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Dr Bin Wu

Bsc (Hanzhong Normal University), MA (Xian Jiaotong University), PhD (Hull University)
Senior Research Fellow

Division: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: China Research Group
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8232118
Location: B30a (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

Dr. Bin Wu is Senior Research Fellow in Nottingham University Business School and Coordinator of China Research Group (Centre). He holds a BSc degree in Physics, a MA in Philosophy of Science and Technology, and a PhD in Human Geography.

Bin Wu research interests and expertise include: rural sustainability and grassroots innovation in China, internal and international migration, higher education, Chinese diasporas. He has experience in hosting and delivering a number of external funded projects from EU, ILO, Italian Government, RCUK, British Academy. Alongside more than 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, Dr. Wu has edited many books for Routledge and special issues for Journal of Contemporary China, Business and Society and Journal of Chinese Overseas. He is co-editor of The International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies (in Chinese).

Research Interests
Sustainable development and grassroots innovation; internal and international migration; higher education and social justice, Chinese diasporas, ethnographic research in Chinese society.


Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Wu, B, (2003), "Household innovative capacity in marginal areas of China: an empirical study in North Shaanxi", International Journal of Agriculture Education & Extension, Vol.9 (4), pp. 137-150.

Wu, B, (2003), "Accession to global seafaring labour market: principles and application of SIRC seafarer database in the cruise sector", WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, Vol.2 (1), pp. 17-32.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Wu, B.; Liu, L.; Carter, C.J. (2019), "Bridging social capital as a resource for rural revitalisation in China? A survey of community connection of university students with home villages", Journal of Rural Studies, forthcoming 2019.

Zhang, L.Y. ; Wu, B. (2018), "Farmer innovation system and government intervention: An empirical study of straw utilisation technology development and diffusion in China", Journal of cleaner production, Vol.188, pp. 698-707.

Hofman, P.S., Moon, J. and Wu, B. (2017), "Corporate social responsibility under authoritarian capitalism dynamics and prospects of state-led and society-driven CSR", Business and Society, Vol.56(5), 651-671.

Thogersen, S. and Wu, B. (2016), "Chinese Overseas Students' Integration and Engagement in Host Societies", Journal of Chinese Overseas, Vol.12(1), 3-13.

Wu, B. (2016), "Chinese student migration, social networking and local engagement in the UK", Journal of Chinese Overseas, Vol.12(1), 40-67.

Wu, B. (2016), "Local engagement of Chinese international students in host societies: A perspective of diasporic Chinese community building (CCB) in the UK", The International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies, Vol.8(2), 13-30.

Wu, B. (2015), "Links between Chinese International Students and Overseas Chinese Communities: An empirical study in Nottingham, UK", Overseas Chinese History Studies, Vol.110(2), 1-11.

Wu, B.; Robinson, B. and Long, W.J. (2015), "Variations in village migration profiles in rural China: An analysis based on the Second National Agricultural Census data", Asian and Pacific Migration Review, Vol.24(2), 160-186.

Hofman, P.; Wu, B.; Liu, K.M. (2014), "Collaborative Socially Responsible Practices for Improving the Position of Chinese Workers in Global Supply Chains", Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol.43(4), 111-141.

Wu, B. and Liu, H. (2014), "Bringing class back in: class consciousness and solidarity amongst Chinese migrant workers in Italy and the UK", Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.37(8), 1391-1408.

Wu, B., Robinson, B., Chen, A.J. and Li, P.F. (2014), "Seafarer training and rural development in China: A survey report", China: An International Journal, Vol.12(2), 131-143.

Sofie Sjögersten, C Atkin, ML Clarke, SJ Mooney, B Wu, HM West, (2013), "Responses to climate change and farming policies by rural communities in northern China: A report on field observation and farmers' perception in dryland north Shaanxi and Ningxia", Land Use Policy, Vol.32, 125-133.

Wu, B. and Yao, S.J. (2013), "'Empty villages' in poor areas of China: A case study of rural migration in North Shaanxi", Sviluppo locale, Vol.16, 49-71.

Wu, B. and Zhang, L.Y. (2013), "Farmer innovation diffusion via network building: a case of winter greenhouse diffusion in China", Agriculture and Human Values, 641-651.

Wu, B. Sheehan, J. (2011), "Globalization and vulnerability of Chinese migrant workers in Italy: empirical evidence on working conditions and their consequences", Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.20(68), 135-152.

Yao, S; Wu, B; Wang; Su, F. (2010), "The impact of higher education expansion on Social Justice in China: a spatial and inter-temporal analysis", Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.16 (67), pp. 837-854.

