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Patrick Ache is a business advisor originally from West Africa, with over 10 years experience as a lawyer facilitating cross-border investment in East Africa and Francophone Central and West Africa...

Patrick Ache is a business advisor originally from West Africa, with over 10 years experience as a lawyer facilitating cross-border investment in East Africa and Francophone Central and West Africa. Currently, he runs an Africa-focused business development and legal advisory consultancy aimed at connecting businesses with strategic partners. He also runs a podcast called “Founders Mettle,” where he interviews inspirational founders of businesses and non-profits.

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William Adams is a Senior International Economist for PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for forecasting economic conditions in China. Formerly Resident Economist at The Conference Board...

William Adams is a Senior International Economist for PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for forecasting economic conditions in China. Formerly Resident Economist at The Conference Board China Center, he has published extensive research on China’s economy.

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Anna Lisa Ahlers is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Politics at the University of Oslo and Senior Policy Fellow for Chinese Domestic Politics at MERICS, in Berlin. Her interests...

Anna Lisa Ahlers is Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Politics at the University of Oslo and Senior Policy Fellow for Chinese Domestic Politics at MERICS, in Berlin. Her interests include the administrative system and local governance in China, as well as the comparative analysis of value patterns and inclusion formulas in authoritarian regimes. Among her latest publications is the book Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside (Routledge, 2014). Currently, Ahlers is studying the designs and effects of China’s new air pollution control policies in different cities and exploring the concept of “authoritarian environmentalism.”

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Shazeda Ahmed is an Intern with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, where she works on Chinese translation and social media as well as film projects. She graduated from Bowdoin College...

Shazeda Ahmed is an Intern with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, where she works on Chinese translation and social media as well as film projects. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in History and minor in Chinese. She attended the Middlebury Summer Language Schools for Chinese once and Japanese twice. Ahmed spent a year at the International Chinese Language Program in Taipei, previously interned at the Council on Foreign Relations, and is now interning for the EastWest Institute.

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Professor Chris Alden holds a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He taught International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand...

Professor Chris Alden holds a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He taught International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1990 to 2000 and established the East Asia Project in 1992. He has held fellowships at Cambridge University, Tokyo University, Ecole Normale Superieure, and University of Pretoria. Alden is the author/co-author of numerous books, including Mozambique and the Construction of the New African State (Palgrave 2003), China in Africa (Zed 2007), The South and World Politics (Palgrave 2010), and co-editor of A Mamba e o Dragão: Relações Moçambique-China em perspectiva, Cidadania e Governação em Moçambiqu,(IESE/SAIIA 2012), China Returns to Africa (Hurst 2008), as well as articles in internationally recognised journals. He taught at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1990 to 2000.Source:...

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy magazine’s China channel Tea Leaf Nation, where she covers Chinese government, politics, media, and society. Before joining Foreign...

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy magazine’s China channel Tea Leaf Nation, where she covers Chinese government, politics, media, and society. Before joining Foreign Policy, she lived and worked in China for more than four years, including one year studying at Peking University in Beijing. She is a 2016 Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and also serves as president of the International China Journalists Association. Allen-Ebrahimian holds an M.A. in East Asian studies from Yale University, as well as a graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

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Jamil Anderlini is the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, appointed in 2015. He oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India, Indonesia, and Japan...

Jamil Anderlini is the Financial Times’ Asia Editor, appointed in 2015. He oversees the FT’s coverage of the Asia region from Afghanistan to Australia, including China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. He joined the FT in 2007 and worked as Beijing Correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief before he was named Beijing Bureau Chief in 2011, with overall responsible for China coverage. He is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. Anderlini regularly contributes commentary for other media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, ABC, and Al-Jazeera.Anderlini has won numerous reporting prizes, both individually and as part of FT teams. In 2010, he was named Journalist of the Year at the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Editorial Excellence Awards and won the Best Digital Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards. Other prizes include a UK Foreign Press Association Award in 2008, several...

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Collin Anderson is a Washington, D.C.-based researcher focused on measurement and control of the Internet, including network ownership and access restrictions, with an emphasis on countries that...

Collin Anderson is a Washington, D.C.-based researcher focused on measurement and control of the Internet, including network ownership and access restrictions, with an emphasis on countries that restrict the free flow of information. Through open research and cross-organizational collaboration, these efforts have included monitoring the international sale of surveillance equipment, identifying consumer harm in disputes between core network operators, exploring alternative means of communications that bypass normal channels of control, and applying big data to shed new light on increasingly sophisticated restrictions by repressive governments. These involvements extend into the role of public policy toward promoting online expression and accountability, including regulation of the sale of surveillance technologies and reduction of online barriers to the public of countries under...

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Stephen C. Angle received a B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994, he has taught at Wesleyan University, where he is...

Stephen C. Angle received a B.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Since 1994, he has taught at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Philosophy. Angle’s most recent books are Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy: Toward Progressive Confucianism (2012) and Virtue Ethics and Confucianism (2013; co-edited with Michael Slote).

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Based in Beijing since the late 1990’s, Jonathan Ansfield reports for The New York Times and is an editor of the Chinese-language edition. Previously, he was a reporter for Newsweek and Reuters. A...

Based in Beijing since the late 1990’s, Jonathan Ansfield reports for The New York Times and is an editor of the Chinese-language edition. Previously, he was a reporter for Newsweek and Reuters. A Milwaukee native, Ansfield studied traditional Chinese literature at Brown University and the University of Chicago. He maintains a sidelight in the local restaurant business with his wife, Amy Li.

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Ross Anthony is the Acting Head of the Centre for Chinese Studies. His research focuses on Chinese politics, both domestically and in its relationship with Africa.Within the African domain, Ross...

Ross Anthony is the Acting Head of the Centre for Chinese Studies. His research focuses on Chinese politics, both domestically and in its relationship with Africa.Within the African domain, Ross examines the relationship between Chinese economic investments in Africa and geo-political security concerns. The work examinees transnational infrastructure and resource linkages in eastern and southern Africa and, by extension, the adjacent maritime territories of the Indian Ocean and Antarctic region. He is also interested in the role the economy plays in determining political relations between China and Africa, recently fleshed out in a project focusing on the diplomacy of economic pragmatism in the triangular relationship between South Africa, China, and Taiwan. Within China, Anthony continues to hold an interest in the area of his Ph.D. research, the Muslim region of Xinjiang, western...

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Michael Anti (Jing Zhao) is a Chinese journalist and political blogger, known for his posts about freedom of the press in China.Born in Nanjing, Anti became famous when Microsoft deleted his blog at...

Michael Anti (Jing Zhao) is a Chinese journalist and political blogger, known for his posts about freedom of the press in China.Born in Nanjing, Anti became famous when Microsoft deleted his blog at the end of 2005. His case made headlines around the world and contributed to ongoing debates about the role of Western companies in China’s censorship system. Anti himself, while angry at the deletion of his blog, argued that the Chinese are better off with Windows Live Spaces than without it.Anti has broad experience with both American and Chinese journalism. He worked as a Researcher at the Beijing Bureau of The New York Times. He graduated from Nanjing Normal University in 1995, where he majored in Industrial Electrical Automation, but turned to newspapers in 2001. He has been a Commentator for the Huaxia Times, Correspondent of the 21st Century World Herald, War Reporter in Baghdad in...

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Jesse Appell is a former Fulbright Scholar whose research focuses on Chinese humor and performance. He is a disciple of master Xiangsheng performer Ding Guangquan, and regularly performs Xiangsheng,...

Jesse Appell is a former Fulbright Scholar whose research focuses on Chinese humor and performance. He is a disciple of master Xiangsheng performer Ding Guangquan, and regularly performs Xiangsheng, bilingual improv comedy, and Chinese-language stand-up live and on TV all around China. Appell creates comedic online videos intended for the Chinese audience; one of these, “Laowai Style,” gathered 2 million hits across several media platforms.Appell’s performances, writing, and commentary on Chinese comedy, media, and culture have been seen and heard on TEDx, PBS, NPR, BBC, PRI, and The Economist, as well as Chinese media such as CCTV, BTV, and CRI. He was listed as one of the “People of the Year” for 2012 by the Global Times. In 2012, Appell founded LaughBeijing, with the focus of using comedy to bridge cultural gaps.

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Channing Arndt is a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University. Arndt has worked with governments in Africa and Asia to form and monitor development strategy. He has 25 years of experience...

Channing Arndt is a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University. Arndt has worked with governments in Africa and Asia to form and monitor development strategy. He has 25 years of experience in development economics, with seven years combined resident experience in Morocco and Mozambique. Arndt is co-editor of a forthcoming book, The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions (Oxford University Press).

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Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing. He is the author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China (Picador, 2016), following the lives of six young Chinese. His articles have been published...

Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing. He is the author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China (Picador, 2016), following the lives of six young Chinese. His articles have been published in The Economist, Dissent, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. He is also a contributing author to the book of reportage Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land (University of California Press, 2012), and co-editor of While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writers’ Colony (Earnshaw Books, 2015), an anthology of stories from the website the Anthill, which he founded and edits.

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Jill Baker is an Adjunct Fellow at Asia Business Council in Hong Kong, and a reviewer for the Asian Review of Books. She was the principal researcher for The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for...

Jill Baker is an Adjunct Fellow at Asia Business Council in Hong Kong, and a reviewer for the Asian Review of Books. She was the principal researcher for The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, by Mark Clifford. Baker is a Director at Foundation for Child Development, and has 18 years of professional experience in asset management, most recently at Advent Capital Management in New York City.[Baker is a President’s Circle contributor to Asia Society.]

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John Balzano is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University Law School, where he teaches Chinese law and transnational litigation. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scholar and...

John Balzano is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University Law School, where he teaches Chinese law and transnational litigation. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in law at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow at its China Law Center. At the China Law Center, his work focused on, among other areas, administrative and food and drug law in China.Balzano was in private practice at a law firm in New York City from 2008 to 2010. He was also a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joette Katz, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Connecticut; and to the Honorable Steven M. Gold Chief USMJ of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Balzano’s current scholarship focuses on Chinese food and drug law and transnational litigation in the U.S. courts, primarily related to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

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David Bandurski is a researcher at the University of Hong Kong’s China Media Project and editor of the project’s website. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village, a book of reportage about...

David Bandurski is a researcher at the University of Hong Kong’s China Media Project and editor of the project’s website. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village, a book of reportage about urbanization in China (Penguin Random House, 2015), and co-author of Investigative Journalism in China, a book of eight cases on Chinese watchdog journalism. In addition to his work with the China Media Project, David is a producer of Chinese independent films through his Hong Kong production company, Lantern Films. His latest feature production, Nailhouse, is currently in post-production. 

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Angela Bao is an investor at Idea Bulb Ventures, the U.S. investment arm of China’s Innovation Works (创新工场), an early-stage venture capital fund founded by the former President of Google China. Bao...

Angela Bao is an investor at Idea Bulb Ventures, the U.S. investment arm of China’s Innovation Works (创新工场), an early-stage venture capital fund founded by the former President of Google China. Bao is responsible for education tech and hardware investments, as well as for China-based startups’ overseas strategy. Previously, she was a China analyst at the Rhodium Group in New York and prior to that, a researcher at The New York Times in Shanghai.

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Geremie Barmé is a historian, cultural critic, filmmaker, translator, and web-journal editor who works on Chinese cultural and intellectual history from the early modern period (1600s) to the present...

Geremie Barmé is a historian, cultural critic, filmmaker, translator, and web-journal editor who works on Chinese cultural and intellectual history from the early modern period (1600s) to the present. He is Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World and Professor of Chinese History at Australian National University.Barmé is the author of Shades of Mao: The Posthumous Cult of the Great Leader (M.E. Sharpe, 1996), In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture (Columbia University Press, 1999), and other books. His book An Artistic Exile: A life of Feng Zikai (1898-1975) (University of California Press, 2002) was awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize for Modern China in 2004. Barmé was the associate director and main writer of The Gate of Heavenly Peace, a documentary for Frontline (1995). He was also the co-director and co-producer of the documentary film Morning...

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Robert Barnett is an Associate Research Scholar, Director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program and an Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies at the Columbia University Weatherhead East...

Robert Barnett is an Associate Research Scholar, Director of the Modern Tibet Studies Program and an Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Tibetan Studies at the Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute.Professor Barnett founded and directs the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia, the first Western teaching program in this field. He ran an annual summer program for foreign students at Tibet University in Lhasa from 2000 to 2005 and teaches courses on Tibetan film, television, biography, and other subjects. He researches and teaches courses on the topics of modern Tibetan history, culture and politics; film and television in Inner Asia; and nationality issues in China.Professor Barnett has edited or written a number of books on modern Tibet, including A Poisoned Arrow: The Secret Petition of the 10th Panchen Lama (Tibet Information Network, 1998), Leaders in Tibet: A...

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David Barreda is the Visuals Editor at ChinaFile. He has more than 15 years of media experience, spanning digital media to traditional wet lab darkroom experience. He previously worked as a staff...

David Barreda is the Visuals Editor at ChinaFile. He has more than 15 years of media experience, spanning digital media to traditional wet lab darkroom experience. He previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, and the Herald of Randolph. He holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and studied Geography and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and has been to China three times.

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Mari Bastashevski is a photographer, writer, and researcher. Her installations combine texts, images, and documents to explore how corporate power and secrecy within systems of state contribute to...

Mari Bastashevski is a photographer, writer, and researcher. Her installations combine texts, images, and documents to explore how corporate power and secrecy within systems of state contribute to the perpetuation of armed conflicts and conflicts of power between citizens and authorities.Since 2010, Bastashevski has been working on “State Business,” an interdisciplinary investigative work that maps the expansion of the commercial cyber-surveillance industry, the rise of private military contractors in the Horn of Africa, and simultaneous transfers of weapons to opposing sides in regional armed conflicts. Her other ongoing series, “It’s Nothing Personal,” is a collection of PR material produced by global surveillance firms juxtaposed against the testimonies of those directly affected by their technologies. Her 2014 project, “Empty With a Whiff of Blood and Fumes,” addresses the nexus of...

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Andrew Batson is Director of China Research at the independent research firm Gavekal Dragonomics. He manages its team of researchers in Beijing, writes and comments regularly on the Chinese economy,...

Andrew Batson is Director of China Research at the independent research firm Gavekal Dragonomics. He manages its team of researchers in Beijing, writes and comments regularly on the Chinese economy, and frequently speaks to business and academic audiences.Batson has lived and worked in China since 1998, and over the course of his career as an analyst and journalist he has written hundreds of articles on Chinese business, government, economics, and society. Before joining Gavekal in 2011, he was an award-winning reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Beijing and Hong Kong. He has also been a software engineer, a consultant, and treasurer of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China. Batson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and educated at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

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Hannah Beech is the East Asia Bureau Chief for TIME magazine. She lives in Shanghai and has previously been based for TIME in Beijing, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

Hannah Beech is the East Asia Bureau Chief for TIME magazine. She lives in Shanghai and has previously been based for TIME in Beijing, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

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Jessica Beinecke is a bubbly blonde blogger fluent in Mandarin. She teaches American slang and culture to a Chinese fan-base aged 15 to 30. Her daily online web shows have garnered a total of over...

Jessica Beinecke is a bubbly blonde blogger fluent in Mandarin. She teaches American slang and culture to a Chinese fan-base aged 15 to 30. Her daily online web shows have garnered a total of over 40 million video views and over 400 million social media impressions.Beinecke recently launched a new cross-cultural platform teaching Chinese slang to American students called Crazy Fresh Chinese, and American slang to Chinese students called BaiJie LaLaLa.The 100,000 Strong Foundation is the founding partner of Crazy Fresh Chinese, focused on encouraging students across the country to both learn Mandarin and study in China.Jessica’s work was featured and praised by Secretary John Kerry at last November’s U.S.-China Dialogue on People-to-People Exchange in D.C. (see here at 17:10 mark).WaPo, PBS, Yahoo, The Atlantic, PBS, WSJ, and CNN have featured her accomplishments in articles and...

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Rachel Beitarie is a Middle East-born and long-time Beijing-based freelance writer. She has published extensively in Israeli publications and has also contributed to venues such as Foreign Policy,...

Rachel Beitarie is a Middle East-born and long-time Beijing-based freelance writer. She has published extensively in Israeli publications and has also contributed to venues such as Foreign Policy, Circle of Blue, and China Digital Times.

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Ira Belkin is Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at New York University. Before joining NYU, he was a program officer at the Ford Foundation in Beijing, where he worked on law and...

Ira Belkin is Executive Director of the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at New York University. Before joining NYU, he was a program officer at the Ford Foundation in Beijing, where he worked on law and rights issues. His grant-making supports Chinese institutions working to build the Chinese legal system, to strengthen the rule of law, and to enhance the protection of citizens' rights, especially the rights of vulnerable groups. Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Belkin combined a career as an American lawyer and federal prosecutor with a deep interest in China, and spent seven years working to promote the rule of law in China. His appointments included two tours at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and a year as a fellow at the Yale Law School China Law Center. After graduating from NYU Law, Belkin spent sixteen years as a Federal Prosecutor, including time in Providence, R.I. where he...

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Daniel A. Bell was born in Montreal and educated at McGill and Oxford. He is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and director of the Berggruen...

Daniel A. Bell was born in Montreal and educated at McGill and Oxford. He is Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University in Beijing and director of the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center. He taught previously in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and he has held research fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and Hebrew University. His most recently published book is The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2015). His other books include Spirit of Cities, China’s New Confucianism, Beyond Liberal Democracy, and East Meets West (all Princeton University Press), and he is the editor of the Princeton-China Series. He writes frequently for leading media outlets in China and the West and his works have been translated in 23 languages.

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John Bellinger is a partner at Arnold & Porter, a Washington, D.C. law firm, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as the top legal advisor to...

John Bellinger is a partner at Arnold & Porter, a Washington, D.C. law firm, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as the top legal advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and to the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration.

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Lina Benabdallah is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Science and Center for African studies at the University of Florida. Her research looks into the dynamics of vocational training...

Lina Benabdallah is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Political Science and Center for African studies at the University of Florida. Her research looks into the dynamics of vocational training and power diffusion in China-Africa relations.

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Nicholas Bequelin is East Asia Director at Amnesty International, based in Hong Kong. A former Visiting Scholar at The China Center, Yale Law School, and previously at Human Rights Watch, he obtained...

Nicholas Bequelin is East Asia Director at Amnesty International, based in Hong Kong. A former Visiting Scholar at The China Center, Yale Law School, and previously at Human Rights Watch, he obtained his Ph.D. in History from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, in 2001, and is a graduate in Chinese from the School of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. He is a regular interviewee of major international media on legal, political, and human rights developments in China. Bequelin’s publications have appeared in The China Journal, The China Quarterly, and The Journal of Asian Studies, as well as various newspaper and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and Foreign Policy.

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Martin Bernal was born in London in 1937. He studied at Kings College in Cambridge, and in 1959 attended Peking University. After taking his degree he did graduate work at Cambridge, the University...

Martin Bernal was born in London in 1937. He studied at Kings College in Cambridge, and in 1959 attended Peking University. After taking his degree he did graduate work at Cambridge, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard. Returning to Kings, he was elected to be a research fellow and then tutor. Opposed to the Vietnam War, he spent some months in both North and South Vietnam. In 1972, Bernal joined the Department of Government at Cornell University, where he stayed until retiring in 2001. He is the author of Chinese Socialism to 1907 (Cornell University Press, 1976), the Black Athena trilogy (Rutgers University Press, 1987, 1991, and 2006), and Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics (Duke University Press, 2001).

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Richard Bernstein was born in New York but grew up on a poultry farm in East Haddam, CT. He received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and then spent five years in a Ph.D. program at...

Richard Bernstein was born in New York but grew up on a poultry farm in East Haddam, CT. He received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut and then spent five years in a Ph.D. program at Harvard in history and East Asian Languages. In 1973, Bernstein became a staff writer at Time magazine, which sent him first to Hong Kong as a correspondent covering China and Southeast Asia, then to China where he opened the magazine’s bureau in Beijing. He moved to The New York Times in 1982 and served as the paper’s bureau chief at the United Nations, in Paris, and in Berlin. He is the author of eight books including Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment (Vintage, 2002) and A Girl Named Faithful Plum (Knopf, 2011).

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Alexander Bernstein is Leonard Bernstein’s second child. He is president of The Bernstein Family Foundation, and founding chairman of The Leonard Bernstein Center For Learning. Prior to his full-time...

Alexander Bernstein is Leonard Bernstein’s second child. He is president of The Bernstein Family Foundation, and founding chairman of The Leonard Bernstein Center For Learning. Prior to his full-time participation in the center, Bernstein taught for five years at the Packer-Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, first as a second grade teacher, then as a teacher of drama for the middle school. He has studied acting, performed professionally, and worked as a production associate at the ABC News Documentary Unit. Bernstein holds a Master’s degree in English education from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard.

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Michael Berry is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies and Director of the East Asia Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and...

Michael Berry is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies and Director of the East Asia Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and his areas of research include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, popular culture in modern China, and translation studies. He also holds affiliate appointments with Comparative Literature, Film and Media Studies, and Asian American Studies.Berry is the author of A History of Pain: Trauma in Modern Chinese Literature and Film (Columbia University Press, 2008), which explores literary and cinematic representations of atrocity in twentieth century China; Speaking in Images: Interviews with Contemporary Chinese Filmmakers (Columbia University Press, 2005), a collection of dialogues with contemporary Chinese filmmakers including Hou Hsiao-hsien, Zhang Yimou, Stanley Kwan...

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Hamid Biglari is Vice Chairman of Citicorp, the strategic arm of Citigroup.Dr. Biglari has held a number of senior roles within the organization, including Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup’s...

Hamid Biglari is Vice Chairman of Citicorp, the strategic arm of Citigroup.Dr. Biglari has held a number of senior roles within the organization, including Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group, which represents the global investment banking and trading and sales arm of Citigroup/Citicorp.Prior to joining Citigroup, Dr. Biglari was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm, where he co-led the firm’s investment banking consulting practice. His experience spans the entire spectrum of consumer and wholesale financial services.Prior to that, he was a theoretical research physicist at Princeton University’s Plasma Physics Laboratory, the nation’s leading center for controlled thermonuclear fusion research.He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Board of Trustee of the Asia Society, and a...

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Bill Bikales is Chief of Social Policy and Reform for Children at UNICEF China. His interest in China goes back to his undergraduate major in East Asian Studies at Princeton University. China was...

Bill Bikales is Chief of Social Policy and Reform for Children at UNICEF China. His interest in China goes back to his undergraduate major in East Asian Studies at Princeton University. China was also the focus of his graduate studies in Economics. As a development economist, his work has covered China, Mongolia, Ukraine, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other Asian countries. An eight-year residence in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and his current seven-year stint in Beijing count as his longest stays in any overseas postings. His current work in China focuses on issues related to the impact of internal migration on the children of migrants and on developing new UNICEF programs on Integrated Early Childhood Development. Bikales also is working on a Conditional Cash Transfer pilot program to encourage greater uptake of maternal and child healthcare services in poor rural areas.

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Bill Bishop is an American who lived in Beijing from 2005-2015. He is the writer of the blogs Sinocism, where he collects links to news and interest pieces on China, and Digicha, where he writes...

Bill Bishop is an American who lived in Beijing from 2005-2015. He is the writer of the blogs Sinocism, where he collects links to news and interest pieces on China, and Digicha, where he writes about Chinese Internet and digital media. He is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese and has experience working in both the U.S. and China.Bishop co-founded CBS MarketWatch in 1997 and stayed until its sale in 2004 to Dow Jones. He has worked in several business roles over the years, the last as head of the MarketWatch consumer Internet business. He is currently an investor in and advisor to several start-up companies and provides China consulting services. Most recently, Bishop was CEO of Red Mushroom Studios, a Beijing-based developer and operator of online games.Bishop formally studied Chinese language for six academic years and  has an M.A. in China Studies from Johns Hopkins...

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Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.) is the Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa Peace Foundation U.S.A. He serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council; on the boards of Freedom House, the National...

Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.) is the Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa Peace Foundation U.S.A. He serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council; on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the Atlantic Council. Blair led the 16 national intelligence agencies as the Director of National Intelligence (1/2009-5/2010). Blair was President and CEO of the Institute for Defense Analyses (2003-2006).  Before retiring from a 34-year Navy career in 2002, Blair was the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Blair earned a master’s degree in history and languages from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. He has recently written Military Engagement: Influencing Armed Forces Worldwide to Support Democratic Transitions.  Two commissions he co-chaired have...

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Jude Blanchette is an Associate Engagement Director at the The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business, a non-profit business membership and research group organization, in Beijing...

Jude Blanchette is an Associate Engagement Director at the The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business, a non-profit business membership and research group organization, in Beijing. He is the former Assistant Director of the 21st Century China Program at the University of California, San Diego.He is currently writing a book on the influence of Maoism on the left in contemporary China.

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Dennis J. Blasko is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was an army attaché in Beijing and in Hong Kong from 1992 to 1996. Blasko is the author of The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and...

Dennis J. Blasko is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was an army attaché in Beijing and in Hong Kong from 1992 to 1996. Blasko is the author of The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century, second edition (Routledge 2012).

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Marc Blecher graduated from Cornell University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. He has also...

Marc Blecher graduated from Cornell University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. He has also served as a Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex (UK). He is the author of four books, and the editor of one more, on Chinese politics, society, and political economy—including Tethered Deer: Government and Economy in a Chinese County (Co-authored with Vivienne Shue, Stanford University Press, 1996); Micropolitics in Contemporary China: A Technical Unit During and After the Cultural Revolution (Co-authored with Gordon White, M E Sharpe, 1980); and China Against the Tides (Continuum, 2003), which has been translated into Chinese and Korean. He has also published several dozen...

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Kevin Bloom has written for a wide array of South African and international publications, including the Daily Maverick, Granta, the UK Times, and The Guardian, and he is an Honorary Writing Fellow at...

Kevin Bloom has written for a wide array of South African and international publications, including the Daily Maverick, Granta, the UK Times, and The Guardian, and he is an Honorary Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, having completed the fall residency of the International Writing Program in 2011. His first book, Ways of Staying, won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism, and was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey Into Africa’s Changing Fortunes.

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Dan Blumenthal is the Director of Asian Studies at AEI, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. He is also the John A. van Beuren Chair Distinguished Visiting...

Dan Blumenthal is the Director of Asian Studies at AEI, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. He is also the John A. van Beuren Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Senior Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense. Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission from 2006 to 2012 and held the position of Vice Chairman in 2007. He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Blumenthal is the co-author of An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century (AEI Press, 2012) and regularly writes op-eds for The Wall Street Journal,...

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Bo Zhiyue, a leading authority on Chinese elite politics, is Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and Professor of Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington,...

Bo Zhiyue, a leading authority on Chinese elite politics, is Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and Professor of Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He obtained his Bachelor of Law and Master of Law in International Politics from Peking University and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.Bo has taught at Peking University, Roosevelt University, the University of Chicago, American University, St. John Fisher College, Tarleton State University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, and Victoria University of Wellington. He is a recipient of the Trustees’ Distinguished Scholar Award at St. John Fisher College and the inaugural holder of the Joe and Theresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Tarleton State University. He has also been a Visiting Distinguished...

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Born in London, Nicole Bonnah is a British journalist who has been living and working in China since 2013. While working as a foreign editor at CCTV News Content (CCTV+) headquarters in Beijing, she...

Born in London, Nicole Bonnah is a British journalist who has been living and working in China since 2013. While working as a foreign editor at CCTV News Content (CCTV+) headquarters in Beijing, she is currently producing her debut documentary, The Black Orient: Black Lives in China.The documentary is an accumulation of years of experience in covering human stories centered on the experiences of ethnic minority groups. Bonnah’s latest undertaking focuses on the cultural studies of ethnic migrant groups in China, empowering People of Color and their communities to tell their own stories.As a journalist, Bonnah’s writing has been featured in a number of news outlets, including China’s Global Times and The Voice, London’s number one Black Newspaper.Bonnah has a B.A. in Journalism, Film, and News Media from Roehampton University, and is completing her Masters Degree in Professional...

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Stéphanie Borcard is a Swiss photographer based in Bangkok. After working for more that 10 years as a teacher, she redirected her professional career towards documentary photography. Since 2007, she...

Stéphanie Borcard is a Swiss photographer based in Bangkok. After working for more that 10 years as a teacher, she redirected her professional career towards documentary photography. Since 2007, she has spent most of her time in Asia, particularly in China. She works with and cosigns her images with Nicolas Métraux. Together, they mostly work on personal projects, influenced by their extensive travels and by different forms of expression such as literature, arts, and independent films. Through a subtle approach to the story, they explore the margins of social issues. Their recent series focuses on the relation between individuals and society, helping them not only to have a better understanding of the world we are living in, but also to question who they are. Curiosity and passion for others led them to different countries around Asia and recently to Bosnia-and-Herzegovina. A book...

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Kemo Bosielo is a South African student currently completing his Masters in International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Bosielo completed his undergraduate degree at the...

Kemo Bosielo is a South African student currently completing his Masters in International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Bosielo completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where he majored in Political Science and Philosophy. After graduating, he moved back to Johannesburg where he worked for Bidvest Bank, a specialist foreign exchange services bank, for two years as a consultant.

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Alison Bradley is a seasoned communications professional focused on international public affairs. Her experience includes directing a public diplomacy campaign to enhance bilateral relations between...

Alison Bradley is a seasoned communications professional focused on international public affairs. Her experience includes directing a public diplomacy campaign to enhance bilateral relations between China and the United States. She has organized and led over 15 delegations to China for former U.S. Senators and House Members, as well as senior editors and columnists. She holds a Master’s degree from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University. Bradley has lived in seven countries on four continents.

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Tania Branigan is China Correspondent for The Guardian and has been based in Beijing since 2008, covering every major story from the Wenchuan earthquake to the downfall of Bo Xilai, the Olympics, and...

Tania Branigan is China Correspondent for The Guardian and has been based in Beijing since 2008, covering every major story from the Wenchuan earthquake to the downfall of Bo Xilai, the Olympics, and riots in Xinjiang. Along the way, she has interviewed novelists, yak herders, North Korean workers, dissidents, and a missile researcher turned matchmaker. She has worked for The Guardian since 2000, previously covering U.K. news and politics.

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M. Scott Brauer was born in Landstuhl, Germany and grew up in various locations in the U.S. He is currently based in Boston, but calls Montana home. He graduated with honors from the University of...

M. Scott Brauer was born in Landstuhl, Germany and grew up in various locations in the U.S. He is currently based in Boston, but calls Montana home. He graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2005 with dual degrees in Philosophy and Russian Literature and Language. After graduation, Brauer interned at Black Star and VII Photo Agency. For much of 2006 and 2007, Brauer interned at newspapers, including the Northwest Herald in suburban Chicago and the Flint Journal in Flint, Michigan. In 2007 he moved to China, where he lived for three years.His work has been published by The New York Times, Fader magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Asia, That’s Shanghai, Epsilon (Greece), Vision magazine (China), Lufthansa, Bosch, Amity Foundation, Pfrang Association, ColorLines, World Magazine, Map Magazine (China), AM New York, XAOC magazine, among others.Last year, Brauer was...

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Deborah Bräutigam has been writing about the fact and fiction of China and Africa, state-building, governance, and foreign aid for more than 20 years. Her most recent book, Will Africa Feed China? (...

Deborah Bräutigam has been writing about the fact and fiction of China and Africa, state-building, governance, and foreign aid for more than 20 years. Her most recent book, Will Africa Feed China? (Oxford University Press, 2015), sheds light on the contrast between realities, and the conventional wisdom, on Chinese agricultural investment in Africa. She is also author of The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2010). She blogs at China in Africa: The Real Story.Bräutigam is currently Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, Director of the International Development Program and founding director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. She has also held faculty appointments at American University, Columbia University, the University of Bergen, Norway, and...

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Ian Bremmer is the President and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, which he established in 1998. As the firm’s most active public voice,...

Ian Bremmer is the President and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm, which he established in 1998. As the firm’s most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats, and heads of state. He is a prolific thought leader and author, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications, including Time magazine, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist, he teaches classes on the discipline as Global Research Professor at New York University. His latest book, Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, was published in May 2015.Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets—he created Wall Street’s...

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Emily Brill is a journalist and native New Yorker. She is studying Mandarin in Beijing, following two semesters in Seoul, where she was a Master’s student at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of...

Emily Brill is a journalist and native New Yorker. She is studying Mandarin in Beijing, following two semesters in Seoul, where she was a Master’s student at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies. She has worked at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Public Broadcasting’s Charlie Rose, and as a researcher for the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations. She holds a B.A. in History from Brown University.

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Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is a special correspondent for NBC News. In this role, he reports and produces long-form documentaries and provides...

Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is a special correspondent for NBC News. In this role, he reports and produces long-form documentaries and provides expertise during election coverage and breaking news events for NBC News.On December 1, 2004, Brokaw stepped down after 21 years as the anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News. He has received numerous honors, including the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award and the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and he was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition, Brokaw has received the Records of Achievement Award from The Foundation for the National Archives; the Association of the U.S. Army honored him with their highest award, the George Catlett Marshall Medal, the first ever to a journalist; and the West Point Sylvanus Thayer...

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Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. From 2012 to 2015, he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China...

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. From 2012 to 2015, he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this, he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005, he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine, and East Timor Section. He lived in the Inner Mongolia region of China from 1994 to 1996. He directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014.Brown is the author of over ten books on modern Chinese politics, history, and language, the most recent of which are...

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Debra Bruno is a Beijing-based freelance writer who regularly writes for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor about topics ranging from...

Debra Bruno is a Beijing-based freelance writer who regularly writes for The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor about topics ranging from Beijing opera to China’s shale gas projects. Before moving to China in 2011, she lived in Washington, D.C., and has worked for Roll Call, Legal Times, and Moment Magazine. For almost twenty years, she taught writing at George Washington University. In her blog, www.notbyoccident.blogspot.com, she writes about smuggling her cat into China, mastering mahjong, and the hazards of getting her hair colored in China.

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Uradyn E. Bulag is a Reader in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. His interests broadly span East Asia and Inner Asia, especially China and Mongolia, the Mongolia-Tibet interface,...

Uradyn E. Bulag is a Reader in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. His interests broadly span East Asia and Inner Asia, especially China and Mongolia, the Mongolia-Tibet interface, nationalism and ethnic conflict, geopolitics, historiography, and statecraft. He is the author of Collaborative Nationalism: The Politics of Friendship on China’s Mongolian Frontier (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), The Mongols at China’s Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and Nationalism and Hybridity in Mongolia (Clarendon Press, 1998).

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Tom Burgis is a London-based Investigations Correspondent for the Financial Times. He has covered Africa for the Financial Times for over six years, in particular the natural resource industries and...

Tom Burgis is a London-based Investigations Correspondent for the Financial Times. He has covered Africa for the Financial Times for over six years, in particular the natural resource industries and the corruption and conflict that often accompany them. He was a correspondent in Johannesburg from 2008-2009 and west Africa correspondent, based in Lagos, from 2009-2011. Before joining the FT, he worked in South America and as a London-based freelancer covering, among other things, the anti-globalization movement.

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Ian Buruma was educated in Holland and Japan, where he studied history, Chinese literature, and Japanese cinema. In the 1970s in Tokyo, he acted in Kara Juro’s Jokyo Gekijo and participated in Maro...

Ian Buruma was educated in Holland and Japan, where he studied history, Chinese literature, and Japanese cinema. In the 1970s in Tokyo, he acted in Kara Juro’s Jokyo Gekijo and participated in Maro Akaji’s butoh dancing company, Dairakudakan, followed by a career in documentary filmmaking and photography. In the 1980s, he worked as a journalist and spent much of his early writing career travelling and reporting from all over Asia.Buruma now writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects for major publications, most frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, and NRC Handelsblad. He was Cultural Editor of The Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong (1983-86) and Foreign Editor of The Spectator, London (1990-91), and he has been a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.;...

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Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor and Head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also Director General of the European Union Academic...

Jean-Pierre Cabestan is Professor and Head of the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is also Director General of the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong as well as an associate researcher at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong. Before August 2007, he was a Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique). From 1998 to 2003, he was Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (Centre d'études français sur la Chine contemporaine, CEFC) in Hong Kong and Chief Editor of the English and French editions of China Perspectives. From 1994 to 1998, he was Director of the Taipei Office of the CEFC. In 1990-1991, he was a lecturer at the Politics Department of the School of Oriental...

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Yong Cai is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Cai is a social demographer, specializing in...

Yong Cai is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Cai is a social demographer, specializing in Chinese demography in a global context of low fertility and rapid aging. In a recent paper titled “China’s New Demographic Reality,” published in Population and Development Review, he documents the drastic demographic changes in China between 2000 and 2010, and shows that China has entered a new demographic era characterized by prolonged low fertility, elevated sex ratios, rapid aging, fast urbanization, and major geographic redistribution. His research has attracted both academic and public attentions, including reports in Science, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

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Christopher Cairns is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Cornell University. His research focuses on China and Chinese media with special emphasis on the recent surge in social media channels. His...

Christopher Cairns is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Cornell University. His research focuses on China and Chinese media with special emphasis on the recent surge in social media channels. His dissertation addresses how the Chinese state responded to this surge from around 2009-2012, particularly its intentions regarding whether and how much to censor an emergent class of online commentators: the “Big V” (celebrity microbloggers with large follower counts). The dissertation and future work will also address what this strategy of “smart censorship,” which emerged during President Hu Jintao’s last years, has to say about recent changes under Xi Jinping. Articles and working papers by Cairns include work on the 2012 Diaoyu/Senkaku islands dispute (with Allen Carlson, forthcoming in China Quarterly), microblogger discontent over air pollution in 2012 (with Elizabeth Plantan), and a...

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Jonathan Campbell lived on all sides of Beijing’s local-music-scene stage between 2000 and 2010. He has played in many bands, taken dozens of international artists on tours to somewhere upwards of...

Jonathan Campbell lived on all sides of Beijing’s local-music-scene stage between 2000 and 2010. He has played in many bands, taken dozens of international artists on tours to somewhere upwards of thirty Chinese cities, helped bring Chinese bands to the West, attended international music conferences, and written for a range of media outlets. Since the release of his first book, Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll, he has been preaching the yaogun (Chinese rock) gospel at literary festivals, schools, and venues around the world. He currently lives in Toronto.

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Ming Canaday recently completed coursework for a Master’s degree in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her time in Europe, Canaday...

Ming Canaday recently completed coursework for a Master’s degree in the History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her time in Europe, Canaday traveled extensively on the continent and also to the University of Cape Town in South Africa to complete her dissertation research on contemporary attitudes towards rising Chinese migration to that region.From 2009 to 2013, she earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, where she triple-majored in International Studies, Chinese, and Asian Studies. While attending the University of Oregon, Canaday traveled to China on three separate occasions, completing coursework at China East Normal University and Nanjing University and interning in Guangzhou and Nanjing.After graduating, Canaday moved to New York City where she pursued a certificate at the City University of New York in...

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A graduate student at the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, YiYang Cao is an intern at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. Prior to working at the...

A graduate student at the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, YiYang Cao is an intern at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. Prior to working at the Center, YiYang worked at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at the U.S. Army War College and with the William J. Clinton Foundation. Having emigrated to the U.S. from China when he was young, YiYang is strongly interested in China's socioeconomic development and security issues in East Asia...

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Yaxue Cao is the founder and editor of ChinaChange.org, a website devoted to news and commentary related to civil society, rule of law, and rights activities in China. The site works with China’s...

Yaxue Cao is the founder and editor of ChinaChange.org, a website devoted to news and commentary related to civil society, rule of law, and rights activities in China. The site works with China’s democracy advocates to bring their voices into English and to help the rest of the world understand what people are thinking and doing to effect change in China. Reports and translations on China Change have been cited or hyperlinked by The New York Times, Time magazine, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, The Economist, New Republic magazine, and The Atlantic, and Congressional reports. Cao has published short stories in American literary quarterlies and translations in The New York Times and on the Foreign Policy website. She grew up in northern China during the Cultural Revolution and studied literature in the U.S. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Ann Carson is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, and the inaugural Faculty Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. She is...

Ann Carson is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, and the inaugural Faculty Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. She is the co-author (with Daniel Farber and Jody Freeman) of a leading casebook, Cases and Materials on Environmental Law (8th ed.). Carlson is also a frequent commentator and speaker on environmental issues, particularly on climate change, and she blogs at Legal Planet.Carlson received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1989 and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1982.

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Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Government. He was granted his Ph.D. from Yale University’s Political Science Department. His undergraduate degree is...

Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Department of Government. He was granted his Ph.D. from Yale University’s Political Science Department. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College. In 2005, his book Unifying China, Integrating with the World: Securing Chinese Sovereignty in the Reform Era was published by Stanford University Press. He has also written articles that appeared in the Journal of Contemporary China, Pacific Affairs, Asia Policy, and Nations and Nationalism. In addition, he has published monographs for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the East-West Center Washington. Carlson was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Peking University during the 2004-2005 academic year. In 2005 he was chosen to participate in the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program, and he currently serves as an adviser to Cornell’s China Asia Pacific...

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James Carter holds a Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University and is Professor of History at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he teaches courses on China and East Asia. He...

James Carter holds a Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University and is Professor of History at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he teaches courses on China and East Asia. He has written broadly on Chinese-Western relations and nationalism in China, including Creating a Chinese Harbin: Nationalism in an International City, 1916-1932 and Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk, as well as serving as Editor of the journal Twentieth-Century China.A Fellow in the National Committee on US-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program, Carter is currently writing Down to the Wire: A Day at the Races and the End of Old Shanghai, set during 1941 in Shanghai’s International Settlement.

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Liz Carter is an Editor at Tea Leaf Nation, now a part of the Foreign Policy Group. Formerly a translator for China Digital Times, she helped co-author their new e-book, Grass-mud...

Liz Carter is an Editor at Tea Leaf Nation, now a part of the Foreign Policy Group. Formerly a translator for China Digital Times, she helped co-author their new e-book, Grass-mud Horse Lexicon: Classical Netizen Language, and has written and translated a number of textbooks published by China’s Foreign Languages Press. Her articles have appeared in The Atlantic and Foreign Policy, and she has appeared on PRI’s The World, Al Jazeera, and HuffPost Live to speak about the latest developments in China.Before moving to Washington, D.C., where she is currently based, Carter lived for a number of years in Beijing, China, where she worked for PR Newswire Asia and studied contemporary Chinese literature at Peking University.

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Valentina Caruso is a freelance graphic designer with an interest in Chinese arts and culture. Born in Sicily and now based in Rome, she holds a Masters degree in Chinese language and culture from...

Valentina Caruso is a freelance graphic designer with an interest in Chinese arts and culture. Born in Sicily and now based in Rome, she holds a Masters degree in Chinese language and culture from Sapienza University of Rome, and she also studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Xiamen University. After working in the field of sinology, she redirected her professional career towards arts and design, obtaining a degree at the European Institute of Design in Rome. She loves colors and tries to use them to depict the complexity of the world we live in. Caruso is the co-founder of Chinese Doodles.

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Christian Caryl is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a senior fellow with the Legatum Institute. He is the editor of Democracy Lab, a special project of the Legatum Institue...

Christian Caryl is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a senior fellow with the Legatum Institute. He is the editor of Democracy Lab, a special project of the Legatum Institue published by Foreign Policy that follows transitions from authoritarianism to democracy world-wide. Christian worked as Washington bureau chief for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and was a foreign correspondent and ran the Tokyo and Moscow bureaus for Newsweek. He has reported from about 50 countries, and his assignments have ranged from Japanese cuisine to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. His first journalistic assignment was covering the collapse of communist East Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has lived in Germany for thirteen years, Russia for seven, Japan for five, Kazakhstan for one, and Hong Kong for four months.

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Nic Cavell is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Dissent and The New Inquiry. He was an Editorial Intern with ChinaFile at Asia Society and is a graduate of Brown...

Nic Cavell is a writer and translator living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Dissent and The New Inquiry. He was an Editorial Intern with ChinaFile at Asia Society and is a graduate of Brown University.

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Carlos F. Chamorro is a Nicaraguan journalist and the former Director of the Sandinista newspaper Barricada during the Nicaraguan revolution, from 1979-1990. He is the Director of Confidencial.com.ni...

Carlos F. Chamorro is a Nicaraguan journalist and the former Director of the Sandinista newspaper Barricada during the Nicaraguan revolution, from 1979-1990. He is the Director of Confidencial.com.ni and of the television program Esta Semana. In 2010, he was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize by Columbia University

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Ying Chan is a writer, educator, and China media expert, and the Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). As an academic unit, the JMSC...

