I am a senior lecturer in International Education at Bath Spa University.
I was a lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University from 2012 to 2016 after I gained a PhD in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. My doctoral research was on ‘Donor Logic of Chinese Educational Aid to Africa’, which included fieldwork undertaken in Tanzania and China. I was awarded a BA in Educational Administration and an MA in Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.
My broader research interests include globalisation, public goods and education, international aid of education, China-Africa educational cooperation, British doctoral training policy and other educational issues particularly in higher education within the complexities of 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). At Bath Spa University I am the award leader of MA International Education.
- PhD, University of Bristol
- MA, Beijing Normal University
- BA, Beijing Normal University
Areas of expertise
- Education and development
- Comparative education.
Invited talks/guest lectures:
- ‘Revisiting China's educational promise to Africa: towards a global convergence of development in post-2015 era?’, guest seminar at Bath University, Bath, 12 April 2016
- PGR training policy in the UK (funded by Liverpool Hope University).
Tingting is interested in supervising students in international education, higher education, particularly topics in relation to educational aid, education and development, education and neoliberal globalisation.
Research and academic outputs
Yuan, T (2013) 'The rising ‘China Model’ of educational cooperation with Africa.' In: Majhanovich, S and Geo-JaJa, M.A, eds. Economics, aid and education: implications for development. SensePublishers, Rotterdam, pp. 183-198. ISBN 9789462093652
Teaching to fish’ rather than ‘giving a fish’: is China contributing to the global sustainable futures?
Yuan, T (2015) 'Teaching to fish’ rather than ‘giving a fish’: is China contributing to the global sustainable futures?' Academics in China, 12. pp. 257-266. ISSN 1002-1698
Yuan, T (2014) 'Diploma serves diplomacy: China's 'donor logic' in educational aid.' China: An International Journal, 12 (2). pp. 87-109. ISSN 0219-7472
Yuan, T (2012) 'Does Western ‘aid’ work? Changing discourses and logics.' Academics in China, 2. pp. 257-275. ISSN 1002-1698
Yuan, T (2011) '‘Diploma’ serves ‘diplomacy’? Politics of Chinese government scholarships in Tanzania.' NORRAG News, 45. pp. 126-127.
Yuan, T (2010) 'China’s aid logic to HRD in Tanzania: give a fish, teaching to fish, and sharing the fish.' NORRAG News, 44. pp. 56-58.
Revisiting China's educational promise to Africa: Towards a global convergence of development in post-2015 era?
Yuan, T (2018) Revisiting China's educational promise to Africa: Towards a global convergence of development in post-2015 era? In: Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2018, 25 - 29 March 2018, Mexico City, Mexico.
China’s aid modalities of human resource development in Africa and an exploration in Tanzania: differences and recognitions
Yuan, T (2011) China’s aid modalities of human resource development in Africa and an exploration in Tanzania: differences and recognitions. In: EADI / DSA Conference: Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty, 19 - 22 September 2011, University of York, York, UK.
Bignold, W, Bamber, P, Guilherme, A, Rao, N, Su, F and Yuan, T (2013) Teaching the disciplines in Education Studies. The Higher Education Academy, York.