Professor Rosemary Foot

Professor Rosemary Foot

Rosemary Foot
Emeritus Fellow
College Email Address: 

Rosemary Foot was elected to an Emeritus Fellowship of St Antony’s College in October 2014. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations and a Research Associate at the Oxford China Centre. In 1996, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Previously Professor of International Relations and the Sir John Swire Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of East Asia at St Antony’s College, she has been a Fellow of the College since 1990. During that time, she held the posts of Director of the Asian Studies Centre (1994-1997), Senior Tutor (2003-2005), and Acting Warden (January-October 2012). Rosemary Foot has also held several visiting appointments over the course of her academic career in Australia, China, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, and the United States.

Selected Publications: 

Recent Publications include:

“Remembering the Past to Secure the Present: Versailles Legacies in a Resurgent China” International Affairs, 95:1, January 2019.

“China-US Relations in a Changing Global Order” in Mark Frazier and Weiping Wu (eds) Sage Handbook on Contemporary China (Newbury Park: CA, 2018).

(with Evelyn Goh) “The International Relations of East Asia: A Research Prospectus,” International Studies Review, April 2018.

“Chinese Power and the Idea of a Responsible State in a Changing World Order,” The Centre of Gravity Series, no 38, Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, February 2018.

Forthcoming Publications include:

(With Kate Sullivan de Estrada) “Comparing China’s and India’s Status Seeking through the UN System”

“China’s Rise and US Hegemony: Renegotiating Hegemonic Order in East Asia”

(With Amy King) “China’s World View in the Xi Jinping Era: Where do Japan, Russia and the United States Fit?”

She is also working on a book-length study, to be published by Oxford University Press, on the subject of China’s role in the UN’s human protection agenda.

Previous Books include:

(with Andrew Walter) China, the United States and Global Order New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 (paperback and hardback).

Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (paperback and hardback)

The Practice of Power: U.S. Relations with China Since 1949, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Paperback edition, 1997. (Voted “Outstanding Academic Book” in 1996 by Choice).

A Substitute for Victory: the Politics of Peacemaking at the Korean Armistice Talks Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1990.

The Wrong War: American Policy and the Dimensions of the Korean Conflict, 1950-1953 Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Co-editor (with Saadia M Pekkanen and John Ravenhill, The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Editor, China Across the Divide: the domestic and global in politics and society (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

co-editor, (with Barry Buzan) Does China Matter? A Reassessment, Essays in Memory of Gerald Segal London: Routledge, 2004

co-editor and introduction and conclusion, (with S. Neil MacFarlane and Michael Mastanduno) US Hegemony and International Organizations Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003

co-editor and introduction (with John Lewis Gaddis and Andrew Hurrell), Order and Justice in International Relations Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003

Hong Kong’s Transitions, 1842-1997 (co-editor and Introduction with Judith M. Brown) Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997, New York: St Martin’s Press 1997

Migration: the Asian Experience (co-editor and Introduction with Judith M. Brown) Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994