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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...

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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...

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Established in 1999, the Aibai Culture & Education Center is a non-profit organization based in China. Its mission is to promote equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is a Tea Leaf Nation Fellow at Foreign Policy , where she covers Chinese media and social trends. Before joining Foreign Policy, she lived and worked in China for...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Alec Ash is a writer and journalist in Beijing, where he is a correspondent for the Los Angeles Review of Books . His articles have been published in The Economist , Prospect , Dissent ,...

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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...

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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 coauthor of Investigative Journalism in China , a book of...

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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...

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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...

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David Barreda is the Visuals Editor for ChinaFile. Barreda worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News , and the Miami Herald . He holds a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Nicholas Bequelin is currently a Visiting Scholar at The China Center, Yale Law School, on leave from his post as Senior Researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, based in Hong...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Bill Bishop is an American who lives in Beijing. 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent for the Financial Times in London. Before that, he was the FT ’s West Africa correspondent in Lagos and also reported extensively from...

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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...

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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,...

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Caixin Media Company Limited is a media group dedicated to providing high-quality and authoritative financial and business news and information. Through periodicals, online content, mobile...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Horse...

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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...

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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 is currently an Editorial Intern with ChinaFile at Asia Society. Cavell...

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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...

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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...

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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 ,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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chinadialogue is a bilingual source of high-quality news, analysis, and discussion on all environmental issues, with a special focus on China. Founded by international journalist and...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Mark L. Clifford is the executive director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council. An honors history graduate of the University of California Berkeley and a Walter Bagehot Fellow at...

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CNPolitics is an independent group blog committed to introducing academic studies on Chinese politics to the Chinese public. Through short articles, infographics, and first-hand interviews...

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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...

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

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is a non-profit organization based in New York City. CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists. CPJ takes action...

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Yan Cong is a New York based visual journalist from Beijing. She is interested in the intersections of China, marginalized groups in society, and social justice issues. A graduate from...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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James Whitlow Delano is a photographer who has lived in Asia since 1993. Delano’s series on Kabul’s drug detox and psychiatric hospital was awarded first place in the 2008 NPPA Best of...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Founded in 2004, EG365 is a professional design service provider. It was the first to introduce the concept of information visualization into mainland China. EG365 provides information...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Eric Fish is a Beijing-based journalist focusing on Chinese politics, education, and social issues. He was previously an editor and reporter for the Economic Observer and has contributed to...

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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...

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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,...

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Tim Franco is a French-Polish photographer based in Shanghai. Since 2005, he has been fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities. He documents change through urban photography and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jeremy Goldkorn is the Founder and Director of Danwei , a research firm that tracks Chinese media and Internet. Danwei has been publishing a popular website about Chinese media since 2003...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 author...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Frances Hisgen is a high school student at the Brearley School in New York. Her publications include “ Feminism Is Not A Word We Use In Polite Society .”

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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,...

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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...

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Denise Ho is an Assistant Professor in the Center for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Harvard University and taught...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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-...

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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. She has a Master’...

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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,...

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Angel Hsu is joint faculty at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale-NUS College. She is Director of the Environmental Performance Index, released biennially by the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ho-fung Hung is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He researches global political economy, protest, and nationalism. He is the author of the award-winning...

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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...

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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...

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Linda Jaivin is the author of seven novels and several works of non-fiction including The Monkey and the Dragon , part biography of Taiwanese pop star Hou Dejian, intimate portrait of...

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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...

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Johanna Jansson has been conducting empirically grounded research on the Chinese presence in African countries since she completed her studies in 2008 (M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, Umeå...

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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...

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Jeremiah Jenne is Executive Director of The Hutong , a cultural immersion and exchange organization based in Beijing. Prior to that, he taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History for...

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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...

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Ian Johnson is a Beijing-based writer who specializes in civil society, culture, and religion. For thirteen years, Johnson worked at The Wall Street Journal , where he was a page-one...

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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...

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Robert Kapp began his working career as an historian of twentieth century China at Rice University and the University of Washington. However, his main career contributions have been to the...

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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...

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Jonah M. Kessel is a Beijing-based freelance visual journalist. He covers China for the video department of The New York Times and makes videos and still pictures around the globe. His...

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Tomoko Kikuchi is a Japanese-born photographer who has been based in Beijing since 1999. Her work is held in permanent collection at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and...

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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.,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Kaiser Kuo is Director of International Communications for Baidu. He is also co-host of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in China, and is a guitarist and co-...

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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...

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Jonathan Landreth reported freelance from Beijing from 2004 to 2012 for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , Forbes , The China Economic Quarterly , The Los Angeles Times , The...

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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...

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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...

