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Research interests

Key research interests:

  • International relations
  • International security
  • Chinese politics
  • China's foreign policy
  • Maritime security
  • Sea power development

Key expertise areas:

  • China's maritime politics and security
  • China's navy and coast guard
  • East and South China Seas
  • Grey zone operations

Other research interests:

  • Hong Kong politics
  • Teaching and learning in political science
  • Political theology

 

Biography

Edward is a Postdoctoral Fellow of China Studies at Australian National University and the Associate Editor of The China Journal. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His doctoral thesis examines the development of China’s maritime security strategy since the 1980s. Edward also holds a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies and Sociology from the University of Melbourne. He was a Casual Tutor at the University of Melbourne in 2021 and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney in 2020.

Edward studies international relations, China’s foreign policy, East Asian security, Chinese maritime history and maritime politics and governance. He is an author of China’s Maritime Security Strategy: The Evolution of a Growing Sea Power (Routledge, 2021). He has also published in various journals including Asian Security, Global Change, Peace & Security and Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs.

Edward is born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia since 2005. He can speak and write fluent Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Researcher's projects

China’s Multifaceted Maritime Power

This project explores the Chinese understanding and interpretation of maritime power. It examines the similarities and differences between Chinese and western maritime security ideologies. Further research attempts to investigate the role of domestic players in China’s maritime politics, especially for the use of the grey zone strategy. Please contact Edward for further information or collaboration.

Teaching

Unit Coordinator - US-China Relations - Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Workshop Leader - Interdisciplinary Impact - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Tutor - International Politics - School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Tutor - Great Power Politics - School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Tutor - Terrorism and Organised Crime - Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Tutor - Politics of China - Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Current student projects

Niloufar Baghernia

Title: Sino-Iranian Ties in a Changing Global Order: Power Transition and Regional Order

Available student projects

  • China's foreign policy
  • Maritime security
  • Indo-Pacific strategy

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, PhD, University of Sydney

Expertise Areas

  • Political science
  • Comparative government and politics
  • Chinese Politics
  • International relations
  • Maritime security

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