China Institute

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 (DPhil, Oxon) 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). Her co-authored book (with Steve Tsang), The Political Thought of Xi Jinping, will be published by Oxford University Press. 

Her articles have appeared in journals including the China QuarterlyAsan ForumThird World Quarterly, etc. 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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