Key Cooperative Research Institute for Policy Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the P.R.C (2022-2024)

XUE Song


XUE Song

Associate Professor of Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries at Fudan University (CCRNC-Fudan)

Research Interests: ASEAN studies, Indonesian politics and foreign policy, ethnic politics


Xue Song, a graduate of Peking University with a Bachelor's degree in Indonesian Language, holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Tsinghua University. She has conducted visiting research at institutions such as Cornell University (U.S.) and Paramadina University (Indonesia). In 2018, she joined CCRNC-Fudan.


Xue, Song. The Political Logic of the Ethnic Mobilization in Indonesia (1998-2017). Beijing: China Social Science Press, Dec 2020.

Qi, Huaigao, and Song Xue, eds. Cooperative Development in the South China Sea: Policies, Obstacles, and Prospects. Routledge, Oct 2020.

Xu, Liping, Song Xue, and Chang Liu. Guide to the World Nations: Indonesia, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, Oct 2019.

Journal Articles

Xue, Song. China's Overseas Infrastructure and Infrastructural Power in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Studies (in Chinese), issue 2, 2021, pp. 20-37. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. Indonesia’s Geo-maritime Security Thinking and Logic of Cooperation. Journal of International Security Studies (in Chinese), issue 3, 2021, pp. 78-101. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. Seventy-year History of China - Indonesia Relations: Interaction and Evolution. Southeast Asian Affairs (in Chinese), issue 1, 2020, pp. 41-54. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. Why Joint Development Agreements Fail: Implications for the South China Sea Dispute. Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, vol. 41 no. 3, 2019, pp. 418-446. (indexed in SSCI and Scopus)

Xue, Song. Decentralization and Ethnic Separatism: an Analysis Based on Indonesia. Quarterly Journal of International Politics (in Chinese), issue 4, 2019, pp. 157-188. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. Explaining the Method of Ethnic Mobilization in Indonesia: Theory and Review. Southeast Asian Affairs (in Chinese), issue 3, 2019, pp. 73-84 (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. Ethnic Mobilization in 2015 Local Elections in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Asian Ethnicity, vol. 19 issue 4, 2018, pp. 509-527. (indexed in ESCI and Scopus)

Xue, Song and Xu Liping. “Indonesia’s ‘Sea Power’ Strategy and Maritime Cooperation with China.” China International Studies, issue 4, 2016, pp. 108-132+3. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. “The Development of Indonesian Media and Democratization in the Era of ‘Reformasi’”. Southeast Asian Studies (in Chinese), issue 6, 2015, pp. 29-35. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xu, Liping and Song Xue. “The Relationship between India and ASEAN after the Cold War: Adjustment, Development and Trends.” Southeast Asian Studies (in Chinese), issue1, 2012, pp. 25-31. (indexed in CSSCI)

Xue, Song. A Review on Malay Annals. Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies (in Chinese). issue 2, 2011, pp. 73-78. (indexed in CSSCI)

Book Chapters

Xue Song. “Sastra Indonesia di Tiongkok: Penerjemahan, Penelitian dan Promosi” in Ragam dan Prospek: Hubungan Antarwarga Indonesia-Tiongkok, edited by Paulus Rudolf Yuniarto and Thung Julan. Airlangga University Press, 2022, pp. 101-118.

Xue Song and He Kai. “Indonesia’s Foreign Policy since the Reformasi” in The Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (Second Edition), edited by B.J.C. McKercher. Routledge, 2022, pp. 221-232.

Review Articles

Xue Song, Book review of Max Lane: Decentralization & Its Discontents, An Essay on Class, Political Agency, and National Perspective in Indonesian Politics. Singapore: ISEAS, 2014 in Bijdragentot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde/ Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia (BKI), vol. 172 issue 1, pp 131-3.


(Last Update: 5 September 2023)