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    • Aston University, Aston Street, Main Building

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Personal profile


    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, Contemporary Politics 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

    Award Date: 9 Jun 2015

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    Research Output

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

    Miao, Y., 26 May 2020, In : Contemporary Politics . 26, 3, p. 268-287 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Managing digital contention in China

    Miao, Y., 7 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Cyber Policy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 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

  • Press / Media

    Interview by BBC Thinking Aloud: The Changing Middle Classes

    Ying Miao


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research