CURRICULUM VITAE

DENNIS VAN VRANKEN HICKEY, PH.D.


Education

Ph.D., 1988, University of Texas at Austin

M.A.,  1978, Texas State University

B.A., 1975, University of Texas at Austin



Professional Experience

Visiting Scholar, Taiwan Studies Center, Jiaotong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, May-June, 2014.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, 2013-present.

Visiting Scholar, Tongji University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, March 8, 2012-April 10, 2012.

Director of the Graduate Program in Global Studies, Department of Political Science, 2010-present.

The James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science, 2008-present.

Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (2008-2010)

Fulbright Exchange Professor, The China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, Spring semester 2008.

Professor, Missouri State University, 2000-present.

Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs and Administration, Department of Political Science, Missouri State University, 2000-2002 and from 2006 to 2008.

Research Associate, San Francisco State University's Center for US-China Policy Studies, 2006-present

Editorial Board of The Journal of Chinese Political Studies, 2006-present

Editorial Board of Taiwan Defense Affairs, 2004-present

University Fellow in Research, Missouri State University, 2002-2005

Director of the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, 2003-2005

University Fellow in Research, Missouri State University, 1999-2002

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Missouri State University, 1995-2000

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Missouri State University, 1991-1995

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, California State University--Fresno, Fresno, California, 93740-0019, 1990-1991

Visiting Professor, The Johns Hopkins University--Nanjing University, Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China, 1989-90

Lecturer, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988-89

Research Associate, Asian Studies Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1987-88

Teaching Assistant/Assistant Instructor, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin, 1982-86

Instructor, Social Science Division, Austin Community College, 1980-89



Publications: Books

FOREIGN POLICY MAKING IN TAIWAN:  FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRAGMATISM, London: Routledge, 2007.

THE ARMIES OF EAST ASIA:  CHINA, TAIWAN, JAPAN AND THE KOREAS. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001.

TAIWAN'S SECURITY IN THE CHANGING INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM. Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 1997.

UNITED STATES-TAIWAN SECURITY TIES: FROM COLD WAR TO BEYOND CONTAINMENT. Westport, CN: Praeger, 1994.


Publications: Edited Books

NEW THINKING ABOUT THE TAIWAN ISSUE:  THEORETICAL INSIGHTS INTO ITS ORIGINS, DYNAMICS, AND PROSPECTS, London:  Routledge Publishers, 2012 [co-edited with Jean-Marc F. Blanchard].

DANCING WITH THE DRAGON:  CHINA'S EMERGENCE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, New York:  Lexington Books, 2010 [co-edited with Baogang Guo].

TOWARD BETTER GOVERNANCE IN CHINA:  AN UNCONVENTIONAL PATHWAY OF POLITICAL REFORM, New York: Lexington Books, 2010 [co-edited with Baogang Guo].


Publications: Articles

"Taiwan and the Rising Tensions in the East China Sea:  A Mouse that Roared," ASIAN SURVEY, Volume 54, Number 3, May/June 2014, pp.492-514.

"Imbalance in the Taiwan Strait,"   PARAMETERS:  THE US ARMY WAR COLLEGE QUARTERLY,  Volume 43, Number 3, Autumn 2013, pp.43-53.

"US Policy Toward Taiwan:  Time for a Change?"  ASIAN AFFAIRS, Volume 40, Number 4, 2013, pp.175-198.

"Wake Up to Reality:  Taiwan, the Chinese Mainland and Peace Across the Taiwan Strait," THE JOURNAL OF CHINESE POLITICAL SCIENCE, Volume 18, No. 1, Spring 2013, pp.1-20.

"Rapprochement between Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland:  Implications for American Foreign Policy,"   THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Volume 20, Number 69, March 2011, pp.231-247.

"Beijing's Evolving Policy Toward Taipei:  Engagement or Entrapment,"  ISSUES & STUDIES, Volume 45, Number 1, March 2009.

"Friction Between Friends:  US Policy and Taiwan's United Nations Campaign," THE TAMKANG JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Volume 11, Number 4, April 2008.

"Continuity or Change:  US Policy and Taiwan," THE JOURNAL OF CHINESE POLITICAL SCIENCE, Volume 12, Number 2, August 2007.

"America, China and Taiwan:  Three Challenges for Chen Shui-bian," THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Volume 15, Number 48, August 2006.

"China's Military Modernization and Taiwan's Defense Reforms:  Programs, Problems and Prospects,"  TAIWAN DEFENSE AFFAIRS, Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 2003-2004.

"Continuity or Change: The Administration of George W. Bush and US Policy Toward Taiwan," in  THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Volume 13, Number 40, August 2004.

"Reaching for Regional Power Status:  A Net Assessment of the Military Capabilities of the Republic of Korea," THE JOURNAL OF EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS, Volume XVII, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2003.

"Cross-Strait Relations in the Aftermath of the Election of Chen Shui-bian," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Volume 28, Number 4, Winter, 2002 [co-authored with Yitan Li].

"Taiwan and the World Health Organization:  Good Health for All or Some?"  ISSUES & STUDIES, Volume 36, Number 5, September-October, 2000.

"The United States and Cross-Strait Rivalry:  Strategic Partnership and Strategic Ambiguity," OCCASIONAL PAPER:  THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE UNITED STATES, May 1999.

"The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1996:  Implications for U.S. Security Policy,"  THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINA, Volume 7, Number 19, November 1998.

"The Revised U.S.-Japan Security Guidelines:  Implications for Beijing and Taipei, ISSUES & STUDIES, Volume 34, Number 4, April 1998.

"US Policy and Taiwan's Bid to Return to the United Nations,"   ASIAN SURVEY,  Volume XXXVII, Number 11, November 1997.

"Reaching Out in the Darkness: The Changing Nature of U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Volume 22, Number 3, Fall 1995.

"Coming in from the Cold: Taiwan's Return to International Organizations," ISSUES & STUDIES, Volume 30, No. 10, October 1994.

"United States Policy and China's Military Ties with the Russian Republics," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Volume 20, No. 4, Winter 1994 [co-authored with Christopher Craig Harmel].

