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Victoria Tin-bor HuiVictoria Tin-bor Hui

Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Columbia University, 2000)
405 Decio Hall

Geographic focus: Asia and Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative history of Asia and Europe, transformation of world politics, the emerging world order in the post-Cold War era, international security, state formation and state-society relations, contentious politics and resistance movements, political culture, Asian and Confucian values, Chinese politics.

Selected publications:

  • "How Tilly's State Formation Paradigm is Revolutionising the Study of Chinese State-making," in Lars Bo Kaspersen and Jeppe Strandsbjerg, eds., Does War Make States? Investigations of Charles Tilly's Historical Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

  • “Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: The Protest and Beyond,” Journal of Democracy 26, 2 (2015)

  • “The China Dream: Revival of What Historical Greatness?” in Arthur Shuhfan Ding and Chih-shian Liou, eds., China Dreams: China’s New Leadership and Future Impacts (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd, 2015)

  • How Hong Kong’s Government ‘Constructed,’ the Umbrella Movement,” Mobilizing Ideas (blog, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame), Dec. 2, 2014

  • “Moller confirms ‘War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe,’” International Studies Quarterly blog, Dec. 19, 2014

  • “Building Castles in the Sand: A Review of Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power,” Chinese Journal of International Politics 5, 4 (2012)

  • “History and Thought in China’s Traditions,” Journal of Chinese Political Science 17, 2 (2012)

  • Introduction,” roundtable on Yuan-kang Wang’s Harmony and War, H-Diplo/ISSF Roundtable Reviews 4, 3 (2012)

  • “Efforts to Construct a ‘Chinese School of IR’ Must Take Chinese History Seriously,” World Economics and Politics 9 (2010)

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe, translated by Xu Jin (Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2009)

  • “War, State Formation, and Citizenship Rights,” World Economics and Politics 9 (2008)

  • "How China Was Ruled?" The American Interest (March/April, 2008)

  • "Testing Balance of Power Theory in World History," with William C. Wohlforth, Richard Little, Stuart J. Kaufman, David C. Kang, Charles L. Jones, Arthur Ecksten, Daniel H. Deudney, and William Brenner, European Journal of International Relations 13, 2 (2007)

  • "The Triumph of Domination in the Ancient Chinese System," in Stuart J. Kaufman, Richard Little, and William C. Wohlforth, eds., The Balance of Power in World History (Palgrave, 2007)

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005) [Chinese edition, Shanghai People’s Publisher, 2009]

  • "Toward a Dynamic Theory of International Politics," International Organization 58 (2004) [Chinese edition in International Political Science, 2005]

  • "The Emergence and Demise of Nascent Constitutional Rights" in The Journal of Political Philosophy 9, 4 (2001) [Chinese edition in World Economics and Politics, 2008]

  • "Problematizing Sovereignty" in the edited volume International Intervention in the Post-Cold War World (Sharpe, 2003)

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