LMH Undergraduate Politics Thesis Presentations
Zilun Lin: Does transparency work in autocracies? Pollution disclosure and manipulative governance in China
Zilun explores how environmental transparency in Chinese cities have worsened accountability instead of improving it.

Jacob Reid: Viral News: Examining the online news media’s impact on people’s attitudes during the covid-19 pandemic in the UK.
Jacob studies the impact of online news websites on people’s attitudes and behaviour during the covid-19 pandemic

Xilin Fan: Chinese Nationalism in Covid: Trend, topics and the effect of lockdown.
This thesis explores the trend and topics of Chinese nationalism throughout 3 years of Covid using a large-scale original dataset of Weibo posts.
Date: 5 May 2023, 17:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens OX2 6QA
Venue Details: The Old Library
Speakers: Xilun Fan (University of Oxford), Zilun Lin (University of Oxford), Jacob Reid (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Lady Margaret Hall
Organisers: Dingzheng Wang (Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford), Janey Little (Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford)
Host: Dr Robin Harding (University of Oxford)
Part of: Daisy Circle Talks
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Dingzheng Wang