Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩

DANIEL SUCHENSKI 苏丹青

  • Deputy Director

Chen Yali (Lily)

  • 2016-2017 Fellow

Nate Adler

  • Alumni Student Affiliate

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩

Alastair Iain JohnstonAlastair Iain Johnston Iain Johnston's research and teaching interests focus on ideational sources of foreign policy behavior, socialization in international institutions, and the analysis of identity in the social sciences, mostly with reference to China and East Asia. He is the author of Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History (Princeton 1995) and  Social States: China in International Institutions, 1980-2000 (Princeton 2008).  He is also co-editor (with Robert Ross) of Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power(Routledge 1999);  New Directions in the Study of China's Foreign Policy (Stanford 2006)(with Robert Ross); Crafting Cooperation: Regional Institutions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge 2007)(with Amitav Acharya);  Chinese-English English-Chinese Glossary on Nuclear Security Terms (Mianyang: Atomic Energy Press, 2008)(with the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Security and Arms Control and the Chinese Scientists Group on Arms Control); and Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Scientists (Cambridge 2009)(with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and Rose McDermott). Johnston co-directs the Princeton-Harvard China and the World program. In his non-academic life, Johnston is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and works on issues in US-China crisis management.


 

PUBLICATIONS

Books and Monographs

China and Arms Control: Emerging Issues and Interests in the 1980s. (Ottawa, Center for Arms Control and Disarmament, Aurora Papers No. 3, 1986)

Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995) (Third edition, paperback, published in 1998)

Social States: China in International Institutions, 1980-2000 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008)

Edited Books and Monographs

Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power (co-editor with Robert S. Ross) (London: Routledge Press, 1999)

New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy (co-editor with Robert S. Ross) (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006)

Crafting Cooperation: Regional Institutions in Comparative Perspective (co-editor with Amitav Acharya) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Chinese-English English-Chinese Glossary on Nuclear Security Terms (as member of the editorial team from the Committee on International Security and Arms Control and the Chinese Scientists Group for Arms Control (Mianyang: Atomic Energy Press, 2008)

Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Scientists (co-editor with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and 2 Rose McDemott) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Perception and Misperception in American and Chinese Views of the Other (co-editor with Shen Mingming) (Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015)

Articles and Book Chapters

with Robert Reford, as rapporteur, The Other Road To Security: Canada and Disarmament. (Toronto; Canadian Institute of International Affairs Working Group on UNSSOD II, June 1982)

"Chinese Nuclear Force Modernization: Implications for Arms Control" Journal of Northeast Asian Studies 2:2 (June 1983)

"Changing Army-Party Relations in China, 1979-1984." Asian Survey. 24:10 (October, 1984) "Party Rectification in the Peoples Liberation Army, 1983-1987." The China Quarterly. No.112 (December 1987).

"China Enters the Arms Control Arena." Arms Control Today. 17:6 (July/August 1987). Reprinted in 战略 经济与⼤国关系 [Strategy, Economics and Major Power Relations] (Beijing 1989), and in Defence AsiaPacific (Singapore) No.1 (1988)

《弱国怎样⾯对强国》 [How small states manage large states] 美国⽉刊 [American Monthly] (Taipei) 4:5 (September 1989)

"China and Arms Control in the Asia-Pacific Region." in Frank Langdon and Douglas Ross eds., Superpower Maritime Strategy in the Pacific. (London, Routledge, 1990)

《当代学术对中国传统军事思想理解的⼏个问题》 [Some problems in contemporary interpretations of traditional Chinese military thought] 军事历史 [Military history] (Beijing) No.3 (June 1991)

《暴⼒与⾮暴⼒》 [Violence and non-violence] 国际政治研究 [Studies in International Politics] (Beijing) No.1 (1992).

浅谈西⽅对中国传统战略思想的解释 [Preliminary analysis of Western views on traditional Chinese strategic thought] 第⼆届孙⼦兵法国际研讨会论⽂集 [Collected papers from the 2nd international symposium on Sun Zi's Art of War] (Beijing 1992).

