Professor ZHENG Yongnian is the Presidential Chair Professor, Acting Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science and the Founding Director of the Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.
Graduated from Peking University (BA in International Relations, 1981-1985 & MA in Political Science, 1985-1988) and Princeton University (MA & PhD in Political Science, 1990-1995), Professor ZHENG served as the former Director of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2008-2019), and the former Research Director and Professor of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2005-2008).
Professor ZHENG is Co-editor of the Series on Contemporary China (World Scientific Publishing) and Editor of China Policy Series (Routledge). He was also the founding editor of China: An International Journal.
His papers have been published in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Quarterly, Third World Quarterly and China Quarterly.