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Yu Tao

Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies

School of Language, Literature & International Studies

Contemporary Chinese Politics and Society, Political Sociology, Comparative Politics

Yu Tao jointed UCLan in September 2014 shortly before submitting his doctoral thesis to the University of Oxford, where he eventually received DPhil in Politics after passing his viva with no correction required. Trained as a political sociologist, Yu is mostly interested in making sense of the relations between social groups and contentious politics in authoritarian settings.

DPhil, Politics, University of Oxford, 2015 // MPhil (with Distinction), Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2009 // Dual BAs, Government & Sociology, Peking University, 2008

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  1. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 (2015) Contestation and Adaptation: The Politics of National Identity in China by Enze Han. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 204pp., £47.99, ISBN 9780199936298. Political Studies Review, 13 (3). pp. 459-460. ISSN 1478-9299
  2. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 (2015) Unlikely Friends of the Authoritarian and Atheist Ruler: Religious Groups and Collective Contention in Rural China. Politics and Religion, 8 (01). pp. 86-110. ISSN 1755-0483
  3. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 (2015) Religious Groups, Varieties of Social Capital and Contentious Politics. In: The 111th American Political Science Aossciation Annual Meeting, 3 -6 September, San Francisco.
  4. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 and Liu, Mingxing (2014) Intermediate Organisations and Grassroots Conflict Resolution in Rural China. The CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Journal of Political Science, 14 (01). pp. 52-61. ISSN 1000-3355
  5. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969, Hou, Linke and Liu, Mingxing (2016) The Control, Discretion, and Policy Implementation of Local Authorities in Rural China. The Chinese Journal of Sociology, 36 (5). pp. 107-130. ISSN 1004-8804
  6. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 (2014) Coinciding Acceptance and Overlapping Authorities: Social Organisations and Collective Protests in China. In: Studies of Petitioning in China. Academia Press, Shanghai, pp. 191-225. ISBN 9787548605164
  7. Wu, Silas and Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 (2014) China. In: Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices. Gale, Farmington Hills, pp. 328-348. ISBN 9781414498751
  8. Tao, Yu orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-6289-9969 and Ma, Yan (2016) The Main Characteristics of Top British Think Tanks and Their Means of Spreading China-related Opinions. Think Tank: Theory & Practice, 1 (3). pp. 25-30. ISSN 2096-1634