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Gregory Chin

is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University (Canada).  He has published widely on the political economy of China, Asia, the BRICS, and global governance.  His research is currently focused on Renminbi internationalization and the financial politics of Asia, and the BRICS.
He is Co-Editor of the journal Review of International Political Economy. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Governance.  He is a member of the United Nations Theme Group on China in the World. He is an academic member of the Editorial Board of the China and International Organization Books Series, jointly published by Fudan University (Shanghai) and Shanghai People's Publishing House.
He is a Fellow of the Center for International Political Economy at Peking University, and involved in research partnerships with the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS in Bruges, Belgium), and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. He was involved in research projects on currency internationalization and regional financial cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (Manila), Asian Development Bank Institute (Tokyo), and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. 

Dr. Chin was the inaugural China Research Chair at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) from December 2010-March 2013. During a sabbatical leave, he was the founding Director of CIGI's Global Development Program (2011-2012). He was a CIGI Senior Fellow from 2007-2012.

He has held visiting fellowships at Peking University (1997-1998) and the University of Cambridge (2010), and was a visiting researcher at The China Institute of the University of Alberta (summer 2010, summer 2012).  He will be a visiting fellow at SPERI in June-July 2014.

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Prior to joining York University in 2006, Dr. Chin served as a diplomat in the Canadian Embassy in Beijing from 2003 to 2006. From 1999 to 2003, he served in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian International Development Agency.

His research interests include China's global financial and monetary influence, the BRICS and global governance reform, Asian regionalism, and Chinese foreign policy.

Education: PhD (Political Science), York University, Canada
Languages: English, Chinese (Peking University, Chinese Language Diploma)

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Dr. Chin is the author of China’s Automotive Modernization: The Party-State and Multinational Corporations (Palgrave Macmillan, International Political Economy Series), and guest editor and contributor to journal special issues on “IPE with Chinese Characteristics”, and “Rising States, Rising Donors – BRICS and Beyond”.  He is completing two book manuscripts, on the Political Economy of RMB Internationalization, and the Rise of the BRICS.

His articles have been published in a number of academic journals and policy outlets.  

He has recently refereed submissions for Global Governance, Global Policy, International Journal, Journal of East Asian Studies, New Political Economy, Pacific Affairs, Pacific Review, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review , World Development, World Politics, Harvard University Press and University of Toronto Press.

He has made regular media appearances, internationally, and in Canada.

'Economic Globalization and Regional Interdependence in Asia'. Paper presented at “The Political Economy of Asian Regionalism” conference hosted by the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, December 3, 2010.

Paper published as “Responding to the Global Financial Crisis: The Evolution of Asian Regionalism and Economic Globalization”, ADBI Working Paper, No.343, January 2012.

Cash to come with conditions, Teddy Ng, South China Morning Post, June 18, 2012.

Harper may go political for China envoy, Lee Berthiaume, Canada.com, The Vancouver Sun, June 2, 2012.

China talks must go beyond oil: Opposition, CTV Staff, CTV News Channel, February 6, 2012.

Lula for World Bank,” guest post on beyondbrics, Financial Times, 17 February 2012.

China should do more,” guest post on beyondbrics, Financial Times, 14 September 2011.


"Currency Internationalization in Asia", East Asia Forum, January 2013 (East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at Australia National University).

"Rising States, Rising Donors and the Global Aid Regime", Cambridge Review of International Affairs (December 2012 issue), co-authored with Fahimul Quadir.

"China as a Net Donor: Tracking Dollars and Sense", Cambridge Review of International Affairs (December 2012 issue)

“The Economic Diplomacy of the Rising Powers,” in Oxford Handbook for Modern Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).

"Two Way Socialization: China, the World Bank and Hegemonic Weakening", The Brown Journal of World Affairs 19(1), Fall-Winter 2012.

“Remaking the Architecture: Emerging Powers, Self-Insuring and Regional Insulation,” International Affairs, 86(3), May 2010.

“Realigning Global Governance: Regionalism in China’s Financial Rise,” Harvard Asia Quarterly, 2011.

“Wolf at the Door: What Happened to the Predictions of Doom?” YaleGlobal Online, 10 June 2011.

“Remaking China’s National Leadership Training System,” The China Quarterly, 2011.

“China, Regional Institution-Building and the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area,” Review of International Political Economy, 2011 (with Richard Stubbs).

“Will China Change the Rules of Global Order?” The Washington Quarterly 33(4): 119-138, October 2010 (with Ramesh Thakur).

“China as a Creditor: A Rising Financial Power?”, Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University), Fall 2008: 87-102 (with Eric Helleiner).

He has recently published in Asian Perspectives, China Quarterly, China Security, Far East Economic Review, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Global Perspective, International Affairs, Journal of International Affairs, Politikon, Review of International Political Economy, Studia Diplomatica and Washington Quarterly. His articles have been published in Chinese, Spanish and Italian.

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