Feng Zhang

Dr Feng Zhang

Fellow & School Deputy Director - HDR


MSc, PhD (LSE)

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Building: Hedley Bull Building

Feng Zhang is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations, and Deputy Director - HDR for the Bell School. He teaches courses on Chinese foreign policy and East Asian international relations. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory.

Feng is the author of Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History (Stanford University Press, 2015). His articles have appeared in 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, and Survival.

He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China, and has received visiting research fellowships from the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore and the Guangdong Institute of International Strategy in China. Prior to joining ANU, he taught at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and Murdoch University (Perth). He is a regular contributor to international media and policy forums including Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, ChinaFile, The Strategist, International Public Policy Review, The Paper, and The Straits Times.

Watch Feng talk about his interest in China’s foreign policy.


Feng teaches the undergraduate course Chinese Foreign and Security Policy INTR2012 (Semester 2, 2019), and the graduate courses China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation INTR8060 and Chinese Thinking on International Relations INTR8074 (Semester 2, 2019).

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IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

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The fight inside China over the South China Sea

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

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