia, co-edited with Florian Schneider and Yih-Jye Hwang; I have one chapter in this volume and will contribute to the Introduction; it is part of a Routledge series; the final version will be submitted in early 2011.

Edited special issues of journals

  1. ‘Forum on the Rise of China’, special section of five articles by Arthur Waldron, Shuan Breslin, Chih-yu Shih, Daojiong Zha, and William A. Callahan, Review of International Studies 31:4 (2005), pp. 701-85.
  2. ‘The Limits of Chinese Nationalism’, 14:42-43 special section of the Journal of Contemporary China, Jan.-May 2005, seven articles, pp. 1-66, 247-316.

10.  ‘National Insecurities’, special section of Alternatives 29:2 (2004), pp. 199-238.

Single-authored articles in refereed journals

11.  ‘The Cartography of National Humiliation and the Emergence of China’s Geobody’, Public Culture 21:1, (2009), pp. 141-73.

12.  ‘Chinese Visions of World Order: Post-hegemonic or a New Hegemony?’, International Studies Review 10 (2008), pp. 749-61.

13.  ‘Trauma and Community: the Visual Politics of Chinese Identity in Sino-Japanese Relations’, Theory & Event 10:4 (2007).

14.  ‘Future Imperfect: The European Union’s Encounter with China (and the United States)’, Journal of Strategic Studies 30:4-5 (2007), pp. 777-807.

15.  ‘War, Shame, and Time: Pastoral Identity Politics in England and America’, International Studies Quarterly 50:2 (2006), pp. 395-419.

16.  ‘History, Identity, and Security: Producing and Consuming Nationalism in China’, Critical Asian Studies 38:2 (2006), pp. 179-208.

17.  ‘Social Capital and Corruption: the Anti-Politics of Reform in Thailand’, Perspectives on Politics 3:3 (2005), pp. 495-508.

18.  ‘How to Understand China: the Dangers and Opportunities of Being a Great Power’, Review of International Studies 31:4 (special section on ‘Forum on the Rise of China’), (2005), pp. 701-14.

19.  ‘Nationalism, Civilization, and Transnational Relations: the Discourse of Greater China’, Journal of Contemporary China 14:43 (special section on ‘The Limits of Chinese Nationalism’), (2005), pp. 269-89.

20.  ‘The Discourse of Vote-Buying and Political Reform in Thailand’, Pacific Affairs 78:1 (special issue on ‘Communication and Democracy in Asia’), (2005), pp. 95-113.

21.  ‘Introduction: China, Ltd.’, Journal of Contemporary China 14:42 (special section on ‘The Limits of Chinese Nationalism’), (2005), pp. 1-10.

22.  ‘Remembering the Future: Utopia, Empire and Harmony in 21st century International Theory’, European Journal of International Relations 10:4 (2004), pp. 569-601.

23.  ‘Nationalizing International Theory: Race, Class and the English School’, Global Society, 18:4 (2004), pp. 305-323.

24.  ‘Humiliation, Salvation and Chinese Nationalism’ Alternatives 29:2 (special section ‘National Insecurities’), (2004), pp. 199-218.

25.  ‘Diasporic Tycoons, Outlaw States and Beijing Bastards: the Contingent Politics of Greater China’, East Asia: an International Quarterly 21:1 (special issue on ‘Regional Governance: Greater China in the 21st Century’), (2004), pp. 61-70.

26.  ‘Confucian Harmonizing: Utopia, Dystopia and Heterotopia in Chinese Thought’, The Journal of Comparative Asian Development 2:2 (2003), pp. 233-58.

27.  ‘Beyond Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: Diasporic Chinese and Neo-nationalism in Thailand and China’, International Organization 57:3 (2003), pp. 481-517.

28.  ‘China and the Globalization of IR Theory’, The Journal of Contemporary China 10:26 (2001), pp. 75-88.

29.  ‘Negotiating Cultural Boundaries: Confucianism and trans/national identity in Korea’, Cultural Values 3:3 (1999), pp. 22-47.

30.  ‘Visions of Gender and Democracy: Revolutionary Photo Albums in Asia’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 27:4 (1999), pp. 1031-60.

31.  ‘Comparing the Discourse of Popular Politics in Korea and China: From Civil Society to Social Movements’, Korea Journal 39:1 (1998), pp. 277-322.