Ying Chan is a writer, educator, and China media expert, and the Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). As an academic unit, the JMSC offers undergraduate and professional graduate in journalism and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.She was also the Founding Dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China.Prior to joining HKU in 1998, she spent 23 years in New York City working as a journalist, and has reported for the New York Daily News, NBC News, and Chinese language papers. She is a board member of the Media Development Investment Fund, an investment fund for independent media worldwide, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies. She has co-edited four books on China’s media.

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Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs broadcast reporter. She was a correspondent for Al Jazeera America, covering stories on social justice, the economy, the environment, and the rural...

Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs broadcast reporter. She was a correspondent for Al Jazeera America, covering stories on social justice, the economy, the environment, and the rural American West. With Al Jazeera English, she served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel’s reports. Her work has received a number of awards, including two Human Rights Press Awards, the Asian Television Award, and a nod from the Overseas Press Club. She has also reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza.Chan is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In the 2012-2013 academic year, she was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She graduated from Yale University and has an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School...

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Gordon G. Chang is the author The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, both from Random House. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall...

Gordon G. Chang is the author The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, both from Random House. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Barron’s, and Forbes. He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the CIA, the State Department, and the Pentagon. Chang has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, PBS, and Bloomberg Television. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is a frequent co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show.

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Chang Ping is a former Chief Commentator and News Director of Southern Weekend. In April 2008, he was removed from his positions for the article "Tibet: Truth and Nationalist Sentiments,"...

Chang Ping is a former Chief Commentator and News Director of Southern Weekend. In April 2008, he was removed from his positions for the article "Tibet: Truth and Nationalist Sentiments," published in the Financial Times Chinese edition. In August, 2010, ordered by the CCP Propaganda Department, the Southern Media Group banned his writings from the Southern Metropolis Daily and Southern Weekend. Soon thereafter, the ban spread nationwide. Websites were ordered to take down everything written by Chang. In January 2011, he was asked to leave the Southern Media Group. He then worked in Hong Kong as the Editor-in-Chief of iSun Affairs until the authorities, under pressure from the Chinese government, denied him a work visa. He now lives in Germany and is a current affairs commentator for the South China Morning Post...

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Laura Chang is Assistant Editor of ChinaFile and Editor of the Books section. She is a Senior Program Officer with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations where she primarily focuses on policy...

Laura Chang is Assistant Editor of ChinaFile and Editor of the Books section. She is a Senior Program Officer with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations where she primarily focuses on policy and cultural programming. She has been with the Asia Society for five years and organized the Bernard Schwartz book award. Originally from Northern California, she holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and M.S. from New York University. She studied Chinese and Japanese history, environmental policy, and international relations and spent a year studying in Tokyo.

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Leslie T. Chang lived in China for a decade as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler.Her book Factory...

Leslie T. Chang lived in China for a decade as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. She has also written for The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Traveler.Her book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China (Spiegel & Grau 2008) traces the lives of two young women from the countryside who work in a factory city in South China. Factory Girls was named a New York Times Notable Book and has been translated into ten languages. Chang is a recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize.A graduate of Harvard University with a degree in American History and Literature, Chang has also worked as a journalist in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.She and her husband, writer Peter Hessler, live in Cairo with their twin daughters.

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Eveline Chao is a freelance writer and the author of NIUBI!: The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School. She lived in Beijing from 2006 to 2011. She now lives in New York and spends her free...

Eveline Chao is a freelance writer and the author of NIUBI!: The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School. She lived in Beijing from 2006 to 2011. She now lives in New York and spends her free time documenting oral histories from Manhattan Chinatown.

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Michael S. Chase is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct professor in the China Studies and Strategic Studies...

Michael S. Chase is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and an adjunct professor in the China Studies and Strategic Studies Departments at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.A specialist in China and Asia-Pacific security issues, Chase was previously an Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as Director of the strategic deterrence group in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department and taught in the Strategy and Policy Department. Prior to joining the faculty at NWC, he was a research analyst at Defense Group Inc. and an Associate International Policy Analyst at RAND. He is the author of the book Taiwan’s Security Policy: External Threats and Domestic Politics and numerous chapters and articles on China...

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Solange Guo Chatelard is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy in Halle/Saale, Germany. Chatelard is...

Solange Guo Chatelard is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute d'Etudes Politiques in Paris and an associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropolgy in Halle/Saale, Germany. Chatelard is among the world's leading experts on Sino-Zambian relations with a particular emphasis on the social, cultural, and economics surrounding the emergence of nascent Chinese communities throughout Zambia. Additionally, Chatelard wrote and hosted the landmark television documentary "King Cobra and the Dragon" on Al Jazeera English about China's complex engagment in Zambia...

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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, the primary newspaper of the Indian capital, New Delhi. He is also a Senior Associate at Rhodium Group and an advisor to the consultancy...

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is Foreign Editor of the Hindustan Times, the primary newspaper of the Indian capital, New Delhi. He is also a Senior Associate at Rhodium Group and an advisor to the consultancy BowerGroupAsia. He served four years on the Indian government’s National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), a body that provides policy input to the Indian Prime Minister’s Office in security and economic fields, completing his second term in 2015. Pramit was a member of the following task forces within the NSAB: China policy, maritime security, neighborhood policy, resource security, and strategic communications. Pramit also serves as an advisor to Mitsubishi Corporation India. Chaudhuri serves as a delegate for a number of track-two strategic and economic dialogues on behalf of the Aspen Institute of India. These include the Confederation of Indian Industries-Aspen Strategy Group India-U.S...

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Zhiwu Chen is a Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management. He is an expert on finance theory, securities valuation, emerging markets, and China’s economy and capital markets. Chen started his...

Zhiwu Chen is a Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management. He is an expert on finance theory, securities valuation, emerging markets, and China’s economy and capital markets. Chen started his career by publishing research papers in top economics and finance journals on topics related to financial markets and theories of asset pricing. Around 2001, Chen began to expand his research focus by going beyond mature markets and investigating market development and institution-building issues in the context of China’s transition process and other emerging markets. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines in the United States, Hong Kong, China, and other countries. He is a frequent contributor to media publications in China on topics of economic policy, market development, and legal reform. His list of books published in China includes: How Is Wealth Created? (2005), Media...

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Chen Weihua is a columnist and chief Washington correspondent for China Daily and the Deputy Editor of China Daily USA. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University from 2004 to 2005, a World Press...

Chen Weihua is a columnist and chief Washington correspondent for China Daily and the Deputy Editor of China Daily USA. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University from 2004 to 2005, a World Press Institute Fellow based at Macalester College in Minnesota in 1998, and a Freedom Forum Fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1993-1994. Chen joined China Daily in 1987 after graduating from Fudan University in Shanghai with degrees in Microbiology and International Journalism. He has appeared on CCTV, ABC, NPR, KQED, and talked to groups such as the Brookings board delegation visiting China, Indian Young Entrepreneurs Delegation, and MBA students from U.S. and U.K. universities.

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Joy Chen is an internationally acclaimed writer and media personality. A Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Chen is author of the China best-seller Do Not Marry Before Age 30, which...

Joy Chen is an internationally acclaimed writer and media personality. A Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Chen is author of the China best-seller Do Not Marry Before Age 30, which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s.Chen is now partnering with China’s Wanda Media Group to make this book into a romantic comedy movie scheduled for release in 2015. Additionally, she has several other projects in development with top media companies for movies, TV shows, and viral videos to delight and entertain modern Chinese audiences. Her role on these projects is both behind the camera as a writer, and in front of the camera as a media personality.Chen serves as a brand ambassador for Procter & Gamble and other leading companies whose products aid and inspire Chinese women.For her work in helping women realize their own potential,...

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Chen Ming is a reporter for Southern Weekend. He graduated from Beijing University’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2007. In July 2009, he published an investigation uncovering the...

Chen Ming is a reporter for Southern Weekend. He graduated from Beijing University’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2007. In July 2009, he published an investigation uncovering the relationship between the abnormally high incidence of thyroid disease in China’s coastal provinces and the iodized salt policy, forcing experts at China’s Ministry of Health to concede that the ratio of iodine in salt mandated by regulation is too high in the country. One month later, the Ministry of Health announced adjustments to its standards for the mandated amount of iodine in salt.Chen’s current reporting for Southern Weekend focuses on the human impacts of public policy.

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Chen Long is the China economist at Gavekal Dragonomics. Before joining the firm in January 2014, he was the economic officer at the Canadian embassy. Prior to that, he worked at Shengyin Wanguo...

Chen Long is the China economist at Gavekal Dragonomics. Before joining the firm in January 2014, he was the economic officer at the Canadian embassy. Prior to that, he worked at Shengyin Wanguo Securities and Guosen Securities in Hong Kong. Chen Long is a Beijinger and graduated from Peking University.

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Chen Xuelian is Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Social Survey Office of the China Center for Comparative Politics & Economics at the CCP’s Central Compilation and Translation...

Chen Xuelian is Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Social Survey Office of the China Center for Comparative Politics & Economics at the CCP’s Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, in Beijing. Her research interests include administrative reforms and local governance in China, and the political legitimacy of authoritarian regimes. Her recent publications include edited volumes on Government Governance (Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2015) and Efficient Government (Central Compilation & Translation Press, 2015). Her latest research focuses on technological innovations in China’s local governance.

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George Chen is an award-winning journalist and a 2014 Yale World Fellow. He is the author of two books, This is Hong Kong I Know (2014) and Foreign Banks in China (2011). He has written for the South...

George Chen is an award-winning journalist and a 2014 Yale World Fellow. He is the author of two books, This is Hong Kong I Know (2014) and Foreign Banks in China (2011). He has written for the South China Morning Post, Reuters, Dow Jones, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Shanghai Observer, among other international and Chinese publications. Chen has covered China’s political and economic changes since 2002, when he started his media career at an official newspaper in his hometown, Shanghai.Chen is currently managing editor for the SCMP.com International Edition and a columnist at the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's premier English language newspaper. Global political and business leaders interviewed by Chen in recent years include Myanmar’s political leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. His “Mr. Shangkong” column, about the two...

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Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014)...

Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her research has been published in International Organization, China Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Security Studies. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in 2008. Before joining Cornell, she taught at Yale University and founded FACES, the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford.

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Bi Cheng is an M.A. candidate in Conference Interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His language combination is English and Mandarin Chinese, but he is also fluent in...

Bi Cheng is an M.A. candidate in Conference Interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His language combination is English and Mandarin Chinese, but he is also fluent in Cantonese. He holds a B.A. in Professional Accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with minors in Translation and French Studies. He has also studied at Washington University in St. Louis as an exchange student. He has worked for China Economic Review and Modern Weekly as an intern and his current career goal is to become a professional conference interpreter.

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Edmund W. Cheng read politics and law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002-2005 and obtained his MSc in comparative politics in 2007 and PhD in government in 2015, both from the London...

Edmund W. Cheng read politics and law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002-2005 and obtained his MSc in comparative politics in 2007 and PhD in government in 2015, both from the London School of Economics. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University and a fellow of the Institute of Future Cities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining the academia, he worked in the manufacturing and voluntary sectors in China and Hong Kong.Chung researches contentious politics, civil society, development studies, politics of cultural heritage and urban governance with a focus on China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He has published articles in Political Studies, Social Movement Studies, The China Quarterly, Modern Asian Studies, International Journal of Heritage Studies, among others. He writes about arts and...

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Joseph Cheng joined the City University of Hong Kong in July 1992 as Professor of Political Science. Before that, he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1977-1989) and the Open Learning...

Joseph Cheng joined the City University of Hong Kong in July 1992 as Professor of Political Science. Before that, he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1977-1989) and the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (1989-1991). In 1991-92, he was a full-time member of the Central Policy Unit, Government of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Hong Kong, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and the Flinders University of South Australia. He was the founding editor of both The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences and The Journal of Comparative Asian Development, as well as the founding President of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong.

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Alvin Y.H. Cheung’s research interests include the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s approach to international law, and the relationship between trade...

Alvin Y.H. Cheung’s research interests include the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and Macau, China’s approach to international law, and the relationship between trade policy and intellectual property. Cheung holds degrees from NYU (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2014) and Cambridge (M.A. 2011), and has worked in Hong Kong as a barrister and as a lecturer in Law & Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University.Cheung has written and presented extensively about Hong Kong for academic, specialist, and lay audiences. In addition to being a ChinaFile contributor, his writing on Hong Kong has appeared in publications such as the South China Morning Post, Opinio Juris, World Policy Journal, and the China Rights Forum. He has also been quoted by Al-Jazeera, DPA, and the Associated Press.

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Tai Ming Cheung is the director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the leader of IGCC’s Minerva project "The Evolving Relationship Between...

Tai Ming Cheung is the director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the leader of IGCC’s Minerva project "The Evolving Relationship Between Technology and National Security in China: Innovation, Defense Transformation, and China’s Place in the Global Technology Order.” He is a long-time analyst of Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs. Cheung was based in Asia from the mid-1980s to 2002 covering political, economic, and strategic developments in greater China. He was also a journalist and political and business risk consultant in northeast Asia.Cheung received his Ph.D. from the War Studies Department at King's College, London University in 2007. His latest book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy, was published by Cornell University Press in 2008. He is an associate adjunct...

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Gregory Chin is associate professor of Political Economy at York University, Canada. He is a non-resident senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at The Johns Hopkins University SAIS...

Gregory Chin is associate professor of Political Economy at York University, Canada. He is a non-resident senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at The Johns Hopkins University SAIS.  He is on the International Advisory Board of the journal Review of International Political Economy, and on the Editorial Board of the journal Global Governance.  His research focuses on China's international financial and monetary affairs, Asian regionalism, the BRICS, and global governance reform. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on Renminbi internationalization. Prior to joining York University, Gregory Chin was First Secretary (Development) at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing (2003 to 2006), and from 2000 to 2003, he served in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian International Development Agency. ...

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Josh Chin joined The Wall Street Journal in Beijing in 2007, working first as a video journalist and later as editor of the newspaper's China Real Time blog and a reporter covering everything...

Josh Chin joined The Wall Street Journal in Beijing in 2007, working first as a video journalist and later as editor of the newspaper's China Real Time blog and a reporter covering everything from censorship to earthquakes to dancing grannies. Prior to the Journal, he was a research fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, where he helped produce the China Boom Project. He has lived and worked in China since the year 2000, with a four-year hiatus in the Bay Area during which he attended graduate school at U.C. Berkeley and worked as a sous chef in a floating French restaurant...

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Frank Ching is a writer and university lecturer who has reported and commented on events in Asia, particularly China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, for many years. He worked for The New York Times, The Wall...

Frank Ching is a writer and university lecturer who has reported and commented on events in Asia, particularly China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, for many years. He worked for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in China in 1979, after the normalization of U.S.-China relations, thus becoming one of the first four American newspaper reporters to be based in Beijing since 1949.

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Eva Shan Chou is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Chinese...

Eva Shan Chou is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Baruch College, City University of New York. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from Harvard University. She is interested in both works of art and the cultural contexts of their creation. Currently, she is at work on a history of ballet in China. In this area, she has published articles on Swan Lake in China and on the National Ballet of China in its 2015 season at Lincoln Center’s Festival, a season which included The Red Detachment of Women. Earlier, she published a study of the classical poet Du Fu (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and one of the modern writer Lu Xun (Association of Asian Studies Publications, 2012), as well as many scholarly articles on these figures, the culture of their times, and their reception today.

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Patrick Chovanec is Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management and a former professor at Tsinghua University. His insights into Chinese business, economics, politics, and...

Patrick Chovanec is Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management and a former professor at Tsinghua University. His insights into Chinese business, economics, politics, and culture have been featured by both Chinese and international media, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, PBS, NPR, and Al Jazeera. He serves as Chairman of the Public Policy Development Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in China.Professor Chovanec has worked for several private equity funds focused on China, and continues to advise numerous fund managers, corporations, and governments. Previously, he served as director ofInstitutional Investor’s Asia Pacific Institute, based in Hong Kong, and its Global Fixed Income Institute, based...

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Chu Yin is an Associate Professor at the Foreign Affairs Management in Public Administration Department at the University of International Relations, where his has worked since receiving his Ph.D...

Chu Yin is an Associate Professor at the Foreign Affairs Management in Public Administration Department at the University of International Relations, where his has worked since receiving his Ph.D. from the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China in 2006. Chu is also a researcher for the National Security and Legal System of Government Institute and a research fellow in the Center for China and Globalization. In 2004, Chu was an exchange researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. In 2010, he was a research fellow in the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies. His academic research interests include many ares, mainly focusing on the protection of China’s overseas interests and national security studies.

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Chien-min Chung is an American Taiwanese freelance photographer. He has covered child labor in Afghanistan and Mongolia, as well as China’s transition into a global power. Prior to his freelance...

Chien-min Chung is an American Taiwanese freelance photographer. He has covered child labor in Afghanistan and Mongolia, as well as China’s transition into a global power. Prior to his freelance career, Chung worked at the Associated Press in Beijing for two years, where he won a World Press Photo award for his photos of protests in Tiananmen Square. He studied photography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the days of D76 film developer and multigrade printing paper. His work has been published by Time, Der Speigel, Stern, Newsweek, Businessweek, Fortune, and The New York Times.

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Amy Chung is a freelance journalist who has reported from Canada, India, and most recently China, where she has been learning Mandarin since 2012. In India, she spent two years reporting for Daily...

Amy Chung is a freelance journalist who has reported from Canada, India, and most recently China, where she has been learning Mandarin since 2012. In India, she spent two years reporting for Daily News & Analysis. In Canada, she worked as a news reporter for the Toronto Sun and Postmedia News. She holds a B.A. from York University.

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Daouda Cissé has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the China Institute at the University of Alberta since January 2015. He previously worked for the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch...

Daouda Cissé has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the China Institute at the University of Alberta since January 2015. He previously worked for the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa from 2011-2014. His work focuses on China, Africa-China, and Canada-China relations, and particularly looks at China’s domestic and overseas trade and investments. He has published several papers on Africa-China trade and investments, Chinese multinational companies, sustainable development issues in Africa, Chinese investment policies and Chinese companies’ business strategies in Africa, and trade-migration-development in Africa-China relations by exploring African traders in China and Chinese traders in Africa.Cissé received a Ph.D. in Economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, in 2010. His doctoral thesis was titled “The Influence of...

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Duncan Clark is Chairman and Founder of BDA China, a consultancy he founded in Beijing in 1994 after four years with Morgan Stanley. Clark advises investors in China with BDA and at Stanford...

Duncan Clark is Chairman and Founder of BDA China, a consultancy he founded in Beijing in 1994 after four years with Morgan Stanley. Clark advises investors in China with BDA and at Stanford University, where he was a Visiting Scholar in 2010 and 2011, he researches the implications for Silicon Valley of the rapid growth of China’s Internet. He is also an angel investor in companies including App Annie and Happy Latte.Clark was Executive Producer of two China-themed documentary films produced by his film production company, CIB Productions. He divides his time between Beijing, Palo Alto, and London. He recently was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British commercial interests in China. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

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Paul Clark is Chair Professor of Chinese at the University of Auckland. His research area is modern Chinese popular culture, including film and its audiences. He has published books on Maori history...

Paul Clark is Chair Professor of Chinese at the University of Auckland. His research area is modern Chinese popular culture, including film and its audiences. He has published books on Maori history, Chinese film, culture during the Cultural Revolution, and youth cultures in China. His current book project is a study of popular leisure in Beijing since 1949. He was educated at Auckland, Peking, and Harvard.

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Donald Clarke is a professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in modern Chinese law, focusing particularly on corporate governance,...

Donald Clarke is a professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in modern Chinese law, focusing particularly on corporate governance, Chinese legal institutions, and the legal issues presented by China’s economic reforms. He has previously been on the law faculties of the University of Washington School of Law and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and has been a visiting professor at Duke Law School, New York University School of Law, and the UCLA School of Law. In addition to his academic work, he founded and maintains Chinalaw, the leading internet listserv on Chinese law, and writes the Chinese Law Prof Blog. He was educated at Princeton University (A.B.) and the University of London (M.Sc.), and received his law degree (J...

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Mark L. Clifford is the author of, most recently, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. He is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business...

Mark L. Clifford is the author of, most recently, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency. He is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council. Clifford has lived in Hong Kong since 1992 and previously was the Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Standard. He has held senior editorial positions at Businessweek and The Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong and Seoul.

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Jerome A. Cohen, a professor at New York University School of Law since 1990 and co-director of its U.S.-Asia Law Institute, is a leading American expert on Chinese law and government. A pioneer in...

Jerome A. Cohen, a professor at New York University School of Law since 1990 and co-director of its U.S.-Asia Law Institute, is a leading American expert on Chinese law and government. A pioneer in the field, Professor Cohen began studying China’s legal system in the early 1960s and from 1964 to 1979 introduced the teaching of Asian law into the curriculum of Harvard Law School, where he served as Jeremiah Smith Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of East Asian Legal Studies. In addition to his responsibilities at NYU, Professor Cohen served for several years as C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he currently is an Adjunct Senior Fellow. He retired from the partnership of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP at the end of 2000 after twenty years of law practice focused on China. In his law practice,...

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Elbridge Colby is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he focuses on strategic, deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force, intelligence, and...

Elbridge Colby is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he focuses on strategic, deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force, intelligence, and related issues. In 2012, he served as the deputy head for national security personnel on the Mitt Romney pre-transition effort and also worked on several of the campaign’s security policy teams. From 2010 to 2013, he was a principal analyst and division lead for global strategic affairs at CNA. Before that, he served for over five years in the U.S. Government, including as policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense’s Representative for the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, as an expert advisor to the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, as a staff member on the President’s Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding WMD, with the Coalition Provisional...

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Yan Cong is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its...

Yan Cong is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors. Her work has been published in ChinaFile, The Huffington Post, Caixin Weekly, NetEase, and Tencent, among others.In 2015, Yan was selected to participate in the Angkor Photo Workshop and the New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. Cong received a student grant from Oslo University College for her long-term project on Cambodian women migrating to China for marriage. She was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2016.Cong is the co-founder of a Chinese-language photo blog, Yuanjin. She is also a contributing photographer to the @EyesOnChinaProject Instagram feed.She holds a M.S. in...

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Peter Conn is Professor of English and Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the Vartan Gregorian Chair in English and is also an affiliated member of the Center for East Asian...

Peter Conn is Professor of English and Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the Vartan Gregorian Chair in English and is also an affiliated member of the Center for East Asian Studies. Among his publications, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography (Cambridge, 1996; Paperback 1998), was chosen as a “New York Times Notable Book,” was listed among the best 25 books of 1996 by Publishers Weekly and among the best books of the year by Library Journal, was included among the five finalists for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography, and received the Athenaeum Award.Conn's books and chapters have been translated into eight foreign languages and he has lectured at numerous universities in America and internationally. He has written on international adoption, the job market in the humanities, and American universities' relationships with China. A John...

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Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a journalism trainer who specializes in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has managed...

Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a journalism trainer who specializes in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has managed projects and reported from across Latin America, Asia, and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organized crime networks to extractive industries and campaign violence. “The Mafia’s Shadow: Displacement and Slavery in Latin America,” her first cross-border investigation, was short-listed for the Daniel Pearl Award, and “Land Quest,” an investigative series on exploitation of natural resources in Kenya, has been recognized by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and School of Data for its contribution to transparency in Kenya. Her reporting has appeared in media outlets including El Mundo, El Confidencial in Spain, the...

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Malcolm Cook is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. At the Institute, Cook focuses on the Philippines and on major power security...

Malcolm Cook is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. At the Institute, Cook focuses on the Philippines and on major power security interests in Southeast Asia. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2014, he was the inaugural East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia from 2003-2010, and then the first Dean of the School of International Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Cook has lived and worked in Canada, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, and Singapore.

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Honita Cowaloosur is a Phandulwazi Nge China scholar at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University. Her research interests include Chinese investment presence across the numerous...

Honita Cowaloosur is a Phandulwazi Nge China scholar at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University. Her research interests include Chinese investment presence across the numerous sectors of African economies, investment strategies and financial mechanisms deployed by foreign investors in Africa, African development, land acquisition, economic zones, and the economies of the small island states of the Indian Ocean. She has a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews, U.K., and has won various scholarships in support of her innovative research. She holds Masters degrees in International Relations and in Politics from the London School of Economics and the University of Iceland, respectively. She did her B.A. at the University of Durham, U.K. She was previously a journalist and also worked at the Ministry of Finance, Mauritius, and at the Indian Ocean Rim Association.

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Matthew Crabbe has been analyzing the consumer economy of China for over two decades. He has specialist knowledge about the development of China’s consumer lifestyles and retail market. Crabbe has...

Matthew Crabbe has been analyzing the consumer economy of China for over two decades. He has specialist knowledge about the development of China’s consumer lifestyles and retail market. Crabbe has three published books to his name, most recently Myth-Busting China’s Numbers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He is currently Director of Research for Mintel Asia-Pacific.

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Rogier Creemers grew up in Belgium, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sinology at the University of Leuven after spending a year at Peking University studying the Chinese language...

Rogier Creemers grew up in Belgium, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sinology at the University of Leuven after spending a year at Peking University studying the Chinese language. Creemers got his Master's degree in International Relations (Leuven, 2006), and subsequently at Maastricht University wrote a doctoral dissertation attempting to explain media piracy in China from the point of view of media control, and assess the potential impact of international trade law on this phenomenon. In 2012, Creemers joined the Program for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, where he coordinates a capacity-building project supporting media law reform in China and is and working on a Dutch Rubicon Scholarship to research the development of Chinese Internet Law. He is preparing a monograph on the development of public communications law in China, paying...

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Gavin Cross is an undergraduate at Rice University, majoring in Asian Studies and Policy Studies, with a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. His research includes work on political...

Gavin Cross is an undergraduate at Rice University, majoring in Asian Studies and Policy Studies, with a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. His research includes work on political participation on the Chinese Internet and its impact on policy-making, and a summer fellowship focused on inequality among migrants in Sichuan. Cross spent a semester studying Mandarin at East China Normal University and, in the summer of 2015, is working as a research assistant at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, supported by a fellowship from the Baker Institute. Upon graduation, he hopes to work in the field of public policy.

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Collis Professor of History, Dartmouth College, Pamela Kyle Crossley is a specialist on the Qing empire and modern China, and also writes on Central and Inner Asian history, global history, and the...

Collis Professor of History, Dartmouth College, Pamela Kyle Crossley is a specialist on the Qing empire and modern China, and also writes on Central and Inner Asian history, global history, and the history of horsemanship in Eurasia before the modern period. The Faculty Project invited her to create the video series, "Modern China," and her documentary on Asian horsemanship was featured in the Asian Arts Theatre festival, Gwangju, South Korea, in 2013. Crossley is the author of six books and co-author of two leading textbooks on global history. Her work has been awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies (for a book in any discipline addressing China before 1800), a Guggenheim fellowship, and numerous other grants. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish. Shorter research works have...

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Andrea Crosta is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Elephant Action League. He has 25 years of experience in conservation and research projects all over the world, and since 1989 he has been...

Andrea Crosta is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Elephant Action League. He has 25 years of experience in conservation and research projects all over the world, and since 1989 he has been involved on a variety of projects in Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe.Crosta has also worked for over 15 years as an international consultant to companies and governmental agencies on high-end security technologies and services, homeland security, investigation, and risk management, a knowledge that he now applies to conservation and wildlife protection. In 1998, he founded Think Italy, one of the first e-commerce companies in Italy.Crosta is on the board of the Italian environmental NGO Torbiera Zoological Society, and he is among the founding and supervisory board members of the recently established Wildlife Justice Commission, in the Hague, The Netherlands. He is also a partner of...

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Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina street and documentary photographer. Her work has been featured in The New York Times’ Lens blog, CNN, and various international media publications. She was selected as...

Xyza Cruz Bacani is a Filipina street and documentary photographer. Her work has been featured in The New York Times’ Lens blog, CNN, and various international media publications. She was selected as a Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellow in 2015, is one of the BBC’s 100 Women 2015, and is a Fujifilm Ambassador.Before becoming a photographer, Cruz Bacani worked as a foreign domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade. She bought her first camera with money borrowed from her employer at the time.Recently, she had her first solo show in her home country, “Humans of Makati.”

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Maura Elizabeth Cunningham is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine and ChinaFile Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations. She is Editor of The...

Maura Elizabeth Cunningham is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine and ChinaFile Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations. She is Editor of The China Beat and a regular contributor to a number of online and print publications. Her writing has appeared in Time Asia, Dissent, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Forbes.com, the Ms. Magazine blog, History News Network, and the Asian Review of Books.Cunningham grew up in Philadelphia and is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, Yale University, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. She is currently researching a dissertation on cartoons in twentieth-century China, focusing on the Sanmao the Orphan comics drawn by artist Zhang Leping.

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Charlie Custer is the Founder of 2non.org, a nonprofit media organization dedicated to reporting on China, and is an Editor at Tech in Asia, where he writes about Internet and mobile technology in...

Charlie Custer is the Founder of 2non.org, a nonprofit media organization dedicated to reporting on China, and is an Editor at Tech in Asia, where he writes about Internet and mobile technology in China and across Asia. He is also the founder of the blog ChinaGeeks and the Director of Living with Dead Hearts, a documentary film about kidnapped children in China and what happens to their families. Living with Dead Hearts comes out online July 29, 2013.After graduating from Brown University with a degree in East Asian Studies, Custer taught English in Harbin and then taught Chinese in the U.S. before returning to China again to serve as an Editor and ultimately the Web and Multimedia Director for The World of Chinese magazine. He currently lives in Maine.

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Daly is Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.Before coming to the Wilson Center, Daly was director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland, a position...

Daly is Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.Before coming to the Wilson Center, Daly was director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland, a position he held since 2007. From 2001 to 2007 he was American Director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, in Nanjing, China. He began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat with the United States Information Agency from 1989 to 1991, after which he taught Chinese at Cornell.From 1992 to 1999 he worked on television projects in China as a host, actor, and writer, and helped to produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children's Television Workshop programs. During that same period he directed the Syracuse University China seminar and served as a commentator on U.S.-China relations and Chinese affairs for several U.S...

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Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who for twenty-five years has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and...

Mark Danner is a writer and reporter who for twenty-five years has written on politics and foreign affairs, focusing on war and conflict. He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq and the Middle East, among many other stories. Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of Journalism, Politics and English at the University of California, Berkeley, and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College. Among his books are Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, Torture and Truth, The Secret Way to War, and The Massacre at El Mozote. Danner was a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. His work has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, Aperture, and many other newspapers and magazines. He has co-written and helped produce two hour-long documentaries for the ABC News...

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Souvid Datta was born in Mumbai and moved to London at the age of 10. Since then, he has been raised between the two metropolises, developing an interest in the fields of multimedia journalism and...

Souvid Datta was born in Mumbai and moved to London at the age of 10. Since then, he has been raised between the two metropolises, developing an interest in the fields of multimedia journalism and social justice. Since winning his first dSLR in an iPhone travel photography competition in 2012, he has worked on photography projects on the Sonagachi slums in Kolkata, India; gangs in London; pollution in Xingtai and Ningbo, China; and drug addicts in Kabul, Afghanistan. His work has been published in The Guardian, TIME LightBox, and the BBC. Among many other awards, in 2015 he was the recipient of a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and he won the College Photographer of the Year Portfolio Silver Prize in 2014 and the Alexia Foundation Student Grant in 2013. He graduated from University College London in Political Science and Conflict Studies in 2014. He believes photography is...

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Guy de Jonquières is a Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and previously worked for the Financial Times, where his last two assignments were as World Trade...

Guy de Jonquières is a Senior Fellow at the European Centre for International Political Economy and previously worked for the Financial Times, where his last two assignments were as World Trade Editor and then as Asia Columnist and Commentator, based in Hong Kong.

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Phillip de Wet is an Associate Editor for Mail & Guardian, a South African online news publication. He writes about politics, society, economics, weird stuff, and the areas where all of these...

Phillip de Wet is an Associate Editor for Mail & Guardian, a South African online news publication. He writes about politics, society, economics, weird stuff, and the areas where all of these collide. Over the past decade and a half, he has also written about telecommunications, sexually transmitted diseases, property development, civil liberties, riot policing, mining, movies, the media, and UFOs, among other topics.

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Jacqueline Newmyer Deal is President and CEO of the Long Term Strategy Group (LTSG), a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy that provides clients with research and analysis on the future security...

Jacqueline Newmyer Deal is President and CEO of the Long Term Strategy Group (LTSG), a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy that provides clients with research and analysis on the future security environment. Deal has testified before the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission and briefed senior officials across administrations. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and The National Interest, along with academic journals. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard and her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford. She was a postdoctoral fellow and award-winning lecturer at Harvard. Deal is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Aaron Deemer lived in Beijing from 2004 to 2010. Previously a San Francisco-based photographer, he has worked for the last fifteen years photographing for editorial and advertising clients, as well...

Aaron Deemer lived in Beijing from 2004 to 2010. Previously a San Francisco-based photographer, he has worked for the last fifteen years photographing for editorial and advertising clients, as well as filming short documentaries, mostly for U.S.-based NGOs. Born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in London, Aaron returned to London where he now lives.

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James Whitlow Delano is a documentary storyteller and collector of visual evidence who has lived in Asia for over two decades. His work has been awarded the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia...

James Whitlow Delano is a documentary storyteller and collector of visual evidence who has lived in Asia for over two decades. His work has been awarded the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and Life Magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, PDN, and other awards for work from China, Japan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and elsewhere.His first monograph book, Empire: Impressions from China, and work from Japan Mangaland and Selling Spring: Sex Workers Story have shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe. “Empire” was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art. Delano’s The Mercy Project / Inochi, a charity photo book for hospice, received the PX3 Gold Award and the Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. His work has appeared in magazines and photo festivals on five...

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John Delury is an Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies and Underwood International College in Seoul, South Korea. Delury is...

John Delury is an Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies and Underwood International College in Seoul, South Korea. Delury is currently a Senior Fellow of Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, where with Center Director Orville Schell he recently co-authored Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013). He was previously the Associate Director of the Center, where he directed the China Boom Project as well as a task force on economic engagement with North Korea.Before moving to Korea, Delury taught Chinese history and politics at Brown University, Columbia University, and Peking University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member of the National Committee on North Korea, and sits on the 21st Century Leadership Council of the National Committee...

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Barbara Demick is a correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and served as Bureau Chief in Seoul and in Beijing. She is author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.

Barbara Demick is a correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and served as Bureau Chief in Seoul and in Beijing. She is author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.

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Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program. 

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the Pacific Forum Young Leaders Program. 

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Steve Dickinson is an Attorney with Harris & Moure, a boutique international law firm. The bulk of his practice is with foreign companies that do business with China. He works primarily with...

Steve Dickinson is an Attorney with Harris & Moure, a boutique international law firm. The bulk of his practice is with foreign companies that do business with China. He works primarily with factories, fish plants, and farms that lie outside of Beijing and Shanghai. He conducts business primarily in Chinese and has lived in China for years.He has lectured in Chinese at the University of Beijing School of Law and the Shanghai Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker throughout the United States and in China (both in English and in Chinese) on various issues relating to International, Chinese, Japanese, and United States law. He also co-authors the China Law Blog.Dickinson received a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Washington and a J.D. with honors from the University of Washington School of Law.

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Suzanne DiMaggio is the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at Asia Society in New York. She oversees Asia Society’s task forces, working groups, and Track II initiatives aimed at promoting...

Suzanne DiMaggio is the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at Asia Society in New York. She oversees Asia Society’s task forces, working groups, and Track II initiatives aimed at promoting effective policy responses to the most critical challenges facing the United States and Asia. She is currently leading projects focused on U.S.-Iran relations, Burma/Myanmar, regional security in South Asia, and sustainability issues in Asia, including food and water security. Prior to joining Asia Society in 2007, she was the Vice President of Policy Programs at the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA), where she directed programs aimed at advancing multilateral approaches to global problem solving and encouraging constructive U.S. international engagement.

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Ding Feng is a recent graduate from the College of Wooster, Class of 2016, with a B.A. in International Relations. He is currently an intern at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)...

Ding Feng is a recent graduate from the College of Wooster, Class of 2016, with a B.A. in International Relations. He is currently an intern at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office of the Permanent Observer to the United Nations and is expected to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) soon. He also has past experience working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in China.Ding is committed to promoting mutual understanding between China and the United States. He pays close attention to the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the strategic incentives behind the scenes. He conducted a year-long independent study thesis on China’s strategic shift which resulted in a 106-page paper and oral defense.

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Mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov has been praised by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality.” In 2014 she became the first singer ever...

Mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov has been praised by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality.” In 2014 she became the first singer ever to win the prestigious Sphinx Medal of Excellence, an honor bestowed upon her by Justice Sotomayor in a ceremony at the Supreme Court of the United States.In August of 2014 she debuted the role of Adalgisa in Norma, with Angela Meade in the title role, at the Portland Summer Festival. Her 2014-2015 season featured a concert at the Napa Festival del Sole, where she collaborated with the Sphinx Virtuosi. In fall 2014, she took part in a special concert at the UNAM in Mexico, where she collaborated with Fernando de la Mora, Eugenia Leon, and Lila Downs on a special concert celebrating Mexican repertoire. The concert was televised and recorded, and will be released on Blue-Ray. Dirlikov will...

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David Dollar is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs in the John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institution. He is a leading expert on China’...

David Dollar is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs in the John L. Thornton China Center at The Brookings Institution. He is a leading expert on China’s economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013, he was the U.S. Treasury’s economic and financial emissary to China.In that capacity, he facilitated the economic and financial policy dialogue between the United States and China. That included the formal meetings, notably the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, as well as constant exchanges between the treasury department and Chinese economic policymakers at all levels. Based at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Dollar served as Treasury’s eyes and ears on the ground and reported back to Washington on economic and policy developments in China.Dollar worked at the World Bank for 20 years, and from 2004 to 2009, was country...

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John Donaldson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU).Over the last decade, he has authored and co-authored numerous...

John Donaldson is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU).Over the last decade, he has authored and co-authored numerous journal and conference papers as well as other academic publications on issues such as poverty reduction and economic growth in China, the transformation of China’s agrarian system, and central-provincial relations in China. Donaldson is the author of Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China (Cornell University Press, 2011). His research has also been published in such journals as World Development, International Studies Quarterly, Politics and Society, China Journal, China Quarterly, and Journal of Contemporary China.Donaldson also serves as a Senior Research Fellow with the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, working with the SMU Change Lab to research and design...

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Yifu Dong is a graduate of Beijing No. 4 High School and a history major at Yale College, class of 2017. He is the Managing Editor of the Yale-based China Hands magazine. His articles have appeared...

Yifu Dong is a graduate of Beijing No. 4 High School and a history major at Yale College, class of 2017. He is the Managing Editor of the Yale-based China Hands magazine. His articles have appeared on Foreign Policy’s Tea Leaf Nation, The New York Times, and The New York Times Chinese website.

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June Teufel Dreyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where she teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations. She has...

June Teufel Dreyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where she teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations. She has also lectured to and taught a course for National Security Agency analysts.Formerly Senior Far East Specialist at the Library of Congress, she has also served as an Asia policy advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and as Commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission established by the U.S. Congress. Dreyer’s most recent book is China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition, ninth edition (Pearson, 2014). A partially-completed manuscript on Sino-Japanese relations is under contract from Oxford University Press. Dreyer received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and has lived in China and Japan and paid several...

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Mathieu Duchâtel is a Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Based in the Paris office of the ECFR, he works on...

Mathieu Duchâtel is a Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia and China Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Based in the Paris office of the ECFR, he works on Asian security, with a focus on maritime affairs, the Korean peninsula, China’s foreign policy, and E.U.-China relations.Before joining ECFR in 2015, he was a Senior Researcher and the Representative in Beijing of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from 2011 to 2015, a Research Fellow with Asia Centre in Paris from 2007 to 2011, and an Associate Researcher based in Taipei with Asia Centre from 2004 to 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, Paris). Duchâtel has spent a total of nine years in Shanghai at Fudan University, Taipei at National Chengchi University, and Beijing, and he has been a visiting scholar at the...

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Rian Dundon (b. 1980) is a photographer living in Oakland, California. His work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, and The New York Times, among other publications, and has been exhibited in...

Rian Dundon (b. 1980) is a photographer living in Oakland, California. His work has appeared in TIME, Newsweek, and The New York Times, among other publications, and has been exhibited in Beijing, London, Siem Reap, and New York. Rian is a graduate of the Social Documentation masters program at UC Santa Cruz and has lectured or taught courses in photography at U.C.S.C., The International Center of Photography, New York University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. His first book, Changsha, is a record of the six years he lived and worked in Mainland China.

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Peter Dutton is Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of...

Peter Dutton is Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and an Affiliated Distinguished Scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute there. Dutton’s current research focuses on American and Chinese views of sovereignty and international law of the sea and the strategic implications to the United States and the United States Navy of Chinese international law and policy choices.

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Ronald Dworkin is a Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at New York University. He received BA degrees from both Harvard College and Oxford University and an LLB from...

Ronald Dworkin is a Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at New York University. He received BA degrees from both Harvard College and Oxford University and an LLB from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Learned Hand. Professor Dworkin was associated with a law firm in New York (Sullivan and Cromwell) and was a professor of law at Yale University Law School from 1962-1969. He has been a Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford and a Fellow of University College since 1969. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Dworkin is the author of many articles in philosophical and legal journals as well as articles on legal and political topics in the New York Review of Books.Professor Dworkin has written Taking Rights Seriously (Harvard University Press, 1978), A Matter of Principle (Harvard University...

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Geoff Dyer has worked for the Financial Times for over a decade in China, Brazil, the U.K., and now the U.S., where he writes about American foreign policy. He was the FT’s Bureau Chief in Beijing...

Geoff Dyer has worked for the Financial Times for over a decade in China, Brazil, the U.K., and now the U.S., where he writes about American foreign policy. He was the FT’s Bureau Chief in Beijing from 2008 to 2011, following three years working for the paper in Shanghai. He has also been the paper’s Brazil Bureau Chief and covered the healthcare industry.Dyer is the author of The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win, to be published in the U.S. by Knopf in February, 2014. He studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna and Washington, D.C., where he was supported by a Fulbright award.

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Freeman Dyson is now retired, having been for most of his life a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for...

Freeman Dyson is now retired, having been for most of his life a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force in World War II. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1945 with a B.A. in Mathematics. He went on to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman.His most useful contribution to science was the unification of the three versions of quantum electrodynamics invented by Feynman, Schwinger and Tomonaga. Cornell University made him a professor without bothering about his lack of Ph.D. He subsequently worked on nuclear reactors, solid state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.Dyson has written a number of books about science for the...

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Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The author of The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s...

Elizabeth Economy is the C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The author of The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future (Cornell University Press, 2004), Economy also co-edited China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects (with Michel Oksenberg, Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1999) and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection (with Miranda Schreurs, Cambridge University Press, 1997). She has published articles in foreign policy and scholarly journals, including Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Policy, and op-eds in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and International Herald Tribune. Economy is vice chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of China and serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. She...

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Jack Edelman, who is now 92 years old (pictured here in 1945), was born in New York and and attended City College there. Drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1943 while a senior, he was sent to...

Jack Edelman, who is now 92 years old (pictured here in 1945), was born in New York and and attended City College there. Drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1943 while a senior, he was sent to China where he served in the Statistical Control Unit of the U.S. 14th Air Force, the successor to the privately organized Flying Tigers, at their headquarters in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. There, he kept records on U.S. bombing missions against Japanese positions.After his marriage to Dorothy Edelman, he went into a family business that distributed building products for the Dow Chemical Company. He sold the business in 1978 and retired to California, where he continued to be actively engaged in China-related activities. He currently lives in Southern California.

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Dorinda Elliott is Editor at Large at ChinaFile. In her “day job,” she is Global Affairs Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, where she spearheads coverage of global issues and corporate social...

Dorinda Elliott is Editor at Large at ChinaFile. In her “day job,” she is Global Affairs Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, where she spearheads coverage of global issues and corporate social responsibility in the travel industry.Elliott has had a life-long interest in China, dating back to her studies in Taiwan as an undergraduate in 1978. She covered the beginnings of China’s economic reforms in 1984 for BusinessWeek magazine, and served as Beijing bureau chief for Newsweek magazine from 1987 to 1990. During that time, she covered China’s opening up to the outside world, culminating in the student movement of 1989 and the crackdown that followed. Elliott later lived in Hong Kong for a decade, traveling and reporting across China.At Condé Nast Traveler, Elliott has written about China’s avant-garde art movement, the Chinese antiquities trade, Shanghai as financial powerhouse, Macau as...

