Michael Ng-Quinn

Political Science


Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University, 1978

B.A. in Political Science, University of Chicago, 1973



Hall of Letters
P: 909.748.8598
E: michael_ng-quinn@redlands.edu

Office: Political Science, Hall of Letters #318

Current Research

Explaining the survival of the Chinese state

Academic Interests

  • International Relations

  • Comparative Politics

  • Asian Politics

Background Highlights

  • Publications on Chinese foreign policy, Chinese politics, US-China relations, East Asian international relations, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

  • Research interests outside mainstream (empirical studies, collection of information, policy analysis and formulation)

  • More interested in theory building across historical periods

  • Interested in producing lasting scholarship, for example, "The Analytic Study of Chinese Foreign Policy," published in 1983, still being read on major campuses and reprinted

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Introduction to World Politics

  • American Foreign Policy

  • Asian Politics and Development

  • Asian International Relations

  • The Chinese State

  • Chinese Foreign Policy

  • Empires

  • Chinese Political Economy

  • Theories of International Relations

  • Comparative Political Development

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Portland State University

  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Publications, Presentations a





“Is China a Nation-State?” in Donovan C. Chau and Thomas M. Kane, eds., China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy (Praeger, 2014)


"The Normative Justification of Traditional Chinese Authoritarianism," Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (September 2006)

"On Ching Cheong," Hong Kong Economic Journal (Nov. 7, 2005)

"Afterword" in Guoli Liu, ed., Chinese Foreign Policy in Transition (Aldine De Gruyter, 2004)

"Taiwan History Lesson," Far Eastern Economic Review (Nov. 13, 2003)

"Sovereignty," Far Eastern Economic Review (Oct. 16, 2003)

"Compromise Between Recolonization and Further Democratization," Minq Pao Monthly (July 1995)

"National Identity in Premodern China: Formation and Role Enactment," in Lowell Dittmer and Samuel S. Kim, eds., China's Quest for National Identity (Cornell, 1993)

"Bureaucratic Response to Political Change: Theoretical Use of the Atypical Case of the Hong Kong Police," Occasional Paper No.2, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (January 1991)

"Function-Oriented and Functionally Indirect Expansion as Bureaucratic Responses to Modernization: The Case of the Royal Hong Kong Police," Public Administration and Development (Jan.-March 1990)

"What Is One-Sided May Not Be Truth: On the Democracy Movement in China and Deng Xiaoping's Line," Jiefang (Oct. 1989)

"Conceptualizing an East Asian Community," Taiwan Veracity (Dec. 1988)

"The Internationalization of the Region: The Case of North­East Asian International Relations," Review of International Studies (April 1986)

"The Chinese Military: Political Demands and Control," Armed Forces and Society (Feb. 1986)

"Ideology and the Origins of Mutual Hostility in US-China Relations: The 1940's in Retrospect," Asian Thought and Society (November 1985)

"International Systemic Constraints on Chinese Foreign Policy," in Samuel S. Kim, ed., China and the World (Westview, 1984)

"The Analytic Study of Chinese Foreign Policy," International Studies Quarterly (June 1983)

"Deng Xiaoping's Political Reform and Political Order," Asian Survey (Dec. 1982)

"Effects of Bipolarity on Chinese Foreign Policy," Survey (Spring 1982)

"Can Missiles Enhance Peace?" Qishi Niandai (May 1981)

"America's China Policy: Means or End?" Asia Pacific Community (Spring 1980)