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SOAS China Institute

Current MPhil and PhD students pursuing projects on China

Ruard Absaroka
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Musical Networks and the Spatialities of the Digital Age City: Hidden Musicians and public musicking in Shanghai, China.

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Mimi Ajibadé
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Corporate governance in emerging economies: a case study of domestic small and medium size enterprises listed on ChiNext Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the People’s Republic of China


Niki Alsford
Niki Alsford

Spirit of 1895: Two Communities, One Petition, and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

Jon Archer
Jon Archer

Information Structure in Muwé-ke, Nepal


Angela Becher
Angela Becher

China’s urban monumentality in contemporary fiction, cinema and art

Eddie Bertozzi
Eddie Bertozzi

One Step Forward Into Reality: Redefining the Realist Style in Contemporary Chinese Cinema


Serena Biondo
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The life and Teachings of the 10th-century Tibetan Master A ro Ye shes ‘Byung gnas"

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Lucrezia Botti
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Beauty and Desire in Xianglianti (Fragrant-Dressing-Case-Style) Poetry (Working Title)


Marine Cabos
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Landscape photography of China's iconic sites (1840s-1949)

Sheng-Shih Chi
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Music, politics and identity in Taiwan.


Letizia Fusini
Letizia Fusini

Concepts of tragedy in Gao Xingjian post-exile plays


Pamela Anne Hunt
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Configurations of masculinity and realms of agency in post-89 Chinese urban fiction (working title)

Jeff Izzard
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Language attitudes and identity in the Tibetan Dharamsala diaspora


Yingquan Jiang
Yingquan Jiang

The relationship between financial development and economic growth in China

Sinae Kim
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Buddhist Scripture and Oral Performance in Medieval China: A Study on the Dunhuang Manuscripts of the “Sūtra Lecture Text on the Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra” (Weimojiejing jiangjingwen 維摩詰經講經文)


Bodil Margaret Knuts
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Flight or Fight: the Nation is Lost. The influence of a vagrant life on the notion of "home” in the prose of Xiao Hong (1911-1942) and Xiao Jun (1907-1988)

Kaby Wing-sze Kung
Kaby Kung

From Feminism to Post-Feminism: The Development of Feminism in Hong Ying and Li Bihua's Work


Sarah S.Y. Lee
Sarah Lee

"A Historical Study of Female Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: 1970-2000".

Cui Li
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Institutional changes and uneven regional development in China after 1978


Tianshuang Liang 梁天爽
Tianshuang Liang

The Agency of Syncretism in Modern Chinese Art: 1908-1936

Lin Jiao
Lin Jiao

Breast-binding and Natural breast in China from 1910s to 1970s


Man Yee Lum
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Drama Criticism of the Eighteenth Century

Yuanyuan Ma
Yuanyuan Ma

Between National Essence and New Knowledge – Re-evaluating Xueheng in the 1920s and 1930s


Alastair Ewan Macdonald
Alastair Ewan Macdonald

A new direction in the vernacular short story: interactions between “popular” and elite culture in Paian jingqi.

Malcolm McNeill
Malcolm McNeill

Narrative Agency in 13-14th Century Chan Figure Painting: A Study of Hagiography-Iconography Text-Image Relationships


How Wee Ng
How Wee Ng

Worrying about the Audience: The Discourse of Television Drama Censorship in Postsocialist China

Janine Nicol
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Daoxuan and the Shijia fangzhi: The Creation of a Buddhist Sacred Geography of China.


Min Yen Ong
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Kunqu in contemporary China.

Biqing Ouyang
Biqing Ouyang

Mirror production in the Wu Kingdom (220-280AD)

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Adam Pearcey
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The Great Perfection (Rdzogs chen) according to Rdo grub chen ‘Jigs med bstan pa’i nyi ma (1865-1926), his Collaborators & Disciples

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Yiming Shen
Yiming Shen

Chinese Islamic text studies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A case study of Chinese translations of Jāmī’s Persian Sufi prose

Shi Longdu
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Buddhism and the State in Medieval China: A Case Study of Three Persecutions of Buddhism in Chinese History, 446-845


Thomas Staniforth
Thomas Staniforth

Movements of the Thunderbolt: 'Cham Choreography and Transmission in the Himalayan Region.


Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor

New threats and new opportunities. Japan’s (re)engagement in Africa. The case of South Sudan

Ilse Timperman
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Mortuary Variation and Mobility in the Tarim Basin and surroundings


Lia Wei
Lia Wei

Rock-cut caves in the Upper Yangzi River: Identifying a stone working tradition (2nd to 3rd century CE)

Mei Wu
Mei Wu

Moving up the Value Chain: Industrial Upgrading in Pearl River Delta, China.


Tsz Wing Wu
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Humorous Writings of the Late Ming Scholar-official Wang Siren (1572-1646)

Jiaqi Xie
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Transitional Economic Law and China's Economic Legal System reform


Boying Xu
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Private equity investment and portfolio company performance - Evidence from Chinese mainland listed companies

Cyrus K.Y. Yee
Cyrus Yee

China's New Administration in the Inner Asian Frontiers in the Late Qing Period, 1901-1911


Abel Zadoks
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Tibetan Historical Syntax

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Lindsay Zamponi
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'British Collectors and Collections of Tibetan Art and Artefacts, 1850-1960'


Beibei Zhan
Beibei Zhan

Wedding Ritual in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD): Prescriptions, Practices and the Discourse (tentative title)