"US Policy and the International Status of Taiwan," THE JOURNAL OF EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS, Vol.7, No.2, Summer/Fall 1993.

"The Crisis of Communism and the Prospects for Change in the People's Republic of China," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Vol.19, No.4, Winter 1993.

"US Policy and Taiwan's Reintegration into the Global Community," THE JOURNAL OF NORTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, Vol.XI, No.1 Spring 1992

"China's Security Threat to Taiwan," PACIFIC REVIEW, Vol.5, No.3, 1992.

"Perceptions, Misperceptions and Policy: Taiwan's Assessment of the Democracy Movement in the People's Republic of China," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Vol.19, No.1, Spring 1992.

"Will Inter-China Trade Change Taiwan or the Mainland?" ORBIS, Vol. 35, No.4, Fall 1991.

"Tiananmen's Tremors: The Economic, Political and Strategic Impact of the Democracy Movement Upon Taiwan," ISSUES & STUDIES, Vol. 27, No.2, February, 1991.

"Taiwan and Tiananmen: An Analysis of Taiwan's Policy toward the Democracy Movement," THE JOURNAL OF NORTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, Vol. IX, No.3, Fall 1990.

"New Directions In China's Arms For Export Policy: An Analysis of China's Military Ties With Iran," ASIAN AFFAIRS, Vol.17, No.1, Spring 1990.

"American Technological Assistance, Technology Transfers and Taiwan's Drive for Defense Self-Sufficiency, "THE JOURNAL OF NORTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, Vol. VIII, No.3, Fall 1989.

"Peking's Growing Political, Economic & Military Ties with Latin America," ISSUES & STUDIES, Vol.25, No.6, June, 1989.

"America's Military Relations with the People's Republic of China: The Need For Reassessment," THE JOURNAL OF NORTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, Vol. VII, No.3, Fall 1988.

"America's Two Point Policy and the Future of Taiwan," ASIAN SURVEY, Vol.XXVIII, No.8, August, 1988.

"America, The Offshore Island Crisis of 1954-55 and Calculated Ambiguity," ISSUES & STUDIES, Vol.24, No.8, August, 1988.

"US Arms Sales to Taiwan: Institutionalized Ambiguity," ASIAN SURVEY, Vol.XXVI, No.12, December, 1986.

"US Economic, Political and Strategic Interests in Taiwan: The Ties That Bind," ISSUES & STUDIES, Vol.22, No.11, November, 1986.




Publications: Chapters in Books, Policy Briefs, etc.

"Friend or Foe:  Washington, Beijing and the Dispute Over US Security Ties with Taiwan," forthcoming in Jean-Marc Blanchard and Simon Shen (editors), CONFLICT AND COOPERATION IN SINO-US RELATIONS: CHANGE & CONTINUITY, CAUSES AND CURES, London: Routledge Publishers, 2015 [Co-Authored with Lilly Kelan Lu].

"The Taiwan Relations Act:  A Mid-Life Crisis at 35?" in TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT:  TIME FOR A CHANGE? Washington, DC:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, March, 2014, on the world wide web at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication-series/taiwan-relations-act-time-for-change

"Rapprochement between Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland:  Implications for American Foreign Policy," forthcoming in Suisheng Zhao (editor) THE RISE OF CHINA AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE US-CHINA RELATIONSHIP, London: Routledge Publishers, 2014.

"The US Pivot to the Asia-Pacific:  Implications for Taiwan," in Shihoko Goto (editor), TAIWAN AND THE US PIVOT TO ASIA:  NEW REALITIES IN THE REGION?, Washington, DC:  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2013, pp.13-24.

"More than Two Sides to Every Story:  An Introduction to New Thinking About the Taiwan Issue," in Jean-Marc Blanchard and Dennis V. Hickey (editors) NEW THINKING ABOUT THE TAIWAN ISSUE:  THEORETICAL INSIGHTS INTO ITS ORIGINS, DYNAMICS, AND PROSPECTS,  London:  Routledge Publishers, 2012.

"US Policy and Cross-Strait Rapprochement:  What Beijing May Expect from Washington," in Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee (editors), CHINA AND EAST ASIAN STRATEGIC DYNAMICS:  THE SHAPING OF A NEW REGIONAL ORDER, New York: Lexington Books, 2011, pp.215-230.

"Chinese Mainland-United States-Taiwan Triangular Relations Since 2000:  A Perspective of Complex Interdependence,"  in Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo (editors), THIRTY YEARS OF SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS, New York:  Lexington Books, 2010, [Co-authored with Yiran Zhou].

"Introduction: Dancing with the Dragon, China's Emergence in the Developing World,"  in Dennis Hickey and Baogang Guo (editors) DANCING WITH THE DRAGON:  CHINA'S EMERGENCE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD, New York:  Lexington Books, 2010 [co-authored with Baogang Guo].

"China's Claims to Taiwan:  Perceptions and Policies," in Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell  and Joseph Liow (editors), THE ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ASIAN SECURITY STUDIES .London:  Routledge Press, 2010.

"Introduction: Toward Better Governance in China, An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform," in Dennis Hickey and Baogang Guo (editors) TOWARD BETTER GOVERNANCE IN CHINA:  AN UNCONVENTIONAL PATHWAY OF POLITICAL REFORM,  New York: Lexington Books, 2010 [co-authored with Baogang Guo].

"President Ma Ying-Jeou and Taiwan's Internal and External Challenges," in Seyom Brown, Cal Clark, Hiroki Takeuchi and Alex Tan, TAIWAN AT A TURNING POINT.  Baltimore, Maryland:  University of Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, 2009.

"The USA's Continuing Commitment to Taiwan," in Steve Tsang (editor), TAIWAN AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishers, 2008.

"The Future of Sino-American Military Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities," in Sujian Guo and Jean-Marc Blanchard (editors), 'HARMONIOUS WORLD' AND CHINA'S NEW FOREIGN POLICY. Lanham, Maryland:  Lexington Books (a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), 2008 [co-authored with Lilly Kelan Lu].

