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Henryk Szadziewski

Research Affiliate, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii

Henryk Szadziewski is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His work on China and US policy in Oceania has been published in Political Geography, Geographical Research, and Asia Policy. He is currently working on a book, Mapping Chinese Fiji.


  • 2022–present
    Research Affiliate, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


  • 2023 
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa , PhD/Geography and Environment
  • 2018 
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa , MA/Geography and Environment
  • 2007 
    Swansea University, MSc/Development Studies
  • 1993 
    University of Leeds, B.A. (Hons.)/Modern Chinese


  • 2023
    Credible and Consistent? The United States as a Pacific Partner, Asia Policy
  • 2022
    Territorialization on Tour: The Tourist Gaze along the Silk Road Economic Belt in Kashgar, China, Geoforum
  • 2021
    Everyday geoeconomics: The Belt and Road Initiative in Oceania, Geographical Research
  • 2021
    The Proliferation of External Geographies in Oceania: ‘It is Nice to be Relevant’, Australian National University, Department of Pacific Affairs, In Brief
  • 2020
    Marginalized in their Homeland: Economic Discrimination Among Uyghurs in Xinjiang from 2000-2014, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies
  • 2020
    The push for a Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in the United States: recent developments in Uyghur activism, Asian Ethnicity
  • 2020
    Converging anticipatory geographies in Oceania: The Belt and Road Initiative and Look North in Fiji, Political Geography
  • 2020
    Reverse Image Engineering: Unfinished and Failed Chinese Infrastructure Projects in Fiji, Outre-Terre Revue Européenne de Géopolitique
  • 2011
    Commanding the economy: The recurring patterns of chinese central government development planning among uyghurs in Xinjiang, Inner Asia
  • 2009
    How the West was Won: China's expansion into Central Asia, Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    The Geopolitics of the Belt and Road Initiative: Fijian and Chinese Encounters
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Professional Memberships

  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Pacific History Association
  • American Association of Geographers
  • Fulbright Association
  • Royal Geographic Society

Research Areas

  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Economic Geography (160401)