Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand

Yu-Shan is a research associate at the Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP), Department of Journalism, University of Witwatersrand. Prior to this, she was a researcher on foreign policy issues at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), 2010-2017.

She completed her PhD (International Relations) at the University of Pretoria in early 2019. She is also a qualified Yoga teacher.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Research associate, Africa China Reporting Project
  • 2017–present
    Research associate, South African Institute of International Affairs
  • 2016–2017
    senior researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs
  • 2010–2015
    researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs

Education

  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, Masters: International Relations

Publications

  • 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)