Dr. L. Shelton Woods joined the faculty of the Department of History at Boise State University in 1994 as a professor of East/Southeast Asian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History from the University of California, Los Angeles and also has an M.A. in Chinese History from California State University in Northridge. Born and raised in the Philippines, Dr. Woods is a world renowned specialist on Ilocano culture and the Ilocano region. His academic interests include all of East and Southeast Asia, and his research and writing covers the social, military, cultural, and religious histories of these regions. Dr. Woods currently serves as Associate Dean in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
Oil for China: The Sino-Russian Waltz, Journal of Energy and Development (2010)
It is called the biggest soap opera in oil transfer history. The East Siberian Pacific...
The Disciples of Christ in the Philippines, Discipliana (1998)
Early American Missionaries in Ilocos, Philippine Studies (1997)
Patent Laws and the Public Good: IPR Protection in Japan and the United States (with C. Christopher Baughn and Michael B. Bixby), Business Horizons (1997)
Focuses on unprecedented growth in technological sophistication around the world that has led to an...
Ilocanos and the 1896 Philippine Revolution, Saint Louis University Research Journal (1996)
Japan: An Illustrated History, Faculty Authored Books (2004)
How did the inhabitants of several small islands in the Pacific become the world's first...
A Broken Mirror: Protestant Fundamentalism in the Philippines, Faculty Authored Books (2002)
An understanding of social and religious implications of
Protestant fundamentalism in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, as...
Vietnam: A Global Studies Handbook, Faculty Authored Books (2002)
The only handbook on Vietnam that combines colorful, discursive chapters and supporting reference materials.
Vietnam: An Illustrated History, Faculty Authored Books (2002)
Complemented by more than 50 illustrations, this volume offers a panoramic view of Vietnam and...
Contributions to Books
'Cixi: The Dowager and the Throne' and 'Zhu De: The Military Genius and Mao’s Victories', The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (2012)
'Chinese Influence in East Asia', 'Korean War', and 'Southeast Asia - China Relations', Encyclopedia of China: Modern and Historic Views of the World's Newest and Oldest Global Power (2009)
'U.S. - Philippine Relations' and 'U.S. - Malaysia Relations', Encyclopedia of Global Perspectives on the United States (2007)
Identification of Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Asia: A Look at the Philippines and Vietnam (with C. Christopher Baughn, Victor A. Lim, Lihn Thi My Le, and Kent E. Neupert), Opportunity Identification and Entrepreneurial Behavior (2004)
This study attempts to bridge macro-level research regarding the country context for entrepreneurship, and research...
The Myth of Cambodia's Recovery, Cambodia: Change and Continuity in Contemporary Politics (2001)
Asia at the Time of Ernest Hemingway & Martha Gellhorn’s Trip, 4th Annual Ernest Hemingway Symposium (2012)
'China: The Awakened Giant', Invited Plenary Speaker, History and Social Sciences Conference, Idaho Council for History Education (2011)
China’s Rise as an Economic Powerhouse, Beyond the Blue Faculty Podcasts, Boise State University (2011)
Since 1978, China’s economy has doubled every eight years, while during that same time period,...