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

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

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

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

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Nick Admussen is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture at Cornell University, an essayist, translator, and poet. He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University...

Nick Admussen is an Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture at Cornell University, an essayist, translator, and poet. He holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis. His first scholarly monograph is called Recite and Refuse: Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry (University of Hawaii Press, 2016), and he is the author of essays including “The Poetics of Hinting in Lu Xun’s ‘Wild Grass’,” “Six Proposals for the Reform of Literature in the Age of Climate Change,” and “The Language of Violence.” He has translated poetry and prose by Liu Xiaobo, Lu Xun, and Genzi, and his translations of contemporary poetry were awarded a 2017 PEN-Heim translation grant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an Assistant Editor on leave from Foreign Policy magazine. She is an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin and was previously a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in...

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an Assistant Editor on leave from Foreign Policy magazine. She is an Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Berlin and was previously a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She previously spent four years in China. Allen-Ebrahimian holds an M.A. in East Asian studies from Yale University, as well as a graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bai Shi is a photojournalist at Xinwen Hua in Jilin province. He is a member of the China Photography Association and the Photojournalist Society of China, and is the Vice Chairman of the Jilin Youth...

Bai Shi is a photojournalist at Xinwen Hua in Jilin province. He is a member of the China Photography Association and the Photojournalist Society of China, and is the Vice Chairman of the Jilin Youth Photography Association.In 2013, he was nominated as one of the Canon ten best photographers. In 2016, he was nominated as a citywide outstanding photojournalist.

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

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

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Christopher Balding is Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China, and non-resident Research Fellow at ESADE Geo-Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain.

Christopher Balding is Associate Professor at Peking University HSBC School of Business Shenzhen, China, and non-resident Research Fellow at ESADE Geo-Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Spain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Barreda is an editor of photos and visuals at First Look Media. He was the founding Visuals Editor at ChinaFile, a post he held through December 2016. He has more than 15 years of media...

David Barreda is an editor of photos and visuals at First Look Media. He was the founding Visuals Editor at ChinaFile, a post he held through December 2016. He has more than 15 years of media experience, spanning digital media to traditional wet lab darkroom experience. He previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News, the Valley News, and the Herald of Randolph. He holds a Masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and studied Geography and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and has been to China three times.

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Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is Senior International Partner at WilmerHale and is one of the most influential lawyers in the U.S. She advises multinationals and private equity firms on their global...

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky is Senior International Partner at WilmerHale and is one of the most influential lawyers in the U.S. She advises multinationals and private equity firms on their global market access, investment, and acquisition strategies, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served in president Bill Clinton’s Cabinet as the U.S. Trade Representative, chief trade policymaker, and trade negotiator. Among the agreements negotiated by her were China’s historic WTO agreement, and landmark global agreements in financial services, telecommunications, technology products, and cyberspace.

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

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

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Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, having served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Analyst for...

Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor. She is an expert on China’s domestic political and social affairs, having served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Analyst for the past 7 years. In 2016, she was a Visiting Academic Fellow at MERICS in Berlin, where she published papers on Chinese leadership politics and created databases to catalogue hard-to-find, high-level Chinese policy documents and details about policy advisory groups. She is fluent in Mandarin.

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

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

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Peter Beard is an artist, author, and collector. In 1955, at the age of 17, he went to Africa with Quentin Keynes, the explorer and great grandson of Charles Darwin, to work on a film documenting...

Peter Beard is an artist, author, and collector. In 1955, at the age of 17, he went to Africa with Quentin Keynes, the explorer and great grandson of Charles Darwin, to work on a film documenting rare wildlife in Zululand, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, and Madagascar.Beard entered Yale University as a pre-med student but pursued a diverse range of interests. While studying statistics about human population growth and the ensuing devastation that it would cause, he formed his enduring hypothesis: humans are, in fact, the main disease. He later switched his focus to Art History. In lieu of completing his senior thesis at school, he mailed in diaries from Kenya.Beard worked at Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, documenting and photographing the ensuing distortion of balance that took place in nature between the people, the land, and the animals for his book The End of the Game (1965)...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jean-Philippe Béja, Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research and the Center for International Studies and Research at Sciences-Po, in Paris. He has worked for...

