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Douglas H. Paal is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International from 2006 to 2008 and was an...

Douglas H. Paal is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International from 2006 to 2008 and was an unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as Director of the American Institute in Taiwan from 2002 to 2006. He was on the National Security Council staffs of Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush between 1986 and 1993 as Director of Asian Affairs and then as Senior Director and special assistant to the president.Paal held positions in the policy planning staff at the State Department, as a senior analyst for the CIA, and at U.S. embassies in Singapore and Beijing. He has spoken and published frequently on Asian affairs and national security issues.

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Federico Pachetti is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral dissertation explores China’s relations with the United States from 1979 until 1992...

Federico Pachetti is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of Hong Kong. His doctoral dissertation explores China’s relations with the United States from 1979 until 1992. Pachetti is interested in the history and foreign relations of the P.R.C., U.S. foreign policy, the global economic history of the 20th century, and contemporary international relations.

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James Palmer is the Asia Editor at Foreign Policy. Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia (Faber...

James Palmer is the Asia Editor at Foreign Policy. Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia (Faber, 2008), short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and The Death of Mao: The Tangshan Earthquake and the Birth of the New China (Faber, 2012). He won the Spectator’s Shiva Naipaul Prize for travel writing in 2003. He lives in Beijing.

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Alexander V. Pantsov is Professor of History and holds the Edward and Mary Catherine Gerhold Chair in the Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Bolsheviks and...

Alexander V. Pantsov is Professor of History and holds the Edward and Mary Catherine Gerhold Chair in the Humanities at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2000), Mao: The Real Story (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and Deng Xiaoping (forthcoming).

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Jonas Parello-Plesner is the head of the foreign and security policy team at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the independent think tank European...

Jonas Parello-Plesner is the head of the foreign and security policy team at the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. He was previously a Senior Policy Fellow at the independent think tank European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). He was also Director of a development NGO with activities in Asia and served as Denmark’s Senior Advisor on China and North East Asia from 2005-2009. He has appeared on panels at the U.S. Congress and at the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs and international trade Committees on Chinese investments in Europe.Parello-Plesner co-authored the book China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad. He writes a weekly blog on Carnegie Europe on European questions set by Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune. He has written op-eds for or has been quoted in Financial Times, Le Monde, El Pais, International Herald Tribune, European Voice,...

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Jonathan S. Paris is a London-based specialist on regional political, security, and development issues. A long-time Middle East analyst, he has been traveling to the region for 50 years and was a...

Jonathan S. Paris is a London-based specialist on regional political, security, and development issues. A long-time Middle East analyst, he has been traveling to the region for 50 years and was a Middle East Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1994-2000. Paris moved to London in 2001 and began writing year-long studies of the future of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Europe, and Africa. His current study, which brought him to Beijing and Shanghai in June 2016, is “The Future of China in Africa 2035.”Paris received his B.A. from Yale University in comparative political and economic systems (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa). He did his graduate work at Stanford Law School from 1975-1978, where he studied Chinese law and society (including the barefoot doctor campaign) under Victor Hao Li, the first ethnic Chinese law professor in America. He practiced international...

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Yoon Jung Park is an expert on Chinese migration in Africa and a sociologist by training with nearly 20 years of experience on the African continent. She has spent the last dozen years developing...

Yoon Jung Park is an expert on Chinese migration in Africa and a sociologist by training with nearly 20 years of experience on the African continent. She has spent the last dozen years developing expertise on Chinese in Africa, both Chinese South African ethnic and national identity construction and new Chinese migrants on the continent. She is the Convener/Coordinator of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network at the China-Africa Knowledge Project.Park earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of the Witwatersrand and, prior to that, received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University in comparative politics and a B.A. from Pitzer College in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has published extensively in academic journals; is regularly consulted by the media, other scholars, and graduate students on Chinese in Africa; and has become...

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Emily Parker is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus &...

Emily Parker is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014). The book describes the impact of the Internet and social media in China, Cuba, and Russia.Previously, Parker was a member of Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning staff at the U.S. Department of State. While at State, she advised on issues related to Internet freedom, digital diplomacy, and open government, and traveled to the Middle East to explore the role of new media in post-revolutionary Egypt.Parker is a founder of a U.S.-China innovation project called Green Electronics: A US-China Maker Challenge. She is also a founder of Code4Country, the first open government codeathon between the United States and Russia. She is a former International Affairs Fellow at the Council...

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Brad Parks is the Executive Director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He leads a team of 30...

Brad Parks is the Executive Director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William & Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He leads a team of 30 program evaluators, policy analysts, and media and communication professionals who are responsible for equipping policymakers and practitioners with better evidence to improve how sustainable development investments are targeted, monitored, and evaluated.Parks’ research is focused on aid allocation and impact, development policy and practice, and the design and implementation of policy and institutional reforms in low-income and lower-middle income countries. His work has been published in disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals, including Science, World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, Global Environmental Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of...

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Clive Patterson has spent six years working in documentary film production, as a researcher, assistant producer, cameraman, editor, producer, and director on a number of productions for the BBC,...

Clive Patterson has spent six years working in documentary film production, as a researcher, assistant producer, cameraman, editor, producer, and director on a number of productions for the BBC, Channel 4, and Al Jazeera English. He is currently a Producer for Insight TWI: The World Investigates and has produced, directed, and edited numerous films for People & Power on Al-Jazeera English, including “Return to Rwanda” (2010), “The 1% Solution” (2010), “Fools Gold” (2011), “How to Rob Africa” (2012), “Kenya’s Ticking Timebomb” (2013), “Kagame” (2014), and a two-part series called “The Battle for Africa” (2014). Patterson was born in Japan and raised in the U.K.

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Jeffrey Payne joined the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center in 2012, after serving for five years as an Instructor of Political Science at Butler University. While at Butler, he taught classes on...

Jeffrey Payne joined the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center in 2012, after serving for five years as an Instructor of Political Science at Butler University. While at Butler, he taught classes on Asian politics, social movements, international relations, and political economy. Mr. Payne has also served as a consultant for the World Bank and as a faculty member for DePauw University.As a long time Asia Hand, Mr. Payne conducts analysis on Chinese foreign policy, South Asian security affairs, maritime security, and transnational movements. He is particularly interested in the intersection of maritime security and energy trade in the Indian Ocean. Presently, he serves as the NESA Center’s lead for engagements in the People’s Republic of China. He also serves as the director of the Next Generation Seminar, an ongoing NESA program devoted to the rising generation of leaders in the Middle...

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Richard Peña was the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, Peña organized retrospectives of...

Richard Peña was the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, Peña organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Roberto Gavaldon, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura, and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Norwegian, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Swedish, Taiwanese, and Argentine cinema. He is a Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, where he specializes in film theory and international cinema, and from 2006 to 2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. He is also currently the co-host of WNET/Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13.

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Kevin Peraino is a veteran foreign correspondent who has reported from around the world. A senior writer and Bureau Chief at Newsweek for a decade, he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for...

Kevin Peraino is a veteran foreign correspondent who has reported from around the world. A senior writer and Bureau Chief at Newsweek for a decade, he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for foreign reporting and part of a team that won the National Magazine Award in 2004. He is the author of A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, and Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and The Dawn of American Power (Crown, 2013).

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Peter C. Perdue is a Professor of History at Yale University. He has taught courses on East Asian history and civilization, Chinese social and economic history, the Silk Road, and historical...

Peter C. Perdue is a Professor of History at Yale University. He has taught courses on East Asian history and civilization, Chinese social and economic history, the Silk Road, and historical methodology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and SciencesPerdue’s first book, Exhausting the Earth: State and Peasant in Hunan, 1500-1850 A.D. (Harvard University Press, 1987), examined long-term agricultural change in one Chinese province. His book, China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Harvard University Press, 2005), discusses environmental change, ethnicity, long-term economic change, and military conquest in an integrated account of the Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian contention over Siberia and Central Eurasia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Perdue is a co-editor of two books on empires: Imperial Formations (SAR Press, 2007) and Shared...

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Anna Perez holds a bachelor’s degree in Global China Studies, with a minor in Political Studies, from both East China Normal University and New York University Shanghai, where she was a member of the...

Anna Perez holds a bachelor’s degree in Global China Studies, with a minor in Political Studies, from both East China Normal University and New York University Shanghai, where she was a member of the inaugural graduating class of 2017. After spending most of her adolescence growing up in Luanda, Angola, Perez’s research interests include Chinese influence and foreign aid in Africa.

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Jane Perlez is The New York Times bureau chief in Beijing. She writes about China’s foreign policy, in particular its relations with the United States and its Asian neighbors.Her first foreign...

Jane Perlez is The New York Times bureau chief in Beijing. She writes about China’s foreign policy, in particular its relations with the United States and its Asian neighbors.Her first foreign assignment for The New York Times was in East Africa covering civil conflict and famine. She has served as bureau chief in Kenya, Poland, Austria, Indonesia and Pakistan. She was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for reporting in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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William Pierce holds the graduate assistantship for The Carter Center’s China Program. He is a Masters student at Rollins School of Public Health, with a policy and management concentration. Pierce...

William Pierce holds the graduate assistantship for The Carter Center’s China Program. He is a Masters student at Rollins School of Public Health, with a policy and management concentration. Pierce served in the Peace Corps, living in a Ghanaian village and carrying out public health programs from 2013 to 2015. He holds an executive position in the Rollins Returned Peace Corps Committee. Pierce has worked at CARE International within the new business development department, responding to U.S. government solicitations, including those from USAID. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University at Buffalo. He speaks Hausa and Buili.

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Eva Pils is a Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, a Non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of...

Eva Pils is a Reader in Transnational Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, a Non-resident Research Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute at the New York University School of Law, and author of China’s Human Rights Lawyers: Advocacy and Resistance (Routledge, 2014).

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Elizabeth Plantan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Cornell University. Her doctoral research examines state-society relations under authoritarianism, with a focus on environmental civil society...

Elizabeth Plantan is a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Cornell University. Her doctoral research examines state-society relations under authoritarianism, with a focus on environmental civil society in Russia and China. Currently, she is working on a project analyzing the development and implementation of the Russian law on “foreign agents” and the Chinese Foreign NGO Law, with a focus on the two laws’ differential effect on environmental groups. Her analysis has appeared both in academic and popular press, including The New York Times and Transitions Online. Plantan holds an M.A. from the Russian & East European Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington and a B.A. in Government and Russian & East European Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Stephen R. Platt is the author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, a new history of the Taiping Rebellion in global context published. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts,...

Stephen R. Platt is the author of Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, a new history of the Taiping Rebellion in global context published. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds a PhD in Chinese history from Yale University, where his dissertation was awarded the Theron Rockwell Field Prize. He is also the author of Provincial Patriots: The Hunanese and Modern China (Harvard, 2007), and won the Smart Family Foundation Prize in 2004 for an article on Harvard’s first Chinese teacher. An undergraduate English major, Platt spent two years after college as a Yale-China teacher in Hunan province before returning to graduate school for Chinese history. From 2008 to 2010 he was a fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, and his research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the...

