Yaqi Li

A Narrative Study with 'Leftover Women' in China

Supervisors: Anthea Hucklesby and Kerry Allen

Profile Picture for Yaqi LiThis research will provide a narrative study with Chinese ‘leftover women’. This research aims to explore how single women interact with Chinese social, cultural, and political environments in terms of their personal lives; how they have been impacted by gender and sexuality norms from past experiences; how single women construct their self-identity and make choices on their career and relationships. Reflexive modernisation theory, individualisation theory and gender theory will be applied in this research.


  • Bachelor of Law (Shanghai)
  • MSc Sociology (University of Bristol)
  • MSc Public policy (University of Bristol)

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Feminism
  • Sexuality
  • Marriage
  • Family relationships
  • Chinese and East Asian studies

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching Assistant in the module of Social Problems and Social Policy.


Y, Li. (2022) Conducting Interviews Online: A Narrative Study with "Leftover Women" in China, Sage Research Methods.

Contact details

Email: yxl1112@student.bham.ac.uk

Twitter: @rachelliyaqi