Thomas Moore

Thomas G. Moore , PHD

Associate Professor

Assistant Director, School of Public and International Affairs, and Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program


Professional Summary

Thomas G. Moore (Ph.D., Princeton University) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on globalization, international political economy, U.S.-China relations, and the politics and international relations of East Asia. After earning a B.A. from Hamilton College, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Moore’s publications include China in the World Market (Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous book chapters and scholarly articles in journals such as The Washington Quarterly, The International Spectator, and The Journal of Contemporary China. These publications have focused on China's participation in the world economy, U.S. relations with East Asia, and Chinese foreign policy. Moore's research has been supported in the past by external awards from the U.S. Fulbright program and the Smith Richardson Foundation. His ongoing projects examine various aspects of international relations in an era of globalized economic production, with a particular emphasis on the nature of US-China economic interdependence and the implications of globalized production for Chinese economic power. For example, a current book project examines the extent to which multinational corporations from large developing countries such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa have been able to break into the top echelon of global companies in key industries dominated since the end of World War II by the Group of Seven and other developed countries in North America, Western Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.


BA: Hamilton College 1985

PhD: Princeton University 1997

Research Support

Grant: #9901-562 Investigators:Moore, Thomas 09-01-2000 -09-30-2007 Smith Richardson Foundation, Incorporated China's Search for Economic Security: Implications for Chinese Foreign Policy Role:PI $50,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Investigators:Thomas G. Moore Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Taft Faculty Release Fellowship $6,000 Completed Level:University

Abbreviated Publications


China in the World Market: Chinese Industry and International Sources of Reform in the Post-Mao Era (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Book Chapter

“The United States and Regional Governance in East Asia: The Changing Face of American Power” in Nicholas Thomas, ed., Governance and Regionalism in Asia (London and New York: Routledge, 2009), 196-223

“Racing to Integrate, or Cooperating to Compete? Liberal and Realist Interpretations of China’s New Multilateralism” in Guoguang Wu and Helen Lansdowne, eds., China Turns to Multilateralism: Foreign Policy and Regional Security (London and New York: Routledge, 2008), 35-50

“China’s Rise in Asia: Regional Cooperation and Grand Strategy” in Heribert Dieter, ed., The Evolution of Regionalism in Asia: Economic and Security Issues (London and New York: Routledge: 2007), 34-56

“Chinese Foreign Policy in the Age of Globalization” in Yong Deng and Fei-Ling Wang, eds., China Rising: Power and Motivation in Chinese Foreign Policy (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), 121-158

“China’s International Relations: The Economic Dimension,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed., The International Relations of Northeast Asia (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), 101-134

"Empowered and Restrained: Chinese Foreign Policy in the Age of Economic Interdependence," in David M. Lampton, ed., The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, 1978-2000 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001), 191-229 

"China and Globalization" in Samuel S. Kim, ed., East Asia and Globalization (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), 105-131

“China in the Global Political Economy” in Angelin Chang and Teh-Kuang Chang, eds., Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics (Routledge, 2017), 5-25

Peer Reviewed Publications

"China, the Interdependent Giant, and the Global Economic Crisis," The International Spectator 48:3 (September 2013), 50-66

“China as an Economic Power in the Contemporary Era of Globalization,” The Journal of Asian and African Studies, 43:5 (October 2008), 497-521

“China Views Globalization: Towards a New Great Power Politics?” The Washington Quarterly 27:3 (Summer 2004), 117-136 [co-authored with Yong Deng]

"In Pursuit of Open Markets: U.S. Economic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific," Asian Affairs: An American Journal 28:3 (Fall 2001), 170-179

"China and Globalization" Asian Perspective 23:4 (Fall 1999), 65-95

"China, APEC, and Economic Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific," The Journal of East Asian Affairs 13:2 (Fall/Winter 1999), 361-411 

"China as a Latecomer: Toward a Global Logic of the Open Policy," Journal of Contemporary China 12:5 (Summer 1996), 187-208

Other Publication

Editor, "The Global Role of the United States and Implications for the People's Republic of China," special issue of Asian Affairs: An American Review 28:3 (Fall 2001)


International Relations (with focus on International Political Economy), Comparative Economic Development (with focus on East Asia), U.S. Foreign Policy (with focus on East Asia)

Contact Information

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