Meet Our Researchers: Dr. Mengshu Zhan

Meet Our Researchers: Dr. Mengshu Zhan

Ms Mengshu Zhan joined the project Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups” in Göttingen University since June 2021 and her topic in this project is Conceptions of World Order from Chinese and African Scholars.

She obtained her Ph.D. in the Center for Global Study at Bonn University in Germany in May 2021, majoring in international relationship. Her research focuses on relationship between China and Africa. The topic of her dissertation is the Perception of South African Elite to China.

From August to October in 2019 she joined the Centre of Africa-China Studies in Johannesburg University, South Africa as visiting researcher for 3 months.

Ms Zhan received degree of Master of Arts with Merit in International Business and Diplomacy from University of East Anglia in the UK in 2014. Her master thesis is on Chinese and EU’s African Assistance Strategies: A Comparative Study.


Research Interests:

Relations between Africa and China; Relations between Africa and the EU; theories of International Relationship



Zhan, M. (2021). Die Wahrnehmung der südafrikanischen Eliten gegenüber China.

Mengshu, Z. (2020). A Brief Overview of Alexander Wendt’s Constructivism. E-International Relations.