Dr. William Norris is currently a professor of Chinese foreign and security policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where he teaches graduate-level courses in Chinese domestic politics, East Asian security, and Chinese foreign policy. His broad research interests include East Asian security, business-government relations, Chinese foreign and security policy, and international relations theory--particularly the strategic relationship between economics and national security. His work examines the use of commercial sector actors to achieve national foreign policy objectives in the context of Chinese grand strategy.

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Academic Articles2
  • Hinck, R., Kluver, R., Manly, J., & Norris, W. J (2018). geopolitical dimensions of 'the china dream' exploring strategic narratives of the chinese communist party. China Media Research. 14(3),
  • Hinck, R. S., Manly, J. N., Kluver, R. A., & Norris, W. J (2016). Interpreting and shaping geopolitics in Chinese media: the discourse of the ‘New style of great power relations’. Asian Journal of Communication. 26(5), 427-445.
  • Li, M (2017). China's Economic Statecraft. Series on Contemporary China. China's Economic Statecraft: Co-optation, Cooperation and Coercion. 193-212. World Scientific.
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  • Norris, W. J (2017). China’s Economic Statecraft in Sino-American Relations. Series on Contemporary China. China's Economic Statecraft. 193-212. World Scientific.
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  • Norris, W (2016). Economic statecraft as a tool of peacemaking? China’s relationships with India and Russia. The Political Economy of Regional Peacemaking. 169-191. University of Michigan Press.
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Texas A&M University; International Affairs; 4220 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4220