Danielle Tan


Danielle Tan is currently teaching Political Science and Asian Studies at Sciences Po Lyons (France). She is also Research Associate at Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO-CNRS). Previously, she had the opportunity to pursue her postdoctoral research at IIAS and at the Australian National University. She received her PhD in Political Science from Sciences Po/CERI (Paris) in December 2011. Her dissertation was entitled ‘From Communism to Neoliberalism: the Part Played by Chinese Networks in the Transformation of the State in Laos’. She is currently co-editing a volume with Pál Nyíri (VU Amsterdam) gathering together the most recent research on the renewed Chinese presence in Southeast Asia.


Chinese networks and migration in Southeast Asia, and the political economy of the Greater Mekong Subregion, with a specific focus on ethnographic enquiries into the meaning and discourse of ‘the rise of China’.