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Dr. Kailing Xie is Teaching Fellow in Gender and International Development. She is also Course Director for PAIS GSD Joint Degree.
She joined PAIS from University of York, where she completed her PhD. Her work explores the role of gender in contemporary Chinese governance. Her PhD Thesis adopts a feminist approach to understanding how gender affects the lives of China’s urban privileged only-daughters. Her broader research interests include feminist approaches to social justice, identity politics, and race and nationalism in contemporary China.
She has written short pieces including "A Fulfilled Life? Young Mothers Under the Two-Child Policy'' on WAGIC and “‘Her China Dream’: The Aspiration of China’s Privileged Daughters” on Discover Society. She was invited to speak about Chinese women and the two-child policy at the Southbank Centre, London and WOW Women of the World Festival 2018.
She was awarded the 2017 Early Career Researcher Prize by the British Association for Chinese Studies for her article ‘Premarital abortion, what is the harm? The Responsibilisation of women’s pregnancy among China’s ‘privileged’ daughters’.
Xie, K. (2018). Premarital Abortion—What is the Harm? The Responsibilisation of Women’s Pregnancy Among China’s “Privileged” Daughters. Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, vol. 8 (1), Jan 2018: 1-31.(ECR Prize by BACS)
Xie, K. (2019). The Naturalisation of Motherhood Within Marriage and its Implications for Chinese Academic Women. Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, vol. 9 (1), Jan 2019: 59-84.
Kailing’s Twitter: @joykailingxie