Zheng received a B.A. in History with First Class Honors from the University of Hong Kong, and an M.St. in Global and Imperial History with distinction from Oxford University.
Zheng's dissertation will explore a history of conservation in twentieth-century China.
Zheng’s previous research examined wartime social history during the Northern Expedition (1926-1928) and the Second World War (1937-1945, known as the War of Resistance in China).