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Dr Yiming Dong is a Research Associate at the Department of International Development. She was awarded a PhD by King’s Lau China Institute and obtained her MSc from University of Oxford and BA from Fudan University.

In 2019, she was awarded a research grant by the Universities' China Committee in London to explore her interest on return migration and social and economic development in Western China.

Prior to coming to King’s, she had working and research experiences in United Nations, Fudan University, and Xinhua News Agency.


  • Chinese politics and development
  • Chinese rural-urban migration
  • Population and development
  • Urban and rural change
  • Migration studies
  • Social welfare

Yiming's publications include 'Residence Permits and Points Systems: New forms of educational and social stratification in urban China' (Journal of Contemporary China, 2019).