Steve Chan


STEVE CHAN 陳思德 (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1976) holds the title of College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He had previously served as Director of Farrand Residential Academic Program, Chair of the Political Science Department, and Director of the International Affairs Program at that institution.  He was the recipient of the Karl W. Deutsch award of the International Studies Association, Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, and CU Parents Association's Marinus Smith Award for excellence in teaching.

Chan’s research interests cover international relations, political economy, foreign policy, decision-making, and East Asia. His publications include twenty-one books and about two hundred articles and chapters.  His articles have appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Security Studies, and World Politics. His books include Rumbles of Thunder (2023); Contesting Revisionism (2021); Thucydides’s Trap? (2020); Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations (2017); China’s Troubled Waters (2016); Enduring Rivalries in the Asia Pacific (2013); Looking for Balance (2012); China, the U.S., and the Power-Transition Theory (2008); Coping with Globalization (2001); Taiwan’s National Security (2001); Economic Sanctions as Statecraft (2000); Beyond the Developmental State (1998); Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing Global Political Economy (1995); Defense, Welfare and Growth (1992); The Evolving Pacific Basin in the Global Political Economy (1992); Flexibility, Foresight and Fortuna in Taiwan's Development (1992); East Asian Dynamism (1990, 1993); International Relations in Perspective (1984); Foreign Policy Decision Making (1984); and Understanding Foreign Policy Decisions (1979).