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Qualifications: BA, MA, PhD



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Dr Hui Feng is research fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies. He holds an MA from Peking University (China) and PhD (UQ). Dr Feng is also a contributory editor of the journal of Central Banking.

Dr Feng’s work focuses on the political economy of globalization, international finance and economic transition, particularly China’s economic transition. He has published in prominent journals such as Political Studies and Review of the International Political Economy. His forthcoming books examine various aspects of the politics of Chinese finance. The Rise of the People’s Bank of China (Harvard University Press) looks at the power shift within China’s macroeconomic management towards an increasingly authoritative central bank, and its impact on monetary policy. Too Important to Fail explores the institutional and political dynamics of China’s banking reforms since the Asian financial crisis and their implications on the Chinese and international economy; and Financial Reforms in China (Palgrave) presents a comprehensive picture of developments and issues in China’s financial sector in the new century.

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Selected Publications


  • Feng, Hui. Financial Reforms in China: Challenges for the New Century. Palgrave, forthcoming.
  • Bell, Stephen and Hui Feng. Too Important to Fail: The Politics and Institutional Dynamics of China’s Banking Reform. Forthcoming.
  • Bell, Stephen and Hui Feng. 2013. The Rise of the People’s Bank of China: The Politics of Institutional Change in China’s Monetary and Financial System. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Feng, Hui. 2006. The politics of China's accession to the World Trade Organisation: The Dragon Goes Global. London and New York: Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Bell, Stephen and Hui Feng, ‘How Proximate and “Meta-institutional” Contexts Shape Institutional Change: Explaining the Rise of the People’s Bank of China', Political Studies, forthcoming.
  • Feng, Hui. 2011. ‘Beijing’s Second Thought’. Central Banking, XXII (2), 64-68.
  • Bell, Stephen and Hui Feng. 2009. ‘Reforming China’s Stock Market: Institutional Change Chinese Style’. Political Studies, 57 (1), 117-140.
  • Feng, Hui. 2009. ‘China’s Precarious Balancing Act’, Central Banking, XX (2), pp. 39-43.
  • Feng, Hui. 2008. ‘Inside Beijing’s Power Struggle’, Central Banking, XIX (1), pp. 26-30.
  • Bell, Stephen and Hui Feng. 2007. ‘Made in China: IT Infrastructure Policy and the Politics of Trade Opening in Post-WTO China’. Review of International Political Economy, 14(1): 49-76.
  • Feng, Hui. 2007. ‘Broken China: Fixing a Fragile Regulatory Framework. The Financial Regulator, 12 (2), 43-8.
  • Feng, Hui. 2007. ‘How China Manages Its Reserves’. In R. Pringle and N. Carver (eds) Reserve Management Trends, London: Central Banking Publications.


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