"Japan's Military Modernization:  The Chinese Perspective," in James C. Hsiung (editor), CHINA AND JAPAN AT ODDS:  DECIPHERING THE PERPETUAL CONFLICT, New York:  Palgrave-MacMillan Publishers, 2007 [co-authored with Lilly Kelan Lu].

"China's Military Modernization and Taiwan's Defense Reform:  Programs, Problems and Prospects," in Martin Edmonds and Michael Tsai (editor), TAIWAN'S DEFENSE REFORM,  London: Routledge Press, 2006.

"The High Cost of Excluding Taiwan from the World Health Organization," in Edward Friedman (editor) CHINA'S RISE AND TAIWAN'S DILEMMAS, London: Routledge Press, 2006.

"South Korea:  An Emerging Power in the Pacific," in William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek (editors) ASIAN SECURITY HANDBOOK:  TERRORISM AND THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

"Taiwan: Deterring A Rising China," in William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek (editors) ASIAN SECURITY HANDBOOK:  TERRORISM AND THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

"Taiwan," in William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek (editors), ASIAN SECURITY HANDBOOK:   AN ASSESSMENT OF POLITICAL-SECURITY ISSUES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION (Second Edition), Armonk, New York:  M.E. Sharpe, 2000.

"The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1996:  Implications for U.S. Security Policy," in Suisheng Zhao (editor), ACROSS THE TAIWAN STRAIT:  MAINLAND CHINA, TAIWAN AND THE 1995-96 CRISIS , New York:  Routlege Publishing,  1999.

"Taiwan, International Economic Organizations, and the Asian Financial Crisis," in Paul Tai (editor),  THE UNITED STATES, CHINA AND TAIWAN:  BUILDING BRIDGES TO A NEW MILLENNIUM, Carbondale, Illinois, Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University Press,1999.

"US-Taiwan Security Ties:  Toward the Next Millennium," in Chien-min Chao and Cal Clark (editors), THE ROC ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21ST CENTURY:  A PARADIGM REEXAMINED, Baltimore, Maryland, University of Maryland School of Law, 1999.

"Taiwan's Security During the Short to Medium-term Future," in Karen M. Sutter (editor), DEVELOPMENTS IN TAIWAN TO 2020: IMPLICATIONS FOR CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS AND U.S. POLICY, Washington, D.C.: Atlantic Council of the United States, 1996.

"Taiwan's Return to International Organizations: Policies, Problems and Prospects" in Jean-Marie Henckaerts (editor), THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF TAIWAN IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER: LEGAL AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS, The Hague, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 1996.

"Taiwan's Security" in William M. Carpenter and David G. Wiencek (editors), ASIAN SECURITY HANDBOOK: AN ASSESSMENT OF POLITICAL-SECURITY ISSUES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1996.

"Tiananmen's Tremors: The Economic, Political and Strategic Impact of the Democracy Movement on Taiwan," in Bih-Jah Lin (editor), THE AFTERMATH OF THE 1989 TIANANMEN CRISIS, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1992.

"America's Two Point Policy and the Future of Taiwan," in THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN TODAY, Taipei: Kwang Hwa Publishing Company, 1989.



Misc. Other Publications

"Returning to Teach in China," THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, November 5, 2008 on the world wide web at
http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2008/11/2008110501c.htm

"Reading China's 'Peace' as "Sugar Coated Poison:  Interview with President Chen Shui-bian," CHICAGO TRIBUNE, January 6, 2008, Section 2, p.4.

"China's Relations with Japan, the Koreas and Taiwan:  Progress with Problems," in WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS ASIA PROGRAM SPECIAL REPORT NUMBER 126:  CHINA'S 'GOOD NEIGHBOR DIPLOMACY--A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING?  January 2005.

"The Bush Administration and Taiwan,"  Testimony and Prepared Statement of Dennis V. Hickey in HEARING ON MILITARY MODERNIZATION AND CROSS-STRAIT BALANCE in Hearing Before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 6, 2004 (Washington, D.C.:  US GPO, 2004).

"One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward:  The Changing Nature of US Policy Toward Taiwan," in CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:  CHINA, TAIWAN AND THE UNITED STATES: PROSPECTS FOR PEACE AND CONFRONTATION,  Florida Atlantic University, 2003.

"The Roots of Chinese Xenophobia," THE WORLD & I, July 2002.

"Special Report: An Interview with Chang Shallyen, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, ASIAN DEFENSE JOURNAL, August 1997.

"Special Report: An Interview with Sun Chen, Taiwan's Defense Minister, ASIAN DEFENSE JOURNAL, February 1994.

"Special Report: An Interview with Dr. Fredrick Chien, Foreign Minister of Taiwan," ASIAN DEFENSE JOURNAL, November 1992.




Publications: Book Reviews

"Book Review:  Assessing Presidential History," TAIWAN REVIEW, Volume 61, Number 8, August 2011, pp.24-27 (this is a book review of John F. Copper's book, Taiwan's Democracy on Trial).

Bruce Gilley and Larry Diamond, Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan PACIFIC AFFAIRS, Volume 82, Number 2, Summer 2009.

John Copper, Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (3rd Edition), THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CHINESE STUDIES, Volume 15, April 2008, Number 1.

Sujian Guo, The Political Economy of Asian Transition from CommunismTHE JOURNAL OF CHINESE POLITICAL SCIENCE, Volume 12, Number 1, April 2007 [with Lilly Kelan Lu].

Robert L. Suettinger, Beyond Tiananmen:  The Politics of US-China Relations, 1989-2000, CHINA PERSPECTIVES, Number 60, July-August 2005.

Richard Bush, At Cross Purposes:  US-Taiwan Relations Since 1942 CHINA REVIEW INTERNATIONAL, Volume 11, Number 2, Fall 2004.

Wei-Chin Lee (ed). Taiwan in Perspective, JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES,  Volume 37, Issue 1, Spring 2003.

David M. Lampton, The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, Volume 117, Number 2, Summer 2002.

John F. Copper, As Taiwan Approaches the New Millennium, PACIFIC AFFAIRS, Volume 75, Number 1, Spring 2002.

Mel Gurtov and Byong-Moo Hwang,  China's Security:  The New Roles of the Military, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CHINESE STUDIES, Volume 5, Number 2, October 1998.

