Kuik Cheng-Chwee: Selected Publications


(With David M. Lampton and Selina Ho) Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia (University of California Press, October 2020), 307pp. ISBN-13: 978-0520372993 / ISBN-10: 0520372999. 

(With Ngeow Chow Bing, eds.) Rising China, Resilient Japan, Resourceful ASEAN: Selected Writings of Lee Poh Ping on East Asian International Relations (Petaling Jaya, Selangor: SIRD, 2018), 235pp. ISBN: 9789672165187. https://icsum.org.my/book/rising-china-resilient-japan-resourceful-asean/ 

(With Alice Ba and Sueo Sudo, eds.) Institutionalizing East Asia: Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional Cooperation (London & New York: Routledge, 2016), 260pp. ISBN: 9781138892491. https://www.routledge.com/Institutionalizing-East-Asia-Mapping-and-Reconfiguring-Regional-Cooperation/Ba-Kuik-Sudo/p/book/9780815368779 

Special Issue (Guest Editor)

“Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Belt and Road Initiative”, in Asian Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press), Vol. 45, No. 2 (Spring 2021). https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/44263 

Articles in Periodicals

2021 “Asymmetry and Authority: Theorizing Southeast Asian Responses to China’s Belt and Road Initiative”, Asian Perspective, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 255-276. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/787852 

2021 “Malaysia’s Fluctuating Engagement with China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Leveraging Asymmetry, Legitimizing Authority”, Asian Perspective, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 421-444. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/787859 

2021 (With Lai Yew Meng) “Structural Sources of Malaysia’s South China Sea Policy: Power Uncertainties and Small-State Hedging”, Australian Journal of International Affairs, DOI:10.1080/10357718.2020.1856329. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10357718.2020.1856329 

2021 “The Twin Chessboards of US-China Rivalry: Impact on Geostrategic Supply and Demand in Post-Pandemic Asia”, Asian Perspective, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp. 157-176. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/787900 

2020 “Hedging in Post-Pandemic Asia: What, How, and Why?” The Asan Forum: An Online Journal (June 6). http://www.theasanforum.org/hedging-in-post-pandemic-asia-what-how-and-why/ 

2020 (With Hoo Chiew Ping) “The Bilateral-Multilateral Nexus in the New Southern Policy” (retitled “A View from Southeast Asia” on the website), The Asan Forum: An Online Journal (January 7). http://www.theasanforum.org/a-view-from-malaysia-2/ 

2020 “Mapping Malaysia in the Evolving Indo-Pacific Construct”, CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2020 (Canberra: Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific). http://www.cscap.org/uploads/cscap%202020%20v3.pdf 

2019 (With BA Hamzah) “The Making of Defence White Paper”, New Straits Times (December 7). https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/12/545531/making-defence-white-paper 

2019 (With Ngeow Chow Bing) “4th breakthrough in Malaysia-China relations”, New Straits Times (April 24). https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/04/482714/4th-breakthrough-malaysia-china-relations 

2018 (With Liew Chin Tong) “Decoding the Mahathir Doctrine”, The Interpreter (August 20). https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/decoding-mahathir-doctrine 

2018 “Opening a Strategic Pandora’s Jar? US-China Uncertainties and the Three Wandering Genies in Southeast Asia”, The Asan Forum: An Online Journal (July 2). http://www.theasanforum.org/opening-a-strategic-pandoras-jar-us-china-uncertainties-and-the-three-wandering-genies-in-southeast-asia/ 

2018  “Keeping the Balance: Power Transitions Threaten ASEAN’s Hedging Role”, East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January-March), pp. 22-23. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327106206_Keeping_the_Balance_Power_Transitions_Threaten_ASEAN’s_Hedging_Role_in_’East_Asia_Forum_Quarterly‘ 

2017  “A Tempting Torch? Malaysia Embraces (and Leverages on) BRI Despite Domestic Discontent”, in Praxis: A Review of Policy Practice, Asian Politics and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 652-654. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327106397_A_Tempting_Torch_Malaysia_Embraces_and_Leverages_on_BRI_Despite_Domestic_Discontent_in_’Praxis_A_Review_of_Policy_Practice‘ 


2017 “Explaining the Contradiction in China’s South China Sea Policy: Structural Drivers and Domestic Imperatives,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1 (February), pp. 163-186. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/650105 

2016 “China’s ‘Militarization’ in the South China Sea: Three Target Audiences,” East Asian Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2 (April/June), pp. 15-24. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S1793930516000167 

2016 “How Do Weaker States Hedge? Unpacking ASEAN States’ Alignment Behavior towards China,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 25, No. 100, pp. 500-514. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10670564.2015.1132714 

