Bruce A. Elleman, Ph.D.

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Biography

Bruce Allen Elleman received at UC Berkeley, the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982, completed at Columbia University, the Master of Arts and Harriman Institute Certificate in 1984, the Master of Philosophy in 1987, the East Asian Certificate in 1988, and the Ph.D. in 1993. In addition, he completed the Master of Sciences at the London School of Economics in 1985, and the Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies (with Distinction) at the U.S. Naval War College in 2004. His dissertation research on Sino-Soviet diplomatic relations was conducted in Russia (1988-89), PRC (1990-91), Taiwan (1991-92), and Japan (1992-93).

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China

Professional Highlights

2016

William V. Pratt Professor of International History

Commerce Raiding: Historical Case Studies, 1759-2009, with S Paine (Newport, 2013).
Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).
International Competition in China, 1899-1991: The Rise, Fall, and Restoration
of the Open Door Policy (Routledge, 2015).
2015

William V. Pratt Professor of International History

High Sea’s Buffer: The Taiwan Patrol Force, 1950-1979 (Newport, RI: NWC
Press, 2012).
Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia, Edited by
Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield (Armonk, NY: M.E.
Sharpe Press, 2013).
2014

William V. Pratt Professor of International History

Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theatres
of Naval Warfare, Edited with S.C.M. Paine (London: Routledge, 2011).
People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Combat Systems Technology 1949-2010,
Co-written with James C. Bussert (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2011).
2013

William V. Pratt Professor of International History

Piracy and Maritime Crime: Historical and Modern Case Studies, Edited by
Bruce A. Elleman, Andrew Forbes and David Rosenberg (Newport, 2010).
Nineteen Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic
Naval Leadership during the 20th and Early 21st Centuries (Newport, 2010).
2010

Research Professor, Maritime History Department

Modern China: Continuity and Change 1644 to the Present, book co-
authored with S.C.M. Paine (Boston: Prentice-Hall, 2010).
Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International History,
Edited by Bruce A. Elleman and Stephen Kotkin (Armonk NY: M.E.
Sharpe Northeast Asia Series, 2010).
2009

Visiting Professor, Australia National University

Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom,
Edited by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine (London: Routledge, 2008).
Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925-30: The
Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army (London: Routledge, 2009).
2006

Research Professor, Maritime History Department

Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45
(London: Routledge Press, 2006).
Waves of Hope: The U.S. Navy’s Response to the Tsunami in Northern Indonesia.
Newport Paper 28 (Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2007).
2003

Graduated Senior Course with distinction

Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective
Edited by Bruce A. Elleman and Christopher Bell (London: Frank Cass,
2003).
Naval Blockade and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-strategies, 1805-2005,
Edited by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine (London: Routledge, 2006)
2000

Associate Professor, Strategic Research Department

Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989 (London: Routledge Press, 2001; Print-on-
demand, 2006); Chinese translation:??????????? ?(Jindai
Zhongguo de junshi yu zhanzheng), (Taipei: Elite Press, 2002).
Wilson and China: A Revised History of the 1919 Shandong Question
(Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 2002).
1995

Associate Professor (with tenure), Texas Christian University

Diplomacy and Deception: The Secret History of Sino-Soviet Diplomatic, Relations, 1917-1927 (Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 1997).
Mongolia in the Twentieth Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan, Edited by Bruce
A. Elleman and Stephen Kotkin (Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 1999).

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1993, Russian and Chinese History

M.Phil., Columbia University, 1987, Russian and Chinese History

M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1985, International History

M.A., Columbia University, 1984, Russian History

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2004, National Security and Strategic Studies, with Distinction 

Certificate, Columbia University: East Asian Institute, 1988, East Asian Studies

Certificate, Columbia University: Harriman Institute, 1984, Soviet Studies

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1982, European and Russian History

A.Sc., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979, Professional Photography

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Related Credentials

Assistant/Associate Professor (with Tenure), Texas Christian University (1995-2001), Chinese, Japanese, and Russian History

Visiting Lecturer, Hunter College, New York, New York (1987-88), European History

Lecturer, Cheng-chih University, Taipei, Taiwan (1985-86), Advanced English Conversation

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York, New York (1983-84), Modern European History

Research Contributions

1899-1991: The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Open Door Policy
2015
Routledge/Curzon Press

Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Non-use of Military Force
2015
Edited with S.C.M. Paine
NWC Press

Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy
2015
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield

Commerce Raiding: Historical Case Studies, 1755-2009
2013
Edited with S.C.M. Paine
NWC Press

Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia
2013
Edited with Stephen Kotkin and Clive Schofield
M.E. Sharpe Press

High Sea’s Buffer: The Taiwan Patrol Force, 1950-1979
2012
NWC Press

China as a Sea Power, 1127-1368: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People During the Southern Sung and Yuan Periods
Unpublished manuscript by Professor Jung-pang Lo
2012
Edited, and with commentary, by Bruce A. Elleman
Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, and Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Combat Systems Technology 1949-2010
2011
Co-written with Jim Bussert
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theatres of Naval Warfare
2010
Edited with S.C.M. Paine
Routledge

Nineteen Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership during the 20th and Early 21st Centuries
2010
Edited with John B. Hattendorf
NWC Press

Piracy and Maritime Crime: Historical and Modern Case Studies
Newport Paper 35, 2010
Edited with Andrew Forbes and David Rosenberg
NWC Press

Manchurian Railways and the Opening of China: An International History
2010
Edited with Stephen Kotkin
M.E. Sharpe

Modern China: Continuity and Change 1644 to the Present
Textbook
2010
Co-authored with S.C.M. Paine
Prentice-Hall

Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925-30: The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army
2009
Routledge

Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom
2008
Edited with S.C.M. Paine
Routledge

Waves of Hope: The U.S. Navy’s Response to the Tsunami in Northern Indonesia
Newport Paper 28, 2007
NWC Press

Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45
2006
Routledge

Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-strategies, 1805-2005
2006
Edited with S.C.M. Paine
Routledge

Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective
2003
Edited with Christopher Bell
Frank Cass

Wilson and China: A Revised History of the Shandong Question
2002
M.E.Sharpe

Modern Chinese Warfare, 1795-1989
2001
Routledge

Mongolia in the Twentieth Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan
1999
Edited with Stephen Kotkin
M. E. Sharpe

Diplomacy and Deception: The Secret History of Sino-Soviet Diplomatic Relations, 1917-1927
1997
M. E. Sharpe

Other Honors

Research Fellow, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan 
July 2002-June 2003

Social Science Research Council “Advanced Research on Japan” 
July 2002-June 2003

Texas Christian University Research Grant 
Summer 2000

International Christian University Visiting Fellow 
1998

Texas Christian University Research Grant 
Summer 1998

Texas Christian University Research Grant 
Summer 1997

Texas Christian University Research Grant 
Fall 1995

National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
1994-95

Title VIII Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
1993-94

Research Grant, Pacific Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan 
1991-92

Research Fellowship, The Committee for Scholarly Communications with the People's Republic of China, National Academy of Sciences 
1990-91

Mandarin Language Scholarship, Taiwan National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan 
1985-86

President's Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, New York 
1983-84

Graduate Research Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, New York 
1982-83

External Memberships and Associations

American Historical Association (AHA)

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)

American Asian Society (AAS)

International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)

The North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)

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