Associate Professor James Reilly

M.A. University of Washington, PhD George Washington
Associate Professor

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9329

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Biographical details

James Reilly is an Associate Professor 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 holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (George Washington University 2008) and an M.A. in East Asia Area Studies (University of Washington 1999), was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford (2008-09), and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2015-16). He also served as the East Asia Representative of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in China from 2001-2008.

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 also appeared in numerous edited volumes and academic journals, including: Asian Survey, China Quarterly, Chinese Journal of International Politics, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Contemporary China, Modern Asian Studies, Survival, and Washington Quarterly.

Research interests

  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian politics
  • International relations

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses
  • GOVT2424 - Politics of China
  • GOVT2611 - Capitalism and Democracy in East Asia

Current research students

Project title Research student
Reinterpreting the Sino-Japanese War: the Jin-Sui Border Region in North China 1939-1940 Qingjun LIU
Nuclear weapons and the status quo Chris WATTERSON

In the media

2015, Reilly, J., Presentation at the Council of Foreign Relations on "China's Influence on the North Korean Economy". Listen to the podcast here.

2015, "China's Comfort Women", FT.com, March 20, including commentary by Dr Reilly here.

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.

2014, "The Flying Factory", The Economist, November 14, including commentary by Dr Reilly here.

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

Publications for the Carter Center US-China Perception Monitor

2015, Reilly, J. 'Traveling China's New Silk Road'. Available here.

2015, Reilly, J. 'New and Old Silk Roads'. Available here.

2015, Reilly, J. 'High-Speed Travel from Lanzhou to Urumqi'. Available here.

2015, Reilly, J. 'Adventures Aboard the Slow Train to Almaty'. Available here.

Videos

Dr James Reilly talks about his research interests, and the Masters programme in the Department of Government and International Relations.

Dr James Reilly, Department of Government and International Relations

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • China’s Economic Statecraft: Turning Wealth into Power; Reilly J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

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. (2016). China: Turning money into power. In Mark Leonard (Eds.), Connectivity Wars: Why Migration, Finance and Trade are the Geo-Economic Battlegrounds of the Future, (pp. 189-196). London: European Council on Foreign Relations. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2016). Chinese Sunshine: Beijing's Influence on Economic Change in North Korea. In Evelyn Goh (Eds.), Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia, (pp. 193-216). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2016). Going Out and Texting Home: New Media and Chinese Citizens Abroad. In Jacques deLisle, Avery Goldstein, and Guobin Yang (Eds.), The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China, (pp. 180-199). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2015). Answers and questions on China-Japan relations. In B. Shao (Eds.), China under Xi Jinping: Its Economic Challenges and Foreign Policy Initiatives, (pp. 275-277). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill. [More Information]
  • 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. (2010). China's Online Nationalism Toward Japan. In Simon Shen, Shaun Breslin (Eds.), Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinas Bilateral Relations, (pp. 45-72). Plymouth, United Kingdom: Lexington Books.
  • 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. (2014). China's Economic Engagement in North Korea. The China Quarterly, 220, 915-935. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2014). China's Market Influence in North Korea. Asian Survey, 54(5), 894-917. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2014). The Curious Case of China's Aid to North Korea. Asian Survey, 54(6), 1158-1183. [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]
  • Gill, B., Reilly, J. (2000). Sovereignty, Intervention, and Peacekeeping: The View from Beijing. Survival (Abingdon), 42(3), 41-59. [More Information]

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Reilly, J. (2016). "China-North Korea Relations" in Beijing's Asia Pivot in 2016: Expert Roundup. The Council on Foreign Relations. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Reilly, J., Reilly, W. (2015). The role of China as an education aid donor, ED/EFA/MRT/2015/PI/44, (pp. 1 - 38). Paris, France: UNESCO. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2013). China's Economic Statecraft: Turning Wealth into Power, November 2013, (pp. 2 - 20). Sydney, Australia: The Lowy Institute for International Policy.

2016

  • Reilly, J. (2016). "China-North Korea Relations" in Beijing's Asia Pivot in 2016: Expert Roundup. The Council on Foreign Relations. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2016). China: Turning money into power. In Mark Leonard (Eds.), Connectivity Wars: Why Migration, Finance and Trade are the Geo-Economic Battlegrounds of the Future, (pp. 189-196). London: European Council on Foreign Relations. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2016). Chinese Sunshine: Beijing's Influence on Economic Change in North Korea. In Evelyn Goh (Eds.), Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia, (pp. 193-216). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2016). Going Out and Texting Home: New Media and Chinese Citizens Abroad. In Jacques deLisle, Avery Goldstein, and Guobin Yang (Eds.), The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China, (pp. 180-199). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. [More Information]

2015

  • Reilly, J. (2015). Answers and questions on China-Japan relations. In B. Shao (Eds.), China under Xi Jinping: Its Economic Challenges and Foreign Policy Initiatives, (pp. 275-277). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J., Reilly, W. (2015). The role of China as an education aid donor, ED/EFA/MRT/2015/PI/44, (pp. 1 - 38). Paris, France: UNESCO. [More Information]

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]
  • Reilly, J. (2014). China's Economic Engagement in North Korea. The China Quarterly, 220, 915-935. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2014). China's Market Influence in North Korea. Asian Survey, 54(5), 894-917. [More Information]
  • Reilly, J. (2014). The Curious Case of China's Aid to North Korea. Asian Survey, 54(6), 1158-1183. [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. 2 - 20). 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]

2010

  • Reilly, J. (2010). China's Online Nationalism Toward Japan. In Simon Shen, Shaun Breslin (Eds.), Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinas Bilateral Relations, (pp. 45-72). Plymouth, United Kingdom: Lexington Books.

2009

  • 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]

2000

  • Gill, B., Reilly, J. (2000). Sovereignty, Intervention, and Peacekeeping: The View from Beijing. Survival (Abingdon), 42(3), 41-59. [More Information]

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