I’m a PhD candidate at Graduate School of Law, Kobe University. I specialize in international relations and political communication, focusing on China. I also work in quantitative research methods, especially quantitative text analysis.
I received a BA in literature from Shanghai Maritime University in 2009. Motivated by the interest to understand China’s rapid rise and its global implications, I decided to pursue an academic career. I studied in Xinjiang Normal University from 2014 to 2017 and obtained an M.A. in International Relations. I came to Kobe University in October 2017 as a research student, and started my PhD in Political Science from April 2018.
PhD in Political Science
M.A. in Political Science, 2020
M.A. in International Relations, 2017
Xinjiang Normal University
B.A. in Literature, 2009
Shanghai Maritime University
Kohei Watanabe and Yuan Zhou. Forthcoming. “Theory-Driven Analysis of Large Corpora: Semi- Supervised Topic Classification of the UN Speeches.” Social Science Computer Review. Link
Naoko Matsumura and Yuan Zhou. 2020. “Googling the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 Crisis.” Kobe University Law Review, 53: 51-71. Link
Yuan Zhou and Jing Shi. 2016. “Japan’s Official Development Assistance towards Central Asian States” (in Chinese). Journal of International Economic Cooperation, 371(11): 86-91. Link
Yuan Zhou and Jing Shi. 2015. “The Evaluation System of Japan’s Official Development Assistance and Its Implications” (in Chinese). Journal of International Economic Cooperation, 358(10): 86-91. Link
Sandrine Boudana, Yuan Zhou, and Elad Segev. Forthcoming. “Provocation Narratives in American and Chinese News.” In The Meaning of Words: Semantic Network Analysis in Social Sciences, ed. Elad Segev (Routledge).
Yuan Zhou. “China’s Mediated Public Diplomacy towards Japan: A Text-as-Data Approach.”
Yuan Zhou and Kaoru Kurusu. “How Major Powers Diverge on Global Governance? Evidence from the UN General Debate.”
Xiaoyu Pu, Chengli Wang, and Yuan Zhou. “Signaling and Censorship: U.S. Embassy in China’s Social Media.”
Duancheng Yang, Yuan Zhou, and Quanling He. “What Kind of Democracy do Chinese People Want? Chinese Perceptions of Democracy Reconsidered.”
Yuan Zhou, Ghashia Kiyani, and Charles Crabtree. “Does Naming and Shaming Influence State Human Rights Practices?”
Yuan Zhou. “A Formal Theory of Authoritarian Foreign Propaganda.”
Lab Instructor and TA: Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis (Dr. Stefan Müller), Method Workshop, Kobe University, Summer 2019
TA: Introduction to Social Research (Dr. Naoko Matsumura), Undergraduate Course, Kobe University, Spring 2019