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Jan Philipp Poeter holds masters degrees from Peking University and L.S.E. in Public Policy and Administration and will shortly join Alibaba in Hangzhou, focusing on the company’s...

Jan Philipp Poeter holds masters degrees from Peking University and L.S.E. in Public Policy and Administration and will shortly join Alibaba in Hangzhou, focusing on the company’s internationalization strategy. Before that he worked for Deutsche Bank in London, various Parliaments, multinational corporations, business associations and in the private sector in China and the European Union. On the Global Editorial Board of Young China Watchers he is involved in original research on China-related issues as well as editorial content for Young China Watchers. His articles and contributions on current Chinese affairs have been featured on YCW’s blog, the Diplomat, E.U.-China Observer and other platforms.

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Jonathan D. Pollack is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as...

Jonathan D. Pollack is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as Director of Thornton Center during 2012-2014. Prior to joining Brookings in late 2010, he was Professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and Chairman of the Strategic Research Department at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he is now a Professor Emeritus. Between 1978 and 2000 he worked at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California, in a wide array of research and senior management capacities. In addition, he has taught at Brandeis University, the Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, UCLA, and the Naval War College.Dr. Pollack’s principal research interests include Chinese security strategy; U.S.-China relations; U.S. strategy in Asia and the Pacific; Korean politics...

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John Pomfret was a longtime, award-winning correspondent with The Washington Post. He covered big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey, and northeastern...

John Pomfret was a longtime, award-winning correspondent with The Washington Post. He covered big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey, and northeastern Iran. Pomfret spent seven years covering China—one in the late 1980s during the Tiananmen Square protests, and then from 1998 until the end of 2003 as the Bureau Chief for The Washington Post in Beijing. Returning to the United States in 2004, Pomfret was the paper’s West Coast Bureau Chief for two years before being appointed the Editor of its Outlook section, the Post’s weekly commentary section, which he ran from 2007 until September 2009. Pomfret moved back to China in 2011 to undertake research funded by a Fulbright grant and the Smith Richardson Foundation for his new book The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.Pomfret speaks, reads, and...

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Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music...

Richard Poplak was born and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He trained as a filmmaker and fine artist at Montreal’s Concordia University and has produced and directed numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. Now a full-time writer, Poplak is a senior contributor at South Africa’s leading news site, Daily Maverick, and a frequent contributor to publications all over the world. He is a member of Deca Stories, the international long-form non-fiction collective. Since 2010, Poplak has been traveling across Africa, seeking out the catalysts and characters behind the continent’s 21st century metamorphosis. He is the co-author of Continental Shift: A Journey Into Africa’s Changing Fortunes.

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Rob Precht is President of Justice Labs, a career mentoring website for public interest lawyers, and he is the former China Country Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law...

Rob Precht is President of Justice Labs, a career mentoring website for public interest lawyers, and he is the former China Country Director of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law. Previously, he was an Assistant Dean of the University of Michigan Law School, and a federal public defender in Manhattan. He is the author of Defending Mohammad: Justice on Trial (Cornell University Press, 2003) and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, South China Morning Post, and other publications.

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Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Prize, and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her...

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man, winner of the Dayton Literary Prize, and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her nonfiction book, Reading Like a Writer, was a New York Times bestseller. Among her 14 fiction books, her novel Household Saints was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. Her latest novel, Goldengrove, was published in September 2008. A distinguished critic and essayist, Prose has taught literature for more than twenty years at major universities. She is the president of the PEN American Center board of trustees. Prose lives in New York City.

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Pu Zhiqiang, an executive partner at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, is a pioneering free speech lawyer and civil rights activist. His other areas of practice include finance, real estate, reputation...

Pu Zhiqiang, an executive partner at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, is a pioneering free speech lawyer and civil rights activist. His other areas of practice include finance, real estate, reputation protection, bankruptcy, unjust competition law, antitrust law, and private housing loans.His clients have included the investigative journalists Chen Guidi and Wu Chuntao, whom Pu successfully defended against a defamation suit arising from their best-selling exposé of local corruption in the Chinese countryside published in English as Will the Boat Sink the Water? (PublicAffairs, 2006), as well as, more recently, the artist Ai Weiwei.He writes frequently in Chinese on a wide range of issues related to law and freedom of expression. His work in English has also appeared in The New York Times and the China Media Project.Pu studied history at Nankai University and law at the China University of...

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Amy Qin is an Asia-based journalist.

Amy Qin is an Asia-based journalist.

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Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Quek serves on the Board of the China Carbon Forum and was the first...

Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Quek serves on the Board of the China Carbon Forum and was the first Executive Director of the Beijing Energy Network. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was with Citigroup for close to a decade, where he was with the investment research team in Singapore and led Citigroup Singapore’s CSR & Volunteerism committee in 2008. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an M.Sc. in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.Quek is a regular commentator on China's energy and environmental issues, contributing to the Financial Times and South China Morning Post, and he has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, and CCTV, and speaks regularly at investment summits...

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Sergey Radchenko is a Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.He is the author of Two Suns in the...

Sergey Radchenko is a Professor of International Relations at Cardiff University and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.He is the author of Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press, 2009) and Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is currently working on a history of Chinese foreign relations since 1949.

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Julian Rademeyer is an award-winning South African investigative journalist, a senior research fellow with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime and is currently leading a...

Julian Rademeyer is an award-winning South African investigative journalist, a senior research fellow with the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime and is currently leading a project for TRAFFIC on protection of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems. Rademeyer is the author of the best-selling book, Killing for Profit: Exposing the Illegal Rhino Horn Trade. His two previous reports for the Global Initiative, “Tipping Point: Transnational Organised Crime and the ‘War’ on Poaching” and “Beyond Borders: Crime, Conservation and Criminal Networks in the Illicit Rhino Horn Trade” together represent one of the most current and in-depth investigations into the illicit networks enabling the desecration of the rhino species in Southern Africa.

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Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy at TERI University,...

Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a Distinguished Professor of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego and UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy at TERI University, Delhi, India.Ramanathan discovered the greenhouse effect of halocarbons, particularly CFCs, in 1975. Along with R. Madden, in 1980 he predicted that global warming would be detected by 2000. In 1985, he led the first international NASA/WMO/UNEP assessment on the climate effects of non-CO2 greenhouse gases and concluded that they are as important as CO2 to global climate change. He was among a team of four that developed the first version of the U.S. community climate model in the 1980, and Ramanathan has done other significant work in the field of climate change.He now leads Project Surya, which mitigates black carbon and other climate warming emissions from solid biomass cooking in South...

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Federico Rampini is a journalist and a writer. Since 2009, he has been based in New York as the U.S. Bureau Chief of la Repubblica, the leading national newspaper in Italy. Previously, he served as a...

Federico Rampini is a journalist and a writer. Since 2009, he has been based in New York as the U.S. Bureau Chief of la Repubblica, the leading national newspaper in Italy. Previously, he served as a columnist and correspondent for la Repubblica in Beijing, where he inaugurated the newspaper’s China bureau in July 2004. As a special envoy, he travels frequently to India, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and covers global summits: G8, G20. From 2000 to 2004, Rampini was La Repubblica’s West Coast correspondent, based in San Francisco. From 1997 to 2000, he was the European editor, covering the creation of the euro in Brussels and Frankfurt. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism, at the Shanghai University of Economics and Finance, and currently at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan. A prolific author on global economic and...

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David Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, including his final assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission and, following the 2016 election, as the Chargé d’Affaires (Acting...

David Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, including his final assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission and, following the 2016 election, as the Chargé d’Affaires (Acting Ambassador) at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In addition to six Foreign Service assignments in greater China (three in Beijing, two at the American Institute in Taiwan, and one at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai), Rank served at the U.S. embassies in Kabul, Athens, and Port Louis (Mauritius). His domestic assignments included jobs as Director of the State’s Office of Afghanistan Affairs, Senior Advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Korea desk officer. From 2012-2013, he was a Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. In...

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Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is the head of the Paris office and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. From 2011 to 2015, he headed the Political Affairs Division of the...

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil is the head of the Paris office and a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. From 2011 to 2015, he headed the Political Affairs Division of the Department for U.N. Affairs at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. In this capacity, he was responsible for French foreign policy at the United Nations Security Council, including peacekeeping and sanctions. Prior to that, he held various postings within the French diplomatic service, including in Washington, D.C. and at the Policy Planning Staff (Centre d’Analyse, de Prévision et de Stratégie).He was also a rapporteur for French white papers on defense and national security and on foreign and European policy. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Visiting Fellow in the Europe Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Paul Ratje is a photojournalist based in Asia who focuses on social issues, cultures, and travel photography. He lives in Taiwan, where he moved to learn Mandarin and where he documents the struggles...

Paul Ratje is a photojournalist based in Asia who focuses on social issues, cultures, and travel photography. He lives in Taiwan, where he moved to learn Mandarin and where he documents the struggles of Southeast Asian migrant workers on the island. As a photographer, he aspires to create images which will provoke thought and promote change.

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Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His work focuses on U.S.-China relations, regional security in East Asia, and U.S...

Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His work focuses on U.S.-China relations, regional security in East Asia, and U.S. national security policy.From 2015 to 2017, Ratner served as the deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, covering the global portfolio with particular focus on Asia and China policy, the South China Sea, North Korea, and U.S. alliances in Asia. From 2011 to 2012, while a CFR international affairs fellow, he served in the office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the State Department covering China’s external relations in Asia. He also previously worked in the U.S. Senate on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and in the office of Senator Joe Biden. Outside of government, Ratner has worked as a senior fellow and deputy director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program...

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Benjamin L. Read is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His book, Roots of the State: Neighborhood Organization and Social Networks in Beijing and Taipei (...

Benjamin L. Read is an Associate Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His book, Roots of the State: Neighborhood Organization and Social Networks in Beijing and Taipei (Stanford University Press, 2012), uses surveys, interviews, and participant observation to compare the ways in which constituents perceive and interact with the urban administrative structures found in China, Taiwan, and elsewhere in the region. With Diana Kapiszewski and Lauren Morris MacLean, he is coauthor of Field Research in Political Science: Practices and Principles (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He edited Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia: Straddling State and Society (Routledge, 2009), also on the role of state-sponsored organizations, and has published research on civil society groups as well, including China’s nascent homeowner associations...

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Claire Reade is a Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. From...

Claire Reade is a Senior Associate with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to that position, she was the Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement from 2006 to 2010.Reade has litigated numerous U.S. agency proceedings and court appears, and has represented clients on NAFTA and WTO-related goods and services. She is a frequent lecturer on international trade issues.

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Ricardo Reboredo is Ph.D. student at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include urbanization, development, and Sino-African relations. Reboredo’s current work is focused on the...

Ricardo Reboredo is Ph.D. student at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include urbanization, development, and Sino-African relations. Reboredo’s current work is focused on the geopolitical and geo-economic impact of Chinese-funded mega projects in Africa, specifically South Africa.He holds a B.A and M.A. from the University of Miami, where his research focused on trends in urbanization and economic restructuring in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Iskander Rehman is a Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. Prior to joining the Pell Center, Rehman...

