Dr Suzanne Xiao Yang
Lecturer in Chinese Public Governance and International Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1098
Office: Room 340N, Norfolk Building, Strand Campus
Office hours: 11.30am-1.30pm Wednesdays
Dr Suzanne Xiao Yang is Lecturer in Chinese Public Governance and International Relations at Lau China Institute. She completed her MA degree in Chinese Intellectual History at Tsinghua University, Beijing before proceeding to a PhD degree in Law from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing. Dr Yang also holds a DPhil degree in Politics and International Relations from University of Oxford (Balliol College). Whilst at Oxford, she was awarded the University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and UK Teaching in Higher Education (PG DipLATHE). Under the Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, she is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Prior to joining King’s, Dr Yang was Deputy Director of Leadership Programmes for China at the University of Oxford also teaching Chinese Politics and International Relations to postgraduate and undergraduate students.
From 1996 to 2001 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for European Studies at CASS, Beijing and currently she is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University.
China in UN Security Council Decision-making on Iraq: Conflicting understandings, competing preferences, Dr Yang’s current monograph book, published in 2012 (Routledge New International Relations series) advances an originally developed theoretical framework of strategic preferences (SPF) to explain China’s decision-making in the UN Security Council. She has been working on two new projects: one on conceptions of order and justice in contemporary China, and the other China’s Party-State Governance: Experiments and Techniques in Good Governance in Contemporary China.