32.  ‘The Ideology of Miss Thailand in National, Consumerist and Transnational Space’, Alternatives 23:1 (1998), pp. 29-62.

33.  ‘Rescripting East/West Relations, Rethinking Asian Democracy’, Pacifica Review 8:1 (1996), pp. 1-25.

34.  ‘Non-governmental Organizations, Non-violent Action and Post-modern Politics in Thailand’, Sojourn: Social Issues in Southeast Asia 10:1 (1995), pp. 1-27.

35.  ‘Black May, NGOs and Post-State Politics’, Social Science Journal (Bangkok) 29:2 (1994).

36.  ‘Imagining the Demos in the Demos: Mob Discourse in Thai Politics’, Alternatives 19:3 (1994), pp. 339-370.

37.  ‘Reflections of Middle Class Identity in the Sedan Mob Mirror’, Social Science Review (Bangkok) 17:1 (1994), pp. 67-78.

38.  ‘Resisting the Norm: Ironic images of Marx and Confucius’, Philosophy East and West 44:2 (1994), pp. 279-302.

39.  ‘Gender, Ideology, Nation: Judou in the Cultural Politics of China’, East-West Film Journal 7:1 (1993), pp. 52-80.

40.  ‘Discourse and Perspective in Daoism: A Linguistic Interpretation of Ziran’, Philosophy East and West 39:2 (1989), pp. 171-190.

Articles published in Chinese or Thai

41.  ‘Chinese Visions of World Order: Tianxia, Empire and The World’ [in Chinese], Shijie jingji yu zhengzhi [World Economics and Politics], (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), No. 10 (2008), pp. 49-56.

42.  ‘The Limits of Chinese Nationalism: “China Threat Theory” and Identity Construction’ [in Chinese], Shijie jingji yu zhengzhi [World Economics and Politics], (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), No. 11 (2005) pp. 35-41.

43.  ‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’ [in Chinese], Guoji guanxi yu rentong zhengzhi [International Relations and the Politics of Identity], edited by He Peiqun and Yu Yixuan (Shanghai: Shishi chubanshe, 2006), pp. 48-79.

44.  ‘The Next Big Idea: Great Harmony in Chinese Foreign Policy’ [in Chinese], Guoji wenti luntan [International Review] (Shanghai) No. 36 (2004), pp. 33-43.

45.  ‘Nationalizing International Theory: The Emergence of the “English School” and “IR Theory with Chinese Characteristics”’ [in Chinese], Shijie jingji yu zhengzhi [World Economics and Politics], (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), No. 6 (2004), pp. 49-54.

46.  ‘Civilization and Transnational Relations: a Constructivist analysis of Chinese foreign policy and identity’ [in Chinese], Shijie jingji yu zhengzhi [World Economics and Politics], (Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), No. 12 (2000), pp. 76-80.

47.  ‘International Studies in the 21st Century: Civilization, Ethics and Transnational Relations’ [in Thai], Journal of Social Sciences (Bangkok) 32:2 (2001), pp. 233-274.

48.  ‘The Unprincipled Prince: Machiavelli in the Postmodern Age’ [in Thai], Social Science Review (Bangkok) 30:3 (1996), pp. 121-128.

Joint-authored articles in refereed journals

49.  ‘Vote-buying in the Thai Northeast: the July 1995 general election’ (with Duncan McCargo, 50%), Asian Survey 36:4 (1996), pp. 376-392.

50.  ‘Chemical Weapons Disposal in the South Pacific’’ (with Steve Olive, 50%), boundary 2 ‘Special Issue: Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production’, 22:1 (1995) pp. 263-285.

Single-authored book chapters

51.  ‘Introduction: Tradition, Modernity and Foreign Policy in China’, in China Orders the World?: Soft Power, Norms and Foreign Policy, edited by William A. Callahan and Elena Barabantseva, Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2011.

52.  ‘Tianxia, Empire and the World: Chinese Visions of World Order for the 21st Century’, in China Orders the World?: Soft Power, Norms and Foreign Policy, edited by William A. Callahan and Elena Barabantseva, Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2011.

