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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Enze Han

BA (Beijing Foreign Studies University) MA (University of British Columbia) PhD (George Washington University)


Enze Han
Department of Politics and International Studies

Research Seminar Chair

Dr Enze Han
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SOAS, University of London
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Dr. Enze Han is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London. His research interests include ethnic politics in China, China's relations with Southeast Asia, especially with Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, and the politics of state formation in the borderland area between China, Myanmar and Thailand. His recent publications include Contestation and Adapation: The Politics of National Identity in China (OUP, 2013), and with various articles appearing in The Journal of Contemporary China, The China Quarterly, Nationalities Papers, Security Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among others. Previously, Dr. Han was a postdoctoral fellow in the China and the World Program, Princeton University. He received a Ph.D in Political Science from the George Washington University. He is currently a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA. His research has also been supported the Leverhulme Research Fellowship.



Authored Books

Han, Enze (2013) Contestation and Adaptation: The Politics of National Identity in China. New York: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

Han, Enze and Saez, Lawrence (2015) 'China as Offshore Balancer and South Asia’s Regional Security Complex.' In: Dittmer, Lowell and Yu, Maochun, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 123-136.

Han, Enze (2007) 'Modernization, Economic Development and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Contemporary China.' In: Guo, Sujian and Guo, Baogang, (eds.), Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development. Lexington Books.


Han, Enze and Paik, Christopher (2014) 'Dynamics of Political Resistance in Tibet: Religious Repression and Controversies of Demographic Change.' The China Quarterly, 217 . pp. 69-98.

Han, Enze and O'Mahoney, Joseph and Paik, Christopher (2014) 'External Kin, Economic Disparity, and Minority Ethnic Group Mobilization.' Conflict Management and Peace Science, 31 (1). pp. 49-69.

Han, Enze and Mylonas, Harris (2014) 'Interstate Relations, Perceptions, and Power Balance: Explaining China’s Policies toward Ethnic Groups, 1949-1965.' Security Studies, 23 (1). pp. 148-181.

Han, Enze and O'Mahoney, Joseph (2014) 'British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality.' Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27 (2). pp. 268-288.

Han, Enze (2013) 'External Cultural Ties and the Politics of Language in China.' Ethnopolitics, 12 (1). pp. 30-49.

Han, Enze (2013) 'Transnational Ties, HIV/AIDS Prevention and State-Minority Relations in Sipsongpanna, Southwest China.' Journal of Contemporary China, 22 (82). pp. 594-611.

Han, Enze (2013) 'The Changing Dynamic of China's Foreign Policy Towards Its Neighboring Countries.' Dialogue (6). pp. 55-56.

Han, Enze (2011) 'The Dog That Hasn’t Barked: Assimilation and Resistance in Inner Mongolia, China.' Asian Ethnicity, 12 (1). pp. 55-75.

Han, Enze (2011) 'From Domestic to International: The Politics of Ethnic Identity in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia.' Nationalities Papers, 39 (6). pp. 941-962.

Han, Enze (2010) 'Boundaries, Discrimination, and Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Xinjiang, China.' International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 4 (2). pp. 172-184.

Book Reviews

Han, Enze (2014) 'Review of Emily Yeh, 'Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development'.' Environment and Planning D: Society and Space .

Han, Enze (2013) ''Review of Steve Chan, 'Looking for Balance: China, the United States, and Power Balancing in East Asia.' The China Quarterly, 215 . pp. 780-781.


Han, Enze (2014) 'Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Care about Their Own Future, Not the Mainland’s.' The Conversation .

Han, Enze (2014) 'Domestic and International Sources of Uyghurs’ Conflict with the Chinese State.' E-International Relations .

Han, Enze (2014) 'China’s Uighur Muslims are trapped in a cycle of violence.' The Conversation .

Han, Enze (2014) 'Reflections on a Post-Coup Thailand.' The Diplomat .

Han, Enze and Palmer , James and Barnett , Robert and Bequelin , Nicholas and Millward, James A. and Harris , Rachel and Leibold , James and Bulag, Uradyn E. and Hill, Nathan and Sperling , Elliot and Shakya , Tsering and Yeh , Emily T. 'Are ethnic tensions on the rise in China? A Chinafile conversation.'

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