University Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Sims Professor of History & Grand Strategy, U.S. Naval War College
Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Education Columbia University, Graduate School for Arts and Sciences, Ph.D., history, 1993
Middlebury College, Russian School, M.A., 1989
Columbia University, School for International and Public Affairs, MIA, 1984
Harvard University, Special Concentration, Latin American Studies, BA, magna cum laude, 1979
Related Credentials Columbia University, East Asian Institute, certificate, 1987
Columbia University, Harriman Institute for the Study of the USSR, certificate 1985
Research Contributions and Publications The Japanese Empire: Grand Strategy from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 210 pages, hardback, paperback.Navies and Soft Power: Historical Case Studies of Naval Power and the Nonuse of Military Force
, co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman. Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2015. 228 pages, paperback.Commerce Raiding: Historical Case Studies
, 1755-2009, co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman. Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2013. 338 pages, paperback.The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 487 pages, hard-back, paperback. Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars: Peripheral Campaigns and New Theaters of Naval Warfare
, co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman, London: Routledge, 2011. 235 pages, hardback, paperback.Modern China: Continuity and Change, 1644 to the Present
, co-authored with Bruce A. Elleman. New York: Prentice Hall, 2010. 505 pages, paperback.Nation Building, State Building and Economic Development: Case Studies and Comparisons
(edited). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2010. 330 pages, hardback, paperback.Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom,
co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman. London: Routledge, 2008. 247 pages, hardback, paperback.Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-Strategies 1805-2005,
co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman. London: Routledge, 2006. 344 pages, hardback, paperback.The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895: Perceptions, Power, and Primacy
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 412 pages, hardback, paperback.Imperial Rivals: China, Russia, and Their Disputed Frontier, 1858-1924.
Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996. 417 pages, hardback, paperback.
Awards and Decorations Book awards: Gelber prize long list, Leopold Prize, and PROSE Award for European & World History winner for The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 487 pages. Hard-back, paperback.
Book Award: 1997 Barbara Jelavich Prize for diplomatic history from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for Imperial Rivals: China, Russia, and Their Disputed Frontier, 1858-1924. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996. 417 pages. Hardback, paperback.
Keynote Speaker: “China between Continental and Maritime Global Orders," Sean Judge Memorial Keynote Address, The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University, 1 May 2015.
Fellowship: W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Bittson National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, fall 2013–Spring 2014
Fellowship: Harold White Fellow, National Library of Australia, Canberra, November 2007–June 2008
Fellowship: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Scholar Grant, July 2007–June 2008
Fellowship: Earhart Foundation Grant, nation-building project, July 2007–June 2008
Fellowship: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Foreign Visiting Fellow, Summer 2002–Spring 2003
Fellowship: Fulbright Grant, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Researcher in Tokyo, Japan, Spring 1998–Fall 1998
Fellowship: Stanford University, Hoover Institution, Title VIII Fellow, Visting Scholar, Fall 1993; Spring 1994–Spring 1995
Fellowship: Social Science Research Council, Russia & Soviet Studies Program, Dissertation Write-up, Summer–Fall 1992
Fellowship: Columbia University, President’s Fellowship, Fall 1991–Spring 1992
Fellowship: Fulbright Grant, Institute of International Education, Archival Research, Taipei, Taiwan, Fall 1991–Spring 1992
Fellowship: China Times Cultural Foundation, Archival Research, Taipei, Taiwan, Spring–Summer 1991
Fellowship: Committee for Scholarly Communication with the PRC, Archival Research, Beijing and Nanjing, China, Spring–Fall 1990
Fellowship: International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Long-term Exchange of Advanced Researchers to the USSR, Fall 1988–Spring 1989
Fellowship: Columbia University, East Asian Institute, Departmental Research Assistantship, Fall 1986
Fellowship: IREX, Developmental Fellowship, Language Study, Stanford Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Fall 1985–Summer 1986
Fellowship: Middlebury College, Chinese School, National Resource Fellowship, Summer 1984
Fellowship: Columbia University, School for International and Public Affairs, International Fellow, Fall 1982–Spring 1983
Fellowship: Harvard University, Center for International Affairs, Undergraduate Associate, Thesis Research, Lima, Peru, Summer 1978
External Memberships and Associations American Historical Association
Association for Asian Studies
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Naval War College Foundation
North American Society for Oceanic History