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 Sunnie Wu

Sunnie Wu

PhD Student




Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK


I am currently interested in rural geography. My PhD research mainly focus on the impact of globalization in rural areas, China, as well as the forming of global countryside. Specifically, I am interested in how globalization bring new economic and cultural connections to specific villages and change their rurality without turning them into a city. And how do villagers identify themselves undergo the transformation.

Before I start my PhD in Exeter, I finished my bachelor degree of arts in Sun Yat-Sen University in China, with a double major in Chinese Literature and Sociology. In 2013, I participated in a country-wide survey of Floating Labor Force as an executive supervisor and helped building a database of labor force in China. Afterwards, I’ve done an individual research in rural places of Guangdong Province and published paper about the rurality changing under globalization in a small village. Which brought my interest to human geography.

Supervisors: Paul Cloke and Jo Little

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