Jean-Philippe Béja, Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research and the Center for International Studies and Research at Sciences-Po, in Paris. He has worked for decades on relations between society and the Party in China, and he has written extensively on intellectuals and on the pro-democracy movement in the People's Republic of China. Béja also works on Hong Kong politics.He edited The Impact of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (Routledge, 2011). He also edited an anthology of Liu Xiaobo’s works, in French, Liu Xiaobo, La philosophie du porc et autres essais (Gallimard, 2011), and co-edited with Fu Hualing and Eva Pils Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China (Hong Kong University Press, 2012)...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Melissa Berman is the President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School, where she also serves on the Advisory Board for the...

Melissa Berman is the President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School, where she also serves on the Advisory Board for the Social Enterprise Program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michael Berry is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, he was Professor of Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies and...

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

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

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

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Bill Bikales is a Harvard-trained Economist and East Asia Specialist, currently heading Bikales Advisors in Washington, DC, an economic and political advisory service. He has a track record of major...

Bill Bikales is a Harvard-trained Economist and East Asia Specialist, currently heading Bikales Advisors in Washington, DC, an economic and political advisory service. He has a track record of major achievement in supporting macroeconomic policy reform in developing economies, having led highly successful economic policy programs in China, Mongolia and Ukraine, and served for three years as Principal Economist for Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank.  Bill’s particular focus is economic and political development trends in China and Mongolia, having worked in both for extended periods and frequently returning to both for analytical and policy work. He worked for nine years in China, where he was responsible for economic policy work for several United Nations agencies, and for eight years in Mongolia including 6 years as Economic Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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James Bowen is a widely published analyst of international affairs whose work has featured in The National Interest, The Diplomat, World Politics Review, New Europe, The Interpreter, and many other...

James Bowen is a widely published analyst of international affairs whose work has featured in The National Interest, The Diplomat, World Politics Review, New Europe, The Interpreter, and many other publications. He is the editor of the Global Observatory at the International Peace Institute in New York and a former Australian government speechwriter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michael Bristow is Asia/Pacific editor for the BBC World Service and author of China in Drag. Bristow has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting out as a reporter on a weekly newspaper...

Michael Bristow is Asia/Pacific editor for the BBC World Service and author of China in Drag. Bristow has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting out as a reporter on a weekly newspaper before moving to an evening publication and then on to the U.K.’s Press Association. He then switched to broadcasting, initially working for the BBC World Service. Bristow first studied China at university. His reports on everything, from politics to the occasional outbreak of plague, have appeared on TV, radio, and online. He reported on the Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympics, and unrest in Tibet, as well as trying to work out exactly who’s ruling the country.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shayna Bauchner is Asia Division Coordinator at Human Rights Watch, where she focuses on freedom of expression and women’s rights. She previously worked for nongovernmental human rights organizations...

Shayna Bauchner is Asia Division Coordinator at Human Rights Watch, where she focuses on freedom of expression and women’s rights. She previously worked for nongovernmental human rights organizations in Myanmar and Thailand.

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Chris Buckley is a reporter for The New York Times and has been based in China for over a decade. His coverage has included politics, foreign policy, rural issues, human rights, the environment, and...

Chris Buckley is a reporter for The New York Times and has been based in China for over a decade. His coverage has included politics, foreign policy, rural issues, human rights, the environment, and climate change. Previously, he reported for Reuters. He received a doctorate in Chinese studies from Austrailian National University.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cong Cao, a scholar of social studies focusing on science, technology, and innovation in China, holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. He is a professor at the University of Nottingham...

Cong Cao, a scholar of social studies focusing on science, technology, and innovation in China, holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. He is a professor at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China. Cao has published widely on China’s scientific elite, human resources in science and technology, research and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology and biotechnology, and reform of the science and technology system, among other subjects. His book on China’s evolving policy pertaining to research and commercialization of agricultural biotechnology is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. His research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the European Union, and other organizations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kevin Carrico is a Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University. His research examines nationalism and racial constructions in China and Hong Kong. He is the translator of Tsering Woeser’s...

Kevin Carrico is a Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University. His research examines nationalism and racial constructions in China and Hong Kong. He is the translator of Tsering Woeser’s Tibet on Fire and the author of the forthcoming The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yu-Jie Chen is a lawyer and for the current academic year a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She received her J.S.D. and L.L.M. degrees from New York...

Yu-Jie Chen is a lawyer and for the current academic year a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. She received her J.S.D. and L.L.M. degrees from New York University School of Law. She also holds an L.L.M. and L.L.B. from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.Chen has had extensive experience as a research scholar for the U.S.-Asia Law Institute of NYU School of Law, where she focused on criminal justice and human rights developments in Taiwan and China. Prior to that, she served as a researcher and advocate for the non-governmental organization Human Rights in China. She has also practiced in the Taipei-based international law firm Lee and Li.Chen has published both journalistic op-eds and scholarly essays. Her academic publications include “One Problem, Two Paths: A Taiwanese Perspective on the Exclusionary Rule in China” (N.Y.U. Journal of...