Yu-Ming Shaw, An American Missionary in China:  John Leighton Stuart, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CHINESE STUDIES, Volume 4, Number 2, 1997.

Alan P. Wachman, Taiwan: National Identity and Democratization, CHINA REVIEW INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 3, No.2, Fall 1996.

Steve Tsang (ed.), In the Shadow of China: Political Developments in Taiwan since 1949. JOURNAL OF ASIAN HISTORY, No. 28, 1994.

Ralph Clough, Reaching Across the Taiwan Strait: People-to-People Diplomacy. JOURNAL OF ASIAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, Vol.29, No.3-4, 1994.

John F. Copper, China Diplomacy: The Washington-Taipei-Beijing Triangle. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1992), AMERICAN ASIAN REVIEW, Vol.10, No.4, Winter 1992.

Kevin O'Brien, Reform Without Liberalization: China's National People's Congress and the Politics of Institutional Change. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990), SOCIAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY, Vol.73, No.2, June 1992.

Gerald Chan, China and International Organizations. (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1989), THE ASIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Volume 12, Number 1, June, 1990.


Publications: Selected Op-Ed Articles

"US, China Must Agree to Disagree," TAIPEI TIMES, August 25, 2014, p.A8.

"Obama's Japan Visit Unlikely to be Fruitful," CHINA DAILY, April 23, 2014, p.A9.

"A US Envoy and a Good Listener," CHINA DAILY, February 17, 2014, p.A9.

"America Takes the APEC Test," CHINA DAILY, October 8, 2013, p.A9.

"US Military Move to Affect Taiwan," TAIPEI TIMES, August 15, 2013, p.A8.

"A Meeting of Upmost Importance," CHINA DAILY, May 30, 2013, p.A9.

"Nation Plays Risky Diplomacy Game," TAIPEI TIMES, May 17, 2013, p.A8.

"Obama Likely to Tell Abe, 'Cool It,'" CHINA DAILY, February 19, 2013, p.A9.

"US Should Support East China Sea Initiative," TAIPEI TIMES, November 14, 2012, p.A8.

"Capitalize on Panetta Visit," CHINA DAILY, September 17, 2012, p.A9.

"US Firepower May Spark Arms Race," TAIPEI TIMES, June 15, 2012, p.A8.

"Taiwan's Voters Made Rational Choice," CHINA DAILY, February 6, 2012, p.A9.

"Taiwan Still Needs US Support to Deal with China," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, January 23, 2012, p.9A.

"Breathing Easier on Taiwan:  Ma Ying-jeou's Reelection Lowers the Chances for New Tensions with Mainland China,"  THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, January 17, 2012, p.A13.

"Sino-American Ties:  China Matters," CHINA DAILY, December 6, 2011, p.A9.

"Ascertaining the Status of Taiwan," TAIPEI TIMES, September 27, 2011, p.8.

"Biden Visit a Welcome Change," CHINA DAILY, August 16, 2011, p.A9.

"Foreign Tourists can help the Economy," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, July 21, 2011, p.3B

"US' Taiwan Visa Waiver Makes Sense Financially," TAIPEI TIMES, July 6, 2011, p.8.

"Both Sides Must Ignore Domestic Concerns," CHINA DAILY, May 9, 2011, p.A9.

"The ROC is Alive and Well in Taiwan," TAIPEI TIMES, March 21, 2011, p.A8.

"Differing Views at China-US Summit," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, January 19, 2011, pp.7A-8A.

"Sino-US Cooperation Essential," CHINA DAILY, January 11, 2011, p.A9.

"MSU Brings International Perspective to State Education," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, December 10, 2010, p.5B.

"US-Taiwan Relations Still on Course," TAIPEI TIMES, October 11, 2010, p.8.

"US Dislike for ECFA is a Myth," CHINA POST, July 22, 2010, p.A.10.

"Japan Should Reciprocate Moves," CHINA DAILY, July 6, 2010, p.A9.

"US Backs Warm Cross-Strait Ties," CHINA DAILY, April 29, 2010, p.A9.

"More than just Income Gap to Bridge," CHINA DAILY, January 27, 2010, p. A9 [co-authored with Takashi Kawamoto].

"How a Few F-16s Can Buy Peace in the Taiwan Strait:  Washington Can Use A Proposed Arms Sale as a Bargaining Chip in a High-Stakes Diplomatic Poker Game," THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, November 11, 2009, p.A23.

"China-Taiwan Relations at Best in Decades," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, October 11, 2009, pp.B1-B2.

"Everyone is a Winner," TAIWAN TODAY, September 4, 2009 on the world wide web at http://taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xitem=62451&CtNode=426

"President Charts New Direction of Taipei-Beijing Relations," TAIWAN TODAY, June 12, 2009 on the world wide web at:
http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=52604&CtNode=426

"Time for Joint Sino-US Action is Here," CHINA DAILY, April 29, 2009, p.9.

"Standing the Test of Time," TAIWAN JOURNAL, April 10, 2009, p6.

"The Bottom Line that Taiwan Faces," TAIPEI TIMES, March 1, 2009, p.8.

"Historic Events Captivate Millions," TAIWAN JOURNAL, December 18, 2008.

"Historic November 4," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, November 4, 2008, p.1B.

"Candidates Provide Choice,.Not Echo," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, July 7, 2008, p.1B.

"Next US President's Diplomacy," CHINA DAILY, June 19, 2008, p. 9.

"Time to Stop Playing the China Card," CHINA DAILY, April 29, 2008, p.9.

"War, What War?" SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, February 14, 2008.

"New President Could Taiwan's China Problem," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, March 31, 2008

"US Should Seek Compromise at UN," TAIPEI TIMES, October 5, 2007, p.8.

"What Taiwan Means to the US," TAIPEI TIMES, May 27, 2007, p.8.

"US Policy on Taiwan Makes Sense Despite Changes within China," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, June 7, 2007, p. 2B.

"Meeting to Explore China-Taiwan-US Links," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, March 29, 2006, p.9A

"Beijing's Destablizing Behavior," TAIPEI TIMES, March 22, 2006, p. 8A.

