Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Western Australia

Yu Tao is a Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he teaches contemporary Chinese society, politics, language, and culture.

Trained as a political sociologist, Yu’s primary academic mission is to make sense of the social foundations and mechanisms underlying politics. He is most interested in investigating and explaining the roles played by intermediate organisations in contentious politics, conflict resolution and local governance.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Chinese Studies, The University of Western Australia
  • 2016–2017
    Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies, The University of Central Lancashire
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies, The University of Central Lancashire

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, DPhil in Politics
  • 2009 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil in Sociology
  • 2008 
    Peking University, Dual BAs (in Government and in Sociology)

Professional Memberships

  • Political Studies Association
  • European Association for Chinese Studies

Research Areas

  • Social Change (160805)
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific (160606)
  • Studies Of Asian Society (169903)