Hong (Stella) Zhang
Hong Zhang is a China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. Hong’s current research has two streams. One focuses on the political economy of China’s global development engagements, specifically the Chinese developmental state’s infrastructural power as embodied by its “national champion” enterprises in the construction sector. The other looks at China’s “developmental statecraft” using development planning for coordinating policy agenda domestically as well as internationally.
Hong co-edits the People’s Map of Global China and the Made in China Journal. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Hong was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies’ China-Africa Research Initiative, and a fellow at the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program. Hong received her PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University in 2021. She has a MSc in Sociology from London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China. Previously, she had worked as an international reporter for China’s Caixin Media.