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Jeffrey Engstrom is a Senior Project Associate at the RAND Corporation. He specializes in Asia-Pacific security issues and foreign policy. His recent work has focused on Chinese conventional and...

Jeffrey Engstrom is a Senior Project Associate at the RAND Corporation. He specializes in Asia-Pacific security issues and foreign policy. His recent work has focused on Chinese conventional and nuclear capabilities, East Asian force projection, and partnership capacity building. Before joining RAND, Engstrom was a defense policy analyst at SAIC where, in addition to researching East Asian military capabilities, he also developed expertise in war gaming. Prior to his work at SAIC, Engstrom served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Engstrom received his B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a M.P.P. from the University of Chicago.

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Einar Engström is Managing Editor of LEAP magazine. Originally trained in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, he moved to China in 2006 to study Mandarin. Before joining LEAP, he served...

Einar Engström is Managing Editor of LEAP magazine. Originally trained in Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, he moved to China in 2006 to study Mandarin. Before joining LEAP, he served as a freelance writer and translator for various arts organizations. When not working with words, he works with sound as an electronic music producer of various monikers. Engström is based in Beijing.

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Erin Ennis has been Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) since February 2015, after serving as Vice President since 2005. In that position, she directs USCBC’s government...

Erin Ennis has been Senior Vice President of the US-China Business Council (USCBC) since February 2015, after serving as Vice President since 2005. In that position, she directs USCBC’s government affairs and advocacy work for member companies and oversees USCBC’s Business Advisory Services. She also leads a coalition of other trade associations on issues of interest to companies doing business with China.Prior to joining USCBC, Ennis worked at Kissinger McLarty Associates, where she was responsible for implementing strategies for international business clients on proprietary trade matters, primarily in Vietnam and Japan.Before entering the private sector, Ennis held several positions in the U.S. Government. From 1992 to 1996, she was a legislative aide to former U.S. Senator John Breaux, working on international trade and commerce. At the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from...

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Gady Epstein has been covering China and Asia since 2002. As China correspondent for The Economist, he has made a specialty of writing about the Internet, including a fourteen-page special report in...

Gady Epstein has been covering China and Asia since 2002. As China correspondent for The Economist, he has made a specialty of writing about the Internet, including a fourteen-page special report in 2013. He writes frequently about China's elite politics and about the complex low politics of operating in China. From 2007 to 2011, he wrote for Forbes about the rise of Chinese social media, the travails of private entrepreneurs in China, and awful books on doing business in China. Previously, he was Beijing Bureau Chief and International Projects Reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for a series on globalisation. His high point in television was a two-second appearance on HBO's The Wire. In 2006-07, he completed a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan. A native of Palo Alto,...

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Andrew S. Erickson is a Professor of Strategy in, and a core founding member of, the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute. He serves on the Naval War College Review’s Editorial...

Andrew S. Erickson is a Professor of Strategy in, and a core founding member of, the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute. He serves on the Naval War College Review’s Editorial Board. He is an Associate in Research at Harvard University’s John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and an expert contributor to the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report. Erickson is the author of Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Development (Jamestown Foundation, 2013). He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.Erickson is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2012, the National Bureau of Asian Research awarded him the inaugural Ellis Joffe Prize for P.L.A. Studies. During the academic year 2010-11, Erickson was a Fellow in the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program in residence at Harvard’s Center for Government and International Studies. From...

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Joseph W. Esherick is a Professor Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the...

Joseph W. Esherick is a Professor Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. He received a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the intersection of social and political history of modern China. His major publications include Reform and Revolution in China: the 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei (University of California Press, 1976), The Origins of the Boxer Uprising (University of California Press, 1988), and Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey Through Chinese History (University of California Press, 2011). A volume on the fall of the Qing, China: How the Empire Fell, co-edited with George Wei, is forthcoming in 2014 from Routledge.

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Michael Evans is a vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and global head of Growth Markets for the firm. He is a member of the Management Committee and the Client and Business Standards...

Michael Evans is a vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and global head of Growth Markets for the firm. He is a member of the Management Committee and the Client and Business Standards Committee.Evans joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and over the next decade held various leadership positions within the firm’s equities business while based in New York and London, including global head of Equity Capital Markets and head of the Equities Division. In 2003, he became one of four global co-heads of the FICC and Equities Divisions. In 2004, he moved to Hong Kong as chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific. Evans was named the firm’s first global head of Growth Markets in 2011. He became a partner in 1994.Evans is chairman of the board of Right To Play USA and a board member of City Harvest. He is also a trustee of the Asia Society and a member of the Advisory Council for the Bendheim...

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Frances Eve is a Research Assistant with the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition of Chinese and international NGOs.

Frances Eve is a Research Assistant with the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition of Chinese and international NGOs.

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Brian Eyler is the Deputy Director of the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program. Eyler is an expert on transboundary issues in the Mekong region and specializes in China’s economic cooperation with...

Brian Eyler is the Deputy Director of the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program. Eyler is an expert on transboundary issues in the Mekong region and specializes in China’s economic cooperation with Southeast Asia. He has spent more than 15 years living and working in China and over the last ten years has conducted extensive research with stakeholders in the Mekong region, leading numerous study tours through China and mainland Southeast Asia as Director of International Education Programs for IES Abroad. He holds a MPIA from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from Bucknell University. Eyler is the co-founder of the website East by Southeast, and his upcoming book, The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong, will be published by Zed Books in 2017.

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John K. Fairbank (1907-1991) was a highly influential scholar of Chinese history. He is largely credited with founding the field of Chinese Studies in the United States. After graduating from Harvard...

John K. Fairbank (1907-1991) was a highly influential scholar of Chinese history. He is largely credited with founding the field of Chinese Studies in the United States. After graduating from Harvard University, Fairbank traveled to Beijing in 1932 as a Rhodes Scholar to do research on the newly opened Qing Imperial archives. In 1936, he returned from Beijing to Harvard where he was appointed as a History instructor. At Harvard, he started to set up a Chinese studies department. During the Second World War, Fairbank worked as an OSS officer in the Guomingdang capital of Chongqing. After the war, he returned to Harvard as a professor of History. In 1955, he founded Harvard's East Asian Research Center, renamed the Fairbank Center after his retirement in 1977. Fairbank continued to write and participate in scholarly activities up until his death...

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Theresa Fallon is a Senior Associate with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) with more than 20 years experience as an analyst, writer, and commentator on global energy and geopolitics...

Theresa Fallon is a Senior Associate with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) with more than 20 years experience as an analyst, writer, and commentator on global energy and geopolitics. She is a member of The Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP-EU) and the Strategic Advisors Group for Supreme Allied Command Europe and Commander U.S. European Command (SACEUR). Her current research involves E.U.–Asia relations, maritime security, and global governance.Her articles have appeared in American Foreign Policy Interests, The Asan Forum journal, The Centre for Global Energy Studies, China Brief, The Diplomat, ISN Security Watch, PlanEcon Energy Report, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and other academic publications. She has been featured on international media including BBC, CCTV, CNBC, Channel News Asia, China Radio International, CNN, Radio France...

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James Fallows is based in Washington, D.C. as a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine since the late 1970s, and in that time has also lived in Seattle, Berkeley,...

James Fallows is based in Washington, D.C. as a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine since the late 1970s, and in that time has also lived in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard University, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. In addition to working for The Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of U.S. News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot. He is also now the Chair in U.S. Media for the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in Australia.Fallows has been a finalist for the...

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Julia M. Famularo is a research affiliate at the Project 2049 Institute and a seventh-year doctoral candidate in modern East and Central Asian political history at Georgetown University. She is...

Julia M. Famularo is a research affiliate at the Project 2049 Institute and a seventh-year doctoral candidate in modern East and Central Asian political history at Georgetown University. She is currently a Yale University International Security Studies Predoctoral Fellow. Ms. Famularo previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She has contributed articles to publications such as The National Interest and The Diplomat.Her recent research grants include the United States NSEP Boren Fellowship (People’s Republic of China); Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship (Nepal and India); and United States Fulbright Fellowship (Taiwan).Ms. Famularo previously earned an M.A. in History from Georgetown University; an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University; and a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Spanish...

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Jiayang Fan is on the editorial staff The New Yorker. She frequently writes about China and Chinese-American issues for the magazine and the website, as well as other publications. She moved to the U...

Jiayang Fan is on the editorial staff The New Yorker. She frequently writes about China and Chinese-American issues for the magazine and the website, as well as other publications. She moved to the U.S. from Chongqing at the age of eight.

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Fang Lizhi (1936-2012) was an astrophysicist and political dissident. Early on, the Chinese Communist Party considered him a valuable asset because of his scientific training and therefore allowed...

Fang Lizhi (1936-2012) was an astrophysicist and political dissident. Early on, the Chinese Communist Party considered him a valuable asset because of his scientific training and therefore allowed him to continue his work in physics. However, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s he was assigned to a rural reeducation camp in Anhui province. Following his experience there, he shifted the focus of his career toward theoretical astrophysics and published a controversial paper that, among other things, accepted the Big Bang Theory and was thus deemed antirevolutionary for rejecting Friedrich Engels’ notion of the universe as limitless.During the 1980s, Fang was active in the political and economic reform movement and was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Fearing arrest, he and his family sought asylum in the United States Embassy, where Fang and his wife ended up...

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Jamie Farrell is completing her Master’s Degree in International Economics at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, with a focus on African Studies and Emerging Markets...

Jamie Farrell is completing her Master’s Degree in International Economics at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, with a focus on African Studies and Emerging Markets. Upon graduation, she will begin a position as a Financial Analyst working on renewable energy infrastructure development. Before beginning graduate school, Farrell was a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso.

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Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute. He is also Nonresident Senior Associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Initially an academic, with...

Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute. He is also Nonresident Senior Associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.Initially an academic, with a Ph. D. in Chinese politics from Stanford University, his work has since spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three regions of Asia—East, Central, and South.From 2001 to 2009, he served at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia, Member of the Policy Planning Staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific, and as an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, with whom he worked closely in the development of the U.S.-China senior dialogue.Outside of government, Feigenbaum has been Head of the Asia practice group at Eurasia Group...

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Jonathan Fenby is the author of Will China Dominate the 21st Century?, Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, and The Penguin History of Modern China. He is former editor of the South China Morning...

Jonathan Fenby is the author of Will China Dominate the 21st Century?, Tiger Head, Snake Tails: China Today, and The Penguin History of Modern China. He is former editor of the South China Morning Post, the Observer, and Reuters World Service, and currently China Director of the research service Trusted Sources.

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Josh Feola is a writer and musician based in Beijing. He has organized music, art, and film events in the city since 2010, via his label pangbianr and as a booking manager for live music venues D-22...

Josh Feola is a writer and musician based in Beijing. He has organized music, art, and film events in the city since 2010, via his label pangbianr and as a booking manager for live music venues D-22 and XP. His ongoing event series include the Sally Can’t Dance experimental music festival and the Beijing Electronic Music Encounter (BEME).Feola writes regularly about music and art for publications including The Wire, LEAP, Tiny Mix Tapes, Sixth Tone, Douban Music, and Time Out Beijing. He also co-authors the Gulou View opinion column for The New York Observer.As a musician, Feola formerly played drums in the Beijing band Chui Wan, recording on and touring behind their debut album, White Night. He currently plays drums in SUBS and Vagus Nerve, and also records and performs under the name Charm.

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Matt Ferchen is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. His research focuses on the governance of China’s urban...

Matt Ferchen is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. His research focuses on the governance of China’s urban informal economy, debates about the “China model” of development, and economic and political relations between China and Latin America.Ferchen is also an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international and Chinese political economy as well as on China–Latin America relations.Ferchen is a Truman and Fulbright-Hays fellow. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Review of International Political Economy and the Chinese Journal of International Politics. Ferchen has lived, worked, and conducted research in China and Latin America.

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Barbara A. Finamore is Senior Attorney and Asia Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Finamore founded NRDC’s China Program, which promotes innovative policy development, capacity...

Barbara A. Finamore is Senior Attorney and Asia Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Finamore founded NRDC’s China Program, which promotes innovative policy development, capacity building, and market transformation in China with a focus on climate, clean energy, environmental protection, and urban solutions. Finamore has had over 30 years of experience in environmental law and energy policy, with a focus on China for over two decades. She is also the co-founder and President of the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, a nonprofit organization and public-private partnership that works with China to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

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Eric Fish is a writer at Asia Society in New York and author of the book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation. From 2007 to 2014, he was based in China where he worked for the Economic Observer...

Eric Fish is a writer at Asia Society in New York and author of the book China’s Millennials: The Want Generation. From 2007 to 2014, he was based in China where he worked for the Economic Observer and contributed to outlets including The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, and The Telegraph, among others.

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Jaime A. FlorCruz was CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent, responsible for strategic planning of the network’s news coverage of China, from 2001-2014.FlorCruz has studied, worked, and...

Jaime A. FlorCruz was CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent, responsible for strategic planning of the network’s news coverage of China, from 2001-2014.FlorCruz has studied, worked, and traveled in China for more than 40 years, and he has reported extensively on the country as a journalist since 1980, when he started his journalistic career in China and worked as a reporter for Newsweek magazine. In 1982, he joined TIME magazine’s Beijing bureau and served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 1990 to 2000.FlorCruz has witnessed and reported the most significant events of China’s past four decades, including the country’s economic and social reforms, the crackdown on the Tiananmen protests in 1989, the death of Deng Xiaoping, and the 1997 Hong Kong handover. He has also covered cross-Straits relations, the Sichuan earthquake, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and ethnic unrest in Tibet and...

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Mei Fong is a journalist who has done more than a decade of reporting in Asia for The Wall Street Journal. She was part of a group that won the 2007 Pulitzer for reporting on the adverse impact of...

Mei Fong is a journalist who has done more than a decade of reporting in Asia for The Wall Street Journal. She was part of a group that won the 2007 Pulitzer for reporting on the adverse impact of China’s booming capitalism. She has also won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Amnesty International, and the Society of Publishers in Asia. From 2009 to 2013, she taught at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.Fong currently lives in greater Washington, D.C., where she is writing a book on China’s One-Child Policy.

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Peter Ford is currently the Beijing bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor. Over a thirty-year career in journalism, he has lived in and reported from Central and South America, the Middle...

Peter Ford is currently the Beijing bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor. Over a thirty-year career in journalism, he has lived in and reported from Central and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Europe, and China for a variety of publications, including The Financial Times, The Independent, The Economist, and The Christian Science Monitor.As an Englishman married to a Frenchwoman working for an American newspaper in different parts of the world, he has cultivated an international outlook on current events. He hopes that helps put them into a useful perspective for his readers.Ford is the author of Around the Edge, an account of a journey he made on foot and by small boat down the Caribbean coast of Central America. He is currently the President of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China.

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Jocelyn Ford is a Beijing-based radio correspondent and filmmaker who has been based in Asia for 30 years. For over a decade, Ford was Bureau Chief for U.S. public radio's premier national...

Jocelyn Ford is a Beijing-based radio correspondent and filmmaker who has been based in Asia for 30 years. For over a decade, Ford was Bureau Chief for U.S. public radio's premier national business show, "Marketplace," first in Tokyo, later in Beijing. She has reported for "Radio Lab," "The World," "Studio 360," and other public radio shows. Her first documentary film, "Nowhere To Call Home: A Tibetan in Beijing," premiered in 2014.Ford has been a pioneer in pushing for media freedom in East Asia, and giving a voice to marginalized groups. In Japan, as the first foreigner in the prime minister's press corps, she persistently challenged unspoken taboos. Her reporting on the WWII “comfort women” was a catalyst for the Japanese government to acknowledge a role in WWII sexual slavery. In 2001, Ford became the first foreigner to co-...

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Tim Franco is a French-Polish photographer based in Shanghai. He is fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities and has been docummenting these changes since 2005. He also keeps tuned in to...

Tim Franco is a French-Polish photographer based in Shanghai. He is fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities and has been docummenting these changes since 2005. He also keeps tuned in to the underground art world and the social implications of urbanization in China. His first self-published book, Shanghai Soundbites, released in June 2008, depicts the evolution of the alternative music scene in China, particularly Shanghai. In 2012, Franco traveled for a year to document Chinese architecture and urbanism. His book, Metamorpolis, was published in 2015, foucsing on the fast rate of urbanization in the megacity Chongqing.Franco’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Financial Times, and Le Monde, among other publications.

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Joshua Frank is a documentary filmmaker and journalist currently based in New York City. Though born in Montreal, he has spent more time in Beijing than any other place.Frank has produced videos for...

Joshua Frank is a documentary filmmaker and journalist currently based in New York City. Though born in Montreal, he has spent more time in Beijing than any other place.Frank has produced videos for The New York Times, Vice, and Monocle, and published writing in the Los Angeles Times. His first documentary, Howling into Harmony, is an intimate look at Beijing’s experimental music scene. The film follows three young musicians and their parents, exploring their family relationships and the delicate balance between rebelliousness, nationalism, and nostalgia. It is currently distributed by Filmakers Library.He holds an M.A. in documentary journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s in East Asian Studies from McGill University.

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M. Taylor Fravel is an Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Taylor studies international relations, with a...

M. Taylor Fravel is an Associate Professor of Political Science and member of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Taylor studies international relations, with a focus on international security, China, and East Asia. He is the author of Strong Borders, Secure Nation: Cooperation and Conflict in China's Territorial Disputes (Princeton University Press, 2008). He is currently completing a book-length study of major change in China's military doctrine since 1949, entitled Active Defense: Explaining the Evolution of China's Military Strategy (under contract with Princeton University Press). His other publications have appeared in International Security, Foreign Affairs, Security Studies, International Studies Review, The China Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, Armed Forces & Society, Current...

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Mark Frazier is Professor of Politics and Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. He joined the New School in 2012 after five years at the University of Oklahoma, where...

Mark Frazier is Professor of Politics and Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. He joined the New School in 2012 after five years at the University of Oklahoma, where he held an endowed position in Chinese Politics and served as the Chair of the Department of International and Area Studies. His research focus is on labor and social policies in China, and more broadly on state-society relations, urban politics, inequality, and public policy. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell University Press 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace (Cambridge University Press 2002). He has published articles in Asia Policy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and The China Journal. He has also contributed op-eds to The New York Times and The Diplomat.

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Carla Freeman directs the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is also an Associate Research Professor in the China program. Her broad...

Carla Freeman directs the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is also an Associate Research Professor in the China program. Her broad research agenda is aimed at better understanding the linkages between Chinese international and domestic policy. Before coming to SAIS, she served as the program officer for civil society and community development with an emphasis on sustainability at The Johnson Foundation. She has also worked as a political risk consultant with an Asia-wide portfolio, taught in a number of universities and colleges, and was a Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace. More recently, she has been a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Fairbank Center. She completed her B.A. in Southeast Asia and History at Yale University with honors, a...

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Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a founder of the United States-China Policy Foundation, Chairman of Projects International, Inc., President Emeritus of the Middle East Policy Council, Member of...

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. is a founder of the United States-China Policy Foundation, Chairman of Projects International, Inc., President Emeritus of the Middle East Policy Council, Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council of the United States, a trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses, and a Committee Member of the American Academy of Diplomacy.In 1993-1994 Ambassador Freeman served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He has also served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Deputy Chief of Mission at both Bangkok and Beijing. He was Country Director for China from 1979-1981, a member of the advance team to open the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing in 1973, and the principal American interpreter during President Nixon’s path-breaking...

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Howard W. French is an Associate Professor at the Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches journalism and photography. He was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, and many other...

Howard W. French is an Associate Professor at the Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches journalism and photography. He was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, and many other publications, in West Africa. He was then hired by The New York Times and worked as a metropolitan reporter for three years; from 1990 to 2008, he served as Bureau Chief for Central America and the Caribbean, West Africa, Japan and the Koreas, and China in Shanghai. From 2005 to 2008, alongside his work for The Times, French was a weekly columnist on global affairs for the International Herald Tribune. His work was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and he was twice the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award. He has also won the Grantham Environmental Award, among other honors.His work has been published in The Nation, The New York Review of Books, Transition, Rolling Stone, The New York...

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Edward Friedman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked in rural China, co-authoring Chinese Village, Socialist State (Yale...

Edward Friedman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked in rural China, co-authoring Chinese Village, Socialist State (Yale University Press, 1993) and Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China (Yale University Press, 2007) and serving as the major editor condensing and re-organizing Yang Jisheng's great study of the Leap era famine Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) for an English-reading public. He also studies Chinese foreign policy, having done work for the United States Government off and on starting in 1965...

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Alison M. Friedman is the Founding Director of Ping Pong Productions, a producing and consulting organization headquartered in Beijing with the mission of cultural diplomacy. Clients and partners...

Alison M. Friedman is the Founding Director of Ping Pong Productions, a producing and consulting organization headquartered in Beijing with the mission of cultural diplomacy. Clients and partners include TAO Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, Tim Robbins and The Actors’ Gang, British Council, Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, L.A. Theatre Works, and the National Theatre Company of China. As Director of Ping Pong Productions, Friedman works closely with Chinese and international governments and arts organizations to facilitate collaborations, tours, festivals, and lasting artistic relationships. Her productions have toured Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, the Kennedy Center, and China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, among other leading venues and festivals.An expert in China's developing arts market, Friedman lectures internationally in both English and...

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Nick Frisch is an Asian Studies doctoral student at Yale’s graduate school and a Resident Fellow at Yale Law School.

Nick Frisch is an Asian Studies doctoral student at Yale’s graduate school and a Resident Fellow at Yale Law School.

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David Frost has been Chief Executive Officer of the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) since 2013. A trained economist, Frost has an extensive background in public and private sector...

David Frost has been Chief Executive Officer of the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) since 2013. A trained economist, Frost has an extensive background in public and private sector strategy. Prior to taking his position at SATSA, he was the founder and Managing Director of The Tourism Strategy Company, a consultancy that specializes in tourism strategies for countries and regions, and assists private sector companies with improved competitiveness.

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Fu Hualing is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He teaches and researches constitutional law and criminal law with a focus on China.

Fu Hualing is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He teaches and researches constitutional law and criminal law with a focus on China.

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Ana Fuentes is a Spanish journalist, author, and speaker based in Madrid. A former Beijing correspondent from 2007 to 2011, her reports have been broadcast on three continents by Radio Netherland,...

Ana Fuentes is a Spanish journalist, author, and speaker based in Madrid. A former Beijing correspondent from 2007 to 2011, her reports have been broadcast on three continents by Radio Netherland, Prisa Radio, CNN en Español, and others. Ana holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University in Madrid and the Sorbonne University in Paris, and a Master’s in Journalism from El Pais and the University Autónoma in Madrid.

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Yoichi Funabashi is Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, a Tokyo-based think tank.

Yoichi Funabashi is Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation, a Tokyo-based think tank.

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Alexander Gabuev is a Senior Associate and the Chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia...

Alexander Gabuev is a Senior Associate and the Chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. His research is focused on Russia’s policy toward East and Southeast Asia, political and ideological trends in China, and China’s relations with its neighbors—especially those in Central Asia.Prior to joining Carnegie, Gabuev was a member of the editorial board of Kommersant publishing house and served as Deputy Editor in Chief of Kommersant-Vlast, one of Russia’s most influential newsweeklies. Gabuev started his career at Kommersant in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, as a member of then president Dmitry Medvedev’s press corps, and as deputy foreign editor for Kommersant. His reporting covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy.Gabuev has previously worked as a nonresident...

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Iginio Gagliardone teaches Media and Communication at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is an Associate Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights at the University of...

Iginio Gagliardone teaches Media and Communication at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is an Associate Research Fellow in New Media and Human Rights at the University of Oxford, U.K. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and has spent years living and working in Africa, including for UNESCO. His research focuses on the relationship between new media, political change, and human development, and on the emergence of distinctive models of the information society in the Global South. He has extensively published in communication, development studies, and African studies journals, and his work has been translated in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Italian. Gagliardone is the author of The Politics of Technology in Africa.

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Mary Gallagher is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan where she is also the Director of the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies...

Mary Gallagher is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan where she is also the Director of the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. She is also a faculty associate at the Center for Comparative Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. From 2012-2013, she was a visiting scholar at the Koguan Law School at Shanghai Jiaotong University.Professor Gallagher received her Ph.D. in politics in 2001 from Princeton University and her B.A. from Smith College in 1991. She was a foreign student in China in 1989 at Nanjing University. She also taught at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing from 1996 to 1997. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar from 2003 to 2004 at East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai, China.Her book Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China was published...

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A Beijing native, Helen Gao is a social policy analyst at China Policy, and a freelance writer on Chinese social and cultural issues whose work has appeared in Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. She...

A Beijing native, Helen Gao is a social policy analyst at China Policy, and a freelance writer on Chinese social and cultural issues whose work has appeared in Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. She received her M.A. in East Asian Studies at Harvard.

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Professor Mobo Gao was born and brought up in a small Chinese village which he did not leave until he went to Xiamen University to study English. He then went to the U.K. and studied at various...

Professor Mobo Gao was born and brought up in a small Chinese village which he did not leave until he went to Xiamen University to study English. He then went to the U.K. and studied at various universities including Wales, Cambridge, and London, before he completed his Masters and Doctorate degrees at Essex. Gao has working experience at various universities in China, the U.K., and in Australia, and has been a visiting fellow at some of the world's leading universities, including Oxford and Harvard.Gao worked at the University of Tasmania before he was appointed Director of the Confucius Institute at Adelaide in 2008. His research interests include the study of rural China, contemporary Chinese politics and culture, Chinese migration to Australia, and Chinese language. His publications include four monographs and numerous book chapters and articles. One of his books, the...

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Nathan Gardels has been editor of New Perspectives Quarterly since it began publishing in 1985. He has served as editor of Global Viewpoint and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of Los Angeles Times...

Nathan Gardels has been editor of New Perspectives Quarterly since it began publishing in 1985. He has served as editor of Global Viewpoint and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media) since 1989.Since January 2014, Gardels is Editor-in-Chief of THEWORLDPOST. He is a senior advisor to the Berggruen Institute and the Think Long Committee for California.Gardels has written widely for The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, U.S. News & World Report, and the New York Review of Books. He has also written for foreign publications, including Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Le Figaro, the Straits Times (Singapore), Yomiuri Shimbun, O’Estado de Sao Paulo, The Guardian, Die Welt, and many others. His books include At Century’s End: Great Minds Reflect on Our Times (ALTI Pub., 1995) and...

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John Garnaut is the author of the e-book The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo (Penguin, 2013) and served as a China correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald from 2007-2013.Garnaut...

John Garnaut is the author of the e-book The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo (Penguin, 2013) and served as a China correspondent for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald from 2007-2013.Garnaut graduated in law and arts from Monash University and worked for three years as a commercial lawyer at the Melbourne firm Hall & Wilcox before joining the Herald as a cadet in 2002. That same year, Garnaut was appointed the Herald’s Economics Correspondent in the Canberra Press Gallery.

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Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution,...

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He also directs Free Speech Debate, a multilingual Oxford University project on global free expression in the internet age. His essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books and he writes a column on international affairs in the Guardian, which is widely syndicated in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He is the author of nine books of political writing which have charted the transformation of Europe over the last thirty years. His most recent book is Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name (Yale University Press, 2009).

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Jan Gaspers is Head of Research of the European China Policy Unit at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He works on European-China relations, transatlantic China policy, and cyber...

Jan Gaspers is Head of Research of the European China Policy Unit at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He works on European-China relations, transatlantic China policy, and cyber diplomacy. Prior to joining MERICS, Gaspers was an analyst with the RAND Corporation, where he led a wide range of European and transatlantic foreign and security policy research efforts for E.U. institutions, agencies, and member states. Over the course of his career, he served in policy-making and research positions with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the OSCE, the E.U. Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, the European Union Institute for Security Studies, and the European Centre for Development Policy Management. Gaspers holds an M.Phil. degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Gates Scholar.

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Thembinkosi Gcoyi is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Frontline Africa Consulting. He previously served as the Economic Counselor in the Embassy of South Africa to the People’s Republic of...

Thembinkosi Gcoyi is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Frontline Africa Consulting. He previously served as the Economic Counselor in the Embassy of South Africa to the People’s Republic of China. In this role, Gcoyi worked as an interface for the South African government on bilateral relations, as well as for the private sector from both countries. Through this role, he gained invaluable experience on the intricacies, opportunities, and constraints inherent in the relationship. His role also involved working with both SADC and the African Group of Ambassadors in Beijing. In the latter role, he had a large focus on advising on Africa-China relations and how Africa can better participate in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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Sam Geall is Research Fellow on Low-Carbon Innovation in China at the University of Sussex. He is Executive Editor of chinadialogue, a bilingual online journal devoted to open discussion of all...

Sam Geall is Research Fellow on Low-Carbon Innovation in China at the University of Sussex. He is Executive Editor of chinadialogue, a bilingual online journal devoted to open discussion of all environmental issues, with a special focus on China. Geall edited China and the Environment: The Green Revolution, published by Zed Books in 2013.

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Gelebasang received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007, was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia from 2012-2014, and recently, in 2016,...

Gelebasang received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2007, was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Virginia from 2012-2014, and recently, in 2016, graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.

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Julian B. Gewirtz is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, January 2017). A Chinese speaker, he is a Rhodes...

Julian B. Gewirtz is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, January 2017). A Chinese speaker, he is a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, currently completing his doctorate in modern Chinese history. He received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard College. His writing has been published by The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Caijing magazine, and Caixin, among other publications.

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Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and is also the director of Yale Law School’s China Center. He teaches and writes in a variety of legal and...

Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School and is also the director of Yale Law School’s China Center. He teaches and writes in a variety of legal and policy fields, including Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Chinese Law, and American Foreign Policy. Among other works, his publications include the books Law’s Stories: Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law (Yale University Press, 1998), The Case Law System in America (University of Chicago Press, 1989), and nine volumes of readings and materials on Comparative Constitutional Law.Yale’s China Center, which Gewirtz founded in 1999 as the China Law Center, carries out research and teaching, and also undertakes a wide range of cooperative projects with government and academic institutions in China on legal reform and policy issues. He currently leads a Track II Dialogue on U.S.-China Relations...

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Bruce Gilley is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. His research centers on the politics and policy of conflict, the...

Bruce Gilley is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. His research centers on the politics and policy of conflict, the environment, democracy, and development. He is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of China and Asia.Gilley is the author of four books, including The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy (Columbia University Press, 2009) and China’s Democratic Future: How it Will Happen and Where it Will Lead (Columbia University Press, 2004), in addition to several co-edited volumes. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals including Comparative Political Studies and the European Journal of Political Research and his policy articles in journals including Foreign Affairs and the Washington Quarterly. A member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Democracy...

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Paul Gillis is a Professor of Practice and Co-Director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. A leading expert on accounting and auditing issues in China, he...

Paul Gillis is a Professor of Practice and Co-Director of the IMBA program at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. A leading expert on accounting and auditing issues in China, he frequently is quoted in the international press.Gillis is a certified public accountant from the United States and, before joining Peking University, was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United States, Singapore, and China. Formerly, he was a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and has testified before the U.S. China Security and Economic Commission. He has resided in Beijing since 1997. The International Financial Law Review named him Market Reformer of the Year in 2012. His first book, The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession In China, was published by Emerald in 2014. He received his Ph.D. from the...

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John Gittings is a reporter on Chinese and international affairs. He is currently a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is the associate editor of the...

John Gittings is a reporter on Chinese and international affairs. He is currently a research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is the associate editor of the Oxford International Encyclopaedia of Peace.Gittings was based in Hong Kong and Shanghai from 1998 to 2003 as the East Asia Editor for The Guardian. Prior to this position, he worked for The Guardian at the foreign desk and as a foreign leader writer.Gittings has also taught in Universities in the UK and abroad. He was a senior lecturer in Chinese politics at Polytechnic of Central London from 1976 to 1983 and taught at the London School of Economics’ Centre for International Studies from 1969 to 1971, as well as at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies from 1966 to 1967. From 1963 to 1966, he was a research assistant at the Royal Institute of International Affairs...

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Dru Gladney is Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California. A Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle, he has been a Fulbright Research...

Dru Gladney is Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College in Claremont, California. A Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle, he has been a Fulbright Research Scholar twice, to China and Turkey. He has served as President of the Pacific Basin Institute, Dean of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Senior Research Fellow at the East-West Center, and Senior Scholar at the Max Planck Institute. He has authored over 50 academic articles and chapters, as well as the following books: Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People's Republic (Harvard University Press, 1996, 1st edition 1991); Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality (Wadsworth, 1998); and Making Majorities: Constituting the Nation...

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Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she works on issues related to Chinese...

Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a non-resident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia. From 2008 to mid-2015  Glaser was a Senior Adviser with the Freeman Chair in China Studies, and from 2003 to 2008, she was a senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program. Prior to joining CSIS, she served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. Glaser has written extensively on various aspects of Chinese foreign policy, including Sino-U.S. relations, U.S.-China military ties, cross-Strait relations, China’s...

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François Godement is an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs and is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International...

François Godement is an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs and is a nonresident senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His current research focuses on trends and debates in China’s foreign policy and on Europe-China relations.Godement is also Director of the Asia and China program at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a research associate at Asia Centre, which he founded in 2005. He is the Editor of China Analysis, a quarterly analytical survey of Chinese news and debate published by Asia Centre and ECFR. In addition, Godement serves as a consultant to the Policy Planning Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.From 1985 to 2014, Godement was a professor of Political Sciences at Sciences Po Paris, a professor at the French Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations,...

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Tom Gold is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing...

Tom Gold is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His research has covered issues of private business, youth, guanxi, popular culture, and civil society in China, as well as social and political change in Taiwan.

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Jeremy Goldkorn is co-host and co-founder of the Sinica podcast and contributor to its partner SupChina.After moving to China in 1995, Goldkorn lived in a workers dormitory, started and managed...

Jeremy Goldkorn is co-host and co-founder of the Sinica podcast and contributor to its partner SupChina.After moving to China in 1995, Goldkorn lived in a workers dormitory, started and managed several magazines and a design firm, and rode a bicycle across Xinjiang and Tibet. In 2003, he founded Danwei, a website about Chinese media and Internet which became a research firm that he sold to the Financial Times in 2013. He has written for publications as diverse as China Economic Quarterly, Cosmopolitan’s China edition (时尚杂志), and The Guardian. He is an affiliate of the Australian Centre on China in the World and a co-editor of the China Story Yearbook and website.Goldkorn’s writing, public speaking, and podcasting activities cover a range of subjects from media regulation, Internet business, censorship, and the habits of Chinese Internet users, to Sino-African affairs, the Great...

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Merle Goldman is a Professor Emerita of History at Boston University. Her specialization is in Chinese history. She is the author of a number of books on modern Chinese history and culture. Her last...

Merle Goldman is a Professor Emerita of History at Boston University. Her specialization is in Chinese history. She is the author of a number of books on modern Chinese history and culture. Her last two books, China’s Intellectuals: Advise and Dissent (1981) and Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China (1994), were selected by the New York Times Book Review as among the notable books of their respective years. The latter book was also selected by the American Association of Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, as the best book on government published in 1994. She also has edited five books ranging from a discussion of Chinese culture in the early decades of the twentieth century to Science and Technology in Post-Mao China.Professor Goldman’s latest research is on “From Comrade to Citizen in the People’s Republic of China: The Struggle for Political Rights in Post-...

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Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and...

Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department, Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991). Among his other publications are articles in the journals International...

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Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center at Harvard University. Previously, she spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. Her book of translations, Something...

Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Fairbank Center at Harvard University. Previously, she spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. Her book of translations, Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014), was the recipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and the winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize in 2015.

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Michael Green is a Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He previously served as the Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National...

Michael Green is a Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He previously served as the Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush.

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Lauren Greenfield is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographic work "Fast Forward," "Girl Culture," and "THIN" explore youth culture...

Lauren Greenfield is an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographic work "Fast Forward," "Girl Culture," and "THIN" explore youth culture, wealth, gender, beauty, and body image. The three bodies of work were published as three monographs with the same names, exhibited worldwide, and are in many museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Getty Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston).She is the recipient of numerous photography awards and grants, including the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer (1997), the Art Directors Club Gold Cube for Photography (2011), a National Geographic Grant, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, the People's Choice Award at the Moscow Biennial, and the NPPA Community Awareness Award.Having co-...

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Anna Greenspan is an Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai. She holds a doctorate in philosophy and cybernetic culture from the university of Warwick, UK. Her research focuses on the philosophy of time...

Anna Greenspan is an Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai. She holds a doctorate in philosophy and cybernetic culture from the university of Warwick, UK. Her research focuses on the philosophy of time, urban Asia, and technological trends. Her most recent book is Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade (Hurst 2014). Anna is the co-founder of the Shanghai Studies Society and Hacked Matter. She also is working on a project to preserve Shanghai's street food...

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Peter Gries was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong, Japan, and Beijing, where he attended a Chinese public elementary school and learned to throw hand grenades in sports class. He later...

Peter Gries was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong, Japan, and Beijing, where he attended a Chinese public elementary school and learned to throw hand grenades in sports class. He later earned a B.A. at Middlebury College in Asian Studies, a M.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.Gries is currently the Harold J. & Ruth Newman Chair & Director of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues and Professor of International & Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author, most recently, of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (Stanford University Press, 2014). He is also author of China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (University of California Press, 2005) and co-editor of...

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Nicholas Griffin is a journalist and author of four novels and one work of non-fiction, about “ping-pong diplomacy.” His writing has appeared in The Times (UK), Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and...

Nicholas Griffin is a journalist and author of four novels and one work of non-fiction, about “ping-pong diplomacy.” His writing has appeared in The Times (UK), Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and other publications on topics as disparate as sports and politics, piracy, filmmaking in the Middle East, and the natural sciences.

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Sven Grimm is a political scientist and has worked on external partners’ co-operation with Africa since 1999. He is a Senior Researcher and the Coordinator of the Rising Powers program at The German...

Sven Grimm is a political scientist and has worked on external partners’ co-operation with Africa since 1999. He is a Senior Researcher and the Coordinator of the Rising Powers program at The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik pr DIE) in Bonn. Since 2006 his research has focused on emerging economies’ role in Africa, and specifically China-Africa relations. Grimm studied in Hamburg, Germany; Accra, Ghana; and Dakar, Senegal and he obtained his Ph.D. from Hamburg University in 2002 with a thesis on E.U.-Africa relations. He has previously worked with the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and was the former head of the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.Grimm’s research interests include the comparative perspective on external partners in Africa; Chinese development cooperation with Africa...

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Timothy Grose is an assistant professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at...

Timothy Grose is an assistant professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014. His work on Uighur ethno-national identity, the "Xinjiang Class" boarding school, and everyday expressions of Islam in Xinjiang has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Studies Review, and in James Leibold and Chen Yangbin's edited volume Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in An Era of Critical Pluralism...

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Ashok Gurung is the senior director of the India China Institute (ICI) at The New School. He is responsible for the overall development, management, and coordination of ICI programs and projects in...

Ashok Gurung is the senior director of the India China Institute (ICI) at The New School. He is responsible for the overall development, management, and coordination of ICI programs and projects in India, China, and the United States. Ashok has over fifteen years of international development experience as an educator, researcher, manager, grant-maker, policy analyst, activist, and training facilitator with civil society groups, academic institutions, foundations and multi-lateral organizations, and governments in over 40 countries worldwide. Recently, he was the program officer for the International Fellowships Program, the largest global leadership initiative ($280 million) of the Ford Foundation. He holds a MA in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a BA in International Service and Development from World College West in...

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Jurgen Haacke is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests and expertise relate to three areas in particular:...

Jurgen Haacke is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests and expertise relate to three areas in particular: the international politics of Southeast Asia; regional organizations and arrangements in the Asia-Pacific, especially ASEAN; and the politics and foreign relations of Burma/Myanmar.

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Paul H. Haagen is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Initiatives at the Duke University School of Law. He is Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke Law,...

Paul H. Haagen is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Initiatives at the Duke University School of Law. He is Co-Director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke Law, Faculty Director of the Asia-America Institute for Transnational Law, and the former chair of Duke University’s China Faculty Council. Haagen has acted as a consultant to professional and international athletes, national and international sports federations, and American professional sports teams. He a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Sports Studies (Italy) and the Sports Law Reporter (U.S.).Haagen received a B.A. from Haverford College, a B.A. in Modern History and an M.A. from Oxford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Princeton University, a J.D. from Yale Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Arlin M. Adams of the United States Court of Appeals for the...

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Kyle Haddad-Fonda studies the history of China’s ties to the Middle East. He holds a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His dissertation...

Kyle Haddad-Fonda studies the history of China’s ties to the Middle East. He holds a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His dissertation research examined relations between China and Egypt and between China and Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting the roles of Chinese Muslims and Arab leftists in mediating those relationships. He has previously held positions at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, and the Center for Middle East Peace Studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.Haddad-Fonda is currently Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a non-profit organization based in New Bern, North Carolina, that promotes access to global learning for students around the United States, with a focus on underserved rural communities.

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Paul Haenle is the Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In addition to running the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Haenle is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua,...

Paul Haenle is the Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing. In addition to running the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, Haenle is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level international relations courses to Chinese and international students. Haenle also serves as a senior advisor at the global business-consulting firm, Teneo Strategy, and as an advisor to the international strategic consulting firm Rice Hadley Gates LLC.Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. From June 2007 to January 2009, Haenle also played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. negotiating team at the six-party-talks nuclear negotiations...

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Helen Hai is the CEO of the Made in Africa Initiative and adviser to the governments of Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Senegal for investment promotion and industrialization. She is a senior adviser on South-...

Helen Hai is the CEO of the Made in Africa Initiative and adviser to the governments of Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Senegal for investment promotion and industrialization. She is a senior adviser on South-South cooperation for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and works closely with the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, the Tony Blair African Governance Initiative, and other multilateral players involved in development issues in Africa. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.Hai is an experienced business executive and an expert in the field of development. For over two years, she worked in Ethiopia where she served as the Vice President and General Manager for overseas investment for the Huajian Company, one of China’s biggest shoemakers. The shoe factory she...

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Martin Hála (Ph.D.) is a sinologist currently based in Prague. Educated in Prague, Shanghai, Berekley, and at Harvard, he has taught at universities in Prague and Bratislava, and conducted research...

Martin Hála (Ph.D.) is a sinologist currently based in Prague. Educated in Prague, Shanghai, Berekley, and at Harvard, he has taught at universities in Prague and Bratislava, and conducted research in China, Taiwan, and the U.S. He has worked for several media-assistance organizations in Europe and Asia, and from 2014-2015 served as the Asia Pacific regional manager at the Open Society Foundations. At present, he is the Director of the new nonprofit AcaMedia.

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For 10 years, Meng Han was a staff photojournalist for The Beijing News. In 2014, she left China to study English at the University of Montana and Journalism at the University of Maryland, College...

For 10 years, Meng Han was a staff photojournalist for The Beijing News. In 2014, she left China to study English at the University of Montana and Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, which she attended as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Tianjin Polytechnic University. Her most recent exhibition, “Chinese Adoptees at Home in America,” is showing at the IG Gallery in Shanghai. She is currently based in Beijing.

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Shirley Han Ying is a documentary filmmaker, videographer, and video editor based in France. She specializes in visual storytelling, camera operating, creative editing, as well as production...

Shirley Han Ying is a documentary filmmaker, videographer, and video editor based in France. She specializes in visual storytelling, camera operating, creative editing, as well as production management.With more than nine years of experience in media, Han has produced daily news, special video features, and documentaries for major news networks, including CNN and The Guardian. In her spare time, she volunteers to produce, film, and edit promotional video for charities and nonprofit organizations.Han has lived and worked in China, South Korea, Iran, Hong Kong, and France, and her work has taken her to many other countries around the world.

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Lianchao Han is a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Instititue, working on the Future of Innovation Initiative. He worked in the U.S. Senate for 12 years, serving as legislative counsel and policy...

Lianchao Han is a Visiting Fellow at the Hudson Instititue, working on the Future of Innovation Initiative. He worked in the U.S. Senate for 12 years, serving as legislative counsel and policy director for three active U.S. Senators, responsible for legislative strategy in the areas of federal budget, taxation, Social Security, and economic policy.

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Enze Han is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research interests include ethnic politics in China and China's relations with...

Enze Han is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research interests include ethnic politics in China and China's relations with Southeast Asia. His recent publications include Contestation and Adapation: The Politics of National Identity in China (Oxford University Press, 2013), and his articles have been published in The Journal of Contemporary China, The China Quarterly, Nationalities Papers, Security Studies, and Cambridge Review of International Affairs, among others. Han was a postdoctoral fellow in the China and the World Program, Princeton University. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University...

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Keith Hand is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. His research focuses on legal reform in the People’s Republic of China, with particular attention to...

