Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme
Steve Tsang

Contact information

+44 (0)20 7898 4222


Steve Tsang is director of the SOAS China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and an Emeritus fellow of St Antony’s College at Oxford.

He previously served as the head and professor of contemporary Chinese studies at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and as director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, as well as director of the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford. 

He has published very extensively on the politics, international relations, security and history of the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong. They include 18 books of which five are single authored.

He has developed an analytical concept called ‘consultative Leninism’ for understanding the nature of politics in the People’s Republic of China.

Areas of expertise

  • Chinese politics
  • China’s international relations and security
  • Taiwan politics
  • Taiwan’s international relations and security
  • Hong Kong politics and history

Past experience

2014-16Head, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham
2011-14Director, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
2009-11Professorial Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford University