Xiao Alvin Yang
Alvin is a PhD 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 around 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 articles on emerging Chinese IR theories have appeared in several journals both in English and Chinese, such as the Journal of China and International Relations, Journal of Chinese Political Science and 国际关系研究 (Journal of International Relations). He had 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.
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