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

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

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

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

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Chen Dingding is an International Relations professor at Jinan University, a nonresident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany, and Founding Director of the Intellisia...

Chen Dingding is an International Relations professor at Jinan University, a nonresident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, Germany, and Founding Director of the Intellisia Institute.

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

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

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

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

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Yu-Hua Chen is a PhD Research Scholar at the Australian National University (ANU). He is broadly interested in China’s security policy, international relations theory, geopolitics, and China-Taiwan...

Yu-Hua Chen is a PhD Research Scholar at the Australian National University (ANU). He is broadly interested in China’s security policy, international relations theory, geopolitics, and China-Taiwan relations. His doctoral research investigates the role of buffer state in shaping China’s security policies towards North Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His doctoral research has been supported by grants from the Taiwan government, ANU, and Peking University. Chen has been published in a variety of publications, including the National Interest, IPR Review, East Asia Forum, The China Policy Institute Blog, and Thinking-Taiwan.

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Alison Chen is a communications professional based in Boston, MA. She grew up in Kunming, China, and attended Beijing Language and Culture University for her undergraduate degree in journalism...

Alison Chen is a communications professional based in Boston, MA. She grew up in Kunming, China, and attended Beijing Language and Culture University for her undergraduate degree in journalism. Alison came to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in Public Relations from Boston University. She finished her Master’s degree in 2015 and soon discovered her passion in using her skills as a communicator to bring people in the United States and China closer together. She sees great potential in the young people of both countries and hopes to play a part in facilitating and realizing that potential to improve the world.

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

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

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George G. Chen is a Research Associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies. He is an expert on China’s judicial system and legal policies, and is the author of Copyright and International...

George G. Chen is a Research Associate at the Mercator Institute for China Studies. He is an expert on China’s judicial system and legal policies, and is the author of Copyright and International Negotiations: An Engine of Free Expression in China?, a forthcoming monograph published by Cambridge University Press.He has advised the Chinese and European governments on a variety of legal projects within the framework of the Sino-E.U.-Dialogue on the State of Rule of Law.Chen worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), and the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge. He was a Visiting Academic of the PCMLP based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford and a research fellow and Konrad Adenauer scholar at the...

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

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

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

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

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Yangyang Cheng is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University’s Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE), and a member of the CMS experiment at the Large...

Yangyang Cheng is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University’s Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE), and a member of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 2015, and her Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Karen Cheung is a freelance journalist and law student in Hong Kong. She was formerly a Senior Reporter at Hong Kong Free Press, covering local politics, human rights, and arts and culture. She also...

Karen Cheung is a freelance journalist and law student in Hong Kong. She was formerly a Senior Reporter at Hong Kong Free Press, covering local politics, human rights, and arts and culture. She also served as a consultant for PEN America’s 2016 report on the Causeway Bay bookstore disappearances.

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Alvin Y.H. Cheung is a J.S.D. student at New York University School of Law and an Affiliated Researcher at NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute. His research interests include the implementation of “One...

Alvin Y.H. Cheung is a J.S.D. student at New York University School of Law and an Affiliated Researcher at NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute. His research interests include the implementation of “One Country, Two Systems” in Hong Kong and the use of law and legal rhetoric by authoritarian regimes. Alvin holds degrees from NYU (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2014) and Cambridge (M.A. 2011), and has worked in Hong Kong as a barrister and as a lecturer in Law & Public Affairs at Hong Kong Baptist University.Cheung has written and presented extensively about Hong Kong for academic, specialist, and lay audiences. In addition to being a ChinaFile contributor, his writing on Hong Kong has appeared in publications such as the South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, Opinio Juris, World Policy Journal, and the China Rights Forum. He has also been quoted in articles by media outlets such...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duncan Clark is Chairman and Founder of BDA China, a consultancy he founded in Beijing in 1994 after four years with Morgan Stanley. Clark advises investors in China with BDA and at Stanford University, where he was a Visiting Scholar in 2010 and 2011, he researches the implications for Silicon Valley of the rapid growth of China’s Internet. He is also an angel investor in companies including App Annie and Happy Latte.Clark was Executive Producer of two China-themed documentary films produced by his film production company, CIB Productions. He divides his time between Beijing, Palo Alto, and London. He recently was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British commercial interests in China. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics. Since November 2016, Clark has been on the Board of Trustees for Asia Society, which publishes ChinaFile.