Keith Hand is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. His research focuses on legal reform in the People’s Republic of China, with particular attention to constitutional law, criminal justice, and citizen efforts to use the law to promote legal, social, and political change. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law, Professor Hand worked as a corporate attorney at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and then served as senior counsel to the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. After leaving Capitol Hill, he served as Beijing Director, Senior Fellow, and Lecturer-in-Law at Yale Law School’s China Law Center. During his tenure with the Center, Professor Hand was a visiting scholar at Peking University Law School and worked with Chinese courts, government agencies, and law...

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Thilo Hanemann is an Economist at Rhodium Group (RHG) and leads the firm’s work on global trade and investment. Hanemann supports the investment management, strategic planning, and policy analysis...

Thilo Hanemann is an Economist at Rhodium Group (RHG) and leads the firm’s work on global trade and investment. Hanemann supports the investment management, strategic planning, and policy analysis requirements of RHG clients within his fields of expertise. He is also a Senior Policy Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Europe’s biggest China think tank, located in Berlin.Hanemann’s research focuses on new trends in global trade and capital flows, related policy developments, and the political and commercial dynamics of specific transactions. One of his areas of expertise is the rise of emerging economies as global investors, and the implications for host economies and the global economy. His most recent work focuses on the evolution of China’s international investment position, and the economic and policy implications of this new trend.

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Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history at Yale University. Her main research goal is to draw on nontraditional sources to capture the experience of ordinary people. In particular, she is...

Valerie Hansen teaches Chinese and world history at Yale University. Her main research goal is to draw on nontraditional sources to capture the experience of ordinary people. In particular, she is interested in how sources buried in the ground, whether intentionally or unintentionally, supplement the detailed official record of China's past. She is also the author of The Open Empire: A History of China to 1600 (2000); Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China (1995); and Voyages in World History (co-authored with Kenneth R. Curtis in 2010). In the past decade, she has spent three years in China: 2005-06 in Shanghai on a Fulbright grant, and 2008-09 and 2011-12 teaching at Yale's joint undergraduate program with Peking University...

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Steve Hansen is one of the two founders of Phonemica, a project dedicated to archiving the numerous Sinitic dialects and their inseparable cultural traditions. Hansen also teaches entrepreneurship...

Steve Hansen is one of the two founders of Phonemica, a project dedicated to archiving the numerous Sinitic dialects and their inseparable cultural traditions. Hansen also teaches entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship in the Guanghua MBA program at Peking University. His Sinonym consultancy provides product naming services to foreign companies in the Chinese marketplace. He resides in Beijing.

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Stephen E. Hanson (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991; BA, Harvard, 1985) is Vice Provost for International Affairs, Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International...

Stephen E. Hanson (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991; BA, Harvard, 1985) is Vice Provost for International Affairs, Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies, and Lettie Pate Evans Professor in the Department of Government at the College of William & Mary. Before moving to William & Mary, Hanson served as Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Washington and Director of the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. Hanson has authored, co-authored, or co-edited six books and dozens of articles analyzing Russian, Soviet, and postcommunist politics in comparative-historical perspective.

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Harry Harding is a specialist on Asia whose major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1966; A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972, and The...

Harry Harding is a specialist on Asia whose major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1966; A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972, and The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know. He is also the author of the chapter on the Cultural Revolution in the Cambridge History of China. Presently a University Professor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Harding served as the founding Dean of the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy between 2009 and 2014. Before joining the Batten School, he held appointments at Stanford University and the Brookings Institution and was Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University from 1995 to 2005 and Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group from 2005 to 2007.

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Paula S. Harrell (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a China-Japan historian specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century history and contemporary economic development. In addition to research and...

Paula S. Harrell (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a China-Japan historian specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century history and contemporary economic development. In addition to research and university teaching (modern China and modern Japan), she worked for a decade as a management specialist in the World Bank’s China Department on projects in education and agriculture. In 2008, Harrell joined the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University where she offers courses on twenty-first century China in historical perspective, including, currently, a new course called “China and the Internet: Challenging America in Cyberspace.” Her most recent publication is Asia for the Asians: China in the Lives of Five Meiji Japanese (MerwinAsia/Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 2012), a companion volume to her earlier study, Sowing the Seeds of Change: Chinese Students, Japanese...

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Tobias Harris is a Japan analyst at political risk advisory firm Teneo Intelligence and economy, trade, and business fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

Tobias Harris is a Japan analyst at political risk advisory firm Teneo Intelligence and economy, trade, and business fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

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Rachel Harris is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, specializing in music in China and Central Asia. She has published widely on the politics of Uyghur expressive...

Rachel Harris is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, specializing in music in China and Central Asia. She has published widely on the politics of Uyghur expressive culture. Her research interests include global flows, identity politics, Islam and soundscapes, and she currently leads the U.K. government-affiliated Arts and Humanities Research Council network Sounding Islam in China. She is actively engaged with outreach projects relating to Central Asian and Chinese music, including recordings, musical performance, and consultancy.

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Melanie Hart is Director for China Policy at the Center for American Progress, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. She focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward China and works to identify new...

Melanie Hart is Director for China Policy at the Center for American Progress, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. She focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward China and works to identify new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, particularly on energy, climate change, and cross-border investment. Her research also covers China’s political system, market regulatory reforms, and how China’s domestic and foreign policy developments affect the United States.Before joining the Center for American Progress, Hart worked in China business development for a major U.S. telecommunication company and as a China advisor for the Aspen Institute International Digital Economy Accords project, The Scowcroft Group, and the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation.Hart has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from Texas A...

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Falk Hartig is a post-doctoral researcher at the Frankfurt Inter-Centre-Programme on new African-Asian Interactions at Frankfurt University, Germany. His research focuses on public and cultural...

Falk Hartig is a post-doctoral researcher at the Frankfurt Inter-Centre-Programme on new African-Asian Interactions at Frankfurt University, Germany. His research focuses on public and cultural diplomacy, political communication, and issues of external perception. He received his Ph.D. from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.Hartig holds a M.A. in Sinology and Journalism from the University of Leipzig, Germany. From 2007 to 2009, he was Deputy Chief Editor of Cultural Exchange, Germany’s leading magazine for international relations and cultural exchange. He was a visiting fellow at Xinhua News Agency in Beijing and a Research Assistant at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg. He writes for German journals and magazines and is the author of a book about the Communist Party of China.

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John N. Hawkins is a consultant for the East-West Center's International Forum for Education 2020, which currently includes the Education Leadership Institute and Senior Seminars. He is...

John N. Hawkins is a consultant for the East-West Center's International Forum for Education 2020, which currently includes the Education Leadership Institute and Senior Seminars. He is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for International and Development Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hawkins is a specialist on higher education reform in the U.S. and Asia and the author of several books and research articles on education and development in Asia. He was the Dean of International Studies at UCLA for thirteen years and has served as a Director of the UCLA Foundation Board and as Director of the East-West Center Foundation Board. He has served as President of the Comparative International Education Society and Editor of the Comparative Education Review.Dr. Hawkins' latest publications...

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Jianan He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master’s degree in Development Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics and...

Jianan He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master’s degree in Development Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She is an intern at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, prior to which she interned with the United Nations Headquarters in New York...

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Sebastian Heilmann is the founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a large new China think tank in Berlin, and professor of Chinese political economy at the University...

Sebastian Heilmann is the founding director of the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a large new China think tank in Berlin, and professor of Chinese political economy at the University of Trier, Germany. His research and publications focus on China’s political system and political economy. With Elizabeth J. Perry, he co-edited the volume Mao's Invisible Hand: The Political Foundations of Adaptive Governance in China (Harvard University Press, 2011). His book China's Foreign Political and Economic Relations: An Unconventional Global Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), co-authored with Dirk H. Schmidt, brings a European perspective to the international debate on China’s global rise...

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Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. She is an alumna of the Penn...

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Henochowicz studied folklore and literature of ethnic minorities in China, focusing on Inner Mongolia, at the University of Cambridge and Ohio State University.

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Guillaume Herbaut has dedicated himself to photographing historical places filled with symbols and memory. He is a founding member of L’Oeil Public. His work Tchernobylsty won the Kodak Critics Prize...

Guillaume Herbaut has dedicated himself to photographing historical places filled with symbols and memory. He is a founding member of L’Oeil Public. His work Tchernobylsty won the Kodak Critics Prize in 2001 and was published at Le Petit Camarguais in October 2003. Herbaut also won the Fuji Book Prize the following year. Herbaut has been a recipient of a grant from the French Ministry of Culture and 3P. Visa pour l’Image exposed his work Shkodra in September 2004. The same year, Herbaut was winner of the Lucien Hervé Prize.Herbaut’s works have been exposed at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris in 2005, at “la Maison Rouge” and Foto España in 2007, and at the Silverstein gallery in New York in 2008. He won second prize in the World Press Photo competition in 2008 for Contemporary Issues, and again in 2012, in the Portrait Singles category.Herbaut has produced documentaries for French Radio...

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Carlos Herrera is a Nicaraguan photojournalist, born in the capital Managua. He is currently the Director of Photography for the Nicaragua magazine Confidencial. Herrera graduated from Universidad...

Carlos Herrera is a Nicaraguan photojournalist, born in the capital Managua. He is currently the Director of Photography for the Nicaragua magazine Confidencial. Herrera graduated from Universidad Centroamericana in Managua with a degree in Social Communication. In 2008, he got his start in photojournalism working for HOY newspaper and in 2012 he joined the photography department of the newspaper La Prensa. Herrera received a postgraduate degree in Graphic Design and Advertising at Universidad Americana in Managua in 2011 and is currently a candidate for an M.A. in Strategic Communication at Universidad Americana.

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Mark Hertsgaard was among the earliest independent Western journalists to detail the Chinese environmental crisis, following months of travel throughout China in the 1990s; his findings appeared in...

Mark Hertsgaard was among the earliest independent Western journalists to detail the Chinese environmental crisis, following months of travel throughout China in the 1990s; his findings appeared in The Atlantic and his book, Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future. His latest book is, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

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Katharina Hesse is a Beijing-based photographer who has worked throughout Asia for nearly two decades. Her work primarily focuses on China’s social concerns, among them youth and urban culture,...

Katharina Hesse is a Beijing-based photographer who has worked throughout Asia for nearly two decades. Her work primarily focuses on China’s social concerns, among them youth and urban culture, religion, and North Korean refugees. Ms. Hesse has traveled on assignment to Indonesia, Mongolia, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea and the Philippines. Ms Hesse is fluent in Chinese, English, French and German.Ms. Hesse began her work in Asia as an assistant for German television (ZDF). In 1996, she started working in Newsweek’s Beijing bureau and subsequently participated in numerous cover projects. In 2003 she moved to Getty Images. She has been freelancing for the past 6 years and her work has been featured in various publications including: Burn, Courrier International, Courrier Japon, Der Spiegel, D della Repubblica, e-photoreview.com, EYEmazing, FT Magazine, Zeit Magazin, Glamour (Germany...

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Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as Beijing Correspondent from 2000 to 2007. He is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the...

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he served as Beijing Correspondent from 2000 to 2007. He is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town (HarperCollins, 2001), which won the Kiriyama Book Prize; Oracle Bones (HarperCollins, 2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Country Driving (HarperCollins, 2010). His most recent book is Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West (HarperCollins, 2013).Hessler won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. He lives in Cairo, Egypt.

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Richard J. Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The USA, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific (Zed Books, 2015).

Richard J. Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The USA, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific (Zed Books, 2015).

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Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist who focuses on the Sahel and North Africa. Her new book, Africa’s New Oil: Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes, was published by Zed Books in April 2015...

Celeste Hicks is a freelance journalist who focuses on the Sahel and North Africa. Her new book, Africa’s New Oil: Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes, was published by Zed Books in April 2015. Former BBC correspondent in Chad and Mali and Editor for the BBC Africa service news programs, Hicks is now based in Casablanca, Morocco.

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Le Hong Hiep is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, and a lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh...

Le Hong Hiep is a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, and a lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.Before becoming an academic, he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam from 2004 to 2006.Hiep earned his Ph.D. in Political and International Studies from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.His scholarly articles and analyses have been published in, among others, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Affairs, Asian Politics & Policy, Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, ASPI Strategic Insights, ISEAS Perspective, American Review, The Diplomat, East Asia Forum, BBC Vietnamese, and Vietnamnet.His forthcoming book is Living Next to the Giant: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Relations with China under Doi Moi (...

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Michael Gibbs Hill is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Asian Studies and the Program in Chinese at the University of South Carolina. His first...

Michael Gibbs Hill is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Asian Studies and the Program in Chinese at the University of South Carolina. His first book, Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012, and his translation of Wang Hui’s China from Empire to Nation-State is forthcoming from Harvard University Press.

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Nathan W. Hill is a Lecturer in Tibetan and LInguistics with a joint appointment in the Department of China and Inner Asia and the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African...

Nathan W. Hill is a Lecturer in Tibetan and LInguistics with a joint appointment in the Department of China and Inner Asia and the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), at the University of London. His research focuses on Old Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan historical linguistics. His publications include A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition (2010), and Old Tibetan Inscriptions (2009), co-authored with Kazushi Iwao. His current projects include the creation of a Tibetan diachronic part of speech and the search for sound laws relating Tibetan, Burmese, and Chinese.

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Isabel Hilton is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She studied at the Beijing Foreign Language and Culture University and at Fudan University in Shanghai before taking up a...

Isabel Hilton is a London-based international journalist and broadcaster. She studied at the Beijing Foreign Language and Culture University and at Fudan University in Shanghai before taking up a career in written and broadcast journalism, working for The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian, and the New Yorker. In 1992 she became a presenter of the BBC’s flagship news program, “The World Tonight,” then BBC Radio Three’s cultural program “Night Waves.” She is a columnist for The Guardian and her work has appeared in the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Granta, the New Statesman, El Pais, Index on Censorship, and many other publications. She is the author and co-auothor of several books and is founder and editor of chinadialogue.net, a non-profit, fully bilingual online publication based in London, Beijing, and Delhi that focuses on the...

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Frances Hisgen is an intern with ChinaFile. She is a recent high school graduate of the Brearley School in New York, and is enrolled in the Harvard College class of 2021.

Frances Hisgen is an intern with ChinaFile. She is a recent high school graduate of the Brearley School in New York, and is enrolled in the Harvard College class of 2021.

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Pin Ho is the Founder and CEO of the Mirror Media Group. He co-authored, with Huang Wenguang, book about Bo Xilai called A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money, and an Epic Power Struggle...

Pin Ho is the Founder and CEO of the Mirror Media Group. He co-authored, with Huang Wenguang, book about Bo Xilai called A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel: Murder, Money, and an Epic Power Struggle in China.

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Denise Y. Ho is an Assistant Professor in the department of history at Yale University.  She received her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University and taught previously at the...

Denise Y. Ho is an Assistant Professor in the department of history at Yale University.  She received her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University and taught previously at the University of Kentucky and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She is an historian of 20th-century China, with a particular focus on the social and cultural history of the Mao period. Her current book project is a history of museums and exhibitions entitled Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China.Her articles and reviews have appeared in The China Quarterly, China Review International, Frontiers of History in China, History Compass, Modern China, The Journal of Asian Studies, and the PRC History Review. Chapters by Denise Ho will appear in the forthcoming volumes Red Legacies: Cultural Afterlives of the Communist Revolution (Harvard University Press) and The Oxford...

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Stephanie Ho has reported on China for radio and video for more than 20 years, both from inside and outside the country. Most recently, she was Beijing Bureau Chief for Voice of America, where she...

Stephanie Ho has reported on China for radio and video for more than 20 years, both from inside and outside the country. Most recently, she was Beijing Bureau Chief for Voice of America, where she covered the 2008 Olympics, the Sichuan earthquake, ethnic tensions, and a seemingly endless series of important Chinese anniversaries. One highlight was a three-week reporting road trip through the Chinese hinterlands along the historic route of the Communist Army’s Long March. She lives in Beijing.

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Christina Ho joined the Rutgers faculty in 2010 from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Senior Fellow and Project Director...

Christina Ho joined the Rutgers faculty in 2010 from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Senior Fellow and Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative. She was previously Country Director and a senior policy advisor for the Clinton Foundation’s China program. During the Clinton Administration, she worked on the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and later led Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health legislative staff.Ho received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College, her M.P.P from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was articles editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Her core teaching and scholarly interest is health law and policy.

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J. Hoberman is the author, co-author, or editor of 12 books, most recently Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema (Verso). In addition to the NYRBlog, he writes regularly for The New...

J. Hoberman is the author, co-author, or editor of 12 books, most recently Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st Century Cinema (Verso). In addition to the NYRBlog, he writes regularly for The New York Times, Artforum, and Tablet and was for 33 years a film critic at The Village Voice. The former Gelb Professor of the Humanities at the Cooper Union in New York, he has also taught at Columbia and Harvard universities.

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Michel Hockx is Professor of Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, the Director of the SOAS China Institute, and the President of the British...

Michel Hockx is Professor of Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, the Director of the SOAS China Institute, and the President of the British Association for Chinese Studies. His forthcoming book, due to be published by Columbia University Press in 2014, is called Internet Literature in China.

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Samantha Hoffman is an independent China analyst and research consultant, including for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) as a research consultant for the Future Conflicts and...

Samantha Hoffman is an independent China analyst and research consultant, including for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) as a research consultant for the Future Conflicts and Cyber Security Program and Defence and Military Analysis Program. She is a final year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute. Her research focuses on Chinese state security and social governance policy. Her articles have appeared in Forbes, War on the Rocks, The South China Morning Post, The National Interest, China Brief, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The Conversation, The Straits Times, and The Business Spectator.

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David R. Hoffman is Vice President and Managing Director of The Conference Board China Center. Based in Beijing, Hoffman is responsible for the center’s strategy, research agenda, research program...

David R. Hoffman is Vice President and Managing Director of The Conference Board China Center. Based in Beijing, Hoffman is responsible for the center’s strategy, research agenda, research program delivery, partner relationships with Chinese government organizations, and value delivery to members of both the China Center and The Conference Board. He leads numerous research projects and outreach activities, oversees a team of researchers in both China and New York, and coordinates the network of eminent advisors and scholars from The Conference Board who undertake China Center programs. Hoffman is also an independent, non-executive Director of Eastern Broadcasting Corporation in Taiwan.

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Fritz Hoffmann is an American photographer known for documentary-style narratives that portray society, culture, the environment, and global economics. He is a National Geographic contributing...

Fritz Hoffmann is an American photographer known for documentary-style narratives that portray society, culture, the environment, and global economics. He is a National Geographic contributing photographer recognized for his photography work in China, which he began in 1994. He was a resident accredited photo-correspondent based in Shanghai from 1995-2008. A Mandarin speaker, China and the Chinese Diaspora continue to be a primary interest for him.Hoffmann established his place as a respected international photo-correspondent while working with JB Pictures in New York. Under the JB banner, he moved his base of operations to Nashville, Tennessee just before the first term of U.S. President Bill Clinton increased interest in the American South. He opened the Network Photographers Shanghai bureau in 1997. In 2002, Hoffmann co-founded documentCHINA, a picture agency based in Shanghai, now...

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Nick Holdstock is the author of The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge (Luath Press Ltd 2011), a book about life in Ghulja, Xinjiang province. His articles and essays have appeared in The...

Nick Holdstock is the author of The Tree That Bleeds: A Uighur Town on the Edge (Luath Press Ltd 2011), a book about life in Ghulja, Xinjiang province. His articles and essays have appeared in The London Review of Books, n+1, The Independent, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He has been awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.

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James Holmes is Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College. He is the coauthor of Red Star over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy.

James Holmes is Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College. He is the coauthor of Red Star over the Pacific: China’s Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy.

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Sharon Hom is the Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC). She leads HRIC’s human rights and media advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder...

Sharon Hom is the Executive Director of Human Rights in China (HRIC). She leads HRIC’s human rights and media advocacy and strategic policy engagement with NGOs, governments, and multi-stakeholder initiatives. She has testified on a variety of human rights issues before key E.U., U.S., and international policymakers, including think tanks and government bodies, and participated in five of the E.U.-China Human Rights Legal seminars since 2004. She has appeared as guest and commentator in broadcast programs worldwide and is frequently interviewed by and quoted in major print media. She was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of 2007’s “50 Women to Watch” for their impact on business.Hom also taught law for eighteen years, including training judges, lawyers, and law teachers at eight law schools in China over a fourteen-year period in the 1980s and 1990s. She is a Professor of Law...

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Leta Hong Fincher is the author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (2014). She recently completed her PhD in Sociology at Tsinghua University...

Leta Hong Fincher is the author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (2014). She recently completed her PhD in Sociology at Tsinghua University. She has a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. Her research on “leftover” women and the property market in China has been cited by many news organizations, including The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. She is an award-winning former journalist with extensive experience in China and the United States. 

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Vanessa started her film career in China while teaching a graduate course on law and society at People's University (on a grant from the Ford Foundation) and completing her PhD at Columbia...

Vanessa started her film career in China while teaching a graduate course on law and society at People's University (on a grant from the Ford Foundation) and completing her PhD at Columbia University. Fluent in Chinese, she has produced multiple films in China, including Wang Quanan’s The Story Of Ermei (Berlin Film Festival), Chantal Akerman’s Tombee De Nuit Sur Shanghai, and her own short films—China In Three Words, featuring Chinese author, Yu Hua (Palm Springs, Doc NYC 2013), and China Connection: Jerry, with Jerome Alan Cohen (Palm Springs, Doc NYC 2014). She directed and produced a web series for NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute called Law, Life & Asia. Her U.S. producing credits include the feature documentary William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe, by Sarah and Emily Kunstler (Sundance, 2009). Vanessa’s feature documentary directorial debut, All Eyes And Ears,...

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Lucy Hornby is China correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief for the Financial Times. Previously, she was a reporter for Reuters from Beijing and Shanghai. She also covered energy markets in...

Lucy Hornby is China correspondent and Deputy Beijing Bureau Chief for the Financial Times. Previously, she was a reporter for Reuters from Beijing and Shanghai. She also covered energy markets in Singapore and Latin America.

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Chris Horton is a writer, editor, and translator who has been studying or working in China since 1998.After initially coming to China through the Princeton in Beijing program in 1998, Horton worked...

Chris Horton is a writer, editor, and translator who has been studying or working in China since 1998.After initially coming to China through the Princeton in Beijing program in 1998, Horton worked as a translator for corporate and NGO clients. He was China Editor at Asia Times in 2003 and Editor of China Economic Review magazine in 2004. In 2005 he founded GoKunming, one of China's largest English-language city-specific websites. Horton has been based in Yunnan province since late 2004...

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Angel Hsu, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Yale-National University of Singapore College and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is Director of the Environmental Performance...

Angel Hsu, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Yale-National University of Singapore College and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is Director of the Environmental Performance Index, released biennially by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. She was a 2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar to China and has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China's environmental policy. Her work has been cited and published in major media, including The Economist and The New York Times. She holds a Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Studies from Yale University...

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Prior to founding Primavera Capital Group, Fred Hu was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm's franchise in the region. He led...

Prior to founding Primavera Capital Group, Fred Hu was Chairman of Greater China and a Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was instrumental in building the firm's franchise in the region. He led some of the largest and most significant transactions in the firm’s history, and served on the Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee, the Global IBS Leadership Group, the Pine Street-Goldman Sachs University Board, and the firm-wide Culture, Diversity, and Leadership Committee.Hu is a respected economist whose main areas of research interest include macroeconomics, international finance, and capital markets. He served at the International Monetary Fund, and he has advised the Chinese government on financial reform, SOE restructuring, and macroeconomic policies. Hu also sits on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and...

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Hu Yong is a professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a well-known new media critic and Chinese Internet pioneer.Before joining the faculty of Peking University,...

Hu Yong is a professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication, and a well-known new media critic and Chinese Internet pioneer.Before joining the faculty of Peking University, Hu Yong has worked for a number of media sources for over 15 years, including China Daily, Lifeweek, China Internet Weekly and China Central Television. He is active in industry affairs as he is co-founder of the Digital Forum of China, a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness of digitization and advocates a free and responsible Internet. He also co-founded Chinavalue.net, a leading business new media in China. In 2000, Hu Yong was nominated for China’s list of top Internet industry figures.Hu Yong is a founding director for Communication Association of China (CAC) and China New Media Communication Association (CNMCA). His publications include Internet: The King Who Rules, the...

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Mingwei Huang is conducting an interdisciplinary study of the contemporary spectacular reemergence of Sino-African relations, particularly Sino-African friendship, in South Africa. She is focusing on...

Mingwei Huang is conducting an interdisciplinary study of the contemporary spectacular reemergence of Sino-African relations, particularly Sino-African friendship, in South Africa. She is focusing on how the geopolitics of diplomatic “friendship” and transnational capital flows between China and South Africa are localized in the everyday encounters and friendships between Chinese migrants, South Africans, and African migrants in South Africa. She researches how friendship and capital are linked through productive sentiments such as amity and trust in addition to everyday social practices of exchange and transactions. In so doing, she conceptualizes how friendship and capital are mutually constitutive in a “political economy of friendship” and a local “friendship economy” in commercial spaces of transnational capital. Through ethnographic, historical, cultural, and media studies methods...

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Yanzhong Huang is a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he examines issues of emerging powers, global health rule-making, health-related development assistance...

Yanzhong Huang is a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he examines issues of emerging powers, global health rule-making, health-related development assistance, and universal health coverage. He is also an Associate Professor and Director of Global Health Studies at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, where he developed the first academic concentration among U.S. professional schools of international affairs that explicitly addresses the security and foreign policy aspects of health issues. He is the founding editor of Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm.Huang has written extensively on global health governance, heath diplomacy and health security, and public health in China and East Asia. He has published numerous reports, journal articles...

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Joany Huang is an Economics and Business junior at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. She was an exchange student at the University of California, San Diego. She has deferred a...

Joany Huang is an Economics and Business junior at Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. She was an exchange student at the University of California, San Diego. She has deferred a year of her study to work full-time in scaling up the teacher training program in Kenya, Care for All Kids, she started with her colleague Kate Yuan. Huang has worked on micro-enterprise programs at the International Rescue Committee, tax assistance for low-income population at the Internal Revenue Service in California, and human resources and administration at Bosch Thermotechnology Co., LTD in Beijing.

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Sunny Huang is the Wildlife Conservation Manager for China House, a social enterprise focusing on helping Chinese people better integrate into Africa. She graduated from Nanjing University majoring...

Sunny Huang is the Wildlife Conservation Manager for China House, a social enterprise focusing on helping Chinese people better integrate into Africa. She graduated from Nanjing University majoring in Journalism and Communication, and received her Master’s degree in Visual Culture Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.Huang is currently working on engaging Chinese communities in Kenya with wildlife conservation. By cooperating closely with local and international organizations, she endeavors to promote conservation awareness among Chinese people in Kenya.

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Huang Hongxiang graduated from the Journalism school at Fudan University and from SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs) at Columbia University of New York. As a freelance journalist for...

Huang Hongxiang graduated from the Journalism school at Fudan University and from SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs) at Columbia University of New York. As a freelance journalist for Southern Weekly, The Atlantic, The Mail & Guardian, and other publications, he has traveled to Africa and South America many times to investigate and report on various issues, focusing on Chinese investment and related social environmental conflict resolution.Since graduating from SIPA in 2013, Huang has worked in Africa as a freelance journalist and business representative/consultant for responsible Chinese investment projects. He is dedicated to working on multi-stakeholder dialogues for China’s Going Out and to ensuring the sustainable development of Chinese overseas investment.Huang is the founder of the Nairboi-based China House Kenya, which provides consulting services to...

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Yukon Huang is a Senior Associate in the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was the World Bank’s Country Director for China, based in Beijing, and earlier the World...

Yukon Huang is a Senior Associate in the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was the World Bank’s Country Director for China, based in Beijing, and earlier the World Bank’s Director for Russia and the former Soviet Union.Huang’s research focuses on China’s economic and financial prospects and its global impact. He was the principal advisor for the joint Chinese Government-World Bank “China 2030” report. Huang has published widely on development issues affecting China and East Asia.He is currently working on a book on why views differ so much on China’s economy. He is a featured commentator for the Financial Times on China and his articles are also seen frequently in other major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He appears regularly on CCTV in China and other international outlets such as BBC, CNBC...

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La Frances Hui is Film Curator at Asia Society New York. She has curated film series featuring contemporary Chinese documentary and fiction films, New Wave Japanese cinema, Japanese documentaries,...

La Frances Hui is Film Curator at Asia Society New York. She has curated film series featuring contemporary Chinese documentary and fiction films, New Wave Japanese cinema, Japanese documentaries, Thai cinema, and Iranian cinema. She has also curated film director retrospectives featuring Tsai Ming-Liang, Jafar Panahi, and Shohei Imamura. Hui regularly leads on-stage conversations with major film artists including Jia Zhangke, Ang Lee, Jackie Chan, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tsai Ming-Liang, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, John Woo, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.Hui was the Co-curator of the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival (New York). She also curated a series of independent Chinese documentaries for Film Southasia (Kathmandu). Her writings on film have been published by Cinevue (Asian CineVision) and The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop). Hui was a Committee Member of the...

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Eric Hundman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Toyota Dissertation Fellow in the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. He has lived and traveled...

Eric Hundman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Toyota Dissertation Fellow in the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. He has lived and traveled extensively in China and Taiwan, and his research focuses on international relations, military decision making, political violence, and organizational dynamics. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Physics and Political Science from Yale University.

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Ho-fung Hung is the Henry M. Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Associate Professor in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the award-winning book The China Boom: Why China Will...

Ho-fung Hung is the Henry M. Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Associate Professor in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the award-winning book The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World and Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty, both published by Columbia University Press. His articles have appeared in American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Development and Change, the New Left Review, the Review of International Political Economy, Asian Survey, and elsewhere. His analyses of the Chinese and global political economy and Hong Kong politics have been featured or cited in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, BBC News, The Guardian, Folha de S. Paulo (Brazil), The Straits Times (Singapore),  Xinhua Monthly, People’s Daily,...

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Mikko Huotari is head of the Foreign Policy and Economic Relations Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a new China think tank in Berlin. His current research and publication...

Mikko Huotari is head of the Foreign Policy and Economic Relations Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a new China think tank in Berlin. His current research and publication focus on Chinese foreign policy, Europe-China relations, and regional financial and monetary cooperation in East Asia. With Thilo Hanemann (Rhodium Group) he recently published “Emerging Powers and Change in the Global Financial Order” in Global Policy.

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Philipp Ivanov is the inaugural CEO of Asia Society Australia, a position he started in January 2015. He is a China specialist with extensive experience in policy, advocacy, education, and research...

Philipp Ivanov is the inaugural CEO of Asia Society Australia, a position he started in January 2015. He is a China specialist with extensive experience in policy, advocacy, education, and research. Previously, he was a policy officer and Manager of the Australia-China Council at the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In this role, Ivanov led the renewal of the Council and had broader responsibilities for the bilateral relationship between Australia and China. He was one of the principal authors of the “Australia in the Asian Century” white paper. Previously, Ivanov’s work focused on internationalizing Australian universities. He was Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific, advised the University of Sydney on China offshore strategy, and managed La Trobe University’s partnerships in the Gulf States, Vietnam...

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Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. Since 1986, he has been an essayist for Time magazine. He has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since...

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. Since 1986, he has been an essayist for Time magazine. He has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1995, for which he has written on literature, global culture, religion, China, and Tibet. He is also a contributor to The New York Times, Harper&rdsq;s Magazine, the Financial Times, and National Geographic, among others.Iyer is the author of ten books, including The Open Road (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), an examination of the XIVth Dalai Lama that draws upon thirty-four years of talks and travels; and The Man Within My Head (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), on Graham Greene, hauntedness, and fatherhood.Iyer studied at Eton, Oxford, and Harvard. He was born in Oxford, England to parents from India and grew up in England and California. For the past twenty years, he has been based in rural Japan.

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Andrew Jacobs is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times who has been based in Beijing since 2008. Taking a year off from studying Chinese at New York University, Jacobs first stepped foot in...

Andrew Jacobs is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times who has been based in Beijing since 2008. Taking a year off from studying Chinese at New York University, Jacobs first stepped foot in China in 1985 and then returned after graduation in 1988 to teach English at Hubei University in Wuhan. He left China abruptly after the campus was shuttered in the wake of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.In the ensuing two decades, he made two visits to China, including a 1997 reporting trip to Hong Kong during the former British colony’s official handover to China. His most recent return coincided with a few minor news events: the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, the ethnic rioting in Tibet, and the Olympic Games in Beijing. Since then, he has written about the troubled relations between Uighurs and Han Chinese, the audacious escape of blind legal dissident Chen Guangcheng, and the...

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Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including The Monkey and the Dragon (Text Publishing 2001), Beijing (Reaktion Press, UK 2014) and Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World (a...

Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including The Monkey and the Dragon (Text Publishing 2001), Beijing (Reaktion Press, UK 2014) and Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World (a Quarterly Essay, published by Black Inc 2013). She is also an essayist and cultural commentator, literary and film translator from Chinese, co-editor with Geremie Barmé of New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices, and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University.

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Susan Jakes is Editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.From 2000-2007, she reported on China for Time magazine, first as a reporter and editor based in...

Susan Jakes is Editor of ChinaFile and Senior Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.From 2000-2007, she reported on China for Time magazine, first as a reporter and editor based in Hong Kong and then as the magazine’s Beijing Correspondent.She covered a wide range of topics for Time’s international and domestic editions, including student nationalism, human rights, the environment, public health, education, architecture, kung fu, North Korea’s nuclear weapons, and the making of Bhutan’s first feature film. Jakes was awarded the Society of Publishers in Asia’s Young Journalist of the Year Award for her coverage of Chinese youth culture. In 2003, she broke the story of the Chinese government’s cover-up of the SARS epidemic in Beijing, for which she received a Henry Luce Public Service Award. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The Los Angeles...

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As Executive Editor of Newsweek International, Ron Javers was responsible for the editorial oversight of all of Newsweek’s worldwide editions, most of which he created and launched. In 2003, working...

As Executive Editor of Newsweek International, Ron Javers was responsible for the editorial oversight of all of Newsweek’s worldwide editions, most of which he created and launched. In 2003, working with a small team in Hong Kong and Beijing, he launched Newsweek China Select. As a reporter and editor, Javers won four National Magazine Awards for magazines he edited, and was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper work. He became interested in China in 1976 as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard where he took John Kenneth Fairbank’s renowned Rice Paddies course. In 2011, he was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. He has advised a number of Chinese media companies on worldwide best practices.

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Jeremiah Jenne is an educator, feral historian, and free-range Sinologist based in Beijing. He taught Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy for ten years. Jenne has contributed articles to The...

Jeremiah Jenne is an educator, feral historian, and free-range Sinologist based in Beijing. He taught Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy for ten years. Jenne has contributed articles to The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly Online, and many other publications writing on history and contemporary China. 

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Jiang Qisheng is a writer and political activist. In 1968, the Chinese government sent him to the countryside for re-education. He received a Master’s degree in aerodynamics from the Beijing...

Jiang Qisheng is a writer and political activist. In 1968, the Chinese government sent him to the countryside for re-education. He received a Master’s degree in aerodynamics from the Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and then held a teaching post at Tsinghua University from 1985 to 1988. In 1988, he started studying for his Ph.D. at Renmin University in Beijing and became involved in the 1989 Tiananmen student movement as a member of a delegation that met with national leaders in an attempt to resolve the protests peacefully. He was jailed for eighteen months in 1989-1991 because of his activities in the protests. After his release, he was denied regular employment and became a translator and freelance writer, publishing numerous articles in American, Japanese, and Hong Kong journals.In April 1999, Jiang wrote an open letter entitled “Light a Myriad Candles to Collectively Commemorate...

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Steven Jiang has been a Beijing-based producer for CNN since 2010. Some of the stories he has covered include the plight of blind activist Chen Guangcheng and the fall of Communist leader Bo Xilai...

Steven Jiang has been a Beijing-based producer for CNN since 2010. Some of the stories he has covered include the plight of blind activist Chen Guangcheng and the fall of Communist leader Bo Xilai. Previously, Jiang covered Asia for CBS News, NBC News, and France 24. From 1999 to 2005, he was a producer for CNN in Atlanta and Beijing.Born in Shanghai, Jiang graduated Cum Laude from Northwestern University with majors in Journalism and International Studies.

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Jiang Rongfa was born in May 1963 in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. He is a member of the Photojournalist Society of China, a council member of the Wuxi Photographers Association, and Vice Chairman of...

Jiang Rongfa was born in May 1963 in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. He is a member of the Photojournalist Society of China, a council member of the Wuxi Photographers Association, and Vice Chairman of Gukai Zhi Photographers Association. Jiang is also a contract photographer at CFP and Artron Art Group.Jiang currently focuses on documentary photography, particularly on issues regarding social change, urban development, traditional lifestyles, and living conditions of disadvantaged groups in China. He also does street shooting in old residential areas, suburban areas, and the countryside, where he photographs local living conditions and traditions.In recent years, Jiang’s work has appeared in China Photo Press, People’s Photography, QQ, IFENG, Sina, China Daily, and magazines such as Fang Yuan, Spring Breeze, and Readers.

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Tiffany Johnson is an American elementary school teacher in Beijing, China. She graduated in 2013 with a second degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Shortly after obtaining that...

Tiffany Johnson is an American elementary school teacher in Beijing, China. She graduated in 2013 with a second degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Shortly after obtaining that degree she decided that the best way to teach her students about life and how to be successful on its roller-coaster was to break out of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bubble and explore the world and learn for herself. So she hopped on a plane and moved to China. She has lived in China for two years and plans to stay another two years and then hopes to continue to explore, learn, and educate in other parts of the world. She had a bumpy ride in the beginning stages of transitioning to China but has learned how to adapt and accept the culture and learn how to become a part of it. Tiffany has recently taken over the Elementary Department in her school and plans to delve into the administrative...

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Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning correspondent, writing for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and other publications. He is...

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning correspondent, writing for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and other publications. He is also an advising editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and a senior policy fellow at Merics, a Berlin foundation specializing in China. Johnson has spent half of the past thirty years in the Greater China region, first as a student in Beijing in 1984 to '85, and in Taipei from 1986 to 1988. He later worked as a correspondent in China from 1994 to 2001, first with Baltimore's The Sun and then The Wall Street Journal, where he covered macro economics, China's WTO accession and social issues.He studied and reported from Berlin between 1988 and 1992, covering the fall of the Berln Wall and German unification...

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Harold L. Kahn is a Professor of History, Emeritus at Stanford University. He taught at Stanford for over 40 years. Previously, he was a Lecturer in history at the School of Oriental and African...

Harold L. Kahn is a Professor of History, Emeritus at Stanford University. He taught at Stanford for over 40 years. Previously, he was a Lecturer in history at the School of Oriental and African Studied, University of London.Kahn was born 1930 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He earned a B.A. from Williams College and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard. In addition to teaching, Kahn spent two years in Stockholm, drove a taxi in New York City, and among admired authors artists he lists the Beatles, the Stones, Nureyev, and Fontaine.

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Fredrich Kahrl is a Managing Consultant at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), a San Francisco-based energy consulting firm. He advises energy developers, utilities, operators, and regulators on...

Fredrich Kahrl is a Managing Consultant at Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), a San Francisco-based energy consulting firm. He advises energy developers, utilities, operators, and regulators on critical economic and engineering issues in the electricity and gas sectors. A Mandarin speaker, he has worked on energy policy issues in China for a decade, and he has written extensively on the challenges facing China’s electricity system. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of William & Mary.

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Kai Xue is a corporate lawyer based in Beijing who advises clients on investments in Africa and also works closely with China’s major policy banks, such as the Exim Bank and the China Development...

Kai Xue is a corporate lawyer based in Beijing who advises clients on investments in Africa and also works closely with China’s major policy banks, such as the Exim Bank and the China Development Bank. Kai Xue is also a regular commentator on Sino-African affairs in a number of Chinese and African newspapers and blogs.

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Ira Kalish is Chief Global Economist at Deloitte. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment...

Ira Kalish is Chief Global Economist at Deloitte. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He has written about the economies of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Mexico and South America, and has also written extensively on global consumer markets. Among Kalish’s recent publications were the quarterly Global Economic Outlook, of which he is the managing editor; the annual Global Powers of Retailing report; China and India: Comparing the World’s Hottest Consumer Markets; China and India: The Reality Beyond the Hype, Budget Deficits: Why All the Fuss, an article in CFO Journal, and “Mind The Gap,” an article in Deloitte Review on changing income distribution.Kalish advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their...

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Anthony Kao is a technology product manager in the Silicon Valley. He founded and writes for Cinema Escapist, an online home for commentary on foreign and independent films. Kao studied modern...

Anthony Kao is a technology product manager in the Silicon Valley. He founded and writes for Cinema Escapist, an online home for commentary on foreign and independent films. Kao studied modern Chinese history at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Mark Kapchanga is a media and economic consultant. He is a columnist for China’s Global Times newspaper and a former senior economics writer for The Standard newspaper in Kenya. Before that, he...

Mark Kapchanga is a media and economic consultant. He is a columnist for China’s Global Times newspaper and a former senior economics writer for The Standard newspaper in Kenya. Before that, he worked for the Nation Media Group’s The East African covering Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. He intermittently corresponds for the South African publication Africa In Fact. Kapchanga holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Nairobi, an M.S.C. in Financial Economics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Kent, United Kingdom. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business reporting.

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Robert A. Kapp maintains his own China consultancy, Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Inc., in Port Townsend, Washington.  He is Senior Advisor to The China Program of the Carter Center,...

Robert A. Kapp maintains his own China consultancy, Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Inc., in Port Townsend, Washington.  He is Senior Advisor to The China Program of the Carter Center, and served, in reverse chronological order, as President of the the Washington D.C.-based U.S.-China Business Council from 1994-2004; President of the Washington Council on International Trade, 1987-1994, and Founding Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council, 1979-87.  He earned his Ph.D. in modern Chinese History at Yale, and taught on the faculties of Rice University and the University of Washington through the 1970s.

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Isaac B. Kardon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University and a Visiting Scholar at N.Y.U. Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute in 2015-16. He will be an Assistant Professor at...

Isaac B. Kardon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Government Department at Cornell University and a Visiting Scholar at N.Y.U. Law’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute in 2015-16. He will be an Assistant Professor at the Naval War College beginning Fall 2016, where he will join the China Maritime Studies Institute. He will also be a non-resident Post-Doctoral Fellow at Princeton with the China & the World Program. Kardon’s dissertation and research focus on China’s practice of international law and maritime security in Asia. His work on Chinese politics and law has been published by Stanford University Press, Routledge, the Journal of East Asia & International Law, the Journal of Global Policy & Governance, and the NDU Press. He holds an M.Phil in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, and studied Mandarin at Peking University,...

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Rebecca E. Karl teaches History at New York University. She is the author of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History (Duke 2010) and Staging the World: Chinese...

Rebecca E. Karl teaches History at New York University. She is the author of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History (Duke 2010) and Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Duke 2002). She recently co-edited (with Lydia Liu and Dorothy Ko) The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (Columbia 2013) and has a forthcoming translation (with Xueping Zhong) of Cai Xiang's 革命/叙事, Revolution and its Narratives: Chinese Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries (1949-1966) (Duke 2016)...

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William Kazer has covered Asian politics and economics for more than 30 years, including as a senior correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News based in Beijing. He also worked as a...

William Kazer has covered Asian politics and economics for more than 30 years, including as a senior correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News based in Beijing. He also worked as a correspondent and editor for Reuters in Beijing where he covered the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests in 1989 and had postings in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Bangkok, as well as New York. Kazer helped Reuters set up its Chinese-language financial newswire and has worked as a consultant and adviser in the media sector in China. He studied Chinese at the State University of Buffalo and the University of Wisconsin and is currently a freelance writer living in New York.

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Robert Keatley has served as editor of three newspapers during his journalism career. After earning degrees from the University of Washington and Stanford University and serving in the Navy, Keatley...

Robert Keatley has served as editor of three newspapers during his journalism career. After earning degrees from the University of Washington and Stanford University and serving in the Navy, Keatley joined the Wall Street Journal, where he spent most of his career. He was a staff reporter in San Francisco, New York, London, and Hong Kong before becoming the Journal’s diplomatic correspondent in Washington. In that capacity, he made a lengthy visit to China in the spring of 1971 as the first American reporter to receive an individual journalist’s visa following the advent of Ping-Pong diplomacy; the trip included an interview with Premier Zhou Enlai. Keatley returned to China the following February to cover the visit of President Nixon and has made many additional visits since then, including trips accompanying Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance.Keatley became the&...

