Feng Zhang is Professor of International Relations and Executive Dean of the Institute of Public Policy at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. He has previously taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Murdoch University in Perth, and the Australian National University in Canberra. His research focuses on Chinese foreign and security policy, Asia-Pacific security relations (especially the South China Sea), international relations in East Asian history, and international relations theory.

His first book, Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History, was published by Stanford University Press in 2015. He is currently completing a new book, with Professor Richard Ned Lebow, Managing Sino-American Conflict. His articles have appeared in Asia Policy, Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, Australian Journal of International Affairs, China: An International Journal, Chinese Journal of International Politics, East Asian Policy, European Journal of International Relations, International Politics,Political Science Quarterly,Review of International Studies, Survival, and The Washington Quarterly.

He is a regular contributor to international media and policy forums including ChinaFile,East Asian Forum, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, International Public Policy Review, The Paper, The Strategist,and The Straits Times. He can be reached via email at fengzhangmc@gmail.com, via Twitter @fengzhangmc, and via his website at http://fengzhang.net.


Email: zhangfeng@ipp.org.cn

Institute of Public Policy, South China University of Technology

15/F, Automobile Technology Building

381 Wushan Road

Guangzhou 510640



Feng Zhang is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University’s Department of International Relations, Deputy Director (Higher Degree by Research) of the ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, and a member of the executive committee of the Australian Centre on China in the World based at the ANU. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory. He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China.

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