I am a Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education at Liverpool Hope University. I began my career as a Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow at Hope in February 2012 after I gained my Ph.D. degree in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. My doctoral research was on ‘Chinese educational aid to Africa’ which included a series of fieldwork undertaken in Tanzania and China. I was awarded the B.A. degree in Educational Administration and the M.A. degree in Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.
My broader research interests include public goods and education, globalisation and education, international aid of education, China-Africa cooperation, and other educational issues related to the global political economy. I have presented papers on ‘donor logic’ and the political economy of Chinese educational aid at a number of international conferences in Europe, the USA and Asia, such as the World Congress of Comparative Education held by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), the annual conference by the American Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and the UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) on Education and Development. I am also an ordinary member of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE) executive committee, member of the Development Studies Association (DSA), the American Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and the Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training (NORRAG).
Yuan, T. (2014) Diploma Serves Diplomacy: China's" Donor Logic" in Educational Aid. China: An International Journal, 12(2), 87-109.
Yuan, T. (2013) The Rising 'China Model' of Educational Cooperation with Africa: Features, Discourses and Perceptions, in: Geo-JaJa, M.A. and Majhanovich, S. (eds.) Economics, Aid and Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. pp. 183-198.