China Policy Institute



Jonathan Sullivan

Jonathan Sullivan

Dr Jonathan Sullivan is a China specialist and political scientist. Since visiting the country for the first time in 1993, he has spent more than 20 years learning and using Chinese, including studying for a BA in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds. He has masters degrees in Asia Pacific Studies (University of Leeds) and Political Science (University of Nottingham) and completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2010, under the supervision of Cees van der Eijk, Will Lowe and Phil Cowley.

Dr Sullivan is interested in most aspects of Chinese life, from his specialist research on political behavior and political communications to distinctly amateur interests in Chinese literature, movies, music, and, naturally, food.

Dr Sullivan regularly writes for the international media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The National Interest, South China Morning Post, China Daily among others; and is frequently cited in the international media. For more on his research interests, follow on Twitter @jonlsullivan or download articles, papers and reviews at

Deputy Director

Chun-yi Lee

Dr Chun-Yi Lee

Dr Chun-Yi Lee is a lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Her current research project is: 'Globalisation, national transformation and workers' rights: An analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy'.

This project aims to investigate the influence of different foreign investors on Chinese workers and labour rights. Using interviews, participant observation and cases studies, this project aims to examine the emergence of civil society in this dynamic interaction among the state, foreign capital, and workers in China. 



China Policy Institute

University Park Campus

+44 (0)115 846 8462