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Yijing Li (Teaching Fellow)

Yijing Li (Teaching Fellow)

My research focuses on spatial analysis in urban crime, counter terrorism strategies based on empirical studies, climate change influences on crimes, and risk management with an emphasis on how to collaborate with social medias. I tried to marry theories in multiple subjects with a combined methodology, both qualitatively and quantitatively. My PhD topic was to explore the geography of crime in China from 4 geographical scales following a top-down path, illuminating by theories in sociology, criminology, economics and geography. Data were collected through both qualitative investigations and statistical way. My master's project was to forecast the vegetation change in urbanized areas using remote sensing images data, based on self-organized criticality theory. My current research topics are mainly as: terrorism risks and counter-terrorism strategies in countries involved in One Belt One Road Initiatives, social security and resilience against disasters as a result of climate change, with an emphasis on relevant policies and strategies.

Academic Profile

I joined CIM in September 2017 after my previous lectureship (2014-2017) in China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong in Shanghai, China. I had been giving lectures on risk management with various kinds of cases to senior officials for 3 years. I hold a PhD degree in Geography of Crime from University of Cambridge, and a MSc. degree in Urban Ecology from Peking University, China. I have taught spatial data analysis in Cambridge for undergraduates, and delivered lectures all over China to decision makers on how to make decisions in case of emergencies.

Research Projects

1. PI: for "Counter terrorism strategies and information communication", Shanghai Social Security Bureau.
2. Co-PI: Strengthen low-carbon training modules into government officials' capability building (2014-2017), National Development and Reform Bureau, China Clean Development Mechanism Fund.

Selected Publications

Geography of Crime in China Since the Economic Reform-a Multiscale analysis. Yijing LI. 2015. Cambridge Scholars Publisher. Cambridge, U.K.
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (Translated book). Peng CHEN, Yijing LI and Dongjin HOU. 2015. People’s Public Security University of China Press. China.
Case Studies on Emergency Management in China in 2015. Editor in Chief. 2017. Renmin Press. Beijing.
Book Chapter “China’s policies and actions on addressing climate change”, in EU-China Energy Strategies. 2017. Springer in Germany.
Book Chapter “China’s actions on adapting to climate change”, in International actions on climate change. 2017. Springer.

Book cover

LI Yijing, Vulnerability risks assessment on countries involved in One Belt One Road Initiatives using Place-People-Infrastructure model. Ongoing.
LI Yijing. Spatio-Temporal Change of Crime at Provincial Scale in China—Since the Economic Reform. Asian Journal of Criminology. 2017. 1-38.
LI Yijing. Sustainability assessment on countries involved in OBOR initiatives—based on planetary boundary theory. (EI). 2016.
LI Yijing, LI Min. Enlightenments on Shanghai’s anti-terrorism actions from the “New Normal” of terrorist attacks in West Europe. Internal report for Shanghai’s anti-terrorism research center, 2016. 6 (Accepted by the Mayor of Shanghai, and Shanghai Public Security Bureau)
LI Yijing, LI Min. Lessons for China’s counter-terrorism strategies learned the “New Normal” terrorist attacks in West Europe. Journal of Chinese People's Public Security (Social Science). 2016, 5: 33-40.
LI Yijing. Research on Geography of Crime and Social Change-in Transitional China since the Economic Reform. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research. 2015. 59-65.
LI Yijing. Connotations for Ecological Civilization Construction in China—Upon the Instruction of 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Environment.136-140.

LI Yijing, ZENG Hui, WEI Jianbin.Vegetation change in Shenzhen City based on NDVI change classification. 2008. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 19(5): 1064-1070.

BAI Yu, LI Yijing. Evaluation of urban harmonious development based on environmental priority principle: a case study in the Great Pearl River Delta urban agglomeration, 2008. Chinese Journal of Ecology, 27(4): 675-680.

Vulnerability assessment on counter terrorism capability in countries involved in One Belt One Road Initiatives. 4th International Criminological Conference in Shanghai. Shanghai, China (2017).
China’s policies and actions on addressing climate change. EU-China Energy Strategies in 21 century. Hong Kong, China (2016).
Research methods in Geography of Crime and the Challenges. High-end forum on China’s Criminology Research. Nanchang, Jiangxi, China (2016).

Modules Taught

IM 913:Spatial Methods & Practice in Urban Science

External Activities

Deputy director for counter terrorism research in SEEDER

Yijing Li


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