Grad Students

Siyu Cai



Contact Information

Email    sycai@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available
Phone  206 890 7739

Fields of Study

Economic and Political Geography; Political Economy; China

Advisors

Eric Sheppard (Chair)

John Agnew

C.Cindy Fan

Chris Tilly (External)

Research

I study Chinese transnational corporations and outward foreign direct investment.  Drawing from a year's worth of fieldwork in Beijing, my PhD dissertation examines where Chinese firms are investing in the world; what industries the investments are going toward; and how and why the investments are being made at the location (and industry) they are being made.  Employing a "geographic political economy" approach, I seek to highlight the connections between Chinese firms, the domestic Chinese space-economy, and the international space-economy.  My dissertation title is China Goes Abroad: thinking geographically about Chinese transnational corporations and outward foreign direct investment.  Going foward: I seek to build upon how this work can contribute to literature in Geography, globalization, globalizing capitalism and (uneven) geographic development.

Degrees

Ph. D. University of California, Los Angeles, Geography 

M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, Geography, 2012 

B.A. University of Washington, Asian Studies, 2010