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Anna Beth Keim is a freelance writer and Chinese translator based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, the Foreign Service Journal, New Haven Advocate, and...

Anna Beth Keim is a freelance writer and Chinese translator based in Somerville, Massachusetts. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, the Foreign Service Journal, New Haven Advocate, and YaleGlobal Online. A graduate of Goshen College, Keim is currently traveling in Japan and Taiwan.

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Thomas Kellogg is Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. He is also a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. At the Open Society Foundations, Kellogg focuses most closely...

Thomas Kellogg is Director of the East Asia Program at the Open Society Foundations. He is also a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. At the Open Society Foundations, Kellogg focuses most closely on civil society development, legal reform, and human rights. He also oversees work on a range of other issues, including public health, environmental protection, and media development.Kellogg has written widely on legal reform in China, and has lectured on Chinese law at a number of universities in the United States and China. He has also taught courses on Chinese law at Fordham and Yale Law Schools.Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Kellogg was a Senior Fellow at the China Law Center at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He is a 2003 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard...

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David Kelly is a Research Director at China Policy, a Beijing-registered research and advisory company working across major policy fields. He is also a visiting professor in the Institute of...

David Kelly is a Research Director at China Policy, a Beijing-registered research and advisory company working across major policy fields. He is also a visiting professor in the Institute of Sociology and Anthropology at Peking University. First traveling to China in 1975-1976 for language study, he received a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from Sydney University. Following a Fulbright fellowship at the University of Chicago, he steered a course between intellectual history and political science, later moving into policy analysis while a research fellow of the East Asia Institute in Singapore. His current focus is the external impact of China’s internal governance.

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Scott Kennedy is Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (...

Scott Kennedy is Deputy Director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A leading authority on China’s economic policy and its global economic relations, specific areas of focus include industrial policy, business lobbying, multinational business challenges in China, Chinese participation in global economic regimes, and philanthropy. Kennedy has been traveling to China for over a quarter century, and he has conducted thousands of interviews across the country with Chinese officials, businesses, lawyers, non-profit organizations, and scholars. His writings have appeared in a wide array of policy, popular, and academic venues. He is the author of The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005) and the editor of three books, including Beyond...

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Jonah M. Kessel is a cross-platform visual media specialist based in Beijing, China. He is currently The New York Times’ contract video journalist, covering China and East Asia.In 2012, Kessel...

Jonah M. Kessel is a cross-platform visual media specialist based in Beijing, China. He is currently The New York Times’ contract video journalist, covering China and East Asia.In 2012, Kessel contributed to a Pulitzer Prize winning series for Explanatory Reporting, for his work with The New York Times documenting the business practices of Apple and other technology companies entitled "The iEconomy."In 2013, Kessel’s series "Myanmar Emerges" won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Justice and Human Rights, The Human Rights Press Awards from Amnesty International, two first place awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, as well as two awards from the National Press Photographer’s Association.Outside of the news media world, Kessel produces pictures and videos for non-profit and governmental organizations as well as multinational...

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Sulmaan Khan is Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, where he also directs the Water and Oceans Program at the Center...

Sulmaan Khan is Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, where he also directs the Water and Oceans Program at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. He is the author of Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press: 2015).

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Tomoko Kikuchi is a Japanese-born photographer whose work is held in permanent collection at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Mori Art Museum, and the Kawasaki City Museum. She is...

Tomoko Kikuchi is a Japanese-born photographer whose work is held in permanent collection at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Mori Art Museum, and the Kawasaki City Museum. She is the winner of the 38th Kimura Ihei Award (2012) and the first Prix Pictet Japan Award (2015).She has published in Newsweek, The New York Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, Der Spiegel, Financial Times, Paris Match, and V magazine, among others.Kikuchi graduated from the Musashino Art University. In 2013, she was a  Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund grantee.

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Stefani Kim recently completed her Master’s in Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to graduate school, she covered community news in Westchester County, New York. As an editor for...

Stefani Kim recently completed her Master’s in Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to graduate school, she covered community news in Westchester County, New York. As an editor for AOL Patch, she was responsible for sourcing, authoring, and editing community-relevant content on a daily basis as well as breaking news relevant to the greater New York community. In addition to having editorial oversight, she was also responsible for maintaining an active presence in the community, as well as on social media. Kim also contributed to educational research projects for the New York University Child Study Center and was a visiting writer at Native People’s Magazine in Phoenix. She is interested in issues affecting recent immigrants and low-income, urban communities.

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Alyssa King is a Ph.D. candidate in law at Yale University and a resident fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. From 2012 to 2013, she was a lecturer in law at Peking University...

Alyssa King is a Ph.D. candidate in law at Yale University and a resident fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. From 2012 to 2013, she was a lecturer in law at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen. She served as a summer marshal to Mr. Justice Stock, then Vice President of the Court of Appeal for the High Court in Hong Kong in 2010.In the United States, King clerked for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker of the Second Circuit and the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Master 2 from L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and an A.B. from Harvard University.

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William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is a University Distinguished...

William C. Kirby is T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is a University Distinguished Service Professor. Kirby serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. At Harvard, he has also served as Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Chairman of the History Department, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His current projects include case studies of trend-setting Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China, Europe, and the United States. His most recent book is Can China Lead? (Harvard Business Review Press).

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Henry A. Kissinger served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 and as National Security Advisor from 1969-1975. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an...

Henry A. Kissinger served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1973 to 1977 and as National Security Advisor from 1969-1975. At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., a Counselor to and Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an Honorary Governor of the Foreign Policy Association, and an Honor Member of the International Olympic Committee.Among his other activities, Dr. Kissinger is a member of the Board of Directors of ContiGroup Companies, Inc. and has been on the Board of Directors of American Express Company from 1984 to 2005 and an Advisor to the Board since 2005. He has served as a member of the Defense Policy Board, Department of Defense, since 2001. He serves on the Advisory Board of Forstmann Little and Co., a...

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The New York Times’ chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis recently named Alison Klayman one of the “20 Directors to Watch” on their list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40...

The New York Times’ chief film critics A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis recently named Alison Klayman one of the “20 Directors to Watch” on their list of rising international filmmaking talents under 40. Alison’s debut feature documentary, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and earned Alison a Director's Guild of America nomination. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize, and went on to win critical acclaim and many top honors, including an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. NEVER SORRY has now been translated into over 26 languages and released theatrically around the world.Klayman lived in China for four years working as a freelance journalist for outlets including National Public Radio and PBS Frontline, and has made many media appearances to speak about her work, from CNN to...

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Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.From 2008-2013, she established and managed the Beijing office of the International Crisis Group,...

Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.From 2008-2013, she established and managed the Beijing office of the International Crisis Group, engaging in research, analysis and promotion of policy prescriptions on the role of China in conflict areas around the world and its relations with neighboring countries.Kleine-Ahlbrandt worked as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations for a decade where she focused on the African continent and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Kleine-Ahlbrandt was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs...

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Samuel Kleiner is a student at Yale Law School. He received a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has written on international and...

Samuel Kleiner is a student at Yale Law School. He received a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has written on international and legal affairs in publications including Slate, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times.

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Daniel Kliman is a Senior Advisor with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where his research focuses on Asia and the future of the rules-based international...

Daniel Kliman is a Senior Advisor with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where his research focuses on Asia and the future of the rules-based international order. At GMF, Kliman also directs the Young Strategists Forum, a leadership development initiative for mid-career policy professionals from the world’s major democracies. In addition to his work at GMF, Kliman is a fellow at the Truman National Security Project.Before joining GMF, Kliman was a visiting fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He has served as a Japan Policy Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an Adjunct Research Associate with the Institute for Defense Analyses. Kliman is the author of the book, Fateful Transitions: How Democracies Manage Rising Powers, from the Eve of World War I to China's Ascendance, and has been published in The...

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Alan R. (Randy) Kluver is Executive Director of Global Partnerships and Projects (GPP), and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. As Executive Director of GPP, Kluver reports to the...

Alan R. (Randy) Kluver is Executive Director of Global Partnerships and Projects (GPP), and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. As Executive Director of GPP, Kluver reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and coordinates global institutional partnerships and university-wide internationalization initiatives. To date, Kluver has been Principal Investigator or co-PI on over $4 million for international research and educational grants and contracts. He is the PI for the Project GO ROTC, a Department of Defense project that has provided over $1.5 million dollars in scholarships for critical language study and study abroad programs for Texas A&M students. In 2007, Kluver led the campus initiative to establish the Confucius Institute at Texas A&M, and served as the Director of the CI until 2012. Previously, he was the Director of the Institute for...

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Peter Knights has served as Executive Director of WildAid since its founding in 2000. He initiated the Marine Protection Program and currently leads the Demand Reduction Program for shark fin, manta...

Peter Knights has served as Executive Director of WildAid since its founding in 2000. He initiated the Marine Protection Program and currently leads the Demand Reduction Program for shark fin, manta ray gill rakers, ivory, and rhino horn. He was formerly a Program Director working on illegal wildlife trade with Global Survival Network and a Senior Investigator for the Environmental Investigation Agency. He specialized in conducting global on-site investigations and campaigned against the trade in wild birds for pets and the consumption of endangered species in traditional Chinese medicine, such as bear gallbladder, rhino horn, and tiger bone. On birds, this work led to over 150 airlines stopping the carriage of wild birds and the Wild Bird Conservation Act, which cut imports of wild birds into the U.S. from 800,000 to 40,000.In 1996 while working across Asia, Knights created the first...

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Piin-Fen Kok is director of the China, East Asia, and United States program at the EastWest Institute (EWI). Based in New York, she is responsible for developing and managing EWI’s activities,...

Piin-Fen Kok is director of the China, East Asia, and United States program at the EastWest Institute (EWI). Based in New York, she is responsible for developing and managing EWI’s activities, focusing on building strategic trust between the United States, China, and key East Asian players. Kok has more than a decade’s experience in public policy analysis and government relations concerning China and Asia. She has written and commented on political, economic, security, and military aspects of the U.S.-China relationship, developments in the Asia-Pacific region, cybersecurity, and climate change. Prior to joining EWI, she had worked closely with governments and brand owners to develop and advocate trade-related intellectual property policies in China and across the Asia-Pacific region. Before that, she was a political journalist in Singapore covering national politics and foreign affairs...

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Aynne Kokas is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on the intersections of Chinese and U.S. media and technology industries. She is currently...

Aynne Kokas is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Her work focuses on the intersections of Chinese and U.S. media and technology industries. She is currently finalizing a book manuscript entitled Hollywood: Made in China, and has recently started a second project entitled Networked Chinawood that focuses on the global impacts of Sino-U.S. digital media distribution. Kokas has been a consultant for Warner Bros. Entertainment group, in addition to a range of other Fortune 500 technology and manufacturing companies.Kokas’ research has been funded by the Fulbright Program, the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Social Science Research Council, and the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies. She has been a visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology...

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Koo is a Singaporean documentary photographer currently represented by Cosmos and based in Katmandu, Nepal since 2008. From 2005 to 2008 Koo was a staff photographer with The (Singapore) Straits...

Koo is a Singaporean documentary photographer currently represented by Cosmos and based in Katmandu, Nepal since 2008. From 2005 to 2008 Koo was a staff photographer with The (Singapore) Straits Times.Koo worked as a news photographer for five years before turnign to freelance. In 2012, he was awarded one of Singapore’s most prestigious photography accolades, the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, which recognizes an outstanding individual for his body of work. He was also a recipient of the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2010, and the UNICEF Photo of the Year in 2009, and 1st place in Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar’s awards for Feature Picture Stories category. His work was chosen from an international selection to be exhibited in the 2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism.His exhibitions include...

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A long-time Beijing resident, Shelly Kraicer is a writer, critic, and film curator, who recently returned to his native Toronto. Educated at Yale University, he has written film criticism in Cinema...

A long-time Beijing resident, Shelly Kraicer is a writer, critic, and film curator, who recently returned to his native Toronto. Educated at Yale University, he has written film criticism in Cinema Scope, Positions, Cineaste, the Village Voice, and Screen International. Since 2007, he has been a programmer of East Asian films for the Vancouver International Film Festival, and has consulted for the Venice, Udine, Dubai, and Rotterdam International Film Festivals.

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Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and former Beijing correspondent for the paper. Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill,...

Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and former Beijing correspondent for the paper. Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near Yamhill, Oregon. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and then studied law at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with first class honors. He later studied Arabic in Cairo and Chinese in Taipei. Kristof has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 140 countries, plus all fifty states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island. After joining The New York Times in 1984, initially covering economics, he served as a Times correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. He also covered presidential politics and is the author of the chapter on President George W. Bush in the reference book The Presidents. He later was...

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Arthur R. Kroeber is Managing Director of GaveKal Dragonomics, an independent global economic research firm, and Editor of its journal, China Economic Quarterly. He is a non-resident senior fellow of...

Arthur R. Kroeber is Managing Director of GaveKal Dragonomics, an independent global economic research firm, and Editor of its journal, China Economic Quarterly. He is a non-resident senior fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, where his research focuses on China’s engagement with global economic institutions. Mr Kroeber is based in Beijing, where he has lived since 2002.Before joining GaveKal Dragonomics, Mr Kroeber worked for fifteen years as a financial journalist and economic analyst in China, Taiwan, and India. He has written for Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Fortune, and Wired and is a contributor to the opinion pages of The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He is a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Fernand Braudel Institute of International Economics, and the board of the Research...

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Julian Ku is the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra University in New York. Ku’s primary research interest is the relationship of international law to constitutional law. He...

Julian Ku is the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Law at Hofstra University in New York. Ku’s primary research interest is the relationship of international law to constitutional law. He also has conducted academic research on a range of topics including international dispute resolution, international criminal law, and China’s relationship with international law.He co-founded the leading international law blog Opinio Juris and is a regular contributor to Lawfare. His essays and op-eds have been published in major news publications such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. He has been interviewed frequently for television news programs and quoted in print and electronic media. Ku also has signed or submitted amicus briefs to national and international courts and served as an expert witness in both domestic and international proceedings.

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Michael G. Kulma is the Executive Director of Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society’s headquarters in New York. In this capacity, he directs the Society’s four major leadership initiatives:...

Michael G. Kulma is the Executive Director of Global Leadership Initiatives at Asia Society’s headquarters in New York. In this capacity, he directs the Society’s four major leadership initiatives: Asia 21 Young Leaders, the Diversity Leadership Forum, the Williamsburg Conference, and Women Leaders of New Asia. He began his career at the Asia Society in 2000, working on policy issues related to Northeast Asia, with a specific concentration on China. Prior to that, he lectured at a number of colleges in the New York City area, focusing on East Asian politics, foreign policy, and international relations.Kulma contributes regularly to print and broadcast media on Asia-focused issues. He was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of The National Committee on United States-China Relations. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago, a Master...

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Lily Kuo covers East Africa and China in Africa from Nairobi for Quartz. She previously reported for Quartz from Hong Kong. Before that she covered general news for Reuters in New York and the Los...

Lily Kuo covers East Africa and China in Africa from Nairobi for Quartz. She previously reported for Quartz from Hong Kong. Before that she covered general news for Reuters in New York and the Los Angeles Times in Beijing. She holds a dual master’s degree in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University, as well as degrees in English and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kuo won the 2014 SABEW award for best international feature for a series on China’s water crisis.

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Kaiser Kuo is host of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China. He recently repatriated to the United States after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked as Director of...

Kaiser Kuo is host of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China. He recently repatriated to the United States after 20 years in Beijing, where he worked as Director of International Communications for Baidu.  He was previously a technology reporter in China. Kaiser was guitarist and co-founder of the band Chunqiu (Spring & Autumn), and was a founder of China’s first heavy metal band, Tang Dynasty. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an M.A. from the University of Arizona.

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Peter LaFontaine is a Campaigns Officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Washington, D.C. office.LaFontaine helps to lead IFAW’s U.S. federal and state efforts to safeguard...

Peter LaFontaine is a Campaigns Officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) Washington, D.C. office.LaFontaine helps to lead IFAW’s U.S. federal and state efforts to safeguard elephants and other species threatened by illegal wildlife trafficking, and advocates for stronger measures to address climate change. Prior to joining IFAW, LaFontaine worked for the National Wildlife Federation on climate change, fossil fuel, and natural resource adaptation issues, and he was a staff naturalist for the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation in New Mexico.LaFontaine holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is a recent graduate of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders program.

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Michael Laha obtained his Masters in East Asian Cultures and Languages from Columbia University before joining the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations as a U.S.-China Dialogue Fellow. He...

Michael Laha obtained his Masters in East Asian Cultures and Languages from Columbia University before joining the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations as a U.S.-China Dialogue Fellow. He spent a year at Nanchang University in Jiangxi Province teaching English. He is interested in social innovation, education, and science and technology in the U.S.-China context.

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Roseann Lake is an American journalist and electric scooter enthusiast based in Beijing. Highlights from her four years in China include motor-biking across Yunnan, hosting a TV travel series about...

Roseann Lake is an American journalist and electric scooter enthusiast based in Beijing. Highlights from her four years in China include motor-biking across Yunnan, hosting a TV travel series about Tibet, and plowing through the Kubuqi Desert of Inner Mongolia to investigate the anti-desertification properties of licorice plants.Prior to Beijing, Lake lived for stints in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Florence. She speaks five languages and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University. Publications her work has appeared in include TIME, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Diplomat, Salon, and The South China Morning Post. She is the author of a forthcoming book about love in China.

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David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he also heads SAIS China, the school’s overall presence...

David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he also heads SAIS China, the school’s overall presence in greater China. Chairman of The Asia Foundation, former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS, he is the author of Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001) and The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008), and the editor of The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (2001). He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Being a consultant for the Kettering Foundation’s China activities, Lampton has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies...

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Jonathan Landreth reported from Beijing from 2004 to 2012, with a focus on the media and entertainment industries' effect on the world’s perceptions of China. He was the founding Asia Editor of...

Jonathan Landreth reported from Beijing from 2004 to 2012, with a focus on the media and entertainment industries' effect on the world’s perceptions of China. He was the founding Asia Editor of The Hollywood Reporter and his freelance work appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The China Economic Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Forbes, and Wallpaper. In October 2012, Landreth joined ChinaFile as managing editor. In October 2015, he launched China Film Insider, a web site devoted to covering the growing ties between China and Hollywood.The years 2002 to 2004 were spent with Reuters in Singapore where he covered the global oil trade. From 2000 to 2002, Landreth reported for Reuters in New York, covering the health and energy industries, and the attacks of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath. Before...

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Todd Lappin studied Chinese history at Brown University. He lives in San Francisco.

Todd Lappin studied Chinese history at Brown University. He lives in San Francisco.

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Christina Larson is an award-winning American journalist in Beijing who writes about the environment and the human side of China’s economic boom. She is a contributing correspondent for Science and...

Christina Larson is an award-winning American journalist in Beijing who writes about the environment and the human side of China’s economic boom. She is a contributing correspondent for Science and for Bloomberg Businessweek. From profiling scientists to activists to entrepreneurs, the common thread of her inquiry is finding people with creative solutions to pressing problems. Her reporting from Asia on science, technology, and culture has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Smithsonian, Fast Company, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and Foreign Policy magazine, where she is a contributing editor. In addition to filing dispatches from remote corners of China, she has reported from Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Greece, and Mexico. Her profile of Chinese environmentalist Yong...

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Professor Lawrence J. Lau currently serves as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics...

Professor Lawrence J. Lau currently serves as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, he served as a Co-Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and from 1997 to 1999 he served as the Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, upon his retirement from Stanford University in...

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Ayesha Macpherson Lau is a certified public accountant who lives in Hong Kong.

Ayesha Macpherson Lau is a certified public accountant who lives in Hong Kong.

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Charles A. Laughlin has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Ph.D in Chinese literature from Columbia...

Charles A. Laughlin has a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Ph.D in Chinese literature from Columbia University, and is currently Weedon Chair Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Virginia. He has published extensively on Chinese literature from the 1920s-1960s, including two books: Chinese Reportage: The Aesthetics of Historical Experience (Duke, 2002) and The Literature of Leisure and Chinese Modernity (Hawai’i, 2008). Laughlin also edited Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature (Palgrave, 2005). His current research is on discourses of desire in Chinese revolutionary literature.

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LEAP is the leading international art magazine of contemporary China. Published six times a year in Chinese and English, it presents a winning mix of contemporary art coverage and cultural commentary...

LEAP is the leading international art magazine of contemporary China. Published six times a year in Chinese and English, it presents a winning mix of contemporary art coverage and cultural commentary from the cutting edge of the Chinese art scene. 

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Wei-chin Lee is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. His books include Taiwan (1990), Taiwan in Perspective (2000), Sayonara to the Lee Teng-hui Era: Politics in...

Wei-chin Lee is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. His books include Taiwan (1990), Taiwan in Perspective (2000), Sayonara to the Lee Teng-hui Era: Politics in Taiwan, 1988-2000 (2003), Taiwan’s Politics in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges (2010), and The Mutual Non-Denial Principle, China’s Interests, and Taiwan’s Expansion of International Participation (2014). His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including American Asian Review, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Asian Affairs, Asian Security, Asian Survey, Asian Thought and Society, Issues and Studies, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Contemporary China, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Journal of Economics and International Relations, Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, Nonproliferation Review, Pacific...

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Gregory B. Lee is Chair of the Board of the Lyon Confucius Institute.

Gregory B. Lee is Chair of the Board of the Lyon Confucius Institute.

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John Lee has worked at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and in the Australian government. He holds a Master of Laws specializing in international...

John Lee has worked at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and in the Australian government. He holds a Master of Laws specializing in international law from the Australian National University, and a combined Law-Arts degree from the University of Melbourne. Lee’s research interests include historical sociology, international relations theory, and military history. All views expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect the position of organizations to which he is affiliated.

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Harry W.S. Lee is a journalist based in East Asia. He has written for World Policy Journal and Korea Joongang Daily. His coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests and New York Police Department...

Harry W.S. Lee is a journalist based in East Asia. He has written for World Policy Journal and Korea Joongang Daily. His coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests and New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim communities at New York University have also been featured in The Nation.Lee completed an M.Phil. in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from New York University. Having lived in the U.K., the U.S., and South Korea, Lee will be working as a freelance journalist in Beijing...

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Kim Lee is a teacher, writer, and mother of three daughters. She has lived in China for 16 years and is deeply committed to women’s issues. Her high-profile divorce started a public discourse on...

Kim Lee is a teacher, writer, and mother of three daughters. She has lived in China for 16 years and is deeply committed to women’s issues. Her high-profile divorce started a public discourse on domestic violence and paved the way for improvements in China’s anti-domestic violence legislation.

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Seong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at Sejong Institute. He lived in Beijing for 11 years and speaks fluent Chinese. He is a graduate of Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua...

Seong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at Sejong Institute. He lived in Beijing for 11 years and speaks fluent Chinese. He is a graduate of Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the Sejong Institute, he worked as an assistant professor at Kyushu University in Japan. His research interests include press and foreign policy, public diplomacy, soft power, and international relations of east asia. Currently, he is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies (nonresident), Peking University. He was formerly a Pantech Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.

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Daniel Leese is professor of modern Chinese history and politics at the University of Freiburg. He is the author of Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution (Cambridge, 2011) and...

Daniel Leese is professor of modern Chinese history and politics at the University of Freiburg. He is the author of Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution (Cambridge, 2011) and Die Chinesische Kulturrevolution (C.H. Beck, 2016).

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Ethan J. Leib is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He is the co-editor (with Baogang He) of The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (Palgrave Macmillan 2006) and the author of Friend v...

Ethan J. Leib is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. He is the co-editor (with Baogang He) of The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (Palgrave Macmillan 2006) and the author of Friend v. Friend: The Transformation of Friendship—and What the Law Has To Do with It (Oxford University Press 2011).

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James Leibold is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include Chinese nationalism, ethnic relations, and...

James Leibold is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Asian Studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include Chinese nationalism, ethnic relations, and ethnic policy and ethnic identity articulation on the Chinese Internet. He is the author of Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable? (East-West Center, 2013) and Reconfiguring Chinese Nationalism: How the Qing Frontier and its Indigenes Became Chinese (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and co-editor (with Chen Yangbin) of Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism (Hong Kong University Press, 2014) and (with Thomas Mullaney, Stéphane Gros, and Eric Vanden Bussche), Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation, and Identity of China’s Majority (University of California Press, 2012). His work has also appeared in The Journal of Asian Studies, The...

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Nicholas Lemann began his journalism career at seventeen as a writer for an alternative weekly newspaper in New Orleans, the Vieux Carre Courier. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in...

Nicholas Lemann began his journalism career at seventeen as a writer for an alternative weekly newspaper in New Orleans, the Vieux Carre Courier. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976, where he concentrated in American history and literature and was President of the Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he worked at The Washington Monthly as an Associate Editor and then Managing Editor, at Texas Monthly as an Associate Editor and then Executive Editor, at The Washington Post as a member of the national staff, at The Atlantic Monthly as a national correspondent, and at The New Yorker as staff writer and then Washington correspondent.In 2003, he became dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He stepped down in 2013 and returned to the Journalism School’s faculty. Lemann continues to contribute to The New Yorker as a staff writer. He has published...

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Mark Leong is a fifth-generation Chinese-American from Sunnyvale, California. After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, he received a George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship to visit...

Mark Leong is a fifth-generation Chinese-American from Sunnyvale, California. After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, he received a George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship to visit China for the first time, where he spent a year traveling around the country taking pictures. He returned to China in 1992 as an artist-in-residence at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, sponsored by a fellowship from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and in 1997 made his long-term home in Beijing, where he has lived since.In 2003, Leong joined the Redux Pictures photo agency. A book of his black and white work, China Obscura, was published in 2004. He is a contributing photographer for National Geographic and his photographs have appeared in TIME, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, GQ, and Stern. His work has been recognized with awards from the National...

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Sharon Lerner covers health and the environment for The Intercept. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and The Washington Post, among other publications, and has received...

Sharon Lerner covers health and the environment for The Intercept. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and The Washington Post, among other publications, and has received awards from The Society for Environmental Journalists, The American Public Health Association, the Women and Politics Institute, and The Newswoman’s Club of New York.

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David Levine (1926-2009) contributed more than 3,800 caricatures to The New York Review of Books between 1963 and 2007. His work also appeared in Time, Esquire, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone,...

David Levine (1926-2009) contributed more than 3,800 caricatures to The New York Review of Books between 1963 and 2007. His work also appeared in Time, Esquire, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Levine was an accomplished painter whose canvases included depictions of the daily lives of Brooklyn’s working classes and Coney Island beach-goers. His paintings and caricatures have been exhibited at New York’s Forum Gallery as well as museums around the world.Born and raised in Brooklyn, Levine studied at Temple University, the Tyler School of Art, and the Pratt Institute. With Aaron Shikler, he co-founded the Painting Group in 1958; for over fifty years, this group of amateur and professional artists held work sessions in which they painted models.Levine began his work in caricatures during the 1950s and started contributing to The Review in 1963, the first year of...

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Steven I. Levine is a retired professor of Chinese politics and history. His recent books include Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam (University of North...

Steven I. Levine is a retired professor of Chinese politics and history. His recent books include Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), co-authored with Michael H. Hunt, and Mao: The Real Story (Simon & Schuster, 2012), whose primary author is Alexander V. Pantsov...

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Joanna Lewis is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her research focuses...

Joanna Lewis is Associate Professor in the Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her research focuses on energy, the environment, and innovation in China, including renewable energy industry development, and climate change policy. She is currently leading a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Partnerships and Technological Leapfrogging in China's Clean Energy Sector.Her recent book, Green Innovation in China: China’s Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy was the winner of the 2014 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award by the International Studies Association for best book of the year in environmental studies.Lewis is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report and a visiting faculty...

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Professor Margaret Lewis’s research focuses on China’s legal system with an emphasis on criminal justice. She joined Seton Hall Law School as an Associate Professor in 2009. Lewis is a Term...

Professor Margaret Lewis’s research focuses on China’s legal system with an emphasis on criminal justice. She joined Seton Hall Law School as an Associate Professor in 2009. Lewis is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Her recent publications have appeared in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and Virginia Journal of International Law. She also co-authored the book Challenge to China: How Taiwan Abolished its Version of Re-Education Through Labor with Jerome A. Cohen. Lewis participated in the U.S.-China Legal Experts Dialogue at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and assisted the Congressional-Executive Commission on China to research and write the...

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Simon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He was a Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Ryckmans...

Simon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He was a Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Ryckmans adopted the pen name of Simon Leys in 1971 on the advice of his editor in order to protect his ability to continue travelling to China.Ryckmans is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and Member of the Academie Royale de Literature Francaise (Belgium). His works, some of which have been awarded prizes in Australia, France, and the UK, include Chinese Shadows (1977), The Death of Napoleon (1991), and a new translation of the Analects of Confucius (1997). His most recent work is The Angel and the Octopus, a collection of his essays from 1983-1998.Ryckmans studied law and art history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. After participating in a month-long youth delegation to China...

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Li Shuo is the Senior Climate & Energy Policy Officer for Greenpeace East Asia. He oversees Greenpeace’s work on air pollution, water, and renewable energy. Internationally, he...

Li Shuo is the Senior Climate & Energy Policy Officer for Greenpeace East Asia. He oversees Greenpeace’s work on air pollution, water, and renewable energy. Internationally, he coordinates the organization’s engagement with the United Nations climate negotiation (UNFCCC). Li studied Sino-U.S. relations at the Hopkins Nanjing Center. He is also an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow this year focusing on E.U.-China climate cooperation.

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Dayan Li is a student at Sarah Lawrence College, class of 2017. He is an intern at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is also a social media contributor to the ChinaFile partner...

Dayan Li is a student at Sarah Lawrence College, class of 2017. He is an intern at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He is also a social media contributor to the ChinaFile partner site CNPolitics. He spent all of his life before college in Nanjing, China.

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Li Xin is the Managing Editor of the Chinese Wall Street Journal and the Editor for Chinese language Dow Jones news wire. Prior to that, she was the Managing Editor of Caixin: China Economics &...

Li Xin is the Managing Editor of the Chinese Wall Street Journal and the Editor for Chinese language Dow Jones news wire. Prior to that, she was the Managing Editor of Caixin: China Economics & Finance, an English-language magazine, and Caixin Online at Caixin Media. In 2006, she founded Caijing Magazine’s first bureau in the United States, as a correspondent of politics and economics. Li moved back to China in 2007 to head Caijing Magazine’s English website. Li was a documentary producer at China Central Television between 2001 and 2004.

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Li Shengjiao is a former senior Chinese diplomat, scholar, bilingual author, and former Nanjing sports star.In his 40-year career as a diplomat, Li served as Acting Ambassador of China to Barbados,...

Li Shengjiao is a former senior Chinese diplomat, scholar, bilingual author, and former Nanjing sports star.In his 40-year career as a diplomat, Li served as Acting Ambassador of China to Barbados, First Deputy Consul General of China in Toronto, and Counselor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, among other posts.A recognized expert on the International Law of the Sea and China’s territory and border issues, Li was met twice and was praised by Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai for his contribution to these issues.A guest professor at Nanjing University, Li is a columnist for The Huffington Post, and China Daily, writing about international affairs, international business, and U.S.-China ties.Li was an all-around sports star in his youth, excelling in soccer, basketball, the 100-meter sprint in track and field, and table tennis. As a member of the Nanjing municipal soccer team, he...

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Ling Li joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law as a Senior Research Fellow in 2010 after having obtained her doctoral degree from Leiden University (Van...

Ling Li joined the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law as a Senior Research Fellow in 2010 after having obtained her doctoral degree from Leiden University (Van Vollenhoven Institute) in the Netherlands. She has done extensive research on corruption in China and published: "The Production of Corruption in China’s Courts—Judicial Decision-Making in a One-Party State" in Law and Social Inquiry (Vol. 37, 2012); "‘Performing’ Bribery in China—Guanxi-Practice, Corruption with a Human Face" in Journal of Contemporary China (Vol. 20, No. 68, 2011); and the chapter “Corruption in China's Courts,” in the book Judicial Independence in China: Lessons for Global Rule of Law Promotion, (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her current research focuses on the Chinese Communist Party as an institution and the relation between the Party and the state...

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Rebecca Liao is a writer and corporate attorney with Silicon Valley and Hong Kong practices. She contributes to The Atlantic, n+1 , and The Times Literary Supplement, among various other publications...

Rebecca Liao is a writer and corporate attorney with Silicon Valley and Hong Kong practices. She contributes to The Atlantic, n+1 , and The Times Literary Supplement, among various other publications. A graduate of Stanford University, where she studied Economics, and Harvard Law School, she founded The Aleph Mag, a digital magazine about art, culture, and Chinese law and politics.As an attorney, Liao represents American and Chinese clients in a variety of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and offerings of debt and equity. She is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

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Liao Yiwu is a writer, musician, and poet from Sichuan, China. He is a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned, and the majority of his writings are banned in China. Liao is...

Liao Yiwu is a writer, musician, and poet from Sichuan, China. He is a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned, and the majority of his writings are banned in China. Liao is the author of For A Song and A Hundred Songs, The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China From the Bottom Up, The Dongdong Dancer and the Sichaun Chef, and God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious 2012 Peace Prize awarded by the German Book Trade and the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis in 2011 for the publication of his memoir in Germany.

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Louisa Lim is the author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, and a Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan.  Lim is an award-winning...

Louisa Lim is the author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, and a Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan.  Lim is an award-winning journalist, who is the former China correspondent for NPR and the BBC. She opened NPR's Shanghai bureau in February 2006, but she also reported for NPR from up Tibetan glaciers and down the shaft of a Shaanxi coalmine. She made a very rare reporting trip to North Korea, covered illegal abortions in Guangxi province, and worked on the major multimedia series on religion in China "New Believers: A Religious Revolution in China." Lim was part of NPR teams that won multiple awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, a Peabody, and two Edward R. Murrow awards, for their coverage of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and the Beijing Olympics...

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Alvin Lin is the Climate and Energy Policy Director for the China Program at the National Resource Defense Council, where he focuses on analyzing China’s climate and clean energy policies and...

Alvin Lin is the Climate and Energy Policy Director for the China Program at the National Resource Defense Council, where he focuses on analyzing China’s climate and clean energy policies and advocating for their continual improvement. His areas of expertise include the environmental impacts of coal and shale gas development, energy efficiency technologies, nuclear power safety regulations, and air pollution law and policy. Prior to joining NRDC, Lin worked as a litigator and a judicial clerk in New York City. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a Master’s from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a JD from New York University. He is based in Beijing.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Jen Lin-Liu attended Columbia University and went to China in 2000 as a Fulbright Fellow. The founder of Black Sesame Kitchen, a Beijing cooking...

Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Jen Lin-Liu attended Columbia University and went to China in 2000 as a Fulbright Fellow. The founder of Black Sesame Kitchen, a Beijing cooking school, she is the author of On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta (Riverhead, 2013) and Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, 2008). She has written about food, culture, and travel for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Newsweek, Travel + Leisure, and other publications. She lives in Chengdu, China.

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Jon R. Lindsay is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Adjunct Professor at the UCSD School of International Relations and...

Jon R. Lindsay is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Adjunct Professor at the UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.With Tai Ming Cheung and Derk Reveron, Lindsay co-edited the forthcoming book China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2014/2015).

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Perry Link is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University and Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He has published...

Perry Link is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University and Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California at Riverside. He has published widely on modern Chinese language, literature, and popular thought, and is a member of the Princeton China Initiative, Human Rights Watch/Asia, and other groups that support human rights. He has authored, among others, the books The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Evening Chats in Beijing: Probing China’s Predicament (Norton and Co., 1992); coauthored Chinese course books; and edited several books including Two Kinds of Truth: Stories and Reportage from China by Liu Binyan (Indiana University Press, 2006). He coedited, with Andrew J. Nathan, The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership’s Decision to Use Force Against...

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Jeffrey Linn is an urban planner, designer, and cartographer focused on sustainability and active transportation issues. He currently lives in Seattle.

Jeffrey Linn is an urban planner, designer, and cartographer focused on sustainability and active transportation issues. He currently lives in Seattle.

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People’s Liberation Army Colonel (retired) Liu Mingfu is a noted author, public speaker, military commentator, and author of the book China Dream: The Great Power Thinking and Strategic Positioning...

People’s Liberation Army Colonel (retired) Liu Mingfu is a noted author, public speaker, military commentator, and author of the book China Dream: The Great Power Thinking and Strategic Positioning of China in the Post-American Era.

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Kin-ming Liu, a Hong Kong-based journalist, is a ChinaFile Fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and edits ChinaFile's My First Trip section. Liu is currently deputy...

Kin-ming Liu, a Hong Kong-based journalist, is a ChinaFile Fellow at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and edits ChinaFile's My First Trip section. Liu is currently deputy chief editor of Multi-Media Content at SCMPChinese.com, a forthcoming Chinese-language website of the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Prior to his arrival at the SCMP, Liu spent 5 years at the Hong Kong Economic Journal, where he played a number of different roles. He was also a blogger at PostGlobal, a global debate blog on international affairs and foreign policy run in partnership by The Washington Post and Newsweek.Previously, Liu was a columnist based in Washington, D.C. He wrote for The New York Sun, The Hong Kong Standard, and other publications. From 1999 to 2005, he worked for the Apple Daily, where he served as Opinion Page editor, director of public affairs, and general manager...

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Yuanbo Liu is a junior majoring in Economics at Middlebury College. Liu spent most of his life in Beijing before he went to study in the U.S. After two years at The Hotchkiss School, he went on to...

Yuanbo Liu is a junior majoring in Economics at Middlebury College. Liu spent most of his life in Beijing before he went to study in the U.S. After two years at The Hotchkiss School, he went on to pursue his interests in economics and political science at Middlebury. Coming from China, Liu developed a strong interest in U.S.-China relations. He was a summer intern with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations in 2012. He also has explored his interests at other internship positions with CICC U.S. and the Murtala Huhammed Foundation.

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Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese literary critic, writer, and human rights activist. Liu received a Ph.D. in literature from Beijing Normal University and has taught at that institution, as well as the...

Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese literary critic, writer, and human rights activist. Liu received a Ph.D. in literature from Beijing Normal University and has taught at that institution, as well as the University of Oslo, the University of Hawaii, and Columbia University. From 2003 to 2007, he served as President of the Independent Chinese PEN Center. He is one of the primary authors of Charter 08, a document calling for more freedom of expression and democratic activity in China. Liu has been jailed four times for his writings and human rights activities and is currently serving an eleven-year prison term for “inciting subversion of state power.” In 2010, Liu received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Born in Ziyang, Sichuan province, Yuyang Liu is currently based in Beijing. His photography work focuses on urbanization and immigration issues in a rapidly changing China. He won the 2014 Magnum...

Born in Ziyang, Sichuan province, Yuyang Liu is currently based in Beijing. His photography work focuses on urbanization and immigration issues in a rapidly changing China. He won the 2014 Magnum Foundation Human Rights & Photography Fellowship, through which he studied at an intensive five-week program at New York University. In 2015, Liu won the Ian Parry Scholarship and was selected to be an Emerging Talent Photographer by Getty Images Reportage.Liu’s still photography and multimedia works “Auspicious Things,” “Neither Here Nor There,” and “Home of Youth” were exhibited in China and the U.S. He holds a B.A. in History from East China Normal University. Liu was selected to be one of the ChinaFile 2015 Abigail Cohen Fellows.

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Alice Xin Liu was born in Beijing and left for London at the age of seven, returning when she was 21. She is a graduate of Durham University, where she majored in English Literature, but her Chinese...

Alice Xin Liu was born in Beijing and left for London at the age of seven, returning when she was 21. She is a graduate of Durham University, where she majored in English Literature, but her Chinese cadre grandparents were the main force behind her education.She has translated poems by Sen Zi for the Copper Canyon Press poetry anthology Push Open the Window: Contemporary Poetry from China and has an ongoing contract with a Chinese publishing house to translate The Letters of Shen Congwen. Her translations have appeared on the website of Granta magazine, Chutzpah!, Asymptote, and Words Without Borders. She translated Han Han's next non-fiction book, compiled by her and her co-translator Joel Martinsen, which will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2015.Since 2011, Liu has been the Managing Editor of Pathlight: New Chinese Writing, a new English literary journal jointly produced...

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Yawei Liu directs the China Program at The Carter Center. He is the Zijiang Professor of Political Science at East China Normal University in Shanghai and teaches contemporary Chinese politics at...

Yawei Liu directs the China Program at The Carter Center. He is the Zijiang Professor of Political Science at East China Normal University in Shanghai and teaches contemporary Chinese politics at Emory University in Atlanta. He edits the websites China Elections and Governance and US-China Perception Monitor.

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Melinda Liu has been the Beijing Bureau Chief for Newsweek since 1998, returning to a city in which she had resided from 1980 to 1982 as Newsweek’s first China-based correspondent since 1949. Liu won...

Melinda Liu has been the Beijing Bureau Chief for Newsweek since 1998, returning to a city in which she had resided from 1980 to 1982 as Newsweek’s first China-based correspondent since 1949. Liu won the 2006 Shorenstein Journalism Award in recognition of her reporting on Asia.For Newsweek, Liu reported firsthand China’s post-Mao modernization and the Tiananmen Square bloodshed, the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban, the 1991 liberation of Kuwait, and U.S. military interventions in Somalia and Haiti. To report on the last days of Saddam Hussein, Liu arrived in Iraq in January 2003 and was one of few American journalists in Baghdad during the U.S. “shock and awe” bombing of the Iraqi capital. Her report, “Eyewitness Baghdad,” filed from the Palestine Hotel, featured in Newsweek’s special war issue which won the National Magazine Award that year. As Newsweek’s...

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Liu Changchun is the Vice Chairman of the Jiaozuo Photographers Association, Honorary President of the Jiaozuo Fine Art Photographers Association, Director of the Gansu Morden Art Photographers...

Liu Changchun is the Vice Chairman of the Jiaozuo Photographers Association, Honorary President of the Jiaozuo Fine Art Photographers Association, Director of the Gansu Morden Art Photographers Association, and a member of the China Photographers Association.Liu began working as a photographer in 1980 and has photographed events such as the 1997 closure of Three Gorges Dam, the 1998 flood, and the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. He has worked with the Li Ka Shing Foundation on several projects, such as one that helps to inform the public about the plight of children with cleft lip and cleft palate. His work has appeared in People’s Daily, Henan Daily, and other publications. His work has been exhibited in the Great Hall of the People and the Pingyao International Photography Festival. Liu is based in Jiaozuo, Henan province.

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Liu Heung Shing is a Hong Kong-born former foreign correspondent and photojournalist for The Associated Press. He shared the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography, for his coverage of the...

Liu Heung Shing is a Hong Kong-born former foreign correspondent and photojournalist for The Associated Press. He shared the 1992 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography, for his coverage of the Soviet Union’s collapse, and the Overseas Press Club Award in 1991 for his work with The Associated Press. Liu is well known for his photographs of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and one of his images was awarded Picture of the Year by the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. In 1989, he was also named Best Photographer by the Associated Press Managing Editors. Liu is the author and editor of many books, including China After Mao: 'Seek Truth from Facts' (Penguin, 1983), China, Portrait of a Country (Taschen, 2008), Shanghai, A History in Photographs 1842 to Today (World Publishing Corporation, 2010; Penguin Global, 2011), and China in Revolution: The Road to 1911 (...

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Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China for us and the planet. She is one of the leading voices on China‘s sustainability landscape and fostering...

Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE, a non-profit organization creating a livable China for us and the planet. She is one of the leading voices on China‘s sustainability landscape and fostering international collaboration with China. Her work spans ecolivable cities, clean energy, China Dream sustainability prosperity, and sustainable diets.In 2007, Liu organized the first public dialogue between U.S. and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China, from which JUCCCE was formed. She was honored as a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, a Foreign Policy shaper of U.S.-China relations, a Forbes "Women to Watch in Asia," a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, the Hillary Step for Climate Change Solutions, China top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. She has served as advisor to Marks & Spencer, FTSE, HP...

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Scott D. Livingston is an American attorney specializing in Chinese trade and investment law, with a particular focus on technology. He has written numerous articles on China's economic reforms...

Scott D. Livingston is an American attorney specializing in Chinese trade and investment law, with a particular focus on technology. He has written numerous articles on China's economic reforms and emergent data privacy framework, and contributed to several comprehensive reports analyzing China's treatment of foreign investors. Livingston was formerly an Associate in Covington & Burling's Beijing office, and now resides in California. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and an alumni of the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) of National Taiwan University...

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Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, documentarian, and blogger who has written for the BBC, The Nation, Huffington Post, and Haaretz, amongst many others. He is the author of...

