Xiaoyu Pu | Department of Political Science




Xiaoyu Pu is an associate professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a member of the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC. He got his doctorate. from Ohio State University. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Pu served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University. In 2016, he was Stanton Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil. Pu is the author of Rebranding China: Signaling Disputed Status in the Changing World Order (The Studies in Asian Security Series, Stanford University Press, 2019). His research has appeared in International Security, International Affairs, The China Quarterly and The Chinese Journal of International Politics. He is editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics and member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Review (Beijing).

Research of interests

  • chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian Politics
  • Emerging World Powers (BRICS)
  • International Relations Theory

Courses taught

  • PSC 405D/605D United States Foreign Policy
  • PSC 407B/607B East Asian Political System
  • PSC 407F/607F China’s Political System
  • PSC 408/608C Emerging Global Powers (BRICS)
  • PSC 731 Seminar in International Relations (Graduate)



  • Xiaoyu Pu, Rebranding China: Signaling Disputed Status in the Changing World Order (The Studies in Asian Security Book Series, Stanford University Press, 2019).

Newspaper articles

  • Xiaoyu Pu, “One Mountain, Two Tigers: China, the United States, and the Indo-Pacific Status Dilemma”, Asia Politics 14 (3), July 2019.
  • Chunman Zhang and Xiaoyu Pu. “Introduction: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?”. Chinese political science journal (March 2019), Volume 24, Number 1: 1-9.
  • Xiaoyu Pu and Chengli Wang, “Rethinking China’s Rise: Chinese Scholars Debate Strategic Overstrain”, International Affairs (September 2018), 94 (5), pp.1019-1035.
  • Xiaoyu Pu, “China’s International Leadership: Regional Activism versus Global Reluctance.” Chinese political science journal 3, no. 1 (2018), p.48-61.
  • Xiaoyu Pu, “Controversial Identity of a Rising China”, The Chinese Journal of International Politics (Summer 2017), Volume 10, Number 2, pp. 131-149.
  • Xiaoyu Pu, “Ambivalent Hosting: Signaling the State of a Rising India and China’s Response”, International Affairs (January 2017), 93 (1), p. 147-163.
  • Xiaoyu Pu, “One Belt, One Road: Visions and Challenges of China’s Geoeconomic Strategy”, Mainland China Studies Vol.59 No.3 (September 2016), pp.111-126.
  • Dingding Chen, Xiaoyu Pu and Alastair Iain Johnston, “Correspondence: Debating China’s Assertion”. International Security 38, no. 3 (winter 2013/14), p. 176-183.

book chapters

  • Xiaoyu Pu, “Interdependent Rivals: China’s Economic Statecraft into Japan,” in Mingjiang Li and Natalie Yan Hong eds. China’s economic strategy: co-option, cooperation and coercionSingapore: World Scientific, 2016.
  • Xiaoyu Pu and Randall Schweller, “Status Signaling, Multiple Audiences, and China’s Blue-Water Naval Ambition.” In TV Paul, Deborah Larson and William Wohlforth eds. Status in world politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Selected presentations

  • “Status Signaling and Great Power Politics”, Workshop on Theoretical Innovation of International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 6, 2019.
  • “China and International Relations of Status Signaling” and “Red Mask and White Mask: Chinese Regional Diplomacy”, TOCHINA Summer School, University of Turin, Turin, Italy, June 2019.
  • “The China-US Bilateral Relationship”, NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, May 27, 2019.

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