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Postgraduate Research Student (XJTLU)

Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology 


Siyang received his Master of Arts degree in Tourism, Environment and Development from King's College London, for which his research involved a mix of migration and livelihoods, poverty alleviation and community governance in protected areas. He worked in strategic urban planning in Mainland China after completing his MA. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, but based offsite at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.


Siyang's research interests focus on urban governance, poverty alleviation, and rural-urban migration. His research examines the citizenship and social integration of rural-urban migrant groups under the context of secondary town governance.

Working thesis title

'The impact of developing metropolitan areas on migrant integration in Chinese second-tier cities'.


Professor Dragan Pavlićević (XJTLU)

Dr Leif Johnson (XJTLU)

Dr Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology)