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Eric Hyer

Associate Professor
Political Science, Political Science

780 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Eric Hyer received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1990 and is presently an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University and the Coordinator for Asian Studies. His research focuses on China's foreign relations. He has authored many articles on China’s arms sales, territorial issues, and US-China relations. He was the associate producer of “Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution,” documentary movie (2000) and “From the Masses to the Masses: An Artist in Mao’s China” (2005). His book, The Pragmatic Dragon: China’s Grand Strategy and Boundary Settlements was published by University of British Columbia Press in 2015.

Research Interests

Chinese foreign policy

Teaching Interests

Chinese foreign policy, Chinese ;politics, international relations of Asia, International Relations theory

Honors and Awards

  • Title VI NRC Grant, U.S. Dept. of Education (2010 - 2018)

Administrative Assignments

  • Faculty Advisory Committee: Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2013 - 2016)
  • Kennedy Center Graduate Studies: Director (1996 - 1999)
  • David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies: International Area Studies Coordinator (1991 - 1995)
  • Washington Seminar: Director (1992 - 1992)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Issues and Studies (2004 - 2012)

Courses Taught


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