Denghua Zhang

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Denghua Zhang joined ANU DPA as a research fellow in January 2018. He completed his PhD program on Chinese foreign aid and trilateral aid cooperation at ANU in December 2017. 

His research mainly focuses on international relations, development studies, Chinese foreign policy, foreign aid, trilateral aid cooperation and Asia-Pacific studies. He has published extensively on these topics, including recently with The Pacific Review, Third World Quarterly, Asian Journal of Political Sciences, Journal of Pacific History, The Round Table, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies and Security Challenges. His book A Cautious New Approach: China's Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation is among ANU Press' top ten downloaded books in 2020.

Research interests

international relations, development studies, Chinese foreign policy, Chinese foreign aid, China-Australia relations, China-New Zealand relations, China-Pacific island countries relations, Asian politics, emerging powers and global governance, Pacific studies



Expertise Areas

  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
  • International Relations


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