Jinghan Zeng is a professor in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University where he holds a chair in China and International Studies. He also holds a number of leadership roles at Lancaster University including Academic Director of China Engagement and Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer of International Relations and Director of Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia and the Middle East (AAME) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Zeng also lectured at University of Warwick and De Montfort University. Before his academic career, he worked for the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York City.
He draws on his research to connect with audiences beyond academia. He frequently appears in TV and radio broadcasts including the BBC, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), Russia Today (RT), China Central Television (CCTV) and China Global Television Network (CGTN). He has been quoted in print/online publications including Financial Times, Forbes, South China Morning Post, PULSO and TODAY. He has written op-ed articles for The Diplomat, BBC(Chinese), The Conversation, Policy Forum among others.
Slogan Politics: Understanding Chinese Foreign Policy Concepts. (2020) Palgrave Macmillan.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Capacity to Rule: Ideology, Legitimacy and Party Cohesion. (2015) Palgrave Macmillan, also available in Chinese translation (City University of Hong Kong Press, 2016).
Areas of expertise
- Chinese domestic and international politics
- Belt and Road Initiative
- Digital Politics