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Yulin Pan
PhD student



2018. M. A. Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Majored in Ecological philosophy

2017. M. A. (Distinction) York St John University, Majored in MBA, Human Resource Management

2016. B. A.  Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Majored in Ideological and Political Education

2014. Visiting Student.  University College South Denmark




Research Title: A Phenomenological Study of Gender Inequality in the Chinese Academia

Although the women’s movement and political support promote the changes in women’s lives, gender inequality still is a serious problem that obstructs academic women’s career development in higher education. In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the number of academic women is increasing steadily since the 1999, and accounts for 48.62% of the Chinese academic staff in 2015, but it remains the case that women continue to experience the gender segregation, pay gap and historical bias. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to explore the perceptions of female academic staffs who had experienced obstacles, related to gender inequality, in regard to gender stereotypes, gender segregation, gender pay gap, and career barriers in the China’s higher education. In order to gather primary data, the semi-structure interviews are conducted with 30 academic women who have at least three years working experience in China’s higher education. The researcher believes that this study has the potential to improve the academic women’s awareness of gender inequality, and fill in the blank of the research in Chinese academia.

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Yulin Pan
PhD student
Centre for Women's Studies
University of York
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD



2015 Practice teacher, Suzhou NanHuan Junior High School