Department of International Relations

Tsinghua University

Beijing , China 100084

Mobile : +86 15110078781   Email: fengzhangmc@gmail.com

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CURRENT POSITION

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations

Tsinghua University , Beijing , China

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EDUCATION

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Ph.D., International Relations, International Relations Department

Dissertation: "Chinese Primacy in East Asian History: Deconstructing the Tribute System in China 's Early Ming Dynasty" (nominated for the Michael Nicholson best doctoral thesis prize of the British International Studies Association)  June 2009

London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc, Comparative Politics, Government Department  August 2004

Xidian University , Xi'an , China

B.A., English  July 2003

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RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Historical and contemporary East Asian politics

Chinese foreign policy

International Relations theory

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2006-present

China Programme Manager (part-time), The Foreign Policy Center, London

2006-2009

Analyst for BBC World Service's Business Programme, BBC2 "Newsnight", BBC4 "The World", and CNBC on Chinese affairs

2006-2007

Research Assistant for Mark Leonard's book What Does China Think

2005-2006|

Editor, "International Forum" page, The Global Times ( Huanqiu Shibao ) newspaper, Beijing , China

2004-2005

Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages Studies, Chongqing University , China

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

August 2009

Teaching Assistant for Professors Michael Cox and Odd Arne Westad, IR201, The New World Order: America , Asia, Europe , LSE/PKU Summer School, Beijing , China

October-December 2008

Teaching Fellow, State and Society in the Chinese Political Process (postgraduate course), Department of Politics & International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

October 2008-June 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Chris Alden and Professor Christopher R. Hughes, IR202, Foreign Policy Analysis , International Relations Department, London School of Economics

July 2008

Teaching Assistant for Professors Michael Cox and Odd Arne Westad, IR201, The New World Order: America , Asia, Europe , LSE/PKU Summer School, Beijing , China

October 2007-June 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professors Michael Cox and Barry Buzan, IR100, The Structure of International Society , International Relations Department, London School of Economics

 

PUBLICATIONS

"Rethinking the 'Tribute System': Broadening the Conceptual Horizon of Historical East Asian Politics," Chinese Journal of International Politics , Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 2009), pp. 545-574; to be included as a chapter in a volume in honor of Professor Wang Gungwu's scholarship to be published in 2010

"Regionalization in the Tianxia? Continuity and Change in China 's Foreign Policy," in Emilian Kavalski, ed., China and the Global Politics of Regionalization ( Surrey , England : Ashgate, 2009), pp. 19-32.

Book review: War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe by Victoria Tin-bor Hui, International Affairs , Vol. 83, No. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 201-202

Contributor, An Edited Transcript from a Round-Table Conference on Authoritarian Capitalism ( Stockholm : Glasshouse Forum, 2008)

Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets: The Role of Multinational Corporations ( London : The Foreign Policy Centre, 2008)

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PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

November 2009

Presentation on "The Rise of Chinese Exceptionalism in International Relations," The British Inter-University China Centre conference "The Global Politics of China," London and Manchester

October 2009

Paper on "Does China have an International Strategy?" Presented at the annual conference of Millennium: Journal of International Studies , the London School of Economics

October 2009

Presentation on "Beyond the Tribute System," Contemporary China Studies Program, Oxford University

June 2009

Paper on "Rethinking the Tribute System," presented at "International Conference in Honour of Wang Gungwu's Scholarship: Bridging China Studies and International Relations Theory," Singapore

February 2009

Participant, China-West intellectual summit, the Glasshouse Forum, Paris

February 2009

Paper on "Regionalization in the Tianxia? Continuity and Change in China 's Foreign Policy," Poster session on " China : Internal Threats and External Challenges," International Studies Association annual convention, New York

August 2008

Paper on "Chinese Domination in Historical East Asia: Sino-Mongol Relations in the Early Ming Dynasty (1368-1424)," Panel on "Balance, Power and Domination in Historical International Systems," American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston

July 2008

Paper on "Domination and Resistance: Moving beyond the "Tribute System' in Interpreting Traditional East Asian Politics," Panel on "Inventing New IR Paradigms?: East Asian Perspectives," Second Global International Studies Conference (WISC), University of Ljubljana , Slovenia

April 2008

Presentation on "Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy," Roundtable on the project "The Return of Capitalist-Authoritarian Great Powers," The Glasshouse Forum, Paris , France

March 2008

Paper on "The Structure of the Historical East Asian System from the Perspective of Sino-Korean Relations," Panel on "Bringing Historical Asia into the Study of World Order," International Studies Association annual conference, San Francisco

March 2008

Presentation on "Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets," ITEC International PhD Workshop, Doshisha University , Kyoto , Japan

June 2006

Presentation on "China at the Crossroads", the Center for International Studies Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

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AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Vincent Cheng PhD Scholarship, London School of Economics  2006-2009

Graduate Merit Award, London School of Economics  2003-2004

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LANGUAGES

English, Mandarin Chinese

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PERSONAL

Chinese citizen