Victoria Tin-bor Hui
RankRegular Faculty - Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow, The Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Faculty Fellow, The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Ph.D. Columbia University, 2000
M.A. Columbia University, 1997
Research and Teaching Interests
Comparative history of Asia and Europe, state formation and state-society relations, contentious politics and resistance movements, transformation of world politics, political culture, Asian and Confucian values, Chinese politics
Human rights NGOs; journalism; graduate programs; pre-/post-doctoral fellowships in political science
Hui's research examines the dynamics of international politics and state-society relations in historical China and historical Europe. She is the author of War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005), which won the 2006 Jervis-Schroeder Award from the American Political Science Association (for the best book on international history and politics) and the 2005 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award from the Ohio State University's Mershon Center for International Security Studies (for an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security). A coauthored article "Testing Balance of Power Theory in World History" was awarded the best article in the European Journal of International Relations for the years 2007-09. She has also published "Toward a Dynamic Theory of International Politics" in International Organization, "The Emergence and Demise of Nascent Constitutional Rights" in The Journal of Political Philosophy, "History and Thought in China's Traditions" in the Journal of Chinese Political Science, and book chapters "Chinas Expansion to the Periphery: Why Some Peripheral Regions Became Parts of China But Korea and Vietnam Did Not", "The Triumph of Domination in the Ancient Chinese System" and "Problematizing Sovereignty." In addition to publishing in English, Hui has also extensively published in leading Chinese venues, including articles in World Economics and Politics and International Political Science, and a book with the Shanghai People's Publishing House.
Hui's current research examines the centrality of war in the formation and transformation of China through the whole span of Chinese history. This project has received funding from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Fulbright Fellowship Program, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the East Asia Institute Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts and the Kellogg Institute of the University of Notre Dame.
Hui worked in the democracy movement in Hong Kong and now serves on the Academic Advisors Committee of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Office HoursMonday 4:30-6:00pm and Wednesday 3:30-5:00pm
Office: 405 Decio
Department of Political Science
217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556