Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang specialises in international politics, with a focus on China’s foreign policy, Southeast Asian security, and US-China relations. He is the recipient of the Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford University Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia (2018-2019) and the American Political Science Association’s Foreign Policy Section Best Paper Award (2014). He is the author or co-author of three books, including his latest manuscript, Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise (Columbia University Press, 2022). His work has appeared or are forthcoming in International Organization, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Contemporary Southeast Asia, and International Peacekeeping, and in edited volumes through Oxford University Press and Routledge, among others. He has testified on China’s foreign affairs before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, US Congress. He has also served as a consultant for US and European foundations, governments, and companies on their strategies and policies in the Asia-Pacific. Until 2009, he was a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and prior to that worked with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. His Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science are respectively from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University.
International relations of East Asia
Chinese foreign and security policy
Asst Prof Huang’s Google Scholar website
Huang, C. Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise. (Columbia University Press, 2022).
Huang, C., Gartner, S., Li, Y., and James, P. Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan. (Bristol University Press, 2021).
Huang, C. and Kang, D. State Formation through Emulation: The East Asian Model. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Huang, C. and Kang, D. (2021). “State Formation in Korea and Japan, 400-800 CE: Emulation and Learning, not Bellicist Competition.” International Organization. (Accepted and forthcoming).
Huang, C. and Jayaraman, A. (2021) “Nudging through Consensus: ASEAN’s Environmental Governance.” Asian Survey. (Revise and resubmit).
Huang, C. (2021). “Strong-State Restraint: China’s Legitimation Strategy.” European Journal of International Relations. (Under review).
Huang, C. (2021). “Testing the Logic of U.S. Security Engagement in Asia.” The Washington Quarterly. (Under review).
Sutter, R. and Huang, C. (2020). “China-Southeast Asia Relations: From Low Priority to High Tensions.” Comparative Connections, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-72.
Sutter, R. and Huang, C. (2019). “China-Southeast Asia Relations: Beijing Leads Regional Agenda, Rejects US Challenges.” Comparative Connections, vol. 21, no. 3, pp 59-68.
Sutter, R. and Huang, C. (2019). “China-Southeast Asia Relations: Beijing Confident Amid US, Regional Challenges.” Comparative Connections 21 (1), pp. 54-66.
Huang, C. (2017). “Obama’s Challenge to China.” The China Journal 77, pp. 228-229.
Sutter, R. and Huang, C. (2017). “Countering Adverse Tribunal Ruling in China-Southeast Asian Affairs.” Comparative Connections 18(2), pp. 59-70.
Huang, C. and James, P. (2014). “Blue, Green, or Aquamarine?: Taiwan and the Status Quo Preference in Cross-Strait Relations.” The China Quarterly 219, pp. 670-692.
Huang, C. (2013). “Strategic Adaptation or Normative Learning? Understanding China’s Evolving Approach toward Peacekeeping in Africa.” Journal of International Peacekeeping 17(3), pp. 248-271.
Huang, C. (2011). “Principles and Praxis of China’s Peacekeeping.” International Peacekeeping 18(3), pp. 257-270.
Gill, B., Goh, E, and Huang, C. (2016). The Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations. Sydney: The University of Sydney.
Huang, C. (2013). China’s Soft Power in East Asia: A Quest for Status and Influence? Washington, DC: The National Bureau of Asian Research.
Huang, C. and Kang, D. (2019). “Beyond Military Deterrence and the Multidimensionality of International Relations in East Asia.” In Cross-Domain Deterrence, edited by Erik Gartzke and Jon Lindsay. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 317-334.
Huang, C. and Ismail, O. (2014). “China-Africa Relations: A New Security Paradigm?” In The Security Activities of External Actors in Africa, edited by Olawale Ismail and Elisabeth Skons. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 15-38.
Huang, C and Gill, B. (2013). “China and UN Peacekeeping.” In Providing Peacekeeping: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of UN Peacekeeping, edited by Paul Williams and Alex Bellamy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 139-158.
Huang, C. (2012). “PLA Involvement in International Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief.” In Learning by Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad, edited by Roy Kamphausen, et al. Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute, pp. 259-295.
Huang, C. (2012). “Peacekeeping, Sovereignty, and Intervention.” In Chinese Foreign Policy, edited by Emilian Kavalski. London: Ashgate, pp. 337-348.
Huang, C. (2012). “Principles and Praxis of China’s Peacekeeping.” In China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping, edited by Marc Lanteigne and Miwa Hirono. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 15-29.
US congressional testimonies
Huang, C. (2015). “Security Dimensions of China’s Relations with Southeast Asia.” Written testimony provided for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Huang, C. (2009). “China’s Military and Security Activities Abroad.” Oral testimony and statement provided for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Chinese Foreign Policy
Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia
Comparative Social Inquiry
Empirical Qualitative Methods in Global Affairs