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Olivia Cheung

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Room: E1.15

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Teaching Fellow in East Asian Politics and International Relations

Course Director for MA in International Politics and East Asia

Coordinator of International Relations and Security cluster activities

Olivia Cheung completed her DPhil in Politics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She received her MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) with distinction also at Oxford. Her DPhil was fully-funded by the Swire Scholarship. Her MPhil was fully-funded by the Rhodes Scholarship. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Government & Laws) with first-class honours from The University of Hong Kong.

Olivia’s research examines local policy experimentation in China from the 1960s to 2010s and covers policy areas including rural reforms, local governance reforms and special economic zones.

Teaching and Supervision

Olivia is the module director of and teaches on the following modules:

She supervises MA and undergraduate dissertations as well as research projects under the Undergraduate Research Support Scheme.

Prior to joining the University of Warwick, Olivia taught at the University of Oxford. She was shortlisted for two Oxford University Student Union teaching awards in 2017: Outstanding Tutor Award and Best Postgraduate Teacher Award. She was the only DPhil candidate to be shortlisted in the former award category.

Selected Conference Papers

Cheung, O, “Rural Decollectivization in China”, British Association for Chinese Studies Annual Conference, King’s College London, 12–14 Sep 2018.

Cheung, O, “Visualizing Socialism in Postsocialist China”, Visualising Asia: Deciphering 'Otherness' in Visual and Material Cultures, School of Oriental and African Studies, 20–21 Sep 2018.

Cheung, O, “Making Red Billionaire Villages: 'Line Struggle' in Post-Mao China”, New England Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Boston College, Boston, MA, 28–29 Jan 2017.

Cheung, O, “To the Left or to the Right? Ideological Contentions, Socialist Legacy and Local Policy Experiments in Post-Mao China”, 4th Oxford Young Scholars' Conference on Contemporary China, University of Oxford, 22–23 May 2015.