Dr. XIE Chao
Institute of International Studies,
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
XIE Chao is Associate Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University and Associate Editor-in-Chief of Quarterly Journal of International Politics. He serves as Fellow of Shanghai Pujiang Program (2022-2025). He earned his PhD in International Relations from Tsinghua University in 2018. He served as Bangalore Fellow (The Takshashila Institution, 2019), Raisina Young Fellow (Observer Research Foundation, 2020) and Kautilya Fellow (India Foundation, 2020). He was an Assistant Professor at the Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University from 2018 to 2021 and a visiting faculty scholar at Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University for two years (2018-2020). He also held visiting scholar positions respectively at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2014 and 2015, and at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford from 2013 to 2014. He published one monograph and one edited book. His current researches touch upon India's political system, party politics and foreign policy. His broader research interests also include major power relations and international relations theories.
Associate Professor, Institute of International Studies, Fudan Univeristy, Shanghai, (January 2022-until now)
Education and Work Experience
Assistant Professor, Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing (March 2018-December 2021)
Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Tsinghua University, Beijing (September 2012- January 2018)
PhD, the Department of International Relations; under the supervisorship of Prof. YAN Xuetong; enrolled in the Developing Country Studies PhD Program.
Engineering Management Center, former Ministry of Railways, Beijing (August 2008-June 2012)
Interpreter and liaison officer of Sino-Indian Railway Cooperation Working Team; Temporary shift (May-December, 2009) to Sino-Brazilian Railway Working Team.
Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, (September 2005- March 2008)
Master of Arts, the Center for American Studies; Major in English.
Harbin University of Science of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China (September 2000- July 2004)
Bachelor of Arts, Department of English; Major in English.
O.P. Jindal Global University, India (2018-2020, August 2018-August 2020)
Visiting Faculty Scholar, at the School of International Affairs (JSIA), offering two graduate courses, Chinese Foreign Policy and Perception about the World and Ancient Chinese Thought & Modern Strategic Thinking.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India (August 2014, March 2015-June 2015 and November 2015)
Visiting scholar at the Center of International Politics, International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), jointly supported by Prof. Varun Sahni and Prof. Rajesh Rajagopalan, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
University of Oxford, U.K, (October 2013- June 2014)
Visiting Doctoral Student at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, for the academic year of 2013-2014, initially supported by Dr. Walter Ladwig III and later overtaken by Dr. Kate Sullivan.
Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (June -August 2007)
Summer Program on Philanthropy and Democracy; co-sponsored by the Fund of American Studies and U.S.-China Education Trust, six credits received for completing two required courses.
1.Xie Chao, Governance on Ethnic Relations in India, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2021.
2.Xie Chao ed., India’s Political System, Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, 2021.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
1.Xie Chao, “New Narratives of the Sino-Indian Border War and the Right-Wing Historical Perspectives of Modi Government: Characteristics and Implications,” South Asian Studies [Nan Ya Yan Jiu], Vol. 4, 2022, pp. 1-26.
2.Xie Chao, “The Change and Stability of India’s Foreign Strategy and Modi Government’s Choice of Offensive Strategy towards China”, Indian Ocean Economic and Political Review [Yin Du Yang Jing Ji Ti Yan Jiu], Vol. 1, 2022, pp. 1-17.
3.XIE Chao and GAO Liangmin, “Accumulated Epidemiological Lessons and China’s COVID-19 Response”, in Michael D. Waters et al., eds., The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future Volume 1, London: The Royal Society of Chemistry 2022, pp. 50-62.
4.Xie Chao, “On the Mobilization Strategy and Efficacy of Right Wing Populists of Bharatiya Janata Party in India,” South Asian Studies [Nan Ya Yan Jiu], Vol. 4, 2021, pp. 110-135.
5.Xie Chao, “From Doklam to Ladahk: Why India’s Deterrence Strategy on China Fails,” World Economics and Politics [Shi Jie Jing Ji Yu Zheng Zhi], Vol. 8, 2021, pp. 34-54.
6.Xie Chao, “Post Truth of Righ Wing Populism Moblization and its Impacts on American Politics,” International Forum [Guo Ji Lun Tan], Vol. 4, 2021, pp. 135-154.
7.XIE Chao, “China and US Response Plans against COVID-19,” in Ajey Lele and Kritika Roy eds., COVID-19: Analysing The Threat (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2020), pp. 60-73.
8.XIE Chao, “How to Fight a Common Battle Against COVID-19 in a Leaderless World,” in Maya Mirchandani, Shoba Suri and Laetitia Bruce Warjri, eds., The Viral World (New Delhi: ORF and Global Policy Journal, 2020), pp. 82-86.
9.XIE Chao, “Mitigating Fear and Regaining Trust: How to Understand China's Response to COVID-19,” Journal of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Vol. 13 No. 1 (2020), pp. 50-55.
10.XIE Chao, “On Misperceptions and Outcomes of International Crisis Bargaining: A Case Study on the Doklam Standoff Crisis Bargaining,” Quarterly Journal of International Politics [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi Ke Xue] Vol.1, 2020, pp. 61-89.
11.XIE Chao, “Co-Ethnicity Advantages in Counter-Insurgency Revisited: A Case Study on India’s Handling of Sikh Insurgency”, Journal of International Security Studies [Guo Ji An Quan Yan Jiu], Vol. 1, 2020, pp. 68-97.
12.XIE Chao, “Taking Sides or Keeping Balance: Evolving China Policy of Modi Administration”, Indian Ocean Economic and Political Review [Yin Du Yang Jing Ji Ti Yan Jiu], Vol. 5, 2019, pp. 53-71.