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, documentarian, and blogger who has written for the BBC, The Nation, Huffington Post, and Haaretz, amongst many others. He is the author of three bestselling books, My Israel Question, The Blogging Revolution, and Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World, co-writer of For God’s Sake, and co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine. His latest book is Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe. He is working on a film about disaster capitalism.

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Winston Lord was U.S. Ambassador to China from 1985 to 1989. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1993. Before assuming his duties, Ambassador Lord...

Winston Lord was U.S. Ambassador to China from 1985 to 1989. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in 1993. Before assuming his duties, Ambassador Lord had been chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, vice-chairman of the International Rescue Committee, and chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s National Commission on America and the New World.From 1973 to 1977, he was Director of the Policy Planning Staff. Ambassador Lord was a Foreign Service Officer from 1961-67, during which time he was assigned in Washington to the Congressional relations, political-military, and economic affairs staffs, and abroad in Geneva. He has also served in the U.S. Government outside the Department of State as Special Assistant to the National Security Advisor (1970-73), on the National Security Council staff (1969-70), and on the...

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Sharron Lovell is a multimedia storyteller and educator. She is currently based between Rome and Beijing and possesses a misguided love of China’s lower tier cities. She lectures on multimedia...

Sharron Lovell is a multimedia storyteller and educator. She is currently based between Rome and Beijing and possesses a misguided love of China’s lower tier cities. She lectures on multimedia journalism for a Beijing-based, U.K.-accredited Master’s program and is co-hosts a podcast on multimedia journalism.Lovell’s work has been published in National Geographic books, PBS, Aeon, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Politiken, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Irish Times, Forbes, The Independent, Grazia, Ms., Adbusters, Le Monde, and The Financial Times.

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Christine Lu is the co-founder and CEO of Affinity China, a lifestyle platform for affluent Chinese travelers. Involved in cross-border China business for the past eighteen years, Lu is regarded as a...

Christine Lu is the co-founder and CEO of Affinity China, a lifestyle platform for affluent Chinese travelers. Involved in cross-border China business for the past eighteen years, Lu is regarded as a connector at the intersection of Chinese outbound travel and luxury. She spent five years in China as head of Marketing for Home Shopping Network’s joint venture TVSN, where she oversaw the company’s marketing, e-commerce, and mail-order catalog business. She was the co-organizer of TEDxShanghai, the first TEDx in China, as well as of GeeksOnAPlane with Silicon Valley venture capitalist Dave McClure. Lu is on the advisory board for GMIC Silicon Valley. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations.

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Lu Yao is a student in the Division of Social Science in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she is studying to obtain a Master of Philosophy. Her research focuses on ethnic...

Lu Yao is a student in the Division of Social Science in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she is studying to obtain a Master of Philosophy. Her research focuses on ethnic relations in Zambia and on China-Africa links. Her current work takes a comparative approach to understand indigenous perceptions of non-indigenous people in Zambia.

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Rachel Lu is the co-founder and co-editor of Tea Leaf Nation, an English-language online magazine that synthesizes and analyzes Chinese social media. Tea Leaf Nation is a partner site with The...

Rachel Lu is the co-founder and co-editor of Tea Leaf Nation, an English-language online magazine that synthesizes and analyzes Chinese social media. Tea Leaf Nation is a partner site with The Atlantic and has dozens of volunteer contributors.Lu was born in China. She is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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Stanley Lubman (AB, LLB, LLM, JSD, Columbia University) has specialized on China as scholar and practicing lawyer for over fifty years. He is Resident Lecturer (retired) at the Berkeley Law School,...

Stanley Lubman (AB, LLB, LLM, JSD, Columbia University) has specialized on China as scholar and practicing lawyer for over fifty years. He is Resident Lecturer (retired) at the Berkeley Law School, University of California, and previously taught at the law schools of Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale as well as others in Europe. He currently writes an online column on Chinese law for "China Real Time Report" at The Wall Street Journal.From 1978 to 1997, while continuing his academic activities he headed the China practice at two major San Francisco law firms and a large English firm of solicitors.He was advisor to The Asia Foundation on legal reform projects in China from 1998 to 2011.Among his publications are Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China After Mao (Stanford University Press, 1999), and The Evolution of Law Reform in China: an Uncertain Path (editor, Edward Elgar...

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Peony Lui is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in International Studies and Political Economy. She is an intern with the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China...

Peony Lui is an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in International Studies and Political Economy. She is an intern with the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. Her experience includes working as a research assistant at the Jackson School of International Studies, as well as interning at the Seattle Chinese Times, for which she wrote an editorial review of poetry. Lui is passionate about fostering international understanding and aspires to work in the field of public policy or journalism...

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Alexander Lukin is Vice-President for research and international cooperation at the Diplomatic Academy, an education institution of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also Director of the...

Alexander Lukin is Vice-President for research and international cooperation at the Diplomatic Academy, an education institution of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also Director of the Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). He received his first degree from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1984, a doctorate in politics from Oxford University in 1997, a doctorate in history from the Diplomatic Academy in 2007, and a degree in theology from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in 2013. He worked at the Soviet Foreign Ministry, Soviet Embassy to the People's Republic of China, and Institute of Oriental Studies of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. From 1990 to 1993, he served as an elected deputy of the Moscow City Soviet (Council) where he chaired the Sub-...

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Xiaoyuan Luo is a Masters student in International Relations at New York University. Her studies concentrate on the Asia Pacific and U.S.-China relations. Before coming to the U.S., she received a B...

Xiaoyuan Luo is a Masters student in International Relations at New York University. Her studies concentrate on the Asia Pacific and U.S.-China relations. Before coming to the U.S., she received a B.A. in English and International Trade, and worked as an interpreter for several trade fairs. Luo is an intern with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, prior to which she interned with the New York Public Interest Research Group and Wikistrat. She has a strong interest in China's new media and its role in politics. With a passion for solving China's social problems and bettering international relations, Luo wants to pursue a career in media communication, journalism, and public policy...

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Edward Luttwak is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington. He has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National...

Edward Luttwak is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington. He has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, and a number of allied governments as well as international corporations and financial institutions. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and military colleges in the United States and abroad and has testified before several congressional committees and presidential commissions. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath (United Kingdom).Luttwak is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire (John Hopkins, 1976–2005); Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy (HarperCollins, 1999); The Endangered American Dream (...

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Karen Ma worked for a decade as a reporter and writer for Tokyo-based The Daily Yomiuri, NHK Radio Japan, and Kyodo News. Raised in Hong Kong and Japan, she is is the author of Excess Baggage, a semi...

Karen Ma worked for a decade as a reporter and writer for Tokyo-based The Daily Yomiuri, NHK Radio Japan, and Kyodo News. Raised in Hong Kong and Japan, she is is the author of Excess Baggage, a semi-autobiographical novel loosely based on her family’s experiences as Chinese immigrants in Tokyo during the post-bubble years of the 1990s. A graduate of Tokyo’s Sophia University, she also holds an M.A. in Chinese literature from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her articles have appeared in The Japan Times, The International Herald Tribune, NPR, South China Morning Post, and the New Delhi-based Mint, among others. Currently based in Beijing, she is a lecturer of Chinese culture and film at a local university.

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Damien Ma is a Fellow at The Paulson Institute, where he focuses on investment and policy programs and the Institute’s research and think tank activities. He is the co-author of In...

Damien Ma is a Fellow at The Paulson Institute, where he focuses on investment and policy programs and the Institute’s research and think tank activities. He is the co-author of In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade.Previously, he was a lead China analyst at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and advisory firm. He specialized in analyzing the intersection between Chinese policies and markets, with a particular focus on energy and commodities, industrial policy, U.S.-China trade, and social and internet policies. His advisory and analytical work served a range of clients, from institutional investors and multinational corporations to the U.S. government. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, he worked at a public relations firm in Beijing, where he served clients ranging from Ford to Microsoft. He also was a manager...

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The work of award-winning journalist Suzanne Ma has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, Huffington Post, and Salon.She...

The work of award-winning journalist Suzanne Ma has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, Huffington Post, and Salon.She has crisscrossed the globe, filing stories from cities across Europe, Canada, China, and the United States, where she was a reporter in New York City for the Associated Press and DNAinfo, a digital news start-up. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Ma was awarded the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, which helped fund her fieldwork in China for her first book, Meet Me in Venice: A Chinese Immigrant’s Journey from the Far East to the Faraway West.Born in Toronto, Ma was raised by immigrant parents who insisted she attend Chinese school every Saturday morning. Her Chinese lessons continued in Beijing where studied abroad. His family’s hometown is also the hometown of...

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Roderick MacFarquhar is the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and formerly Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. His...

Roderick MacFarquhar is the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and formerly Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. His publications include The Hundred Flowers Campaign and the Chinese Intellectuals, The Sino-Soviet Dispute; China under Mao: Politics Takes Command; Sino-American Relations, 1949-1971; The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao; the final two volumes of the Cambridge History of China (edited with the late John Fairbank); The Politics of China 2nd Ed: The Eras of Mao and Deng; and a trilogy, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. He was the founding editor of The China Quarterly and has been a fellow at Columbia University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Royal Institute for International Affairs. In previous personae, he has been a journalist, a TV commentator, and a Member...

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Eli MacKinnon is a writer based in Shenzhen. Before moving to China, he worked as a science news reporter for Live Science. His interests are wide, but in recent years have been mostly subsumed by...

Eli MacKinnon is a writer based in Shenzhen. Before moving to China, he worked as a science news reporter for Live Science. His interests are wide, but in recent years have been mostly subsumed by Chinese and China. MacKinnon follows Shenzhen’s young startup scene and the city’s mind-boggling development.

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Rebecca MacKinnon directs the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America, developing a system to rank Internet, telecommunications, and other tech companies on respect for users’ free expression...

Rebecca MacKinnon directs the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America, developing a system to rank Internet, telecommunications, and other tech companies on respect for users’ free expression and privacy. She is author of Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom and co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices Online. MacKinnon was a founding Board member of the Global Network Initiative and is currently on the Board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon was CNN’s Bureau Chief and correspondent first in China and then Japan between 1998-2004. More recently, she taught at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre in 2007 and 2008, was a 2013 adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and is currently a visiting affiliate at the Annenberg School for...

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Mary Kay Magistad was, for the past decade, China correspondent for the PRI/BBC radio program The World. She traveled widely throughout China and the region, reporting on the implications of China’s...

Mary Kay Magistad was, for the past decade, China correspondent for the PRI/BBC radio program The World. She traveled widely throughout China and the region, reporting on the implications of China’s transformation on ordinary Chinese and on the world. Her 2007 series “Young China” won an Overseas Press Club award; her 2009 series on China’s quest for greater innovation, “Created in China,” won a Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists award.Magistad also opened NPR’s Beijing bureau in 1996, and served as its China correspondent from 1995 to 1999, initially from a Hong Kong base. Previously, she was NPR’s Southeast Asia correspondent (1993-95), after several years (1988-92) as a regular contributor from Southeast Asia for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, CBC, and other media. While based in Southeast Asia, she especially focused on Cambodia’s...

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Neysun A. Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School. His primary academic...

Neysun A. Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He is co-chair of the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, has advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Occasionally, he comments on Chinese legal developments for CCTV America.Mahboubi also has taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and...

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J.R. Mailey is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, where he specializes in natural resources, corruption, and security in Africa. He previously worked as a researcher for...

J.R. Mailey is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, where he specializes in natural resources, corruption, and security in Africa. He previously worked as a researcher for the U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission, where he was co-author of “The 88 Queensway Group: A Case Study in Chinese Investors’ Operations in Angola and Beyond.”

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Johanna Malm has researched the Chinese presence in Africa since 2008. She has held researcher positions at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and at the...

Johanna Malm has researched the Chinese presence in Africa since 2008. She has held researcher positions at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University in Denmark. Malm has conducted fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and Uganda and has been a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. In 2016, she defended her Ph.D. thesis on the Chinese challenge to the IMF’s power in Africa.

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Damien Mander is the Founder and CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). He served as a Special Operations Sniper and Clearance Diver in the Australian Defence Force. While deployed...

Damien Mander is the Founder and CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). He served as a Special Operations Sniper and Clearance Diver in the Australian Defence Force. While deployed in Iraq he was a project manager for the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. After three years on the front lines of the Iraq war, he departed in 2008. Following a trip to Africa, he founded the IAPF. The IAPF focuses on ranger training, operations, and integrating modern technology such as drones into conservation. 

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Jeffrey Mankoff is Deputy Director and fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of...

Jeffrey Mankoff is Deputy Director and fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and a frequent commentator on international security, Russian foreign policy, regional security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, ethnic conflict, and energy security. Before coming to CSIS, he served as an adviser on U.S.-Russia relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. From 2008 to 2010, he was Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition to his policy research, Mankoff teaches courses on international security and Central Asia at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign...

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Michael D. Manning lived in China from 2005 to 2009, splitting his time between Xinjiang and Beijing. He first gained notoriety amongst expats for his blog, The Opposite End of China, which provided...

Michael D. Manning lived in China from 2005 to 2009, splitting his time between Xinjiang and Beijing. He first gained notoriety amongst expats for his blog, The Opposite End of China, which provided a fresh glimpse of daily life on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert from his home base in Korla. After a gig teaching English to the children of railroad workers, Manning wrote travel guides on Northwest China and Tibet for Fodor's, opened a small sun-dried tomato factory in collaboration with the Bingtuan, and finally landed a gig working as a foreign expert for CCTV International. Manning also maintained a side business illegally selling hashish in Beijing, utilizing his extensive Uyghur contacts back in Xinjiang. Michael was arrested at his apartment near the Worker's Stadium on March 15, 2009, after receiving a large shipment of hashish in the mail. He was incarcerated at...

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Most recently the founder of smart-headphones company Aivvy, Isaac Mao was described as the first blogger in China by The Guardian. He co-founded cnblogs.com in 2002 to evangelize grassroots...

Most recently the founder of smart-headphones company Aivvy, Isaac Mao was described as the first blogger in China by The Guardian. He co-founded cnblogs.com in 2002 to evangelize grassroots publishing and sharing in China.At the Social Brain Foundation, which Mao built up starting in 2005, he supported a series of initiatives in China to advocate and practice free access, free speech, and free thinking. He also brought the Creative Commons project into China.In 2009, Isaac coined the term “Sharism,” to describe a new philosophy that explains how a fully connected world transforms its society and all human beings, and possibly relates to an emergent super intelligence. Sharism was acknowledged as an “Idea of the Future” at the Davos Communication Forum.As a symbol of his strong stance against censorship in China, as well as around the world, his 2007 open letter to Google's co-...

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Daniel S. Markey is a Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also the Academic Director for the SAIS Master of Arts in Global...

Daniel S. Markey is a Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also the Academic Director for the SAIS Master of Arts in Global Policy Program and an adjunct senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).From 2007-2015, Daniel Markey was a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at CFR. While there, he wrote a book on the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad (Cambridge University Press, 2013).From 2003 to 2007, Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as Executive Director of Princeton’s Research Program in...

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Jenni Marsh is a British editor and feature writer. After joining the Daily Mail’s sub-editing graduate scheme in 2009, she worked for several years on the newspaper’s feature desk in London. She is...

Jenni Marsh is a British editor and feature writer. After joining the Daily Mail’s sub-editing graduate scheme in 2009, she worked for several years on the newspaper’s feature desk in London. She is now Assistant Editor of Post Magazine at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. As a freelance writer, she has been published in the South China Morning Post, the Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, and Grazia. She is currently researching the African diaspora in Guangzhou, China, with a grant from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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David Scott Mathieson is the Senior Researcher on Burma for the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He has been based in the Thailand-Burma borderlands since 2002 and in Burma since 2012 working on...

David Scott Mathieson is the Senior Researcher on Burma for the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. He has been based in the Thailand-Burma borderlands since 2002 and in Burma since 2012 working on human rights issues related to governance, political prisoners, conflict related abuses, refugee issues, and the drug trade.

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Peter Mattis is currently a Fellow with The Jamestown Foundation. Formerly, he was a visiting scholar at National Cheng-chi University's Institute of International Relations in Taipei and editor...

Peter Mattis is currently a Fellow with The Jamestown Foundation. Formerly, he was a visiting scholar at National Cheng-chi University's Institute of International Relations in Taipei and editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation. Mattis received his M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University?s School of Foreign Service and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He previously studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing, taking Chinese language courses and auditing courses on Chinese history and security policy. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research in its Strategic Asia and Northeast Asian Studies programs, providing research assistance and editing support. Most recently, Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the U.S. Government. He is...

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Sascha Matuszak is a journalist based out of Chengdu and Minneapolis. He spent more than a decade in China writing about a wide range of topics including the demise of a Sichuan village, kung fu, and...

Sascha Matuszak is a journalist based out of Chengdu and Minneapolis. He spent more than a decade in China writing about a wide range of topics including the demise of a Sichuan village, kung fu, and martial artists, tea, spy rings, and geopolitics. He is currently focusing on martial arts as a writer for VICE: Fightland and as a producer for the “New Masters” documentary.His work has been published in VICE, The Economist, Roads and Kingdoms, and the South China Morning Post.

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Carl Houston Mc Millan is a filmmaker who grew up in Lesotho of Irish decent. His work is narrative-driven, with a global outlook and cultural sensitivity. He has directed short films, commercials,...

Carl Houston Mc Millan is a filmmaker who grew up in Lesotho of Irish decent. His work is narrative-driven, with a global outlook and cultural sensitivity. He has directed short films, commercials, and documentaries, and has worked with local and international brands and organizations such as Vodafone, UNICEF, and Proctor & Gamble.

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James McGregor is an American author, journalist, and businessman who has lived in China for more than twenty-five years. He is Chairman of APCO Worldwide, Greater China and a Senior Advisor to...

James McGregor is an American author, journalist, and businessman who has lived in China for more than twenty-five years. He is Chairman of APCO Worldwide, Greater China and a Senior Advisor to Pacific Epoch. A professional speaker and commentator who specializes in China’s business, politics, and society, he regularly appears in the media to discuss China-related topics. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic.McGregor is the author of the books No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism (Prospecta Press, 2012) and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China (Simon and Schuster, 2005). He also wrote the 2010 report “China’s Drive for ‘Indigenous Innovation’—A Web of Industrial Policies.”From 1987 to 1990, McGregor served as The Wall Street Journal’s bureau Chief in Taiwan, and from 1990 to 1994 as the paper’s...

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Richard McGregor is the former Washington and Beijing Bureau Chief for The Financial Times, and the author of the book The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers.

Richard McGregor is the former Washington and Beijing Bureau Chief for The Financial Times, and the author of the book The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers.

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Andrew McLaughlin is a New York City-based tech executive. He established and led Google’s public policy operation from 2004 to 2009, managing the company’s relationship with the Chinese government...

Andrew McLaughlin is a New York City-based tech executive. He established and led Google’s public policy operation from 2004 to 2009, managing the company’s relationship with the Chinese government during the period in which Google entered that market. He chairs the board of Access Now, an NGO that fights online censorship and unlawful surveillance around the world.

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Kathleen McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist based in Beijing. In the decade she has spent in China, she has covered labor unrest and politics, health and science, and a little bit of...

Kathleen McLaughlin is an award-winning journalist based in Beijing. In the decade she has spent in China, she has covered labor unrest and politics, health and science, and a little bit of everything in between. Her investigative reporting projects exposed widespread problems in China’s electronics supply chains and uncovered critical problems in China’s health aid to Africa. She has reported from nearly every corner of China.McLaughlin has reported from Asia and Africa for a long list of major U.S. and U.K. publications including The Economist, The Washington Post, PBS News Hour, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Buzzfeed.

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Dominic Meagher is a multi-disciplinary political economist focusing primarily on Australia’s economic relationship with China. He has a background in institutional economics and Chinese policy and...

Dominic Meagher is a multi-disciplinary political economist focusing primarily on Australia’s economic relationship with China. He has a background in institutional economics and Chinese policy and economic analysis. Before joining China Matters, Dominic was based in Hong Kong researching China’s institutional evolution and reform process, as well as RMB internationalization.Meagher holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, where he was a Rio Tinto China Scholar, and he holds a graduate diploma and Masters degree in International Development Economics from the ANU and an honors degree in Politics and International Relations with a major in History from the University of New South Wales.Concurrent with his Ph.D., Meagher was Manager of the Crawford School of Public Policy’s China Economy Program, Project Officer at the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, and...

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Matteo Mecacci served as a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (on its Foreign Affairs Committee) as well as an elected official of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (...

Matteo Mecacci served as a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (on its Foreign Affairs Committee) as well as an elected official of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly. Prior to taking up the Presidency at International Campaign for Tibet, he supervised elections in Georgia as the Head of Mission for the OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) for the Presidential Elections in Georgia.Mecacci was elected Chairperson of the Italian Parliamentary Intergroup for Tibet after being voted in as Deputy for the Radical Party on the Democratic Party lists at the 2008 general elections. In November 2009, he organized the 5th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet in Rome, which hosted the Dalai Lama and established an International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT). He became Co-Chair of the network...

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Jess Meider has resided in Beijing since 1997 when she moved there from New York City. A songwriting graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has been gracing stages all over China with her amazing...

Jess Meider has resided in Beijing since 1997 when she moved there from New York City. A songwriting graduate of Berklee College of Music, she has been gracing stages all over China with her amazing voice in various musical projects. Her jazz quartet and singer-songwriter act perform frequently in Beijing. Most recently, she has been performing with her electronic duo, Jess Meider featuring Chinatown. Meider is known as one of China’s best jazz vocalists and has spent almost half of her life practicing her performance in music festivals and Beijing's and Shanghai’s most popular live music venues.Two of her original jazz tunes were included in the Chinese romantic comedy What Women Want (2011) and her voice was featured in the final scene of Cui Jian’s movie, Blue Sky Bones (2013). A documentary of her life in China aired on national TV (CCTV4) in September 2014, and since then she...

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Mirjam Meissner is head of the Economy and Technology Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. Her current research and publication focus on industrial policy and...

Mirjam Meissner is head of the Economy and Technology Program at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. Her current research and publication focus on industrial policy and digitization in China. Her most recent publications include “China’s Surveillance Ambitions” (The Wall Street Journal), and, from MERICS, the papers “IT-Backed Authoritarianism: Information Technology Enhances Central Authority and Control Capacity under Xi Jinping” and “End of the Road for International Car Makers in China? How Digitization Will Reshape the Automobile Market.” 

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Sheila Melvin writes about culture in China.  She is a regular contributor to The International Herald Tribune and Caixin, and her articles have appeared in numerous other publications,...

Sheila Melvin writes about culture in China.  She is a regular contributor to The International Herald Tribune and Caixin, and her articles have appeared in numerous other publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of two books, Rhapsody in Red: How Western Classical Music Became Chinese (co-authored with her husband, Jindong Cai) and The Little Red Book of China Business. She is at work on a new book that examines China’s quest to become a cultural superpower.

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Trey Menefee is a social scientist whose research addresses educational inequality issues in middle-income countries. Before beginning his doctorate at the University of Hong Kong, he spent four...

Trey Menefee is a social scientist whose research addresses educational inequality issues in middle-income countries. Before beginning his doctorate at the University of Hong Kong, he spent four years working inside the private and public Chinese education system and a year before that teaching learning disabled students in the United States. Menefee is a current faculty member of the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Education Policy and Leadership...

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Nicolas Métraux is a Swiss photographer based in Bangkok. After working several years as an architect, he redirected his professional career towards documentary photography. Since 2007, he has spent...

Nicolas Métraux is a Swiss photographer based in Bangkok. After working several years as an architect, he redirected his professional career towards documentary photography. Since 2007, he has spent most of his time in Asia, particularly in China. He works with and cosigns his images with Stéphanie Borcard. Together, they mostly work on personal projects, influenced by their extensive travels and by different forms of expression such as literature, arts, and independent films. Through a subtle approach to the story, they explore the margins of social issues. Their recent series focuses on the relation between individuals and society, helping them not only to have a better understanding of the world we are living in, but also to question who they are. Curiosity and passion for others led them to different countries around Asia and recently to Bosnia-and-Herzegovina. A book designed by...

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Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, he received a...

Michael Meyer first went to China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. As the author of the acclaimed The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also won a Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. Meyer’s stories have appeared in The New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Slate, the Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and on This American Life. Meyer teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh and spends the off-season in Singapore. His newest book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, will be published on February 17, 2015.

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Cecilia Miao is a freelance public relations specialist based in Beijing, specializing in cross-cultural communications between the U.S. and China. She is the founder and chief producer of Channel C...

Cecilia Miao is a freelance public relations specialist based in Beijing, specializing in cross-cultural communications between the U.S. and China. She is the founder and chief producer of Channel C, a YouTube channel with videos about overseas Chinese students. Miao graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2013 with a degree in political science and journalism. She was born and raised in Guangzhou and speaks Hakka, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

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James A. Millward is Professor of History in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His work has focused on the relations and linkages between China and Xinjiang, Mongolia and Tibet...

James A. Millward is Professor of History in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His work has focused on the relations and linkages between China and Xinjiang, Mongolia and Tibet, as well as the silk road and Central Asia more generally. He is author of The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013), Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang (Columbia University Press, 2007), and Beyond the Pass: Economy, Ethnicity, and Empire in Chinese Central Asia, 1759-1864 (Stanford University Press, 1998).

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Ye Ming is a writer, photo editor, and photographer from Qingdao, China. She is a frequent contributor to TIME LightBox, TIME Magazine’s photography site, with a focus on the introduction of Asian...

Ye Ming is a writer, photo editor, and photographer from Qingdao, China. She is a frequent contributor to TIME LightBox, TIME Magazine’s photography site, with a focus on the introduction of Asian photography. Her writing and photography has also appeared in Tencent News, Caixin Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, and other publications. In 2015, Ming co-founded Yuanjin Photo, a Chinese-language WeChat blog covering photojournalism and documentary photography.Ming moved to the U.S. at the age of 18 in pursuit of a journalism degree. She holds a M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo. She is a recipient of SPJ Colorado Pro Chapter’s Helen Verba Award and Denver Press Club Student Scholarship.

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Adam Minter is an American writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he serves as a columnist for Bloomberg View. From 2002 to 2014, he lived and wrote in Shanghai, China, where he focused on a...

Adam Minter is an American writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he serves as a columnist for Bloomberg View. From 2002 to 2014, he lived and wrote in Shanghai, China, where he focused on a range of topics, including Chinese politics, the environment, business, and religion. His work has been published in a range of publications, including The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Sierra, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, National Geographic, The National Interest, Mother Jones, and others.Minter's first book, Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion Dollar Trash Trade, is an insider's account of the global waste and recycling industry. Minter is a widely-cited expert on the global trade in recyclables, and he has lectured on the topic around the world...

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Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Pei was previously a senior...

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. Pei was previously a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as the director of its China Program from 2004 to 2008. He was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998. His research focuses on democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.-China relations.Pei is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994) and China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006). His research has been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Modern China, China...

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Carl Minzner is Professor of Law at Fordham University. An expert in Chinese law and governance, Minzner has written extensively on these topics in both academic journals and the popular press. His...

Carl Minzner is Professor of Law at Fordham University. An expert in Chinese law and governance, Minzner has written extensively on these topics in both academic journals and the popular press. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor.He has served as Senior Counsel for the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He was a 2006-2007 International Affairs Fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Yale-China Legal Education Fellow at the Xibei Institute of Politics and Law in Xi’an, China. He has also worked as an Associate at McCutchen & Doyle (Palo Alto, CA) and as a Law Clerk for Hon. Raymond Clevenger of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.Minzner holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a M.I.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a...

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Wilfredo Miranda Aburto is a Nicaraguan journalist working for Confidencial, a Nicaraguan newspaper. Additionally, he is an investigative reporter for the news show Esta Semana. He collaborates with...

Wilfredo Miranda Aburto is a Nicaraguan journalist working for Confidencial, a Nicaraguan newspaper. Additionally, he is an investigative reporter for the news show Esta Semana. He collaborates with the Mexican newspaper El Excelsior and has published stories in newspapers in El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, and Argentina, as well as other media outlets in Nicaragua. He also has experience in television and radio. He graduated from the Universidad Centroamericana in Nicaragua with a major on Communications.

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Jonathan Mirsky was born in New York in 1932 and educated at Columbia University, Cambridge University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught Chinese and Vietnamese history, Comparative...

Jonathan Mirsky was born in New York in 1932 and educated at Columbia University, Cambridge University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught Chinese and Vietnamese history, Comparative Literature, and Chinese at Cambridge University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth College.In 1974, Mirsky moved to England. From 1993 to 1998 he was based in Hong Kong as the East Asia editor of The Times (London). Previously he wrote for The Observer, The Economist, and The Independent. He is a regular writer for The New York Review of Books, Literary Review, and The Spectator, as well as a contributor to a range of other journals.Mirsky broadcasts frequently on radio and TV and was part of the BBC team in China during the Queen of England's visit in 1986. He has accompanied Prime Ministers and Foreign Secretaries to Beijing, has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Zhou Enlai, Deng...

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Ryan Mitchell is currently a Mellon Foundation Humanities Fellow and Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale University. Previously, he worked as an attorney on Chinese human rights and legal development...

Ryan Mitchell is currently a Mellon Foundation Humanities Fellow and Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale University. Previously, he worked as an attorney on Chinese human rights and legal development issues in Washington, D.C. and Beijing. As a Cravath International Fellow, he conducted research on Sino-Japanese legal and political history in Northeast China, and is now writing on early 20th century intellectual history and its continuing impact on Chinese law and politics. Mitchell received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the New School. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

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Rana Mitter is Deutsche Bank Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford, where he is Professor of History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University. His most recent...

Rana Mitter is Deutsche Bank Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford, where he is Professor of History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University. His most recent book is Forgotten Ally: China's World War II 1937-1945 (titled China’s War with Japan, 1937-45 outside North America), which won the 2014 RUSI/Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature, was named as a 2013 Book of the Year in the Financial Times and The Economist and was named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. He is a regular presenter of the arts and ideas program "Free Thinking" on BBC Radio 3 in the U.K...

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Charmain Mohamed is currently the Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council response on Syria. She served as Executive Director of Asia Catalyst from 2013 to early 2016. A a respected and...

Charmain Mohamed is currently the Advocacy Advisor for the Norwegian Refugee Council response on Syria. She served as Executive Director of Asia Catalyst from 2013 to early 2016. A a respected and experienced human rights advocate and activist, Mohamed has lived and worked in Asia for most of the past 15 years. She has worked for the U.N., Human Rights Watch, and the Norwegian Refugee Council, both in emergency contexts and on long-term issues, in countries such as Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and most recently in Palestine.Mohamed holds an Masters in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a B.A. (Hons.) in Southeast Asian Studies and Indonesian Language from the University of Hull. Mohamed is fluent in English, Indonesian, and Malay.

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Adrienne Mong was based in Beijing for NBC News from 2007 to 2011, working first as a producer and then as a correspondent. In addition to covering major news stories in China during that period (the...

Adrienne Mong was based in Beijing for NBC News from 2007 to 2011, working first as a producer and then as a correspondent. In addition to covering major news stories in China during that period (the Olympics, Tibet unrest, Xinjiang riots, Sichuan quake, etc.), she also covered the ongoing war in Afghanistan and Gaddafi’s capture in Libya as well as the Haiti quake and the Japan quake-tsunami. Mong now lives in London, where she is responsible for managing international news coverage for NBC News. Before joining NBC in 2002, she worked at CNN, APTN, CNBC Asia, and Asia Society in Hong Kong.Mong is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS). She is the recipient of two Emmys, a Gracie Award, and Headliner Award.

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Davide Monteleone is an artist and storyteller who uses photography and video as main forms of expression. In 2001, he moved to Moscow as a correspondent for the Italian agency Contrasto and since...

Davide Monteleone is an artist and storyteller who uses photography and video as main forms of expression. In 2001, he moved to Moscow as a correspondent for the Italian agency Contrasto and since 2003 he has lived between Italy and Russia pursuing long-term independent projects. He has devoted himself to the study of social issues, conflict, and relations between power and the individual. Known for his specific interest in the post-soviet area, he published his first book, Dusha—Russian Soul, in 2007, followed by La Linea Inesistente in 2009, Red Thistle in 2012, and Spasibo in 2013. His projects have brought him numerous awards, including several World Press Photo prizes, and grants such as the Aftermath Grant, European Publishers Award, and Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He regularly contributes to leading publications internationally. His photography projects have been presented...

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Southern California-based Laszlo Montgomery is the creator and presenter of the China History Podcast. Montgomery began studying Mandarin and Chinese history in 1979 at the University of Illinois...

Southern California-based Laszlo Montgomery is the creator and presenter of the China History Podcast. Montgomery began studying Mandarin and Chinese history in 1979 at the University of Illinois. For twenty-five years, he has worked for China consumer product manufacturers, helping them build market shares in the U.S. Part of his China career brought him to Hong Kong for nine years beginning in 1989. Usually the sole Westerner in the Chinese company, Montgomery learned early on the benefits and importance of building bridges and appreciating the good things about China and Chinese culture.After receiving inspiration from the early pioneers of the history podcasting genre, Montgomery launched the China History Podcast in June 2010, about the same time as the first Sinica Podcast. From his home in Claremont, California, he produces a steady flow of podcast episodes that introduce topics...

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Paul Mooney is an American freelance journalist who has reported on China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong since 1985. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, The...

Paul Mooney is an American freelance journalist who has reported on China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong since 1985. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Asiaweek, The International Herald Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other leading international publications. He has won eleven journalism awards for his work in China, where he was based from 1994-2012.

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Isolda Morillo is a journalist based in Beijing, China. Over the past ten years, she has reported from many areas of China's territory including Tibetan regions, Xinjiang, and other provinces,...

Isolda Morillo is a journalist based in Beijing, China. Over the past ten years, she has reported from many areas of China's territory including Tibetan regions, Xinjiang, and other provinces, on issues ranging from human rights, civil society, ethnic conflicts, the environment, the arts, film, and activism, among others. Born in Peru, she has lived and studied in the U.S., France, Cuba, Spain, and more recently in China. She has directed and produced documentary films on HIV/AIDS, poverty alleviation, the environment, and Tibet, prior to becoming a full-time journalist. She is currently working on a book in Spanish on how Chinese intellectuals see China's social changes, their views on ideology, religion, ethnic rights, the rule of law, civil society, and governance...

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Canaan Morse is a translator, editor, and poet. Previously the co-founder and Poetry Editor of Pathlight: New Chinese Writing, he published work in translations by over fifty Chinese poets. His...

Canaan Morse is a translator, editor, and poet. Previously the co-founder and Poetry Editor of Pathlight: New Chinese Writing, he published work in translations by over fifty Chinese poets. His translation of Ge Fei’s novel The Invisibility Cloak won the 2014 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation, and is forthcoming in 2016 as part of the New York Review of Books Classics series. He is currently editing two anthologies of Chinese literature and translating the work of Taiwanese poet Yang Xiaobin.

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David Moser holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, with a major in Chinese Linguistics and Philosophy. He was a visiting scholar at Peking University in 1987...

David Moser holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, with a major in Chinese Linguistics and Philosophy. He was a visiting scholar at Peking University in 1987-89, and a visiting professor for five years at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, where he taught courses in Translation Theory and Psycholinguistics. In the early 1990s, he worked as a research assistant in the Cognitive Science department at Indiana University, and with a joint cross-cultural psychology research project with the University of Michigan and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Psychology. Moser is currently Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies at Beijing Capital Normal University, an overseas study program for U.S. college students, where he teaches courses in Chinese history and politics. Moser also worked at China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing as a...

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William Moss is Director of Global Corporate Communication for Motorola Mobility, based in San Francisco. He spent 17 years in Asia, and was in China from 2004 through 2012, where he did agency and...

William Moss is Director of Global Corporate Communication for Motorola Mobility, based in San Francisco. He spent 17 years in Asia, and was in China from 2004 through 2012, where he did agency and in-house public relations for the China operations of foreign multinational companies. Much of Moss’ work has involved the risks afflicting foreign companies operating in China, including labor relations, litigation, and regulatory and product quality issues. He has also analyzed the Chinese government’s public communication in large scale domestic crises.Moss has written on China technology and business for CNET Asia, Media Magazine, Foreign Policy, and China Economic Review. While living in China he also authored Imagethief, a widely-read blog on communication and media in China, and was a regular contributor to the Sinica podcast on China current affairs.

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Tendai Musakwa is a Shanghai-based journalist specializing in tax planning and offshore investment. Tendai has been interested in Africa-China relations since he first arrived in China from Zimbabwe...

Tendai Musakwa is a Shanghai-based journalist specializing in tax planning and offshore investment. Tendai has been interested in Africa-China relations since he first arrived in China from Zimbabwe in 2004, and has an educational background in China studies and political science. He is a regular contributor to the China Africa Project.

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Vince Musewe is an independent economist and columnist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. His writings appear in many leading newspapers and blogs throughout Southern Africa. Musewe is also the founder and...

Vince Musewe is an independent economist and columnist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. His writings appear in many leading newspapers and blogs throughout Southern Africa. Musewe is also the founder and Chairman of Phambili Investments.

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Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism. Prior to joining Asia Society, he served most recently as Managing Editor for International...

Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism. Prior to joining Asia Society, he served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany, and Thailand.Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.

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Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is also chair of the steering committee of the Center for the Study of Human Rights and chair of the...

Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is also chair of the steering committee of the Center for the Study of Human Rights and chair of the Morningside Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Columbia. Nathan served as chair of the Department of Political Science, chair of the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Before coming to Columbia in 1971, he taught at the University of Michigan. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. Nathan is co-chair of the board of Human Rights in China, a member of the board of Freedom House, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia, which he chaired from 1995 to 2000...

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Barry Naughton is the So Kwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Naughton is...

Barry Naughton is the So Kwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Naughton is an authority on the Chinese economy, with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance, and China’s transition to a market economy. Recent research focuses on regional economic growth in the People’s Republic of China and the relationship between foreign trade and investment and regional growth. His book, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 (Cambridge University Press, 1995), is a comprehensive study of China’s development from a planned to a market economy that traces the distinctive strategy of transition followed by China, as well as China’s superior growth performance. It received the Ohira Memorial Prize in 1996.

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Peter Navarro is policy advisor to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public...

Peter Navarro is policy advisor to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign. Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, Navarro has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He has published 10 books, including Seeds of Destruction, Always a Winner, and The Coming China Wars. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, and 60 Minutes. He has written for publications ranging from Barron’s and The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.Navarro’s film Death By China, narrated by Martin Sheen, was shown in more than 50 theaters around the U.S., won numerous “best documentary” awards, and today, is one of the most popular documentaries streaming on Netflix.

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Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was president from 1993 to 2012. Before that, he served for twelve years as Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, of which he...

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was president from 1993 to 2012. Before that, he served for twelve years as Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, of which he was a founder in 1978. He worked for fifteen years at the American Civil Liberties Union, including eight years as National Executive Director. He served as an adjunct professor of law at New York University for more than a dozen years, and has also taught at Georgetown University Law School and the University of Siena (Italy). In the fall of 2012, he served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po. Neier is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and has published in periodicals such as The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Foreign Policy. For a dozen years, he wrote a column on human rights...

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Jason Q. Ng is a research fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs, where he co-authored, with Lotus Ruan, Jeffrey Knockel, and Masashi Crete-Nishihata,...

Jason Q. Ng is a research fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs, where he co-authored, with Lotus Ruan, Jeffrey Knockel, and Masashi Crete-Nishihata, the report “One App, Two Systems: How WeChat Uses One Censorship Policy in China and Another Internationally.” Ng wrote the book Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter (And Why). He is also a research consultant at China Digital Times, where he helps develop censorship monitoring tools. His research and writing have been featured in publications including Le Monde, The Wall Street Journal’s “China Real Time” blog, The Atlantic, BBC World Service, VICE, and Foreign Affairs. Ng was previously a 2013 Google Policy Fellow and has worked as a book editor at The New Press and Metropolitan Books. He graduated from Brown University and studied East Asian Studies at the...

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Margaret Ng is a barrister in private practice, having been called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1988. She received her law degree from the University of Cambridge and PCLL from the University of Hong...

Margaret Ng is a barrister in private practice, having been called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1988. She received her law degree from the University of Cambridge and PCLL from the University of Hong Kong. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston University, and she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Hong Kong. Ng was formerly a Member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, representing the Legal Functional Constituency. First elected in 1995, she stepped down in 2012 after serving the public for 17 years as a legislator. She has a long list of past service in public committees including the Central Policy Unit (1989-90) and the Operation Review Committee of the ICAC (1999-2004). She is also a noted commentator and writer in both English and Chinese. Ng was appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Ming Pao Daily News from 1986-1987 and...

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Vincent Ni is a Senior Producer at the BBC World Service and a Fellow at Britain's Royal Society of Arts.Until 2014, he was a foreign correspondent for Caixin Media. At Caixin, he served as its...

Vincent Ni is a Senior Producer at the BBC World Service and a Fellow at Britain's Royal Society of Arts.Until 2014, he was a foreign correspondent for Caixin Media. At Caixin, he served as its correspondent in Washington, D.C., New York, Cairo, and London.Ni covered the 2012 U.S. general election and extensively reported on the debt crises in Europe from London, Berlin, and France. During the “Arab Spring” in Egypt in 2011, he was one of the very few Chinese journalists reporting from Cairo’s Tahrir Square.In November 2011, with a colleague Ni won a runner-up place in the London Foreign Press Association’s annual awards in the category ‘Financial/Economic Story of the Year.’He holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford, where he was the recipient of the Hoare Family/China-Oxford Scholarship in the field of Social Science. He was also the China Fellow at Columbia...

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Matthew is an artist, photojournalist, and cinematographer based out of Beijing and New York City. His work delves into urban development and notions of cultural progress through a variety of mediums...

Matthew is an artist, photojournalist, and cinematographer based out of Beijing and New York City. His work delves into urban development and notions of cultural progress through a variety of mediums including photography, video, and installation. His images of China have appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Wired, Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, and Foreign Policy, amongst many others. Matthew continues to concentrate on two projects entitled “Counterfeit Paradises” and “Kapital Creation.” These are his main outlets for exploring China’s rapid socioeconomic changes.

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Nicholas Norbrook is the Managing Editor of The Africa Report, helping to set up the magazine in 2005. He has been a producer for Radio France International, and has lived and worked in West Africa...

Nicholas Norbrook is the Managing Editor of The Africa Report, helping to set up the magazine in 2005. He has been a producer for Radio France International, and has lived and worked in West Africa. In 2011, he won the Diageo Business Reporting award for Journalist of the Year.

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Ojumi Okumu is a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology, Sydeny. He researches the impact that Chinese corporations are having on African social capital, with a particular emphasis on the...

Ojumi Okumu is a doctoral candidate at the University of Technology, Sydeny. He researches the impact that Chinese corporations are having on African social capital, with a particular emphasis on the effects in his home country of Kenya. Prior to embarking on his Ph.D. studies, Ojumi worked in the corporate sector as the Operations Marketing Manager with Coca-Cola Africa in Nairobi and as the General Manager of JECHI Ltd. in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. 

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Eric Olander is the founder of the China Africa Project and co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast. He has over 25 years of journalism experience at many of the world’s leading news...

Eric Olander is the founder of the China Africa Project and co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast. He has over 25 years of journalism experience at many of the world’s leading news organizations, including CNN, the BBC World Service, and FRANCE 24, among others. He has lived, studied, and worked extensively throughout Greater China and Africa. Olander is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and received his Masters degree from The University of Hong Kong. He currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Alexa Olesen is a Brooklyn-based writer who focuses mainly on China, particularly on politics, culture, and the one-child policy. She covered China for eight years as a correspondent for The...

Alexa Olesen is a Brooklyn-based writer who focuses mainly on China, particularly on politics, culture, and the one-child policy. She covered China for eight years as a correspondent for The Associated Press and has spent more than a decade living in Beijing, on and off, since 1993. She recently collaborated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on its Offshore Leaks China project.

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Steven M. Oliver is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science Department at University of California, San Diego. Steven’s dissertation addresses the incentives of local government officials in the...

Steven M. Oliver is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science Department at University of California, San Diego. Steven’s dissertation addresses the incentives of local government officials in the People’s Republic of China to manipulate publicly reported information on environmental quality as well as the consequences of their actions. This research further touches on the informational dilemmas faced by the leaders of authoritarian regimes and the challenges they pose to leaders in managing subordinate officials. While pursuing his PhD, Steven has been a recipient of the 2009 NSEP Boren Fellowship as well as the 2006 Department of Homeland Security Fellowship.In addition to environmental issues in contemporary China and politics under authoritarian regimes, Steven’s research interests also span the field of security and international relations. Ongoing projects include examining the...

