Asia Research Group

The Asia Research Group comprises researchers from Asia and Europe, working on a range of approaches to the study of the comparative and international politics of the Asia-Pacific Region.

About us

We meet regularly to discuss key publications in the field; to share experiences of fieldwork; to discuss contemporary issues; and to provide a supportive environment for Group members to present their research and receive feedback. The Group periodically produces reports on issues of interest in contemporary global politics, reflecting on the significance of key events for the Asia-Pacific region.

For further information about the Asian Politics group please contact:
Dr Tsering Topgyal: Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8228, Email: t.topgyal@bham.ac.uk

Activities

16th March - Book Launch: China and Tibet: The Perils of Insecurity, Dr. Tsering Topgyal, University of Birmingham

17 March - Dr. Michael C. Clarke, Associate Professor, National Security College, Australian National University
Beijing's "March West": "One Belt, One Road" and China's Quest for Great Power Status

April 2016 - Regular ARG (discuss and give feedback on work)

May 2016 - Regular ARG meeting

June 2016 - Workshop: Ontological Security: theoretical advances and Asian cases

October 2016 - Regular ARG

November 2017 - Asia-related guest speaker for Seminar Series

November 2017 (funding permitting) - Conference on ‘Identity and Foreign Policy in China’s Periphery (Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong)’

February 2018 - Regular ARG

Members

Academic members:

NameJob titleSchool or DepartmentEmailTelephone
Dr Derek AverreReader in Russian Foreign and Security PolicyCentre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studiesd.l.averre@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6364
Professor David DunnProfessor in International Politics
Head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies
Department of Political Science and International Studiesd.h.dunn@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 3378
Dr Julie GilsonReader in Asian StudiesDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesj.a.gilson@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 3305
Dr David NormanResearch FellowInstitute for Conflict, Cooperation and Securityd.j.norman@bham.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor Peter PrestonEmeritus Professor of Political SociologyDepartment of Political Science and International Studiesp.w.preston@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 6527
Dr Tsering TopgyalLecturer in International RelationsDepartment of Political Science and International Studiest.topgyal@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 8228
Dr Nicholas WrightSenior Research FellowInstitute for Conflict, Cooperation and Securityn.wright@bham.ac.uk+44 (0)121 414 8242
Professor Zhibing ZhangProfessor of Chemical Engineering School of Chemical Engineeringz.zhang@bham.ac.uk+44 (0) 121 414 5334

PhD doctoral researchers:

  • Carole Buxton
  • Ran Yan
  • Asmiati Malik

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Other members:

  • Edward Li (Masters Student)
  • Billy Jao Hao Gao (Masters Student)
  • Matteo Piccio (Masters Student)

For further information about the Asian Politics group please contact:
Dr Tsering Topgyal: Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8228, Email: t.topgyal@bham.ac.uk

Asia research group is part of the Department of Political Science and International Studies.