I finished my undergraduate in International Politics (with distinction) from Sun Yat-sen University, China.Then I took an MSc program at LSE in Political Sociology in 2011/12. From 2012 to 2015, I worked for several non-governmental organizations in China, including both international donors and grassroots groups in Guangzhou. A UEA studentship made me back to the UK for further studies since Oct. 2015. I have finished my one year long ethnographic work in China and am now writing up my thesis.     

Key Research Interests

My research aims to answer this question: given the co-evolution of the authoritarian state and neoliberalism in China, how can we understand the changing landscape of the NGO sector in the past decade? My research aims to put the development of Chinese NGOs in a historical background, attempting to answer the question from two perspectives: 1) the impacts of 'markets', specifically the emerging domestic donors like entrepreneur-founded foundations. 2) the roles that local states play in shaping the political-ecology of China's NGOs, particularly I am looking at the regions of Shenzhen, Jiangxi, and Guizhou.