Dr. Chen Mu-Min 陳牧民


Dr. Chen Mu-Min 陳牧民

Home Institiution:

Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Duration of Stay:

April 26 – May 18, 2013

Professional Experience

Dr. Chen Mu-Min is currently associate professor at the Graduate Institute of International Politics, National Chung Hsing University, and member/advisor of Taiwan Think Tank, Taiwan. Chen earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in International Studies from Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, USA (2004 and 1997, respectively), and B.A. in Political Science from National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1992). Before entering academic career, Chen worked as assistant in the Legislative Yuan (national parliament of Taiwan, 1994 -1995) and special assistant to Vice President Annette H.L. Lu in charge of speech drafting and foreign policy analysis (2002-2004). Previous academic experiences include visiting scholar and adjunct lecturer at School of International Studies, Peking University, China (2001-2002); assistant professor, Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (2004-2008); visiting research fellow at East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2008); visiting scholar at Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi (2009), Observer Research Foundation of India (2011-2), and Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, India (2012).

Chen has published three books: International Security Theory: Power, State and Threat (in Chinese, Wu-Nan, Taipei: 2009), Prosperity but Insecurity: Globalization and China's National Security 1979-2000 (Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany: 2010), and International Relations Illustrated (in Chinese, co-author with Chen Wan-yu, Wu-Nan, Taipei: 2012). His researches focus on non-traditional security issues, political developments and foreign relations of China, and regional politics and security in South Asia.

List of English Publications

Journal Articles

 “Reassessing the International Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: Comparison between India and North Korea,” JEBAT: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics, and Strategic Studies, vol.38, no.2 (December 2011).

 “Seeking Political Reconciliations: Different Cases in Asia,” Asian Perspective, Vol.34, No.4 (December 2010), 6-18.

Co-author with Cheng-feng Shih, “Taiwanese Identity and the Memories of 2-28: A Case for Political Reconciliation,” Asian Perspective, Vol.34, No.4 (December 2010), 85-113.

 “From Five No’s to Referendum: Making of National Security Policy in Taiwan” Issues and Studies, Vol. 43, no. 3 (September 2007), pp.199-237

 “Will China Become a Responsible Stakeholder?” Views and Policies: Taiwan Forum, Vol. 3, No. 1. (September 2006), pp.35-54

 “Going Global: The Chinese Elite’s Views of Security Strategy in the 1990s,” Asian Perspective, Vol. 29, No. 2 (June 2005), pp.133-178

 “Prosperity vs. Security: National Security of Taiwan 2000-2004,” Taiwan International Studies Quarterly, Vol.1, No. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 123-158.

 “From Military Insecurity to Human Security: An Assessment of East Asian Security Environment,” Journal of Border Police, No. 3 (December 2004), pp. 57-82


Prosperity But Insecurity? Globalization and China's National Security, 1979-2000 (Germany: LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2010)

Book Reviews and Policy papers

"The South China Sea Dispute: A Taiwanese Perspective", South China Sea Monitor (on-line journal), Vol. I, No. 3, pp. 5-8, 03/2012.

 “Book Review: Rising India and Indian communities in East Asia,” Asian Ethnicity Vol.12, No.2 (2011), pp.231-233.

 “Book Review: China-Pakistan Strategic Cooperation: Indian Perspectives,” China Report Vol.45, No.1 (2009), pp.91-95.

"On the Future Status of Taiwan: Different Views from Beijing and Taipei", East Asian Institute (EAI) Background Brief, No.373, National University of Singapore, 03/2008.

Book Chapters

Realist and Pragmatic Elements in Chinas Grand Strategy: Assessments of Chinas Relations with Japan, Taiwan, and India, in Ali Ahmed, Jagannath Panda, and Prashant Singh eds., Towards A New Asian Order (New Delhi, India: Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, 2012), 150-164.

Prosperity but Insecurity? Globalization and New Challenges to Chinese National Security, in Guoli Liu and Weixing Chen eds., New Directions in Chinese Politics for the New Millennium (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002), pp.303-340.