Contemporary China Studies

Yvan Schulz

Post Doctoral Researcher

My research looks at the evolution of waste-related practices, representations and values in contemporary China. It is based on a political ecology approach and focuses on the nexus between recycling, environmentalism and state governance. I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral research assistant in 2017 to collaborate with Dr Anna Lora-Wainwright (SIAS) and Dr Peter Wynn Kirby on a project entitled Circuits of E-waste and Value: Making E-waste Subjects in China and Japan.

Party, Nation-State, Empire: Re-thinking the Grammar of Chinese Governance

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre, Lecture Theatre 1

Western political scientists, regarding China as a nation-state like any other, commonly classify it as a 'party-state' and as 'authoritarian'.  Yet China’s transition to modern statehood differed from that of almost every other post-imperial or ‘new’ nation on the planet.  Drawing on new scholar

Vivienne Shue


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