Paul Evans (PhD Dalhousie) has been a professor at the University of British Columbia since 1999 teaching Asian and trans-Pacific affairs. Paul is the current Interim Research Director of the Institute of Asian Research.

His academic appointments have been as Assistant, Associate and Professor, Department of Political Science, York University, 1981-97; Director, University of Toronto – York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1991-96; Visiting Professor, Asia Center, Harvard University, 1997-99; Acting Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 2004-5; Director, Institute of Asian Research, 2008-11.

Between 2005 and 2008 he was on leave from UBC to serve as the Co-CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.

A regionalist rather than country specialist, he has held visiting fellowships at the Australian National University (1988); National Chengchi University (1989); Chulalongkorn University (1989); the East-West Center (1995); and the National Institute for Research Advancement in Tokyo (1999). He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and 2013 and Singapore Management University in 2015 and 2016 as head of the International Academic Advisory Panel for its School of Social Sciences.

The author or editor of eight books, his first was a biography of John Fairbank, his best selling with David Capie, a lexicon of Asia Pacific security terminology, and his most recent Engaging China: Myth, Aspiration and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper, published in 2014 by the University of Toronto Press.

An advocate of cooperative and human security, he has been studying and promoting policy-related activity on track-two security processes and the construction of multilateral institutions since 1988. He was a co-founder of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP), the Canadian Consortium on Human Security, and the Canada-Korea Forum. He has directed exchange and partnership projects with numerous institutes in Asia and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and funded by governments and foundations in Canada, Japan, the United States, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.

A member of the International Council of the Asia Society in New York, he also sits on the editorial boards of The Pacific Review and The Chinese Journal of International Politics, The Chinese Quarterly of Strategic Studies, and Journal Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacifico. He is a Canadian representative on the Expert and Eminent Persons Group of the ASEAN Regional Forum.

Research and dialogue project on reframing the Asia-Pacific security order, in cooperation with the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies

Mss on cosmopolitan thought leaders in Asia

Second edition of John Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern China, with a new preface and concluding chapter

Selected Publications

[Books | Reports | Essays | 中文著作 ]

Books

Engaging ChinaEngaging China: Myth Aspiration and Strategy in Canadian Policy from Trudeau to Harper. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With David Capie, The Asia-Pacific Security Lexion, 2nd revised and expanded edition.Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007, pp.xv, 248.
With David Capie, The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2002, pp.xv, 224. [Translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Thai, and Vietnamese]
The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon (2nd Edition)        The Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon

Beyond Boundaries - A Report on the State of Non-Official Dialogues on Peace, Security & Cooperation in South AsiaWith Navnita Chadha Behera and Gowher Rizvi, Beyond Boundaries: A Report on the State of Non-Official Dialogues on Peace, Security and Cooperation in South Asia. Toronto: Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1998, pp.315.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studying Asia Pacific SecurityEditor and Contributor, Studying Asia Pacific Security: The Future of Research, Training and Dialogue Activities. Toronto: Join Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1994, pp.388. “Preface” (with Jusuf Wanandi), pp.1-3 and “The Dialogue Process on Asia Pacific Security Issues: Inventory and Analysis,” pp. 297-318.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reluctant Adversaries - Canada and the People's Republic of China 1949-1970 With B. Michael Frolic, co-editor and contributor, Reluctant Adversaries: Canada and the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991, pp.xii, 288. “Introduction,” pp.3-17 and “Epilogue: Canadian Recognition Initiatives, 1958-68,” pp.65-69. Chinese translation published by the Tianjin University Press, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern ChinaJohn Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern China. New York and Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988, pp.xiv, 366. Chinese translation published by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reports

The Future of Canada’s relationship with China,” with Wendy Dobson, Institute for Research on Public Policy, November 2015.
(for PDF version of this report, click here.)

With Don Campbell and Pierre Lortie, Securing Canada’s Place in Asia: Means, Institutions and Mechanisms, Task Force Report to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 52 pp., 6 September 2012.

 

Essays

Middle Powerism in the 21st Century: Mission Impossible?“, Global Asia, Vol. 11, No.1, Spring 2016.

Co-operative Security 2.0,” with Chen Dongxiao, Global Asia, Cover Story, Vol.11, No.1, Spring 2016.

Living with Global China: Agenda 2016,” with Wendy Dobson, Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations, February 2016.

Southeast Asia, Meet Mr. Trudeau,” ASEAN Focus, Special Issue on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, Jan 2016.

Searching for Cooperative Security 2.0: From Security Architecture to Security Order in the Asia Pacific,” China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, Volume 01, Issue 04, December 2015.

Close Encounters: How Best to Deal with a Rising China,” Literary Review of Canada, July-August 2015.