Iskander Rehman is a Senior Fellow for International Relations at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University. Prior to joining the Pell Center, Rehman was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the International Order and Strategy Program (IOS) at the Brookings Institution. He has also served as a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a Stanton Nuclear Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and as a Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, all in Washington, D.C. Rehman has also lived and worked in India, holding visiting fellowships at the Observer Research Foundation and the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, both in New Delhi.He has published a number of think tank monographs, book chapters, and articles in journals such as the Naval War College Review, India Review, and Asian Security. Rehman’s research...

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Shaun Rein is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He works with boards, CEOs, and...

Shaun Rein is the Founder and Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world’s leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He works with boards, CEOs, and senior executives of Fortune 500 and leading Chinese companies, private equity firms, SMEs, and long/hedge funds to develop their China growth and investment strategies.Rein is the author of The War for China’s Wallet: Profiting from the New World Order, The End of Cheap China, and The End of Copycat China. Publishers Weekly named “Cheap” a Top 10 business book for 2012. The Financial Times called “Copycat” “Intriguing.”Rein is regularly featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The Financial Times. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times. He frequently appears on CNN, BBC, NPR, MarketPlace, CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS, and MSNBC. Rein formerly taught executive education classes for...

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Maria Repnikova studies Chinese media and governance and China-Russia relations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her...

Maria Repnikova studies Chinese media and governance and China-Russia relations. Currently, she is a post-doctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Her analysis has appeared both in the academic and popular press, such as The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Policy. Her current projects examine the practice of media oversight in China, China’s new persuasion methods in the digital age, media management in China and Russia, and the political training of Chinese journalists. In the past, Repnikova spent a year on the China-Russia border as a Fulbright Scholar, and she held a fellowship from the Overseas Press Club at Reuters in Beijing. Repnikova holds a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Politics from the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

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Hyeon-Ju Rho is an American public interest lawyer who has advocated for the rights of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and abroad. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights...

Hyeon-Ju Rho is an American public interest lawyer who has advocated for the rights of vulnerable groups in the U.S. and abroad. She began her career as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and later practiced poverty law as a staff attorney at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. Hyeon-Ju has also supported social justice movements internationally, as the Country Director of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative program in China. Hyeon-Ju is a graduate of Swarthmore College and New York University Law School, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and co-founder of the annual Korematsu Lecture honoring Asian American contributions to the law.

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Sophie Richardson is the China Director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Richardson is the author of numerous...

Sophie Richardson is the China Director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights. She is the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Columbia University Press, 2009), an in-depth examination of China’s foreign policy since 1954’s Geneva Conference, including rare interviews with policymakers.

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Stein Ringen is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He was a Professor of Welfare Studies at the University of Stockholm and has...

Stein Ringen is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He was a Professor of Welfare Studies at the University of Stockholm and has held visiting professorships and fellowships in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Brno, Barbados, Jerusalem, Sydney, and Harvard University. He has been Assistant Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, a consultant to the United Nations, and a news and feature reporter with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. His books include What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government (Princeton 2007, Chinese version published by Xinhua 2012), The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted Itself from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy (co-authored, Oxford 2011), and The Possibility of Politics: A Study in the Political Economy of the Welfare State (Oxford 1987...

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Sidney Rittenberg is founder and president of the China consulting team Rittenberg Associates, Inc. He lived and worked in China for thirty-five years after World War II, when he joined the United...

Sidney Rittenberg is founder and president of the China consulting team Rittenberg Associates, Inc. He lived and worked in China for thirty-five years after World War II, when he joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in China following his US Army training in Chinese Language and Area Studies. During the Mao Zedong era, Rittenberg was held in solitary confinement for sixteen years on suspicion of being an American spy.Rittenberg is former Frey Distinguished Professor of Chinese History at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and is currently is Visiting Professor of China Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. He is a frequent keynote speaker at business seminars and has been the subject of numerous TV and media interviews, in both the USA and China. Rittenberg is co-author, with Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett, of The Man...

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Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the...

Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.His book Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, 2014) examines the challenges, risks, and opportunities of what is likely...

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Gerald Roche is a Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute. His research focuses on issues of ethnicity, nationalism, identity, and language in China’s...

Gerald Roche is a Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute. His research focuses on issues of ethnicity, nationalism, identity, and language in China’s Tibetan areas. His publications have appeared in Asian Ethnicity, Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, Language Documentation and Description, and Asian Ethnicity. His edited volume of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, on linguistic diversity and endangerment in Tibet, was published in May 2017.

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Nicholas Rosellini has been the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in the People’s Republic of China since October 2016.Prior to this,...

Nicholas Rosellini has been the United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in the People’s Republic of China since October 2016.Prior to this, he served as UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific since January 2009, and most recently also as Director of the Bangkok Regional Hub. Rosellini has also served as U.N. Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Bhutan (2005-2008) and in various capacities in UNDP, including Director, Office of the Assistant Administrator (2000-2005); Deputy Resident Representative, Vietnam (1996-2000); Assistant Resident Representative, Pakistan (1992-1996); Program Advisor, Ethiopia (1989-1992); and Program Officer, Ghana (1986-1989).Rosellini holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in...

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Daniel H. Rosen is the founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG), and leads the firm’s work on China and the world economy. Rosen’s specific client activities include analysis of China-U.S. policy...

Daniel H. Rosen is the founding partner of the Rhodium Group (RHG), and leads the firm’s work on China and the world economy. Rosen’s specific client activities include analysis of China-U.S. policy dynamics, interpretation of Chinese economic data, and facilitation of meetings with senior Chinese officials, executives, and thought leaders both inside and outside China.Since 2001, Rosen has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a Visiting Fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC, where he has been affiliated since 1993. His sixth Institute book, on China-Taiwan economic relations, was published in December 2010; he is currently working on his seventh, on global direct investment by Chinese companies. In 2011, Rosen released (with RHG Research Director Thilo Hanemann) An...

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Stanley Rosen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at...

Stanley Rosen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2011. He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China over forty times over the last thirty years. His courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics theory, and politics and film in comparative perspective.The author or editor of eight books and many articles, Rosen has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, and film and the media. He is the co-editor of Chinese Education and Society and a frequent guest editor of other translation...

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Joshua Rosenzweig is an independent researcher and translator based in Hong Kong, where he focuses on human rights and criminal justice issues in China. He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from...

Joshua Rosenzweig is an independent researcher and translator based in Hong Kong, where he focuses on human rights and criminal justice issues in China. He received his Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he wrote a thesis on the interactions between criminal justice and public opinion in contemporary China. From 2002 to 2011, he was a Researcher for The Dui Hua Foundation, where he developed the foundation’s comprehensive database of information about Chinese political and religious prisoners and authored more than a dozen volumes in its series of occasional publications. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Rosenzweig pursued graduate studies in Modern Chinese History at the University of California at Berkeley and has extensive research experience working in Chinese archives and libraries.

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Lester Ross is Managing Partner of WilmerHale’s Beijing office where he advises foreign and Chinese clients on transactional, regulatory, and strategic matters. Ross has a Ph.D. in Political Science...

Lester Ross is Managing Partner of WilmerHale’s Beijing office where he advises foreign and Chinese clients on transactional, regulatory, and strategic matters. Ross has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard.

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Viola Rothschild is a Fulbright Scholar at Zhejiang University in Jinhua where she is pursuing research on African entrepreneurs in China. She is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in the United...

Viola Rothschild is a Fulbright Scholar at Zhejiang University in Jinhua where she is pursuing research on African entrepreneurs in China. She is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in the United States and currently blogs on her experiences in China on her website, Sinophiles. ...

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Gary Roughead is the former Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2011 after 38 years of service and is one of only two admirals to have commanded both the Pacific and Atlantic...

Gary Roughead is the former Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy. He retired in 2011 after 38 years of service and is one of only two admirals to have commanded both the Pacific and Atlantic fleets.

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Zander Rounds is the Nairobi-based Research Manager for the non-profit organization China House Kenya. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a recent Fulbright scholar. He...

Zander Rounds is the Nairobi-based Research Manager for the non-profit organization China House Kenya. He is a graduate of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a recent Fulbright scholar. He has traveled repeatedly to China since 2007 and currently lives and works with Chinese communities in Nairobi. Rounds writes and conducts extensive research on Chinese-African relations (economics, politics, and people), democratization in Africa, and international development.

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Crispin Rovere is a former convenor of the Australian Labor Party’s ACT International Affairs Policy Committee. He is a regular contributor to think tank publications such as The National Interest...

Crispin Rovere is a former convenor of the Australian Labor Party’s ACT International Affairs Policy Committee. He is a regular contributor to think tank publications such as The National Interest and the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s The Interpreter, and has authored several journal publications on nuclear policy. Rovere was a Ph.D. candidate at the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He previously worked in Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

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Born and raised in Canada, Mark Rowswell began studying Chinese in the mid 1980s, first at the University of Toronto and later at Beijing University. Shortly after arriving in Beijing, a chance...

Born and raised in Canada, Mark Rowswell began studying Chinese in the mid 1980s, first at the University of Toronto and later at Beijing University. Shortly after arriving in Beijing, a chance opportunity to appear on television unexpectedly gave him national exposure under the stage name “Dashan” and an entrance into the world of xiangsheng, a traditional form of Chinese comedic dialogue. Repeated appearances on programs with audiences in the hundreds of millions gradually turned Dashan into a household name across China and a cultural icon as “a foreigner but not an outsider.”As an active participant in the Chinese media landscape, he has had a front-row seat to witness the massive changes in Chinese society over the past twenty-five years. His media work has included comedic performance, television hosting, dramatic acting, educational programming, commercial endorsement, and a...

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Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy is Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001 after a career...

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy is Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2001 after a career spanning forty-five years with the U.S. Department of State. A fluent Chinese speaker, he spent much of his Foreign Service career in East Asia, where his assignments included Bangkok (twice), Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing (twice), Singapore, and Jakarta. He also specialized in Soviet affairs and served in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Before taking up Russian studies, he was one of the first two Foreign Service Officers to study Mongolian. Ambassador Roy rose to become a three-time ambassador, serving as the top U.S. envoy in Singapore (1984-86), the People’s Republic of China (1991-95), and Indonesia (1996-99). In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank...

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Lotus Ruan is a research fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research looks at how digital information and communications technologies are used...

Lotus Ruan is a research fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research looks at how digital information and communications technologies are used by the state and society. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, ChinaFile, and Tech in Asia.

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Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. Rudd conducted a major research project on the future of U.S.-China...

Kevin Rudd is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute. He served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister and as Foreign Minister. Rudd conducted a major research project on the future of U.S.-China relations at Harvard's Kennedy School. As Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, Rudd is leading a review of the U.N. system. He is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House in London, a Distinguished Statesman with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Paulson Institute in Chicago. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, serves as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and co-chairs the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum...

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Maya E. Rudolph is a filmmaker and writer based in Beijing and New York City. She has contributed writing and visual media to dGenerate Films and to Pangbianr, of which she is also a co-founder. She...

Maya E. Rudolph is a filmmaker and writer based in Beijing and New York City. She has contributed writing and visual media to dGenerate Films and to Pangbianr, of which she is also a co-founder. She is the director of Iceberg,a narrative film about a Beijing rock band. Maya holds a B.A. in English and Film from Columbia University.

