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