University of Nottingham Ningbo China
School of
International Studies
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Kanzhen Li

Complete in 2015 November

E-mail address: kanzhen.li@nottingham.edu.cn

Supervisor

David Kiwuwa (PhD) (UNNC)

Catherine Goetze (PhD) (Formely UNNC)

Thesis Topic

Motivation-heuristic complex, state reasoning, and international institutions: the case of China and United Nations Peacekeeping in Africa in the post-Cold War era

Research Interests

International relations, China-Africa relations, peacekeeing of China and Africa

Kanzhen Li

 

 

Yujia Zhao

E-mail address: yujia.zhao@nottingham.edu.cn

Supervisor

May Tan-Mullins (PhD) (UNNC)

Gernot Klantschnig (PhD) (Formely UNNC)

Thesis Topic

An implementation issue in norm diffusion: the cases of WTO anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty in China

Research Interests

International norm diffusion, trade remedy norms and China's practices, institution and institutionalisation, Sino-Australia relation.

Yujia Zhao

 

 

Bo Gao

E-mail address: bo.gao@nottingham.edu.cn

Degree

BA  International Studies (University of Nottingham Ningbo China )

MA International Security and Terrorism (University of Nottingham UK )

Supervisors

Jonathan Sullivan (PhD) (UNUK)

Gregory Moore (PhD) (UNNC)

Thesis Topic

Chinese economic activities in North Korea---Motivation and Implication

Research Interests

The regional security issues of Northeast Asia (Korea Peninsular), China's policy towards North Korea since the end of Cold War, the non-traditional security issue in Asia-Pacific region, international terrorism, energy security and border security. 

 
 

 

Bowen Sun (Robin)

E-mail address: bowen.sun@nottingham.edu.cn

Degree

BA International Studies (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

MA Global Governance (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Supervisors

Joseph Askew (PhD) (UNNC)  

Andrew Cobbing (PhD) (UNUK)

Thesis Topic

The adaptation of Ningbo’s traditional society toward the challenge of modernity, a brief history of the city since 1820s till 1949

Research Interests

Illegal immigrants, pirate and salt smuggler, central court policy during the late Qing dynasty, Western missionary workers’ activities in local society and varied new thinking in Ningbo during the warlord and the Nationalist government period.

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Peter Kransnopolsky

Email:peter.Krasnopolsky@nottingham.edu.cn

Supervisors

Gregory J. Moore (PhD) (UNNC)

Adam Swain (PhD) (UNUK)

Thesis Topic

Major powers and regionalism in Central Asia

Research Interests

China’s response to Eurasian integration, the trends in transformation of China’s foreign policy towards Central Asia and the foreign policies of Central Asian states towards China and other major powers.

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Chang Liu (Charles)

Email: charles.liu@nottingham.edu.cn

Supervisors

Rosaria Franco (PhD) (UNNC)

Jeremy Taylor (PhD) (UNUK) 

Thesis Topic

The Evolution of China’s Militia in Parallel with Shifting Domestic and Foreign Policies (1949-1962)

Research Interests

State-society relation and military culture in Ningbo during Nationalist government period the early PRC period, China’s militia’s response to the shifting internal and external political conditions in Ningbo during the early PRC period, local gentry and peasants

chales Liu
 

 

Jamie Gruffydd-Jones

Email:jamieg@princeton.edu

Biograph

I am a visiting student from Princeton University, where I am currently completing a PhD in Public Policy. I previously studied for an MSc in African Studies from St Antony’s College, Oxford University, and a BA in Psychology with Philosophy from Wadham College, Oxford.

Thesis Topic

My research examines public opinion in response to different forms of international pressure on social issues in China, using public opinion surveys, novel online experimental surveys and public interview data. It focusses on how public receptiveness or defensiveness depends on the source and timing of international pressure, and more broadly how international dynamics determine attitudes towards domestic social issues.

Research Interests

Political Psychology, Chinese Domestic Politics; International Security, and their interaction.

Jamie
 

 

Pei Wang

Email:pei.wang@nottingham.edu.cn

Degree

BA Interdepartmental Studies (Schiller International University, the American College of Switzerland)

MA International Relations (Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations)

Supervisors

Gregory Moore (PhD) (UNNC)

Wyn Rees (PhD) (UNUK) 

Thesis Topic

The US-China Rivalry and Its Implications to the International Security and Global Order

Research Interests

International relations, international security, China-US relations, East Asian security and Korean Peninsula

 

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Lanxi Pan

Email: lanxi.pan@nottingham.edu.cn

Supervisor

Dr David O’Brien

Dr Xiaoling Zhang

Prof Stephen Morgan

Thesis Topic

The development of regional identity among Xinjiang-born Han migrants: a qualitative case study of Xinjiang-born Henan migrants in Hami city.

