The LUCC directorate develops key centre initiatives, coordinates research, facilitates collaboration, and develops strategic initiatives for the centre.
Dr Lingxuan LIU
Acting Director, and Director of Research.
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Dr LIU is Acting Director, and oversees LUCC's research strategy and visiting scholar program. He is an expert on China’s environmental management and policies based on a multi-level governance system, and looks into challenges and opportunities of sustainable supply chain management, including but not limited to Chinese brands and suppliers.Dr Lingxuan Liu
Dr Astrid NORDIN ** on leave 2019-2020**
LUCC Director ** on leave 2019-2020**
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Dr Nordin is responsible for LUCC’s overall operations, strategy, and leadership. She is an expert on how China’s relations with the world are negotiated through Chinese foreign and domestic policy, academia, propaganda, online dissidence, and artistic expression.Astrid Nordin
Dr Andrew CHUBB
LUCC Director of Public and Policy Engagement.
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As the Director of Public and Policy Engagement, Dr Andrew Chubb helps bring LUCC's activities and the work of its affiliated scholars to the attention of external stakeholders and the public.Dr Andrew Chubb
Dr Rebecca LIU
Director of Alumni Relations.
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Dr Liu oversees LUCC’s alumni relations. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing on innovation, cross-cultural study, cooperation and networking, knowledge management and learning, and SME engagement in China.Rebecca Liu
Dr Derek HIRD
Director of Student-Facing Activities
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As a member of the LUCC Directorate, Dr Hird oversees LUCC's student facing activities. Dr Hird specialises in the ways Chinese masculinities are represented in popular culture and negotiated in everyday lives.Dr Derek Hird
China expert fellows
LUCC’s China expert fellows provide a range of specialised expertise on China. They are based at Lancaster University sites in China and the United Kingdom.
Dr Yang HU
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Professor Geraint JOHNES
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Professor Kevin JONES
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Prof Jones is an expert on China’s environmental quality, with interests in water, air and soil pollution, China’s role as a manufacturer and user of chemicals, environmental regulation and the links between environment and health.Professor Kevin Jones
Dr. Kunal MUKHERJEE
Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 594419, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kunal Mukherjee has an interest in ethnic minorities and religious identity in contemporary China especially in Xinjiang and Tibet. He is also interested in China’s relations with South Asia especially India,and how China’s relationship with India has evolved since the 1962 war.Dr Kunal Mukherjee
Dr Peter SEWELL
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Dr Sewell is an expert on graduate Employability and Entrepreneurship education, particularly well-known for the‘CareerEDGE model of Graduate Employability’and has worked with individuals,organizations and businesses across China and elsewhere in the world.Dr Peter Sewell
Dr Vittorio TANTUCCI
Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 595112, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Tantucci is an expert of Chinese language and linguistics. His research addresses both diachronic phenomena of language change and applied issues of intercultural communication, addressed through mix methods of corpus-based and machine-learning analysis.Dr Vittorio Tantucci
Dr David TYFIELD
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Dr David Tyfield's research focuses on the complex systems of processes of knowledge production and their interaction with issues of global cultural political economy, especially regarding critical analysis of the emergence of a globalised "knowledge-based" economy, climate change and the rise of China.
Dr David TYFIELD
LUCC’s Associate fellows consists of Lancaster University faculty with a strong interest in working in, on, or with China in relation to their principal expertise.
Dr Robert APSIMON
Contact details: Tel: +44 (0)1524 595176, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Apsimon is an expert in particle beam dynamics and accelerating devices, with applications in healthcare and environmental sustainability, including in China. He is a member of the Lancaster University flying faculty, teaching at the joint campus with Beijing Jiaotong University in Weihai, China.Dr Robert Apsimon
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Jocelyn Cunningham is a national cultural leader in innovative artistic practice and partnerships between academic disciplines and the arts. Lancaster Arts is an arts centre based at Lancaster University with a renowned reputation for cutting edge artistic excellence.Jocelyn Cunningham
Dr Hiroko KAWANAMI
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Dr Kawanami is an expert on Myanmar’s relations with the world, Chinese-Myanmar borderland, Buddhist monastic communities and international network of Buddhist nuns, cultural exchange and civil society.Dr Hiroko Kawanami
Dr Christopher LONGMAN
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Dr Longman is interested in exploring issues relating to transnational partnerships in higher education,and differences in cultures of learning and teaching. He also has an academicbackground in the field of language politics and Identity construction.
