Early Career Researcher Workshops
The MCI Early Career Researcher workshops were initiated in 2019 by MCI postdoctoral researcher, Dr Tao Wang. The overall aim of these talks is to provide an informal, multidisciplinary forum to enable constructive feedback for early-career scholars studying Greater China. The talks not only provide speakers with a valuable platform to review ongoing research with peers and seniors, but also an opportunity to practice presenting for conferences or job openings. Each event comprises a thirty-minute presentation from the speaker and a subsequent Q&A session, with a tailored audience.
The talks are held in-person at regular intervals at the Manchester China Institute Building (178 Waterloo Place) and the MCI has an open invitation for all PhDs, postdocs, and lecturers from the Humanities to present their research related to the Chinese-speaking world. If you are interested to participate, please send an email to email@example.com indicating your presentation topic and availability.
Recent ECR talks at the MCI
Thu, 25 May 2023
"How is e-commerce exploited and harnessed to foster rural revitalisation in China? Evidence from less developed rural West China"
Yitian Ren, PhD Candidate in Planning and Environmental Management, Manchester Urban Institute
Thu, 11 May 2023
"From Beijing to Amur – A four-border sphere in literature of exiles in Qing Northeast China"
Tianshu Liu, Doctoral Researcher in Human Geography, University of Manchester
Thu, 20 April 2023
"Governance as Translation: A Case Study on the Governance of Dulongjiang Township"
Dr Tong Wu, Lecturer, Southwest Forestry University & Ye Tian, PhD Candidate in Translation Studies, Queen’s University Belfast; MCI Visiting Scholar
8th February 2023
"Between Official and Vernacular Memory: Mediated Remembering of Han Migration to Xinjiang"
Dr Jin Dai, PhD in Media & Memory Studies, Loughborough University; MCI Visiting Scholar
"China and Liberal Norms of Human Protection"
Qiaochu Zhang, PhD candidate in Politics at the University of Manchester
1st December 2022
"The Chinese Christian Community in Britain: Spirituality, Unity & Division"
Yinxuan Huang, the British and Foreign Bible Society
10th November 2022
"How do Chinese students apply for UK universities?"
Ying Yang, PhD candidate in Education, University of Manchester
7th June 2022
“Easter in Faraway China”: Orthodox Religious Celebrations and Chinese Orthodox Network Formation, 1900-1917
Anastasiia Akulich, PhD in History, University of Manchester
17th May 2022
"Shiminhua: The Urbanisation of China’s Rural-Urban Migrants"
Joseph Hongsheng Zhao, PhD candidate in Land Economy, University of Cambridge
28th April 2022
“It looked so attractive, and I couldn’t resist”: Porn-Watching Experiences Amongst Chinese Youth
Chong Liu, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Leeds
15th March 2022
Do pay gaps between executives at different career stages shape firm performance? Evidence from China
Chang Yang, Post-doctoral Fellow in Accounting, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8th February 2022
China’s Nascent Crime Victims’ Movement: A Study on the Parents of Missing Children
Haiyun Zhao, PhD candidate in Criminology, University of Oxford
9th December 2021
Spatial Order and Imagination in Hong Kong’s Umbrella and Anti-Extradition Bill Movements
Leon Nelson Kunz, PhD in Politics, SOAS University of London
12th November 2021
UK-China Relations: The Role of British MPs in China Policy Making
Mark Logan, PhD candidate in Politics, University of Manchester
21st October 2021
Pyrodrama in Manchester's Belle Vue Zoological Gardens and Changing Depictions of China
Tracey May Boyce, PhD candidate in History, Manchester Metropolitan University
Past Manchester China Institute events
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