Associate Professor and Department Chair
B.A., Peking University; M.A., Peking University; Ph.D., American University
Office Phone: 718.390.3312
Prof. Hu’s areas of specialization include comparative and international politics in East Asia. His current research project examines the policies of major powers, such as China, the US, Japan, and Russia, toward Taiwan. He is the author of Explaining Chinese Democratization (Praeger, 2000), and has published numerous articles on comparative and international politics in Asia. Previously he was a research fellow at the Institute of World Economy and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a research assistant at the Washington-based US Institute of Peace.
The courses taught by Prof. Hu at Wagner College include: International Politics, International Political Economy, US Foreign Policy, US-China Relations, Comparative Politics in the Third World, Political & Economic Development in Asia, History & Politics of East Asia, History & Politics of South Asia & Southeast Asia, Research and Analysis, and Reflective Tutorial: Wealth and War. Prior to teaching at Wagner College, he was a visiting assistant professor at Colgate University, Colby College, and the University of Aveiro in Portugal.