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The University of Southampton
Centre for Political Ethnography

Miss Yongmei Li Master of Public Administration

Postgraduate research student

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Having accumulated much experience in China collective action and grass-root organization research, now I am continuing my exploration on the relation between local government and community organizations in terms of political participation in both UK and China, looking forward to any queries or ideas about local democracy and state-society relations.




Extremely grateful for the academic excellence here and also fascinated with comparative study in China and the UK. I feel pretty excited to tell the true story in these two countries and anyone interested in China Study is warmly welcomed to have more communication.


I am now doing my PhD research under the supervision of Professor R.A.W. Rhodes, Dr. Jack Corbett and Dr. John Boswell and my topic is the interaction of local government and community organization in the UK and China in public policy. 

My previous works mainly revolved around urban governance and community organization including several times fieldwork in central and eastern part of China. Thus some of my publications are based upon the qualitative fieldwork study I have done before. 

Additionally, my Master Degree thesis is also a qualitative work on homeowner association governance, and the title is The Research on Homeowner Association Governance of Commodity Residential Building in Urban Area----From the Perspective of Social Conflict Governance. 

1.Wu Xiaolin &Li Yongmei(2014). The Academic Process Conclusion and Research Prospect of the Domestic Research on Urban Governance. Fudan Public Administration Review (CSSCI source quarterly),2, pp.70-89. 

2.Wu Xiaolin& Li Yongmei (2014). The Problems and the Mechanism Innovation of Community Governance in the Process of Urbanization——the Survey from 3 Areas in Hunan Province,  Hunan Urban College Journal, Vol.35 Issue 6, pp.50-53. 

3.Wu Xiaolin& Li Yongmei (2015): The Review and Prospect of Governance Research in China and its Sinicizing Path, Hunan Normal University Journal(CSSCI source journal),10, pp.3-13.  Reprinted by Public Administration,2015(10), Material Copy Office in Renmin University of China. 

4.Wu Xiaolin& Li Yongmei (2016). The new urban area in previous village: community governance risks in emerging urban area, Beijing Administrative College Journal (CSSCI source journal), 4, pp.9-16. 

5. Li Yongmei (upcoming in 2017). In what way should we do political sociology research in contemporary China?——A book review of Politics of Housing Right:Homeowners United Right-Protecting Action in Urban China, Cambridge Journal of China Study.



Research interests

Urban Local Democracy; Public Policy; Community Governance;Collective Action 

MPhil/PhD Title: The interaction relationship between local government and community organization in public policy----A comparative study in UK and China

Supervisors: R.A.W.Rhodes(primary), Jack Corbett, John Boswell

Funding agency: China Scholarship Council



Miss Yongmei Li
Building 58 Room 3093
University of Southampton
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