Dr Winnie King

Dr Winnie King

Dr Winnie King
Teaching Fellow

1.13, 4 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 3311024

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Upon completed my DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford, I came to Bristol to continue my reserach and to teach in the field of Chinese International Political Economy. I am currently Teaching Fellow in East Asian Political Economy, and an the central tutor for the Theory unit on International Political Economy.

My research is in two fundamental fields. Firstly, my DPhil focused on the Greater China region, and Taiwan-China political economic relations; the policy making process and how state-non-state actor relations inform top up versus bottom down process of cooperation occuring across the Taiwan Straits.

Building upon this and my background in Economics, my current work on Chinese Financial Liberalisation has been supported by a Fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Examining the process of financial liberalisation in the restructuring of the Chinese economic system, I am focusing on the role of Renminbi currency hubs and offshore RMB markets (namely Taiwan, the City of London and Hong Kong) as a means of currency internationalisation. The PRC state and banking system approach to Monetary and Foreign Exchange policy to balance and manage risks are of particular interest; as are the role of swap agreement, clearning hubs, and its growing bond market as instruments for Foreign Policy.

I also work on Sino-UK economic policy as part of my interest in Sino-EU relations, as well as completed comparative research on theories of integration and regionalism in East Asia and Europe. 


I have done consultancy work with government and industry actors, including the Taiwan Trade Economic and Cultural Office in London, and the UK Cabinet office, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, the Bank of Japan, Standard Chartered Bank, the MOD, as well as Kent County Council.


East Asian Political Economy and Development; Chinese Financial Reform; Sino-EU relations; Chinese International Relations;  and Taiwan Politics





As Teaching Fellow I have the lead on the School's teaching for Theories of International Political Economy, and also teaching (as unit owner and tutor) at the Masters and Undergraduate levels the following courses:

Chinese International Political Economy

East Asia, Europe and Global Integration

China's Political Economy


Fields of interest

Chinese International Political Economy, Chinese Financial Reform, Chinese International Relations, Sino-EU relations, Taiwan-China Politics; State-non-state actor relations; policy-making; and comparative models of cooperation and processes of regionalisation.

Key publications

  1. King, W, 2010, ‘Online Chinese Nationalism and the European Union: A Political Economy Perspective’. in: Simon Shen, Shaun Breslin (eds) Online Chinese Nationalism and Chinese Bilateral Relations. Lexington Books, pp. 160 - 177
  2. King, W, 2007, ‘From Exclusive to Adaptive National Identity: Taiwan’s Policy Toward Mainland Spouses’ Immigration’. Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society, vol 32., pp. 140 - 159

Latest publications

  1. King, W, 2011, ‘Taiwanese Nationalism and Cross-Strait Marriage? Governing and Incorporating Mainland Spouses’. in: Schubert , Guenter , Jenns Damm (eds) Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: domestic, regional and global perspectives. Routledge

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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