Dr Ye Liu is a Lecturer in International Development. Prior to her post at the King’s, she was a Senior Lecturer in International Education at Bath Spa University between 2013 and 2016, and was a lecturer of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Director of the BA programme in Chinese Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland from 2012 to 2013. She was awarded a PhD in Comparative Sociology in 2011 at the Institute of Education, University of London, supported by a Nicholas Hans Scholarship and the Overseas Research Student (ORS) scholarship. She was awarded the 2014 Junior Sociologist Prize by the Research Committee on Women in Society of the International Sociology Association and the 2014 Newer Researcher Award by the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE). She has published in highly ranked international journals such as the British Journal of Sociology of Education and the International Journal of Educational Development. Her first monograph entitled: “Higher Education, Meritocracy and Inequality in China” is published by Springer in September 2016.