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Yujing Tan


Dr. Y. Tan
+31 70 800 9512

Yujing Tan is a lecturer at the Institute for Area Studies and International Studies. Yujing Tan doesn't have a desk at the university. Please send an email if you want to contact her. The above mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.

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Fields of interest

  • Sociology of Techno-social Innovation (Fieldwork: ICT industry, creative industry)
  • Local Governance in China
  • Government-business relations
  • Labor and (un-)employment
  • Social Association and Social Mobility in New Economy

PhD research

“Innovating China”: Governance and Mobility in China’s New Economy
Supervisor: Frank Pieke
In her research, Yujing Tan draws on the ethnography of “doing innovation” in the current massive socio-economic transition in urban China. She approaches the emergence of Chinese innovation, a political-economic transition as well as a social movement, from the perspective of sociology and anthropology. Her almost-finished thesis is a result of thirteen-months of fieldwork research in Shenzhen, the borderland established as a “special economic zone” in 1980 that is now being gentrified as an “innovation city.”


  • 2012 Nov-: PhD in Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University
  • 2014 July: Survey Data Analysis, University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, Summer Program for Graduate Student, Beijin
  • 2012: Research MA in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang
  • 2010: BA in Chinese Linguistic and Literature, Hunan Normal University, Changsha


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculteitsbureau
  • International Studies

Work address

Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague



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