Dr Yee-Wah Foo

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Social and Political Sciences
    College of Social Science

    About Yee-Wah Foo

    Born in London of Anglo-Chinese parentage, Yee Wah was educated at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park and Ecole Actif Bilingue in Paris. In 1981 she graduated with a BA in Pacific and Oriental Studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia and went on to pursue a varied career in business and textiles, based first in Canada and then in the UK. In 2002 Yee Wah completed her doctorate on Chinese-Soviet relations at Lincoln; she was supervised by Professor Hans van de Ven, Director of Oriental Studies, St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. Yee Wah started teaching at the University of Lincoln in 2002. She is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

    Department Responsibilities

    I teach across a wide range of subject areas in the Politics and International Relations Department. I lecture on Modern China, Contemporary China, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Political Thought and Applied Research.

    Subject Specialism

    Modern Chinese History, Chinese-Soviet Relations,  Second World War Diplomacy; The Sino-Japanese War


    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


    • Honorary Member of the Museum of Chinese Modern History — The Museum of Chinese Modern History, Nanjing, 2009

    Professional Affiliations

    • Political Studies Association — Member

    External Activities and Consultancy

    In July 2016 I presented a BBC Radio 4 Documentary entitled ‘Fu Bingchang’s Diaries’.  The programme was part of Radio 4’s special on ‘The Big Freeze’ - a Cold War history special.  I am an honorary member of the Nanjing Museum for the Site of Chinese Modern History (Zongtongfu) in Nanjing, China, and to this end I have supported, encouraged, and enabled a number of research initiatives. In May 2009, two separate exhibitions opened at the museum.  The first exhibition was a celebration of ‘Fu Bingchang as Photographer’, and the show is displayed on a semi-permanent basis in the museum’s foyer.  The second exhibition is a permanent one, and consists of a room dedicated to Fu Bingchang’s life and achievements.  It is situated in the newly refurbished building of the former Legislative Yuan, a building that Fu would have known well, as a long-time member of the Legislative Yuan. The museum is one of China’s most prestigious institutions, receiving over three million visitors each year.
    For more information, access: http://www.njztf.cn

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Fu Bingchang’s Legacy — Awarded £79,000 by Chiang Chingkuo Foundation in 2016
    • Conference — Awarded £1,800 by University of Nanjing in 2011
    • Pre-entry guidance for politics students (with H Bochel), — Awarded £14,389 by FDTL in 2008

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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