I joined the School of Geography and Planning in 2018, and currently a PhD student. I had a mixed education background of Architecture and Urban Planning.
MSc International Planning and Development, Cardiff University (2019)
MSc Architecture, Chongqing University (2018)
BSc Built Environment, Chongqing University (2014)
My research interest lies in the interpretation of urban space and its related social process in contemporary China, based on which I attempt to seek for alternatives of urban envision. Currently, I am conducting the PhD project focusing on how the state apparatus of a totalitarian society is represented, internalised, and institutionalised through the micro-political agencies from the everyday perspective, especially contextualised in the pervasion of large-scale(mega) urban space in current Chinese cities. I try to expand the concept of hegemony in Gramscian sense, with other post-structural ideas from Lefebvre, Foucault, etc., to inspect social relations, the spatial ideology and practices, furthermore, to identify the hidden but comprehensive mass democratic struggles against modern alienation in urban China.
Team supervisor in CP0379 Researching Contemporary Issues in South Africa
Tutor in CPT925 Urban Theory Provocations
Demonstrator in CPT771 Urban Design Thinkers