Dr Yiyun Ding

Dr Yiyun Ding

Research Officer

Department of Government

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CBG 3.17
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English, Japanese, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Modern Chinese History

About me

Yiyun Ding is conducting post-doctoral research in the project ‘East Asian Use of European Past’, funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).

 Yiyun’s research project adopts an approach of micro-history to explore China’s educational modernisation in the late-19th and early-20th century, and how the concept of ‘modern education’ in China was influenced by ideological tides from Europe and other parts around the world.

 Yiyun holds a PhD in History (2019) and MA in Politics, Economics and Philosophy (2014) from the University of York.

Research Interests

  • Modern Chinese history
  • Intellectual and conceptual history
  • Educational and political philosophies
  • Microhistory