Senior Researcher, Foreign Policy, South African Institute of International Affairs, 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.


  • –present
    Researcher on Foreign Policy, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Masters: International Relations


  • 2016
    China’s Media and Public Diplomacy Approach in Africa: Illustrations from South Africa, Communication Journal of China
  • 2016
    South African foreign policy and China: converging visions, competing interests, contested identities, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
  • 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)