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

XUE Song


XUE Song

Associate Professor of Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries at Fudan University

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


XUE Song is an Associate Professor of Center for China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries at Fudan University (CCRNC-Fudan) since July 2018. 

She received her Ph. D. degree in Political Science from Tsinghua University in July 2018, M.A. degree in International Relations from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in July 2012 and B.A. degree in Indonesian Language from Peking University in July 2010. 

She was an exchange student in Department of Government at Cornell University, and an exchange student at Paramadina University in Jakarta sponsored by China Scholarship Council (CSC) from September 2014 to July 2016. 


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.

Research Articles (peer-reviewed)

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)

Review articles

Xue Song, Shanghai’s Empowered Neighborhoods Are Better Alternative to Lockdown , Jakarta Globe, 12 April 2020.

Xue Song, Indonesia-China Maritime Connectivity: Impediments and ProspectsThe Jakarta Post, 22 May 2019.

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: May 20, 2021)