53.  ‘Conclusion: World Harmony or Harmonizing the World?’, in China Orders the World?: Soft Power, Norms and Foreign Policy, edited by William A. Callahan and Elena Barabantseva, Wilson Center Press/Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2011.

54.  ‘Institutions, Culture or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’ in New Regionalism, edited by Alexander Warleigh-Lack, Benjamin Rosamond and Nicolas Robinson, London: Routledge, forthcoming 2010.

55.  ‘Future imperfect: The European Union’s encounter with China (and the United States)’, in Managing the China Challenge: Global Perspectives, edited by Quansheng Zhao and Guoli Liu, New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 131-150. [revised version 2007 Journal of Strategic Studies essay].

56.  ‘Comparative Regionalism: The Logic of Governance in Europe and East Asia’, in The International Politics of EU-China Relations, edited by David Kerr and Liu Fei, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp 231-58.

57.  ‘Remembering the Future: Utopia, Empire and Harmony in 21st century International Theory’, in Twentieth Century International Relations, vol. VIII, edited by Michael Cox, London: Sage, 2007. [reprint of 2004 European Journal of International Relations essay].

58.  ‘Beyond Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: Diasporic Chinese and Neo-nationalism in Thailand and China’ in The Chinese Overseas: Routledge Library of Modern China, edited by Hong Liu, London: Routledge, 2006, pp. 212-50. [reprint of  2003 International Organization essay].

59.  ‘Comparing the Discourse of Popular Politics in Korea and China: From Civil Society to Social Movements’, in Political Change in East Asia, Vol. II, edited by Peter W. Preston, Ashgate Publishers, 2003, pp. 129-74. [revised version of the 1998 essay in the Korea Journal]

60.  ‘Gender, Democracy and Representation: Asian Revolutionary Images’, in Gendering ‘The International’ edited by Louiza Odysseos & Hakan Seckinelgin, Palgrave, 2002, pp. 140-73. [revised version of 1999 Millennium article]

61.  ‘Comparing the Discourse of Popular Politics in Korea and China: From Civil Society to Social Movements’, Korean Politics: Striving for Democracy and Unification, Anthology of Korean Studies, Volume II, Elizabeth, New Jersey/Seoul: Hollym Publishers, 2002, pp. 283-322. ISBN: 1-56591-174-1 (Vol. II). [revised version of the 1998 essay in the Korea Journal, I was picked as one of only two non-Korean authors in this anthology.]

62.  ‘Political Corruption in Southeast Asia’, Party Finance and Political Corruption, edited by Robert Williams, London: Macmillan, 2000, pp. 163-98.

63.  ‘Critical Theory and Laughter in Korea’, in Habermas and the Korean Critical Theory Debate, edited by Han Sangjin, Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 1998, pp. 445-71.

64.  ‘Cook Ding’s Life on the Whetstone: Contingency, Action and Inertia in the Zhuang zi’ in Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi, edited by Roger T. Ames, SUNY Press, 1998, pp. 175-95.

65.  ‘Challenging the Order: Social Movements’ in Governance in the Asia Pacific, edited by Richard Maidment, Jerermy Mitchell and David Goldblatt, London: Routledge, 1998, pp. 150-71.

66.  ‘Harmony or Hegemony in Greater China’ Contemporary Political Studies, Vol. 1, edited by Jeffrey Stanyer and Gerry Stoker, Nottingham: PSA, 1997, 118-124.

67.  ‘Confucianism\democracy’, Democratization and Regional Cooperation in Asia, edited by Rah Jong-Yil, Seoul, South Korea: Asia-Pacific Peace Press, November 1996, pp. 113-164.

68.  ‘Religion and Politics: Sulak Style’, in Modern Thai Monarchy and Cultural Politics, edited by David Streckfuss, Bangkok: Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute, 1996, pp. 46-47.

69.  ‘Comm-fucian-ism: Judou in the Cultural Politics of China’, in Gender and Culture in Film and Literature East and West: Issues of Perception and Interpretation, edited by Nitaya Masavisut, George Simpson, and Larry E. Smith, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994, pp.157-179.

