Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Christopher R. Hughes is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he teaches courses in the International Politics of the Asia Pacific and Chinese Foreign and Security Policy and served as Director of the Asia Research Centre from 2002 to 2005. He received his PhD from the Department of International Relations at the LSE in 1995, for which he was awarded the British International Studies Association annual thesis prize. Prof. Hughes’ research focuses on the Asia-Pacific with special reference to Chinese foreign policy and politics. His publications include Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism (Routledge 1997), China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward (edited with Gudrun Wacker, Routledge 2003) and Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era (Routledge 2006). He has also published various articles on Taiwanese and Chinese politics, international relations theory and foreign policy in leading academic journals.