Claudio Coloma Rojas

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Government
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Government
 Claudio Coloma Rojas


Ask me about
  • International Relations Theory, Non-Western International Relations, Non-Western Thought, Post-structuralist Discourse Theory
  • Non-Western scholars who invite to think the world from a non-Western/European perspective, such as Eduardo Deves-Valdes, Amitav Acharya and Wang Hui


My Master's dissertation was about the impact of the Russo-Japanese war on non-Western intellectuals and political leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen (China), Rabindranath Tagore (India, Bangladesh) and Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford (Northwestern Africa). I have written papers about the Russo-Japanese war, Chile-Bolivia relations, and Cuba's foreign policy towards the Third World in the Cold War (co-authored with Dr German Alburquerque).


  • Master in International Studies University of Santiago of Chile (2011)

Research and professional activities


How Chile became China's pioneer: The articulation of pragmatism and ideology in the Sino-Chilean relation (1990-2010)

This thesis takes as its starting point an unprecedented set of experiences which have transformed the Sino-Chilean relationship, arguing that this furnishes a vantage point from which to shift our perspective away from standard Western narratives of China’s rise. Some of the questions include: How did a socialist-authoritarian state like China engage with a democratic-neoliberal country like Chile in agreements which are at the forefront of China's relationships with the rest of South America.

Supervisor: Jason Glynos



4S.6.2A, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

From Monday to Friday, PhD lab (5B.305)