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Richard W. Hu 
Professor, Global MPP Co-Director and
Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 3917 2398
Expertise: East Asian regional integration, Chinese foreign relations, Sino-U.S. relations, and cross-strait relations.
Richard W. Hu is Professor of Political Science and Head of Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. He was educated at Peking University in China, and Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland at College Park in the United States. He has a distinguished teaching and research career in both the U.S. and Hong Kong. He was a John M. Olin Fellow at Harvard University, an IGCC Fellow at University of California at San Diego, and a CNAPS Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He has taught at University of California at San Diego, Monterey Institute of International Studies and University of Hong Kong, where he has taught since 1997. He has published widely in academic journals on international political economy, East Asian regional integration, Chinese foreign relations, Sino-U.S. relations, and cross-Strait relations issues.


  • “East Asia’s Enduring Rivalries: Ripe for Abatement?” (with Steve Chan),Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol.2, no.2 (2015), pp.133–153, DOI: 10.1177/2347797015586118
  • "China as a Listian Trading State: Interest, Power, and Economic Ideology," in G. John Ikenberry, Wang Jisi, and Zhu Feng, eds.,America, China, and the Struggle for World Order: Ideas, Traditions, Historical Legacies, and Global Visions, New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp.211-242.
  • “Does regional international society exist in East Asia? A Response to Yongjin Zhang,”Global Discourse, Vol. 5, No. 3, (2015), pp.374–378, DOI:10.1080/23269995.2015.1053240, available at
  • “China’s Future Role in East Asia,” in Andrew T.H. Tan, ed.,Security and Conflict in East Asia: Preventing a Global War, Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2015, pp.203-213.
  • “Strategic Trust Deficit and Its Impacts on the Future of China-US Relations,” in Mingjiang Li and Kalyan M. Kemburi, eds.,New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific, Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2014, pp.44-55.
  • “Taiwan Strait détente and the changing role of the United Strait in cross-Strait relations,”China Information, vol.27, no.1 (March 2013), pp.31-50. DOI:1177/0920203X12468256
  • "Politics of Détente: Comparing Korea and Taiwan," (with Steve Chan and Injoo Sohn),Pacific Review, vol.26, issue 2 (February 2013), pp.199-220. DOI:10.1080/09512748.2012.759258
  • "China's New Generation of Leaders and Regional Challenges in East Asia" (with Steve Chan),Eurasian Geography and Economics, vol.53, no.6 (November/December 2012), pp.674-687. DOI:2747/1539-7216.53.6.674.
  • "Explaining Change and Stability in Cross-Strait Relations: A Punctuated Equilibrium Model,"Journal of Contemporary China, volume 21, issue 78 (November 2012), pp.933-953. DOI:1080/10670564.2012.701033
  • "階級差異或認同制約?大陸台灣人當地融入的分析 ("Class or Identity Matters? The Social Assimilation of Taiwanese Sojourners in China", (with Lin Ruihua and Keng Shu) in 《中國大陸研究》Mainland China Studies, vol.54, no.4 (December 2011), pp.29-56.
  • East Asian Economic Integration: Law, Trade and Finance(eds. with Ross P. Buckley and Douglas W. Arner), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, June 2011, 352 pp.
  • "大陸台商政治認同變遷分析" ("An Analysis of the Transformation of Political Identification of Taiwanese Businessmen in the Mainland"), 陈德昇 主编《台商大陸投資二十年:經驗、發展與前瞻》(Twenty Years of Taiwanese Businessmen and Investment in the Mainland: Experiences, Development and Prospects), Taipei, Taiwan: INK印刻出版社,2011 pp.367-390.
  • Building Asia Pacific Regional Architecture: The Challenge of Hybrid Regionalism, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, July 2009, 30 pp.
  • “APEC and Future Asia-Pacific Regional Architecture,”American Foreign Policy Interest, vol.31, issue 1 (January 2009), pp.12-22. DOI:1080/10803920802711470.
