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Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History, by Dr Feng Zhangexplores the strategic and institutional dynamics of international relations in East Asian history when imperial China was the undisputed regional hegemon, focusing in depth on two central aspects of Chinese hegemony at the time: the grand strategies China and its neighbors adopted in their strategic interactions, and the international institutions they engaged in to maintain regional order-including but not limited to the tribute system.
Dr Feng Zhang is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, the Australian National University. He received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has previously taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing and Murdoch University in Perth. His research interests include Chinese foreign policy and strategy, Asia-Pacific international politics, and international relations theory. In addition to the book, his articles have appeared in leading international relations journals including the Chinese Journal of International Politics, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, and Survival. He writes a weekly column on China's international relations for thepaper.cn, a major current affairs media platform based in Shanghai. He is also a regular contributor to the Foreign Policy magazine (foreignpolicy.com) based in Washington.