Paul D'Arcy

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia & the Pacific

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Dr Paul D'Arcy


My research and teaching relating to the Chinese world relate primarily to the history of Chinese associations with the Pacific, and environmental issues involving China, especially as they relate to diminishing and increasingly contested access to shared fresh water sources in Asia and fisheries, oil and gas resources in the Pacific maritime world. I have edited journal and book collections on China in the Pacific (two), and Chinese overseas investment and aid (one), as well as publishing an extended review essay on the history of Chinese in the Pacific. My co-edited book, Asia Pacific Partnerships in Resource Development, is currently being translated into Mandarin for publication in China. I teach courses on resource conflict resolution that include the South and East China Seas Chinese fisheries, and shared access to Asian rivers flowing out of the PRC. I have also published on Taiwanese foreign policy and Chinese warfare and naval power. I am currently working on two books with Lewis Mayo on China in World History and China and the Sea respectively, and an article on current reconfigurations on power in the Western Pacific.

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