Zhang Xinyue received a M.A. degree in politics and contemporary history from the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include China’s maritime history, maritime policy, international law concerning territorial acquisition, and international relations in the Asia-Pacific. As a young scholar, she has contributed in several national-level research projects.
Before joining the Institute for China-America Studies in late 2014, she had served in the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province for 10 years.