Leeds to host world-leading academic

A British Academy Visiting Fellow will be carrying out research at the University on inequality and poverty in the UK and China.

Professor Xinping Guan May 2018

Professor Xinping Guan from Nankai University in China has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to spend three months at the School of Languages, Culture and Societies, specifically in East Asian Studies. He will be working on his project, Inequality and Poverty: Issues and Policy Development in the UK and China.

This is a comparative project of inequality, poverty and anti-poverty actions in both states, exploring worldwide social problems.

An eminent scholar in Chinese academia, Professor Guan is one of the first Chinese academics to research the emerging issues of poverty and inequality in post-reform China, and has a strong research track record.

The visit will engage in, and help promote, international collaboration and exchange between Chinese and UK universities, particularly on the pressing issues and challenges of poverty and inequality.

The Visiting Fellowships provide outstanding academics – based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to work at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice.

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Read more about the Visiting Fellowships on the British Academy’s website

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