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Tom Orlik is Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economist, based in Beijing. Previously, Tom was the China economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and China economist for Stone & McCarthy...

Tom Orlik is Bloomberg’s Chief Asia Economist, based in Beijing. Previously, Tom was the China economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and China economist for Stone & McCarthy Research Associates. Prior to coming to China, he was an advisor to the UK Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and policy analyst at the British Treasury. He is the author of Understanding China’s Economic Indicators, a guide to working with China’s economic data.

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Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is a correspondent in Washington, D.C. who writes about politics and foreign affairs. His book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth,...

Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He is a correspondent in Washington, D.C. who writes about politics and foreign affairs. His book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) is based on eight years of living in Beijing.Previously, Osnos worked as the Beijing Bureau Chief of The Chicago Tribune, where he contributed to a series that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He has received the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and a Mirror Award for profile-writing. He has also worked as a contributor to This American Life and a correspondent for FRONTLINE/World, a public-television series. Before his appointment in China, he worked in the Middle East, reporting mostly from Iraq.

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Shai Oster is an award-winning Hong Kong-based Reporter-at-Large for Bloomberg News. Over nearly two decades as a journalist in China, Europe, and the U.S., he has covered a broad range of economic,...

Shai Oster is an award-winning Hong Kong-based Reporter-at-Large for Bloomberg News. Over nearly two decades as a journalist in China, Europe, and the U.S., he has covered a broad range of economic, business, and social issues. In 2013, he won his second Asia Society Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize and George Polk Award for his role in Bloomberg’s groundbreaking coverage that for the first time documented the fortunes amassed by China’s leaders. The “Revolution to Riches” series revealed the wealth accumulated by the family of President Xi Jinping and traced how business dynasties created by the heirs of Mao’s comrades-in-arms contribute to China’s rising inequality.Before joining Bloomberg, Oster was a Beijing and Hong Kong-based correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering energy and the environment. In 2008, he was the recipient of both the George Polk Award for environmental...

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Ou Ning's cultural practices encompass multiple disciplines.As an activist, he founded U-thèque, an independent film and video organization, and Bishan Commune, a group of intellectuals who...

Ou Ning's cultural practices encompass multiple disciplines.As an activist, he founded U-thèque, an independent film and video organization, and Bishan Commune, a group of intellectuals who devote themselves to the rural reconstruction movement in China. As an editor and graphic designer, Ou Ning is known for his seminal book New Sound of Beijing. As a curator, he initiated the festival Get It Louder (2005, 2007, 2010) and launched the sound project in China "Power Station," co-organized by Serpentine Gallery and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. As an artist, he is known for urban research projects such as San Yuan Li, commissioned by the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), and Da Zha Lan, commissioned by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.Ou Ning is a frequent contributor of various magazines, books and exhibition catalogues...

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Malin Oud is an international development and human rights professional with 15 years’ experience of policy dialogue and development cooperation in North East Asia, including as head of the Raoul...

Malin Oud is an international development and human rights professional with 15 years’ experience of policy dialogue and development cooperation in North East Asia, including as head of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s China Office from 2001 to 2009, as Consultant to the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, and as Program Manager at Sida, the Swedish development agency. She studied Chinese language, Chinese law, and international human rights law in Lund, Kunming, and London, and has an M.A. in International Development from Melbourne University. Since 2011, she has been the Managing Director of Tracktwo, a consultancy specialized in sustainability and responsible business, based in Stockholm. She is also a Senior Advisor at the Institute for Human Rights and Business. ...

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Ouyang Bin is an Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York and Associate Editor of ChinaFile, where his major interests concentrate on China’s political...

Ouyang Bin is an Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York and Associate Editor of ChinaFile, where his major interests concentrate on China’s political transformation, state-society relations, and the geopolitics of Northeast Asia.Prior to joining Asia Society, Ouyang worked as a journalist in China. He served as a Senior Reporter at Phoenix Weekly, Senior Editor at Newsweek Select (Newsweek’s Chinese edition), International Editor at Caijing magazine, and Senior Editor with Caixin Media. He has received awards for his reporting from Phoenix Weekly, the Asian Development Bank, and the Reuters Foundation.Ouyang earned his B.A. in Journalism from China Youth University for Political Sciences in Beijing, and his M.A. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University. He was a Harvard-Yenching Fellow from 2010-2012.

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William Overholt is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Asia Center. He is the author of six books, most notably Asia, America and the Transformation of Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press,...

William Overholt is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Asia Center. He is the author of six books, most notably Asia, America and the Transformation of Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and The Rise of China: How Economic Reform is Creating a New Superpower (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1993), along with books on risk analysis and strategic planning. Previously he was Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy at RAND Corporation. For twenty-one years, he headed investment bank research teams, serving as Managing Director and head of research at Bankers Trust in Hong Kong, Managing Director of Research for BankBoston’s regional headquarters in Singapore, and Head of Asia Strategy and Economics for Nomura in Hong Kong. He also spent eight years at Hudson Institute, where he managed research projects for the Department of Defense, National Security Council, NASA,...

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Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His latest books are The Fall of the House of Walworth and Early Autumn.

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His latest books are The Fall of the House of Walworth and Early Autumn.

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David O’Connor is a student at Hunter College, class of 2017, where he studies Economics and Chinese. He is an intern at the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations. He studied and lived in...

David O’Connor is a student at Hunter College, class of 2017, where he studies Economics and Chinese. He is an intern at the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations. He studied and lived in France after graduating high school and has studied Chinese at National Taiwan University.

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Douglas H. Paal is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International from 2006 to 2008 and was an...

Douglas H. Paal is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International from 2006 to 2008 and was an unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan from 2002 to 2006. He was on the National Security Council staffs of Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush between 1986 and 1993 as Director of Asian Affairs and then as Senior Director and special assistant to the president.Paal held positions in the policy planning staff at the State Department, as a senior analyst for the CIA, and at U.S. embassies in Singapore and Beijing. He has spoken and published frequently on Asian affairs and national security issues.

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Federico Pachetti is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral dissertation explores China’s relations with the United States from 1979 until 1992...

Federico Pachetti is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral dissertation explores China’s relations with the United States from 1979 until 1992. Pachetti is interested in the history and foreign relations of the P.R.C., U.S. foreign policy, the global economic history of the 20th century, and contemporary international relations.

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James Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia (Faber, 2008), short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys...

James Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia (Faber, 2008), short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and The Death of Mao: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China (Faber, 2012). He won the Spectator’s Shiva Naipaul Prize for travel writing in 2003. Palmer lives in Beijing, where he is an editor for the English edition of The Global Times, and writes on modern Chinese history and society for Aeon Magazine.

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Alexander V. Pantsov is Professor of History and holds the Edward and Mary Catherine Gerhold Chair in the Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Bolsheviks and...

Alexander V. Pantsov is Professor of History and holds the Edward and Mary Catherine Gerhold Chair in the Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2000), Mao: The Real Story (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and Deng Xiaoping (forthcoming).

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Jonas Parello-Plesner is the head of the foreign and security policy team at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the independent think tank European...

Jonas Parello-Plesner is the head of the foreign and security policy team at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the independent think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He was also Director of a development NGO with activities in Asia and served as Denmark’s Senior Advisor on China and North East Asia from 2005-2009. He has appeared on panels at the U.S. Congress and at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and international trade Committees on Chinese investments in Europe.Parello-Plesner co-authored the book China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad. He writes a weekly blog on Carnegie Europe on European questions set by Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune. He has written op-eds for or has been quoted in Financial Times, Le Monde, El Pais, International Herald Tribune, European Voice,...

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Jonathan S. Paris is a London-based specialist on regional political, security, and development issues. A long-time Middle East analyst, he has been traveling to the region for 50 years and was a...

Jonathan S. Paris is a London-based specialist on regional political, security, and development issues. A long-time Middle East analyst, he has been traveling to the region for 50 years and was a Middle East Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1994-2000. Paris moved to London in 2001 and began writing year-long studies of the future of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Europe, and Africa. His current study, which brought him to Beijing and Shanghai in June 2016, is “The Future of China in Africa 2035.”Paris received his B.A. from Yale University in comparative political and economic systems (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He did his graduate work at Stanford Law School from 1975-1978, where he studied Chinese law and society (including the barefoot doctor campaign) under Victor Hao Li, the first ethnic Chinese law professor in America. He practiced international...

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Yoon Jung Park is an expert on Chinese migration in Africa and a sociologist by training with nearly 20 years of experience on the African continent. She has spent the last dozen years developing...

Yoon Jung Park is an expert on Chinese migration in Africa and a sociologist by training with nearly 20 years of experience on the African continent. She has spent the last dozen years developing expertise on Chinese in Africa, both Chinese South African ethnic and national identity construction and new Chinese migrants on the continent. She is the Convener/Coordinator of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network at the China-Africa Knowledge Project.Park earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of the Witwatersrand and, prior to that, received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University in comparative politics and a B.A. from Pitzer College in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has published extensively in academic journals; is regularly consulted by the media, other scholars, and graduate students on Chinese in Africa; and has become...

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Emily Parker is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus &...

Emily Parker is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014). The book describes the impact of the Internet and social media in China, Cuba, and Russia.Previously, Parker was a member of Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning staff at the U.S. Department of State. While at State, she advised on issues related to Internet freedom, digital diplomacy, and open government, and traveled to the Middle East to explore the role of new media in post-revolutionary Egypt.Parker is a founder of a U.S.-China innovation project called Green Electronics: A US-China Maker Challenge. She is also a founder of Code4Country, the first open government codeathon between the United States and Russia. She is a former International Affairs Fellow at the Council...

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Clive Patterson has spent six years working in documentary film production, as a researcher, assistant producer, cameraman, editor, producer, and director on a number of productions for the BBC,...

Clive Patterson has spent six years working in documentary film production, as a researcher, assistant producer, cameraman, editor, producer, and director on a number of productions for the BBC, Channel 4, and Al Jazeera English. He is currently a Producer for Insight TWI: The World Investigates and has produced, directed, and edited numerous films for People & Power on Al-Jazeera English, including “Return to Rwanda” (2010), “The 1% Solution” (2010), “Fools Gold” (2011), “How to Rob Africa” (2012), “Kenya’s Ticking Timebomb” (2013), “Kagame” (2014), and a two-part series called “The Battle for Africa” (2014). Patterson was born in Japan and raised in the U.K.

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Jeffrey Payne joined the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center in 2012, after serving for five years as an Instructor of Political Science at Butler University. While at Butler, he taught classes on...

Jeffrey Payne joined the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center in 2012, after serving for five years as an Instructor of Political Science at Butler University. While at Butler, he taught classes on Asian politics, social movements, international relations, and political economy. Mr. Payne has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and as a faculty member for DePauw University.As a long time Asia Hand, Mr. Payne conducts analysis on Chinese foreign policy, South Asian security affairs, maritime security, and transnational movements. He is particularly interested in the intersection of maritime security and energy trade in the Indian Ocean. Presently, he serves as the NESA Center’s lead for engagements in the People’s Republic of China. He also serves as the director of the Next Generation Seminar, an ongoing NESA program devoted to the rising generation of leaders in the Middle...

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Richard Peña was the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, Peña organized retrospectives of...

Richard Peña was the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, Peña organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Roberto Gavaldon, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura, and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Norwegian, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Argentine cinema. He is a Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, where he specializes in film theory and international cinema, and from 2006 to 2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. He is also currently the co-host of WNET/Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13.

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Peter C. Perdue is a Professor of History at Yale University. He has taught courses on East Asian history and civilization, Chinese social and economic history, the Silk Road, and historical...

Peter C. Perdue is a Professor of History at Yale University. He has taught courses on East Asian history and civilization, Chinese social and economic history, the Silk Road, and historical methodology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and SciencesPerdue’s first book, Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan, 1500-1850 A.D. (Harvard University Press, 1987), examined long-term agricultural change in one Chinese province. His book, China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Harvard University Press, 2005), discusses environmental change, ethnicity, long-term economic change, and military conquest in an integrated account of the Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian contention over Siberia and Central Eurasia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Perdue is a co-editor of two books on empires: Imperial Formations (SAR Press, 2007) and Shared...

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Eva Pils is a Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, a Non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of...

Eva Pils is a Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, a Non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law, and author of China’s Human Rights Lawyers: Advocacy and Resistance (Routledge, 2014).

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Stephen R. Platt is the author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, a new history of the Taiping Rebellion in global context published. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts,...

Stephen R. Platt is the author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, a new history of the Taiping Rebellion in global context published. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a PhD in Chinese history from Yale University, where his dissertation was awarded the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. He is also the author of Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China (Harvard, 2007), and won the Smart Family Foundation Prize in 2004 for an article on Harvard’s first Chinese teacher. An undergraduate English major, Platt spent two years after college as a Yale-China teacher in Hunan province before returning to graduate school for Chinese history. From 2008 to 2010 he was a fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, and his research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the...

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Jonathan D. Pollack is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as...

Jonathan D. Pollack is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as Director of Thornton Center during 2012-2014. Prior to joining Brookings in late 2010, he was Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and Chairman of the Strategic Research Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he is now a Professor Emeritus. Between 1978 and 2000 he worked at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California, in a wide array of research and senior management capacities. In addition, he has taught at Brandeis University, the Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, and the Naval War College.Dr. Pollack’s principal research interests include Chinese security strategy; U.S.-China relations; U.S. strategy in Asia and the Pacific; Korean politics...

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John Pomfret was a longtime, award-winning correspondent with The Washington Post. He covered big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey, and northeastern...

John Pomfret was a longtime, award-winning correspondent with The Washington Post. He covered big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey, and northeastern Iran. Pomfret spent seven years covering China—one in the late 1980s during the Tiananmen Square protests, and then from 1998 until the end of 2003 as the Bureau Chief for The Washington Post in Beijing. Returning to the United States in 2004, Pomfret was the paper’s West Coast Bureau Chief for two years before being appointed the Editor of its Outlook section, the Post’s weekly commentary section, which he ran from 2007 until September 2009. Pomfret moved back to China in 2011 to undertake research funded by a Fulbright grant and the Smith Richardson Foundation for his new book The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.Pomfret speaks, reads, and...

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Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music...

Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. Now a full-time writer, Poplak is a senior contributor at South Africa’s leading news site, Daily Maverick, and a frequent contributor to publications all over the world. He is a member of Deca Stories, the international long-form non-fiction collective. Since 2010, Poplak has been traveling across Africa, seeking out the catalysts and characters behind the continent’s 21st century metamorphosis. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey Into Africa’s Changing Fortunes.

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Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Prize, and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her...

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Prize, and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her nonfiction book, Reading Like a Writer, was a New York Times bestseller. Among her 14 fiction books, her novel Household Saints was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. A distinguished critic and essayist, Prose has taught literature for more than twenty years at major universities. She is the president of the PEN American Center board of trustees. Prose lives in New York City.

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Pu Zhiqiang, an executive partner at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, is a pioneering free speech lawyer and civil rights activist. His other areas of practice include finance, real estate, reputation...

Pu Zhiqiang, an executive partner at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, is a pioneering free speech lawyer and civil rights activist. His other areas of practice include finance, real estate, reputation protection, bankruptcy, unjust competition law, antitrust law, and private housing loans.His clients have included the investigative journalists Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, whom Pu successfully defended against a defamation suit arising from their best-selling exposé of local corruption in the Chinese countryside published in English as Will the Boat Sink the Water? (PublicAffairs, 2006), as well as, more recently, the artist Ai Weiwei.He writes frequently in Chinese on a wide range of issues related to law and freedom of expression. His work in English has also appeared in The New York Times and the China Media Project.Pu studied history at Nankai University and law at the China University of...

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Amy Qin is an Asia-based journalist.

Amy Qin is an Asia-based journalist.

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Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Quek serves on the Board of the China Carbon Forum and was the first...

Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Quek serves on the Board of the China Carbon Forum and was the first Executive Director of the Beijing Energy Network. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was with Citigroup for close to a decade, where he was with the investment research team in Singapore and led Citigroup Singapore’s CSR & Volunteerism committee in 2008. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an M.Sc. in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.Quek is a regular commentator on China's energy and environmental issues, contributing to the Financial Times and South China Morning Post, and he has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CCTV, and speaks regularly at investment summits...

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Sergey Radchenko is a Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.He is the author of Two Suns in the...

Sergey Radchenko is a Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.He is the author of Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2009) and Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is currently working on a history of Chinese foreign relations since 1949.

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Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy at TERI University,...

Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy at TERI University, Delhi, India.Ramanathan discovered the greenhouse effect of halocarbons, particularly CFCs, in 1975. Along with R. Madden, in 1980 he predicted that global warming would be detected by 2000. In 1985, he led the first international NASA/WMO/UNEP assessment on the climate effects of non-CO2 greenhouse gases and concluded that they are as important as CO2 to global climate change. He was among a team of four that developed the first version of the U.S. community climate model in the 1980, and Ramanathan has done other significant work in the field of climate change.He now leads Project Surya, which mitigates black carbon and other climate warming emissions from solid biomass cooking in South...

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Federico Rampini is a journalist and a writer. Since 2009, he has been based in New York as the U.S. Bureau Chief of la Repubblica, the leading national newspaper in Italy. Previously, he served as a...

Federico Rampini is a journalist and a writer. Since 2009, he has been based in New York as the U.S. Bureau Chief of la Repubblica, the leading national newspaper in Italy. Previously, he served as a columnist and correspondent for la Repubblica in Beijing, where he inaugurated the newspaper’s China bureau in July 2004. As a special envoy, he travels frequently to India, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and covers global summits: G8, G20. From 2000 to 2004, Rampini was La Repubblica’s West Coast correspondent, based in San Francisco. From 1997 to 2000, he was the European editor, covering the creation of the euro in Brussels and Frankfurt. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, at the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance, and currently at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan. A prolific author on global economic and...

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Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is the head of the Paris office and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. From 2011 to 2015, he headed the Political Affairs Division of the...

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is the head of the Paris office and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. From 2011 to 2015, he headed the Political Affairs Division of the Department for U.N. Affairs at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. In this capacity, he was responsible for French foreign policy at the United Nations Security Council, including peacekeeping and sanctions. Prior to that, he held various postings within the French diplomatic service, including in Washington, D.C. and at the Policy Planning Staff (Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie).He was also a rapporteur for French white papers on defense and national security and on foreign and European policy. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow in the Europe Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Paul Ratje is a photojournalist based in Asia who focuses on social issues, cultures, and travel photography. He lives in Taiwan, where he moved to learn Mandarin and where he documents the struggles...

Paul Ratje is a photojournalist based in Asia who focuses on social issues, cultures, and travel photography. He lives in Taiwan, where he moved to learn Mandarin and where he documents the struggles of Southeast Asian migrant workers on the island. As a photographer, he aspires to create images which will provoke thought and promote change.

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Ely Ratner is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He is the author most recently of “Resident Power: Building a...

Ely Ratner is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He is the author most recently of “Resident Power: Building a Politically Sustainable U.S. Military Presence in Southeast Asia and Australia” (Center for a New American Security, 2013). Prior to joining CNAS, he served on the China Desk at the State Department as the lead political officer covering China’s external relations in Asia. He has also worked as an Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His commentary and research have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and...

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Claire Reade is a Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. From...

Claire Reade is a Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to that position, she was the Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement from 2006 to 2010.Reade has litigated numerous U.S. agency proceedings and court appears, and has represented clients on NAFTA and WTO-related goods and services. She is a frequent lecturer on international trade issues.

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Maria Repnikova studies Chinese media and governance and China-Russia relations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her...

Maria Repnikova studies Chinese media and governance and China-Russia relations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her analysis has appeared both in the academic and popular press, such as The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Policy. Her current projects examine the practice of media oversight in China, China’s new persuasion methods in the digital age, media management in China and Russia, and the political training of Chinese journalists. In the past, Repnikova spent a year on the China-Russia border as a Fulbright Scholar, and she held a fellowship from the Overseas Press Club at Reuters in Beijing. Repnikova holds a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Politics from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

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Hyeon-Ju Rho is an American public interest lawyer who has advocated for the rights of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and abroad. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights...

Hyeon-Ju Rho is an American public interest lawyer who has advocated for the rights of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and abroad. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and later practiced poverty law as a staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. Hyeon-Ju has also supported social justice movements internationally, as the Country Director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative program in China. Hyeon-Ju is a graduate of Swarthmore College and New York University Law School, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and co-founder of the annual Korematsu Lecture honoring Asian American contributions to the law.

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Sophie Richardson is the China Director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Richardson is the author of numerous...

Sophie Richardson is the China Director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights. She is the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Columbia University Press, 2009), an in-depth examination of China’s foreign policy since 1954’s Geneva Conference, including rare interviews with policymakers.

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Stein Ringen is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He was Professor of Welfare Studies at the University of Stockholm and has held...

Stein Ringen is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He was Professor of Welfare Studies at the University of Stockholm and has held visiting professorships and fellowships in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Brno, Barbados, Jerusalem, Sydney, and at Harvard University. He has been Assistant Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, a consultant to the United Nations, and a news and feature reporter with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. His books include What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government (Princeton 2007, Chinese version published by Xinhua in 2012), The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted Itself from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy (co-authored, Oxford 2011) and The Possibility of Politics: A Study in the Political Economy of the Welfare State (Oxford...

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Sidney Rittenberg is founder and president of the China consulting team Rittenberg Associates, Inc. He lived and worked in China for thirty-five years after World War II, when he joined the United...

Sidney Rittenberg is founder and president of the China consulting team Rittenberg Associates, Inc. He lived and worked in China for thirty-five years after World War II, when he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China following his US Army training in Chinese Language and Area Studies. During the Mao Zedong era, Rittenberg was held in solitary confinement for sixteen years on suspicion of being an American spy.Rittenberg is former Frey Distinguished Professor of Chinese History at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and is currently is Visiting Professor of China Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. He is a frequent keynote speaker at business seminars and has been the subject of numerous TV and media interviews, in both the USA and China. Rittenberg is co-author, with Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett, of The Man...

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Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the...

Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.His book Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, 2014) examines the challenges, risks, and opportunities of what is likely...

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Daniel H. Rosen is the founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG), and leads the firm’s work on China and the world economy. Rosen’s specific client activities include analysis of China-U.S. policy...

Daniel H. Rosen is the founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG), and leads the firm’s work on China and the world economy. Rosen’s specific client activities include analysis of China-U.S. policy dynamics, interpretation of Chinese economic data, and facilitation of meetings with senior Chinese officials, executives, and thought leaders both inside and outside China.Since 2001, Rosen has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a Visiting Fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC, where he has been affiliated since 1993. His sixth Institute book, on China-Taiwan economic relations, was published in December 2010; he is currently working on his seventh, on global direct investment by Chinese companies. In 2011, Rosen released (with RHG Research Director Thilo Hanemann) An...

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Stanley Rosen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at...

Stanley Rosen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2011. He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China over forty times over the last thirty years. His courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics theory, and politics and film in comparative perspective.The author or editor of eight books and many articles, Rosen has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, and film and the media. He is the co-editor of Chinese Education and Society and a frequent guest editor of other translation...

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Joshua Rosenzweig is an independent researcher and translator based in Hong Kong, where he focuses on human rights and criminal justice issues in China. He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from...

Joshua Rosenzweig is an independent researcher and translator based in Hong Kong, where he focuses on human rights and criminal justice issues in China. He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he wrote a thesis on the interactions between criminal justice and public opinion in contemporary China. From 2002 to 2011, he was a Researcher for The Dui Hua Foundation, where he developed the foundation’s comprehensive database of information about Chinese political and religious prisoners and authored more than a dozen volumes in its series of occasional publications. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Rosenzweig pursued graduate studies in Modern Chinese History at the University of California at Berkeley and has extensive research experience working in Chinese archives and libraries.

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Lester Ross is Managing Partner of WilmerHale’s Beijing office where he advises foreign and Chinese clients on transactional, regulatory, and strategic matters. Ross has a Ph.D. in Political Science...

Lester Ross is Managing Partner of WilmerHale’s Beijing office where he advises foreign and Chinese clients on transactional, regulatory, and strategic matters. Ross has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard.

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Viola Rothschild is a Fulbright Scholar at Zhejiang University in Jinhua where she is pursuing research on African entrepreneurs in China. She is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in the United...

Viola Rothschild is a Fulbright Scholar at Zhejiang University in Jinhua where she is pursuing research on African entrepreneurs in China. She is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in the United States and currently blogs on her experiences in China on her website, Sinophiles. ...

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Gary Roughead is the former Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2011 after 38 years of service and is one of only two admirals to have commanded both the Pacific and Atlantic...

Gary Roughead is the former Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2011 after 38 years of service and is one of only two admirals to have commanded both the Pacific and Atlantic fleets.

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Zander Rounds is the Nairobi-based Research Manager for the non-profit organization China House Kenya. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a recent Fulbright scholar. He...

Zander Rounds is the Nairobi-based Research Manager for the non-profit organization China House Kenya. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a recent Fulbright scholar. He has traveled repeatedly to China since 2007 and currently lives and works with Chinese communities in Nairobi. Rounds writes and conducts extensive research on Chinese-African relations (economics, politics, and people), democratization in Africa, and international development.

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Crispin Rovere is a former convenor of the Australian Labor Party’s ACT International Affairs Policy Committee. He is a regular contributor to think tank publications such as The National Interest...

Crispin Rovere is a former convenor of the Australian Labor Party’s ACT International Affairs Policy Committee. He is a regular contributor to think tank publications such as The National Interest and the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s The Interpreter, and has authored several journal publications on nuclear policy. Rovere was a Ph.D. candidate at the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He previously worked in Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

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Born and raised in Canada, Mark Rowswell began studying Chinese in the mid 1980s, first at the University of Toronto and later at Beijing University. Shortly after arriving in Beijing, a chance...

Born and raised in Canada, Mark Rowswell began studying Chinese in the mid 1980s, first at the University of Toronto and later at Beijing University. Shortly after arriving in Beijing, a chance opportunity to appear on television unexpectedly gave him national exposure under the stage name “Dashan” and an entrance into the world of xiangsheng, a traditional form of Chinese comedic dialogue. Repeated appearances on programs with audiences in the hundreds of millions gradually turned Dashan into a household name across China and a cultural icon as “a foreigner but not an outsider.”As an active participant in the Chinese media landscape, he has had a front-row seat to witness the massive changes in Chinese society over the past twenty-five years. His media work has included comedic performance, television hosting, dramatic acting, educational programming, commercial endorsement, and a...

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Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy is Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001 after a career...

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy is Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001 after a career spanning forty-five years with the U.S. Department of State. A fluent Chinese speaker, he spent much of his Foreign Service career in East Asia, where his assignments included Bangkok (twice), Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing (twice), Singapore, and Jakarta. He also specialized in Soviet affairs and served in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Before taking up Russian studies, he was one of the first two Foreign Service Officers to study Mongolian. Ambassador Roy rose to become a three-time ambassador, serving as the top U.S. envoy in Singapore (1984-86), the People’s Republic of China (1991-95), and Indonesia (1996-99). In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank...

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Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. Rudd conducted a major research project on the future of U.S.-China...

Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. Rudd conducted a major research project on the future of U.S.-China relations at Harvard's Kennedy School. As Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, Rudd is leading a review of the U.N. system. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and co-chairs the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum...

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Maya E. Rudolph is a filmmaker and writer based in Beijing and New York City. She has contributed writing and visual media to dGenerate Films and to Pangbianr, of which she is also a co-founder. She...

Maya E. Rudolph is a filmmaker and writer based in Beijing and New York City. She has contributed writing and visual media to dGenerate Films and to Pangbianr, of which she is also a co-founder. She is the director of Iceberg,a narrative film about a Beijing rock band. Maya holds a B.A. in English and Film from Columbia University.

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Walter Ruigu is the Managing Director of China Africa Merchants Advisors Limited (CAMAL), an independent trade and investment advisory firm operating from Nairobi, Kenya and Beijing, China. CAMAL...

Walter Ruigu is the Managing Director of China Africa Merchants Advisors Limited (CAMAL), an independent trade and investment advisory firm operating from Nairobi, Kenya and Beijing, China. CAMAL supports producers of mineral commodities in accessing China and Asian markets. The firm also supports mining and construction companies in their international procurement of capital equipment. Correspondingly, CAMAL supports Chinese companies with a “go global” agenda to enter the African market. CAMAL has worked with mining and construction companies in various countries, enabling them to successfully export minerals such as manganese and chrome to China and to procure quality capital goods. It has also facilitated numerous strategic partnerships between Chinese and African companies.

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David Rutstein, MD, MPH is the Vice President for Medical Affairs for United Family Healthcare (UFH). As such, he is responsible for leading and developing the medical staff throughout the UFH system...

David Rutstein, MD, MPH is the Vice President for Medical Affairs for United Family Healthcare (UFH). As such, he is responsible for leading and developing the medical staff throughout the UFH system. As a senior health executive, public health expert, and clinician, he has created and led innovative clinical, administrative, management, emergency response, and executive level teams and organizations during a twenty-four-year career in the United States government.Prior to joining UFH in 2011, Rutstein retired from the United States government where he held the rank of Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service and served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States.Rutstein received a medical degree from Brown University and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has received...

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Hannah Ryder is the Head of Policy and Partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. She leads a group of national and international experts in UNDP to support China to...

Hannah Ryder is the Head of Policy and Partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. She leads a group of national and international experts in UNDP to support China to cooperate practically and effectively with other countries and develop its positions on various key international issues, including the post-2015 development agenda, China’s climate change policy, and China’s development cooperation. The group also provides analysis on China’s key domestic policies, and publishes the biennial China-specific Human Development Report. Prior to her assignment in Beijing for the UNDP, Ryder worked in the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development in London, where she specialized in climate change issues among other fields. She is a native of Kenya and holds degrees from both the University of London and the University of Sussex.

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Gilles Sabrié (b. 1964, France) is an independent photographer based in Beijing. After years working in television, he switched careers to embrace documentary photography. Since then, he has focused...

Gilles Sabrié (b. 1964, France) is an independent photographer based in Beijing. After years working in television, he switched careers to embrace documentary photography. Since then, he has focused on documenting social changes in China. Besides documenting major events such as the Beijing Olympics, and the Sichuan earthquake, Gilles has produced several stories such as 175 Meters (about the Three Gorges Dam) and the traveling opera. He has contributed to National Geographic’s “Inside China”, “9 Days in the Kingdom” celebrating Thailand, and is the author of the web documentary Zhang, une jeunesse Chinoise for the French broadcaster France 5. His work has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Le Monde, Focus and L’Espresso. He is a regular contributor to the French daily Libération.

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Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Trained at the University of Michigan and Columbia University (Ph.D.,...

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Trained at the University of Michigan and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1954), his main ethnographic experience and many of his writings concern Pacific Island peoples, their cultures, and their histories. Most particularly, he has worked extensively in the Fiji Islands and on the history of Hawai'i. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy and a former fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, he is the author of a number of books, including several on the nature of culture and the cultural varieties of history. Co-founder and Executive Director of Prickly Paradigm Press, he has also contributed two works to this pamphleteering enterprise, Waiting For Foucault, Still and The Western Illusion of Human Nature. Professor...

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Ilaria Maria Sala was born in Italy and grew up in Bologna and Florence. She has studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Beijing Normal University, and Beijing University. After a few...

Ilaria Maria Sala was born in Italy and grew up in Bologna and Florence. She has studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Beijing Normal University, and Beijing University. After a few years in Japan she is now based in Hong Kong, where she writes about China and Asia. Sala is the author of Il Dio dell’Asia: Religione e Politica in Oriente: Un Reportage (Italian; Il Saggiatore, 2006) (winner of the Bruce Chatwin Award for Travel Literature), a book of travel features about religion; and a volume of essays, Lettere dalla Cina (Italian; Una Città, 2011). She writes for the Italian daily La Stampa (for which she won the Igor Man award for journalism in 2011) and contributes to The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is passionate about a lot of topics, but particularly enthusiastic about ceramics, tea, and the Qianlong Emperor.Ilaria Maria Sala was born in...

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Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies...

Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he was Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999 to 2003, and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1989 to 1994. Saunders attended Harvard College and received his M.P.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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Kate Saunders is a writer and analyst specializing in Tibet who works for the International Campaign for Tibet, an international NGO based in Washington and several European capitals. She has...

Kate Saunders is a writer and analyst specializing in Tibet who works for the International Campaign for Tibet, an international NGO based in Washington and several European capitals. She has authored numerous reports on Tibet and her articles have been published in print media worldwide including The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. She is the author of Eighteen Layers of Hell: Stories from the Chinese Gulag (Cassell, 1996).

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Barry Sautman is a Professor in the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He primarily teaches international law, China-U.S. relations, contemporary China,...

Barry Sautman is a Professor in the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He primarily teaches international law, China-U.S. relations, contemporary China, ethnicity, and nationalism. One of his areas of research has been ethnic politics in China and comparative perspective, including ethnic policies, the political economic and legal aspects of the Tibet and Xinjiang issues. He has examined the global mystification by politicians and media of these questions, as well as the issue of dissent in China. His other area is China-Africa links, including political economy, labor rights, migration between China and Africa, and interactions between Chinese and Africans, representations and perceptions of China and Chinese in Africa, and the supposed strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China in Africa. Sautman has published several monographs and...

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Robert Scalapino was the founder and first Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of...

Robert Scalapino was the founder and first Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1978 to 1990. During his undergraduate studies at what is now the University of California, Santa Barbara, and while he earned his masters and PhD at Harvard University, Professor Scalapino studied politics, mostly focusing on US-European relations. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer and was trained in Japanese language, sparking his interest in East Asian studies. He began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley in 1949, ending his career there as the Robson Research Professor of Government, Emeritus.Professor Scalapino authored thirty-nine books on East Asia, demonstrating his broad knowledge of the region and influence in the field. He...

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Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate...

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) (co-authored with John Delury), Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood (Metropolitan Books, 2000), The China Reader: The Reform Years (Vintage, 1998), and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders (Simon & Schuster, 1994). He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The...

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Before founding Tripod Advisors, David Schlesinger was Chairman of Thomson Reuters China and was the global information services group’s senior representative in the region. He was responsible for...

Before founding Tripod Advisors, David Schlesinger was Chairman of Thomson Reuters China and was the global information services group’s senior representative in the region. He was responsible for building relationships, providing thought leadership and advising on strategy for operations across Thomson Reuters interests in financial markets, legal and regulatory databases, scientific information and journalism. He was appointed to that role after four years as Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, running all aspects of the 3,000-journalist strong international news service. Before that, Schlesinger was Global Managing Editor of Reuters news for three years, in charge of the worldwide operations and news editing. Schlesinger joined Reuters Hong Kong bureau in 1987 as a correspondent.From 1989 to 1995, he ran Reuters editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region in a...

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Rob Schmitz is a China correspondent, based in Shanghai, for Marketplace. His reporting in Japan—from the hardest-hit areas near the failing Fukushima nuclear power plant following the earthquake and...

Rob Schmitz is a China correspondent, based in Shanghai, for Marketplace. His reporting in Japan—from the hardest-hit areas near the failing Fukushima nuclear power plant following the earthquake and tsunami—was included in the publication “100 Great Stories,” celebrating the centennial of Columbia University’s Journalism School. In 2012, Schmitz exposed the fabrications in Mike Daisey’s account of Apple’s supply chain on This American Life. His report was featured in the show’s “Retraction” episode, the most downloaded episode in the program’s 16-year history.Prior to joining Marketplace, Schmitz was the Los Angeles bureau chief for KQED’s The California Report. He also worked as the Orange County reporter for KPCC, and as a reporter for MPR, covering rural Minnesota. Prior to his radio career, Schmitz lived and worked in China; first as a teacher in the Peace Corps, then as a...

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James Schneider is the Editorial Director of New African magazine and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Think Africa Press. He read Theology at the University of Oxford and has a particular...

James Schneider is the Editorial Director of New African magazine and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Think Africa Press. He read Theology at the University of Oxford and has a particular interest in the study of political economy, capital flows, and equitable development. He is also a frequent commentator on African affairs for Monocle24 radio and other media.

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Witney Schneidman is a nonresident fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Sub-Saharan...

Witney Schneidman is a nonresident fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Corporate Council on Africa. He is president of Schneidman & Associates International (SAI). Since 2001, SAI has helped American and international companies and non-governmental organizations achieve their commercial and program objectives in Africa. SAI has worked on a variety of projects in a number of sectors in Africa.Schneidman helped to create the Africa-China-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue on behalf of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brenthurst Foundation, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has also worked for compliance with the...

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Michael Schoenhals is a Professor of Chinese in the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. A former Berkeley and Harvard post-doc, he is known as the founder of the garbology...

Michael Schoenhals is a Professor of Chinese in the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. A former Berkeley and Harvard post-doc, he is known as the founder of the garbology school of Cultural Revolution research. Among other books, he is the author of Mao's Last Revolution (co-authored with Roderick MacFarquhar) (Harvard University Press, 2006), available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese. He recently concluded a decade of work on book called Spying for the People: Mao's Secret Agents, 1949–1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), described by the CIA’s Hayden Peake in Studies in Intelligence as “an extraordinarily fine work of historical scholarship on a topic about which little had been known.” He is an advisor to the PRC History Group, a trans-national network of scholars managing H-PRC, an H-Net channel that hosts scholarly...

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Derek M. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Asian economic issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies...

Derek M. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Asian economic issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and U.S. economic relations with China and India. Scissors is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the Chinese economy.Before joining AEI, Scissors was a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. He has also worked in London for Intelligence Research Ltd., taught economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and served as an action officer in international economics and energy for the U.S. Department of Defense.Scissors has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in international political economy from...

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Ian Scoones is a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies. At Sussex, he is Co-Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Social, Technological...

Ian Scoones is a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies. At Sussex, he is Co-Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre and joint convenor of the Institute of Development Studies-hosted Future Agricultures Consortium. Scoones is an agricultural ecologist whose interdisciplinary research links the natural and social sciences and focuses on the relationships between science and technology, local knowledge and livelihoods, and the politics of policy processes in the context of international agricultural, environment, and development issues.Over the past 25 years, Scoones has worked on pastoralism and rangeland management, soil and water conservation, biodiversity and conservation, and dryland agricultural systems, largely in eastern and southern Africa. A...

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Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security...

Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report “Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet.” His book The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age (PublicAffairs, 2016) describes the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He currently writes for the blog Net Politics.Before coming to CFR, Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists...

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Sara Segal-Williams is an Associate Editor for ChinaFile and Assistant Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. She holds a B.A. from Bard College, where she concentrated in...

Sara Segal-Williams is an Associate Editor for ChinaFile and Assistant Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. She holds a B.A. from Bard College, where she concentrated in Chinese History, and an M.A. in International Relations from Central European University. She has studied Mandarin Chinese at Qingdao University and Yunnan University.

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Deborah Seligsohn researches environmental governance at the University of California at San Diego, focusing specifically on air pollution regulation in China and India. From 2007 to 2012, she was...

Deborah Seligsohn researches environmental governance at the University of California at San Diego, focusing specifically on air pollution regulation in China and India. From 2007 to 2012, she was based in Beijing as the Principal Advisor to the World Resources Institute’s China Energy and Environmental Program. She also had over 20 years’ experience in the United States Department of State, working on energy and environment issues in China, India, Nepal, and New Zealand. Her most recent position was as Environment, Science, Technology and Health Counselor on Beijing. She has a Master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, and her B.A. is from Harvard University in East Asian Studies. Always eager to learn more, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science and international relations at UCSD.

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Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as...

Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association. He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor.  Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is an Indian citizen. He was Lamont University Professor at Harvard also earlier, from 1988 – 1998, and previous to that he was the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford University, and a Fellow of All Souls College (he is now a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls). Prior to that he was Professor of Economics at Delhi University...

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Originally from Ohio, Carl Setzer and his wife, Fang Liu, have owned and operated the Great Leap Brewing, a micro beer brewery in Beijing, since 2010.

Originally from Ohio, Carl Setzer and his wife, Fang Liu, have owned and operated the Great Leap Brewing, a micro beer brewery in Beijing, since 2010.

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Tsering Shakya is the Canada Research Chair in Religion and Society at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Dragon in the Land of Snows, A...

Tsering Shakya is the Canada Research Chair in Religion and Society at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Dragon in the Land of Snows, A History of Modern Tibet, Since 1947 (Penguin Books, 2000).

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David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. Shambaugh has published more than 30 books,...

David Shambaugh is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. Shambaugh has published more than 30 books, including most recently China’s Future and The China Reader: Rising Power (both 2016). His book China Goes Global: The Partial Power (2013) was selected by The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Bloomberg News as one of the “Best Books of the Year.”

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Judith Shapiro is the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University. She was one of the first Americans to...

Judith Shapiro is the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University. She was one of the first Americans to live in China after U.S.-China relations were normalized in 1979, and taught English at the Hunan Teachers’ College in Changsha, China. She has also taught at Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Aveiro (Portugal), and the Southwest Agricultural University in Chongqing, China.Professor Shapiro’s research and teaching focus on global environmental politics and policy, the environmental politics of Asia, and Chinese politics under Mao. She is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, including China's Environmental Challenges (Polity 2012), Cold Winds, Warm Winds: Intellectual Life in China Today (with Liang Heng, Wesleyan University Press 1987),...

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Kristin Shi-Kupfer is the Director of the Research Area on Politics, Society, Media at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a China think tank in Berlin. She was a China correspondent...

Kristin Shi-Kupfer is the Director of the Research Area on Politics, Society, Media at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a China think tank in Berlin. She was a China correspondent for various German-language media in Beijing from 2007 to 2011. Her current research and publications focus on China’s social change, digital society, and religious policy.

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Matt Sheehan covers China for The WorldPost (a partner site of ChinaFile) and The Huffington Post. For the past five years, he has lived and worked between Xi’an, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay...

Matt Sheehan covers China for The WorldPost (a partner site of ChinaFile) and The Huffington Post. For the past five years, he has lived and worked between Xi’an, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to covering China, he also works and writes about the developing ties between California and China. More of is writing is available on his blog, An Optimist’s Guide to China.

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Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is an artist based in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York; the Philadelphia...

Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is an artist based in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally, with venues including the Museum of the City of New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida); and the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. His work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, Aperture, ARTnews, GQ China, American Photo, and Chinese Photography. Shen Wei’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, among others.Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, the Asian...

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Shen Tingting has been the Director of Advocacy, Research, and Policy at Asia Catalyst since 2012. She has been a prominent HIV/AIDS and human rights advocate in Beijing, China, and has been working...

Shen Tingting has been the Director of Advocacy, Research, and Policy at Asia Catalyst since 2012. She has been a prominent HIV/AIDS and human rights advocate in Beijing, China, and has been working with marginalized communities since her college days. In 2007, Shen co-founded the Korekata AIDS Law Center with Li Dan, and until 2012 she was the Deputy Director of its parent organization, Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action, where she founded and managed an outreach program for sex workers in Beijing. Shen received an M.A. in Social Welfare from Renmin University of China in 2009. She served as a visiting research fellow at Asia Catalyst from March to August 2012. Currently, Shen serves as a member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights.

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Shen Dingli is a professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. He has taught international security, China-U.S. relations, and China’s foreign policy in China...

Shen Dingli is a professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. He has taught international security, China-U.S. relations, and China’s foreign policy in China, the U.S., and the Semester at Sea program. His research and publication covers such topics as China-U.S. security relations, regional security and international strategy, arms control and nonproliferation, and foreign and defense policy of China and the U.S.. He is Vice President of the Chinese Association of South Asian Studies, the Shanghai Association of International Studies, the Shanghai Association of American Studies, and the Shanghai UN Research Association. Shen received his Ph.D. in Physics from Fudan in 1989 and did his post-doc in arms control at Princeton University from 1989 to 1991. He was an Eisenhower Fellow in 1996, and in 2002 advised then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan...

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Shi Yi is a Shanghai-based journalist who has reported on the environment for The Paper since its launch in 2014, covering topics such as biodiversity and climate change. Since 2016, she has written...

Shi Yi is a Shanghai-based journalist who has reported on the environment for The Paper since its launch in 2014, covering topics such as biodiversity and climate change. Since 2016, she has written for its English-language site Sixth Tone, also owned by the Shanghai United Media Group. She is also an Associate at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism.Shi filed a series of reports on the Kalamely Nature Reserve in Xinjiang, which has been repeatedly diminished to allow for mining, putting rare wildlife at risk. The reports got the attention of the Chinese central government, and a subsequent memo from Xi Jinping resulted in an undercover visit by Party Central Committee investigators, as well as a public visit by Zhang Chunxian, Xinjiang Party Secretary, during which plans for the most recent reduction of the reserve were halted. At the end of 2015 the plans were scrapped for...