13.XIE Chao, “How Rising Power Wins International Support: An Analysis on China’s Developing Country Diplomacy”, Journal of Contemporary Asia Pacific Studies [Dang Dai Ya Tai], Vol. 4, 2019, pp. 26-52.
14.XIE Chao, “On a Slow Rapprochement of China-India Relations in 2020”, Quarterly Journal of International Politics [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi Ke Xue] Vol.4, 2019, pp. 189-193.
15.XIE Chao, “How Status-Seeking States Can Cooperate: Explaining India-China Rapprochement after the Doklam Standoff”, India Quarterly, Vol. 75, No. 2 (2019), pp. 172-189.
16.XIE Chao, “Violence Tactics and Popular Support: A Probe into the Pattern of Counterinsurgencies”, International Security Studies, Vol. 5 No. 1 (2019), pp. 48-76.
17.XIE Chao, “The Limitations of Audience Costs Theory: A Critique Based on India’s Bargaining Behavior in the Doklam Standoff”, South Asian Studies [Nan Ya Yan Jiu], Vol. 1, 2019, pp. 29-54.
18.XIE Chao, “India’s Policy towards China and the American Factor after the Doklam Standoff”, Peace and Development [He Ping Yu Fa Zhan], Vol. 6, 2018, pp. 45-60.
19.XIE Chao, “Violence Type and Popular Support: In Search for Conditionsto Defeat Ethnic Separatist Insurgency”, Journal of International Security Studies [Guo Ji An Quan Yan Jiu], Vol. 4, 2018, pp. 101-126. (Reprinted by International Politics [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi], Vol. 10, 2018, pp. 52-68; Reprinted by Xinhua Digest [Xin Hua Wen Zhai], Vol. 19, 2018, pp. 95-115.)
20.XIE Chao, “Will China Form Alliances? Russian Interests and Prospects of a Sino-Russian Alliance”, Journal of Contemporary Asia Pacific Studies [Dang Dai Ya Tai], Vol. 4, 2016, pp. 73-98. (Reprinted by China’s Foreign Affairs [Zhong Guo Wai Jiao], Vol. 1, 2017, pp. 28-43.)
21.XIE Chao, “Federalism and Domestic Peace: An Analysis on How India Managed the Sikh Insurgency”, South Asian Studies [Nan Ya Yan Jiu], Vol. 4, 2016, pp. 76-100.
22.XIE Chao, “Domestic Audience Costs and India’s International Crisis Bargaining,” Foreign Affairs Review [Wai Jiao Ping Lun], Vol. 33 No. 6 (2016), pp. 105-130.
23.XIE Chao, “Why Party System in India Becomes Fragmented: An Institutional and Historical Analysis”, Quarterly Journal of International Politics [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi Ke Xue] Vol.4, 2015, pp.42-71.
24.XIE Chao, “Why India Go Nuclear: National Esteem and Great Power Status”, Quarterly Journal of International Politics [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi Ke Xue] Vol.2, 2014, pp.1-30.
25.XIE Chao, “Impact of Sino-Japanese Strength Contrast Transformation on Bilateral Relations: An Analysis Based on Quantitative Measurement of Bilateral Relations between Major Powers”, in Quarterly Journal of International Relations [Guo Ji Zheng Zhi Ke Xue]Vol. 3, 2013, pp. 62-88.
Selected Op-Eds (in English)
1.“China’s Defence Upgrades Are Organic”, The Week, July 4, 2021, p. 46, https://www.theweek.in/theweek/cover/2021/06/25/chinas-defence-upgrades-are-organic-writes-xie-chao-from-tsinghua-university.html.
2.“‘Intrusion’ of US warship in Indian EEZ highlights Quad's dilemma,” Global Times, April 14, 2021, https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202104/1221018.shtml.
3.“A more stable and balanced China and India policy for the Biden administration,” China-India Brief, No. 171, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, November 25, 2020, https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/cag/publications/details/china-india-brief-171. (Co-authored with Naren Punjabi)
4.“Lowy Institute report reflects India's overconfidence in confronting China,” Global Times, October 21, 2020, https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1204265.shtml.
5.“India's stubborn stance an obstacle to China-India frontline disengagement,” Global Times, September 23, 2020, https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1201859.shtml.
6.“Ultra-nationalism leads India’s relations with neighboring countries astray,” Global Times, June 30, 2020, p. 7, https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1192865.shtml.
7.“COVID-19 and international collaboration in a leaderless world”, Raisina Debates, Observer Research Foundation, April 7, 2020, https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/covid-19-and-international-collaboration-in-a-leaderless-world-64217/.
8.“Political Leadership and China-India Rapprochement since 2018”, China-India Brief, No. 145, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, September 30, 2019, https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/cag/publications/details/china-india-brief-145.
9.“India’s international trade policy at a crossroads”, Global Times, July 2, 2019, p.15. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1156379.shtml.
10.“Continuity, not change, expected from Modi 2.0”, Global Times, May 31, 2019, p.15. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1152254.shtml.
11.“Trump’s new tariff plan puts New Delhi-Washington strategic relations to test”, Global Times, March 7, 2019, p.15.
12.“Don't Rely on the United States”, Pragati (Takshashila Institution), April 18, 2018, https://www.thinkpragati.com/opinion/4281/dont-rely-on-the-united-states/.
13.“Doklam face-off a turning point in Sino-Indian relationship”, Global Times, 16 August, 2017, p.15.
14.“China and the FSI: Decennary Trends, 2007-2016”, in Fragile States Index 2016: A Review, IPCS Special Report No. 184, The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, November 2016, pp.11-12.
15.“China: How is Nuclear Security Understood? - Analysis”, Eurasia Review: A Journal of Analysis and News, 24 May 2016.