Associate Professor Jian Zhang

Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Administration)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8859
+61 2 6268 8879

LOCATION

Building 29 Room 108

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Jian Zhang is the Deputy Head (Teaching and Administration) of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Zhejiang University in China and completed his PhD in politics at Murdoch University, Australia. He was awarded an Anthony Mason Fellowship by UNSW in 2006. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services at Georgetown University, USA and School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield University, UK.  Dr. Jian Zhang's primary research interests are Chinese foreign and security policy, Chinese military modernisation, Asia-Pacific security and Australia-China relations. He is a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).      

Courses currently Taught
  • ZHSS3414 Regional Security Issues
  • ZHSS2430 The Politics of China
  • ZHSS8409 Asia-Pacific Security
  • ZHSS8430: China's Secuirty Policy and military modernisation

Course taught previously

  • Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Terrorism & International Order

In 2008 and 2009, I was the Course Coordinator of Security Studies (Regional) at the Australian Command and 

Staff College.

Books

Sakai M; Jurriëns E; Zhang J; Thornton A, 2014, Disaster relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and resilience, 10.4324/9781315884356

Zhang J, 2007, Building `a harmonious world`? Chinese perceptions of regional order and implications for Australia, Strategic Insights 35, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra

Zhang J, 2004, Government and Market in China: A Local Perspective, Original, Nova Science Publications, New York, USA

Book Chapters

Zhang J, 2016, 'Analysis on New Changes in Australia's South China Sea Policy and Their Causes', in Yu C (ed.), Blue Book on Oceania: Annual Report on Development of Oceania (2015-2016), edn. 1st, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Beijing, pp. 67 - 79

Zhang J, 2015, 'China's Role in the Pacific Islands Region', in Azizian R; Cramer C (ed.), Regionalism, Security and Cooperation in Oceania, The Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, pp. 43 - 56

Zhang J, 2014, 'The Relationship of China-Australian Military Exchanges', in Yu C (ed.), Blue book of Oceania: Annual Report on development of Oceania (2013-2014), edn. 1st, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Beijing, pp. 263 - 273, http://www.ssapchina.com/ssapzx/c_00000009000200010006/d_1048.htm

Zhang J, 2014, 'The military and disaster relief in China: Trends, drivers and implications', in Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience, pp. 69 - 85, 10.4324/9781315884356

Jurriëns E; Sakai M; Thornton A; Zhang J, 2014, 'Coping with disaster: Agency and resilience in the asia-pacific context', in Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience, pp. 3 - 16, 10.4324/9781315884356

Zhang J; Sakai M; Jurriëns E, 2014, 'Lessons from disaster relief in the Asia Pacific', in Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific: Agency and Resilience, pp. 209 - 216, 10.4324/9781315884356

Zhang J, 2014, 'China's south china sea policy: Evolution, claims and challenges', in The South China Sea Maritime Dispute: Political, Legal and Regional Perspectives, pp. 60 - 82, 10.4324/9781315858029

Zhang J, 2013, 'China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea: A Strategic shift?', in Buszynski L; Roberts C (ed.), The South China Sea and Australia's Regional Security Environment, National Security College, Australian national University, Canberra, pp. 18 - 24

Zhang J, 2011, 'Australia and China: The Challenges to Forging a 'True Friendship'', in Cotton J; Ravenhill J (ed.), Middle Power Dreaming, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Australia and New Zealand, pp. 71 - 93

Zhang J, 2008, 'Australia's Responses to China's 'Peaceful Rise': The Security Dimension', in Xu B; Lu Y (ed.), 澳大利亚研究新视觉 环境与发展 New Perspectives on Australian Studies: Environment and Development, edn. 1st, Inner Mongolia University Press, Hohhot, pp. 163 - 174

Zhang J, 2007, 'The Influence of Chinese Nationalism on Sino-Japanese Relations', in Heazle M; Knight N (ed.), China-Japan Relations inthe Twenty-First Century: Creating a Future Past?, edn. First, Edward Elgar

Zhang J, 2006, 'Australia and China: Towards a Strategic Partnership?', in Cotton J; Ravenhill J (ed.), Trading on Alliance Security: Australia in World Affairs 2001-2005, edn. First, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 89 - 111

Zhang J, 2003, 'Chinese Nationalism and its Foreign Policy Implications', in Asia-Pacific Security: Policy Challenges, edn. First, ISEAS Publishers, Singapore, pp. 108 - 125

Zhang J, 2002, 'From village commons to shareholding corporation; collective property reforms in a Chinese village', in Sally Sargeson (ed.), From village commons to shareholding corporation; collective property reforms in a Chinese village, edn. Original, Routledge Press, London and New York, pp. 102 - 120

Zhang J, 1998, 'Property Rights Reform in Rural Industry', in Wu Y (ed.), China's Reform and Economic Growth, NCDS Asia Pacific Press, Canberra, pp. 301 - 330

Journal articles

Zhang J, 2016, 'The South China Sea and China-US Relations: Beijing's Perspective', National Asian Security Studies Program issue brief, vol. 3.1, pp. 4 - 9, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/uploads/nassp-pdf/3.1,%20The%20South%20China%20Sea%20and%20China_0.pdf

Zhang J, 2015, 'China's new foreign policy under Xi Jinping: towards ‘Peaceful Rise 2.0’?', Global Change, Peace and Security, 10.1080/14781158.2015.993958

Zhang J, 2012, 'China's Defense White Papers: A critical appraisal', Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 21, pp. 881 - 898, 10.1080/10670564.2012.684969

Zhang J, 2010, 'China's Pursuit of Sea Power: Trends, Drivers and Policy Challenges', Ocean Law, Society and Management, vol. 1, pp. 139 - 152

Zhang J, 2005, 'Review of `Manager Empowerment in China: Political Implications of Rural Industrialization in the Reform Era`', China Journal, vol. 53, pp. 156 - 157

Zhang J, 2005, 'Manager empowerment in China: Political implications of rural industrialization in the reform era', CHINA JOURNAL, vol. 53, pp. 156 - 157

Zhang J, 2001, 'Property rights and managerial Incentives within a Rural Chinese Shareholding Cooperative Enterprise', Issues & Studies, vol. 37, pp. 29 - 58

Zhang J; Sargeson S, 1999, 'Re-assessing the Role of the Local State: A Case Study of Local Government Interventions in Property Rights', The China Journal, vol. 42, pp. 77 - 102

Conference Papers

Zhang J, 2010, 'China's Defence White Paper: Between Transparency and Propaganda', in China's Defence White Paper: Between Transparency and Propaganda, University of Auckland, Auckland, presented at , 01 January 2010

Zhang J, 2008, 'The Chinese Vision of a `Harmonious World` and East Asian Regionalism', in Online proceedings of the 2008 Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 2008 Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Queensland, presented at 2008 Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Queensland, 02 - 04 July 2008

Zhang J, 2006, 'Assessing Australia-China Relations Post-9/11', in 9th International Conference of Australian Studies in China, 9th International Conference of Australian Studies in China, Xuzhou, China, presented at 9th International Conference of Australian Studies in China, Xuzhou, China, 06 - 12 November 2006