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      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Dr Ying Miao is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include populism and identity politics, social stratification, and comparative development between China and the West. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs and Asian Studies Review, and her monograph, Being Middle Class in China, was published by Routledge in 2017.

    PhD Supervision

    Ying is interested in supervising PhD students researching in the following areas:

    Chinese politics

    Class and politics

    Populism in comparative perspectives

    Propaganda and ideologies

    Cyber governance 

    Comparative politics between China and the West

    Research Interests

    Chinese Politics, Class and Politics, Political Culture, Populism, Cyber Governance, Comparative Development between China and the West

    Contact Details

    Tel: 0121 204 5028


    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Cambridge

    Oct 2011Jun 2015

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    middle class Social Sciences
    virtual reality Social Sciences
    narrative Social Sciences
    social stability Social Sciences
    social reform Social Sciences
    populism Social Sciences
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    Research Output 2014 2020

    Can China be populist? Grassroot populist narratives in the Chinese cyberspace

    Miao, Y., 14 Feb 2020, In : Contemporary Politics .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    virtual reality

    Sinicisation vs. Arabisation: Online Narratives of Islamophobia in China

    Miao, Y., 18 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Contemporary China.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    virtual reality
    party state

    Evidence for the perception of time distortion during episodes of Alice in wonderland syndrome

    Jia, Y. & Miao, Y., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 206, 6, p. 473-475 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
    Time Perception
    Perceptual Distortion
    Perceptual Disorders
    Body Size

    Middle Class Identity in China: Subjectivity and Stratification

    Miao, Y., 2 Oct 2017, In : Asian Studies Review. 41, 4, p. 629-646

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    middle class
    social consciousness
    social cohesion

    Being middle class in China: Identity, attitudes and behaviour

    Miao, Y., 25 Nov 2016, 168 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    middle class
    political consciousness
    foreign countries

    Press / Media

    Interview by BBC Thinking Aloud: The Changing Middle Classes

    Ying Miao


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research