Visiting Scholars

YANG Xiao (Suzanne)

Director for the Chinese Governance Innovation Research Centre at King’s College London Lau China Institute, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, IISS, PKU

Fields

UN studies, International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, Conceptions of World Order.

Contact:suzanne.x.yang@kcl.ac.uk; suzanne.yang@foxmail.com

  • Bio

Dr Suzanne Xiao Yang is Founding Director for the Chinese Governance Innovation Research Centre at King’s College London Lau China Institute and senior visiting research fellow, IISS, PKU. She is Lecturer in Chinese Public Governance and International Relations and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University. She was Chinese Study PhD Admission Tutor and Programme Leader for MSc Governance in China. 

Prior to joining King’s, Dr Yang was Deputy Director of Leadership Programmes for China and taught Chinese Politics and International Relations to postgraduates and undergraduates at the University of Oxford. 

Dr Yang completed her MA degree in Chinese Intellectual History at Tsinghua University, Beijing and her PhD degree in Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing. Dr Yang also holds a DPhil degree in Politics and International Relations from University of Oxford (Balliol College). Whilst at Oxford, she was awarded the University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in UK Higher Education (PG DipLATHE). Under the Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, she is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA). 

Her research interests include UN studies, International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, Conceptions of order in China, Institutional reforms in contemporary China, and cadre training and promotion systems. Dr Yang’s first monograph book, published in 2011 with Routledge New International Relations series, is titled Conflicting Understandings, Competing Preferences: China in UN Security Council Decision-making in Relation to Iraq, 1990-2002. Her recent major projects include China’s Party-State Governance: Experiments and Techniques in Good Governance in Contemporary China and Conceptions of Order in Contemporary China. 

Dr Yang has been supervising a number of PhD students who work on topic areas including the change and continuity in political thought in contemporary China, PRC foreign policy thinking, strategic and security issues, PRC state building and local governance issues.

Dr Yang has about 20 years’ experience in translating simultaneously and consecutively for distinguished figures including state leaders and HRH Prince Charles. 

Dr Yang is a leading advisor on public policy, elite education, and national and city image building.


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