"The Role of Violence in China's Strategic Thought" in C. Dennison Lane and Dimon Liu, eds., Conference Proceedings: Fourth Annual Conference on China's People's Liberation Army. (Washington, American Enterprise Institute, 1993)

“Independence Through Unification: On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Across the Taiwan Straits” Contemporary Issues No. 2 (Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, September 1993)

"Thinking About Strategic Culture." International Security 19:4 (Spring 1995)

"China's New 'Old Thinking': The Concept of Limited Deterrence." International Security 20:3 (Winter 3 1995/6). Reprinted in Steven Miller et al, eds., East Asian Security: An International Security Reader (Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1996)

"Learning Versus Adaptation: Explaining Change in Chinese Arms Control Policy." The China Journal. No.35 (January 1996)

"Cultural Realism and Strategy in Maoist China." in Peter J. Katzenstein ed., The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics (New York, Columbia University Press, 1996)

"Prospects for Chinese Nuclear Force Modernization: Limited Deterrence versus Multilateral Arms Control" The China Quarterly. (June 1996). Reprinted in David Shambaugh and Richard H. Yang eds.,China’s Military in Transition (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997)

“Engaging Myths: Misconceptions About China and Its Global Role” Harvard Asia Pacific Review (1997/98)

“China’s Militarized Interstate Dispute Behavior, 1949-1992: A First Cut at the Data” The China Quarterly (March 1998)

“International Structures and Chinese Foreign Policy” in Samuel S. Kim, China and the World (4th Edition) (Boulder: Westview Press, 1998)

“China and International Environmental Institutions: A Decision Rule Analysis” in Michael McElroy, Chris P. Nielsen, and Peter Lydon eds., Energizing China: Reconciling Environmental Protection with Energy Demands of a Growing Economy. (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1998)

“Strategic Culture Revisited: Reply to Colin Gray” Review of International Studies 25 (July 1999)

“China and Arms Control Institutions” (with Michael D. Swaine) in Elizabeth Economy and Michel Oksenberg, eds., China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects (New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 1999)

“Realisms and Chinese Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Period” in Michael Mastanduno and Ethan Kapstein eds., Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies after the Cold War (New York, Columbia University Press, 1999)

“The Myth of the ASEAN Way? Explaining the Evolution of the ASEAN Regional Forum” in Helga Haftendorn, Robert Keohane and Celeste Wallander eds., Imperfect Unions: Security Institutions in Time and Space (London: Oxford University Press, 1999)

“China’s Engagement in International Security Institutions” (with Paul Evans), in Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross eds., Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power (London: Routledge Press, 1999)

“Conclusion” (with Robert S. Ross), in Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross eds., Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power (London: Routledge Press, 1999)

《中国参与国际体制的若⼲思考》 [Some thoughts on China ’s participation in international institutions) 世界经济与政治 [World economics and politics] (Beijing) No. 7 (July 1999) 4

“The Cox Report on Governance and Policy in China: Problems of Fact, Evidence, and Inference”, in Michael May ed., The Cox Committee Report: An Assessment, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, (December 1999)

《美国学者对于中国与国际组织关系研究概述》 [A general explication of US scholarship concerning China's relationship with international organizations] 世界经济与政治 [World economics and politics] (Beijing) No. 8 (August 2001)

"Explaining Chinese Cooperation in International Security Institutions." In Deepa M. Ollapally ed.,Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction: Findings from USIP-sponsored Projects (Washington DC: US Institute of Peace, September 2001)

"The Pros and Cons of Cooperation: Beijing Weighs its Options" Harvard Asia Quarterly 5:4 (Autumn 2001) “Treating International Institutions as Social Environments ” International Studies Quarterly 45:3 (December 2001)

“The Social Effects of International Institutions on Domestic (Foreign Policy) Actors” in Daniel Drezner ed., Locating the Proper Authorities: The Interaction of Domestic and International Institutions. (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2002)

《简论国际组织对国家⾏为的影响》[A sketch of theoretical research on the impact of international institutions on the behavior of states] 世界经济与政治 [World economics and politics] (Beijing) No. 12 (2002)

"Socialization in International Institutions: The ASEAN Way and International Relations Theory" in Michael Mastanduno and G. John Ikenberry eds., The Emerging International Relations of the AsiaPacific Region (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003)

