Grant F. Rhode

Visiting Researcher
Center for the Study of Asia

Grant F. RHODE

BA Tufts University
MA University of New Brunswick, Canada
Diploma University of Oxford, UK
Certificate University of Cambridge, UK
MALD The Fletcher School, Tufts University
PhD The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Tel. (617) 212-8111
Grant Rhode teaches and conducts research at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and Faculty Affiliate of the China Maritime Studies Institute of the U.S. Naval War College. He has been a Visiting Scholar in Taiwan at both National Chengchi University and National Taiwan University. He trained in Chinese studies in the UK before his doctoral studies in Asian Diplomatic History and International Relations.

Dr. Rhode’s current research focuses on China’s role in historical and contemporary Eurasian maritime affairs. On the historical front, he is completing a book on Eurasian Maritime History for Global Strategists: Great Power Clashes along the Maritime Silk Road. On the contemporary front, he directs Boston University’s program series Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Recent publications include “By Land and By Sea: China’s Belt and Road in Europe” (2019), “China, Global History, and the Sea” (2020), “Mongol Invasions of Northeast Asia: Korea and Japan” (2020), “China’s Emergence as a Power in the Mediterranean: Port Diplomacy and Active Engagement” (2021), “Tasting Gall: Chiang Kai-Shek and China’s War with Japan” (2021), and “Shi Lang’s Amphibious Conquest of Taiwan in 1683” (2021).

Recent teaching includes the following courses:

Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
The Sea in International Relations
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Region

U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
Eurasian Maritime History for Global Strategists
Taiwan: Transformation and Geopolitics
Asian Maritime History and Current Disputes
Strategy and War