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Dr Olivia Cheung

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China Institute Research Fellow, SOAS China Institute
China Institute
MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Dr Olivia Cheung is Research Fellow of the China Institute at SOAS University of London. 

She is the author of Factional-Ideological Conflicts in Chinese Politics: To the Left or to the Right? (Amsterdam University Press, 2023; e-book gold open access) and co-author of The Political Thought of Xi Jinping (Oxford University Press, 2024). Her current research project is on China's Global Strategy.  She previously taught at the University of Warwick, where she was Course Director for the MA in International Politics and East Asia. 

She obtained her DPhil at Oxford where she was a Swire Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar.

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