《中国与国际组织:来⾃外部的观察》[China and international organizations: perspectives from outside China] in Wang Yizhou ed., 磨合中的建构:中国与国际组织关系的多视⾓透视 [Construction in contradiction: multi-dimensioned perspectives on China’s relations with international organizations] (Beijing: China Development Press, 2003)

“Is China a Status Quo Power?” International Security 27:4 (Spring 2003)

“Here’s How a Tiny Virus Can Help Improve Cross-strait Ties” (op-ed) The Straits Times (May 16, 2003)

The State of International Relations Research in China: Considerations for the Ford Foundation (Beijing: Ford Foundation, 2003)

“The Correlates of Nationalism in Beijing Public Opinion” Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, Working Paper No 50. (2003)

"China’s International Relations: The Political and Security Dimensions" in Samuel S. Kim ed., Northeast Asia in World Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003) 5

“Chinese Middle Class Attitudes Towards International Affairs: Nascent Liberalization?” The China Quarterly No. 179 (September, 2004)

“Beijing’s Security Behavior in the Asian-Pacific: Is China a Dissatisfied Power?” in Allen Carlson, Peter Katzenstein, and J.J. Suh, Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power and Efficiency (Stanford University Press, 2004)

“Conclusions and Extensions: Toward Mid-range Theorizing and Beyond Europe ” International Organization 59:4 (September 2005)

“The Correlations of Beijing Opinion toward the United States, 1998-2004” in Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross, editors, New Directions In the Study of China’s Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2006)

“Conclusion” (with Thomas J. Christensen and Robert S. Ross) in Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross, editors, New Directions In the Study of China’s Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2006)

“Identity as a Variable” (with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and Rose McDermott) Perspectives on Politics 4:4 (December 2006) 中国外交政策研究:理论趋势及⽅法辨析[Trends in Theory and Method in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy] 世界经济与政治 [World Economics and Politics], No. 8 (2006) pp.64-73

“Chinese Attitudes toward the United States and Americans” (with Daniela Stockmann) in Peter Katzenstein and Robert Keohane, editors, Anti-Americanisms and World Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007)

“Comparing Regional Institutions: An Introduction” (with Amitav Acharya) in Amitav Acharya and Alastair Iain Johnston eds., Crafting Cooperation: Regional Institutions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

“Conclusion: Institutional Features, Cooperation Effects and the Agenda for Further Research on Comparative Regionalism” (with Amitav Acharya) in Amitav Acharya and Alastair Iain Johnston eds., Crafting Cooperation: Regional Institutions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

“Measuring Identity: Conceptual and Methodological Issues” (with Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Hererra and Rose McDermott) in Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Hererra, Alastair Iain Johnston and Rose McDermott eds., Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Scientists (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

“Is China Rising?” (with Sheena Chestnut) in Eva Paus, Penelope Prime, Jon Western eds., Is China Changing the Rules of the Game? (New York: Palgrave MacMillan 2009)

“Measuring Identity Content and Comparing Social Identities” (with Yoshiko Herrera, Rose McDermott and Rawi Abdelal) Qualitative & Multi-Method Research (Spring 2009) pp. 41-45

“Stability and Instability in Sino-US Relations: A Response to Yan Xuetong's Superficial Friendship Theory” The Chinese Journal of International Politics (2011) 4: 5-29 6

《中国的崛起: 对概念运⽤的探讨》(China’s rise: an investigation of the uses of a concept) (with Sheena Chestnut) 中国国际战略评论 2001 (Beijing World Affairs Press, 2011)

“What (If Anything) Does East Asia Tell Us About International Relations Theory? Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 15 (2012) pp.53-78

“How New and Assertive is China’s New Assertiveness” International Security 37:4 (Spring 2013) pp.7-48

“Chinese Signaling in the East China Sea?” (with M. Taylor Fravel) The Washington Post (The Monkey Cage blog), April 12, 2014.

“Anti-Foreigner Propaganda is not Spiking in China” The Washington Post (The Monkey Cage blog) December 2, 2014.

“The Tea Party and China Policy” in Alastair Iain Johnston and Shen Mingming eds., Perception and Misperception in American and Chinese Views of the Other (Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015)

“The Evolution of Interstate Security Crisis-Management Theory and Practice in China” Naval War College Review (forthcoming 2016)

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