Research Interests

I obtained my BA Honours in Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading UK in 2005, and my MA Honours in International Relations at King’s College London UK in 2006. For ten years between 2007 and 2016, I worked for various government organizations and enterprises in both China and Singapore. I then returned to China to pursue my PhD in Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo. My research focuses on ethnic and regional identities among the Han population of Xinjiang, Northwest China, and the impact of identities on the concept and behavior of Han Chinese in China’s borderland. My research interests include the formation and transformation of ethnic and regional identities among the four generations of Han Chinese in Xinjiang; and comparative studies on ethnic policies between China and Singapore.  

 

Lanxi Pan

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Endress 

Email: patrick.endress@gmail.com

Supervisors: 

Gregory Moore (PhD) (UNNC)

Wyn Rees (PhD) (UNUK)

Julia Trombetta (PhD) (UNNC)

Thesis Topic:

In Pursuit of Ballistic Missile Defense: A Comparative Analysis of the US, Russia, China and India

Research Interests:

Deterrence theory, great power politics, Northeast Asian security, the rise of China and implications for international security, energy politics, and political psychology 

Endress
 

 

 

Linjun XIE

E-mail address: linjun.xie@nottingham.edu.cn

Degree

BA Urban Planning (Huaqiao University )

MSc Eco-Cities (Cardiff University)

Supervisors

May Tan-Mullins (UNNC)

Ali Cheshmehzangi (UNNC)

Tim Heath (UNUK)

Thesis Topic (working)

Greening urbanization: political ecology of Chinese eco-developments

Research Interests

Urban sustainable development, smart eco-cities, environmental governance 

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Bo Yuan CHANG

E-mail address: zx23047@nottingham.edu.cn

Degree

BA Accounting and Finance (Newcastle University, UK)

MA International Relations and International Business  (UNNC)

Supervisors

Dr. Gregory John Moore (primary)

Prof. Emilian Kavalski

Research Topic

Chinese humanistic foreign policy and its application to ASEAN-China cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative

Research Interests

Chinese humanistic foreign policy, 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (BRI), Asia-Pacific Regionalism, ASEAN-China relations.

Bo Yuan
 

 

Craig Simon

Email address: Craig.Simon@nottingham.edu.cn

Previous Degree:

MA: Diplomacy & International Law (American University of Paris)

BS: History/Political Science (Indiana University)

Supervisor:

Dr. Gregory Moore

Dr. Christian Müller

Thesis Topic

Transnational Relations, Paradiplomacy, and Implications for China

Research Interests

Great Power rivalry in the UN Security Council, American and Chinese Foreign Policy towards the UN, the rhetorical context of the UN and its implications for diplomacy, The Taiwan Question

Craig Simon
 

 

Tapiwa Matonhodze

Email address: Tapiwa.MATONHODZE@nottingham.edu.cn

Biograph

BA Hons History - University of Lancaster

MA International Political Economy - University of Warwick

Supervisor:

Mark Bailey, Maria Julia Trombetta, Maria Ryan

Thesis Topic:

The US, UN Security Council and Neo-Conservatism.

Research Interests

Sino-Africa relations in both political and economic fields; and political and economic effect of Belt and Road Initiative.

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Yidi HUA

Email address: hixyh2@nottingham.edu.cn.

Biograph

Previously, I used to study International Business and English, and got a MSc degree and an honored BA degree.

Supervisor:

Professor May Tan-Mullins

Professor Chang LIU

Thesis Topic:

Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in African Countries: The Economic Opportunities vs. Political Risks.

Research Interests

Sino-Africa relations in both political and economic fields; and political and economic effect of Belt and Road Initiative.

 

Yidi HUA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leilei ZHANG (Victoria)

Email-address: leilei.zhang@nottingham.edu.cn

Previous Degree:

BA International Studies (UNNC)

MA International Relations and International Business (UNNC)

Supervisors 

Dr Joseph Benjamin Askew 

Dr Christian Müller

Dr Andrew Cobbing

Research Topic 

Security and Hospitality in a Mainland International Wholesale Market

Research interests 

Political and Cultural History of Contemporary China, History of Marketplace, Transnational History with Exchange of Goods

Leilei Zhang
 

 

André Hantke

Email address: Andre.HANTKE@nottingham.edu.cn.

Previous Degree:

Political Management  (BA)

International Relations (MA)

Supervisor:

Maria Julia Trombetta   (UNNC)

Catherine Gegout         (UNUK)

Grant Dawson              (UNNC)

Thesis Topic:

Symbolic Power and the Practice of Military Operations: The Persistence of  the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in International Affairs.

Research Interests

Security Studies, Political Sociology, Pierre Bourdieu in International Relations, Practice Theory, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its Military Operations, Alliance Politics

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Visiting scholar Weizhan Meng

Degree

BA  English Language, Literature and Translation (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

Postgraduate Certificate International Relations (the Johns Hopkins University Nanjing Center)

Biograph

I am a visiting student from the University Hong Kong, where I am currently completing a PhD in International Relations. Now I am working with Prof. Gregory Moore. I previously studied for a post-graduate certificate in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University Nanjing Center, and a BA in English Language, Literature and Translation from Beijing Foreign Studies University.

Research Interests

International Relations Theory, China's Foreign Policy, East Asian Security

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