Joint-authored book chapter

70.  ‘Chemical Weapons Disposal in the South Pacific’’ (with Steve Olive, 50%), in Asia/Pacific as Space of Cultural Production, edited by Rob Wilson and Arif Dirlik, London: Duke University Press, 1995, pp. 57-79. [revised version of 1995 article in boundary 2]

Working Papers

71.  ‘Patriotic Cosmopolitanism: China’s Nonofficial Intellectuals Dream of the Future’, British Inter-university China Centre working paper, http://www.bicc.ac.uk, October 2009.

72.  ‘Tianxia, Empire and the World: Soft Power and China’s Foreign Policy Discourse in the 21st Century’, British Inter-university China Centre working paper, http://www.bicc.ac.uk, May 2007.

Recent articles in un-refereed journals, blogs and mass media

73.  ‘China’s Grand Strategy in the Post-Western World’, Open Democracy blog, http://www.opendemocracy.net/author/william-callahan, 1 July 2010.

74.  ‘China’s Glee’, The China Beat blog, http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=2066, 11 May 2010

75.  Guest blogger, Association for Asian Studies conference, TheChinaBeat.org, 2 posts, 28 & 29 March 2010

76.  ‘A New Approach to Human Rights (and to China)’, Open Democracy blog, http://www.opendemocracy.net/author/william-callahan, 24 February 2010

77.  ‘William A. Callahan’s “China: The Pessoptimist Nation”,’ Page 99 Test Blog, 22 February 2010, http://page99test.blogspot.com/2010/02/william-callahans-china-pessoptimist.html

78.  ‘William A. Callahan’s “China: The Pessoptimist Nation”,’ Campaign for the American Reader website, 22 February 2010, http://americareads.blogspot.com/2010/02/pg-99-william-callahans-china.html

79.  ‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, extract from book on Danwei.org, a major Chinese news and opinion website, 26 January 2010, http://www.danwei.org/china_books/william_callahans_china_the_pe.php

80.   ‘China’s Normative Soft Power and its Limits’ [in Chinese], China Social Sciences Journal [a weekly newspaper], 12 January 2010, p. 3. [part of a special issue on soft power]

81.   ‘Wolf Totem’s “Rational Exploration” of Civilization and barbarism’, The China Beat blog, http://www.thechinabeat.org/, 29 September 2009

82.  ‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, The China Beat blog, http://www.thechinabeat.org/, 15 August 2008.

83.  ‘A Different World’, Harvard International Review 24:4 (Winter 2008): 4-5

84.  ‘Is China really going to be the most powerful country in the world?’ Men’s Health, (September 2007).

Recently quoted in mass media

Bomi Lim, ‘North Korea’s First Party Congress in 30 Years May Discuss Kim’s Successor’, 4 September 2010, Bloomberg.

Bomi Lim, ‘North Korean Congress May Discuss Kim’s Successor’, 3 September 2010, Bloomberg.

Bomi Lim, ‘Wen Refrains From Blaming North Korea for Sinking Ship, Focuses on Peace’, 31 May 2010, Bloomberg.

Cong Cao, ‘A Pessoptimist China’, UPIAsia.com, 1 December 2009.

John Garnaut, ‘Rally Around Flag, China Tells Diaspora’, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2009.

Dinah Gardner, ‘China’s Olympic Legacy’, Al Jazeera, 25 August 2008, (AlJazeera.net)

Orville Schell, ‘China: Humiliation & the Olympics’, New York Review of
Books
55:13, 14 August 2008.

Simon Elegant, ‘Why China’s Burning Mad’, Time, 5 May 2008.

Austin Ramzy, ‘China Frowns on Patriotic Protests’, Time, 21 April 2008.

China’s Road to Development, China Central Television, November-December 2007.

‘Analysis: Gas, Oil get Myanmar Off Hook’, U.P.I , 27 September 2007.

‘China’s “Peaceful Rise”’, The Economist, 24 June 2004.

Service, University of Manchester

Research Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, (2005-10); in this post I played an important part in setting up this interdisciplinary cross-school centre for teaching and research (it has a successful 4 year UG degree and a one year MA degree). This included hiring the ten academic staff, including the Director of CCS. The main achievement was winning a major research grant from the ESRC to fund the 5 year research centre that joins Manchester, Oxford and Bristol universities: British Inter-university China Centre. BICC funds 2 postdoctoral fellows who will become permanent lecturers at the end of the grant, and 1 fixed term one year postdoctoral fellow. Two of these fellows are in the Politics Department. It also funds MA and PhD students, including 3 PhD students in the Politics Department.