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Walter Ruigu is the Managing Director of China Africa Merchants Advisors Limited (CAMAL), an independent trade and investment advisory firm operating from Nairobi, Kenya and Beijing, China. CAMAL...

Walter Ruigu is the Managing Director of China Africa Merchants Advisors Limited (CAMAL), an independent trade and investment advisory firm operating from Nairobi, Kenya and Beijing, China. CAMAL supports producers of mineral commodities in accessing China and Asian markets. The firm also supports mining and construction companies in their international procurement of capital equipment. Correspondingly, CAMAL supports Chinese companies with a “go global” agenda to enter the African market. CAMAL has worked with mining and construction companies in various countries, enabling them to successfully export minerals such as manganese and chrome to China and to procure quality capital goods. It has also facilitated numerous strategic partnerships between Chinese and African companies.

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Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most...

Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region.Prior to joining the NSC in January 2009, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and had assignments as U.S. Consul...

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David Rutstein, MD, MPH is the Vice President for Medical Affairs for United Family Healthcare (UFH). As such, he is responsible for leading and developing the medical staff throughout the UFH system...

David Rutstein, MD, MPH is the Vice President for Medical Affairs for United Family Healthcare (UFH). As such, he is responsible for leading and developing the medical staff throughout the UFH system. As a senior health executive, public health expert, and clinician, he has created and led innovative clinical, administrative, management, emergency response, and executive level teams and organizations during a twenty-four-year career in the United States government.Prior to joining UFH in 2011, Rutstein retired from the United States government where he held the rank of Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service and served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States.Rutstein received a medical degree from Brown University and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has received...

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Sandra Rwese is the Founder and Director of the Kampala, Uganda-based tourism advisory firm Gulu & Hirst. Launched in 2014, G&H advises tourism, banking, academic, and other service...

Sandra Rwese is the Founder and Director of the Kampala, Uganda-based tourism advisory firm Gulu & Hirst. Launched in 2014, G&H advises tourism, banking, academic, and other service sectors how to train their staff, advertise online, and engage Chinese customers. Rwese speaks conversant Mandarin and has traveled extensively throughout both China and Africa.

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Hannah Ryder is the Head of Policy and Partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. She leads a group of national and international experts in UNDP to support China to...

Hannah Ryder is the Head of Policy and Partnerships for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. She leads a group of national and international experts in UNDP to support China to cooperate practically and effectively with other countries and develop its positions on various key international issues, including the post-2015 development agenda, China’s climate change policy, and China’s development cooperation. The group also provides analysis on China’s key domestic policies, and publishes the biennial China-specific Human Development Report. Prior to her assignment in Beijing for the UNDP, Ryder worked in the United Kingdom’s Department For International Development in London, where she specialized in climate change issues among other fields. She is a native of Kenya and holds degrees from both the University of London and the University of Sussex.

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Gilles Sabrié (b. 1964, France) is an independent photographer based in Beijing. After years working in television, he switched careers to embrace documentary photography. Since then, he has focused...

Gilles Sabrié (b. 1964, France) is an independent photographer based in Beijing. After years working in television, he switched careers to embrace documentary photography. Since then, he has focused on documenting social changes in China. Besides documenting major events such as the Beijing Olympics, and the Sichuan earthquake, Gilles has produced several stories such as 175 Meters (about the Three Gorges Dam) and the traveling opera. He has contributed to National Geographic’s “Inside China”, “9 Days in the Kingdom” celebrating Thailand, and is the author of the web documentary Zhang, une jeunesse Chinoise for the French broadcaster France 5. His work has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Le Monde, Focus and L’Espresso. He is a regular contributor to the French daily Libération.

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Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Trained at the University of Michigan and Columbia University (Ph.D.,...

Marshall Sahlins is the Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. Trained at the University of Michigan and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1954), his main ethnographic experience and many of his writings concern Pacific Island peoples, their cultures, and their histories. Most particularly, he has worked extensively in the Fiji Islands and on the history of Hawai'i. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the British Academy and a former fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, he is the author of a number of books, including several on the nature of culture and the cultural varieties of history. Co-founder and Executive Director of Prickly Paradigm Press, he has also contributed two works to this pamphleteering enterprise, Waiting For Foucault, Still and The Western Illusion of Human Nature. Professor...

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Anthony Saich is the Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching courses on comparative...

Anthony Saich is the Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching courses on comparative political institutions, democratic governance, and transitional economies with a focus on China. In his capacity as Ash Center Director, Saich also serves as the Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and the Faculty Chair of the China Programs, the Asia Energy Leaders Program, and the Leadership Transformation in Indonesia Program, which provide training programs for national and local Chinese and Indonesian officials.Saich first visited China as a student in 1976 and continues to visit each year. Currently, he is a guest professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. He also advises a wide range of government, private, and nonprofit...

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Ilaria Maria Sala was born in Italy and grew up in Bologna and Florence. She has studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Beijing Normal University, and Beijing University. After a few...

Ilaria Maria Sala was born in Italy and grew up in Bologna and Florence. She has studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Beijing Normal University, and Beijing University. After a few years in Japan she is now based in Hong Kong, where she writes about China and Asia. Sala is the author of Il Dio dell’Asia: Religione e Politica in Oriente: Un Reportage (Italian; Il Saggiatore, 2006) (winner of the Bruce Chatwin Award for Travel Literature), a book of travel features about religion; and a volume of essays, Lettere dalla Cina (Italian; Una Città, 2011). She writes for the Italian daily La Stampa (for which she won the Igor Man award for journalism in 2011) and contributes to The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is passionate about a lot of topics, but particularly enthusiastic about ceramics, tea, and the Qianlong Emperor.Ilaria Maria Sala was born in...

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Suzanne Sataline is an award-winning correspondent whose work has been published by Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Popular...

Suzanne Sataline is an award-winning correspondent whose work has been published by Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Popular Science, and Pacific Standard. Sataline was a national correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, covering religion. Between 2013 and 2015, while based in Hong Kong, she covered the city’s democracy movement. In 2001, she lived in Russia and has returned to the country on reporting trips. She is a 2017 Alicia Patterson fellow focusing on Hong Kong’s politics. Before that, she was awarded a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University, a Knight Fellowship in International Journalism, and a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism. She has taught at Columbia University, the City University of New York, the University of Hong Kong, and in classrooms and newsrooms in Tbilisi, Georgia and Baku,...

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Kate Saunders is a writer and analyst specializing in Tibet who works for the International Campaign for Tibet, an international NGO based in Washington and several European capitals. She has...

Kate Saunders is a writer and analyst specializing in Tibet who works for the International Campaign for Tibet, an international NGO based in Washington and several European capitals. She has authored numerous reports on Tibet and her articles have been published in print media worldwide including The Sunday Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. She is the author of Eighteen Layers of Hell: Stories from the Chinese Gulag (Cassell, 1996).

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Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies...

Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he was Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999 to 2003, and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1989 to 1994. Saunders attended Harvard College and received his M.P.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

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Barry Sautman is a Professor in the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He primarily teaches international law, China-U.S. relations, contemporary China,...

Barry Sautman is a Professor in the Division of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He primarily teaches international law, China-U.S. relations, contemporary China, ethnicity, and nationalism. One of his areas of research has been ethnic politics in China and comparative perspective, including ethnic policies, the political economic and legal aspects of the Tibet and Xinjiang issues. He has examined the global mystification by politicians and media of these questions, as well as the issue of dissent in China. His other area is China-Africa links, including political economy, labor rights, migration between China and Africa, and interactions between Chinese and Africans, representations and perceptions of China and Chinese in Africa, and the supposed strategic rivalry between the U.S. and China in Africa. Sautman has published several monographs and...

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Robert Scalapino was the founder and first Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of...

Robert Scalapino was the founder and first Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and the founding director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1978 to 1990. During his undergraduate studies at what is now the University of California, Santa Barbara, and while he earned his masters and PhD at Harvard University, Professor Scalapino studied politics, mostly focusing on US-European relations. During World War II, he served as a Naval officer and was trained in Japanese language, sparking his interest in East Asian studies. He began teaching at the University of California, Berkeley in 1949, ending his career there as the Robson Research Professor of Government, Emeritus.Professor Scalapino authored thirty-nine books on East Asia, demonstrating his broad knowledge of the region and influence in the field. He...

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George B. Schaller is a field biologist, born in 1933, who for years was affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Society and more recently also with Panthera, both located in New York. He spent...

George B. Schaller is a field biologist, born in 1933, who for years was affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Society and more recently also with Panthera, both located in New York. He spent much of his time during the past half-century in Asia, Africa, and South America, studying and helping protect a variety of species and their habitats. These studies have been the basis for his scientific and popular writings including books such as The Year of the Gorilla, The Deer and the Tiger, The Serengeti Lion, The Last Panda, and Tibet Wild. He continues his research and conservation work on the Tibetan Plateau of China, and also in India, Brazil, and other countries.

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Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate...

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of fifteen books, ten of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) (co-authored with John Delury), Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangri-La from the Himalayas to Hollywood (Metropolitan Books, 2000), The China Reader: The Reform Years (Vintage, 1998), and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders (Simon & Schuster, 1994). He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The...

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Before founding Tripod Advisors, David Schlesinger was Chairman of Thomson Reuters China and was the global information services group’s senior representative in the region. He was responsible for...

Before founding Tripod Advisors, David Schlesinger was Chairman of Thomson Reuters China and was the global information services group’s senior representative in the region. He was responsible for building relationships, providing thought leadership and advising on strategy for operations across Thomson Reuters interests in financial markets, legal and regulatory databases, scientific information and journalism. He was appointed to that role after four years as Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News, running all aspects of the 3,000-journalist strong international news service. Before that, Schlesinger was Global Managing Editor of Reuters news for three years, in charge of the worldwide operations and news editing. Schlesinger joined Reuters Hong Kong bureau in 1987 as a correspondent.From 1989 to 1995, he ran Reuters editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region in a...

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Rob Schmitz is a China correspondent, based in Shanghai, for Marketplace. His reporting in Japan—from the hardest-hit areas near the failing Fukushima nuclear power plant following the earthquake and...

Rob Schmitz is a China correspondent, based in Shanghai, for Marketplace. His reporting in Japan—from the hardest-hit areas near the failing Fukushima nuclear power plant following the earthquake and tsunami—was included in the publication “100 Great Stories,” celebrating the centennial of Columbia University’s Journalism School. In 2012, Schmitz exposed the fabrications in Mike Daisey’s account of Apple’s supply chain on This American Life. His report was featured in the show’s “Retraction” episode, the most downloaded episode in the program’s 16-year history.Prior to joining Marketplace, Schmitz was the Los Angeles bureau chief for KQED’s The California Report. He also worked as the Orange County reporter for KPCC, and as a reporter for MPR, covering rural Minnesota. Prior to his radio career, Schmitz lived and worked in China; first as a teacher in the Peace Corps, then as a...

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James Schneider is the Editorial Director of New African magazine and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Think Africa Press. He read Theology at the University of Oxford and has a particular...