2016  “Malaysia between the United States and China: What do Weaker States Hedge Against?” Asian Politics and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 155-177. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aspp.12240 

2016 (With Ithrana Lawrence) “A View from Malaysia: Duterte’s and Najib’s China Visits and the Future of Small-State ‘Realignment’ in the Trump Era,” The Asan Forum: An Online Journal (December 14). http://www.theasanforum.org/a-view-from-malaysia/ 

2015 “Malaysia’s Balancing Act”, New York Times (December 7), p. 8. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/opinion/malaysias-balancing-act.html 

2015 (With Gilbert Rozman) “Light or Heavy Hedging: Positioning between China and the United States”, in Gilbert Rozman, Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2015, Vol. 26 (Washington, DC: Korea Economic Institute of America), pp. 1-9. http://www.keia.org/sites/default/files/publications/introduction_-_light_or_heavy_hedging.pdf 

2015 “Variations on a (Hedging) Theme: Comparing ASEAN Core States’ Alignment Behavior,” in Gilbert Rozman, Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2015, Vol. 26 (Washington, DC: Korea Economic Institute of America), pp. 11-26. https://keia.org/publication/variations-on-a-hedging-theme-comparing-asean-core-states-alignment-behavior/ 

2015 “Malaysia’s Relations with Major and Middle Powers”, Observatoire Asie du Sud-est (Paris: Asia Centre, Sciences Po). 

2015 “Introduction: Decomposing and Assessing South Korea’s Hedging Options”, in “Special Forum: South Korea’s Foreign Policy Options”, The Asan Forum: An Online Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3 (May-June). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287997182_Introduction_Decomposing_and_Assessing_South_Korea’s_Hedging_Options_in_’Special_Forum_South_Korea’s_Foreign_Policy_Options’_The_Asan_Forum_An_Online_Journal_Vol_3_No_3_May-June_2015 

2015 “An Emerging 3rd Pillar in Asian Architecture? AIIB and Other China-led Initiatives”, Asia-Pacific Bulletin, Number 305, March 26 (Washington, DC: East-West Center). https://www.eastwestcenter.org/system/tdf/private/apb305.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=35025 

2014 “Malaysia-China Relations after MH370: Policy Change or Business as Usual?” The Asan Forum: An Online Journal, October 15. http://www.theasanforum.org/malaysia-china-relations-after-mh370-policy-change-or-business-as-usual/ 

2013 “Making Sense of Malaysia’s China Policy: Asymmetry, Proximity, and Elite’s Domestic Authority,” Chinese Journal of International Politics, Vol. 6, pp. 429-467. https://academic.oup.com/cjip/article-abstract/6/4/429/467507?redirectedFrom=fulltext 

2013 “Malaysia’s U.S. Policy under Najib: Structural and Domestic Sources of a Small State’s Strategy,” Asian Security, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 143-164. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14799855.2013.832211 

2012 (With Nor Azizan Idris and Abd Rahim Md Nor) “The China Factor in the U.S. ‘Reengagement’ with Southeast Asia: Drivers and Limits of Converged Hedging,” Asian Politics and Policy, Vol. 4, No. 3 (July), pp. 315-344. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1943-0787.2012.01361.x 

2011 “Book Review: Ian Storey’s Southeast Asia and the Rise of China: The Search for Security,” International Journal of China Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3 (December), pp. 701-705. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289637964_Book_Review_on_’Southeast_Asia_and_the_Rise_of_China_The_Search_for_Security_by_Ian_Storey’_in_International_Journal_of_China_Studies_Vol_2_No_3_December_2011_pp_701-705 

2010 “Analyzing Malaysia’s Changing Alignment Choice, 1971-89,” Jebat: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics and Strategic Studies, Vol. 37, pp. 41-74. https://ejournal.ukm.my/jebat/article/view/42221/10966 

2008 “The Essence of Hedging: Malaysia and Singapore’s Response to a Rising China,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 30, No. 2 (August), pp. 159-185. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/256501 

2005 “Multilateralism in China’s ASEAN Policy: Its Evolution, Characteristics, and Aspiration,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 27, No. 1 (April), pp. 102-122. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25798722?seq=1 

2004 《中国参与东盟主导的地区机制的利益分析》 [An Interest-based Analysis on China’s Participation in the ASEAN-led Regional Institutions], 世界经济与政治  [World Economics and Politics] (Beijing) No. 9 (September), pp. 53-59. http://www.cqvip.com/qk/92442x/2004009/10418350.html 

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