Dr James Reilly

M.A. University of Washington, PhD George Washington
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

James Reilly is a Senior Lecturer in Northeast Asian Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research and teaching are in the areas of Chinese foreign policy, East Asian politics, and international relations. In the Department, he teaches undergraduate and post-graduate units on East Asian Politics and Chinese politics.

He is the author of Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China’s Japan Policy (Columbia University Press, 2012), and the co-editor of Australia and China at 40 (UNSW Press, 2012).

His articles have appeared in a number of academic journals, including: Asian Survey, China: An International Journal, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Contemporary China, Modern Asian Studies, Survival, and Washington Quarterly. He has also published several book chapters in edited volumes. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (George Washington University 2008) and an M.A. in East Asia Area Studies (University of Washington 1999), and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford (2008-09). He also served as the East Asia Representative of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in China from 2001-2008.

Research interests

  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian politics
  • International relations

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses

In the media

2014, Reilly, J., 'Grappling with the scale of China's power', ABC News, AM. January 18, Available here, and the Lowy Institute report available here.

2013, Reilly, J., 'China’s DPRK economic engagement: don't blame the sunshine', East Asia Forum. Available here.

Selected grants

2011

  • Putting ODA in Perspective: A Comparative Study of Official Development Assistance in Asia and Europe; Reilly J; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Joint-Action Bilateral Research Programs.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Reilly, J. (2012). Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in Chinas Japan Policy. New York: Columbia University Press.

Edited Books

  • Reilly, J., Yuan, J. (2012). Australia and China at 40. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Book Chapters

  • Reilly, J., Yuan, J. (2012). Australia's Relations with China in a New Era. In James Reilly and Jingdong Yuan (Eds.), Australia and China at 40, (pp. 2-20). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Reilly, J. (2012). Soft Power in Chinese Foreign Policy: Concepts, Policies, and Effectiveness. In Emilian Kavalski (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy, (pp. 125-134). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Reilly, J. (2009). China's Online Nationalism towards Japan. In Simon Shen, Shaun Breslin (Eds.), Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinas Bilateral Relations, (pp. 45-72). United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
  • Reilly, J. (2008). Harmonious World and Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy. In Sujian Guo, Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (Eds.), Harmonious World and Chinas New Foreign Policy, (pp. 189-223). Lanham, United States: Lexington Books.
  • Reilly, J., Na, W. (2007). China's Corporate Engagement in Africa. In Marcel Kitissou (Eds.), Africa in China's Global Strategy. United Kingdom: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.

Journals

  • Reilly, J. (2014). A Wave to Worry About? Public opinion, foreign policy and China's anti-Japan protests. Journal of Contemporary China, 23(86), 197-215. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2013). China and Japan in Myanmar: Aid, Natural Resources and Influence. Asian Studies Review, 37(2), 141-157. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2012). A Norm-Taker or a Norm-Maker? Chinese aid in Southeast Asia. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(73), 71-91. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2012). China’s Unilateral Sanctions. The Washington Quarterly, 35(4), 121-133. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2012). Counting On China? Australia's Strategic Response to Economic Interdependence. Chinese Journal of International Politics, 5, 369-394. [More Information]
  • Linley, M., Reilly, J., Goldsmith, B. (2012). Who's Afraid of the Dragon? Asian Mass Publics' Perceptions of China's Influence. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 13(4), 501-523. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2011). Remember History, Not Hatred: Collective Remembrance of China's War of Resistance to Japan. Modern Asian Studies, 45(2), 463-490. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2009). The Rebirth of Minjian Waijiao: China's Popular Diplomacy toward Japan. Japan Policy Research Institute Working Paper, (115).
  • Gill, B., Reilly, J. (2007). The Tenuous Hold of China Inc. in Africa. The Washington Quarterly, 30(3), 37-52. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2006). China's History Activism and Sino-Japanese Relations. China: An International Journal, 4(2), 189-216. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Reilly, J. (2013). China's Economic Statecraft: Turning Wealth into Power, November 2013, (pp. 1 - 23). Sydney, Australia: The Lowy Institute for International Policy.

2014

  • Reilly, J. (2014). A Wave to Worry About? Public opinion, foreign policy and China's anti-Japan protests. Journal of Contemporary China, 23(86), 197-215. [More Information]

2013

  • Reilly, J. (2013). China and Japan in Myanmar: Aid, Natural Resources and Influence. Asian Studies Review, 37(2), 141-157. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2013). China's Economic Statecraft: Turning Wealth into Power, November 2013, (pp. 1 - 23). Sydney, Australia: The Lowy Institute for International Policy.

2012

  • Reilly, J. (2012). A Norm-Taker or a Norm-Maker? Chinese aid in Southeast Asia. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(73), 71-91. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J., Yuan, J. (2012). Australia and China at 40. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Reilly, J., Yuan, J. (2012). Australia's Relations with China in a New Era. In James Reilly and Jingdong Yuan (Eds.), Australia and China at 40, (pp. 2-20). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Reilly, J. (2012). China’s Unilateral Sanctions. The Washington Quarterly, 35(4), 121-133. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2012). Counting On China? Australia's Strategic Response to Economic Interdependence. Chinese Journal of International Politics, 5, 369-394. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2012). Soft Power in Chinese Foreign Policy: Concepts, Policies, and Effectiveness. In Emilian Kavalski (Eds.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy, (pp. 125-134). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Reilly, J. (2012). Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in Chinas Japan Policy. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Linley, M., Reilly, J., Goldsmith, B. (2012). Who's Afraid of the Dragon? Asian Mass Publics' Perceptions of China's Influence. Japanese Journal of Political Science, 13(4), 501-523. [More Information]

2011

  • Reilly, J. (2011). Remember History, Not Hatred: Collective Remembrance of China's War of Resistance to Japan. Modern Asian Studies, 45(2), 463-490. [More Information]

2009

  • Reilly, J. (2009). China's Online Nationalism towards Japan. In Simon Shen, Shaun Breslin (Eds.), Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinas Bilateral Relations, (pp. 45-72). United States: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
  • Reilly, J. (2009). The Rebirth of Minjian Waijiao: China's Popular Diplomacy toward Japan. Japan Policy Research Institute Working Paper, (115).

2008

  • Reilly, J. (2008). Harmonious World and Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy. In Sujian Guo, Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (Eds.), Harmonious World and Chinas New Foreign Policy, (pp. 189-223). Lanham, United States: Lexington Books.

2007

  • Reilly, J., Na, W. (2007). China's Corporate Engagement in Africa. In Marcel Kitissou (Eds.), Africa in China's Global Strategy. United Kingdom: Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.
  • Gill, B., Reilly, J. (2007). The Tenuous Hold of China Inc. in Africa. The Washington Quarterly, 30(3), 37-52. [More Information]

2006

  • Reilly, J. (2006). China's History Activism and Sino-Japanese Relations. China: An International Journal, 4(2), 189-216. [More Information]

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