Terence Wesley-Smith
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Expertise in
Pacific Islands Studies
Other Reference

Major Achievements


Work in progress

(2019). With K. Teaiwa and A. Henderson. Sweat and Saltwater: Selected Works of Teresia K Teaiwa.

Submitted for publication to University of Hawaii Press.

(2019). With G. Smith. The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands. Edited collection to be

submitted to the Australian National University Press.

Selected publications

2016. Reordering Oceania: China's Rise, Geopolitics, and Security in the Pacific Islands.

In Michael Powles (ed.) China and the Pacific: The View from Oceania. Wellington: Victoria University Press. 98-110.

2016. "Rethinking Pacific Studies Twenty Years On." The Contemporary Pacific 18:1 (2016). 153-169

2015. China in the Pacific Islands: Impacts and Implications. In Carla P. Freeman (ed.) Handbook on China and

Developing Countries. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing. 479-495

2013. China’s Rise in Oceania: Issues and Perspectives.” Pacific Affairs 86(2): 351-372

2013. “Changing Patterns of Power,” in Moshe Rapaport (ed.) The Pacific Islands: Environment and

Society, Revised Edition. University of Hawai`i Press: 147-158

2010. China in Oceania: Towards a New Regional Order? Edited volume with Edgar Porter. London and

New York: Volume 1, Foundations of Asia Pacific Studies Series, Berghahn Books.

2010. Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning Across Asia and the Pacific. Edited volume

with Jon Goss. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press.

2008. “Altered States: Regional Intervention and the Politics of State Failure in Oceania,” in Greg Fry and

Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (eds.) Intervention and State-Building in the Pacific: The Political Legitimacy of 'Co-operative

Intervention’. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

2007 “Self-Determination in Oceania.” Race and Class 48(3): 29-46

2007 China in Oceania: New Forces in Pacific Politics. Pacific Islands Policy #2. Honolulu: East-West Center.

2007 “The Limits of Self-Determination in Oceania,” Social and Economic Studies 56(1&2) (Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies): 182-208.

2006. “There Goes the Neighborhood: The Politics of Failed States and Regional Intervention in the Pacific.” In Redefining the Pacific? Regionalism, Past, Present and Future, Jenny Bryant-Tokalau and Ian Frazer (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 121-126.

2004. “The Ocean in Me.” In Brij V. Lal (ed.) Pacific Places, Pacific History. Honolulu: University of

Hawai`i Press. 70-86.

2003. With V. Hereniko. Back to the Future: Decolonizing Pacific Studies. The Contemporary

Pacific 15(1), Spring 2003. Edited collection of papers from the Twenty-Fifth Annual Pacific Islands

Studies Conference, Pacific Studies 2000: Honoring the Past, Creating the Future.

2001. With G. Finin “Coups, Conflicts, and Crises: The New Pacific Way?” Race and Class 42(2): 1-16.