Shihui Yin (PhD Candidate)

Thesis title: American Strategic Narratives of China's Belt and Road Initiative: Making Sense of the US Hegemony and its China Policy

Background

Shihui Yin is a PhD Candidate in East Asian studies. She works on the area of International Relations with a particular interest in US-China relations through a constructivist lens, Chinese foreign policy, US foreign policy and more broadly. 

Qualifications

M.A. in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (with Distinction), City, University of London

B.A. in International Economics and Trade, Central South University, China

Responsibilities & affiliations

11/2017 - 11/2019 Editor at China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association, London, UK     

07/2013 - 09/2016 Founder and director of Guangzhou Huiwang International Trade Co. Ltd., Guangzhou, China

Research summary

  • US-China Relations
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • East Asian Studies
  • International Relations
  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • Digital Silk Road
  • US Think Tanks and World Order
  • Transnational Elite Networks
  • Global Governance and Leadership
  • IR Narratives
  • IR Critical Theory 

Knowledge exchange

Research Groups & Memberships:

Affiliated research centres

Project activity

Journal Article Working in Progress

Preliminary title: Strategic Narratives of the Digital Silk Road: China’s Effort to Shape Global Digital Order?

Organiser

03/2021 - 09/2021 Co-organiser of PG and ECR Conference,and Chair for Technology and Digitalisation Panel, University of Edinburgh, UK. Conference theme: East Asia on the Move: Shifting Dynamics

11/2018 - 12/2018 Conference organising committee member, CECCA and Middlesex University London, UK. Conference theme: London International Maritime and Commercial Law

Participant

Paper Presenter at BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group PGR and ECR online Conference, 16-17 November 2021. Conference theme: Shifts in US foreign policy. Paper Discussant: Dr Adam Quinn.

Presenter at the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies, University of Edinburgh PG and ECR Conference, 2 September 2021. Presentation title: American Strategic Narratives of China's Belt and Road Initiative: Making Sense of the US Hegemony and its Policy towards China. Paper discussant: Professor Shaun Breslin

Paper Presenter at PGR PIR Seminars, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, 28 February 2020. Paper title: In what ways is the United States responding to China’s development of Artificial Intelligence technologies, and how effective are they proving?

Papers delivered

BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group PGR and ECR online Conference, 16-17 November 2021. Paper title: American Strategic Narratives of China's Belt and Road Initiative: Making Sense of the US Hegemony and its China Policy

Book Chapter:

Parmar, I. and Yin, S. (2021) American foundations, think tanks and the liberal international order. In Handbook on Think Tanks in Public Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Magazine Article:

Yin, S. and Parmar, I. (2021) Under Biden, the Fundamentals of Sino-US Relations Will Remain the Same. The Wire, 22 February.

Parmar, I. and Yin, S. (2020) 100 years of Chatham House: a century in the service of empire and imperial internationalism. The Wire, 1 October.

Yin, S. (2020) Digital Silk Road: Xi Jinping’s pursuit of artificial intelligence. 9 DashLine, 31 March.

China-Europe Commercial Collaboration Association (CECCA) Newsletter: 

Yin, S. (2019) A Brief Review of China’s Achievements and Progress in Its Interest Rate Liberalisation Reform. CECCA Newsletter Issue 3, March.

Yin, S. (2019) A Brief Review of the Institutional Progress of Renminbi Internationalisation. CECCA Newsletter Issue 2, January.

Yin, S. (2018) Memo to President Xi: Smart Solutions to the US Trade Protectionism. CECCA Newsletter Issue 11, June.

Zhang, C. and Yin, S. (2017) After the SDR: The Retrospect and Prospect of the Internationalisation of the Renminbi. CECCA Newsletter Issue 5, November.

  • 9 -11 June 2020 and 14 -18 June 2021 The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Research Methods Summer School 
  • 1 - 31 September 2021 The Craft of Writing and Publishing Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (Level: Third cycle), Stockholm University
  • 2020 - 2022 SPS Edinburgh Award, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  • 19-23 February 2018 Winner of International Relations Career Challenge, a five-day program for young professionals to build a career in the international development field, including the United Nations, the World Bank and other development and humanitarian agencies, King’s College London