James Schneider is the Editorial Director of New African magazine and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of Think Africa Press. He read Theology at the University of Oxford and has a particular interest in the study of political economy, capital flows, and equitable development. He is also a frequent commentator on African affairs for Monocle24 radio and other media.

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Witney Schneidman is a nonresident fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Sub-Saharan...

Witney Schneidman is a nonresident fellow with the Africa Growth Initiative and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Sub-Saharan African Advisory Committee at the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Corporate Council on Africa. He is president of Schneidman & Associates International (SAI). Since 2001, SAI has helped American and international companies and non-governmental organizations achieve their commercial and program objectives in Africa. SAI has worked on a variety of projects in a number of sectors in Africa.Schneidman helped to create the Africa-China-U.S. Trilateral Dialogue on behalf of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brenthurst Foundation, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has also worked for compliance with the...

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Michael Schoenhals is a Professor of Chinese in the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. A former Berkeley and Harvard post-doc, he is known as the founder of the garbology...

Michael Schoenhals is a Professor of Chinese in the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. A former Berkeley and Harvard post-doc, he is known as the founder of the garbology school of Cultural Revolution research. Among other books, he is the author of Mao's Last Revolution (co-authored with Roderick MacFarquhar) (Harvard University Press, 2006), available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese. He recently concluded a decade of work on book called Spying for the People: Mao's Secret Agents, 1949–1967 (Cambridge University Press, 2013), described by the CIA’s Hayden Peake in Studies in Intelligence as “an extraordinarily fine work of historical scholarship on a topic about which little had been known.” He is an advisor to the PRC History Group, a trans-national network of scholars managing H-PRC, an H-Net channel that hosts scholarly...

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Derek M. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Asian economic issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies...

Derek M. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Asian economic issues and trends. In particular, he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and U.S. economic relations with China and India. Scissors is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the Chinese economy.Before joining AEI, Scissors was a senior research fellow in the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation. He has also worked in London for Intelligence Research Ltd., taught economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong, and served as an action officer in international economics and energy for the U.S. Department of Defense.Scissors has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in international political economy from...

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Ian Scoones is a Research Fellow at the University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies. At Sussex, he is Co-Director of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Social, Technological...

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Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). An expert on security...

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Sara Segal-Williams is an Associate Editor for ChinaFile and Assistant Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. She holds a B.A. from Bard College, where she concentrated in...

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Deborah Seligsohn researches environmental governance at the University of California at San Diego, focusing specifically on air pollution regulation in China and India. From 2007 to 2012, she was...

Deborah Seligsohn researches environmental governance at the University of California at San Diego, focusing specifically on air pollution regulation in China and India. From 2007 to 2012, she was based in Beijing as the Principal Advisor to the World Resources Institute’s China Energy and Environmental Program. She also had over 20 years’ experience in the United States Department of State, working on energy and environment issues in China, India, Nepal, and New Zealand. Her most recent position was as Environment, Science, Technology and Health Counselor on Beijing. She has a Master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, and her B.A. is from Harvard University in East Asian Studies. Always eager to learn more, she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science and international relations at UCSD.

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Amartya Sen is Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as...

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Originally from Ohio, Carl Setzer and his wife, Fang Liu, have owned and operated the Great Leap Brewing, a micro beer brewery in Beijing, since 2010.

Originally from Ohio, Carl Setzer and his wife, Fang Liu, have owned and operated the Great Leap Brewing, a micro beer brewery in Beijing, since 2010.

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Tsering Shakya is the Canada Research Chair in Religion and Society at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History...

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David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs...

David Shambaugh is Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science & International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Shambaugh has published more than 30 books, including most recently China’s Future and The China Reader: Rising Power (both 2016). His book China Goes Global: The Partial Power (2013) was selected by The Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Bloomberg News as one of the “Best Books of the Year.”

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Judith Shapiro is the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University. She was one of the first Americans to...

Judith Shapiro is the director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University. She was one of the first Americans to live in China after U.S.-China relations were normalized in 1979, and taught English at the Hunan Teachers’ College in Changsha, China. She has also taught at Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Aveiro (Portugal), and the Southwest Agricultural University in Chongqing, China.Professor Shapiro’s research and teaching focus on global environmental politics and policy, the environmental politics of Asia, and Chinese politics under Mao. She is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books, including China's Environmental Challenges (Polity 2012), Cold Winds, Warm Winds: Intellectual Life in China Today (with Liang Heng, Wesleyan University Press 1987),...

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Sin-ming Shaw, formerly a professional investor, has been a visiting fellow at Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton, studying the history of Empires. Shaw was, most recently, a visiting scholar...

Sin-ming Shaw, formerly a professional investor, has been a visiting fellow at Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton, studying the history of Empires. Shaw was, most recently, a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Kristin Shi-Kupfer is the Director of the Research Area on Politics, Society, Media at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a China think tank in Berlin. She was a China correspondent...

Kristin Shi-Kupfer is the Director of the Research Area on Politics, Society, Media at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), a China think tank in Berlin. She was a China correspondent for various German-language media in Beijing from 2007 to 2011. Her current research and publications focus on China’s social change, digital society, and religious policy.

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Matt Sheehan covers China for The WorldPost (a partner site of ChinaFile) and The Huffington Post. For the past five years, he has lived and worked between Xi’an, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay...

Matt Sheehan covers China for The WorldPost (a partner site of ChinaFile) and The Huffington Post. For the past five years, he has lived and worked between Xi’an, Beijing, and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to covering China, he also works and writes about the developing ties between California and China. More of is writing is available on his blog, An Optimist’s Guide to China.

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Shen Tingting has been the Director of Advocacy, Research, and Policy at Asia Catalyst since 2012. She has been a prominent HIV/AIDS and human rights advocate in Beijing, China, and has been working...

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Shen Dingli is a professor and Associate Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies. He has taught international security, China-U.S. relations, and China’s foreign policy in China...

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Shawn Shieh has been Deputy Director at the Hong Kong-based labor rights organization China Labour Bulletin (CLB) since 2014. From 2007-2014, he lived in Beijing, where he founded and directed the...

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Victor Shih is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. A scholar of political economy of China, Shih holds a Ph.D. in government from...

Victor Shih is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. A scholar of political economy of China, Shih holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He has published widely on the politics of Chinese banking policies, fiscal policies, and exchange rates, and was the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt. He also worked as a principal for The Carlyle Group. Shih is currently engaged in a study of how the coalition-formation strategies of founding leaders had a profound impact on the evolution of the Chinese Communist Party. He is also constructing a large database on biographical information of elites in China.

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David Shinn has been an adjunct professor in the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs since 2001. He previously served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with...

David Shinn has been an adjunct professor in the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs since 2001. He previously served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, and Sudan, and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He has specialized in China-Africa issues since 2007, with a particular focus on the Horn of Africa, and speaks at events around the world.Ambassador Shinn is the coauthor of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) and the Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia (Scarecrow Press, 2004) and he has authored numerous articles and book chapters. His research interests include China-Africa relations, East Africa and the Horn, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, conflict situations, U.S. policy in Africa, and the African brain...

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Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Research Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego.  She also...

Susan L. Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Research Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego.  She also is director emeritus of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Currently she is an Arthur Ross Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations.From 1997 to 2000, Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia.Shirk’s most recent publications are her edited book, Changing Media, Changing China (Oxford, 2011) and China: Fragile Superpower (Oxford, 2007).

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Clay Shirky studies the Internet’s effects on society. He is a Global Network Professor at New York University’s Shanghai campus, and the author, most recently, of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi,...

Clay Shirky studies the Internet’s effects on society. He is a Global Network Professor at New York University’s Shanghai campus, and the author, most recently, of Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream. Shirky has a joint appointment at NYU as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Assistant Arts Professor in the New Media focused graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Shirky’s courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, how our networks shape culture and vice versa.Shirky has written and been interviewed about the Internet since 1996. His columns and writings have appeared in Business 2.0, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review and Wired. He divides his time between consulting, teaching, and...

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Benjamin Shobert is the Founder and Managing Director of Seattle-based Rubicon Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm specialized in market access work in China's healthcare, life science,...

Benjamin Shobert is the Founder and Managing Director of Seattle-based Rubicon Strategy Group, a boutique consulting firm specialized in market access work in China's healthcare, life science, and senior care industries. Rubicon also provides market entry and project management services for healthcare companies across Southeast Asia. In 2013, Rubicon completed the first syndicated research report on Myanmar's healthcare system. In September 2013, Ben became affiliated with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) to advise on aging, healthcare reforms, and the pharmaceutical industry in China and Southeast Asia.Shobert is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and holds advisory board seats at Indiana University’s Research Center on Chinese Politics and Business as well as IAHSA-China. In 2012, he became a member of the Pacific Council on International...

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Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Before her current appointment she was director of studies at SAIIA from 1999 to...

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs in Johannesburg. Before her current appointment she was director of studies at SAIIA from 1999 to April 2005. She was previously research director at the South African Institute of Race Relations and editor of the highly acclaimed Race Relations Survey (now the South Africa Survey) an annual publication documenting political and constitutional developments, and socio-economic disparities in South Africa. She is the editor-in-chief of the South African Journal of International Affairs. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the EU’s Development Commissioner and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal.

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James Silk is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also Executive Director of the Law School’s Orville H...

James Silk is Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he directs the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. He is also Executive Director of the Law School’s Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights. He was formerly the Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington, D.C. After completing law school, he was an Attorney at the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his pro bono work included representing a Virginia death-row inmate in his appeals. Before attending law school, Silk was Editor, Policy Analyst, and Senior Writer for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. He has taught English in Shanghai, China. Silk has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Yale.

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Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold...

Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing. She is a member of VII Photo Agency.Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold miners in 2013.She is on the British Journal of Photography’s Ones to Watch list of photographers in 2014. She was also among the PDN30—Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers—in 2013.She works on projects on social issues in the region, and since going freelance in 2011 has also done photo, multimedia and video commissions for TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, GQ France, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Magazine, and Stern.In 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.Her work has also been shown and collected by art galleries, auction houses...

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Mark Simon is Managing Director of Lai’s Trust, majority owner of Next Digital, publishers of Apple Daily and Next Magazine. Simon also serves as a Director with Next Animation, and has a column with...

Mark Simon is Managing Director of Lai’s Trust, majority owner of Next Digital, publishers of Apple Daily and Next Magazine. Simon also serves as a Director with Next Animation, and has a column with Next Magazine. He has held multiple positions in Next Digital, including General Manager of Apple Daily. Simon has lived in Hong Kong on and off for the past 25 years.

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A longtime China journalist, Craig Simons is writing a book about China’s large – and growing – global environmental footprint. The book, as yet untitled, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in...

A longtime China journalist, Craig Simons is writing a book about China’s large – and growing – global environmental footprint. The book, as yet untitled, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in late 2012 or early 2013. Craig was the Asia bureau chief for Cox Newspapers from 2005 until 2009 and before that reported from Beijing and Chongqing for Newsweek. He has written for other magazines and newspapers including Outside, Backpacker, The New York Times, and Science. In 2011, he was a fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which funded some of the reporting used in these stories

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Francesco Sisci is a Beijing-based Senior Research Associate at China Renmin University. His column "Sinograph" runs in Asia Times, and he is a frequent commentator on international affairs...

