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Austin Strange

Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Hong Kong.

Wilson Center Projects

“Game Changers: China’s High-Profile International Development Projects”

Full Biography

Austin Strange is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics & Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. In 2021, Austin is also a postdoctoral fellow with the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program. He received a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, M.A. from Zhejiang University, and B.A. from the College of William & Mary.

Austin researches and teaches Chinese foreign policy, international political economy, and international development. His first research agenda investigates the aims and impacts of contemporary China’s overseas development finance. He is currently researching shifts in China’s approach to global development and China’s influence in developing countries since 1949. Austin’s second research agenda examines the domestic sources of trade and diplomacy across Chinese history. His research employs observational datasets, surveys, interviews, and archival work. More information is available at