Dr Andreas MAUTHE
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Dr Mauthe is an expert in Network and Networked Systems Managementwith a focus on resilience and Cyber Security in distributed systems (such as Cloud, Industrial Control Systems, IoT infrastructures, etc. Further, his research includes Content and Information Centric Networking (CCN/ICN) and on user experience (specifically Quality of Experience in distributed multimedia systems).Professor Andreas Mauthe
Professor Oliver WILD
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Prof Wild is an atmospheric scientist with expertise in atmospheric composition, urban air quality and climate change, and has a particular interest in China’s impacts on local, regional and global air quality.Professor Oliver Wild
Dr Paul YOUNG
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Dr Young is an environmental scientist and an expert on air quality and climate change, exploring the impacts at global to local scales, and with interests in the roles that government, society and business can have in defining solutions.Dr Paul Young
Dr Mo GUO
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Based at the China Institute of Regulation Research, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Dr. Guo researches environmental management and policy, mechanisms for policy design, environmental tax, and payments for ecosystem services. Dr. Guo's current research focuses on payments for ecosystem services. She will be a Visiting Scholar with LUCC for 2020-2021 academic year.
Professor Fanwei KONG
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Prof. Fanwei Kong is a Visiting Scholar in 2019-2020, working on China-EU investment issues. He is a Professor in the School of International Relations at Tianjin Foreign Studies University.
Dr Yan LIU
Dr Yan LIU of the Institute of Development Studies, Yunnan University, studies how regional differences affect China's urbanization processes. As a LUCC Visiting Scholar for 2019-2020, Dr Liu is examining the case of Yunnan Province, an underdeveloped province in western China with plateau geographical features, and specifically how its economic development level and geographical features affect the spatial relationship between urban and rural areas as well as the rural-urban factor flows.
Professor Lei XIE
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Lei Xie is Professor in Governance at Shandong University. Her research focuses on environmental governance and transnational environmental movement with interest on the country study of China. Lei leads China Water Governance Program at Institute of Governance, a member of Universities Partnership for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy (UPWCD).
LUCC has a number of doctoral researchers, who are funded or supervised through the centre. You can find more information about how to undertake your doctoral research through LUCC here.
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Xue Bai is a PhD student in Politics, Philosophy and Religion. She is interested in exploring the political consumption in China and motivations behind Chinese citizens’ political consumption behaviours.
Francesca Ceccato is a doctoral researcher in Languages and Cultures. Her field of study belongs to gender, sexuality and women’s studies in contemporary China. Specifically, the focus of her research is on Chinese leftover women.
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Zhuo Chen is a PhD candidate in Politics, Philosophy and Religion, working at the intersection of social media and contemporary Chinese politics, and its relations to Foucault's concept of governmentality. Zhuo is also Internal Secretary for the British Postgraduate Network for China Studies.Zhuo Chen
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Yannan Li is a PhD student in the Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department. Yannan is interested in exploring issues relating to nationalism in contemporary China, especially the impact of China’s state nationalism on its internal affairs and policies.
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Scott Lowther is collaborating with Lancaster University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry and NAQTS to measure air quality indoors in China; and suggest ways of improving it on an individual level. Working with Professor Xinming Wang (王新明) and his work group at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) he has quantified the effectiveness of indoor air purifiers under both laboratory and real-world conditions.Scott Lowther
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Doctoral Researcher examining the implications of China's infrastructural diplomacy in East Africa with a particular focus on Kenya through the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.
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Rui Qian is a PhD student in Film at Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art. Rui is interested in Chinese cinema studies, especially the images of Chinese migrant workers in films, and the representation of China’s modernization process on film screen.
Emma Williams is a PhD candidate in the Politics, Philosophy and Religion department at Lancaster University, her thesis looks into the use of emotion within the Communist Party of China's ecological civilisation rhetoric.
LUCC student affiliates work with LUCC scholars to provide research assistance, and work on their own research projects.