Liling Xu

Liling Xu


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    I am a PhD student interested in critical geopolitics, the Arctic, and popular culture. Prior to my PhD study, I have completed bachelor's degree in International Politics at Xi'an International Studies University (2010-2014) and master's degree in International Relations at Tongji University (2016-2019). 

    Research interests

    My PhD project titled “China’s Geopolitical Imaginations of the Arctic”, is mainly situated in critical geopolitics and informed by an array of scholarship in popular, feminist, material and tourism geopolitics. This research aims to explore the multi-faceted and multi-scalar connections/ruptures between China and the Arctic by interrogating China’s geopolitical imaginations, framings, and practices in the Arctic in three intersected levels: state policies and academia, popular culture, and everyday Chinese life.

    My PhD project is funded by China Government Scholarship and the Science Excellence Scholarship. I have been awarded “Outstanding Graduate of Xi'an International Studies University” (2014), “National Scholarship” (2017), “Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai” (2019), etc.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    International Relations, Master Degree, Tongji University

    1 Sep 20164 Jul 2019

    Award Date: 4 Jul 2019

    International Relations, Undergraduate, Xi'an International Studies University

    1 Sep 20104 Jul 2014

    Award Date: 4 Jul 2014


    • Political geography
    • China
    • Arctic
    • Geopolitics


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