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Peter J. Lavelle is senior journalist and host of CrossTalk, presented by the English-language channel RT, global multilingual television news network RT. Lavelle, from California, is now...

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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...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Margaret Lewis joined Seton Hall Law School as an Associate Professor in 2009. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Louisa Lim is NPR’s China Correspondent. She opened NPR’s Shanghai bureau in February 2006, but she’s also reported for NPR from up Tibetan glaciers and down the shaft of a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Line...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Richard McGregor is Washington Bureau Chief for The Financial Times and the newspaper’s former Beijing Bureau Chief, and the author of the book The Party: The Secret World of China’s...

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Kathleen E. McLaughlin is an American journalist who has been based in China for more than a decade. She has covered everything from labor abuses to politics, economics, and social upheaval...

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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...

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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,...

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Michael Meyer is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed . His writing has appeared in The New York...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Rana Mitter 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 (outside North America...

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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...

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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 ,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Zijian Mu is a freelance documentary filmmaker and journalist, currently interning on the multimedia desk of The Economist. He is a Qiang minority, a native of Beichuan Qiang Autonomous...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Jason Q. Ng is a research fellow at the University of Toronto’s The Citizen Lab and author of Blocked on Weibo: What Gets Suppressed on China’s Version of Twitter (And Why) . He is also a...

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Vincent Ni is currently Europe Correspondent at Caixin Media based in London. Previously, he was North America Correspondent based in New York. Since the Egyptian revolution in 2011, he has...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 .

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Peregrine is an English-language supplement to Chutzpah! , a bi-monthly Chinese literary journal which focuses on interactions between Chinese and non-Chinese literature and is published by...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Amy Qin is currently working as a researcher and freelance journalist for the Beijing bureau of The New York Times . Her writing may be found on the Times ’ China blog, Sinosphere .

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Joshua Rosenzweig is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where his current research looks at the interactions between criminal justice and public...

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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...

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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...

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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-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sara Segal-Williams is a Program Officer in 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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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. He is also nonresident Senior Fellow in...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21 st Century China Program and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS)...

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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...

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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...

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Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing, focusing on editorial and documentary work. She is a member of VII Photo Agency. Chi Yin has photographed for the New York Times , the New...

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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...

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The Sinica Podcast is a weekly discussion of current affairs in China hosted by long-time Beijing residents Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn. Each week, Kuo and Goldkorn talk about China-...

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Kevin Slaten has been the Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch since 2012. Before that, he conducted a year of field work on labor rights defense in Qingdao as part of a Master’s...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sohu Business is a division of Sohu.com Inc., a Chinese Internet company based in Beijing. Sohu was ranked as the world’s 3 rd and 12 th fastest-growing company by Fortune in 2009 and 2010...

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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...

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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...

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Southern Weekend is one of China’s most popular and influential newspapers. Founded in 1984, it is owned by the independent-minded Southern Daily Group. In 2002, the New York Times...

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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...

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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...

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Isaac Stone Fish is the Asia Editor at Foreign Policy. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek , he wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tea Leaf Nation is an e-magazine founded in 2011 whose editors aspire to make it a must-read source for China experts of all stripes—journalists, diplomats, academics, analysts—while...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Terry Townshend is Deputy Secretary General for Policy at The Global Legislators’ Organisation (GLOBE International). He leads GLOBE’s climate change work, including supporting legislators...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tom Wang hails from central China, where he studied multimedia journalism. He has always been a music and film lover and while studying in University discovered documentary film. His...

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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...

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Wang Feng is the online editor at Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP). He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Master’s degree in journalism in 2004, and...

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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...

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Wang Yizhou is Deputy Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University.

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Alex Wang is a faculty member at the UCLA School of Law, where he specializes in environmental law and Chinese law and legal institutions. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Attorney...

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Dan Washburn is Managing Editor at Asia Society in New York. He is currently working on a book about the development of golf in China for Oneworld Publications in London. From 2002 to 2011...

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of Chinese History at the University of California Irvine, the author of books such as China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (...

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Graham Webster is a New Haven- and Beijing-based Senior Fellow at The China Center at Yale Law School, where he conducts research and manages high-level Track II dialogues on a full range...

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Andrew Wedeman is a professor of political science at Georgia State University and has written extensively on the political economy of corruption in China. His most recent book is Double...

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Wei Peh T’i (often published under the name Betty Peh-Ti Wei) received an AB from Bryn Mawr College, an MA from New York University, and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She is an...

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Bob Wekesa is a Ph.D. candidate in International Communications at Communication University of China and a Research Associate at the University of the Witwatersrand University in South...

