Daniel Thumpston

Key information

Graduate Teaching Assistant
BA (Leicester), MSc (Manchester)
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Thesis title
Legitimacy in China’s foreign policy: Reception of the "Belt and Road Initiative" in the European Union, 2013-2020 (working title)


Dan is a PhD candidate in the department of Politics and International Studies. He has an MSc in Chinese Business and Management and a BA in English and he speaks and reads Mandarin and French. Prior to his doctoral studies he worked in consulting roles in the UK and China and previously worked as an English teacher in China.

Research interests

  • Politics & International Relations of China
  • Political Economy
  • Politics of trade and investment
  • Legitimacy and power
  • Discourse

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