Dr Jane Hayward
Lecturer in China and Global Affairs
Dr Jane Hayward has a PhD from the East Asian Studies Department of New York University. She has held post-doctoral positions at the Oxford University China Centre, and the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she worked at the Institute for Contemporary China Studies.
She is currently working on her book manuscript which examines China’s agrarian question and policy discourses on land and production organisation.
- China's agrarian question and related urban transformations
- State theory
- Interpretive policy analysis
- Intellectual history
Jane's research is located, conceptually and empirically, at the intersection of Chinese Politics, International Political Economy and Modern Chinese History.
The main focus of her research is China’s agrarian question, which she examines in international and historical context. Jane is interested in the politics of China’s ‘peasantry’ (nongmin) – the reorganization of rural land and labour, the urban transformations to which these are connected, and the ways that relations between the urban and rural are being reconfigured as the Chinese state integrates with the global capitalist economy.
- China and the Age of Globalisation (Lau China Institute core module)
Jane welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to conduct research on China's agrarian question (or 'peasant question'), policy and intellectual debates over rural land and production organization, and related urban transformations, in both the contemporary era and from a historical perspective.