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Shawn Shieh has been Deputy Director at the Hong Kong-based labor rights organization China Labour Bulletin (CLB) since 2014. From 2007-2014, he lived in Beijing, where he founded and directed the...

Shawn Shieh has been Deputy Director at the Hong Kong-based labor rights organization China Labour Bulletin (CLB) since 2014. From 2007-2014, he lived in Beijing, where he founded and directed the English-language operations for China Development Brief (CDB), a bilingual, independent media platform covering China’s civil society and philanthropy sector. At CDB and CLB, Shieh’s work focused on strengthening China’s grassroots, independent NGO sector.Shawn received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1996, and was a professor of political science at Marist College from 1995-2009. He has written and published extensively on China’s political economy, corruption, and civil society. He serves as a China consultant for the U.S.-based International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and in his spare time he maintains a blog on NGOs in China.

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Victor Shih is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. A scholar of political economy of China, Shih holds a Ph.D. in government from...

Victor Shih is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. A scholar of political economy of China, Shih holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He has published widely on the politics of Chinese banking policies, fiscal policies, and exchange rates, and was the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt. He also worked as a principal for The Carlyle Group. Shih is currently engaged in a study of how the coalition-formation strategies of founding leaders had a profound impact on the evolution of the Chinese Communist Party. He is also constructing a large database on biographical information of elites in China.

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Ambassador David Shinn served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan, and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and...

Ambassador David Shinn served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan, and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He has taught at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs since 2001 and serves on a number of boards of nongovernmental organizations.Ambassador Shinn received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from George Washington University and he has a certificate in African studies from Northwestern University.An expert on the Horn of Africa, Ambassador Shinn speaks at events around the world. He is the coauthor of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement and the Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia and he has authored numerous articles and book chapters. His research interests include China-Africa relations, East Africa and the Horn, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism,...

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Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Research Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego.  She also...

Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Research Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego.  She also is director emeritus of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Currently she is an Arthur Ross Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.From 1997 to 2000, Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia.Shirk’s most recent publications are her edited book, Changing Media, Changing China (Oxford, 2011) and China: Fragile Superpower (Oxford, 2007).

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Clay Shirky studies the Internet’s effects on society. He is a Global Network Professor at New York University’s Shanghai campus, and the author, most recently, of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi,...

Clay Shirky studies the Internet’s effects on society. He is a Global Network Professor at New York University’s Shanghai campus, and the author, most recently, of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream. Shirky has a joint appointment at NYU as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Assistant Arts Professor in the New Media focused graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Shirky’s courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, how our networks shape culture and vice versa.Shirky has written and been interviewed about the Internet since 1996. His columns and writings have appeared in Business 2.0, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review and Wired. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and...

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Benjamin Shobert is the Founder and Managing Director of Seattle-based Rubicon Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm specialized in market access work in China's healthcare, life science,...

Benjamin Shobert is the Founder and Managing Director of Seattle-based Rubicon Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm specialized in market access work in China's healthcare, life science, and senior care industries. Rubicon also provides market entry and project management services for healthcare companies across Southeast Asia. In 2013, Rubicon completed the first syndicated research report on Myanmar's healthcare system. In September 2013, Ben became affiliated with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) to advise on aging, healthcare reforms, and the pharmaceutical industry in China and Southeast Asia.Shobert is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and holds advisory board seats at Indiana University’s Research Center on Chinese Politics and Business as well as IAHSA-China. In 2012, he became a member of the Pacific Council on International...

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Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Before her current appointment she was director of studies at SAIIA from 1999 to...

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Before her current appointment she was director of studies at SAIIA from 1999 to April 2005. She was previously research director at the South African Institute of Race Relations and editor of the highly acclaimed Race Relations Survey (now the South Africa Survey) an annual publication documenting political and constitutional developments, and socio-economic disparities in South Africa. She is the editor-in-chief of the South African Journal of International Affairs. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the EU’s Development Commissioner and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal.

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James Silk is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also Executive Director of the Law School’s Orville H...

James Silk is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also Executive Director of the Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. He was formerly the Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. After completing law school, he was an Attorney at the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his pro bono work included representing a Virginia death-row inmate in his appeals. Before attending law school, Silk was Editor, Policy Analyst, and Senior Writer for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. He has taught English in Shanghai, China. Silk has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale.

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Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold...

Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold miners in 2013.She is on the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch list of photographers in 2014. She was also among the PDN30—Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers—in 2013.She works on projects on social issues in the region, and since going freelance in 2011 has also done photo, multimedia and video commissions for TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, GQ France, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Magazine, and Stern.In 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.Her work has also been shown and collected by art galleries, auction houses...

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Mark Simon is Managing Director of Lai’s Trust, majority owner of Next Digital, publishers of Apple Daily and Next Magazine. Simon also serves as a Director with Next Animation, and has a column with...

Mark Simon is Managing Director of Lai’s Trust, majority owner of Next Digital, publishers of Apple Daily and Next Magazine. Simon also serves as a Director with Next Animation, and has a column with Next Magazine. He has held multiple positions in Next Digital, including General Manager of Apple Daily. Simon has lived in Hong Kong on and off for the past 25 years.

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A longtime China journalist, Craig Simons is writing a book about China’s large – and growing – global environmental footprint. The book, as yet untitled, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in...

A longtime China journalist, Craig Simons is writing a book about China’s large – and growing – global environmental footprint. The book, as yet untitled, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in late 2012 or early 2013. Craig was the Asia bureau chief for Cox Newspapers from 2005 until 2009 and before that reported from Beijing and Chongqing for Newsweek. He has written for other magazines and newspapers including Outside, Backpacker, The New York Times, and Science. In 2011, he was a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funded some of the reporting used in these stories

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Francesco Sisci is a Beijing-based Senior Research Associate at China Renmin University. His column "Sinograph" runs in Asia Times, and he is a frequent commentator on international affairs...

Francesco Sisci is a Beijing-based Senior Research Associate at China Renmin University. His column "Sinograph" runs in Asia Times, and he is a frequent commentator on international affairs on China Central Television. He is also a contributor to the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani, and to the Italian Journal of Geopolitics, Limes.In 1988, Sisci was the first foreigner ever admitted to the Graduate School of China’s Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). At CASS, his work in Chinese Classical Philology and Philosophy led to a thesis on "Rationalization of Thought and Political Discourse in Early Mohism" at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. A journalist, from 1994-2000, Sisci contributed to ANSA, Asia Times, and Il sole 24Ore and Corriere della Sera, for which outlets he conducted exclusive interviews with top Chinese leaders such as...

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Kevin Slaten has been researching Chinese labor rights and civil society since 2008, and he has conducted extensive field research on labor rights defense in a number of Chinese regions. Slaten...

Kevin Slaten has been researching Chinese labor rights and civil society since 2008, and he has conducted extensive field research on labor rights defense in a number of Chinese regions. Slaten previously served as the Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, a Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan, and a Junior Fellow in the China Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He holds an MA in Advanced Chinese from The Ohio State University.

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Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the author of the book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2015...

Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the author of the book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2015). Much of his research focuses on China’s role in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and counter-terrorism issues.

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Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He...

Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He has published more than thirty books and more than 400 papers on these topics. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Science Academy), and in 2010 he was listed by Foreign Policy among the top 100 global thinkers.

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Karen Smith is a Beijing-based British art historian. She graduated from Wimbledon Art School in 1987 and moved to Asia a year later. Smith settled in China in 1992 with the aim of engaging with an...

Karen Smith is a Beijing-based British art historian. She graduated from Wimbledon Art School in 1987 and moved to Asia a year later. Smith settled in China in 1992 with the aim of engaging with an art scene that was then almost unknown beyond its national borders. Through diverse roles both in China and internationally as a writer, critic, and curator, today Smith is an internationally recognized authority on Chinese contemporary art. She is currently finishing a book entitled Bang to Boom: China’s New Art in the 1990s, due out in 2013.

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Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese...

Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan’s strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Northeast Asian nationalisms and alliance management.Smith is a regular contributor to the CFR blog Asia Unbound, and frequent contributor to major media outlets in the United States and Asia. She joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007, where she directed a multinational research team in a cross-national study of the domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South...

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Charlie Smith [a pseudonym] is a co-founder of GreatFire.org and FreeWeibo.com and has been working to end online censorship in China since 2011. Smith and the team at GreatFire.org are now busy...

Charlie Smith [a pseudonym] is a co-founder of GreatFire.org and FreeWeibo.com and has been working to end online censorship in China since 2011. Smith and the team at GreatFire.org are now busy implementing and expanding collateral freedom in China—a strategy which mirrors blocked websites on cloud services that the Chinese authorities deem too valuable to block. They have unblocked ten websites, including China Digital Times, Google, BBC Chinese, and, most recently, Deutsche Welle. A list of everything that they have unblocked can be found on their Github page.

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Dr. Paul J. Smith joined the U.S. Naval War College National Security Affairs department in July 2006 and teaches the Security Strategies course. His writing reflects his personal views only and does...

Dr. Paul J. Smith joined the U.S. Naval War College National Security Affairs department in July 2006 and teaches the Security Strategies course. His writing reflects his personal views only and does not reflect the positions or perspectives of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government. Smith formerly was an associate/assistant professor with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Hawaii. His research focuses on transnational security issues and the international politics of East Asia (with particular emphasis on the People’s Republic of China). He has published articles in various publications, and chapters in many books, and is the author of the book The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-first Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2007). He frequently provides commentary to The International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Defense News, Japan Times,...

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California born and raised, Lois Snow has been an actress on Broadway for many years and is a member of New York City’s Actor’s Studio. She has appeared in many television productions, in particular...

California born and raised, Lois Snow has been an actress on Broadway for many years and is a member of New York City’s Actor’s Studio. She has appeared in many television productions, in particular the long-running soap opera The Guiding Light. Her books include China on Stage, A Death with Dignity: When the Chinese Came, and Edgar Snow’s China: An Account of the Chinese Revolution Compiled from the Writings of Edgar Snow. Ms. Snow was married to the journalist and author Edgar Snow, with whom she traveled to China. She lives in Switzerland.

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Richard H. Solomon served as President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally established and funded organization, between 1993 and 2012. He led its growth into a nationally recognized...

Richard H. Solomon served as President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally established and funded organization, between 1993 and 2012. He led its growth into a nationally recognized center of international conflict management analysis and applied programs around the world. He currently is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.Prior to his tenure at the Institute of Peace, Solomon was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1989 to 1992. In that position, he negotiated the Cambodia peace agreement (the first United Nations Security Council conflict settlement); had a leading role in the dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and South and North Korea; helped establish the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation initiative; and led U. S. negotiations with Japan, Mongolia, and Vietnam on important bilateral matters. In 1992–1993, Solomon...

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Houze Song is a Program Associate at the Paulson Institute. He previously worked as a researcher at Columbia Global Center (East Asia). Before that, he worked as a Research Manager at Unirule...

Houze Song is a Program Associate at the Paulson Institute. He previously worked as a researcher at Columbia Global Center (East Asia). Before that, he worked as a Research Manager at Unirule Institute, where he assisted the Chairman, Mao Yushi, with research and project management. He holds a M.A. in Quantitative Methods and a M.P.A. in International Economics, both from Columbia University.

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George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. He has spent decades fostering democratic and social reforms around the world. His efforts have included a long...

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. He has spent decades fostering democratic and social reforms around the world. His efforts have included a long list of countries in political and economic transition—from his native Hungary to the former Soviet Union, from Indonesia to Myanmar, and many more.Born in Budapest in 1930, Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War II as well as the postwar imposition of Stalinism in his homeland. He fled Communist-dominated Hungary in 1947 and made his way to England. Before graduating from the London School of Economics in 1952, Soros studied Karl Popper’s work in the philosophy of science as well as his critique of totalitarianism, The Open Society and Its Enemies, which maintains that no philosophy or ideology has the final word on the truth and that societies can only...

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Jeff South is a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism at Northeast Normal University in Changchun. His courses focus on data journalism, data visualization, and social and mobile media. South is on...

Jeff South is a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism at Northeast Normal University in Changchun. His courses focus on data journalism, data visualization, and social and mobile media. South is on leave from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Before joining the VCU faculty in 1997, South worked for about twenty years as a reporter and editor on newspapers in Dallas and Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Norfolk, Virginia. He also served two years with the U.S. Peace Corps as a teacher in Morocco and spent 2007 as a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Ukraine. South writes for such publications as Global Voices Online and Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Jonathan D. Spence holds the position of Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, and is well-known throughout the world for his insightful views on modern China. His books...

Jonathan D. Spence holds the position of Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, and is well-known throughout the world for his insightful views on modern China. His books include The Death of Woman Wang (Penguin, 1979), To Change China: Western Advisers in China (Revised edition, Penguin, 1980), Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man (Viking, 2007), and The Search for Modern China (Third edition, Norton, 2012). A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Yale University, Spence holds a number of honorary degrees, has served as president of the American Historical Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has held both a MacArthur and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has received the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Elliot Sperling is former Chair of the Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies. He has been a faculty member in that department’s Tibetan Studies Program since 1987. In addition to...

Elliot Sperling is former Chair of the Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies. He has been a faculty member in that department’s Tibetan Studies Program since 1987. In addition to his scholarly writing on Tibetan history and Tibet’s historical and contemporary relationship with China, Sperling has written op-ed pieces about and analysis of Tibet for The New York Times, The Far Eastern Economic Review, and other publications.

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Reid Standish is an Assistant Digital Producer at Foreign Policy. A native of British Columbia, he holds a B.A. in International Studies from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from the University...

Reid Standish is an Assistant Digital Producer at Foreign Policy. A native of British Columbia, he holds a B.A. in International Studies from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from the University of Glasgow. He has lived in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine, where he reported on drug trafficking, environmental degradation, and the Eurasian Union.

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Matthias Stepan is the head of the research program on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s Party-...

Matthias Stepan is the head of the research program on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s Party-state nexus. His research focuses on the changing role of government and the transformation of China’s social security system. Among his recent publications are “Building the New Socialist Countryside: Tracking Public Policy and Public Opinion Changes in China” published in The China Quarterly, and “The Establishment of China’s New Type Rural Social Insurance Pension: A Process Perspective” in Journal Of Current Chinese Affairs. Together with Sebastian Heilmann, he co-edited the essay collection “China’s Core Executive: Leadership Styles, Structures and Processes Under Xi Jinping,” the first MERICS Papers on China.

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Rachel Stern is an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Stern’s research explores the relationship between law, power, social change, and...

Rachel Stern is an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Stern’s research explores the relationship between law, power, social change, and globalization, particularly in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Her recent work focuses on the role courts play in authoritarian states as well as the political dynamics surrounding environmental regulation and activism in China.Her first book, Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, the book unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases, and how international influence matters. It is an account of how the leadership’s mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground, propelling some to action,...

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Friso M.S. Stevens is a jurist and political writer from Amsterdam currently studying International Relations at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has published several...

Friso M.S. Stevens is a jurist and political writer from Amsterdam currently studying International Relations at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has published several articles in Dutch policy journals, focusing on security issues and China and East Asian affairs. Before coming to Beijing, Stevens lived in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and since 2010 has engaged in non-profit work for unprivileged children in Indonesia.

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Andrew Stokols is a researcher and writer whose work has focused largely on the environmental and social consequences of urbanization. As a Fulbright Scholar based in Xi’an, Stokols investigated the...

Andrew Stokols is a researcher and writer whose work has focused largely on the environmental and social consequences of urbanization. As a Fulbright Scholar based in Xi’an, Stokols investigated the forced relocation of villagers to new urban housing across western China. His reporting on the relocation of nomadic herders in Qinghai and farmers in southern Sha’anxi was featured in chinadialogue. He has also been a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where he wrote about the true size of China’s cities and the geographic distribution of China’s surnames. Before moving to Xi’an, Stokols worked at the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center on a project to document and share the history of Beijing’s hutong, as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow. He recently spoke at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow conference on China’s urbanization.In 2014, Stokols was based in Seoul at the Joong-Ang...

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Isaac Stone Fish is a senior fellow at Asia Society in New York City, on sabbatical from Foreign Policy magazine. As Asia Editor for Foreign Policy, he managed coverage of the region and wrote about...

Isaac Stone Fish is a senior fellow at Asia Society in New York City, on sabbatical from Foreign Policy magazine. As Asia Editor for Foreign Policy, he managed coverage of the region and wrote about the politics, economics, and international affairs of China, Japan, and North Korea. Formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent seven years living in China prior to joining Foreign Policy. While there, he traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province except Jiangxi. His views on international affairs have been widely quoted, including in MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera, among others, as well as in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese media. An experienced public speaker, Stone Fish has given talks at Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern’s Kellogg School...

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Fubing Su is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a member of the Asian Studies program at Vassar College. He studies political economic issues in China and recent research interests...

Fubing Su is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a member of the Asian Studies program at Vassar College. He studies political economic issues in China and recent research interests include grassroots democracy, rural governance, land taking, public finance, cadre management, and China’s growth model.Su received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Before joining Vassar College, he taught at Brown University for two years.

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Alice Su is a journalist currently based between Beijing and Tehran. Her work focuses on refugees, religion, China, and the Middle East. She won the United Nations Correspondents Association’s...

Alice Su is a journalist currently based between Beijing and Tehran. Her work focuses on refugees, religion, China, and the Middle East. She won the United Nations Correspondents Association’s Elizabeth Neuffer Award in 2014 for her work on the protracted refugee crises in Jordan and Lebanon, and was a Livingston Award finalist in 2016 for her work on youth extremism in Jordan and Tunisia. Su is a graduate of Princeton University and a Master’s candidate at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

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Tim Summers works on the politics, political economy, and international relations of contemporary China. He is a (non-resident) Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia Program at Chatham House and an...

Tim Summers works on the politics, political economy, and international relations of contemporary China. He is a (non-resident) Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia Program at Chatham House and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recent publications include an article on China’s “new silk road” for Third World Quarterly, the Chatham House research paper “China’s Global Personality” (2014) and a book, Yunnan: A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia (Chandos 2013). Tim was a British diplomat for 13 years, including a posting as Consul-General in Chongqing, southwest China, from 2004 to 2007.

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Born and raised in China (Shaanxi and Shenzhen), Sun Yunfan has lived in the U.S. for the past decade. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pratt...

Born and raised in China (Shaanxi and Shenzhen), Sun Yunfan has lived in the U.S. for the past decade. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has worked as a graphic designer, independent curator, and freelance writer for various Chinese arts and culture magazines. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Utah State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Shenzhen University. Early in her career, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Shenzhen and Deloitte & Touche in San Jose, CA and New York City. Sun worked for the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations from 2010 to 2014 and was the ChinaFile Culture Editor.As an artist, Sun works in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and artist books. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S...

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Sun Dongdong is a curator, a critic, and Senior Editor of LEAP magazine. He is a 2005 graduate of the fine arts department of Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2007, he joined the curatorial...

Sun Dongdong is a curator, a critic, and Senior Editor of LEAP magazine. He is a 2005 graduate of the fine arts department of Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2007, he joined the curatorial department of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.Sun has organized a number of exhibitions, including “You Should Learn to Wait: Solo Exhibition of Gong Jian” (2009), “Visual Structure” (2011), “Stranger: Chen Fei Solo Exhibition” (2011), and “Yu Di: Lui Chunkwong, Lee Kit” (2012). He currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Sun Zhe is currently an adjunct senior research scholar and co-director of the China Initiative at School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He was the Director of the Center...

Sun Zhe is currently an adjunct senior research scholar and co-director of the China Initiative at School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He was the Director of the Center for U.S.-China Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing and has previously taught at Fudan University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Fudan University and has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.Sun Zhe is the author and editor of more than 20 books on comparative politics and U.S.-China relations, including New Thinking on Human Rights (1992), The Politics of Dictatorship (1995), Influencing the Future: the Institutional Transformation and the Decision Making Process of the U.S. Congress (2001), The Studies of U.S. Congress Series (2002, 2003), U.S. Congress and China: Cases and Analyses (2003), Rise and Expansion: American Domestic Politics and U...

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Shogo Suzuki is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He has published on Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, as well as Sino-Japanese...

Shogo Suzuki is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He has published on Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, as well as Sino-Japanese relations and International Relations theory with reference to East Asia. His most recent book is International Orders in the Early Modern World: Before the Rise of the West (Routledge, 2014) (edited with Yongjin Zhang and Joel Quirk).

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Tang Xiaoyang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research...

Tang Xiaoyang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Tang’s research focuses on China-Africa relations, with a particular emphasis on the differing aid models and dynamics in Africa between countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and China.Before he came to Tsinghua, Tang worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and various research institutes and consulting companies.

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Christopher Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department of Cornell University, specializing in China under Mao. His forthcoming dissertation examines propaganda, political mobilization, and...

Christopher Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department of Cornell University, specializing in China under Mao. His forthcoming dissertation examines propaganda, political mobilization, and the making of the Cultural Revolution in China’s 1960. He has previously written about the emergence and utility of Sino-Pakistani relations during the Cold War period, as well as the evolution of their bilateral border relations since the formation of the People’s Republic of China. He received his M.A. and B.A. from McGill University.

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Nancy Tang is a Beijing native who now works at a Washington, D.C. think tank.

Nancy Tang is a Beijing native who now works at a Washington, D.C. think tank.

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Anthony Tao is a writer and editor living in Beijing, where he hosts a weekly pub quiz and occasional literary events. He is the co-founder and Chief Editor of the news/culture/society blog Beijing...

Anthony Tao is a writer and editor living in Beijing, where he hosts a weekly pub quiz and occasional literary events. He is the co-founder and Chief Editor of the news/culture/society blog Beijing Cream and Poetry Editor of the Anthill. His own poetry has appeared in journals such as Borderlands, Prairie Schooner, and Kartika Review, among others. He holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University.

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Yuki Tatsumi was appointed Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a...

Yuki Tatsumi was appointed Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as the Special Assistant for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington.Tatsumi has authored and edited numerous books and reports on Japanese foreign and security policy, including the most recently published "Japan's Challenges in East Asia: View from Next Generation" (Stimson Center, 2014), "Opportunity out of Necessity: The Impact of US Defense Budget Cut on the US-Japan Alliance" (Stimson Center, 2013) and "Japan's National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meets Washington's Expectation?" (Stimson Center, 2008). She is a recipient of the...

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Jan Techau is the Director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on E.U. integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs,...

Jan Techau is the Director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on E.U. integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.Before joining Carnegie in March 2011, Techau served in the NATO Defense College’s Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was Director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense’s Press and Information Department.Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at both the German Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international...

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Jessica C. Teets is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Middlebury College, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Her research focuses on...

Jessica C. Teets is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Middlebury College, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Her research focuses on governance and policy experimentation in authoritarian regimes, especially the role of civil society. Teets is the author of Civil Society Under Authoritarianism: The China Model (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and editor (with William Hurst) of Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance (Routledge Contemporary China Series, 2014), and she has published articles in The China Quarterly, World Politics, and the Journal of Contemporary China. Teets is a fellow with the Public Intellectuals Program created by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and is currently researching policy innovation by local governments in China.

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Ian Teh’s concern for social, environmental, and political issues is evident in much of his photography. Amongst selected works, his series, The Vanishing: Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives (...

Ian Teh’s concern for social, environmental, and political issues is evident in much of his photography. Amongst selected works, his series, The Vanishing: Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives (1999-2003), records the devastating impact of the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River. In later works, such as "Dark Clouds" (2006-2008), "Tainted Landscapes" (2007-2008), and "Traces" (2009-), Teh explores the darker consequences of China’s booming economy.Teh has received numerous honors. Recently, he was selected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit his work in New York for the 2013 "Moving Walls." In 2011, he won the Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation. His work was also highly commended for the Prix Pictet prize in 2009 and he was awarded a place on the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2001. Teh has exhibited widely and has been featured...

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Fei Teng received his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1998, and his MSc and Ph.D in Management Science in the School of Public Policy...

Fei Teng received his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1998, and his MSc and Ph.D in Management Science in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in 2003. Teng finished his postdoctoral research in France in 2004. He is now an associate professor in the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University. He is also a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group III.  He is lead author on the Second and Third China National Assessment Report on Climate Change, and a member of the drafting team for several key national documents, including the National Plan on Climate Change and the White Paper on Climate Change. He served as an advisory expert for China’s negotiation team under the United Nations Framework Convention on...

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Teng Biao is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, where his research is focused on the Rights Defense Movement in China. Teng previously was a Lecturer at China University of Political Science...

Teng Biao is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, where his research is focused on the Rights Defense Movement in China. Teng previously was a Lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law and the Director of China Against Death Penalty, Beijing. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and, before that, a visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Teng is an active human rights lawyer. In 2003, he was one of the “Three Doctors of Law” who complained to the National People’s Congress about unconstitutional detentions of internal migrants in the widely known Sun Zhigang case. Since then, Teng has provided counsel in numerous other human rights cases, including those of rural rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, rights defender Hu Jia, the religious freedom case of Wang Bo, and numerous death penalty cases. He has also co-founded two groups that...

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Ross Terrill is a China specialist and Research Associate at Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. He is the author of ten books, including The New Chinese Empire (2004), China In...

Ross Terrill is a China specialist and Research Associate at Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. He is the author of ten books, including The New Chinese Empire (2004), China In Our Time (1992), and Wo yu Zhongguo (Myself and China) (published in Chinese in Beijing, 2011). Among his other books are Socialism as Fellowship: R. H. Tawney and His Times (1973), 800,000,000: The Real China (1974), Flowers on an Iron Tree (1976), Mao: A Biography (1985, revised edition 2000), and Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon (2000). Professor Terrill is a contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. For a decade he was an Atlantic Monthly contributing editor. He won the National Magazine Award for Reporting Excellence, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the George Polk Memorial Award for his writing on China. Recently, Professor Terrill has been teaching at the...

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Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Thayer is a Southeast Asia regional specialist with special expertise...

Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Thayer is a Southeast Asia regional specialist with special expertise on Vietnam. He is the author of Southeast Asia: Patterns of Security Cooperation (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2012). He writes a weekly column on Southeast Asian defense and security affairs for the The Diplomat. He has held senior appointments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Center for International Affairs, Ohio University; Australian Command and Staff College; and the Center for Defence and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence College. Thayer was educated at Brown, holds an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from...

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Leah Thompson is a multimedia producer and the Associate Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. At the Center, she has produced videos on issues ranging from arts and culture...

Leah Thompson is a multimedia producer and the Associate Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. At the Center, she has produced videos on issues ranging from arts and culture to the Beijing Olympics, climate change, and foreign investment. Her recent work on the rural-urban divide in China has been published on ChinaFile and translated for the Chinese edition of The New York Times. In 2013, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, along with her colleague Sun Yunfan, to continue their work covering a counter-urbanization effort in rural China.Thompson is also the project director of COAL+ICE, an ongoing multimedia photography exhibition that opened at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing in 2011.She holds a B.A. in History and American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in History from San...

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Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has researched human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in...

Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has researched human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in the United States, and explored ways to develop greater accountability in law-enforcement initiatives against forced prostitution. A contributing editor for The American Prospect and recipient of International Reporting Project, Investigative Fund, and Fulbright grants, Thrupkaew has reported from Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran, Morocco, and Cuba for outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, The Nation, Radio Netherlands, and Marie Claire. In 2015, she taught a seminar on transnational investigative journalism at Princeton University and gave a TED talk on human trafficking.

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Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Upon the Dalai Lama’s request, he co-founded the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, whose...

Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Upon the Dalai Lama’s request, he co-founded the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, whose scholars currently are translating and publishing the Tibetan Tengyur collection, volume by volume with Columbia University Press, as the Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences.Thurman is the translator of The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bantam Books, Inc., 1993), and author of many other books, including Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness (Riverhead Trade, 1999), The Central Philosophy of Tibet: A Study and Translation of Jey Tsong Khapa's Essence of True Eloquence (Princeton University Press, 1994), Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages: Practical Instructions in the King of Trantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community (Columbia University Press...

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Carsten Boyer Thøgersen is the Director of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute at Copenhagen Business School and a former diplomat with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the European...

Carsten Boyer Thøgersen is the Director of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute at Copenhagen Business School and a former diplomat with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the European Commission. After graduating in 1978 from Aarhus University, Denmark with an M.A. in political science and a B.A. in modern Chinese language, Thøgersen’s entire career has focused on Chinese affairs and China where he was posted for more than 20 years. From 1981 to 1985 Thøgersen was Associate Professor in international politics and Director and founder of China Information Service at Aarhus University. After one year as manager in the China Division of Danish Turnkey Dairies Ltd. in 1986 Thøgersen was posted at the Danish Embassy in Beijing and from 1988 at the EU Delegation in Beijing. From 1992 to 1996 Thøgersen was with the EU Commission’s Southeast Asia and China Division in...

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Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Political Science emeritus at Amherst College.

Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Political Science emeritus at Amherst College.

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Shannon Tiezzi writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy for the Asia Pacific news website The Diplomat. She previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China...

Shannon Tiezzi writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy for the Asia Pacific news website The Diplomat. She previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show China Forum. Tiezzi received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Glenn D. Tiffert is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of California at Berkeley whose research focuses on twentieth century China, particularly its legal history. He has written on...

Glenn D. Tiffert is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of California at Berkeley whose research focuses on twentieth century China, particularly its legal history. He has written on issues related to Chinese constitutionalism, criminal law, international law, judicial independence and judicial training, and is currently completing a history of the early PRC judicial system as experienced through the courts of revolutionary Beijing.

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Philip Tinari (b. 1979) is founding editor and acting publisher of LEAP, The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China, based in Beijing and launched by the Modern Media Group in February 2010...

Philip Tinari (b. 1979) is founding editor and acting publisher of LEAP, The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China, based in Beijing and launched by the Modern Media Group in February 2010. Since 2007, he has run the publishing imprint, editorial office, and translation studio Office for Discourse Engineering. Tinari is a contributing editor to Artforum and adjunct professor in the College of Humanities at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He also serves as China Representative to the leading international art fairs Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. He has written and lectured widely on contemporary art in China, for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and Dushu. A resident of Beijing for much of the past decade, he holds an A.M. in East Asian studies from Harvard, a B.A. from the Literature Program at Duke, and was a...

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John Tkacik is a retired U.S. foreign service officer, businessman, and policy commentator with over forty years’ experience in China, Taiwan, and Mongolian affairs. He spent twenty-four years in the...

John Tkacik is a retired U.S. foreign service officer, businessman, and policy commentator with over forty years’ experience in China, Taiwan, and Mongolian affairs. He spent twenty-four years in the Department of State and in diplomatic and consular offices in Taiwan and China and was Chief of China Analysis in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research before retiring in 1994. He was Vice President for government relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International and was a consultant to RJR-Nabisco China from 1996 to 1999. He joined The Heritage Foundation in 2001, where he was Senior Research Fellow in Asian Studies. At Heritage, he penned press commentaries and research studies on China, Taiwan, and Mongolia issues and edited two books: Reshaping the Taiwan Strait (Heritage Books, 2007) and Rethinking “One China” (The Heritage Foundation, 2004). He is fluent...

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Vera Tollmann (1976) is a cultural scientist and freelance writer based in Berlin. In 2013, she co-curated the ninth edition of the Video Vortex conference at the Centre for Digital Cultures of...

Vera Tollmann (1976) is a cultural scientist and freelance writer based in Berlin. In 2013, she co-curated the ninth edition of the Video Vortex conference at the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Luneburg and the web video series "The Future of Cinema" for Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. She curated “Case Study China,” which was exhibited at House of World Cultures, Berlin, in 2009 and later at 4D, Berlin in 2011. Her small publication, China: Der deutschen Presse Märchenland 2 (2011) is an hommage to Gunter Amendt and his pamphlet of the same title and a text montage of newspaper articles about Ai Weiwei's arrest and release.Tollman gave a presentation on hybrid video on the Chinese internet at The Idea of Radical Media Conference, organised by MaMa Media Lab in Zagreb, Croatia. Most recently, she curated a video program for the conference "Studying...

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Luigi Tomba is a political scientist with a particular interest in China’s political and social change. He is a Senior Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at Australian...

Luigi Tomba is a political scientist with a particular interest in China’s political and social change. He is a Senior Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at Australian National University (ANU). Born and educated in Italy, Tomba first visited China in 1988. He joined ANU in 2001 after spending several years in Beijing, where he worked for the Italian diplomatic mission. His early research focused on the ideological debates and policy implications of China’s labor reform between 1975 and 1995. Tomba’s best-known work is on urbanization, the social engineering of a Chinese urban middle class, housing, and land reform. His current research interests are informed by China’ urban question—the ideological implications of China’s project to urbanize the country and its social, political, and territorial consequences. His latest book, The Government Next Door:...

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Terry Townshend is a birder who has lived in Beijing since 2010. He is the founder of Birding Beijing, a website celebrating the birdlife that can be found in and around China’s vibrant capital city...

Terry Townshend is a birder who has lived in Beijing since 2010. He is the founder of Birding Beijing, a website celebrating the birdlife that can be found in and around China’s vibrant capital city.A passionate conservationist, Townshend has spearheaded efforts to save some of China’s most endangered birds, in particular the Jankowski’s Bunting, a poorly known bird living in remote northeast China with a known population of under 100 pairs. In 2012, he became a Species Champion with BirdLife International.Townshend is dedicated to encouraging young people to learn, and care, about the environment and he loves nothing more than showing students, children, local residents, and visitors to Beijing the wonders of the birds that can be found here. He has appeared on mainstream TV, radio, lifestyle magazines, and national and international newspapers to comment on environmental issues.With a...

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Daniel Traub is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Print...

Daniel Traub is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Print Center in Philadelphia, and are in public and private collections, including the Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Aperture.

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Cornelia Tremann is currently the Head of Research at the Beijing-based policy advisory firm IDResearch. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst on the United Nations Development Program's (...

Cornelia Tremann is currently the Head of Research at the Beijing-based policy advisory firm IDResearch. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst on the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) South-South policy team in Beijing. She also managed the China-UNDP trilateral cooperation projects and conducted policy research and analysis. She recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London, for which the wrote a thesis titled, “China and Madagascar: Engagement, Perceptions, and Developmental Effects.” Tremann also recently published her first academic article in the African Review of Economics and Finance on Chinese migrants in Madagascar...

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Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.He retired from...

Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993-1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome.He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, including experience working as a liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the War Studies Department of the Military Institute from 1986 to 1993.

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Benjamin Tsui is a second-year M.A. student in International Economics and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also an intern at the...

Benjamin Tsui is a second-year M.A. student in International Economics and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also an intern at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center.

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Mothusi Turner is a specialist in China-Africa relations having first become interested in the subject after witnessing the impact of Chinese traders in his home country of Lesotho. He trained as a...

Mothusi Turner is a specialist in China-Africa relations having first become interested in the subject after witnessing the impact of Chinese traders in his home country of Lesotho. He trained as a Geographer before studying China and Chinese at the University of Oxford, Peking University, and National Taiwan Normal University. He writes a blog on Sino-African issues, The East is Read

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Davide Vacatello is a researcher based in Rome, focusing on online public opinion in China. He studied in China at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sichuan University, and Chinese University of...

Davide Vacatello is a researcher based in Rome, focusing on online public opinion in China. He studied in China at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sichuan University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Journalism and Communication. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Chinese studies at Sapienza University of Rome. He is passionate about Chinese politics and society, the Internet, and new media. Vacatello is the co-founder of Chinese Doodles.

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Hans van de Ven did his undergraduate studies in Sinology at Leiden University, then went to Harvard University for his PhD in modern Chinese history, followed by a UC Berkeley Postdoctoral...

Hans van de Ven did his undergraduate studies in Sinology at Leiden University, then went to Harvard University for his PhD in modern Chinese history, followed by a UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has been at Cambridge University ever since. His most recent book is Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China (Columbia University Press, 2014). Van de Ven's first book, From Friend to Comrade: the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), was awarded the Philip Lilienthal Prize of the University of California Press for best first book in Asian Studies.A British Academy Research Readership made it possible for van de Ven to spend three years away from teaching. One of these he spent as a Visiting Scholar at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. More recently, he was a Fellow for a...

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Shannon Van Sant has directed and filmed 18 documentaries, reporting throughout Africa and Asia for CBS News, The Economist, the PBS NewsHour, and PBS television. In 2012, she was honored with a...

Shannon Van Sant has directed and filmed 18 documentaries, reporting throughout Africa and Asia for CBS News, The Economist, the PBS NewsHour, and PBS television. In 2012, she was honored with a Human Rights Award from Amnesty International and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong for her work. Her stories include extensive reporting on Chinese investment in Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa, and the Comoros and the hunt by U.S. forces for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. In 2011, she filmed the journey of North Korean refugees escaping through China and Southeast Asia. Previously, Van Sant spent two years as a documentary filmmaker at CCTV, Chinese state-run television. She filmed 11 documentaries for CCTV on Chinese government policies, reporting from more than 20 of China's 33 provinces...

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Cobus van Staden is the co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast and co-moderator of the China Africa Project’s popular Facebook community. He is a South African journalist and academic who...

Cobus van Staden is the co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast and co-moderator of the China Africa Project’s popular Facebook community. He is a South African journalist and academic who started his career in 1998 as a TV reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. In 2001, he went to graduate school in Japan, getting a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Nagoya. After his return to South Africa, he worked as an investigative journalist for the award-winning news show “Special Assignment.” He is currently on the faculty of the Media Studies department at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, tracking the expansion of Chinese and Japanese media interests in Africa.

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Barry van Wyk has been Project Coordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project at Wits Journalism since June 2015. In 2006, he started Chinese language studies in Tianjin, China, and in 2008...

Barry van Wyk has been Project Coordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project at Wits Journalism since June 2015. In 2006, he started Chinese language studies in Tianjin, China, and in 2008 started working as a China-Africa business consultant in Beijing. In 2012, he was appointed project manager at Danwei, a research firm analysing the Chinese media and Internet, also based in Beijing. Van Wyk holds a Master’s degree in South African history from the University of Pretoria, and a second Master’s in Economic History from the London School of Economics

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Agnès Varda is a filmmaker and photographer. She is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School. She studied at the École du Louvre with a focus on art history and...

Agnès Varda is a filmmaker and photographer. She is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School. She studied at the École du Louvre with a focus on art history and photography at the École des Beaux-Arts. She then went on to work as a photographer at the Théâtre National Populaire in Paris.Varda’s first feature-length film, La Pointe Courte (1954), was an early anticipation of the French New Wave and was well-received by the French cinema community. Her other major films include Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962), Vagabond (1985), The Gleaners & I (2000), and The Beaches of Agnès (2008), among others.Varda received the 2002 French Academy prize, Prix René Clair, for her overall cinematographic work. In 2009, she was given the highest French decoration: the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Varda is the author of several books and a contributor to LEAP...

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Sebastian Veg is a Research Professor (Directeur d’Études) at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris, and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His...

Sebastian Veg is a Research Professor (Directeur d’Études) at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris, and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His interests are in 20th century Chinese intellectual history, literature, and political debates, as well as intellectual and cultural debates in Hong Kong. He has written about and translated Lu Xun, as well as contemporary writers like Yu Jian and Dung Kai-cheung. He is presently working on a project on Chinese intellectuals’ new role after 1989.

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David Volodzko is a writer for The Diplomat, where he covers topics related to Chinese politics and society. He has lived in Asia for more than ten years (primarily in China, India, Japan, and South...

David Volodzko is a writer for The Diplomat, where he covers topics related to Chinese politics and society. He has lived in Asia for more than ten years (primarily in China, India, Japan, and South Korea) and his writings cover a wide range of topics, including animal cruelty, economics, psychology, education, travel, cuisine, and philosophy.Volodzko’s work has been published with the China Policy Institute, where he wrote about the history of major themes in Chinese propaganda, and in GlobalPost, where he covered China’s illegal logging industry. He has also written for the South China Morning Post, regarding the effect of globalization on Chinese language education, and for The Jamestown Foundation, concerning China-Holy See relations. His work has also appeared in openDemocracy, The Washington Monthly, and Z Magazine. He is a former lecturer at Soongshil University and a graduate of...

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Irène Wabiwa is based in Johannesburg, where she is a Forest Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa. She studied at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Irène Wabiwa is based in Johannesburg, where she is a Forest Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa. She studied at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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David Vance Wagner is Senior Researcher and China Co-Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation. His work focuses on providing technical and regulatory support to Chinese policymakers...

David Vance Wagner is Senior Researcher and China Co-Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation. His work focuses on providing technical and regulatory support to Chinese policymakers to reduce the air pollution impacts of motor vehicles. Now based in the United States, Wagner previously lived in Beijing for nearly seven years, during which time he served as the first and only foreigner at China’s national vehicle emission policy research center under the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Wagner has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford...

Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology, as Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and as Director of the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences.A political sociologist, Walder has long specialized on the sources of conflict, stability, and change in communist regimes and their successor states. His publications on China have ranged from the political and economic organization of the Mao era to changing patterns of stratification, social mobility, and political conflict in the post-Mao era. Another focus of his research has been on the political economy of Soviet-type economies...

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Arthur Waldron is a China specialist who teaches international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. in 1971 and his Ph.D in 1981, both from Harvard. Overseas he has...

Arthur Waldron is a China specialist who teaches international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. in 1971 and his Ph.D in 1981, both from Harvard. Overseas he has studied in France, the former USSR, Taiwan, and Japan. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University starting in 1981 and taught there until 1991. Thereafter, he was professor of strategy at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI and adjunct professor at Brown University, until moving to Philadelphia in 1997. Professor Waldron is the author of three monographs: The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth (Cambridge University Press, 1989), How the Peace Was Lost (Hoover Institution Press, 1992), and From War to Nationalism: China's Turning Point 1924-1925 (Cambridge University Press, 1993), as well as editor of or contributor to more than twenty other books. Professor Waldron has...

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Kim Wall is a New York-based writer and graduate student in the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University. Originally from Sweden, Kim previously lived in Beijing and covered...

Kim Wall is a New York-based writer and graduate student in the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University. Originally from Sweden, Kim previously lived in Beijing and covered Chinese politics and diplomacy for The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

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Jeremy L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies urbanization, regime...

Jeremy L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies urbanization, regime stability, and data quality in non-democracies, with a particular emphasis on China. He is the author of the book Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China (Oxford, 2014). Wallace received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.

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James Wan is the London-based Editor of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments website. Previously, he was a Senior Editor at Think Africa Press where he reported extensively on China-Africa...

James Wan is the London-based Editor of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments website. Previously, he was a Senior Editor at Think Africa Press where he reported extensively on China-Africa issues. Wan is a former fellow of the Wits University China-Africa Reporting Project and, in 2014, was awarded a grant to conduct an investigation in Uganda. He describes himself as having “Chinese blood, Mauritian heritage, and British sensibilities.” A complete profile of Wan is available on his portfolio website.

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Fei Wang is a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environment professional. She is also a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation. Wang holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and graduated from...

Fei Wang is a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environment professional. She is also a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation. Wang holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master’s degree concentrating in energy and the environment.

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Wang Lixiong is a Chinese writer and scholar. His political prophecy novel Yellow Peril, published in Chinese in 1991, was ranked forty-first in Yazhou Zhoukan’s “100 Most Influential Chinese Novels...

Wang Lixiong is a Chinese writer and scholar. His political prophecy novel Yellow Peril, published in Chinese in 1991, was ranked forty-first in Yazhou Zhoukan’s “100 Most Influential Chinese Novels of the Twentieth Century.”Since the 1990s, his writing has often centered around the politics of ethnicity in China. Wang is the author of China Tidal Wave (translated from the original Chinese to English by Anton Platero, BRILL/Global Oriental, 2008), and The Struggle for Tibet, co-authored with Tsering Shakya (Verso, 2009), as well as many other books in Chinese.Wang was a member of the Chinese Writers Association until his resignation in 2001 in protest of the group’s restrictions on free expression by its members. In 2009, he received the Dalai Lama’s Light of Truth Award. He resides in Beijing.

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Afra Wang is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine, double majoring in history and media studies. Born and raised in Northern China, Wang will be graduating with a Bachelor...

Afra Wang is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Irvine, double majoring in history and media studies. Born and raised in Northern China, Wang will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in June 2016. She will pursue her Master’s degree in History at Columbia University. She interned with The Journal of Asian Studies where she gained rich academic experience. An aspiring writer and scholar, Wang has a strong interest in Hong Kong and U.S.-China relations. Her senior thesis focuses on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s conflicting images and the history of the Democratic Progressive Party.

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Bo Wang (born 1982, Chongqing) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. He holds a Master’s in theoretical physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Master’s in Fine Art from the School...

Bo Wang (born 1982, Chongqing) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. He holds a Master’s in theoretical physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York. His works have been exhibited internationally, at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, and the Times Museum in Guangzhou, among many others. He receiv