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Manchester China Institute 曼彻斯特中国研究院

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Meet the Director and the Manager of the Manchester China Institute.


Extended team

Affiliated faculty

A list of Manchester China Institute affiliates:

  • Dr Elena Barabantseva - Politics, School of Social Sciences. Elena is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese International Relations. Her research interests lie at the intersection of borders, identity, migration, intimacy, and citizenship in the context of globalising China. 
  • Dr Alison BrowneGeography, School of Environment Education and Development; Sustainable Consumption Institute. Alison is a Lecturer in Human Geography. She research interests include the everyday practices, governance and sustainability transitions of water, energy, waste and food in China, the UK, Europe and Australia.
  • Dr Pierre Fuller History, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Pierre is a Lecturer in East Asian History. His research interests have focused on understandings and forms of disaster relief and philanthropy in late 19th and 20th century China, as well as rural society and the role and development of media on the mainland over the same period.
  • Mr William Hebenton - Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law. Bill is a senior lecturer in criminology. His main interests are in comparative research on 'national' criminologies; crime and punishment in China and the Greater China region (Taiwan); regulation of sexual offenders in the community.
  • Dr Deljana Iossifova - Architecture, School of Environment, Education and Development. Deljana is a Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies. She is interested in the complex processes of spatial, social and technological coevolution in the context of rapidly urbanising China and wider East Asia.
  • Prof Yaojun Li - Sociology, School of Social Sciences. Yaojun is Professor of Social Change. His research mostly focuses on social mobility and social stratification in Britain, China and the USA as well as social capital and wellbeing in Britain, China, Australia and the USA. His interests also include generosity in Britain and immigrant integration in Britain and the USA. 
  • Prof Khalid Nadvi - International Development, School of Environment Education and Development; Global Development Institute. Khalid is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development. In particular his work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading.
  • Dr Christopher Payne - Chinese Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Christopher is a Lecturer in Chinese Studies. His main area of research is modern and contemporary literature and cultural production from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. More recently he has expanded these interests to include East Asia as a whole. 
  • Dr Gregory Adam Scott - Chinese Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Gregory is a Lecturer in Chinese Culture and History. His main research interest is in the history of late-Imperial and modern China up to the 1960s, especially cultural, religious, ideological, social, and technological history.
  • Prof Philip Shapira - Innovation Management and Policy, Alliance Manchester Business School. Phil is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR). His main research interests are science, technology and innovation management policy, regional innovation, and evaluation. 
  • Dr Xiaobing Wang - Economics, School of Social Sciences. Xiaobing is a Lecturer in the Economics of China. His research interests include labour economics, migration and urban-rural divide. Xiaobing explores these areas with a particular focus on China.
  • Prof Zhongdong Wang High Voltage Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Zhongdong is Professor of High Voltage Engineering. Her research interests include condition monitoring techniques, thermal, electrical transient and magnetic modelling techniques for transformers, insulation ageing mechanisms and alternative liquid insulating materials. 
  • Dr Arkadiusz Wisniowski Social Statistics, School of Social Sciences. Arkadiusz works on developing statistical methods for modelling and forecasting complex social processes, with a particular focus on migration and mobility, and combining various sources of data.
  • Prof Cecilia Wong - Planning and Environmental Management, School of Environment, Education and Development. Cecilia is Professor of Spatial Planning. Her research interests include policy monitoring and spatial analysis, strategic planning, and urban and regional development policies. 
  • Prof Yang-Wen Zheng - Chinese History, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Yangwen is Professor of Chinese History. Trained as an economic historian, her research interests developed into studying Sino-foreign interaction through the lens of foreign goods/things indigenised in China. Other research areas include Asian naming practices, China's relations with Southeast Asia and the Asian Cold War.  

Advisory board

A list of Manchester China Institute board members:

Steering committee

A list of Manchester China Institute Steering Committee members:

  • Dr Elena Barabantseva Politics, School of Social Sciences. Elena is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese International Relations. Her research interests lie at the intersection of borders, identity, migration, intimacy, and citizenship in the context of globalising China. 
  • Dr Alison BrowneGeography, School of Environment Education and Development; Sustainable Consumption Institute. Alison is a Lecturer in Human Geography. She research interests include the everyday practices, governance and sustainability transitions of water, energy, waste and food in China, the UK, Europe and Australia.
  • Dr Pierre Fuller History, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Pierre is a Lecturer in East Asian History. His research interests have focused on understandings and forms of disaster relief and philanthropy in late 19th and 20th century China, as well as rural society and the role and development of media on the mainland over the same period.
  • Mr William Hebenton - Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law. Bill is a senior lecturer in criminology. His main interests are in comparative research on 'national' criminologies; crime and punishment in China and the Greater China region (Taiwan); regulation of sexual offenders in the community.
  • Prof Yaojun Li - Sociology, School of Social Sciences. Yaojun is Professor of Social Change. His research mostly focuses on social mobility and social stratification in Britain, China and the USA as well as social capital and wellbeing in Britain, China, Australia and the USA. His interests also include generosity in Britain and immigrant integration in Britain and the USA.
  • Prof Khalid Nadvi - International Development, School of Environment Education and Development; Global Development Institute. Khalid is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development. In particular his work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading.
  • Dr Christopher Payne - Chinese Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Christopher is a Lecturer in Chinese Studies. His main area of research is modern and contemporary literature and cultural production from Taiwan, Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China. More recently he has expanded these interests to include East Asia as a whole.
  • Prof Philip Shapira - Innovation Management and Policy, Alliance Manchester Business School. Phil is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR). His main research interests are science, technology and innovation management policy, regional innovation, and evaluation.
  • Dr Hui WangBusiness Engagement and Support Team. Hui works as the senior China Business Engagement Executive for the University of Manchester. Her role is to catalyse and support a step change in the University’s business engagement with China, with main responsibilities to identify the opportunities for, and then develop & deliver tailor-made strategies with leading corporates. 
  • Dr Xiaobing Wang - Economics, School of Social Sciences. Xiaobing is a Lecturer in the Economics of China. His research interests include labour economics, migration and urban-rural divide. Xiaobing explores these areas with a particular focus on China. 
  • Prof Zhongdong Wang High Voltage Engineering, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Zhongdong is Professor of High Voltage Engineering. Her research interests include condition monitoring techniques, thermal, electrical transient and magnetic modelling techniques for transformers, insulation ageing mechanisms and alternative liquid insulating materials. 
  • Prof Cecilia Wong - Planning and Environmental Management, School of Environment, Education and Development. Cecilia is Professor of Spatial Planning. Her research interests include policy monitoring and spatial analysis, strategic planning, and urban and regional development policies. 
  • Prof Yang-Wen Zheng - Chinese History, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Yangwen is Professor of Chinese History. Trained as an economic historian, her research interests developed into studying Sino-foreign interaction through the lens of foreign goods/things indigenised in China. Other research areas include Asian naming practices, China's relations with Southeast Asia and the Asian Cold War.