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Gongchen Yang

I am a first year PhD student (a MPhil student, precisely) in history at Warwick, currently engaged in the study of Sino-British trade before the first Opium War, supervised by Dr Song-Chuan Chen, and funded by China Scholarship Council - University of Warwick Scholarships.

Thesis Provisional Title

'The British Commercial Community in Canton and the Changes of Modern China Foreign Trade System, 1700s–1840s'

Research Interests

  • Economic History
  • Modern Chinese History
  • History of Sino-British Trade


  • 2021 - present: PhD in History, University of Warwick
  • 2019 - 2020: MSc in International Trade, Strategy and Operation (Distinction), University of Warwick
  • 2015 - 2019: BE in Exploration Technology and Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)


Gongchen Yang 杨拱辰