Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D. 艾立信, 博士
Associate Professor 副教授
China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) 中国海事研究所
Erickson is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2012, the National Bureau of Asian Research awarded Erickson the inaugural Ellis Joffe Prize for PLA Studies. During academic year 2010-11, Erickson was a Fellow
in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program
in residence at Harvard’s Fairbank Center. From 2008-11, he was a Fellow in the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program
, and served as a scholar escort on a five-Member Congressional trip to Beijing, Qingdao, Chengdu, and Shanghai.
In addition to advising a wide range of student research, Erickson has taught courses at the Naval War College and Yonsei University, and has lectured extensively at government, academic, and private sector institutions throughout the United States and Asia. He has briefed the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations and his Executive Panel, as well as the Secretary of the Navy. Erickson previously worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Chinese translator and technical analyst. He has also worked at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, the U.S. Senate, and the White House. Proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, he has traveled extensively in Asia and has lived in China, Japan, and Korea.
Erickson received his Ph.D. and M.A. in international relations and comparative politics from Princeton University
and graduated magna cum laude
from Amherst College
with a B.A. in history and political science. He has studied Mandarin in the Princeton in Beijing
program at Beijing Normal University’s College of Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese language, politics, and economics in the year-long Associated Kyoto Program
at Doshisha University.
Erickson’s research, which focuses on Asia-Pacific defense, international relations, technology, and resource issues, has been published widely in edited volumes and in such peer-reviewed journals as China Quarterly (forthcoming), Asian Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, and China Security; as well as in Foreign Affairs, Joint Force Quarterly, The National Interest,The American Interest, Foreign Policy, and China International Strategy Review (中国国际战略评论).
Erickson is coeditor of, and a contributor to, the five-volume Naval Institute Press book series, “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development
,” comprising Chinese Aerospace Power
(2011), China, the U.S., and 21st Century Sea Power
(2010), China Goes to Sea
(2009), China’s Energy Strategy
(2008), and China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force
(2007); as well as the Naval War College Newport Paper China’s Nuclear Force Modernization
(2005). He is the author of the Jamestown Foundation monograph Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Development
(2013) and coauthor of the CMSI monographs Chinese Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden
(forthcoming 2013) and Chinese Mine Warfare
(2009). Erickson has also published annotated translations of several Chinese articles on maritime strategy.
Erickson is co-founder of China SignPost
™ 洞察中国 (www.chinasignpost.com
), a research newsletter and web portal that covers key developments in Greater China, with particular focus on strategic commodities, trade, and security factors. Links to this, and his other publications, can be found at China Analysis from Original Sources
), a website that posts and curates analyses, many based on Chinese-language sources not previously assessed by foreign observers, to offer insights into China and its impact on the world..
· China’s military and foreign policy
· Japan/Asia-Pacific security and international relations
· Chinese defense science, technology, and industry
· Maritime and aerospace technology development, history and current status
· Energy, resources, and geostrategy
· Military basing and power projection
· Sino-American relations and contemporary policy issues