Francesco Sisci is a Beijing-based Senior Research Associate at China Renmin University. His column "Sinograph" runs in Asia Times, and he is a frequent commentator on international affairs on China Central Television. He is also a contributor to the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani, and to the Italian Journal of Geopolitics, Limes.In 1988, Sisci was the first foreigner ever admitted to the Graduate School of China’s Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). At CASS, his work in Chinese Classical Philology and Philosophy led to a thesis on "Rationalization of Thought and Political Discourse in Early Mohism" at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. A journalist, from 1994-2000, Sisci contributed to ANSA, Asia Times, and Il sole 24Ore and Corriere della Sera, for which outlets he conducted exclusive interviews with top Chinese leaders such as...

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Helen F. Siu is a Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. She has conducted decades of fieldwork in South China, exploring the cultural nexus of power, the nature of the socialist state, and...

Helen F. Siu is a Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. She has conducted decades of fieldwork in South China, exploring the cultural nexus of power, the nature of the socialist state, and the refashioning of identities. Lately, she has been exploring the rural-urban divide in China, cross-border dynamics in Hong Kong, inter-Asian connections, and China-Africa encounters. Siu is the founding Director of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, and she serves in numerous research committees in Asia, the United States, and Europe. She received a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Kevin Slaten has been researching Chinese labor rights and civil society since 2008, and he has conducted extensive field research on labor rights defense in a number of Chinese regions. Slaten...

Kevin Slaten has been researching Chinese labor rights and civil society since 2008, and he has conducted extensive field research on labor rights defense in a number of Chinese regions. Slaten previously served as the Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, a Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan, and a Junior Fellow in the China Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He holds an MA in Advanced Chinese from The Ohio State University.

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Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the author of the book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2015...

Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the author of the book The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2015). Much of his research focuses on China’s role in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and counter-terrorism issues.

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Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He...

Vaclav Smil does interdisciplinary research in the fields of energy, environmental and population change, food production and nutrition, technical innovation, risk assessment, and public policy. He has published more than thirty books and more than 400 papers on these topics. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Science Academy), and in 2010 he was listed by Foreign Policy among the top 100 global thinkers.

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Charlie Smith [a pseudonym] is a co-founder of GreatFire.org and FreeWeibo.com and has been working to end online censorship in China since 2011. Smith and the team at GreatFire.org are now busy...

Charlie Smith [a pseudonym] is a co-founder of GreatFire.org and FreeWeibo.com and has been working to end online censorship in China since 2011. Smith and the team at GreatFire.org are now busy implementing and expanding collateral freedom in China—a strategy which mirrors blocked websites on cloud services that the Chinese authorities deem too valuable to block. They have unblocked ten websites, including China Digital Times, Google, BBC Chinese, and, most recently, Deutsche Welle. A list of everything that they have unblocked can be found on their Github page.

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Karen Smith is a Beijing-based British art historian. She graduated from Wimbledon Art School in 1987 and moved to Asia a year later. Smith settled in China in 1992 with the aim of engaging with an...

Karen Smith is a Beijing-based British art historian. She graduated from Wimbledon Art School in 1987 and moved to Asia a year later. Smith settled in China in 1992 with the aim of engaging with an art scene that was then almost unknown beyond its national borders. Through diverse roles both in China and internationally as a writer, critic, and curator, today Smith is an internationally recognized authority on Chinese contemporary art. She is currently finishing a book entitled Bang to Boom: China’s New Art in the 1990s, due out in 2013.

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Dr. Paul J. Smith joined the U.S. Naval War College National Security Affairs department in July 2006 and teaches the Security Strategies course. His writing reflects his personal views only and does...

Dr. Paul J. Smith joined the U.S. Naval War College National Security Affairs department in July 2006 and teaches the Security Strategies course. His writing reflects his personal views only and does not reflect the positions or perspectives of the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government. Smith formerly was an associate/assistant professor with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Hawaii. His research focuses on transnational security issues and the international politics of East Asia (with particular emphasis on the People’s Republic of China). He has published articles in various publications, and chapters in many books, and is the author of the book The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-first Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2007). He frequently provides commentary to The International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Defense News, Japan Times,...

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Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese...

Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan’s strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Northeast Asian nationalisms and alliance management.Smith is a regular contributor to the CFR blog Asia Unbound, and frequent contributor to major media outlets in the United States and Asia. She joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007, where she directed a multinational research team in a cross-national study of the domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South...

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Holly Snape works in the Central Government Documents Center at the Chinese Commuist Party Central Committee’s Compilation and Translation Bureau. She recently received her Ph.D. in East Asian...

Holly Snape works in the Central Government Documents Center at the Chinese Commuist Party Central Committee’s Compilation and Translation Bureau. She recently received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies at the University of Bristol and continues to work in Beijing as an independent researcher focusing on Chinese domestic politics and social change.

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California born and raised, Lois Snow has been an actress on Broadway for many years and is a member of New York City’s Actor’s Studio. She has appeared in many television productions, in particular...

California born and raised, Lois Snow has been an actress on Broadway for many years and is a member of New York City’s Actor’s Studio. She has appeared in many television productions, in particular the long-running soap opera The Guiding Light. Her books include China on Stage, A Death with Dignity: When the Chinese Came, and Edgar Snow’s China: An Account of the Chinese Revolution Compiled from the Writings of Edgar Snow. Ms. Snow was married to the journalist and author Edgar Snow, with whom she traveled to China. She lives in Switzerland.

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Richard H. Solomon served as President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally established and funded organization, between 1993 and 2012. He led its growth into a nationally recognized...

Richard H. Solomon served as President of the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally established and funded organization, between 1993 and 2012. He led its growth into a nationally recognized center of international conflict management analysis and applied programs around the world. He currently is a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.Prior to his tenure at the Institute of Peace, Solomon was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 1989 to 1992. In that position, he negotiated the Cambodia peace agreement (the first United Nations Security Council conflict settlement); had a leading role in the dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and South and North Korea; helped establish the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation initiative; and led U. S. negotiations with Japan, Mongolia, and Vietnam on important bilateral matters. In 1992–1993, Solomon...

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Houze Song is a Program Associate at the Paulson Institute. He previously worked as a researcher at Columbia Global Center (East Asia). Before that, he worked as a Research Manager at Unirule...

Houze Song is a Program Associate at the Paulson Institute. He previously worked as a researcher at Columbia Global Center (East Asia). Before that, he worked as a Research Manager at Unirule Institute, where he assisted the Chairman, Mao Yushi, with research and project management. He holds a M.A. in Quantitative Methods and a M.P.A. in International Economics, both from Columbia University.

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George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. He has spent decades fostering democratic and social reforms around the world. His efforts have included a long...

George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and the Open Society Foundations. He has spent decades fostering democratic and social reforms around the world. His efforts have included a long list of countries in political and economic transition—from his native Hungary to the former Soviet Union, from Indonesia to Myanmar, and many more.Born in Budapest in 1930, Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War II as well as the postwar imposition of Stalinism in his homeland. He fled Communist-dominated Hungary in 1947 and made his way to England. Before graduating from the London School of Economics in 1952, Soros studied Karl Popper’s work in the philosophy of science as well as his critique of totalitarianism, The Open Society and Its Enemies, which maintains that no philosophy or ideology has the final word on the truth and that societies can only...

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Jeff South is a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism at Northeast Normal University in Changchun. His courses focus on data journalism, data visualization, and social and mobile media. South is on...

Jeff South is a Fulbright scholar teaching journalism at Northeast Normal University in Changchun. His courses focus on data journalism, data visualization, and social and mobile media. South is on leave from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Robertson School of Media and Culture. Before joining the VCU faculty in 1997, South worked for about twenty years as a reporter and editor on newspapers in Dallas and Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Norfolk, Virginia. He also served two years with the U.S. Peace Corps as a teacher in Morocco and spent 2007 as a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Ukraine. South writes for such publications as Global Voices Online and Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Jonathan D. Spence holds the position of Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, and is well-known throughout the world for his insightful views on modern China. His books...

Jonathan D. Spence holds the position of Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, and is well-known throughout the world for his insightful views on modern China. His books include The Death of Woman Wang (Penguin, 1979), To Change China: Western Advisers in China (Revised edition, Penguin, 1980), Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man (Viking, 2007), and The Search for Modern China (Third edition, Norton, 2012). A graduate of the University of Cambridge and Yale University, Spence holds a number of honorary degrees, has served as president of the American Historical Association, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has held both a MacArthur and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has received the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George from Queen Elizabeth II.

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Elliot Sperling was Chair of the Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies. He had been a faculty member in that department’s Tibetan Studies Program since 1987. In addition to his...

Elliot Sperling was Chair of the Indiana University Department of Central Eurasian Studies. He had been a faculty member in that department’s Tibetan Studies Program since 1987. In addition to his scholarly writing on Tibetan history and Tibet’s historical and contemporary relationship with China, Sperling wrote op-ed pieces about and analysis of Tibet for The New York Times, The Far Eastern Economic Review, and other publications.

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Reid Standish is an Assistant Digital Producer at Foreign Policy. A native of British Columbia, he holds a B.A. in International Studies from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from the University...

Reid Standish is an Assistant Digital Producer at Foreign Policy. A native of British Columbia, he holds a B.A. in International Studies from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. from the University of Glasgow. He has lived in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine, where he reported on drug trafficking, environmental degradation, and the Eurasian Union.

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Matthias Stepan is the head of the research program on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s Party-...

Matthias Stepan is the head of the research program on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s Party-state nexus. His research focuses on the changing role of government and the transformation of China’s social security system. Among his recent publications are “Building the New Socialist Countryside: Tracking Public Policy and Public Opinion Changes in China” published in The China Quarterly, and “The Establishment of China’s New Type Rural Social Insurance Pension: A Process Perspective” in Journal Of Current Chinese Affairs. Together with Sebastian Heilmann, he co-edited the essay collection “China’s Core Executive: Leadership Styles, Structures and Processes Under Xi Jinping,” the first MERICS Papers on China.

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Rachel Stern is an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Stern’s research explores the relationship between law, power, social change, and...

Rachel Stern is an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Stern’s research explores the relationship between law, power, social change, and globalization, particularly in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Her recent work focuses on the role courts play in authoritarian states as well as the political dynamics surrounding environmental regulation and activism in China.Her first book, Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. In a country known for tight political control and ineffectual courts, the book unravels how everyday justice works: how judges make decisions, why lawyers take cases, and how international influence matters. It is an account of how the leadership’s mixed signals and political ambivalence play out on the ground, propelling some to action,...

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Friso M.S. Stevens is a jurist and political writer from Amsterdam currently studying International Relations at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has published several...

Friso M.S. Stevens is a jurist and political writer from Amsterdam currently studying International Relations at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has published several articles in Dutch policy journals, focusing on security issues and China and East Asian affairs. Before coming to Beijing, Stevens lived in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and since 2010 has engaged in non-profit work for unprivileged children in Indonesia.

