Hughes, Christopher R

Professor Christopher R Hughes  


Position held

Professor of International Relations


Experience keywords:

foreign policy; international politics; nationalism; politics; regionalism

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My research includes Chinese politics and international relations with a special focus on the impact of Chinese nationalism; Taiwan's identity politics and its relationship with China; Sino-Japanese relations, with a focus on Chinese foreign policy making; the political impact of information technology in China; China and Asian regionalism; China's relations with regions outside Asia, especially Africa; and the significance of traditional ideas in contemporary Chinese foreign policy.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Environment; Information Technology; Media Technology and New Media

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Asia-Pacific; China; Japan; Korea; Southeast Asia; Taiwan


Chinese (Mandarin) [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6157



Hughes, Christopher R. (2017) Australia-UK cooperation on the rules-based order The Interpreter (27 Nov 2017) Website

Hughes, Christopher R. (2017) Militarism and the China model: the case of National Defense Education Journal of Contemporary China, 26 (103). 54-67. ISSN 1067-0564


Hughes, Christopher R. (2016) National identity In: Schubert, Gunter, (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. Routledge, London, UK, 153-168. ISBN 9781138781870

Hughes, Christopher R. (2016) China as a leading state in the international system In: Tsang, Steve and Men, Honghua, (eds.) China in the Xi Jinping Era. The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9783319295480


Hughes, Christopher R. (2014) Revisiting identity politics under Ma Ying-jeou In: Cabestan, Jean-Pierre and deLisle, Jacques, (eds.) Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. Routledge Research on Taiwan Series. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 120-136. ISBN 9780415745345

Hughes, Christopher R. (2014) When big powers pivot, the little states roll: Southeast Asia between China and Japan Special Forum, 2 (6). ISSN 2288-5757

Hughes, Christopher R. (2014) Confucius Institutes and the university: distinguishing the political mission from the cultural Issues and Studies, 50 (4). 45-83. ISSN 1013-2511


Fernández, José-Luis and Hughes, Christopher R. and Watson, Kevin and Forder, Julien and Fitzpatrick, Ray (2013) Report on using the GPPS to assess trends in EQ-5D scores for people with long-term conditions Quality and Outcomes of Person-Centred Care Research Unit / South East Public Health Authority.


Hughes, Christopher R. (2012) How not to play the blame game of cross-strait relations International Spectator, 47 (2). 108-113. ISSN 0393-2729

Hughes, Christopher R. (2012) The impact of leadership change on cross-strait relations. In: 9th Symposium on "Sino-EU relations and the Taiwan Question", 30 June - 3 July 2012, Shanghai, China

Hughes, Christopher R. (2012) The role of the military in China’s leadership transition European Union Institute for Security Studies Articles, online.

Hughes, Christopher R. (2012) ICTs and remembering the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain: an occasion for celebration or remorse? Journal of Historical Sociology, 25 (2). 223-243. ISSN 0952-1909


Hughes, Christopher R. (2011) The enduring function of the substance/ essence (Ti/Yong) dichotomy in Chinese nationalism In: Callahan, William A. and Barabantseva, Elena, (eds.) China Orders the World: Soft Power and Normative Foreign Policy. The Johns Hopkins University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 9781421403830

Hughes, Christopher R. (2011) Negotiating national identity in Taiwan: between nativisation and de-sinicisation In: Ash, Robert and Garver, John W. and Prime, Penelope, (eds.) Taiwan’s Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges. Routledge research on Taiwan series. Routledge, New York, USA and London, UK. ISBN 9780415604574

Hughes, Christopher R. (2011) Reclassifying Chinese nationalism: the geopolitik turn Journal of Contemporary China, 20 (71). 601-620. ISSN 1067-0564


Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) In case you missed it: China dream The China Beat (1 January 2010) Blog entry

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) Embracing the dragon, carefully China Economic Quarterly (March). 21-25. ISSN 2095-1086

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) Google and the great firewall Survival, 52 (2). 19-26. ISSN 0039-6338

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) One country, two systems and Taiwan: actions more important than words?. In: Track Two Dialogue on EU-China Relations and the Taiwan Question, 5 - 6 June 2010, Shanghai, China

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) New information communication technologies and the British commemoration of the bi-centenary of the abolition of the slave trade in 2007 In: Zhang, Junhua, (ed.) Social Memory and Global Communication. China Social Sciences Publishing, Beijing, China, 39-66.

