Chi Zhang

Chi Zhang

CSTPV Visiting Scholar

Chi Zhang received her BA degree from Xi’an International Studies University, China, in 2011, her MA degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, in 2012, and her PhD degree from the University of Leeds in 2019. She worked as a Teaching Fellow in Chinese politics (Royal Holloway University of London) and in Chinese modern history (University of Liverpool) in 2019. She has published in Terrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. Her research focuses on terrorism and counter-terrorism in China, covering anti-terrorism law, international counter-terrorism cooperation, terrorism designation, community engagement and mass mobilisation.

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Chi Zhang’s primary research interest is counter-terrorism in China. Her research focuses on the why and how the Chinese Communist Party seeks to legitimise its counter-terrorism approach, key players in counter-terrorism policy-making both at the central and local level, and the tactics these players use to achieve their aims and pursue their interests, including nationalism, propaganda, mass mobilisation, community engagement and co-optation. She is also interested in terrorism designation, de-radicalisation, and countering violent extremism.

The Double-track System of Terrorism Proscription in China

Community Engagement under the Mass Line for Counterterrorism in China