UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


Dr Konstantinos Tsimonis

Honorary Senior Research Fellow (UCL China Centre)

Konstantinos Tsimonis is a senior lecturer in Chiese Society at the Lau china Institute, King’s College London. He has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies where he started his career in academia before joining King’s. His books include a monograph titled "The Chinese Communist Youth League: Juniority and Responsiveness in a Party Youth Organization" by Amsterdam University Press (Amsterdam: 2021); and "Belt and Road: The First Decade" by Agenda Publishing (London: 2022), co-authored with Dr Igor Rogelja (UCL). His articles have appeared in Modern China, Europe-Asia Studies, the Chinese Journal of International Politics, the Chinese Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Youth Studies, among others. His research has been funded by prestigious organisations, such as the British Academy and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. He is a member of the editorial board of the People's Map of Global Chinaand of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies.

Contact: Konstantinos.tsimonis@kcl.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • Youth politics in China
  • Institutional transformation of the Chinese party-state
  • Chinese civil society
  • Social impact of the Belt and Road Initiative

Selected Publications

Belt and Road: The First Decade

The Chinese Communist Youth League: Juniority and Responsiveness in a Party Youth Organisation


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