Xiong Xinghan

Xiong Xinghan
Assistant Professor

Education: Doctoral Degree
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Japanese
Email: xiong-xh@tsinghua.edu.cn
Research Countries/Regions: Madagascar Mauritius
Research Interests: Human Geography, Development Studies

Education Background:

  • B.A. in French Language and Literature, Beijing International Studies University
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics (French), China Foreign Affairs University
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Tsinghua University

Academic Visiting:

  • 2015-2016 Visiting Student, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley
  • 2016-2017 Visiting Scholar, Madagascar Institute of Political Studies
  • 2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, University of Toamasina

Work Experience:

  • 2009-2011 Madagascar subsidiary of China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd., Translator, Assistant manager
  • 2012.2-2012.3 Short mission in Guinea for China Railway Construction Co. Ltd.

Academic Papers:

  • Xiaoyang TANG, Xinghan XIONG(2015) China’s Oversea Investment and Investment Supervision:A Case Study of Chinese Investment in Africa, Foreign Affairs Review(外交评论), No.3, 2015, pp 26-45
  • Xinghan XIONG, Why is Chinese Investment Controversial in Madagascar: Analysis of an Afrobarometer Survey, Identity, Culture and Politics, 2016, Volume17 N2, pp1-24
  • Xinghan XIONG,Aapravasi Ghat in Mauritius,Chinese Investment(中国投资), March, 2019 No. 5-6, pp 76-79

Chapters in Books:

  • Xinghan XIONG, Status quo of Madagascar and an Outlook of Upcoming Sino-Malgache Relationship, Fazhan Zhongguo yu Feizhou Xinxing Quanmian Hezuo Guanxi(《发展中国与非洲新型全面合作关系》),(2014),pp 290-302

Research Projects:

  • Chinese Investment in Africa: Scope, Impact and Initial Ideas for Engagement on Improving Environmental and Social Safeguard, Irene Yuan SUN, Xiaoyang TANG, Xinghan XIONG (2014), Commissioned by African Development Bank
  • Xinghan XIONG, What Influence French Factors Had to Madagascar’s Economic and Politic Security – A perspective of Colonial History, Article submitted for the 2015 Key Projects of National Social Science Fund of China: The Research of the Risk and its Management for China’s Going Global Strategy, Project Number: 15AGJ007
  • Xinghan XIONG, Seeing International Organization of Francophonie through the Historical Perspective of Development Model Export, Article submitted for the 2015 Key Projects of National Social Science Fund of China: The Research of the Risk and its Management for China’s Going Global Strategy, Project Number: 15AGJ007


  • 2015.11 UC Berkeley, Academic Panel on Chinese Investment in Africa: An Environmental Perspective

    Presentation:“Environmental Protection Issues in Chinese CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Practice in Africa”

  • 2016.12 University of Tananarive, Department of History

    Presentation: Comparaison Historique: Chine et Madagascar vers la Fin du XIXème Siècle

  • 2017.2 Institute for Political Studies of Madagascar, Forum of PhD Students

    Presentation : Décentralisation au Défi de l’Ethnicité à Madagascar

  • 2017.10 Zhejiang Normal University, Seminar of Chinese Anthropological Research on Africa: Tradition, Oversea and Practice,

    Paper submitted and presented: From Globalization to Decentralization: Multidimensional Reflection on Export of Public Administration Mechanism – the Case of Madagascar

  • 2018.9 University of Dar es Salaam, Africa-Asia ‘A New Axis of Knowledge' Second Edition, Panel: Reflections on Chineseness and Fieldwork in Africa,

    Presentation: Malagasy and China without History — A historical perspective of understanding what China means for Madagascar

  • 2019.7 1st Tsinghua Area Studies Forum: Innovating New Approaches to Common Challenges in Asia, Africa and Latin America,

    Paper submitted and presented: Bringing Geography Back into the Explanation of Madagascar’s Underdevelopment

  • 2019.12 Tsinghua University, The first Symposium of “History and Status quo of Local Social Science and Humanities Studies in Africa”,  

    Presentation: Brief Introduction to Social Science and Humanities Studies about Madagascar

  • 2021.7 2nd Tsinghua Area Studies Forum: Areas of the World and the World in Areas,

    Paper submitted and presented: Slave Trade in Madagascar: The Rise of a Political Regime and its Human Geographical Structure’s Evolution