Sarah Dauncey 董莎莎

Sarah Dauncey

Sarah graduated in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham in 1993 and quickly followed this up with an MA in East Asian Research and PhD, also at Durham, although her Chinese language-learning journey also took her to Renmin University in Beijing and Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

Sarah’s PhD and initial research publications drew heavily on classical Chinese as she examined the late Ming novel Jin Ping Mei and female material culture in pre-modern China. For the past 10 years or so, she has been exploring the representation of disability in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, as well as the social policy environment surrounding disability in China.

Currently an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, Sarah started her career at the University of Sheffield where she helped to established, and then directed for 15 years, the Chinese programmes. This is also where she co-founded the Sheffield Confucius Institute and served as Deputy Director for five years.

We are grateful to the following organisations for their support
BACS University of Leeds
China-Britain Business Council
British Council