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Alexandra Stevenson is a reporter at The New York Times, where she has worked for the past four years and won the 2016 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award. Before...

Alexandra Stevenson is a reporter at The New York Times, where she has worked for the past four years and won the 2016 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business award. Before writing for the Times, Stevenson was a London-based reporter for the Financial Times, a freelance reporter for the China Economic Review, and a writer and editor for Asia Weekly magazine. She specializes in covering hedge funds and the finance world more broadly. She will be moving to Hong Kong in September to cover business news in Greater China and Southeast Asia.

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Anne Stevenson-Yang co-founded J Capital Research in late 2007 and is J Capital’s Research Director. Her coverage areas include solar, Internet, medical devices, property, some consumer and direct-...

Anne Stevenson-Yang co-founded J Capital Research in late 2007 and is J Capital’s Research Director. Her coverage areas include solar, Internet, medical devices, property, some consumer and direct-sales names, and China’s macro-economy. Stevenson-Yang was co-founder of a group of Online Media Businesses called Blue Bamboo Ventures and also founded and operated a CRM software company, Clarity Data Systems, and a publishing company whose flagship magazine is City Weekend. Over 25 years in China, she has also worked as an industry analyst and trade advocate, heading the U.S. Information Technology Office and, from 1993 to 1997, the China operations of the U.S.-China Business Council. Stevenson-Yang authored the China Alone: China’s Emergence and Potential Return to Isolation, in which she argues that China historically repeats a cycle of expansion and retreat.

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Andrew Stokols is a researcher and writer whose work has focused largely on the environmental and social consequences of urbanization. As a Fulbright Scholar based in Xi’an, Stokols investigated the...

Andrew Stokols is a researcher and writer whose work has focused largely on the environmental and social consequences of urbanization. As a Fulbright Scholar based in Xi’an, Stokols investigated the forced relocation of villagers to new urban housing across western China. His reporting on the relocation of nomadic herders in Qinghai and farmers in southern Sha’anxi was featured in chinadialogue. He has also been a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where he wrote about the true size of China’s cities and the geographic distribution of China’s surnames. Before moving to Xi’an, Stokols worked at the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center on a project to document and share the history of Beijing’s hutong, as a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow. He recently spoke at the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow conference on China’s urbanization.In 2014, Stokols was based in Seoul at the Joong-Ang...

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Isaac Stone Fish is a senior fellow at Asia Society in New York City, on sabbatical from Foreign Policy magazine. As Asia Editor for Foreign Policy, he managed coverage of the region and wrote about...

Isaac Stone Fish is a senior fellow at Asia Society in New York City, on sabbatical from Foreign Policy magazine. As Asia Editor for Foreign Policy, he managed coverage of the region and wrote about the politics, economics, and international affairs of China, Japan, and North Korea. Formerly a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, Stone Fish spent seven years living in China prior to joining Foreign Policy. While there, he traveled widely in the region and in the country, visiting every Chinese province except Jiangxi. His views on international affairs have been widely quoted, including in MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera, among others, as well as in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese media. An experienced public speaker, Stone Fish has given talks at Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern’s Kellogg School...

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Alice Su is a journalist currently based between Beijing and Tehran. Her work focuses on refugees, religion, China, and the Middle East. She won the United Nations Correspondents Association’s...

Alice Su is a journalist currently based between Beijing and Tehran. Her work focuses on refugees, religion, China, and the Middle East. She won the United Nations Correspondents Association’s Elizabeth Neuffer Award in 2014 for her work on the protracted refugee crises in Jordan and Lebanon, and was a Livingston Award finalist in 2016 for her work on youth extremism in Jordan and Tunisia. Su is a graduate of Princeton University and a Master’s candidate at the Yenching Academy of Peking University.

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Fubing Su is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a member of the Asian Studies program at Vassar College. He studies political economic issues in China and recent research interests...

Fubing Su is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a member of the Asian Studies program at Vassar College. He studies political economic issues in China and recent research interests include grassroots democracy, rural governance, land taking, public finance, cadre management, and China’s growth model.Su received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Before joining Vassar College, he taught at Brown University for two years.

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Tim Summers works on the politics, political economy, and international relations of contemporary China. He is a (non-resident) Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia Program at Chatham House and an...

Tim Summers works on the politics, political economy, and international relations of contemporary China. He is a (non-resident) Senior Consulting Fellow on the Asia Program at Chatham House and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recent publications include an article on China’s “new silk road” for Third World Quarterly, the Chatham House research paper “China’s Global Personality” (2014) and a book, Yunnan: A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia (Chandos 2013). Tim was a British diplomat for 13 years, including a posting as Consul-General in Chongqing, southwest China, from 2004 to 2007.

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Sun Dongdong is a curator, a critic, and Senior Editor of LEAP magazine. He is a 2005 graduate of the fine arts department of Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2007, he joined the curatorial...

Sun Dongdong is a curator, a critic, and Senior Editor of LEAP magazine. He is a 2005 graduate of the fine arts department of Nanjing University of the Arts. In 2007, he joined the curatorial department of Iberia Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing.Sun has organized a number of exhibitions, including “You Should Learn to Wait: Solo Exhibition of Gong Jian” (2009), “Visual Structure” (2011), “Stranger: Chen Fei Solo Exhibition” (2011), and “Yu Di: Lui Chunkwong, Lee Kit” (2012). He currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Born and raised in China (Shaanxi and Shenzhen), Sun Yunfan has lived in the U.S. for the past decade. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pratt...

Born and raised in China (Shaanxi and Shenzhen), Sun Yunfan has lived in the U.S. for the past decade. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has worked as a graphic designer, independent curator, and freelance writer for various Chinese arts and culture magazines. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Utah State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Shenzhen University. Early in her career, she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Shenzhen and Deloitte & Touche in San Jose, CA and New York City. Sun worked for the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations from 2010 to 2014 and was the ChinaFile Culture Editor.As an artist, Sun works in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and artist books. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S...

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Irene Yuan Sun is a thinker and practitioner focused on deeply understanding developing countries’ own experiences in order to remake global development. She is a leading expert on the Africa-China...

Irene Yuan Sun is a thinker and practitioner focused on deeply understanding developing countries’ own experiences in order to remake global development. She is a leading expert on the Africa-China economic relationship. Born in China, raised in the U.S., and working in Africa, Sun brings a truly global perspective that crosses boundaries of East and West, developing and developed countries.Sun co-leads McKinsey & Company’s research and client work on Africa-China business and economic development. She is the lead author of a major McKinsey report on this topic. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School.Sun’s work has been published by Harvard Business Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies China Africa Research Initiative. Her book The Next Factory of the...

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Sun Zhe is currently an adjunct senior research scholar and co-director of the China Initiative at School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He was the Director of the Center...

Sun Zhe is currently an adjunct senior research scholar and co-director of the China Initiative at School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University. He was the Director of the Center for U.S.-China Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing and has previously taught at Fudan University and Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is a graduate of Fudan University and has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.Sun Zhe is the author and editor of more than 20 books on comparative politics and U.S.-China relations, including New Thinking on Human Rights (1992), The Politics of Dictatorship (1995), Influencing the Future: the Institutional Transformation and the Decision Making Process of the U.S. Congress (2001), The Studies of U.S. Congress Series (2002, 2003), U.S. Congress and China: Cases and Analyses (2003), Rise and Expansion: American Domestic Politics and U...

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Shogo Suzuki is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He has published on Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, as well as Sino-Japanese...

Shogo Suzuki is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester. He has published on Chinese and Japanese foreign policy, as well as Sino-Japanese relations and International Relations theory with reference to East Asia. His most recent book is International Orders in the Early Modern World: Before the Rise of the West (Routledge, 2014) (edited with Yongjin Zhang and Joel Quirk).

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Michael Swaine is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a Senior Policy Analyst at...

Michael Swaine is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies. Formerly a Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, Swaine is a specialist in Chinese defense and foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and East Asian international relations. He has authored and edited more than a dozen books and monographs and many journal articles and book chapters in these areas, directs several security-related projects with Chinese partners, and advises the U.S. government on Asian security issues. He received his doctorate in government from Harvard University.

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Nancy Tang is a Beijing native who now works at a Washington, D.C. think tank.

Nancy Tang is a Beijing native who now works at a Washington, D.C. think tank.

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Christopher Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department of Cornell University, specializing in China under Mao. His forthcoming dissertation examines propaganda, political mobilization, and...

Christopher Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department of Cornell University, specializing in China under Mao. His forthcoming dissertation examines propaganda, political mobilization, and the making of the Cultural Revolution in China’s 1960. He has previously written about the emergence and utility of Sino-Pakistani relations during the Cold War period, as well as the evolution of their bilateral border relations since the formation of the People’s Republic of China. He received his M.A. and B.A. from McGill University.

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Tang Xiaoyang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research...

Tang Xiaoyang is a resident scholar at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University. His research interests include political philosophy, China’s modernization process, and China’s engagement in Africa. At the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Tang’s research focuses on China-Africa relations, with a particular emphasis on the differing aid models and dynamics in Africa between countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and China.Before he came to Tsinghua, Tang worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and various research institutes and consulting companies.

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Anthony Tao is a writer and editor living in Beijing, where he hosts a weekly pub quiz and occasional literary events. He is the co-founder and Chief Editor of the news/culture/society blog Beijing...

Anthony Tao is a writer and editor living in Beijing, where he hosts a weekly pub quiz and occasional literary events. He is the co-founder and Chief Editor of the news/culture/society blog Beijing Cream and Poetry Editor of the Anthill. His own poetry has appeared in journals such as Borderlands, Prairie Schooner, and Kartika Review, among others. He holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University.

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Yuki Tatsumi was appointed Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a...

Yuki Tatsumi was appointed Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as the Special Assistant for Political Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington.Tatsumi has authored and edited numerous books and reports on Japanese foreign and security policy, including the most recently published "Japan's Challenges in East Asia: View from Next Generation" (Stimson Center, 2014), "Opportunity out of Necessity: The Impact of US Defense Budget Cut on the US-Japan Alliance" (Stimson Center, 2013) and "Japan's National Security Policy Infrastructure: Can Tokyo Meets Washington's Expectation?" (Stimson Center, 2008). She is a recipient of the...

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Jan Techau is the Director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on E.U. integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs,...

Jan Techau is the Director of Carnegie Europe, the European think tank of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on E.U. integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.Before joining Carnegie in March 2011, Techau served in the NATO Defense College’s Research Division from February 2010 until February 2011. He was Director of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between 2006 and 2010, and from 2001 to 2006 he served at the German Ministry of Defense’s Press and Information Department.Techau is an associate scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis and an associate fellow at both the German Council on Foreign Relations and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He is a regular contributor to German and international...

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Jessica C. Teets is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Middlebury College, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Her research focuses on...

Jessica C. Teets is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Middlebury College, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Her research focuses on governance and policy experimentation in authoritarian regimes, especially the role of civil society. Teets is the author of Civil Society Under Authoritarianism: The China Model (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and editor (with William Hurst) of Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance (Routledge Contemporary China Series, 2014), and she has published articles in The China Quarterly, World Politics, and the Journal of Contemporary China. Teets is a fellow with the Public Intellectuals Program created by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and is currently researching policy innovation by local governments in China.

