Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Oana Burcu is an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese Studies in the School of Politics and International Relations and Fellow of the Asia Research Institute. Previously she worked in China for over two years, was a Visiting Fellow at Fudan University and lectured in East Asian Politics at University of Durham. She was also a University of Nottingham alumna where she completed her PhD on the construction of Chinese nationalism in relation to Japan with a particular focus on the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands.
Her interests lie particularly in Chinese nationalism, Sino-Japanese relations and China's regional foreign policy. At a broader scale, Chinese modern history and politics, Southeast Asian current political developments and Asia-Pacific security are also topics followed with interest.
Dr Burcu convened and taught a number of modules in the past: "International security, interdependence and organisation" (L1), "Politics of Pacific Asia" (L2), "China: state and society" (L3),… read more
Dr Burcu convened and taught a number of modules in the past: "International security, interdependence and organisation" (L1), "Politics of Pacific Asia" (L2), "China: state and society" (L3), "Strategic Asia" (MA), "Nationalism, revolution and reform" (MA).
Currently, she teaches:
- Contentious Politics: The Struggle for Democracy in Greater China (L2)
- Government and Politics of China (MA)
-Social Change and Policy in China (L2)
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