Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Social Science
Expertise/Research Interests: Socialism and post-socialism, China-Africa links, Zambian mining
Languages: English, Mandarin
Bio: Yan Hairong is an anthropologist teaching in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her PhD from the University of Washington and MA from University of California, Berkeley. Yan has published articles on not only China-Africa relations, but also Chinese proverbs, modernization in East Asia, and the discourse of development. She has been particularly active in discussion Chinese copper mining in Zambia. She has published a number of monographs and numerous journal articles, as well as op-eds and online contributions.