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In order to disseminate our research findings, we have published a working paper series titled The Griffith-Tsinghua How China Sees the World. This series features analysis from major Chinese scholars on key issues in international relations, China’s foreign policy and Asia security.

In addition to the working paper series, our members have their own academic publications related to this project or the general project theme.

Project publications

Special Issue Journals

"Chinese Scholars View US-China Relations" [中国学者看中美关系], Journal of Strategy and Decision Making [战略决策研究]Volume 9, No. 2 (2018).

Kai He; Huiyun Feng, Guest Editors' Note, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages e1.

Xiaoyu Pu, Controversial Identity of a Rising China, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages 131–149.

Liu Ruonan; Liu Feng, Contending Ideas on China's Non-Alliance Strategy, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages 151–171.

Weizhun Mao, Debating China’s International Responsibility, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages 173–210.

Haixia Qi, Disputing Chinese Views on Power, The Chinese Journal of International Politics, Volume 10, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages 211–239.

Publications by Chief Investigators

He, Kai and Huiyun Feng. “Leadership Transition and Global Governance: Role Conception, Institutional Balancing, and the AIIB,” Chinese Journal of International Politics, vol. 12 no. 2 (2019): 153-178.

Feng, Huiyun and Kai He. 2019. “A Dynamic Strategic Culture Model and China’s Behaviour in the South China Sea.” Cambridge Review of International Affairs. (online first)

Chan, Steve, Richard Hu, and Kai He,  “Discerning States’ Revisionist and Status-Quo Orientations: Comparing China and the U.S.” European Journal of International Relations, vol. 25 no. 2 (2019): 613-640.

He, Kai, “China and Southeast Asia: Strategic Interdependence in the Making?” Asia Policy, vol. 13,  no. 4 (2018): 17-23.

Feng, Huiyun, “Track 2 Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: Lessons for the Epistemic Community” Asia Policy, vol. 13,  no. 4 (2018): 60-66.

He, Kai and Huiyun Feng, "A Quest for Joint Prestige: Rethinking the US-China Rivalry" Global Asia, (2018).

He, Kai and Steve Chan, “Thinking about Change: American Theorizing and Chinese Reasoning on World Politics,” International Studies Review, vol. 20, no. 2 (2018): 326-333.

He, Kai, "Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Regional Order Transition: Causes and Implications" The Pacific Review, vol. 32, no. 2, (2019): 210-220.

He, Kai, “Three Faces of the Indo-Pacific: Understanding the “Indo-Pacific” from an IR Theory Perspective International Relations” East Asia, vol. 35, no.2 (2018): 149-161

He, Kai, “Role conceptions, order transition and institutional balancing in the Asia-Pacific: a new theoretical framework” Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 72, no. 2 (2018): 92-109.

Feng, Huiyun and Kai He, “Prospect theory, operational code analysis, and risk-taking behaviour: a new model of China’s crisis behaviour” Contemporary Politics, vol. 24, no. 2, (2017): 173-190.

Feng, Huiyun and Kai He, “China’s Institutional Challenges to the International Order,” Strategic Studies Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 4 (2017): 23-49, .

Feng, Huiyun and Kai He, "How Chinese Scholars think about Chinese Foreign Policy," Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 51, no. 4 (2016): 694-710.

Feng, Huiyun and Kai He. "America in the Eyes of America Watchers: Survey Research in Beijing in 2012." The Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 24, no. 91 (2015): 83-100.

Policy Commentaries by Chief Investigators

Kai He and Huiyun Feng, 2018. “A Quest for Joint Prestige: Rethinking US-China Rivalry,” Global Asia 13, no. 3 (September): 80-85. http://www.globalasia.org/v13no3/feature/a-quest-for-joint-prestige-rethinking-the-us-china-rivalry_kai-he-huiyun-feng

Kai He, “With G20 Trump-Xi Talks in Balance: 3 Benefits for China and 1 Big Risk,” South China Morning Post, Nov. 29, 2018.https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2175353/g20-trump-xi-talks-balance-3-benefits-china-and-1-big-risk

Kai He, “China Needs Its Neighbors as US Threatens New Cold War,” South China Morning Post, November 11, 2018. https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2172517/china-needs-its-neighbours-us-threatens-new-cold-war

Huiyun Feng, 2018. “What can a Rising China do to get accepted in the global order” Feb. https://iapsdialogue.org/2018/02/13/what-can-a-rising-china-do-to-get-accepted-in-the-global-order/

Kai He, 2017. “THAAD Is No Easy Withdrawal for Moon,” East Asia Forum, June 20, 2017. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/06/20/thaad-is-no-easy-withdrawal-for-moon/-Reprinted in The National Interest (the USA) “Will South Korea Dump THAAD?” June 20, 2017. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/will-south-korea-dump-thaad-21245

Kai He, 2017. “How to Save the Shangri-La Dialogue,” Australian Outlook, June 9, 2017. http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/save-shangri-la-dialogue/

Kai He and Huiyun Feng. 2016. “Trump Haunts China’s Dream,” Australian Outlook, Nov. 29, 2016. http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/trump-haunts-chinas-dreams/

Kai He, 2016. “A New Approach to Security in East Asia,” Australian Outlook, November 8, 2016. http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/a-new-approach-to-security-in-east-asia/

Kai He and Huiyun Feng. 2016. “Solving Northeast Asian Security,” East Asia Forum, 26 October 2016, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/26/solving-northeast-asian-security/

Kai He and Huiyun Feng. 2016. “South China Sea Ruling Won’t Improve Regional Security,” East Asia Forum. August 6, 2016. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/06/south-china-sea-ruling-wont-improve-regional-security/-Reprinted in The National Interest (the USA), “South China Sea Danger Zone: Why Pushing China into a Corner Is Dangerous http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/south-china-sea-danger-zone-why-pushing-china-corner-17270

Journal articles supported by the project

Wu Xinbo, “China in search of a liberal partnership international order” International Affairs, vol. 94, no. 5 (2018): 995-1018.

Zhou, Fangyin “中国学者对国际格局的认识和争鸣” [Chinese Scholars Debate International Structure: Understanding and Debate] Guoji Shehui Kexue [Quarterly Journal of International Politics], vol. 6, no. 2 (2017): 1-32.

Xu, Jin, "Debates in IR Academia and China's Policy Adjustments." The Chinese Journal of International Politics, vol. 9, no. 4 (2016): 459-485.

Chen, Zheng, "China Debates the Non-Interference Principle." The Chinese Journal of International Politics, vol. 9, no. 3 (2016): 349-374.

Feng Liu & Ruonan Liu (2019) "China, the United States, and order transition in East Asia: An economy-security Nexus approach," The Pacific Review,

Shiping Tang (2018) "The Future of International Order(s)," The Washington Quarterly, 41:4, 117-131,

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