The ‘Chinese Dream’ and the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’: narratives, practices, and sub-state actors

The ‘Chinese Dream’ (CD) and the ‘Belt Road Initiative’ (BRI) are signature programs of President Xi Jinping. Much of the scholarships on these two projects have concerned itself with either…

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Defending China’s National Image and ‘Defensive Soft Power’: the Case of Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’

This study examines the pro-democracy protests of Hong Kong in 2014 and how the protests became sites for Beijing’s representations of Chinese national image(s). It argues that ‘defensive soft power’…

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Research Interests

My work focuses mainly on Chinese foreign policy and, in particular, the politics and practices of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is heavily informed by practice theory..

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