A November to Remember in Asia,” Embassy Magazine, 26 November 2014, p. 14.

Scholars and Policymakers: Asian Pacific Experiences with Policy Dialogues,” in Lowenthal and Bertucci, eds., Narrowing the Gap: Scholarly, Policy Makers and International Affairs, July 2014.

Wanted: A Coherent China Policy,” plus interview with the author, Open Canada, 4 May 2014.

Human Security and East Asia”, in Martin and Owen, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Human Security Routledge 2014, pp. 272-82

Between Truth and Power: Kim Kyung-Won, 1936-2012,” in Han Sung-Joo, editor,Thoughts and Wishes of a Liberal: Writings of Dr. Kim Kyung-Won, Seoul: Joong An Books and Company, 2013, pp. 36-58.

A Farewell to Trans-Pacific Cosmopolitanism?  On the Passing of Robert Scalapino, Kim Kyung Won and Yamamoto Tadashi,” Global Asia, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 2013, pp. 83-88.

Dancing with the Dragon,” lead essay in the Literary Review of Canada, April 2013.

Canada and the Halperin Plan: Temper Expectations,” Policy Forum, The Nautilus Institute, 19 March 2013.

With Fen Hampson, “Remembering W. Thomas Delworth,” Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 30 October 2012.

With Don Campbell and Pierre Lortie, “Wanted: A Canadian Full Court Press on Asia,”Embassy Magazine, 12 September 2012.

China and the Global Order: One Challenge,Three Perspectives,” Government and Opposition, 2012

Engagement with Conservative Characteristics: Policy and Public Attitudes, 2006-2011,” in Pitman Potter and Thomas Adams, eds., Issues in Canada-China Relations.  Toronto: Canadian International Council, 2012, pp. 19-30.

Is Rousseau Still Right?  The Recurring Allure and Uncertain Prospects of Northeast Asian Regionalism,” Journal of American-Canadian Studies, Nov VI, No. 2, Spring 2011, pp. 1-8.

Historians and Chinese World Order: Fairbank, Wang and the Matter of ‘Indeterminate Relevance’,” in Zheng Yongnian, ed., China and International Relations: The Chinese View and the Contribution of Wang Gungwu.  London: Routledge: July 2010.   Translated and reprinted as “Os historiades e a ordem mundial Chinesa: Fairbank, Wang e a questao da relevancia,” in Politica Externa (Brazil), Vol. 19, No 3, February 2011.

What is Canada’s China Strategy?,” Asia Pacific Memo #45, 10 December 2010.

25th Anniversary Tribute to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada,” November 2010.

Singapore Debates America,” August 2010, PacNet Number 40; reprinted in RSIS Commentaries No. 104, 1 September 2010; and digested as “Diverse Views of US Role in Asia,” in the Straits Times, “Review and Forum, 2 September 2010.

Academics are as Polarized and Dispirited as Their Nation,” Asia Pacific Memo #1, 8 July 2010.

Chinese Views on World Order: Implications for Canada,” Optimum Online: The Journal of Public Sector Management., March 2010.

Asian Power Shift: Ready or Not”, in Fen Hampson and Paul Heinbecker, eds., Canada Among Nations 2009-2010: As Others See Us.  Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2010, pp. 115-22.

 

中文著作

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新型大国关系:机遇与挑战 [New Type of Great Power Relations - Opportunities and Challenges]理解和运用“保护的责任”原则:走向一致 [Interpreting and Applying the Responsibility to Protect: Paths to Common Ground]”, 新型大国关系:机遇与挑战 [New Type of Great Power Relations: Opportunities and Challenges], February 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

诠释与落实“保护的责任”:通往共同点的途径 [Interpreting and Applying the Responsibility to Protect: A Path to Common Ground]”, 国际政治研究[The Journal of International Studies (Peking University)], Summer 2014.

人的安全与东亚:回顾与展望 [East Asia and Human Security:Review and Prospects]”, 世界经济与政治 [World Economics and Politics], June 2004. 

新开端:加拿大与中华人民共和国(1949-1970)
“新开端:加拿大与中华人民共和国(1949-1970)[Reluctant Adversaries: Canada and the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1970], 河南人民出版社, September 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

费正清看中国“费正清看中国 [John Fairbank and the American Understanding of Modern China]”, 上海人民出版社, May 1995.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work in Progress or Forthcoming

“Canada-China Relations and the Evolving Roles of Universities: Towards Partnerships 2.0,” in Ruth Hayhoe, Qiang Zha and Julia Pan, eds., Canadian Universities in China’s Transformation: An Untold Story – forthcoming July 2016, at McGill-Queen’s University Press.

