Xiaojun Li

Xiaojun Li is an Associate Professor of Political Science at NYU Shanghai and Affiliated Professor of Politics in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at NYU. He has also held visiting positions at Harvard Universityā€™s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the East-West Center in Honolulu, and the ISEASā€“Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.Ā 

His recent books includeĀ How China Sees the World: Insights from Chinaā€™s International Relations ScholarsĀ (Palgrave 2019),Ā Fragmenting Globalization: The Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization in China and the United StatesĀ (University of Michigan Press 2021), andĀ Token Forces: How Tiny Troop Deployments became Ubiquitous in UN PeacekeepingĀ (Cambridge University Press 2022).Ā 

He has published numerous articles in general political science journals such as theĀ Journal of PoliticsĀ andĀ Political Science Research and Methods, international relations journals such as theĀ Chinese Journal of International Politics,Ā International Affairs,Ā andĀ International Studies Quarterly,Ā area studies journals such asĀ Asian Survey,Ā China Quarterly, andĀ Pacific Affairs,Ā as well as interdisciplinary journals such asĀ Business and Politics,Ā Regulation and Governance,Ā andĀ Studies in Comparative International Development.Ā 

His research has received grants and awards from such organizations as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation of the United States, the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.

He holds a PhD in political science from Stanford University and is a former fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.

Select Publications
  • Token Forces: How Tiny Troop Deployments became Ubiquitous in UN PeacekeepingĀ (with Katharina Coleman), Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Elements in International Relations, 2022.
  • ā€œFirms as Revenue Safety Net: Political Connections and Returns to the Chinese Stateā€ (with Jean Oi and Chaohua Han),Ā The China QuarterlyĀ (2022).
  • ā€œChinese Public Opinion about USā€“China Relations from Trump to BidenĀ (with Songying Fang and Adam Liu),Ā Chinese Journal of International PoliticsĀ (2022), Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 27ā€“46.
  • Fragmenting Globalization: The Politics of Preferential Trade Liberalization in China and the United StatesĀ (with Ka Zeng), University of Michigan Press (Michigan Studies in International Political Economy), 2021.
  • How China Sees the World: Insights from Chinaā€™s International Relations ScholarsĀ (with Kai He and Huiyun Feng), Palgrave Macmillam, 2019.
Education
  • PhD, Political Science
    Stanford University
  • MS, Statistics
    University of Georgia
  • MA, Political Science
    University of Georgia
  • BA, English
    China Foreign Affairs University
Research Interests
  • International Political Economy: Trade, Foreign Direct Investments, Global Supply Chains
  • International Security: Territorial Disputes, Peacekeeping, Chinaā€“US Relations
  • Regional Focus: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, North America

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