Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Society
Daniel R Hammond took up the post of Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Society in September 2011.
He has a long association with Edinburgh completing his undergraduate studies in History and Politics (2002) and subsequently successfully completing the Master of Chinese Studies (2005) program at the University. He then completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2010. During his PhD research he spent time at Nankai University in Tianjin (2006) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing (2007). Before taking up his current position at Edinburgh he tutored and lectured at the University of Glasgow.
His publications have been on social assistance in contemporary China focusing in particular on the urban resident minimum livelihood guarantee system. This has included studies at both national and local level. Daniel is currently finishing a manuscript on social assistance in China. In addition to academic research Daniel has been active in promoting understanding and knowledge of China in the wider community.
Courses Convened and Taught:
Politics and Policy in Contemporary China (UG Honours)
Academic Skills for Asian Studies (UG Pre-honours)
Modern East Asian History B (UG Pre-honours)
Chinese Dissertation (UG Honours)
MSc East Asian Relations
Courses convened and taught:
East Asian International Relations
Politics and Economics in Post 1978 People’s Republic of China
China and South-East Asian International Relations
Dissertation - East Asian Relations
Introduction to Chinese Society and Culture
Keywords in Chinese Modernity
I am interested in supervising students on the topics set out below:
Wang Yiran - Comparing postgraduate student experiences in China and the UK.
Jing Jing - China-EU Relations Revealed in the Official Discourse (1995-2015): Mismatched Policies, Identities, and Ambitions.
Huang Yingjie - Community building on Bilibili.
Liu Mingxiao - Cultural re-adaptation of Chinese returnee students.
Dr Hammond's research interests, at a general level, revolves around policy and the machinations of the policy process. I am interested in research which addresses the emergence, development and implementation of policy, the role of institutions and actors within this process, the impact of centre/ local relations and the theoretical contributions that this research can make. Although my research focuses on China I actively seek to engage with literature from the broader disciplines of area studies, comparative politics and policy studies.
Specifically, Dr Hammond is interested in social assistance; in particular to the emergence, development and adoption of the urban resident minimum livelihood guarantee (MLG) system. He is currently pursuing work on the expansion of social assistance beyond a basic subsistence provision in urban China and hope to begin work on the rural program in the near future. In addition he is investigating how the current MLG program deals with inflation and how recent changes might improve its effectiveness.
Co-recipient with Chris Perkins of a Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) Grant for a project titled: 'Ways of Thinking and Practising in Chinese and Japanese Studies' (2012)