"Emergence of China Poses Several Potential Conflict," SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, January 1, 2006, p.11A

 "Don't Play Games with the Nation's Security," TAIPEI TIMES, November 19, 2005, p.8A

"US Has Chance to Promote Peace Between China, Taiwan, SPRINGFIELD NEWS LEADER, September 28, 2005, p.9A

"Clearing the Air Over Sovereignty," TAIPEI TIMES, June 29, 2005

"Chen is Not the Root of US-Taiwan Tensions," TAIPEI TIMES, May 19, 2005

"Danger to U.S. Lurks in Taiwan Strait," KANSAS CITY STAR, February 10, 2005

"WHO Exclusion is a Health Threat," TAIPEI TIMES, December 26, 2004

"China-US Relationship Likely to Remain Strong," SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER, November 21, 2004

"No Easy Fix for Thorny Cross-Strait Situation," TAIPEI TIMES, SEPTEMBER 27, 2004.

"Beijing, not Taipei, Promoting Taiwan Independence," CHICAGO TRIBUNE, June 1, 2004.

"China's Stand May Prove Unhealthful for Taiwan," LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 6, 2004.

"A Mighty Offense is the Nation's Best Defense," TAIPEI TIMES, April 29, 2004 [co-authored with Mike Welken]..

"Reform of Military is Slow, But Progressing," TAIPEI TIMES, February 16, 2004.

"NGOs Keep Diplomacy on Track," TAIPEI TIMES, September 24, 2003.

"US-Taiwan Friendship Still Strong," TAIPEI TIMES, June 26, 2003.

"Taiwan Deserves a Seat in WHO," (with Mariesa Ho), TAIPEI TIMES, May 25, 2002.

"Regional Arms Race Must Be Halted," TAIPEI TIMES, April 18, 2001.

"US' Taiwan Policy Needs a Tune Up," TAIPEI TIMES, December 15, 2000.

"Keeping U.S. Options Open Is Safest Strategy in Strait," THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 22, 1996, p.B9.

"Taiwan's Metamorphosis," THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, November 30, 1995, p.A22.

(Also numerous op-eds contributed to other newspapers)


Conference Papers

"US Policy Toward Taiwan:  Time for a Change?"  Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL., August 30, 2013

"Taiwan and the East China Sea Dispute:  Policies, Problems and Prospects," Paper delivered at the 2013 East China Sea Peace Forum, Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, August 5, 2013.

"The East China Sea Peace Initiative:  Policies, Problems and Prospects," Paper delivered at the 2013 Annual Conference of the European Association for Taiwan Studies, Lyon Normal Superior School, Lyon, France, May 2-4, 2013.

"The US Pivot to the Asia-Pacific:  Implications for Taiwan," Paper delivered at the conference, Taiwan and the US Pivot to Asia:  New Realities in the Region?, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, February 26, 2013.

"Washington-Taipei Security Ties During the Post-Normalization Era and the Dispute over US Arms Sales to Taiwan," The University of South Carolina's 2012 Conference on Taiwan Issues, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, September 6-7, 2012.

"Friend or Foe:  Washington, Beijing and the Dispute over Arms Sales to Taiwan," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 30-September 2, 2012.

"US Security Policy and the Growing Military Imbalance in the Taiwan Strait," Paper delivered at international conference, US Arms Sales Policy Toward Taiwan at a Crossroads: 30 Years after the 17 August Communiqu, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei  Taiwan, Republic of China, August 1-3, 2012 .

"The 2012 Presidential Election in the Republic of China on Taiwan:  Implications for the United States," Paper delivered at The International Symposium on Political and Economic Dynamics in Taiwan after the 2012 Elections, Institute for National Policy Research, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, January 15, 2012.

"Washington, Taipei and Beijing:  Recent Developments and Policy Implications," Paper delivered at the international conference, 40 Years After Sino-American Normalization: A New Dawn or A New Darkness,  The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, December 3, 2011.

"Wake Up to Reality:  The Republic of China, the People's Republic of China and Peace Across the Taiwan Strait," Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Political Science Association, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, November 13, 2011.

"US Policy and Cross-Strait Rapprochement:  What Beijing May Expect from Washington," Paper delivered at the international conference, China and East Asia Strategic Dimensions, S. Rajaratam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 11-12, 2010.

"Democratic Trends in the Republic of China on Taiwan since the Presidential Election of 2008,"  Paper delivered at The International Conference on East Asian Regional Development, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, December 3, 2009.

"Understanding China's Irredentist Claims to Taiwan," Paper delivered at the international symposium and workshop, Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland:  Cross-Strait Relations in a Time of Transition, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, October 17, 2009.

"Chinese Mainland-United States-Taiwan Triangular Relations Since 2000:  A Perspective of Complex Interdependence," Paper delivered at the international conference, The 30th Anniversary of China-U.S. Relations: China's Domestic Politics and International Relations, Renmin University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, July 4-5, 2009 [Co-authored with Yiran Zhou].

"Rapprochement between Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland:  Implications for American Foreign Policy," Paper delivered at the conference, Peaceful Development and Deepening Integration in the Greater China Region, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, June 11-12, 2009.

"President Ma Ying-Jeou and Taiwan's Internal and External Challenges," Paper delivered at the conference, The Future of US-Taiwan-China Relations, John Tower Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, April 17, 2009.

"President Ma the Meager or President Ma the Magnificent:  Changing Relations between Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland,"  Paper delivered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars symposium, Taiwan's Strategy to Retain International Space, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., December 8, 2008.

"President Ma's Chief Challenges: Taiwan, the Chinese Mainland and America," Paper delivered at the international conference, Taiwan's New Approach:  Opportunities and Challenges for President Ma Ying-jeou's Government, International House, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2008.

"New Directions and New Concepts:  President Ma and Taiwan's Chief Challenges," Paper delivered at the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, October 11-12-2008.

"Beijing's Evolving Policy toward Taipei:  Engagement or Entrapment?"  Paper delivered at the 37th Annual Sino-American Conference on Contemporary China, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, August 26-27, 2008.

