Dr. Marc Lanteigne

Dr. Marc Lanteigne

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Marc Lanteigne
Senior Research Associate, International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr University Bochum, Department of East Asian Studies (since 10/2017)

Research Interests

  • China’s Foreign policy and regional and international relations
  • China and East Asian comparative politics and politcal economy
  • Non-traditional security (including economic security) in Asia
  • Asian relations and diplomacy in the Polar Regions (Arctic, Antarctica)

Academic Career

  • Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University New Zealand
  • Course Lecturer „Asia Pacific Security“, Peking Summer University Programme, Beijing, China, 07/2015 - 08/2017
  • Senior Research Fellow, Research Group on Emerging Powers and Global Development (East Asia/Pacific), Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway, 09/2014 - 10/2016
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 09/2010 - 09/2014
  • Director of Research, New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, Vitoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 09/2012 - 09/2014
  • Member of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), New Zealand, 12/2010 - 06/2014
  • Academic Coordinator, Academic exchanges with Peking University, Beijing and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, International Office, Victoria University of Wellington, 01/2013 - 06/2014
  • Lecturer, School of International Relations, Univeristy of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom, 09/2006 - 06/2010


  • Ph.D. in Political Science (International Politics/Comparative Politics), McGill University Montréal.
    Doctoral Thesis: "Doorways and Mirrors: Chinese Power and International Institutions - China's policies of engagement with international institutions, economic and strategic, and their importance in enhanding China's standing as a great power and developing global power in the evolving post-cold war international order"
  • Magister Artium in Political Science (East Asian institution-building), McGill University Montréal

Scholarships and awards

  • Sasakawa Foundation for Fieldwork on Japan Scientific Diplomacy, Tokyo und Sapporo (2015)
  • Victoria University of Wellington Grant for Overseas Fieldwork/Northern Europe (2013)
  • Victoria University of Wellington, Research Fund Grand for Comparative American and Chinese Pacific Ocean Engagement (2012)
  • Victoria University of Wellington Grant for fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai, US Chinese Diplomacy (2011)
  • Project Funding from Carnegie Trust of Scotland for joint St. Andrews-University of Glasgow research in Africa and China (2008-09)

Publications (Selection)


  • Lanteigne, Marc; Lindgren, Wrenn Yennie; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Bjønar (eds.): Nordic-China Diplomacy, New York & London: Routledge, 2017.
  • Lanteigne, Marc and Miwa Hirono (eds.): China's Evolving Approach to Peacekeeping, New York & London: Routledge, 2012, 152 p.
  • Chinese Foreign Policy: An introduction, New York & London: Routledge, 2009, 234 S. (2nd ed. 2013, 3rd ed. 2015)
  • Lanteigne, Marc and André Laliberté: The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century: Adaption and the Reinvention of Legitimacy, New York & London: Routledge, 2008, 206 p.
  • China and International Institutions: Alternate Paths to Global Power, New York: London & New York: Routledge, 2005, 240 p.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • (Co-Author: Sverdrup, Ulf): "Sino-Nordic Sub-regional Diplomacy and the '5+1' Model", in: China and Nordic Diplomacy, London & New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 121-132.
  • "Iceland’s Small State Diplomacy with China", in: China and Nordic Diplomacy, London & New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 60-76.
  • (Co-Autorin: Alexandra, Lina A.): "New Actors and Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding: The Case of Myanmar", in: Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?, Schweiz: SpringerLink, 2017, pp. 191-241.
  • "The Russian Far East and the Northern Sea Route in Evolving Sino-Russian Strategic Relations", in: The Political Economy of Pacific Russia: Regional Developments in East Asia, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2017, pp. 181-202.
  • "Walking the Walk: Science Diplomacy and Identity-building in Asia-Arctic Relations", in: Jindal Global Law Reviw 8 (8), 2017.
  • "'Have You Entered the Storehouses of the Snow?' China as a Norm Entrepreneur in the Arctic", in: Polar Record 53 (2), 2017, pp. 117-130.
  • "Norden og Kina: 'Smått er godt' Islands økonomiske diplomati med Kina" ("'Small is Beautiful': Iceland’s Economic Diplomacy with China", in: Internasjonal Politikk 74 (3), 2016, available online.
  • "Choppy Waters: The 'Return' of Fiji to Pacific Affairs After the 2014 Election", in: Third World Thematics: A Third World Quaterly Journal, 2016.
  • "The Role of China in Emerging Arctic Security Discourses", in: S+F Sicherheit und Frieden / Security and Peace 3, 2015, pp. 150-155.
  • (Co-Autor: Su Ping): "China’s Developing Arctic Policies: Myths and Misconceptions", in: Journal of China and International Relations 3 (1), 2015, pp. 1-25.
  • (Co-Autorin: Aglaya Snetkov): "The Loud Dissenter and its Cautious Partner – Russia, China, and Global Governance and Humanitarian Interventions", in: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific 15 (1), 2015, pp. 113-146.
  • "Fire Over Water: China’s Naval Modernisation and the Anti-Piracy Operations", in: Pacific Review 26 (3), 2013, pp. 289-312.

Conference Papers, Policy Briefs and Book Reviews

  • "Who Benefits From China’s Belt and Road in the Arctic?", The Diplomat, 2017/09/12, Available online
  • "Qatar and the Gulf Diplomatic Crisis in Focus", 2017/08/21, Massey University Website
  • "China Loops the Arctic Into Its Belt and Road Vision", Arctic Deeply, 30.06.2017, Available online
  • "Keeping the Gundpowder Dry", in: Arctic Deeply, 2017/03/06, Available online
  • "Not Stopping Cold: China’s Emerging Strategies in the Arctic", Asia Centre, 2017/01/17, Available online
  • (Co-Autor: Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson): "China and Norway: Unpacking the Deal", The Diplomat, 2016/12/25, Available online
  • "A Pivot to What? Asia-Pacific Foreign Policy under Trump", NUPI Policy Brief 39, 2016, Available online
  • "The South China Sea after 'Philippines v. China': Summer of Our Discontent?", NUPI Policy Brief 25, 2016, Available online
  • "China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Entering the Arctic", Conference Paper, 5th Arctic Circle Conference, Reykjavik, 2017.
  • "The Genesis of China’s Arctic Strategy", Conference Paper, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies PanGoal Workshop "New Challenges in Asia-Pacific Security", Beijing, China, 2017.
  • "A China-Nordic '5+1' Diplomatic Model and the Role oft he Arctic", Conference Paper, China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre (CNARC) Conference, Dalian, China, 2017.
  • "Push and Pull: South Pacific Regionalism and Sino-Western Soft Balancing", Conference Paper, der International Studies Association (ISA) Regional Conference, Hongkong, 2016.
  • "Arctic Melting: Global and Nebraska Impacts", presentation at the University of Nebrasca, Kearney, 2016.
  • "'How Far That Little Candle Throws Its Beams!' The Sino-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement and Questions fort he EU", Conference Paper, International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Atlanta, USA, 2016.
  • "Musings of a Near-Arctic State: China’s Cirumpolar Strategies", Conference Paper,Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) International Seminar.
  • "Project Current Change from Cooperation into Confrontation?", Conference "Security Environment in the Arctic Region", Sapporo, Japan, 2016.