Amy King

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia & the Pacific

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Dr Amy King


Amy King is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, with particular expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the economics-security nexus in the Asia-Pacific region. Her first book, China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971 (Cambridge University Press, 2016), examined the post-WWII rebuilding of economic ties between the People’s Republic of China and Japan. Based on hundreds of recently declassified archives from the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archive, the book explained how and why Japan became China’s most important economic partner in the aftermath of major war, and at a time when the two countries were still Cold War opponents. Amy currently holds a Westpac Research Fellowship and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship to investigate China’s role in shaping the historical and contemporary international economic order. She has taught undergraduate and masters level courses on Chinese security policy and international security in the Asia-Pacific region at the ANU, has been a convenor of the ANU China Seminar Series since 2013, and is a member of the East Asia Forum editorial board.

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