Xiao Alvin Yang
Xiao Alvin Yang is currently a doctoral candidate in political and economic science at Universität Kassel, Germany. His dissertation examines the emerging Chinese international relations (IR) theories, global political economy and the Belt and Road Initiative. Moreover, it aims to develop a new theory to shed light on the current (changing?) global order where there are on-going tensions among globalization, regional integration and the resurgence of nationalism.
His recent work on global order, “Theorizing the BRICS: Does the BRICS Challenge the Current Global Order?” has been published in Xing Li’s edited book, The International Political Economy of BRICS (Routledge 2019). His recent articles and reviews on the emerging Chinese IR theories and the Belt and Road Initiative have appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals both in English and Chinese, such as The China Journal, International Studies Review, The Journal of Chinese Political Science, The International Journal, The Journal of Chinese Governance, The Journal of China and International Relations, World Economics and Politics (Chinese), and The Journal of International Relations (Chinese).
He has been a visiting research fellow at the Center for East and South-East Asia Studies at Lund University in Sweden and at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Moreover, he has given talks on international relations and global economy as well as performed music in Asia, Europe and North America.
At York University, he is organizing the Theoretical Debates on Asia series as well as the Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Approach workshop, the latter with support from the Canada-China Initiatives Fund and the Canadian Institutes of Health.
Keywords: International Relations theory; global political economy; Belt and Road Initiative; China and Europe; East Asia and Southeast Asia; popular music; Chinese and European history and philosophy