Feng Zhang is a Fellow and HDR Coordinator in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. He teaches courses on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations. His current research focuses on international relations in East Asian history, particularly the tribute system, and Chinese foreign policy and grand strategy.
Before joining the ANU in January 2014, he taught international relations at Murdoch University in Perth (2010-13) and Tsinghua University in Beijing (2009-10). He received his PhD from the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics.
Feng’s research interests include international relations in East Asian history; Chinese foreign policy and strategy; and international relations theory, with a focus on China and East Asia.
Watch Feng talk about his interest in China’s foreign policy.
Feng teaches two Masters courses China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation INTR8060 (Semester 2, 2017) and Chinese Thinking on International Relations INTR8074 (Semester 2, 2017), and the undergraduate course China’s New Approaches to Asia Pacific Security INTR2012 (Semester 2, 2017).
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