A second, revised edition of the John Fairbank biography.
(The original edition can be found at the UBC Library here.)

Initial intellectual portraits of 6 leaders in trans-Pacific community building.

Current Courses

Paul Evans currently offers two seminars, one on “Global China and World Order,” and a second on “Canada and Global Asia,” as well as leading a Global Policy Project for the Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs graduate program.

  • IAR 515C, “Global China and World Order,” an integrated graduate/undergraduate seminar. Fall 2016.
    To view the syllabus, click here.
  • Political Science 464B, “Canada and Global Asia,” a seminar for 4th year undergrads in the International Relations Program. Fall 2016.
    To view the syllabus, click here.

Past Courses

Undergraduate 

Introduction to Politics (Acadia)
Introduction to Canadian Politics (Acadia)
Introduction to International Relations  (Acadia, York)
Government and Politics of China (York)
Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis (York)
International Relations Theory (York)
China’s Rise and Asia’s Future (HKU)
China and World Order (HKU)
Singapore’s Foreign Policy (SMU)

Graduate

International Relations Theory (York)
International Relations of Eastern Asia (York)
Sino-Canadian Relations (York)
Pacific Trade and Security (York)
American Foreign Policy (York)
New Institutionalism in Asia (Harvard, UBC)
Asia Pacific Policy: Methods and Perspectives (UBC)
Asia Pacific Policy: Security and Media Modules (UBC)
Global China and World Order (UBC, HKU)

Vancouver City Council Apology to the Chinese community

Radio-Canada | Apr 23,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Expert Warns Asean and Rest of Asia at Risk If China-US trade Dispute Escalates

Bernama | Apr 16,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Who Could Win the U.S-China Trade War

Roundhouse Radio | Apr 4,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

The Real China Contrary to What the Western World See

Roundhouse Radio | Mar 26,2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

China Moves Ahead with No Term Limits for President

The Jon McComb Show | Mar 12, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

A President for Life

The Jon McComb Show | Mar 6, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Rencontre Entre Donald Trump et Kim Jung Un: Tout Peut Arriver

Radio-Canada | Mar 15, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Spotlight Falls on Anbang After Beijing Takeover of B.C. Property

Business in Vancouver | Mar 8, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Korea Conference Complicates Canada’s Free-Trade Initiatives

Business in Vancouver | Jan 30, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

2018 World Economic Forum (Davos Forum)

Korean Radio | Jan 26, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On TPP, Canada Faces Dilemma Between Onternal Politics and Coping with US

Sankei Shimbun | Jan 22, 2018 | Dr. Yves Tiberghien Sankei Shimbun Print Version

Reports on the Vancouver Summit on North Korea, and IAR Event

Reports on IAR’s Panel “Getting North Korea Right: Canadian Options and Roles”: Reuters: “Vancouver Meeting Focuses on Sanctions as Koreas Explore Detente”. This story also appeared in Business Insider UK and CNBC. January 15, 2018. CBC, National Post: “Trudeau Defends North Korea Meeting Ffter Russian, Chinese Criticism”. January 15, 2018.  CBC The National: “Will North Korea Summit Talks Have an […]

Japan Might Push Through TPP without Canada

Business in Vancouver | Dec 19, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Tir de missiles de la Corée du Nord

CBC Radio-Canada | Nov 29, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Media Coverage on Dr. Yves Tiberghien Receiving of the National Award of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite.

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – “APF Canada Fellow Yves Tiberghien Awarded France’s National Order of Merit”. November 22, 2017 CBC Radio-Canada – “Un politologue de l’UBC décoré en France”. November 22, 2017

Reactions to the Outcomes of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

China Research Partnership | Nov 3, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

NAFTA Renegotiations and Korea-US Trade Renegotiations

The World On Arirang | Oct 9, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

China Research Partnership | Oct 11, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Pitman B. Potter and Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Canada to decide on potential free trade agreement with China this fall, with Asia seen as counterpoint to NAFTA renegotiation

National Post | Sep 6, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

B.C. Events Open On-ramp to Epic Transportation Plan

Business in Vancouver | Jul 18, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

The Global Centre is Switching from Europe to Asia

CBC Radio Canada | Jul 17, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)

Norsat Deal Highlights B.C. Defence-tech ‘Tightrope’

Business in Vancouver | Jul 11, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Quelle influence la Chine a-t-elle encore sur la Corée du Nord?

