Edward is a Postdoctoral Fellow of China Studies at Australian National University and the Associate Editor of The China Journal. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He is a Non-residential Research Fellow at Sea Power Centre Australia and a member of the Generation Asia Program at Asia Society. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sydney in 2020.
Edward studies international relations, China’s foreign policy, maritime security, Indo-Pacific strategy, East Asian security, Chinese maritime history, politics, and oceans governance. He is an author of China’s Maritime Security Strategy: The Evolution of a Growing Sea Power (Routledge, 2021). He has also published in various journals including Asian Security, Global Change, Peace & Security and Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs. His current research focuses on the role of China’s evolving role in oceans governance.
Apart from his expertise in international security, Edward is also interested in teaching and learning in higher education, Hong Kong politics, and political theology. He can speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.