Xiao's research interest includes China's rural changes, the Chinese 'go-out', the technopolitics of (water) infrastructure and the political economy of development. She is working as a team member to investigate the nature and impacts of the restructuring of China’s agriculture and rural society.
She works with Professor Christine Wong, Dr Sarah Rogers, Dr Brooke Wilmsen, and Dr Zoe Wang to examine the (re)configurations of and relations between land, labour, and capital in China's agricultural sector. Xiao coordinates the project’s survey design with key partners from China Agricultural University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Yunnan University and the China Three Gorges University.
Xiao's PhD project investigated the goals, practices and consequences of Chinese overseas dam building, with a focus on Ghana.
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From Chinese dam building in Africa to the Belt and Road Initiative: Assembling infrastruc..
Neoliberal conservation in REDD plus : The roles of market power and incentive designs
Governmentality within China's South-North Water Transfer Project: tournaments, markets an..
Spatially varying patterns of afforestation/reforestation and socio-economic factors in Ch..
Corporations, Governments, and Socioenvironmental Policy in China: China's Water Machine a..
Displaying the 9 most recent scholarly works by Xiao Han.
From Chinese dam building in Africa to the Belt and Road Initiative: Assembling infrastructure projects and their linkages
X Han, M Webber
Journal article | 2020 | Political Geography
This paper aims to build a political economic geography of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). We draw on assemblage thinking and ..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Member, Economic Geography Specialty Group; Energy And Environment Specialty Group; China Geography Specialty Group And Africa Specialty Group
American Association of Geographers
The Institute of Australian Geographers
International Summer School in Forced Migration
University of Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy: Geography
University of Melbourne
Master of Management Science
Bachelor of Engineering