|Address:||Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Areas of Expertise
China's domestic politics; China's foreign relations; China's military and security; and international relations of Asia.
Professor Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia, with a strong interest in the European Union and transatlantic issues.
Before joining the faculty at George Washington, he held the positions of Reader in Chinese Politics at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) and Editor of The China Quarterly. He also previously served as an analyst on the staff of the National Security Council East Asia Bureau and the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence & Research (1976-78). He is also been a nonresident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program and Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution since 1998, and previously directed the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1986-87). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and has been elected a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Asia-Pacific Council, and other public policy and scholarly organizations. He is a recipient of research grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, German Marshall Fund, British Academy, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and other philanthropic bodies. He has been appointed a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2002-03), an Honorary Research Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (2008–), and a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics & Politics in Beijing (2009-10). Professor Shambaugh has also been a visiting scholar or professor at universities in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Japan, Singapore, Russia, and Taiwan. He is also a frequent contributor to the international media, serves on a number of editorial boards, and has been a consultant to various governments, research institutions, foundations, and private corporations.
He received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Professor Shambaugh received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS), and B.A. in East Asian Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He also studied at Nankai University, Fudan University, and Peking University in China.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
- China Goes Global: The Partial Power (Oxford University Press, 2013);
- Tangled Titans: The United States and China (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012);
- Charting China's Future (Routelledge, 2011);
- China's Communist Parrty: Atrophy & Adaptation (University of California Press, 2008);
- International Relations of Asia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008);
- China-Europe Relations: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects (Routledge, 2007);
- Power Shift: China & Asia's New Dynamics (U Cal. Pr., 2006);
- China Watching: Perspectives from Europe, Japan, and the United States (Routledge, 2006);
- The Odyssey of China's Imperial Art Treasures (University of Washington Press, 2005);
- Modernizing China's Military (University of California Press, 2003);
- The Modern Chinese State (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Professor Shambaugh is a frequent commentator in international media, and has contributed to leading scholarly journals such as International Security, Foreign Affairs, The China Quarterly, and The China Journal.
PSC 2990 Selected Topics: China's Politics and Foreign Policy
PSC 6370 Politics of People's Republic of China I
PSC 6371 Politics of People's Republic of China 2
PSC 6372 Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China
PSC 6475 International Politics of East Asia
PSC 8489 Selected Topics in International Politics: U.S.-China Relations