  • “Constructing Core Values in China’s International Relations: From Practice to Theory in the Last Thirty Years,” in Pan Wei and Lian Si, ed.,The Thirty Years Change of Social Values in China, 1978-2008, 《 中国社会价值观变迁30年(1978-2008)》, (Beijing: China Social Sciences Press 中国社会科学出版社, 2008), pp.357-385.
  • "Promoting Energy Partnership in Beijing and Washington,"(with Daojiong Zha),Washington Quarterly, vol.30, no.4 (Autumn 2007), pp.105-115. DOI:1162/wash.2007.30.4.105
  • “The Political-Economic Paradox and Beijing’s Strategic Options,” in Edward Friedman, ed.,China's Rise, Taiwan's Dilemmas, and International Peace (New York and London: Routledge, 2006), pp.22-38.
  • Building a Neighborly Community: post-cold war China, Japan, and Southeast Asia(with Zha Daojiong), Manchester and London: Manchester University Press, 2006, 260 pp.
  • “The Future of East Asian Regionalism: Forging a Common Vision,”Asian Review, volume 18 (2005), pp.11-28.
  • “Shanghai Cooperation Organization: New Perspectives,”The Mongolian Journal of International Affairs, no.11 (2004), pp.129-151.
  • “Cross-Strait Relations: Heading for Collision?”East Asia: an International Quarterly, vol. 20, no. 3 (Fall 2003), pp.5-15.
  • “China in Search of Comprehensive Security,” in James C. Hsiung, ed.,Twenty-First Century World Order and the Asia Pacific, New York, NY: Palgrave, 2001, pp.309-325.
  • “New Delhi’s Nuclear Bomb: A Systemic Analysis,”World Affairs 163 (1) (Summer 2000), pp.28-38.
  • China’s International Relations in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Paradigm Shifts(eds. with Gerald Chan and Daojiong Zha), Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000, 231 pp.
  • “The Growing China and Its Prospective Role in World Affairs,” (with Zhiyong Lan and Ken Q. Wang),The Brown Journal of World Affairs,, issue 2 (Summer/Fall 1999), pp.43-61.
  • “India’s Nuclear Bomb and Future Sino-Indian Relations,”East Asia: an International Quarterly, vol.17, no.1 (Spring 1999), pp.40-68.
  • “China and Northeast Asian Cooperation: The Economic-Security Nexus,” Global Economic Review, vol.28, no.2 (1999), pp.50-67.
  • “India Going Nuclear: A Bomb against China?”Journal of Chinese Political Science, vol.4, no.2 (Fall 1998), pp.19-40.
  • "China's Taiwan Policy and East Asian Security,”Journal of Contemporary Asia, vol.27, no.3 (1997), pp.374-391.
  • "Teaching Political Science in East Asia: the Importance of Critical Thinking,”Political Science, Vol.49, no.1 (1997), pp.81-89.
  • "China and Asian Regionalism: Challenge and Policy Choice,"Journal of Contemporary China, vol.5, no.11 (March 1996), pp.43-56.
  • "Beijing's Defense Strategy and the Korean Peninsula,"Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, vol.XIV, no.3 (Fall 1995), pp.50-67.
  • "Asian Pacific Security and the Taiwan Issue after the Cold War,"Chinese Social Science Quarterly,《中国社会科学季刊》, no.10 (Spring 1995), pp.23-38.
  • "China's Security Agenda after the Cold War,"Pacific Review, vol.8, no.1 (1995), pp.117-135.
  • Strategic Views from the Second Tier: Nuclear Weapons Policies of France, Britain and China(eds. with John C. Hopkins), New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Transaction Publishers, 1995, 279 pp.
  • "China's Nuclear Export Controls: Policy and Regulations,"Nonproliferation Review, Winter 1994, pp.3-9.
  • "China’s Security Strategy in a Changing World,"Pacific Focus, vol.III, no.1 (Spring 1993), pp.113-134.