Liaison between the School of Social Sciences (SoSS) and CCS (2005-present): I advise the Head of SoSS about how to best coordinate with the CCS, which is based in another school.

Chinese Studies Teaching Group, member (2005-present); in this capacity I set up the MA and BA degrees, including how SoSS would offer modules for them

Chinese Studies Research Group, chair (2008-present); this group gathers information and ideas about research from the 6 schools in the Faculty of Humanities that are part of the CCS project

PRN co-coordinator (2009-present), run the Peer Review Network to advise younger members of staff on how to improve essays for publication and grant applications

Teaching experience

Undergraduate

‘Identity and Security in China and East Asia’, upper level undergraduate, University of Manchester, 2009-present

‘Cultural Governance and Resistance in Pacific Asia’, upper level undergraduate, University of Manchester, 2007-present

‘Globalization and Identity (Social Science)’, mid-level undergraduate, Portland State University, Summer 2009

‘East Asian Politics’, mid-level undergraduate, University of Oregon, 2005

‘Identity and Security in East Asia’, upper level undergraduate/MA course, University of Oregon, 2005

‘East Asian International Relations’, upper level undergraduate, University of Durham, 1996-2001

‘Introduction to International Relations’, entry level undergraduate, University of Durham, 1996-2001

‘International Politics’, mid-level undergraduate, 1996-97

‘The Geopolitics of “Asia”’, upper level undergraduate, Rangsit University, 1995-96

‘Seminar in Politics: Asia through Film and Fiction’, upper level undergraduate, Rangsit University, 1995-96

‘Comparative Political Systems’, entry level undergraduate, Rangsit University, 1994-96

‘Political Theory’, mid-level undergraduate, Rangsit University, 1994-96

‘Introduction to International Relations’, entry level undergraduate, Rangsit University, 1993-96

‘Introduction to Political Science’, entry level undergraduate, University of Hawaii, 1991

Postgraduate

‘Global Politics of China’, University of Manchester, 2005-present

‘Perspectives on Contemporary China’ (co-taught), University of Manchester, 2009

‘Security Studies’, University of Manchester, 2005-06

‘International Relations Theory’, University of Durham, 1999-2005

‘Political Economy and Political Culture in East Asia’, University of Durham, 1996-2001

‘Identity and Security in East Asia’, University of Durham, 1996-2005

‘Foreign Policy of the People’s Republic of China’, University of Durham, 1996-2005

Research Grants

Major grants

Leverhulme Research Fellowship, ‘New World Orders: Chinese Views of the 21st Century’, £44,734, September 2010-August 2011

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Residential Fellowship, ‘Security, Identity and the Rise of China’, September 2007- June 2008; $85,000

Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Higher Education Funding Council of England, to fund the British Inter-university China Centre, an international centre of excellence that joins Oxford, Manchester and Bristol Universities for 5 years (I am responsible for 30% of the £5 million grant)

European Commission, ‘Asian Studies in Europe and China’, 3 year collaborative teaching and research project, January 2003 – December 2005 (£202,000)

Higher Education Funding Council of England, ‘Social Sciences in Contemporary China’ programme, 5 year research Senior Lectureship, September 2000-August 2005 (approx. £200,000)

Other grants

Universities’ China Committee in London, to study Chinese foreign policy and ideology, March 2009 (£900)

British Academy & Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), ‘Identity and Security in Sino-Japanese Relations’, approximately £4000, April 2007

British Academy & Academia Sinica (Taiwan), ‘History, Identity and Security in Sino-Japanese Relations’, approximately £5000, October-November 2006

Rockefeller Foundation, residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Italy, for ‘Trauma and Community: The role of “National Humiliation” in Chinese identity construction’, February-March 2006, approximately £12,000

British Academy, ‘Diasporic Histories: Overseas Chinese identity in Southeast Asia’, research in Thailand Dec. 2005-Jan. 2006, £2170

British Academy, overseas conference grant to attend International Studies Association annual conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2004 (£600)

Universities’ China Committee in London, to study Chinese nationalism and present a paper on Great Harmony in Beijing, March 2003 (£1390)

