Zheng received her 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 previous research examined different aspects of Chinese society during the Second World War. Her undergraduate thesis explored tensions between regional and central governments of wartime China through a study of interactions between Governor Long Yun of Yunnan province and the Nationalist Southwest Associated University. Her Master’s thesis cast light on the wartime symbiosis between state and civilians in Xi’an under Japanese strategic bombing.
Outside of work, Zheng is a keen reader of wuxia novels and is exploring the world of tea as we know (taste) it.