"Friction Between Friends:  US Policy and Taiwan's United Nations Campaign," Paper delivered at the international conference, Taiwan's Application for UN Membership, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Taiwanese Society of International Law, Foreign Ministry, Taipei, Taiwan, September 14, 2007.

"Peace or Poison:  Changes in China's Policy Toward Taiwan," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL, August 30-September 2, 2007.

"The Future of Sino-American Military Cooperation:  Challenges and Opportunities," Paper delivered at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Center for US-China Policy Studies, San Francisco State University, July 14, 2007. [Co-Authored with Lilly Kelan Lu]

"Continuity or Change:  US Policy Toward Taiwan," Paper delivered at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Center for US-China Policy Studies, San Francisco State University, July 14, 2007.

"Strategic, Economic or Political Partner:  Understanding the Basis of America's Continuing Commitment to Taiwan," Paper delivered at the international conference, Taiwan's Search for Democratic Partners:  Workshop at St. Anthony's College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, June 15-16, 2007.

"US-European Relations After the Cold War,"  Paper delivered at the international conference, East-Central Europe at the Crossroads:  Russian, American and EU Interests and Policies,  Plaster Student Union, Missouri State University, November 30-December 1, 2006.

"Complicating the Complicated:  The Role of Societal Actors in Taiwan's External Relations," The University of South Carolina's 2006 Conference on Taiwan Issues, Columbia Marriott Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina, November 10-12, 2006.

"US Policy and the New Taiwan," Paper delivered at The 35th Annual Meeting of the Sino-American Conference, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, August 28-29, 2006.

"A Shrimp Between Whales:  The International System and Taiwan's Foreign Policy," Paper delivered at the Association of Chinese Political Science and the Renmin University School of International Studies international conference, China in the 21st Century:  Opportunities and Challenges, Renmin University, Beijing, People's Republic of China, June 9-11, 2006.

"President Chen and the Three Challenges:  America, China and Taiwan," Paper delivered at the conference, The United States, China and Taiwan in the Second Bush and Chen Administrations, The Center for US-China Cooperation at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, May 1-14, 2005.

"China's Relations with Japan, Taiwan and the Koreas:  Progress with Problems," Paper delivered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars conference, China's Good Neighbor Diplomacy:  A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?" Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., September 22, 2004.

"Taiwan's Foreign Policy during President Chen Shui-bian's Second Term:  Policies, Problems and Prospects,"  Paper delivered at the University of South Carolina's Annual Conference on Taiwan Issues, Adams Mark Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina, September 11, 2004.

"China's Military Modernization and Taiwan's Defense Reforms:  Programs, Problems and Prospects," Paper delivered at the Institute for Taiwan Defense Studies conference, International Conference on Taiwan's Defense Reforms:  Key Issues, Westin Taipei Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, February 29-March 1, 2004.

"The Challenges and Opportunities of Military Reform in the Republic of China on Taiwan," Paper delivered at the Duke University Program in Asian Security Studies conference, Stability and Change Across the Taiwan Strait, Duke University, Durham, NC, January 31, 2004.

"The Making of Taiwan's Foreign Policy in the Post-Martial Law Era," Paper delivered at the University of South Carolina's Annual Conference on Taiwan Issues, Holiday Inn Historic District, Charleston, SC, September 5-7, 2003.

"A Price to High to Pay:  The Cost of Excluding Taiwan From The World Health Organization," Paper delivered at the conference, China's Rise and Taiwan's Dilemmas, Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan, July 26-28, 2003.

"Continuity or Change:  The Administration of George W. Bush and US Policy Toward Taiwan," Paper delivered at the conference, The United States, China and Taiwan in a Changing World:  Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century, The Center for US-China Cooperation at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, May 2-3, 2003.

"One Step Backward, Two Steps Forward:  The Changing Nature of US Policy Toward Taiwan," Paper delivered at the Symposium on Cross Strait Security, China, Taiwan and the United States:  Prospects for Peace and Confrontation, Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, April 12, 2003.

"Reaching for Regional Power Status:  A Net Assessment of the Military Capabilities of the Republic of Korea,"  Paper delivered at the International Conference on Net Assessment and Defense Policy, Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, November 9-10, 2002.

"Cross-Strait Relations in the Aftermath of the Election of Chen Shui-bian," (with Yitan Li), Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco Hilton, San Francisco, CA August 30-September 2, 2001.

"Continuity or Change:  The Bush Administration and the Taiwan Question," Paper delivered at the Annual Conference on Taiwan Issues, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, April 20-22, 2001.

"The Election of Chen Shui-bian and its Impact on US Policy toward Taiwan,"  Paper delivered at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Chinese Studies, University of San Francisco, Center for Pacific Rim and Ricci Institute, San Francisco, California, October 27-29, 2000.

"The Expansion of Taiwan's International Space in the New Millennium," Paper delivered at the conference, "The Development of Taiwan and the Cross-Strait Relations into the 21st Century," Chinese Eurasian Education Foundation of Taipei and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies of National Sun Yat-sen University, Taipei, Taiwan, April 28-29, 2000.

"Taiwan and the World Health Organization:  Good Health for All or Some?" Paper delivered at the conference, "The Future of US Policy toward Taiwan," The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C., March 22, 2000.

"US-PRC-Taiwan Relations on the Eve of the New Millennium," Paper delivered at the conference, "Taiwan, the US and the PRC 20 Years after the Taiwan Relations Act," Asian Affairs Center, University of Missouri, Embassy Suites Hotel Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, November 5-6, 1999.

"Taiwan Independence:  Image and Reality," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association,   Atlanta Hilton and Towers, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2-5, 1999,

"The U.S. and Cross Strait Rivalry:  Strategic Partnership and Strategic Ambiguity," Paper delivered at the conference, "War and Peace in the Taiwan Strait," Program in Asian Security Studies, Duke University, Durham NC, February 26-27, 1999.

"U.S.-Taiwan Security Ties:  Toward the Next Millennium," Paper delivered at the conference, "Taiwan on the Threshold of the 21st Century," Sun Yat-sen Graduate Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, January 4-5, 1999.

