SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Hang Zhou

BA (Sichuan University), BA (Paris-X Nanterre), MA (Uppsala), Master 2 Recherche (EHESS-Paris)
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Hang Zhou
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Thesis title:
The politics of transformation: everyday negotiations in Uganda's roads sector
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External Supervisors

Julia C. Strauss, Stephen Chan, Alastair Fraser


Hang Zhou is currently a PhD candidate at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Prior to enrolling at SOAS, he worked consecutively as research assistant and researcher in the China and Global Security Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2012-2015), with a focus on China’s foreign policy and China-Africa relations. He later worked as program officer at the China and the Developing World Program at Oxfam Hong Kong (2015). He has also worked as short-term consultant and assistant for research and engagement projects with the African Leadership Centre (ALC) of King's College London, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS China).

He earned his master’s degrees in peace and conflict studies from Uppsala University, Sweden and étude comparative du développement from École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS-Paris). He holds his bachelor’s degrees in international politics from Sichuan University, China and political science from Université Paris-X Nanterre.


Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC (19-20, April 2018).

“Chinese trilateral development cooperation and its practice in Africa”, presented at the international seminar 'Vision of China-Africa Relationship under One Belt One Road', Confucius Institute of Makerere University (Uganda) and Center for African Law and Society at Xiangtan University (China), Kampala (25 February 2018).

PhD proposal presented at the Politics Department Annual MPhil/PhD Conference ‘Rethinking Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East’, SOAS, London (7 July 2017).

"La Coopération triangulaire, vers une relation Nord-Sud plus horizontale? — Une étude de cas sur le projet agricole Chine-Grande Bretagne-Ouganda", presented at the Colloque géopolitique 'l’Afrique face aux BRIC vers des relations renouvelées!', ESCA Ecole de Management, Casablanca (1 December 2016).


Everyday State in Africa
South-South Relations
Development Cooperation and Aid
Emerging Donors in Africa
Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Contemporary African Literature



Zhou, Hang (2019) 'African Yuan'. Critical Muslim, (30), pp 89-98.

Zhou, Hang (2018) 'China’s Balancing Act in the Western Sahara Conflict'. Africana Studia, (29), pp 145-156.

Hang, Zhou (2013) 'Dragon under the Blue Helmet: a quantitative analysis of China's motivation for participation in UN peacekeeping operations'. African East-Asian Affairs, (3), pp 32-61.

Book Chapters

Zhou, Hang (2017) 'Une coopération agricole triangulaire en Ouganda: une relation Nord-Sud plus horizontale?'. In: Ferréol, Gilles, (ed.), l’Afrique face aux pays émergents: vers des relations renouvellées. Louvain-la-Neuve: EME Éditions, pp 63-74.

Monographs and Working Papers

Hang, Zhou (2018) China-Britain-Uganda: Trilateral Development Cooperation in Agriculture. Working Paper No. 2018/20. China Africa Research Initiative, School of Advanced International Studies: Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.

Duchâtel, Mathieu and Bräuner, Oliver and Zhou, Hang (2014) Protecting China's Overseas Interests: the Slow Shift Away from Non-Interference. Stockholm: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.


Zhou, Hang (2017) '直立革命:或人类为何直立行走? [The Upright Revolution: Or Why Humans Walk Upright?] by 恩古⻬·瓦·提安哥 [Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o],' Jalada Translation: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, (1).


Zhou, Hang (2021) Institution Building, Organisational Restructuring and Everyday Negotiations in Uganda's Roads Sector. PhD thesis. SOAS University of London. [Unpublished]

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Hang, Zhou (2019) China’s Evolving Security Footprint in Africa.

Zhou, Hang (2014) China's Emergency Relief to South Sudan.

Zhou, Hang (2014) China and South Sudan: economic engagement continues amid conflict.


Hang, Zhou (2015) 'Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: A Greater Role for China?' China Brief, 15.

Hang, Zhou (2014) 'Testing the Limits: China's Expanding Role in the South Sudan Civil War' China Brief, 14.


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