Lingbo Shangguan


I joined Department of International Studies as an Assistant Professor in June, 2021. Prior to this appointment, I held a three-year fellowship in Tsinghua University, Beijing. My research mainly concerns knowledge exchanges and epistemic formations in the history and theory of international relations. Specifically, I am interested in how social and political concepts that are rooted in specific intellectual and philosophical traditions become translated and transplanted into different political and cultural contexts.

My most recent article is on Esperanto and its impact on dynamics of the twentieth-century international politics.

I welcome PhD supervisions in areas such as IR theories, political theory, intellectual history--and any language-related issues in the domain of international relations.
  • Qualifications

    • PhD, Newcastle University, UK - 2019
    • MSc, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK - 2014
    • BA, Newcastle University, UK - 2012
  • Experience

    • 2018-2021: Postdoctoral fellow, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University
    • 2015-2018: Teaching Assistant, Newcastle University
    • 2013-2014: Department Research Assistant, the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Articles

    • Shangguan, Ariel. (Forthcoming). “Language and/in IR”, in Behr, H., Foster, R. (eds). Studying International Relations: A Companion Guide. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Shangguan, Ariel. (2021). Britannia Unchanged. E-IR.
    • Shangguan, Ariel. (2021). “On the Power of Translation and the Translation of ‘Power’: a translingual concept analysis in Grasten, M., Capan, Z. G., and Dos Reis, F. (eds). The Politics of Translation in International Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Shangguan, Ariel. (2019). Opinion: Trump’s Effective China Strategy. E-IR
    • Shangguan, Ariel. (2019). “From Tian Xia to Sovereignty: the shift of Chinese imaginary of connectivity in the nineteenth century” in Alt, S., Lobo-Guerrero, L., and Meijer, M. (eds.). Imaginary of Connectivity: the creation of novel spaces of governance. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
    • Watanabe, Atsuko. and Shangguan, Ariel. (2018). “How did two Daos interpret the ‘International’ differently?” in Roesch, F. and Watanabe, A. (eds.). Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations: Encountering Difference in Japan since the 19th Century. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
    • Shangguan, Ariel. (2015). Can Non-Europeans Think? Essays on Overcoming Postcoloniality. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books.
  • Conference presentations

    • 2019: Millennium Conference: Extraction, expropriation, erasure?, LSE, U.K.
    • 2019: 2nd East Asian Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Conference, Hokkaido University, Japan
    • 2019: Science and Diplomacy Conference, Niels Bohr Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • 2019: Oxford CHEW Conference: China Techno Future, Oxford, U.K.
    • 2019: Censorship and Self-Censorship, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • 2017: Imaginaries of Connectivity Workshop, the University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    • 2016: Modern Japanese Political Thought and International Relations Workshop, Kakunodate, Japan
    • 2015: Ideas on the Move Workshop, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Alnarp, Sweden
    • 2015: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference 2015, the University of Split, Split, Croatia
  • Teaching activities

    • INS404
    • INS401
    • INS101
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 85186419
  • Email
  • Address

    HS413(Humanities & Social Sciences Building)
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park