Chin-Hao Huang

Social Sciences (Political Science)

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang’s research and teaching focus on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. 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, Asian Survey, 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
US-China-ASEAN relations

Asst Prof Huang’s Google Scholar website


Huang, C. 2022. (In press). Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise. New York: Columbia University Press.

Huang, C. and Kang, D. 2022. (In press). State Formation through Emulation: The East Asian Model. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gartner, S., Huang, C., Li, Y., and James, P. 2021. Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Refereed Articles (*co-authored with students)

Huang, C. 2021. (Under review). “Strong-State Restraint as a Legitimation Strategy: Evidence from the South China Sea,” The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Huang, C. 2021. (Under review). “U.S. Deep Engagement in the South China Sea: Southeast Asian Perceptions and Priorities,” The Washington Quarterly.

Huang, C. and Kang, D. 2021. (In press). “State Formation in Korea and Japan, 400–800 CE: Emulation and Learning, not Bellicist Competition,” International Organization, pp. 1–31.

Huang, C. and Jayaraman, A.* 2021. (In press). “Nudging through Consensus: ASEAN’s Role in Haze Mitigation and Environmental Governance,” Asian Survey.

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, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 248–271.

Huang, C. 2011. “Principles and Praxis of China’s Peacekeeping,” International Peacekeeping, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 257–270.

Refereed Book Chapters

Huang, C. and Kang, D. 2019. “Beyond Military Deterrence and the Multidimensionality of International Relations in East Asia,” in Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity, 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 Sköns (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 15–38.

Gill, B. and Huang, C. 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. “Peacekeeping, Sovereignty, and Intervention,” in Chinese Foreign Policy, edited by Emilian Kavalski (London: Ashgate), pp. 337–348.

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, David Lai, and Travis Tanner (Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute), pp. 259–295.

Huang, C. 2012. “Principles and Praxis of China’s Peacekeeping,” in China’s Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping, edited by Marc Lanteigne and Miwa Hirono (London: Routledge) pp. 15–29.

Research Monographs and Reports

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, D.C.: National Bureau of Asian Research.

Gill, B. and Huang, C. 2009. China’s Expanding Role in Peacekeeping. Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Morrison, J. S., Gill, B., and Huang, C. 2007. China’s Expanding Role in Africa: Implications for the United States. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.

Other Publications (Selected)

Sutter, R. and Huang, C. 2021. “Beijing’s Advances Complicated by Myanmar Coup and U.S. Resolve,” Comparative Connections, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 67–76.

Sutter, R. and Huang, C. 2020. “China Faces Stronger U.S. Opposition in the South China Sea,” Comparative Connections, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 67–70.

Sutter, R. and Huang, C. 2019. “China-Southeast Asia Relations: Broad Confidence, Coercive Advances, Complicated Regional Responses,” Comparative Connections, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 57–64.

Sutter, R. and Huang, C. 2018. “Assessing China’s Expanding Influence Amid Strong Countercurrents,” Comparative Connections vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 53–60.

Huang, C. 2017. “Ambitious Asia Trip for U.S. President Leaves Region Longing for More,” Commentary, Channel NewsAsia, November.

Huang, C. 2017. Review of Obama’s Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia, by Chi Wang, The China Journal 77, pp. 228–229.

Huang, C. 2017. Review of China, the United States and the Future of Southeast Asia, by David B. H. Denoon, Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 587–589.

Huang, C. 2015. “Security Dimensions of China’s Relations with Southeast Asia.” Written testimony provided for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, US Congress.

Huang, C. 2009. “China’s Military and Security Activities Abroad.” Oral testimony and written statement provided for the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, US Congress.

Global Affairs Capstone Seminar
Chinese Foreign Policy
Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia
Empirical Qualitative Methods in Global Affairs
Comparative Social Inquiry