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Shuxian Luo joins the Brookings Institution as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Foreign Policy program for the 2021-22 academic year. Her research focuses on Chinese foreign policy especially crisis behavior and decisionmaking, maritime security in Indo-Pacific, and the United States’ relations with Asia. During her appointment at Brookings, Shuxian will revise her dissertation into a book manuscript, which develops an analytical framework to explain when, why, and how China escalates or deescalates incidents at sea arising from its maritime territorial and boundary disputes. Her other ongoing research projects look at grassroots campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan for defending the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands (Baodiao) and Asian countries’ expanding interests in the Arctic.

Shuxian received her doctorate in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She received a master's in China studies and international economics with a minor in Japan studies from SAIS, a master's in political science from Columbia University, and a bachelor's in English from Peking University. Before embarking on her doctoral study, Shuxian had worked as a journalist in Los Angeles. Shuxian’s work has appeared in Issues and Insights, Responsible Statecraft, The Diplomat, China Brief, and more. Her latest work is forthcoming in the Journal of Contemporary China in which she examines the understudied China-South Korea maritime dispute and fish conflict in the Yellow Sea.

Shuxian Luo is also an adjunct lecturer at SAIS, where she teaches a course on maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.

Affiliations:
Johns Hopkins SAIS, adjunct lecturer
International Study Association, member

Shuxian Luo joins the Brookings Institution as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Foreign Policy program for the 2021-22 academic year. Her research focuses on Chinese foreign policy especially crisis behavior and decisionmaking, maritime security in Indo-Pacific, and the United States’ relations with Asia. During her appointment at Brookings, Shuxian will revise her dissertation into a book manuscript, which develops an analytical framework to explain when, why, and how China escalates or deescalates incidents at sea arising from its maritime territorial and boundary disputes. Her other ongoing research projects look at grassroots campaigns in Hong Kong and Taiwan for defending the Diaoyu/Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands (Baodiao) and Asian countries’ expanding interests in the Arctic.

Shuxian received her doctorate in international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She received a master’s in China studies and international economics with a minor in Japan studies from SAIS, a master’s in political science from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s in English from Peking University. Before embarking on her doctoral study, Shuxian had worked as a journalist in Los Angeles. Shuxian’s work has appeared in Issues and Insights, Responsible Statecraft, The Diplomat, China Brief, and more. Her latest work is forthcoming in the Journal of Contemporary China in which she examines the understudied China-South Korea maritime dispute and fish conflict in the Yellow Sea.

Shuxian Luo is also an adjunct lecturer at SAIS, where she teaches a course on maritime security in the Indo-Pacific.

Affiliations:
Johns Hopkins SAIS, adjunct lecturer
International Study Association, member

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