British Academy, to study ‘History and Identity in Modern China,’ at Harvard University, Autumn 2002 and Oxford University, Summer 2003 (£4840)

British Council, to support a Chinese nationalism conference in Durham (April 2002) and conferences on IR Theory in Beijing and Shanghai (April 2002) (£7100)

Universities’ China Committee in London, to send 4 British lecturers to a conference ‘International Relations Theory in the 21st Century’ at Renmin University and Fudan University in China, April 2002 (£2800)

Universities’ China Committee in London, to study Chinese national historiography in Hong Kong, 2001 (£2396)

British Academy, overseas conference grant to attend International Studies Association regional conference in Hong Kong, July 2001 (£550)

European Union-China Higher Education Programme, ‘International Political Economy Curriculum Development’ project, Beijing, April 2001 (£1200)

British Academy, to study overseas Chinese identity in Hong Kong and Bangkok, 1999 (£5000)

Universities’ China Committee in London, to study Chinese foreign policy in Beijing, 1999 (£1500)

Special Research Project Fund, University of Durham, to study Greater China, 1998 (£4930)

Korea Foundation Research Fellowship, to study Confucianism in Korea while at Seoul National University, June-September 1997 (approx. £5000)

Grant to present ‘PollWatch, the 1995 Elections and Civil Society in Southeast Asia’ in Indonesia and the Philippines, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, 1996 (approx. £2500)

Research Grant from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation to study ‘PollWatch, Elections and Civil Society in Southeast Asia’, in Bangkok, 1995 (£2500)

Selected Invited Lectures and Conference presentations (2002-10)

2010

‘Chinese Understandings of EuroAmerica’, Keynote speech, Norwegian Association for Asian Studies, Oslo, Norway, 7-8 December (invited)

‘China’s Grand Strategy: or, How to Order the Post-Western World’, Asia Policy Assembly, NBR and Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC, 17-18 June

‘China, Sovereignty and Supremacy’, Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention in the International Society of East Asia – historical legacies and new dynamics conference, Leiden University, the Netherlands, 9-10 June

‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations, Clingendael, The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 June 2010

‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, 29 March 2010

‘China’s Hopes and Desires: Nonofficial Views of the Future’, presented at ‘What Does China Want? The Intentions and Desires of a New World Power’ workshop, Woodrow Wilson Center, 7 May 2008

‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, book launch, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, 29 March

‘Soft Power, Pessoptimism and the Rise of China’, Culture, Memory and Politics in East Asia panel, Association for Asian Studies conference, Philadelphia, 27 March

‘A New Approach to Human Rights’, presented at the Weidenfeld Debate on the Shift of Power and Human Rights, Magdalen College, Oxford, 19 February 2010

2009

‘China: The Pessoptimist Nation’, Politics and IR department, University of Nottingham, 9 December

Keynote speech, ‘Six modest proposals for understanding China’s new foreign policy’, The Global Politics of China conference, BICC, London, 27 November

‘Patriotic Cosmopolitism’, paper on panel, The Global Politics of China conference, BICC, Manchester, 28 November

‘Cultural Governance and Politics in East Asia’, presentation at Maastricht University Business School, 20 November

‘Patriotic Cosmopolitanism’, New China @ 60 workshop, Durham University, October

‘Cultural Governance and Identity Politics in East Asia’, keynote lecture, Leiden University, the Netherlands, September

Testified on Chinese foreign policy and EU-China relations at the Select Committee on the European Union, Sub-Committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy) of the House of Lords, London, April

‘Identity & Security in World Politics’, lecture to undergraduates, Tsinghua University, Beijing, May

‘Theory & Methods in International Politics’, presentation to PhD students and faculty, Tsinghua University, Beijing, May

‘Soft Power, Pessoptimism and the Rise of China’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, New York, February

2008

‘China’s Hopes and Desires: Nonofficial Views of the Future’, Capitol Hill breakfast seminar, US Congress, May

‘China’s Hopes and Desires: Nonofficial Views of the Future’, presented at ‘What Does China Want? The Intentions and Desires of a New World Power’ workshop, Woodrow Wilson Center, May

‘Chinese foreign policy discourse in the 21st century’, US-China Institute and Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, September

‘Security, Identity and the Rise of China’, Political Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, April