CBC Radio Canada | Jul 4, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)

文은 아시아의 쥐스탱 트뤼도…캐나다처럼 중재 역할 해야

JoongAng Ilbo | Jul 3, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (Korean only)

Vancouver’s Heated Debate on the Future of Hong Kong

Asia Times | May 28, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien and Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke

B.C. election leaves provincial Asia strategy in doubt

Business in Vancouver | May 16, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On the Results of the South Korean Election and East Asia Geopolitics

CKNW | May 9, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On the French Presidential Election Results

Roundhouse Radio | May 8, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Tensions en Corée du Nord

CBC Radio Canada | Apr 26, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)

On the French Election

Roundhouse Radio | Apr 24, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Why China and Canada are playing economic footsie

The Washington Post | Apr 12, 2017 | Featuring: Hon. Jack Austin and Dr. Yves Tiberghien

‘Master of chaos’ Trump not prepared for Xi Jinping visit: APFC

Business News Network | Apr 6, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Business in Vancouver: Brexit on potential impact on Canada

Roundhouse Radio | Apr 4, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 12:30)

Tourné vers l’Asie

CBC Radio Canada | Mar 29, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)

On Economics and Free Trade

China Radio International | Mar 20, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On the Results of the Dutch Elections

CBC’s On the Coast | Mar 15, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 2:18:00)

Brian Mulroney, Liberal Government Seek Release of Billionaire in China

The Globe and Mail | Mar 6, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

L’ambassadeur en Chine McCallum de passage à Vancouver

CBC Radio Canada | Feb 17, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only)

Debate on Trudeau-Trump Summit

China Global TV | Feb 15, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On Comments from Chinese entrepreneur on America’s ‘Wasted’ Wealth

Roundhouse Radio | Jan 26, 2017 | Featuring: Yves Tiberghien

Impact of the TPP cancellation, and American-Japanese and American-Chinese relations in the context of the new US administration

Radio Canada | Jan 24, 2017 | Featuring: Yves Tiberghien (French only)

With Globalism in Retreat, Have Davos Elite Gotten the Message?

The Christian Science Monitor | Jan 18, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On the Nomination of John McCallum as New Ambassador to China

CBC | Jan 12, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On China’s Capital Restrictions, Exchange Rate Tensions, and Impact for Canada

CBC Radio-Canada | Jan 6, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (French only, segment begins at 18h39)

On the Changing Political and Economic Climate in Europe

Roundhouse Radio | Jan 4, 2017 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 23:42)

Discussing the success of far right political parties

CBC’s On the Coast | Nov 15, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien (segment begins at 2:06:00)

What Hong Kong’s ‘watershed’ political moment means for Vancouver

Vancouver Sun | Nov 13, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Canada and Australia: Gareth Evans on the role of good international citizens

Georgia Straight | Oct 2, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

UBC Experts Discuss China-Canada Ties

CCTV English | Sep 24, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien and Dr. Paul Evans

Chinese-Canadian agreements on trade, governance (French only)

Radio Canada | Sep 24, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

UBC India research centre sees potential role in trade ties

Vancouver Sun | Sep 18, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Mandakranta Bose and Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Trudeau and the G20 summit in review

With Business in Vancouver on Roundhouse Radio | Sep 6, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien starting at 14:25

On the G20 summit (French only)

China Radio International | Sep 5, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

加拿大经济学家肖逸夫:中国给G20注入了活力 (Chinese only)

China Radio International | Sep 5, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

La Chine, nouvelle puissance universitaire? (French only)

Le Devoir | Aug 16, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Communication Needed Before THAAD Deployment: Observer

Chinese Radio International | Aug 8, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Documentary: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

CCTV-4 | Aug 6, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

On G20 (Chinese only)

CSSN | Aug 3, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Teck director’s Chinese government ties raise concerns over foreign influence

Vancouver Sun | Jul 15, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Interview: David Cameron’s resignation

CBC The Early Edition | Jul 13, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Teck Resources Appoints Chinese Government Official to its Board

CBC News | Jul 12, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Interview: Impact of the Brexit vote

CBC’s The Early Edition | Jun 29, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien starting at 02:09:27

What does Britain’s vote to leave the EU mean for other regions?

NEWS 1130 | Jun 24, 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

Interview: EU Referendum

Roundhouse Radio | Jun 24 2016 | Featuring: Dr. Yves Tiberghien

29th Asia Pacific Roundtable: Snaptalks” on regional security in Southeast Asia. June 2, 2015.

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Interview with Wang Gungwu on “Academic Leadership in Asia,” Digital Narratives of Asia, January 2016.

Social Media in China“, The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, September 2015.

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Canada-China Relations“, The Exchange with Amanda Lang, CBC News, November 2014.

Joe Clark reviews Engaging China on The Next Chapter, CBC Books, CBC Radio, October 2014.

The Importance of Asia to Canada’s Future“, The Canadian Council of Chief Executives, October 2012.