Early Career Researcher Workshops
The MCI Early Career Researcher workshops were initiated in 2019 by MCI researcher, Dr. Tao Wang, with the aim to provide an informal and multidisciplinary forum enabling constructive feedback for early-career scholars in Greater China studies. The talks not only provide the speaker with a valuable platform to review their ongoing research with peers and seniors, but also provide 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 firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your presentation topic and availability.
Recent ECR talks at the MCI
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
Past Manchester China Institute events
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