Professor Jinghan Zeng

Professor of China and International Studies

Research Overview

Dr. Jinghan Zeng is Professor of China and International Studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and UK Director of Confucius Institute at Lancaster University. He previously taught at University of Warwick, De Montfort University and University of London's Royal Holloway College, where he co-founded Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East (AAME). He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He holds degrees from the University of Warwick (PhD, completed within 2 years, May 2012- April 2014) and the University of Pittsburgh (MA, 2011).

His research lies in the field of China's domestic and international politics. He is the author of The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion (2015). His academic papers have appeared in The Pacific Review, Journal of Contemporary China, International Affairs, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies among others.

He frequently appears in the media including the BBC, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Russia Today (RT) and China Global Television Network (CGTN). He has written op-ed articles for The Diplomat, BBC(Chinese), The Conversation, Policy Forum among others. Before his academic career, he worked for the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York City.

Prospective PhD students who want to study Chinese domestic and international politics are welcome.

曾敬涵教授,英国兰卡斯特大学 政治哲学宗教系教授,孔子学院英方院长

Narrating China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Zeng, J. 1/05/2019 In: Global Policy. 10, 2, p. 207-216. 10 p.
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State Transformation and China’s Engagement in Global Governance: The Case of Nuclear Technologies
Hameiri , S., Zeng, J. 25/04/2019 In: The Pacific Review.
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Chinese views of global economic governance
Zeng, J. 1/04/2019 In: Third World Quarterly. 40, 3, p. 578-594. 17 p.
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Understanding China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”: Beyond “Grand Strategy” to a State Transformation Analysis
Jones, L., Zeng, J. 20/02/2019 In: Third World Quarterly. 25 p.
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The BRICS and global governance: China’s contradictory role
Beeson, M., Zeng, J. 19/03/2018 In: Third World Quarterly. 39, 10, p. 1962-1978. 17 p.
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Does Europe Matter?: The Role of Europe in Chinese Narratives of 'One Belt One Road' and 'New Type of Great Power Relations'
Zeng, J. 09/2017 In: Journal of Common Market Studies. 55, 5, p. 1162-1176. 15 p.
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Is China committed to peaceful rise? Debating how to secure core interests in China
Zeng, J. 09/2017 In: International Politics. 54, 5, p. 618-636. 19 p.
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Realistic Relations? How the Evolving Bilateral Relationship is Understood in China and Australia
Beeson, M., Zeng, J. 4/08/2017 In: Pacific focus. 32, 2, p. 159-181. 23 p.
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China’s Solution to Global Cyber Governance: Unpacking the Domestic Discourse of “Internet Sovereignty”
Zeng, J., Stevens, T., Chen, Y. 9/06/2017 In: Politics and Policy. 45, 3, p. 432-464. 33 p.
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Xi Jinping: the game changer of Chinese elite politics?
Wang, Z., Zeng, J. 12/2016 In: Contemporary Politics. 22, 4, p. 469-486. 18 p.
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China's date with big data: will it strengthen or threaten authoritarian rule?
Zeng, J. 1/11/2016 In: International Affairs. 92, 6, p. 1443-1462. 20 p.
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China's 'new type of Great Power relations': a G2 with Chinese characteristics?
Zeng, J., Breslin, S. 07/2016 In: International Affairs. 92, 4, p. 773-794. 23 p.
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Changing Manners of Displaying Loyalties through Ideological Campaigns in Post-Deng China
Zeng, J. 18/06/2016 In: Journal of Contemporary China. 25, 100, p. 547-562. 16 p.
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Constructing a "new type of great power relations": the state of debate in China (1998-2014)
Zeng, J. 05/2016 In: British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 18, 2, p. 422-442. 21 p.
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Securitization in Chinese climate and energy politics
Nyman, J., Zeng, J. 1/03/2016 In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 7, 2, p. 301-313. 13 p.
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Chinese views of Australian foreign policy: Not a flattering picture
Beeson, M., Zeng, J. 8/02/2016 In: Australian journal of international affairs. 70, 3, p. 293-310. 18 p.
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中國共產黨的執政能力:意識形態,合法性和黨的凝聚力 (Zhongguo gongchandang de zhizheng nengli: yishixingtai, hefaxing he dang de ningjuli)
Zeng, J. 2016 Hong Kong : City University of Hong Kong Press.
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安全化在气候和能源政治中的应用 (Anquanhua zai qihou he nengyuan zhengzhizhong de yingyong)
Zeng, J. 2016 In: 战略与管理 (Strategy and Management).
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Securing China's core interests: the state of the debate in China
Zeng, J., Xiao, Y., Breslin, S. 27/03/2015 In: International Affairs. 91, 2, p. 245-266. 22 p.
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Did Policy Experimentation in China Always Seek Efficiency?: A case study of Wenzhou financial reform in 2012
Zeng, J. 4/03/2015 In: Journal of Contemporary China. 24, 92, p. 338-356. 19 p.
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The Chinese Communist Party's Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion
Zeng, J. 2015 London : Palgrave Macmillan. 237 p. ISBN: 9781137533678. Electronic ISBN: 9781137533685.
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Institutionalization of the authoritarian leadership in China: a power succession system with Chinese characteristics?
Zeng, J. 09/2014 In: Contemporary Politics. 20, 3, p. 294-314. 21 p.
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The Debate on Regime Legitimacy in China: Bridging the Wide Gulf between Western and Chinese Scholarship
Zeng, J. 12/03/2014 In: Journal of Contemporary China. 23, 88, p. 612-635. 24 p.
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合法性研究:中西方学界看法为何如此不同? (Hefaxing yanjiu: zhongxifang xuejie kanfa weihe ruci butong)
Zeng, J. 2014 In: 经济社会体制比较 (Comparative Economic and Social Systems).
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What Matters Most in Selecting Chinese Top Leaders?: Qualitative Comparative Analysis
Zeng, J. 09/2013 In: Journal of Chinese Political Science. 18, 3, p. 223-239. 17 p.
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