"Taiwan, International Economic Organizations and the Asian Financial Crisis," Paper delivered at the conference, "Building New Bridges for a New Millennium," Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, December 6-7, 1998.

"The Revised U.S.-Japan Security Guidelines:  Implications for Beijing and Taipei," Paper delivered at the conference, "Dilemmas and Opportunities:  Taiwan's National Security at the Turn of the Century," The John Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, April 18, 1998.

"The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1996: Implications for US Security Policy," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 1997, The Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

"Taiwan's Return to International Organizations: Policies, Problems and Prospects," Paper delivered at the International Conference on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Center for United Nations Law, Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 1995.

"Taiwan's Security During the Short to Medium-term Future," Paper delivered at the Atlantic Council of the United States' conference, "Developments in Taiwan to 2020: Implications for Cross-Strait Relations and for U.S. Policy," The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C., November 17-18, 1994.

"Taiwan's Security in the Post-Cold War Era," Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 1994, New York City, New York.

"Taiwan's Security Strategy in the Post-Cold War World: Policies, Options and Prospects," Paper delivered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Center for National Security Studies workshop on China, Taiwan and the Future of Nuclear Weapons, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1994.

"Taiwan and International Organizations," Paper delivered at the 1994 Conference on the Republic of China and the United Nations, University of South Carolina, April 1-2, 1994.

"Pragmatic Diplomacy and Taiwan's National Security," Paper delivered at the 35th annual American Association of China Studies Conference at the University of South Carolina, October 15-17, 1993.

"United States-Republic of China Relations After the Cold War," Paper delivered at the University of Illinois-- Tamkang University, "International Conference on US-ROC Relations in the Nineties: Prospects for the Future," Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, November 8-11, 1992.

"The People's Republic of China and the Crises of Communism," Paper delivered at the 34th annual American Association of China Studies Conference at Detroit, Michigan, October 16-18, 1992.

"Assessing Mainland China's Security Threat to Taiwan," Paper delivered at the 33rd annual American Association of China Studies Conference at the University of Virginia, November 8-10, 1991.

"Tiananmen's Tremors: The Economic, Political and Strategic Impact of the Democracy Movement upon Taiwan," Paper delivered at the 19th Annual Sino-American Conference on Mainland China at Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, June 12-14, 1990.

"America's Containment Policy: Toward the 1990s," Paper delivered at Conference at The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, People's Republic China, March 23-26, 1990.




Other Conference Participation

Panel Discussant, "FTAs and Foreign and Domestic Policy," at the 22nd Annual Taiwan Studies Conference, Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership:  Prospects and Challenges for Trade Diplomacy, Center for Asian Studies, Walker Institute for International and Area Studies, University of South Carolina, September 20-21, 2014. 

Round Table Speaker, "Taiwan's Public Diplomacy:  Promoting Taiwan's Economic Success, Democratization and Chinese Culture with Taiwan Characteristics," at the annual meeting of the  European Association of Taiwan Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark, June 19, 2012.

Panel Discussant, "Cross-Strait and International Relations," at the annual meeting of the  European Association of Taiwan Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark, June 19, 2012.

Panel Chair, "Taiwan's Changing Geopolitical Situation," at the annual meeting of the  European Association of Taiwan Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark, June 20, 2012.

Panel Discussant, "The South China Sea Disputes and Their Impact on the Security Environment of Southeast Asia:  What Lies Ahead?" at the 2012 Workshop on the South China Sea Dispute: Political and Security Implications for the Region's Future, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, January 12, 2012.

Panel Chair, "The Taiwan Experience and Democracy in China," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA, September 2, 2011.

Panel Discussant, "Political Attitudes and Behavior in a Diverse China," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA, September 1, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, "The Republic of China:  100 Years in the Global Community,"  Keynote Speech delivered at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Integration and Development in a Globalized World Academic Conference, Graduate School of International Affairs, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, April 1, 2011.

Panel Discussant, "Taiwan's Regional Relationships," at the 2010 Conference on Taiwan Issues:  Taiwan at the Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, October 3, 2010.

Panel Discussant, "Cross Taiwan Strait Political Economy Networks," at the 2010 Conference on Taiwan Issues:  Taiwan at the Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2, 2010.

Panel Chair, "Challenges and Opportunities:  Recent Developments in Cross-Strait Relations--the Chinese Mainland Perspective," at the international symposium and workshop, Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland:  Cross-Strait Relations in a Time of Transition, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, October 17, 2009.

Roundtable Speaker, "The Taiwan Relations Act:  A Historical Perspective," at the 2009 Conference on Taiwan Issues:  Thirty Years After the Taiwan Relations Act, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, September 26, 2009.

Panel Discussant, "Chinese Democratization in Times of Change," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada, September 5, 2009.

Panel Discussant, "Future of Mainland China-Taiwan Relations," at the international conference, Peaceful Development and Deepening Integration in the Greater China Region, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, June 11-12, 2009.

Panel Discussant, "Political Engagement Between Taiwan and Mainland China," at the international conference, Taiwan's New Approach:  Opportunities and Challenges for President Ma Ying-jeou's Government, International House, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2008.

Panel Chair, "China and the International Political Economy,"
the 21st Annual International Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, October 11-12-2008.

Panel Chair, "Imagining Modern Taiwan," the annual meeting of the American   Political Science Association,  Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA., August 31, 2008.

Panel Discussant, "The Sino-Japanese Relationship," at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Center for US-China Policy Studies, San Francisco State University, July 14, 2007.

Roundtable Participant at The Security of Taiwan: An Update and Reappraisal in the Context of a Northeast Asia Peace and Security Mechanism, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, June 27. 2007.

Panel Chair, "China and the Global Community:  Challenges and Opportunities," The Third Annual Missouri State University Public Affairs Conference:  One World, Many Voices, Plaster Student Union, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, April 20, 2007.

Panel Chair, "Critical Issues in the Contemporary Middle East," at the international conference, America, Islam and the Middle East:  Building Bridges Between the Great Divide, Plaster Student Union, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, April 2, 2007.

Panel Chair, "Politics, Diplomacy and Security,"  the International Conference on Governance, Regimes and Globalization, Graduate School of International Affairs, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 23, 2007.