‘Worldview, National-Image, and Soft Power: China’s Foreign Policy Discourse in the 21st Century’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, San Francisco, March

‘Tianxia, Empire and the World: Soft Power and China’s Foreign Policy Discourse in the 21st Century’, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, February

‘Security, Identity and the Rise of China’, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, January

‘Security, Identity and the Rise of China’, Woodrow Wilson Center, January

2007

‘Soft Power and Worldview in China’s Foreign Policy Debates’, BICC special seminar series, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, June

‘Harmonizing the world? Normative soft power in China’, presented at ‘Soft Power and China’s Peaceful Rise: National and Civilizational Identities’ workshop, organized by Peter J. Katzenstein, Peking University, School for International Studies, July

‘Critical IR Theory and Methods’, Social Sciences Methodology Workshop (I), School of International Studies, Peking University, July 2007

‘China, Tianxia, and the World’, Institute for World Economics and Politics, Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 6 April 2007

‘Chinese Visions of World Order: Civilization and Barbarism’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, Chicago, March

‘Chinese outward investment to the UK’, A report for Kent County Council, part of a larger consultancy project coordinated by the British Inter-university China Centre, January

‘Cultural Governance and Resistance in China and Asia’, presented at the LSE, January

2006

‘Cartography in the Modern Chinese Imagination’, presented at the research seminar series, Oxford University, November

‘Cartography and Modern China’, Modern History Institute, Taipei: Academia Sinica, November

‘Where is China?: The Role of Popular Opinion in Border Disputes’, presented at ‘Foreign Policy and Public Opinion’ conference, Science Po, Paris, 6-7 October

‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’, presented at ‘The International Politics of EU-China Relations’ conference, sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy, British Academy, London, 20-21 April

‘Institutions, Culture or Ethics? The Logic of Governance in Europe and East Asia’, Presented at ‘Comparative Regional Integration – Towards a Research Agenda’ European Consortium for Political Research workshop, organized by Ben Rosamond and Alex Warleigh, Nicosia, Cyprus, April

2005

‘History, Identity and Security: Non/traditional Chinese Foreign Policy’, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research workshop on Identity and Chinese Foreign Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, March

‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, Honolulu, March

‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’, Political Science Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, February

‘History, Identity and Security: Producing and Consuming Nationalism in China’, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, February

2004

‘Greater China: threat or opportunity?’, Houses of Parliament, London, organised by the Foreign Policy Centre, November

‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’, Millennium conference on Power in International Relations, London, October

‘Institutions or Ethics? The Logic of Regionalism in Europe and East Asia’, Regional Integration, State-Building and Conflict Settlement in Europe and Asia conference, Brussels, October

‘Historical Legacies and Non/Traditional Security: Commemorating National Humiliation Day in China’, Nontraditional Security in Northeast Asia conference, Renmin University of China, Beijing, co-sponsored with the London School of Economics and the University of Durham, in Beijing, April

‘Patriotic Education and Chinese Nationalism’, Public Lecture, Renmin University of China, Beijing, April

2003

‘Diasporic Tycoons, Outlaw States, and Beijing Bastards: the Contingent Politics of Greater China’, Workshop on the Role of Middle Powers in Asia-Pacific Security, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, November

‘The Concept of Greater China’, Regional Governance: Greater China in the 21st Century international conference, University of Durham, October

‘Great Harmony, Communist Party Schools and Chinese-style IR theory’, Renmin University (Beijing) and Fudan University (Shanghai), September

‘The Next Big Idea: Great Harmony’, presented at the Director’s research seminar series, Fairbank Center, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, April

‘Nationalizing International Theory: The Emergence of the English School and IR Theory with Chinese Characteristics’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, Portland, OR, February

Empire and Asia’, presented at the Center for Transnational Critical Studies and Center for Asian Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene, February

2002

‘National Insecurities: Humiliation, Salvation, and Chinese Politics’, presented at the Director’s research seminar series, Fairbank Center, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, September

‘The Ideology of Vote-buying: and the Democratic Displacement of Political Reform’, ‘Trading Political Rights: The Comparative Politics of Vote Buying’ International Conference, Center for International Studies, MIT, Cambridge, August 26-27

‘Between Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: Social Movements in Greater China’, presentation at International Studies Association annual conference, New Orleans, March

