Ying Dai

PhD candidate

2009 - 2014 Yuanpei College, Peking University, BA in Urban Planning

2014 - 2017 College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, MSc Geography (Urban and Regional Planning)

2018 - Faculty of History, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

I am interested in the economic and social history of China and the comparative history of industrialisation. My PhD project is on the occupational structure of the Yangtze Valley, China, in the long twentieth century, using multiple sources such as Jiapu (家谱, Chinese genealogies), population registers and censuses. I am also familiar with the theories and practices of the Conzenian School of urban morphology and interested in topics concerning cultural landscape and heritage conservation.


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Song, F., Dai, Y., Shi, Y., Wang, B. (2019) 'Construction of national protected areas system: A reflection on the Western-based criteria and exploration of a Chinese approach', Journal of Natural Resources. [宋峰, 代莹, 史艳慧, 王博 (2019) '国家保护地体系建设:西方标准反思与中国路径探讨',自然资源学报.] Song, F., Dai, Y., Li, N. (2017) ‘Reflections on the gap between academic research in urban morphology and heritage conservation’, Urban Morphology. Dai, Y., Shi, C., Song, F. (2016) ‘Morphology Cognizes the Heritage of Urban and Rural Spatial Practice of Socialist China,Exemplified by Baiwanzhuang Neighbourhood in Beijing’, Urban Development Studies. [代莹, 石春晖, 宋峰 (2016) '形态学探析社会主义中国城乡空间实践的遗产——以北京百万庄为例', 城市发展研究]