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) Book review: the Great Wall at sea: China’s Navy in the twenty-first century; China, the United States, and twenty-first-century sea power: defining a maritime security; China’s new diplomacy: rationale, strategies and significance partnership China Review International, 17 (4). 424-430. ISSN 1069-5834

Hughes, Christopher R. (2010) Commentary on 'A modest proposal for a basic agreement on peaceful cross-strait development' Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 39 (1). 149-162. ISSN 0341-6631


Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) Chinese Shakespeares: two centuries of cultural exchange (review) China Review International, 16 (4). 521-526. ISSN 1069-5834

Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) After 1989: nationalism and the new global elite In: Kipnis, Andrew and Tomba, Luigi and Unger, Jonathan, (eds.) Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics. Critical concepts in Asian studies, Vol. 2. Routledge, London, UK, 361-394. ISBN 9780415457484

Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) Current cultural politics in China: what makes the Chinese tick? Asian Affairs, 40 (1). 63-76. ISSN 0306-8374

Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) Technological empowerment: the internet, state, and society in China, and: the Power of the internet in China: citizen activism online (review) China Review International, 16 (4). 583-588. ISSN 1069-5834

Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) China’s membership of the ARF and the emergence of an East Asian diplomatic and security culture In: Haacke, Jürgen and Morada, Noel M., (eds.) Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific: the Asean Regional Forum. Asian Security Studies. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 54-71. ISBN 9780415460521

Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) New trends in Taiwan's China policy International Spectator, 44 (2). 59-74. ISSN 0393-2729

Alden, Chris and Hughes, Christopher R. (2009) Harmony and discord in China’s Africa strategy: some implications for foreign policy China Quarterly, 199. 563-584. ISSN 0305-7410


Hughes, Christopher R. (2008) The 2008 legislative yuan election and the complex nativisation of the KMT Taiwan Perspective, 118 (20th F). 1-6.

Hughes, Christopher R. (2008) The global economy and China's "peaceful development" Daxiyangguo : Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Asiáticos, 13. 77-92. ISSN 1645-4677

Hughes, Christopher R. (2008) The implications of Taiwan's 2008 presidential election for cross-Strait relations: the foundations for a new regionalism?. In: Fifth Annual Conference on China-Europe Relations and Cross-Strait Relations, 31 May - 2 June 2008, Xiamen, China

Hughes, Christopher R. (2008) Satire: a happy day in the life of an ordinary Chinese person (Sanlu edition) [translation] China Digital Times (22 Sep 2008) other

Hughes, Christopher R. (2008) Japan in the politics of Chinese leadership legitimacy: recent developments in historical perspective Japan Forum, 20 (2). 245-266. ISSN 0955-5803


Hughes, Christopher R. (2007) Vine a Giappone all'alba del XXI secolo Biblioteca Della Libertà, 189. 7-20. ISSN 0006-1654

Hughes, Christopher R. (2007) New security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific: extending regionalism from Southeast to Northeast China International Spectator, 42 (3). 319-336. ISSN 0393-2729


Hughes, Christopher R. (2006) Chinese nationalism in the global era Opendemocracy.Net (17 Apr 2006) opinion

Hughes, Christopher R. (2006) Chinese nationalism in the global era Politics in Asia series. Routledge/Curzon, London, UK. ISBN 0415182662

Hughes, Christopher R. (2006) China's interests go well beyond the nuclear issue Guardian, Octobe. ISSN 0261-3077

Hughes, Christopher R. (2006) Rewriting the cultural revolution: from centre to periphery China Quarterly (188). 1098-1108. ISSN 0305-7410


Hughes, Christopher R. (2005) Interpreting nationalist texts: a post-structuralist approach Journal of Contemporary China, 14 (43). 247-67. ISSN 1067-0564

Hughes, Christopher R. (2005) Nationalism and multilateralism in Chinese foreign policy: implications for Southeast Asia Pacific Review, 18 (1). 119-135. ISSN 0951-2748


Hughes, Christopher R. and Wacker, G., eds (2003) China and the internet: politics of the digital leap forward Politics in Asia. Routledge, London; New York. ISBN 041527772 8