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Wen Yunchao, more commonly known by his online alias “Bei Feng,” launched a series of online campaigns in support of human rights and against Internet censorship. He was awarded the French...

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Kennett Werner is a prospective history major at Princeton University and an intern with the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. Previously he spent the summer in Beijing,...

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David Wertime is the co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation , an English-language web site that analyzes Chinese media. Founded in December 2011, Tea Leaf Nation was acquired in September 2013 by...

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Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Center at the Australian National University . He studies Australian strategic and defense policy and the...

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Robert Williams is a lecturer at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow of Yale’s China Law Center . He received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Following...

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Austin Woerner is a Chinese-English literary translator. He has translated two volumes of poetry, Doubled Shadows: Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe (Zephyr, 2012) and Phoenix by Ouyang...

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Jaime Wolf has been writing on a wide range of topics since the mid-1990s, for The New York Times Magazine , The New Yorker , Colors , Playboy , New York Magazine , GOOD Magazine , The New...

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David Wolf is Managing Director of Allison+Partners’ Global China Practice. Counseling American, Chinese, and European clients in a range of industries, Wolf created and leads a practice...

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Wong How Man is a U.S.-educated former journalist who began working in China in 1974 and has been involved in minority regions of China for decades. He was involved in student...

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Edward Wong is a correspondent in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times . Since 2008, he has covered Chinese politics, economics, the military, foreign policy, the environment, culture,...

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Jan Wong, a journalist and author, divides her time between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she is a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. She has worked as a...

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Sophia Woodman is a sociologist who studies citizenship, human rights, social movements, and gender in contemporary China. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of...

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Ambassador Wu Jianmin is currently Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, a Senior Research Fellow of the Counselors’ office of the State...

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Wu Guoguang is a Professor of Political Science and History and Chair in China & Pacific Relations at University of Victoria, Canada. Wu grew up in Shandong, where he was a xiaxiang...

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Renee Xia is the International Director of the Chinese Human Rights Defenders network.

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Xiao Qiang is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual China news website launched in 2003 to aggregate, organize, and recommend online information from and about...

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Born in Xi’an, China, Beijing-based artist Xing Danwen received her B.F.A. in painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and M.F.A. in photography from the School of...

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Xu Zhiyuan is a columnist for the Financial Times Chinese . After graduating from Peking University in 2000, he became a journalist and author. He was Editorial Editor for The Economic...

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Photographer Michael Yamashita has been shooting for the National Geographic magazine for more than thirty years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel. After graduating...

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Emily T. Yeh is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She conducts research on nature-society relations in Tibetan parts of the People’s Republic...

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Sergei Zamascikov is an independent consultant based in Los Angeles. He holds degrees from Latvian State University and UCLA. He has worked for the London International Institute for...

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Zeng Jinyan is married to the high-profile Chinese activist Hu Jia and lives in Hong Kong with their six-year-old daughter.

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Zha Daojiong, a Senior Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S. China Relations at the Asia Society, is a Professor of International Political Economy at Peking University, where he...

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Lynn Zhang graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Journalism. Currently based in Beijing, she is a freelance video producer for The New York Times .

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Zhang Xiaoran is U.S.-China Dialogue Fellow with Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, where she works on the U.S.-China Dialogue project and on Chinese social media outreach...

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Zhang Mengqi is currently a graduate student in the International Relations program at New York University, focusing on refugee studies and comparative politics. Before coming to the U.S.,...

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Zhang Jieping is Executive Editor of iSun Affairs, a newly established online magazine based in Hong Kong. Previously, she reported on politics, urbanization, and the growth of civil...

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Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker-turned writer, columnist, social commentator, and public speaker. She was born into a poor worker’s family in Nanjing, on the banks of Yangtze River. At 16,...

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Junjie Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is a Senior...

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Taisu Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Law and a Ph.D. candidate in History at Yale University. He has published several articles on comparative legal and...

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Claire Zhang is a Chinese-American English major at Yale University, where she writes for a number of publications.

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Michael Zhao is a multimedia producer who focuses on environmental issues in China. From 2003 to 2005, he was a News Assistant in the Beijing Bureau of The New York Times , where he worked...

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Zhou Ruijin is the author and editor of several books and serves as a Ph.D. Advisor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He graduated from Fudan University with a degree in Journalism...

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Raymond Zhou is a Beijing-based bilingual writer. He is known mostly as a film, theater, and cultural critic. On top of being the author of nineteen books, he also makes hundreds of media...

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Youyou Zhou is a visual journalist with an interest in data, design, and reporting. She works in digital design and interactive graphics at Graphicacy in Washington, D.C. Zhou recently...

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Dr. Ying Zhu, a professor in and Chair of the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island-CUNY, is the author or editor of eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story...

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