Duan Xiaolin is an Assistant Professor in the Global Studies Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He received his Ph.D in Public Policy in January 2017 from NUS and then worked as Assistant Professor in international relations in the Department of Global & Social Studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His research interests include international relations theories, foreign policy analysis, Chinese foreign policy and East Asian security.

Awards and honors
  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2017
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    Presidential Exemplary Teaching Award 2022

  • 02


    2021 Jimmy Carter Award for Best Paper on Chinese Foreign Policy at the Sixth Annual Young Scholars Forum on U.S.-China Relations

  • 03


    Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student


14. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Domestic sources of China's wolf-warrior diplomacy: individual incentive, institutional changes and diversioanry strategies. The Pacific Review.

13. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Steering A Middle Course: The Domestic Sources of China’s Rare Earth Strategy. Chinese Journal of International Politics 15, issue 1 (2022): 47-68.
12. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin and Shafi Aldamer. The Saudi Arabia–China relationship at a crossroad: A neoclassical realist analysis. Asia Politics & Policy 14, issue 1 (2022): 114-128
11. Book Chapter. Duan Xiaolin. China’s Strategic Thinking of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Island Dispute: Keep shelving for the Greater Good, chapter 4 in Asian Territorial and Maritime Disputes: A Critical Introduction edited by Moises de Souza and Dean Karalekas, E-International Relations Publishing 2022, pp.65-83.
10. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin and Song Xining. China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment and its impacts on China’s structural reform. Asia-Europe Journal 20, 2022, pp.15-20.

  • 9. Jouranl Article. Hao Yufan and Duan Xiaolin. Rescaling “Two Systems” intoOne Country”: The Illusion of Macao’s Integration with China and the Limits of China’s Functionalist Approach. China: An International Journal 19, no.1 (February 2021): 1-22. A short summary is available at  published by The China Story, Australian Centre on China in the World at Australian National University.
  • 8. Policy Brief. Duan Xiaolin. Hedging against the unknown: PRC media coverage of the trade war, China Brief 18, issue 12 (July 9, 2018).
  • 7. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Think Territory Politically: The Making and Escalation of Beijing’s Commitment to Sovereignize Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands, The Pacific Review 32, no.3 (2019): 419-45.
  • 6. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Unanswered Questions: Why we may be wrong about Chinese Nationalism? Journal of Contemporary China 26, no.108 (2017): 866-900.
  • 5. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Chinese Military Spending, 1980-2013. China: An International Journal 15, no. 3 (August 2017):      77-99.
  • 4. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Rediscovering Weberian Bureaucracy: A systemic review of the Classical Bureaucracy in Public      Administration Theories (重新发现官僚制:西方公共行政理论对官僚制的再思考), Journal of Public Administration (公共行政评论) 5 (2015):129-53 (in Chinese).
  • 3. Commentary. Duan Xiaolin. “Why the West is wrong about Beijing and Kiev?” East Asia Forum, September 22, 2015. (Link)
  • 2. Jouranl Article. Duan Xiaolin. Do Not Let Tactical Needs Drive Strategy: How to Renew the U.S.'s Drone Warfare on Counterterrorism, The Solutions 2, Issue 5 (March-April 2015): 56-65. (Link)
  • 1. Translated book (into Chinese). Richard Ned Lebow, Why Nations Fight? Translated by Chen Dingding, Duan Xiaolin and Zhao Yang, Shanghai Renmin Publishing House 2014.