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

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

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

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

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Andrew Coflan researches the Chinese economy and financial markets. He spent two years in Yunnan with Teach for China, and received his Master’s in China Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced...

Andrew Coflan researches the Chinese economy and financial markets. He spent two years in Yunnan with Teach for China, and received his Master’s in China Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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

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

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

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

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J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, and an Associate Researcher at the French Centre for Research on...

J. Michael Cole is a Taipei-based Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, and an Associate Researcher at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China. Prior to moving to Taiwan in 2005, he was an intelligence officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in Ottawa, Canada. He has a Master’s Degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. Between 2014 to 2016, he was Editor in Chief of Thinking Taiwan, a commentary and analysis website run by Tsai Ing-wen’s Thinking Taiwan Foundation. He was Deputy News Editor at the Taipei Times from 2010 to 2013, and an editor between 2006-2010. Cole has been published in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Intelligence Review, The Diplomat, The...

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Andrew Collier is Managing Director and Founder of Orient Capital Research. He is the former President of the Bank of China International USA, where he helped to launch the bank’s U.S. office...

Andrew Collier is Managing Director and Founder of Orient Capital Research. He is the former President of the Bank of China International USA, where he helped to launch the bank’s U.S. office. Earlier in his career, he was an equity analyst with Bear Stearns and CLSA in Hong Kong, and a journalist covering business for the South China Morning Post in Beijing. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Chinese Studies from Yale University and studied Chinese at Peking University. He also is a Senior Fellow at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington. He writes frequently for The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, and other publications. Collier is currently based in Hong Kong, where he conducts independent research on China’s economy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clifford Coonan is a Beijing-based writer focusing on Asia, and he has been a correspondent for nearly 14 years in China, enjoying a front-row seat on the world's biggest story of change. The...

Clifford Coonan is a Beijing-based writer focusing on Asia, and he has been a correspondent for nearly 14 years in China, enjoying a front-row seat on the world's biggest story of change. The Dubliner is Beijing correspondent for The Irish Times and was previously Asia Editor for The Hollywood Reporter and before that, a correspondent for Variety. He last year curated the Film Ireland festival in Hong Kong and retains a role as consultant on the film and media industry in the region...

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Anders Corr founded Corr Analytics Inc to provide strategic analysis of international politics. He is Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk. His areas of analytic expertise include global macro...

Anders Corr founded Corr Analytics Inc to provide strategic analysis of international politics. He is Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk. His areas of analytic expertise include global macro, quantitative analysis, and public opinion, and he maintains a global network of regional and sector-specific experts.Corr has researched Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Vietnam, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and U.S. elections for private clients. He led the U.S. Army Social Science Research and Analysis group in Afghanistan, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects, and he conducted quantitative predictive analysis of insurgent attacks. Corr conducted analysis at US Pacific Command (USPACOM) and U.S. Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) on catastrophic risks for U.S. national security in Asia, including in the Philippines, Nepal, and Bangladesh. He also...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gavin Cross is a graduate of Rice University, with a B.A. in Asian Studies and Policy Studies, including a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. His research includes work on political...

Gavin Cross is a graduate of Rice University, with a B.A. in Asian Studies and Policy Studies, including a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities. His research includes work on political participation on the Chinese Internet and its impact on policy-making, the interaction between China and Hollywood, and migrant educational inequality. Cross is now a postgraduate visiting scholar at Peking University, where he is supported by a scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wendy Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Office in November 2015. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s...

Wendy Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Office in November 2015. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in Washington—strengthening its outreach as a think/do tank—and on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade and women’s empowerment in Asia. She joined ASPI following an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (U.S.T.R.). Most recently she served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, working on a range of U.S. trade negotiations and initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. In that capacity she was responsible for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including the bilateral negotiations with Japan.Cutler’s other responsibilities with USTR included U.S.-China trade relations...

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Robert Daly is Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Before joining the Wilson Center, he was Director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland, a...

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

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

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

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Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based lawyer and writer. In the arena of corporate finance in the Greater China market, Dapiran has advised China’s largest companies on capital-raising transactions...

