Chin-Hao Huang

Social Sciences (Political Science)

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang’s research focuses on the international relations of East Asia, Southeast Asian politics, and Chinese foreign policy. He is the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford University Distinguished Fellow on Contemporary Southeast Asia (2018-2019) and recipient of the American Political Science Association (APSA) Foreign Policy Section Best Paper Award (2014). His book manuscript under review–Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise–explains why and how China’s foreign policy might reflect restraint even as its material power increases at unprecedented rates. Other scholarly writings have appeared as monographs, in edited volumes, and in journals including The China Quarterly, The China Journal, International Peacekeeping, and Contemporary Southeast Asia. Tri-lingual in Thai, Mandarin, and French, he lectures widely and has testified on China’s security and military diplomacy before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, US Congress. Previously, he worked at the Freeman Chair in China Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute in Sweden. His PhD and BS are respectively from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University.

International relations of East Asia
Chinese foreign and security policy
US-China-ASEAN relations

Asst Prof Huang’s Google Scholar website


Huang, C. (under review). Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise.

Gartner, S., Huang, C., Li, Y., and James, P. (under contract). Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan.


Huang, C. and Kang, D. (2020). “State Formation in Historical East Asia.” International Organization. (revise and resubmit).

Sutter, R., and Huang, C. (2017). “China-Southeast Asia Relations: China Consolidates Control and Advances Influence in the South China Sea.” Comparative Connections 19 (1), pp. 50-61.

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.

Research monographs

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.

Book chapters

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.

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