Zhu Feng is Executive Director of China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea, Nanjing University. He is also Director of the Institute of International Studies at Nanjing University and professor of international relations. He writes extensively on regional security of East Asia, China-US diplomatic and security relations. As a leading Chinese security expert, Professor Zhu’s publication includes International Relations Theory and East Asian Security (Beijing: People’s University Pres, 2007), China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and Future of International politics (co-edited with Professor Robert S. Ross, Cornell University Press 2008), China-Japan Security Cooperation and Defense Communication: the Past, Present, and Future (Co-edited with Prof. Akiyama Asahiro, Tokyo: Aiji Press, 2011), and America, China and the Struggle for the World Order (co-edited with Prof. G. John Ikenbery and Prof. Wang jisi, MacMillan, 2015). Professor Zhu began his undergraduate studies at the Department of International Politics at Peking University in 1981 and received his Ph.D. from Peking University in 1991.