Jonathan Ping

Associate Prof

  • Bond University, Faculty of Society & Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I am a scholar in the fields of global political economy, international relations and comparative politics. I am a graduate of the University of Melbourne and received my PhD from the University of Adelaide.

I specialise in the study of statecraft. In this area I have developed the first unifying theory of the middle power concept, hybridisation theory, as presented in my book Middle Power Statecraft. My most recent books China's Strategic Priorities and Chinese Engagements focus on the great power, China.

My current research is on middle power statecraft theory, great power statecraft theory and a theory of the nature of hegemony in and from Asia.

I have research affiliations with universities and governments globally, and I am a Director of the East Asia Security Symposium and Conference, held annually at the China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing.

I teach courses on Global Political Economy, Global Development and South Asia at Bond University, and engage regularly with the public through newspaper articles, television and radio commentary and presentations at seminars and conferences.

External positions

Visiting Research Fellow, Koc University

2007 → …

Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney

2005 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide



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  • Countering Hegemonism

    Ping, J., Feb 2022, Collective Self-Defense Against Authoritarianism: Lessons for EU. Swanström, N. (ed.). Stockholm-Nacka: Institute for Security and Development Policy, p. 69-84 16 p.

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  • Malaysia as an Awkward Middle Power

    Ping, J., 2022, Awkward Powers: Escaping Traditional Great and Middle Power Theory. Abbondanza, G. & Stow Wilkins, T. (eds.). Springer, p. 177-197 21 p. (Global Political Transitions).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

    2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Middle Power Hybridisation and China

    Ping, J., 2019, Rethinking Middle Powers in the Asia Century: New theories, new cases. Struye de Swielande, T., Vandamme, D., Walton, D. & Wilkins, T. (eds.). Milton: Routledge, p. 210-223 24 p. (IR Theory and Practice in Asia).

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  • Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy among Great Powers of the Pacific

    Ping, J., 17 Jun 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOtherResearch

  • China in the world, China-Australia relations survey

    Ping, J. & Tang, X., 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review