Foreign policy researcher and doctoral candidate, University of the Witwatersrand

Yu-Shan is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria. Her study focus is on China's public diplomacy in Africa.

She has also been researching foreign policy issues at the South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg, between 2010-2017. She remains as a research associate.


  • 2017–present
    Research associate, South African Institute of International Affairs
  • 2010–2017
    Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs


  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Masters: International Relations


  • 2016
    South African foreign policy and China: converging visions, competing interests, contested identities, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
  • 2016
    China’s Media and Public Diplomacy Approach in Africa: Illustrations from South Africa, Communication Journal of China
  • 2015
    #MadeinAfrica: How China-Africa relations take on new meaning thanks to digital communication , How Africans and Their Governments are Shaping Relations
  • 2014
    CCTV's global outreach: Examining the audiences of China's new voice on Africa, Media International Australia
  • 2013
    The Political and Diplomatic Implications of Social Media: the Cases of China and South Africa, African East-Asian Affairs (The China Monitor)