Pollard, Vincent K. 文森特 ・ 伯拉德

CCS Associate/Lecturer
Cooperating Graduate Faculty
Asian Studies Program
Email: pollard@hawaii.edu

A.B. (honors) 1966, Maryknoll College
A.M. 1968, The University of Chicago
U.Cert. 1995, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Ph.D. 1998, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Dr. Pollard specializes in comparative politics and international relations with a focus on East and Southeast Asia. The late Tang Tsou introduced him to political science in a series of graduate seminars on the Chinese Communist Movement and Chinese foreign policy. Dr. Pollard’s chapter on the Movement to Demilitarize Okinawa appears in Robert W. Compton, Jr. (ed.), Transforming East Asian Domestic and International Politics: The Impact of Economy and Globalization, The Global Economy of New Regionalisms series (Ashgate, 2002). Pollard has completed a book (also for Ashgate) on the domestic and intergovernmental politics of foreign policy making in East and Southeast Asia. Pollard has also written several research articles and notes, 50 book and film reviews, 30 encyclopedia articles, and conference papers for the Association of Chinese Political Studies, Association for Asian Studies, International Studies Association, American Political Science Association and other professional organizations. Dr. Pollard has taught at the former Kansai Gaidai Hawaii College, Kapi’olani Community College, University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu and UH-Manoa. He was a Visiting Research Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in AY1995-1996 and an Affiliate Research Associate with the Yuchengco Center for East Asia (1997-2003), and a short-term Visiting Lecturer at the Center for Cold War International History Studies at the East China Normal University in 2008. He is also an East-West Center alumnus.

China-Related Courses

  • Asian Studies 320C (Asian Nations Studies: China)
  • Political Science 345D (Asian Nationalism and Communism)
  • Asian Studies 485 (Contemporary Chinese Development)
  • Asian Studies 491C (China’s Relations with Contemporary Asia)