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Raoul Bunskoek

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

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Raoul Bunskoek is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth. Within the INFRAGLOB project, he researches how Chinese political-economic practices in African countries (re)shape global governance and what this means for International Relations (IR) theorizations. More generally, his research focuses on comparative Western and post-Western (especially Chinese, but also African) conceptualizations of morality and power in IR and how these are reflected in the relating strategies of the US, China, various African countries and the EU, particularly with regard to China’s 2013-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In this light, he has recently published ‘Community of Common Destiny’ as Post-Western Regionalism: Rethinking China’s Belt and Road Initiative from a Confucian Perspective’ (2021, with Chih-yu Shih), ‘Towards global relational theorizing: a dialogue between Sinophone and Anglophone scholarship on relationalism’ (2019, with Nordin et al.), as well as the book China and International Theory: The Balance of Relationships (2019, with Chih-yu Shih et al.). Raoul holds PhD and MA degrees in Political Science and International Relations from National Taiwan University, and a BA in Chinese Studies from Leiden University. He has previously worked for the Hu Fu Center in East Asia Democratic Studies and the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (IPSAS) in Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.).

Raoul Bunskoek

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • (Chinese) International Relations Theory (IRT)
  • Political Economy of China and International Political Economy (IPE)
  • China-Africa Relations
  • Critical/Post-/Non-Western IRT
Raoul Bunskoek

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology



Chih-yu Shih, Chiung-chiu Huang, Pichamon Yeophantong, Raoul Bunskoek, Josuke Ikeda, Yi-jye Hwang, Chih-yun Chang, Ching-chang Chen: China and International Theory : the Balance of Relationships. - London, United Kingdom : Routledge, 2019. - 302 S.

Artikel in einer Zeitschrift/papers in peer-reviewed journals

Raoul Bunskoek, Chih-yu Shih: "Community of Common Destiny" as Post-Western Regionalism : Rethinking China's Belt and Road Initiative from a Confucian Perspective. In: Uluslararası İlişkiler Dergisi, 18 (2021). - S. 85-101.

Astrid H.M. Nordin, Graham M. Smith, Raoul Bunskoek, Chiung-chiu Huang, Yi-jye (Jay) Hwang, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Emilian Kavalski, Lily H. M. Ling, Leigh Martindale, Mari Nakamura, Daniel Nexon, Laura Premack, Yaqin Qin, Chih-yu Shih, David Tyfield, Emma Williams, Marysia Zalewski: Towards global relational theorizing : a dialogue between Sinophone and Anglophone scholarship on relationalism. In: Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 32 (2019). - S. 570-581.

Raoul Bunskoek: China as an Access to Desire : Cultural Hegemony of Capitalism in Taiwan. In: Taiwan International Studies Quarterly, 11 (2015). - S. 171-189.

Aufsatz in einem Buch/contributions to edited volumes

Yih-Jye Hwang, Raoul Bunskoek, Chih-yu Shih: Re-Worlding the 'West' in Post-Western International Relations : The 'Theory Migrant' of Tianxia in the Anglosphere. In: Chengxin Pan, Emilian Kavalski (Hrsg.): China's Rise and Rethinking International Relations Theory. - Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2022. - S. 102-122.

Chih-yu Shih, Raoul Bunskoek: Colonial Relationality and Its Post-Chinese Consequences : Japanese Legacies in Contemporary Taiwan's Views on China. In: Chih-yu Shih, Prapin Manomaivibool, Mariko Tanigaki, Swaran Singh (Hrsg.): Colonial Legacies and Contemporary Studies of China and Chineseness : Unlearning Binaries, Strategizing Self. - Singapore : World Scientific Publishing, 2020. - S. 231-256.

Raoul Bunskoek

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

Dr. Raoul Bunskoek
Research Associate, INFRAGLOB Project

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