Panel Chair/Discussant, "Economics and Politics in East and Southeast Asia, the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Midwest (ISA-MW),  November 5, 2006, St. Louis, Missouri.

Panel Chair, "Taiwanese Society, Culture and Democracy at the Crossroads," the annual meeting of the American   Political Science Association,  September 2, 2005, Washington, D.C.,

Panel Chair,  "Taiwan and the Changing Realities of International Politics," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2, 2004, Chicago Illinois

Panel Chair, "China, Taiwan and the World," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 27-September 1, 2003 Philadelphia, PA.

Panel Chair, "Cross-Strait Relations Since the Lifting of Martial Law," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 2, 2002, The Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA.

Panel Discussant, "Taiwan and the People's Republic of China Enter the 21st Century," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2000, Washington, D.C.

Panel Discussant, "China and Its Peripheries:  The International Factors Come In," Conference on Center-Periphery Relations in China:  Integration, Disintegration or Reshaping an Empire, March 24-25, 2000, Cho Yiu Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong, SAR, China.

Panel Chair, "Winners and Losers in Taiwan's Constitutional Changes," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 3-6, 1998, The Marriott Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA.

Panel Discussant, "U.S. National Security Strategy:  Community, Communities and Politics," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 3-6, 1998, The Marriott Copley Place Hotel,  Boston, MA.

Panel Chair, "The Emerging Security Triangle in Northeast Asia: Issues and Prospects of a New Institutional Setup," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 1997, The Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Panel Chair, "Asian Security in the Post-Cold War World," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 1996, San Francisco, California.

Panel Chair, "Economic Development and Politics in Taiwan," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29-September 1, 1996, San Francisco, California.

Panel Chair, "The New Security Environment in Asia and the Pacific Region," the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 1994, New York City, New York.




Selected Awards and Honors

Research Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for Scholarly International Exchange, 2014-2015.

Visiting Scholar, Jiaotong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, May-June 2014.

Director's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research, Honors College, Missouri State University, 2014.

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2014.

Research Grant, Missouri State University, 2014.

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2013.

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2012.

Visiting Scholar, Tongji University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, March-April 2012.

University Foundation Award for Excellent in Service, 2011.

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2011.

Distinguished Service Award, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, 2010.

Appointment as Associate Member of the University of Chicago's Center for East Asian Studies (May 2009-June 2012).

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2009.

Research Grant, Missouri State University, 2009.

Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (October 2008)

Distinguished Service Award, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, 2008.

The James D. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science (effective Fall 2008).

Appointment as Fulbright Scholar to teach at China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China (Spring 2008)

Research Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for Scholarly International Exchange, 2008-2010.

Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, Missouri State University, Summer 2007.

Conference Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2007.

External Conference Grant from ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the International Symposium, "Taiwan, China, and Democratization in East Asia," 2007.

Missouri State University Provost Research Incentive Grant for "US-China-Taiwan Studies" (3 year grant), 2007.

College Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 2006.

Luella Stuck Cline Library Resources Award (to purchase books related to the People's Republic of China), Spring 2006.

External Conference Grant from ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the International Symposium, "Taiwan and the World: Taiwan's External Relations in a Time of Transition," 2006.

College Award for Excellence in Research, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 2005.

Research Grant, Missouri State University, 2005.

Library Support Grant from ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs to purchase US $10,000 in library books related to Taiwan for Missouri State University's Meyer Library, 2005.

Research Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2004-2005.

Research Grant, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, 2004-2005.

College Award for Excellence in Service, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 2004.

Coordinator, The American Political Science Association's  (APSA) Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, 2003-2005.

University Foundation Award for Excellence in Research, Missouri State University, 2002.

University Fellow, Missouri State University, 2002-2005.

College Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Humanities & Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 2001.

Public Affairs Grant, Missouri State University, 2001.

Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University, for   2001.

College Award for Excellence in Service, College of Humanities & Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 2000

Library Support Grant from the Japan Foundation  to acquire US $10,000 in books related to Japan for Missouri State University's Meyer Library, 2000-2001.

College Award for Excellence in Research, College of Humanities & Public Affairs, Missouri State University, 1999.

University Fellow, Missouri State University, 1999-2002.

Research Grant, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 1998-99.

Public Affairs Grant, Missouri State University, 1997-98.

University Award for Excellence in Research, Missouri State University, 1997

Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University, for 1997

Academic Associate of the Atlantic Council of the United States for Missouri State University, 1996-present

Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University, for 1996.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Missouri State University, for Summer 1994.

Summer Faculty Fellowship, Missouri State University, for Summer 1992.

Research Grant, The Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1991.

Research Grant, The Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1987-88.


Editorial Board Membership for Scholarly Journals

Journal of Chinese Political Science (published by the Association of Chinese Political Studies)

Taiwan Defense Affairs (published by the Institute for Taiwan Defense and Strategic Studies)


Other Professional Activities

Briefing delivered to US government officials about changes in relations between Taipei and Beijing and implications for American foreign policy, April 17, 2012.

Served as an Election Observer in an international delegation assigned to monitor the presidential election in Taiwan, Republic of China, January 2012.

Briefing delivered to US government officials about changes in relations between Taipei and Beijing and implications for American foreign policy, October 19, 2009.

Briefing delivered on Capitol Hill to Congressional staffers about changes in relations between Taipei and Beijing and implications for American foreign policy, December 9, 2008.

Served as an Election Observer in an American delegation assigned to monitor the presidential election in Taiwan, Republic of China, March 2008.

Briefing delivered on Capitol Hill to Congressional staffers about China's rise and implications for peace and stability in the Western Pacific, September 23, 2004.

Testify in Hearing before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Washington, DC, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 6, 2004.  Hearing focused on China's military modernization and the military balance in the Taiwan Strait.

Commissioned by The Atlantic Council of the United States to prepare and present a report examining Taiwan's security development to the year 2020 with an emphasis on the implications for U.S. policy, 1996.

Commissioned by Los Alamos National Laboratory's Center for National Security Studies to prepare and present a report concerning Taiwan's perspectives on nuclear weapons and East Asian regional security. Project was completed June 20, 1994.



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