Peidong Yang

Originally from China, Peidong obtained his first degree (BSc in Maritime Studies) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Between 2008 and 2010, Peidong was a Nippon Foundation Fellow at SIRC/Cardiff, which led to the award of an MPhil degree in 2010. Subsequently, Peidong went to the University of Oxford to pursue his doctoral degree, working on the topic of talent migration, with a specific focus on Chinese student migrants in Singapore. Having completed his doctorate in 2014, Peidong is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Division of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University. 

Thesis title: Romance of the Three Unions: Identity Discourses of Three Indian Maritime Trade Unions

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Yang, P.(2016) Figuring out the university and the student in neoliberal times: reviews of Learning under neoliberalism (Hyatt, Shear and Wright 2015) and Figuration work (Nielsen 2015). Social Anthropology, 24(2), 243-248.

Yang, P. (2016). ‘Eliteness’ in Chinese schooling: towards an ethnographic approach. In C. Maxwell & P. Aggleton (Eds.), Elite Education. International Perspectives (pp. 135-147). Abingdon: Routledge.

Yang, P.(2016). The PRC “Foreign Talent” Scholars and Their Singaporean “Other”: Neo-Occidentalism amidst Intercultural Contact in the Context of Higher Education Student Mobility. In R. Machart, F. Dervin & M. Gao (Eds.), Intercultural Masquerade: New Orientalism, New Occidentalism, Old Exoticism (pp. 33-49). Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer

Yang, P. (2016). International Mobility and Educational Desire: Chinese Foreign Talent Students in Singapore. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tang, L., Shan, D. and Yang, P. (2016). 'Workers' rights defence on China's internet: an analysis of actors'. Information, Communication & Society 19(8), pp. 1171-1186.

Yang, P. (2013). 'Union Regimes': Discipline and punish in three Indian maritime trade unions. International Critical Thought, 3(1), 43-58.

Yang, P. (2010). Lads in Waiting: Another Crisis. An Exploratory Study on Indian ‘Fresher’ Seafarers. Global Labour Journal, 1(3), 331-351

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