Steve Chan


STEVE CHAN (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1976) holds the title of College Professor of Distinction Emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has 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. He coedits with Kai He and Rumi Aoyama Elements on Indo-Pacific Security at Cambridge University Press.

Chan’s research interests cover international relations, political economy, foreign policy, decision-making, and East Asia. His publications include twenty-four books (with four additional book projects in preparation, under review, or pending contract) 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 book projects include In Search of a New Grand Bargain (in preparation, with Weixing Hu); Mobilizing the Past (under review at Stanford); Punctuated Equilibrium and Sino-American Relations (under review at Cambridge); Fuses, Chains, and Boomerangs (pending contract at Oxford); Geography and International Conflict (Routledge, forthcoming, with Weixing Hu); Taiwan and the Danger of a Sino-American War (Cambridge, forthcoming); Culture, Economic Growth, and Interstate Power Shift (Cambridge, 2024); Rumbles of Thunder (Columbia 2023); Contesting Revisionism (Oxford, 2021, with Huiyun Feng, Kai He, and Weixing Hu); Thucydides’s Trap? (Michigan, 2020); Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations (Cambria, 2017); China’s Troubled Waters (Cambridge, 2016); Enduring Rivalries in the Asia Pacific (Cambridge, 2013); Looking for Balance (Stanford, 2012); China, the U.S., and the Power-Transition Theory (Routledge, 2008); Coping with Globalization (Frank Cass, 2001, with James R. Scarritt); Taiwan’s National Security (Ashgate, 2001, with Alexander Tan and Cal Jillson); Economic Sanctions as Statecraft (Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 2000, with A. Cooper Drury); Beyond the Developmental State (Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 1998, with Cal Clark and Danny Lam); Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing Global Political Economy (Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 1995); The Evolving Pacific Basin in the Global Political Economy (Lynne Rienner, 1992, with Cal Clark); Defense, Welfare and Growth (Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1992, with Alex Mintz); Flexibility, Foresight and Fortuna in Taiwan's Development (Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1992 with Cal Clark); East Asian Dynamism (Westview, 1990, 1993); International Relations in Perspective (Macmillan, 1984); Foreign Policy Decision Making (Praeger, 1984, with Donald A. Sylvan); and Understanding Foreign Policy Decisions (Free Press, 1979, with Davis B. Bobrow and John A. Kringen).