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Professor Yongjin ZhangB.A. (Equivalent) (Anhui), M.A. (Equivalent) (Xiamen), M.Phil, Oxford, D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor of International Politics

Yongjin Zhang

Professor Yongjin ZhangB.A. (Equivalent) (Anhui), M.A. (Equivalent) (Xiamen), M.Phil, Oxford, D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Professor of International Politics

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Research interests

My principal research interest and publications cut across the disciplinary boundaries of International Relations theory and Chinese history, politics, economic transformation and international relations. My core research informs and is informed by the ‘English School’ tradition in International Relations theory, but the broad theoretical approach I adopt is more appropriately regarded as eclectic. I have also published in the area of the political economy of Chinese global businesses and that of East Asian regionalism and regional security in the Asia-Pacific. One of my current research projects is on International Relations in Ancient China: Ideas, Institutions and Law, an interdisciplinary enquiry drawing upon Chinese political philosophy, history of ideas, ancient history and theories of international relations. This project is supported by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship awarded for the 2015-2017 period.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • International Development

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Postal address:
11 Priory Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Worlding China, 1500-1800

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  2. Published
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  4. Published

    Dynamism and Contention: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy under Xi Jinping

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Conclusion: The Chinese School of IR as an Intellectual Project: A Critical Assessment

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  6. Published
  7. Published

    Constructing a Chinese School of IR as Sociological Reality: Intellectual Engagement and Knowledge Production

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  8. Published

    Introduction: The Making of Chinese International Theory?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  9. Published

    Chinese Hegemony: Theoretical Promises Fulfilled?

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  10. Published

    Pluralism, Solidarism and the Yin-Yang of International Society

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    China and the Struggle for Legitimacy of a Rising Power

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Early Cultural Orientations and Ancient International Thought

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Regional International Society in East Asia?: A Critical Investigation

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Published

    Conclusion: The Contest over East Asian International Society

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  15. Published

    Contesting International Society in East Asia

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  16. Published

    Introduction: Interrogating Regional International Society in East Asia

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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    Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

  21. Published

    The Idea of Order in Ancient Chinese Political Thought: A Wightian Exploration

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    'China Anxiety': Discourse and Intellectual Challenges

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Curious and Exotic Encounters: Europeans as Supplicants in the Chinese Imperium, 1513-1793

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  24. Published

    Introduction: The Rest and the Rise of the West

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  25. Published

    The Eagle Eyes the Dragon in Space: A Critique

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    The Tribute System

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  27. Published

    中欧文明碰撞

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  28. Published

    The Making of Wellington Koo: A Review Essay

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

  29. Published

    A Regional Power by Default: China in the South Pacific

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  30. Published

    China Transformed: FTA, Socialization and Globalization

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  31. Published

    Wang Gungwu, the Transnational, and Research Imagination

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  32. Published

    China and the Political Economy of Regionalization in East Asia

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  33. Published

    International Relations, 1800-1949

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  34. Published

    The Discourse of China’s Soft Power and Its Discontents

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  35. Published

    Treaties, 1800-1949

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  36. Published

    Anticipating China’s Future Diplomacy: History, Theory and Social Practice

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  37. Published

    Ambivalent Sovereignty: China and Re-imagining the Westphalian Ideal

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  38. Published

    Understanding Chinese Views of the Emerging Global Order

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  39. Published

    China and the Emerging Regional Order in the South Pacific

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Published

    Discourses of Security in China: Towards a Critical Turn?

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  41. Published

    East Asian Community: The Pursuit of an Ideal

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Published
  43. Published

    Globalization and Regionalization in East Asia: The China Factor

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

  44. Published

    China Goes Global

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

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    International Relations Theory in China Today: The State of the Field

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    System, Empire and State in Chinese International Relations

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  48. Published

    China's Security Problematique: Critical Reflections

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  49. Published

    Problematizing China’s Security: Sociological Insights

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Published

    Subverting the International: Imagining Future as Past

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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    The Global Diffusion of the 'English School' of International Relations

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  53. Published

    The Tributary System as International Society in Theory and Practice

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  55. Published

    The 'English School' in China: A Travelogue of Ideas and Their Diffusion

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  56. Published

    System, Empire and State in Chinese International Relations

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Selected awards and activities

  1. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science (IHS) at National Taiwan University (External organisation)

    Activity: Membership and advisory workMembership of external research organisation

  2. Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

    Activity: Fellowships, Media, and other activitiesFellowship awarded competitively

  3. Routledge (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  4. European Journal of International Security (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  5. Rowman & Littlefield (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  6. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  7. Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  8. Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  9. Asian Journal of Political Science (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  10. Asian Politics and Policy (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  11. East Asian Policy (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

  12. London & New York: Routledge (Publisher)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

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