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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

College: Hughes Hall


The focus of my research is on international relations, especially IR theory, identity, and international relations in Asia. My current research examines the role of collective emotions in the re-emergence of a great power. In addition, I enjoy reading the non-mainstream IR literature, and I'm especially drawn to works that employ critical theory, and post-modern scholarship to explain power relations in the international community. Before coming to Cambridge, I worked as a Research Associate in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore. 


Key publications: 

Liang, C. (2017).  The Rise of China as a Constructed Narrative: Southeast Asia’s Response  to Asia’s Power Shift. The Pacific Review,

Liang, C. & Zeng, R. (2016). “‘Development’ as a means to an unknown end : Chinese National Identity in 2010” in Hopf, T. & Allan, B (Ed.), Making identity count : Building a national identity database. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Glorious Past, Vulnerable Present. The Re-emergence of Great Powers in International Politics.
Supervisor: Dr Ayse Zarakol
 Ce  Liang