Personal profile

Personal profile

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.


  • GG1032 Spain field course, Teaching Assistant (2023);
  • GG1011 Mod C Qualitative Methods for Human Geographers, Teaching Assistant (2021-2022);
  • GG2061 Cultural Geographies, Seminar Leader (2021-2022);
  • Geography Department PhD-UG Mentorship Scheme, mentor (2021-22); 

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, Master Degree, The Dilemma of Collective Actions in the Governance of the Global Commons and Its Solutions——Take the Establishment of Ross Sea Marine Protected Area as an Example, Tongji University

1 Sept 20164 Jul 2019

Award Date: 4 Jul 2019

International Relations, Undergraduate, Xi'an International Studies University

1 Sept 20104 Jul 2014

Award Date: 4 Jul 2014


  • Political geography
  • China
  • Arctic
  • Geopolitics

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