Hughes, Christopher R. (2003) Fighting the smokeless war: ICTs and international security In: Hughes, Christopher R. and Wacker, Gudrun, (eds.) China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward. Politics in Asia (1st). Routledge, London, 139-161. ISBN 9780415277723

Hughes, Christopher R. (2003) China and the internet: a question of politics or management? China Quarterly, 175. 818-824. ISSN 0305-7410

Hughes, Christopher R. and Ermert, Monika (2003) What's in a name?: China and the domain name system In: Hughes, Christopher R. and Wacker, Gudrun, (eds.) China and the Internet: Politics of the Digital Leap Forward. Politics in Asia. Routledge, London, UK, 127-138. ISBN 9780415277723


Hughes, Christopher R. and Silverstone, Roger (2002) Editorial: the internet in China New Media and Society, 4 (2). 139-140. ISSN 1461-4448

Hughes, Christopher R. (2002) The 2000 presidential election in Taiwan In: Preston, Peter W. and Haacke, Jürgen, (eds.) Contemporary China: the Dynamics of Change at the Start of the New Millennium. Routledge Curzon, London, 157-174. ISBN 0700716378

Hughes, Christopher R. (2002) Challenges and opportunities for unification after Taiwan's 2000 presidential elections In: Haacke, Jürgen and Preston, Peter W., (eds.) Contemporary China: the Dynamics of Change at the Start of the New Millennium. RoutledgeCurzon, London, UK;, 157-174. ISBN 9780700716371

Hughes, Christopher R. (2002) China and the globalization of ICTs: implications for international relations New Media and Society, 4 (2). 205-224. ISSN 1461-4448

Hughes, Christopher R. (2002) Pourquoi internet ne démocratisera pas la Chine Critique Internationale, 15. ISSN 1290-7839


Hughes, Christopher R. (2001) Taiwan and China: long shadows World Today, 57 (12). 24-25. ISSN 0043-9134

Hughes, Christopher R. (2001) Nationalist chat: internet reaction on China-US relations World Today, 57 (6). 7-8. ISSN 0043-9134

Hughes, Christopher R. (2001) Living with 'one country, two systems'? The future of Beijing's Taiwan policy Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 14 (2). 124-138. ISSN 0955-7571

Hughes, Christopher R. (2001) China and global liberalism In: Hovden, Eivind and Keene, Edward, (eds.) The Globalization of Liberalism. Palgrave Macmillan, 193-217. ISBN 9780333724750


Hughes, Christopher R. (2000) Post-nationalist Taiwan In: Leifer, Michael, (ed.) Asian Nationalism. Routledge, London, 63-81. ISBN 9780415232845

Hughes, Christopher R. (2000) Beijing rides a nationalist cyber-tiger Asian Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0377-9920

Hughes, Christopher R. (2000) Global politics and the problem of culture: the case of China In: Ebata, Michi and Neufeld, Beverly, (eds.) Confronting the Political in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 72-97. ISBN 9780333732854

Hughes, Christopher R. (2000) Nationalism in Chinese cyberspace Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 13 (2). 195-209. ISSN 0955-7571


Hughes, Christopher R. (1999) Democratization and Beijing's Taiwan policy In: Tsang, Steve and Tien, Hung-mao, (eds.) Democratization in Taiwan: Implications for China. St. Antony’s series. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 130-147. ISBN 9780333737835

Hughes, Christopher R. (1999) A superpower of tomorrow: the role of China In: Schumacher, Ulrike, (ed.) Structure, Order and Disorder in World Politics: Papers Presented at the Summer Course 1998 on International Security. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, Germany, 93-112. ISBN 978-3631347904

Hughes, Christopher R. and Stone, Robert (1999) Nation-building and curriculum reform in Hong Kong and Taiwan China Quarterly, 160. 977-991. ISSN 0305-7410


Hughes, Christopher R. (1997) Globalisation and nationalism: squaring the circle in Chinese international relations theory Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 26 (1). 103-124. ISSN 0305-8298

Hughes, Christopher R. (1997) Taiwan and Chinese nationalism: national identity and status in international society Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415157681


Hughes, Christopher R. (1995) China and liberalism globalised Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 24 (3). 425-445. ISSN 0305-8298

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