Wu, B; Lai, K,H; Cheng, T.C. (2006), "Emergence of 'new professionalism' amongst Chinese seafarers: empirical evidence and policy implications", Martime Policy & Management, Vol.33 (1), PP. 35-48.

Wu, B; Morris, J, (2006), "A life on the ocean wave: the 'post-socialist' careers of Chinese, Russian and Eastern European Seafarers", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.17 (1), pp. 25-48.

Wu, B; Winchester, N, (2005), "Crew study of seafarers: a methodological approach to the global labour market for seafarers", Marine Policy, pp. 10-12.


Wu, and Morgan, J. (2016), ed Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice, Routledge.

Wu, B., Yao, S.J. and Chen, J. (2013), ed China's Development and Harmonisation: Towards a balance with the nature, society and international community, Routledge.

Morgan, J. and Wu, B. (2011), ed Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the expansion, Routledge.

Yao, S.J., Wu, B., Morgan, S. and Sutherland, D. (2010), ed Sustainable reform and development in post-Olympic China, Routledge.

Zhang, H; Wu, B, (2007), Marginalisation in China: Perspectives on Transition and globalisation, Aldershot.

Wu, B; Liang, T.C, (2005), China walls: barriers against Chinese seafarers' entrance to the global labour market Lloyd's Shipping Economist.

Reports for external body

Latham, K. and Wu, B. 2013, "Chinese Immigration into the Eu: New Trends, Dynamics and Implications", in, Europe China Research and Advice Network.

Wu, B., Guo, L. and Sheehan, J. 2010, "Employment conditions of Chinese migrant workers in the East Midlands: a pilot study in a context of economic recession", International Labour Organisation.

Chapters in Books

Wu, B. (2017), "Chinese student migration and community building: An exploration of new diasporic formation in England", in Contemporary Chinese Diasporas, 309-330, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017.

Li, J.F., Wu, B., and Morgan, J. (2016), "Employment equality in China's universities: Perspectives of 'decent work' among university teachers in Beijing", in Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice, 33-51, Routledge.

Wu, B. (2016), "Chinese student mobility, local engagement and transformation of Chinese communities in England: An empirical study", in Entrepreneurship and Talent Management from A Global Perspective: Chinese Returnees, 108-133, Edward Elgar.

Wu, B. and Morgan, J. (2016), "Introduction: Chinese higher education reform and social justice", in Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice, 1-13, Routledge.

Wu, B. and Robinson, B. (2016), "Social justice through financial distribution at Chinese universities: A student survey in Shaanxi province", in Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice, 33-51, Routledge.

Wu, B. and Latham, K. (2014), "Migration from China to EU: Challenges within Europe", in China and the EU in Context: Insights from Business and Investors, 303-325, Palgrave Macmillan.

Liu, K.M., Rooker, T. and Wu, B. (2013), "Inequality between migrants and locals: Evidence from export-processing factories in the Yangzi and Pearl River Deltas", in China's Development and Harmonisation: Towards a balance with the nature, society and international community, 72-90, Routeldge.

Qi, G.B., Wu, B.J., and Wu, B. (2013), "Access to resources for farmer professional cooperatives in China", in China's Development and Harmonisation: Towards a balance with the nature, society and the international community, 218-232, Routledge.

Wu, B. and Beaverstock, J.V. (2013), "Globalization, mobility and the working conditions of contract Chinese seafarers", in China's Development and Harmonisation: Towards a balance with the nature, society and international community, 41-59, Routledge.

Wu, B; Yao, s. (2010), "Globalization and the seafarers supply in China", in Sustainable reform and development in Post-Olympic, Routledge.

Wu, B. (2009), "Chinese migration and Wenzhou's development", in Living Outside the Walls: The Chinese in Prato Newcastle, pp. 238-260, Cambridge Scholar's Publishing.

Wu, B; Sampson, H. (2005), "Reconsidering the cargo sector and seafarer labour market: a 21st century profile of global seafarers Ocean Yearbook", (19), pp. 357-380.


Wu, B. and Liu, L.H. 2017, "Urbanisation and rural reconstruction in China: Land transfer, migration and community value", in 2017 International Conference on China Urban Development, Lodon.

Sampson, H; Wu, B. 2007, "Thoughts on safety: the views of Chinese seafarers", in SIRC Sysmposium Proceedings.

Wu, B, 2007, "Globalisation, mobility and working conditions of Chinese seafarers: an empirical study", in Work, Employment & Society (WES) Conference 12-14 September, Aberdeen Scotland.

Wu, B, 2005, "Chinese seafarers n transition: trends and evidence", in Proceedings of the Seafarers International Research Centre's Fourth International Symposium, Cardiff University, pp. 52-65.

Wu, B, 2005, "The World Cruise Industry: A Profile of the global labour maket", in Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University.



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