Professional Activities

Panel Organizer, ‘Culture, Memory and Politics in East Asia’, Association for Asian Studies conference, Philadelphia, March 2010

Conference Organizer, ‘The Global Politics of China,’ an international conference sponsored by the British Inter-university China Centre, in London and Manchester, November 2009

Workshop Organizer, ‘What Does China Want? The Intentions and Desires of a New World Power’, workshop at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., May 2008

Panel Organiser, ‘Politics, Policy and Responsible Scholarship in Pacific Asia’, International Studies Association Conference, Chicago, Feb-March 2007

Principal Investigator, ‘Asian Studies in Europe and Asia’, a three year joint research project with Renmin University of China and the Free University of Brussels, funded by the European Commission, £202,000. Involves the exchange with China of 10 visiting professors, 22 visiting graduate students, 4 research workshops, a translation program, and employs a half-time secretary, January 2003-December 2005

Panel Organiser, ‘The Aloha School: Ethics, Aesthetics and International Studies’, International Studies Association Conference, Honolulu, March 2005

Conference Co-Organiser, ‘Regional Governance: Greater China in the 21st Century’, international conference as part of the Asia-Link project, University of Durham, October 24-25, 2003; results published in East Asia: an International Quarterly 21:1 (2004).

Conference Co-Organiser, ‘International Relations Theory in the 21st Century: Chinese and British Perspectives’, international conference co-organised with Renmin University (Beijing) and Fudan University (Shanghai), April 22-27, 2002

Conference Organiser, ‘Chinese Nationalism: Critical and Interdisciplinary Views’, international conference, University of Durham, April 10-11, 2002; results published in a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary China 14:42-3 (2005).

Panel Organiser, ‘Social Movements, Ethics and Transnational Politics’ International Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, March 2002

Panel Organiser, ‘Politics of Shame’ International Studies Association Conference, Chicago, February 2001, the results are published in Alternatives 29:2 (2004).

Subject Review Specialist – Politics and International Relations, Quality Assurance Agency, 2000-01 (after special training I evaluated the teaching programs of selected English Politics Departments)

Coordinator at Durham (1997-2001) for the European Union-China Higher Education Project which sent two of Durham’s faculty members to China as Visiting Professors, hosted a PhD student from China for one year, and co-ordinated a research workshop on political-economy in Europe and China

Panel Organiser, ‘East Asia as/and Critical IR Theory: discourses of security’, International Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, March 2000

Public Lecture Organiser, ‘New Trends in Area Studies and International Studies’, Public Lecture Series, University of Durham, 2000-01 (brought 6 professors from the UK and the US)

Conference Organiser, ‘Postmodernism in Asia’, March 1994, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, results were published in a special issue of Asian Review 1994, Vol. 8, pp. 1-120.

Writer, The Nation (daily newspaper), Bangkok, 1992-3, wrote political commentary

Conference co-organiser, ‘Culture and Communication in the Asia/Pacific Region’, Postgraduate student conference, East-West Center, Honolulu, 1991

Editorial experience

Editorial Board, Journal of Contemporary China, 2007-present

Editorial Board, Classics of Political Science book series, Renmin University Press, Beijing, 2009-present

Editorial Board, Asian Politics series, University of Kentucky Press, 2006-present

Advisory Board, East Asia: an International Quarterly, 2003-present

Editorial committee member, Millennium: a Journal of International Studies, 2002, 1999

Editor-in-Chief, Asian Review (academic journal), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1993-96

Editor-in-Chief, McGill Journal for East Asian Studies, Montreal, 1985

Reviewing

Member, ESRC Virtual College (2009-present). The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the main public funding body in the UK. I am part of the group responsible for assessing Postdoctoral Fellowship applications.

Research proposals: the Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Foundation, Austrian Science Foundation

Articles: International Studies Quarterly, Critical Asian Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Security Dialogue, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Asian Studies, Political Studies, China Quarterly, Pacific Review, Comparative Political Studies, Asian Perspectives, Global Society, Review of International Studies, Millennium, East Asia: an International Quarterly, Democratization, Philosophy East and West, Sojourn: a Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and the British Journal of Political Science

Books: Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Minnesota, Routledge, Manchester, Palgrave