Avital Avina, PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Avital’s research focuses on the visual grammar of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda posters and their potential influence on violence. She also likes classical Chinese and mythology.
Paul Gardner, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. Paul’s research is on the control of information in the Chinese media and social media. Paul is also interested in Chinese literature and Chinese food. You can follow him @P_J_Gardner.
Ran Peng, PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on Chinese urban management and policy. She also has some knowledge of Eastern Asian Studies.
Rui He, Chair of SCCR-PGN Conference Subcommittee, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. Rui’s research investigates the intercultural acculturation among foreign language learners in Chinese and British Study Abroad Programmes and compares the interesting ‘mirror-image’ experiences of these two cohorts. You can follow her @Elin_RuiHE.
Yao Xiao, PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in comparative politics and public management. His current research focuses on the institutional reform and interagency collaboration in food safety supervision system in local China.
Yu Dingming, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on the framework of Chinese climate change coverage. She is also interested in political communication and political science.
Zhifu Xie, PhD candidate at the University of Coventry. She’s research focuses on monetary economics, to determine the possibility for Chinese currency RMB to become a reserve currency, in comparison with U.S. Dollar, Euro, and Japanese Yen. She is also interested in Chinese finacial market.