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Zhu Feng Nanjing University

Zhu Feng

Executive Director, China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University


East Asian regional security
Maritime security in APAC
North Korea nuclear proliferation

Zhu Feng is Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea and a Professor of International Relations at Nanjing University.

He was formerly Deputy President of the Institute of Strategic & International Studies and a Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University. Zhu started his current position in August 2014. He specializes in East Asian regional security, power relations and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific, and North Korea’s nuclear proliferation issue.

As a leading Chinese security expert, Professor Zhu’s book includes International Relations Theory and East Asian Security (2007), China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and Future of International politics (co-edited with Professor Robert S. Ross, 2008), China-Japan Security Cooperation and Defense Communication: the Past, Present, and Future (Tokyo: Aiji Press, 2011), China-US Relations and the World Order (co-edited with Prof. G. John Ikenbery and Prof. Wang jisi, MacMillan, 2014).

He sits on a couple of editorial boards of scholarly journals, consults independently for the Chinese government and the private sector, and comments frequently on television and radio and in the print media on Chinese foreign affairs and security policy. Professor Zhu sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute for China-America Studies, and was a former visiting fellow with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Professor Zhu began his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1991.