Dr Kingsley Edney
- Position: Lecturer in Politics and International Relations of China
- Areas of expertise: international relations; Chinese politics; soft power; propaganda; ideology
- Email: K.J.Edney@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 4224
- Location: 13.15 Social Sciences Building
- Website: Twitter | Googlescholar | ORCID
I joined POLIS in 2013 after completing my PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2012. I also have an MA in Politics from Melbourne and a BA(Hons) in Politics and Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington. Before coming to Leeds I taught Chinese politics at La Trobe University in Melbourne. I speak and read Chinese (Mandarin).
I research China’s international relations with a primary focus on non-material areas of international security, such as culture, values and ideology. I am particularly interested in understanding how the Chinese Communist Party attempts to manage the globalisation of information and ideas in order to achieve its international and domestic security objectives.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD International Relations (University of Melbourne)
- MA Political Science (University of Melbourne)
- BA (Hons) Political Science and Anthropology (Victoria University of Wellington)
I teach modules on China's domestic politics and international relations at both the undergraduate and MA level.