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based lawyer and writer. In the arena of corporate finance in the Greater China market, Dapiran has advised China’s largest companies on capital-raising transactions that have been transformational for the Chinese business and economic landscape. Dapiran was educated at the University of Melbourne and Peking University, and he has resided between Hong Kong and Beijing for over 20 years. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.Dapiran has written and presented extensively on China and Hong Kong. His views have been widely quoted, including in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Australian Financial Review. His writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asia Review, Hong Kong Free Press, News Corp’s Business Spectator, ArtAsiaPacific, and the LA Review of Books’ China Blog. His book City of...

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

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

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Kimon de Greef is a freelance journalist from Cape Town, South Africa. Among other issues, he writes about environmental crime, informal trade, immigration, and conflict over natural resources.De...

Kimon de Greef is a freelance journalist from Cape Town, South Africa. Among other issues, he writes about environmental crime, informal trade, immigration, and conflict over natural resources.De Greef has published features with Al Jazeera, Roads & Kingdoms, Vice, GOOD, Hakai, The Mail & Guardian, and GroundUp News. He also has worked as a criminological consultant, investigating wildlife trafficking and drug markets.He holds a Master's in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town and is currently writing a book on illicit trade...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yifu Dong is a graduate of Beijing No. 4 High School and a history major at Yale College, class of 2017. His writing has appeared on Foreign Policy’s Tea Leaf Nation, and on the websites of The New...

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

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Andrew Dougherty is a macroeconomist who manages a China research team for Capital Group, one of the world’s largest actively managed mutual funds. He is also a hip-hop parody artist, under the...

Andrew Dougherty is a macroeconomist who manages a China research team for Capital Group, one of the world’s largest actively managed mutual funds. He is also a hip-hop parody artist, under the pseudonym Big Daddy Dough. Dougherty was trained as a classical and jazz violinist, and early instincts for composing his own parody music eventually focused on the hip-hop genre. He first came to Beijing in 2001 as an undergraduate student. After writing Runaway A-shares in 2007, as Chinese equities markets were overheating, he didn’t return to the China theme as a rapper until 2010, when he wrote and recorded “Beijing State of Mind.” From there, it was an eight-year journey to the culmination of this 21-track compendium of Sinohiphopfunkaliciousness, with tracks inspired by current events of the day in the Middle Kingdom, with a particular emphasis on the period from 2012-2016.

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

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

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

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

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Max Duncan is an award-winning British journalist, filmmaker, and director of photography, producing documentaries and features with a particular focus on China, where he has worked for almost a...

Max Duncan is an award-winning British journalist, filmmaker, and director of photography, producing documentaries and features with a particular focus on China, where he has worked for almost a decade. His recent work has been featured by media including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph, VICE, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg. He previously reported for five years as a video journalist for Reuters news agency, based in Beijing.Max divides his time between China and Europe, and speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Zaynab El Bernoussi teaches globalization, politics, and political economy of North Africa and the Middle East, international political economy, and development politics at the School of Humanities...

Zaynab El Bernoussi teaches globalization, politics, and political economy of North Africa and the Middle East, international political economy, and development politics at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Al Akhawayn University, a Master in Finance from IE Business School, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.She started her doctoral studies in International Relations at the University of Hong Kong and is now continuing her program at the Catholic University of Louvain under the supervision of Professor Vincent Legrand and Professor Baudouin Dupret.El Bernoussi is a Fulbright alumna and was a Carnegie visiting scholar at the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations under the mentorship of Professor Charles Kurzman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Before joining SAIS-CARI, Janet Eom researched the impact on society, environment, and labor relations of Chinese activity in Africa at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. She...

Before joining SAIS-CARI, Janet Eom researched the impact on society, environment, and labor relations of Chinese activity in Africa at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. She has worked on China-Africa issues in the Strategy and Policy Unit of the Office of the President in Rwanda and conducted field research on the role of Chinese business and investment in Rwandan economic development. She studied Mandarin at Peking University in China and holds a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University.source: The China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Insa Ewert is a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) based in Hamburg. Her research focuses on E.U.-China relations, in...

Insa Ewert is a Marie Curie Research Fellow and Doctoral Candidate at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) based in Hamburg. Her research focuses on E.U.-China relations, in particular in the field of trade and investment policy. Ewert regularly publishes in various blogs and outlets and is quoted in international media. As part of Young China Watchers’ global editorial team, Ewert regularly publishes interviews and original content on the YCW blog. She holds an MA in Development Studies and a BA in Political Science from the University of Vienna. Before joining GIGA, she worked with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Beijing and in the European Parliament.

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

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

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