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Ian Teh’s concern for social, environmental, and political issues is evident in much of his photography. Amongst selected works, his series, The Vanishing: Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives (...

Ian Teh’s concern for social, environmental, and political issues is evident in much of his photography. Amongst selected works, his series, The Vanishing: Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives (1999-2003), records the devastating impact of the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River. In later works, such as "Dark Clouds" (2006-2008), "Tainted Landscapes" (2007-2008), and "Traces" (2009-), Teh explores the darker consequences of China’s booming economy.Teh has received numerous honors. Recently, he was selected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit his work in New York for the 2013 "Moving Walls." In 2011, he won the Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation. His work was also highly commended for the Prix Pictet prize in 2009 and he was awarded a place on the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2001. Teh has exhibited widely and has been featured...

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Teng Biao is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, where his research is focused on the Rights Defense Movement in China. Teng previously was a Lecturer at China University of Political Science...

Teng Biao is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, where his research is focused on the Rights Defense Movement in China. Teng previously was a Lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law and the Director of China Against Death Penalty, Beijing. In 2007, he was a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and, before that, a visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Teng is an active human rights lawyer. In 2003, he was one of the “Three Doctors of Law” who complained to the National People’s Congress about unconstitutional detentions of internal migrants in the widely known Sun Zhigang case. Since then, Teng has provided counsel in numerous other human rights cases, including those of rural rights advocate Chen Guangcheng, rights defender Hu Jia, the religious freedom case of Wang Bo, and numerous death penalty cases. He has also co-founded two groups that...

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Fei Teng received his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1998, and his MSc and Ph.D in Management Science in the School of Public Policy...

Fei Teng received his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1998, and his MSc and Ph.D in Management Science in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in 2003. Teng finished his postdoctoral research in France in 2004. He is now an associate professor in the Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy at Tsinghua University. He is also a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group III.  He is lead author on the Second and Third China National Assessment Report on Climate Change, and a member of the drafting team for several key national documents, including the National Plan on Climate Change and the White Paper on Climate Change. He served as an advisory expert for China’s negotiation team under the United Nations Framework Convention on...

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Ross Terrill is a China specialist and Research Associate at Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. He is the author of ten books, including The New Chinese Empire (2004), China In...

Ross Terrill is a China specialist and Research Associate at Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research. He is the author of ten books, including The New Chinese Empire (2004), China In Our Time (1992), and Wo yu Zhongguo (Myself and China) (published in Chinese in Beijing, 2011). Among his other books are Socialism as Fellowship: R. H. Tawney and His Times (1973), 800,000,000: The Real China (1974), Flowers on an Iron Tree (1976), Mao: A Biography (1985, revised edition 2000), and Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon (2000). Professor Terrill is a contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. For a decade he was an Atlantic Monthly contributing editor. He won the National Magazine Award for Reporting Excellence, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the George Polk Memorial Award for his writing on China. Recently, Professor Terrill has been teaching at the...

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Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Thayer is a Southeast Asia regional specialist with special expertise...

Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Thayer is a Southeast Asia regional specialist with special expertise on Vietnam. He is the author of Southeast Asia: Patterns of Security Cooperation (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 2012). He writes a weekly column on Southeast Asian defense and security affairs for the The Diplomat. He has held senior appointments at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu; School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Center for International Affairs, Ohio University; Australian Command and Staff College; and the Center for Defence and Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence College. Thayer was educated at Brown, holds an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from...

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Leah Thompson is a multimedia producer and the Associate Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. At the Center, she has produced videos on issues ranging from arts and culture...

Leah Thompson is a multimedia producer and the Associate Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. At the Center, she has produced videos on issues ranging from arts and culture to the Beijing Olympics, climate change, and foreign investment. Her recent work on the rural-urban divide in China has been published on ChinaFile and translated for the Chinese edition of The New York Times. In 2013, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, along with her colleague Sun Yunfan, to continue their work covering a counter-urbanization effort in rural China.Thompson is also the project director of COAL+ICE, an ongoing multimedia photography exhibition that opened at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing in 2011.She holds a B.A. in History and American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in History from San...

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Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has researched human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in...

Noy Thrupkaew is an independent journalist who has researched human trafficking and labor exploitation since 2006. As an Open Society Fellow, she investigated the largest human trafficking cases in the United States, and explored ways to develop greater accountability in law-enforcement initiatives against forced prostitution. A contributing editor for The American Prospect and recipient of International Reporting Project, Investigative Fund, and Fulbright grants, Thrupkaew has reported from Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran, Morocco, and Cuba for outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic, The Nation, Radio Netherlands, and Marie Claire. In 2015, she taught a seminar on transnational investigative journalism at Princeton University and gave a TED talk on human trafficking.

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Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Upon the Dalai Lama’s request, he co-founded the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, whose...

Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Upon the Dalai Lama’s request, he co-founded the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, whose scholars currently are translating and publishing the Tibetan Tengyur collection, volume by volume with Columbia University Press, as the Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences.Thurman is the translator of The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bantam Books, Inc., 1993), and author of many other books, including Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness (Riverhead Trade, 1999), The Central Philosophy of Tibet: A Study and Translation of Jey Tsong Khapa's Essence of True Eloquence (Princeton University Press, 1994), Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages: Practical Instructions in the King of Trantras, The Glorious Esoteric Community (Columbia University Press...

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Carsten Boyer Thøgersen is the Director of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute at Copenhagen Business School and a former diplomat with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the European...

Carsten Boyer Thøgersen is the Director of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute at Copenhagen Business School and a former diplomat with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the European Commission. After graduating in 1978 from Aarhus University, Denmark with an M.A. in political science and a B.A. in modern Chinese language, Thøgersen’s entire career has focused on Chinese affairs and China where he was posted for more than 20 years. From 1981 to 1985 Thøgersen was Associate Professor in international politics and Director and founder of China Information Service at Aarhus University. After one year as manager in the China Division of Danish Turnkey Dairies Ltd. in 1986 Thøgersen was posted at the Danish Embassy in Beijing and from 1988 at the EU Delegation in Beijing. From 1992 to 1996 Thøgersen was with the EU Commission’s Southeast Asia and China Division in...

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Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Political Science emeritus at Amherst College.

Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Political Science emeritus at Amherst College.

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Shannon Tiezzi writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy for the Asia Pacific news website The Diplomat. She previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China...

Shannon Tiezzi writes on China’s foreign relations, domestic politics, and economy for the Asia Pacific news website The Diplomat. She previously served as a research associate at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, where she hosted the weekly television show China Forum. Tiezzi received her A.M. from Harvard University and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Glenn D. Tiffert is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of California at Berkeley whose research focuses on twentieth century China, particularly its legal history. He has written on...

Glenn D. Tiffert is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of California at Berkeley whose research focuses on twentieth century China, particularly its legal history. He has written on issues related to Chinese constitutionalism, criminal law, international law, judicial independence and judicial training, and is currently completing a history of the early PRC judicial system as experienced through the courts of revolutionary Beijing.

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Philip Tinari (b. 1979) is founding editor and acting publisher of LEAP, The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China, based in Beijing and launched by the Modern Media Group in February 2010...

Philip Tinari (b. 1979) is founding editor and acting publisher of LEAP, The International Art Magazine of Contemporary China, based in Beijing and launched by the Modern Media Group in February 2010. Since 2007, he has run the publishing imprint, editorial office, and translation studio Office for Discourse Engineering. Tinari is a contributing editor to Artforum and adjunct professor in the College of Humanities at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He also serves as China Representative to the leading international art fairs Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. He has written and lectured widely on contemporary art in China, for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and Dushu. A resident of Beijing for much of the past decade, he holds an A.M. in East Asian studies from Harvard, a B.A. from the Literature Program at Duke, and was a...

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John Tkacik is a retired U.S. foreign service officer, businessman, and policy commentator with over forty years’ experience in China, Taiwan, and Mongolian affairs. He spent twenty-four years in the...

John Tkacik is a retired U.S. foreign service officer, businessman, and policy commentator with over forty years’ experience in China, Taiwan, and Mongolian affairs. He spent twenty-four years in the Department of State and in diplomatic and consular offices in Taiwan and China and was Chief of China Analysis in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research before retiring in 1994. He was Vice President for government relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International and was a consultant to RJR-Nabisco China from 1996 to 1999. He joined The Heritage Foundation in 2001, where he was Senior Research Fellow in Asian Studies. At Heritage, he penned press commentaries and research studies on China, Taiwan, and Mongolia issues and edited two books: Reshaping the Taiwan Strait (Heritage Books, 2007) and Rethinking “One China” (The Heritage Foundation, 2004). He is fluent...

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Vera Tollmann (1976) is a cultural scientist and freelance writer based in Berlin. In 2013, she co-curated the ninth edition of the Video Vortex conference at the Centre for Digital Cultures of...

Vera Tollmann (1976) is a cultural scientist and freelance writer based in Berlin. In 2013, she co-curated the ninth edition of the Video Vortex conference at the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leuphana University Luneburg and the web video series "The Future of Cinema" for Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. She curated “Case Study China,” which was exhibited at House of World Cultures, Berlin, in 2009 and later at 4D, Berlin in 2011. Her small publication, China: Der deutschen Presse Märchenland 2 (2011) is an hommage to Gunter Amendt and his pamphlet of the same title and a text montage of newspaper articles about Ai Weiwei's arrest and release.Tollman gave a presentation on hybrid video on the Chinese internet at The Idea of Radical Media Conference, organised by MaMa Media Lab in Zagreb, Croatia. Most recently, she curated a video program for the conference "Studying...

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Luigi Tomba is a political scientist with a particular interest in China’s political and social change. He is a Senior Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at Australian...

Luigi Tomba is a political scientist with a particular interest in China’s political and social change. He is a Senior Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at Australian National University (ANU). Born and educated in Italy, Tomba first visited China in 1988. He joined ANU in 2001 after spending several years in Beijing, where he worked for the Italian diplomatic mission. His early research focused on the ideological debates and policy implications of China’s labor reform between 1975 and 1995. Tomba’s best-known work is on urbanization, the social engineering of a Chinese urban middle class, housing, and land reform. His current research interests are informed by China’ urban question—the ideological implications of China’s project to urbanize the country and its social, political, and territorial consequences. His latest book, The Government Next Door:...

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Terry Townshend is a birder who has lived in Beijing since 2010. He is the founder of Birding Beijing, a website celebrating the birdlife that can be found in and around China’s vibrant capital city...

Terry Townshend is a birder who has lived in Beijing since 2010. He is the founder of Birding Beijing, a website celebrating the birdlife that can be found in and around China’s vibrant capital city.A passionate conservationist, Townshend has spearheaded efforts to save some of China’s most endangered birds, in particular the Jankowski’s Bunting, a poorly known bird living in remote northeast China with a known population of under 100 pairs. In 2012, he became a Species Champion with BirdLife International.Townshend is dedicated to encouraging young people to learn, and care, about the environment and he loves nothing more than showing students, children, local residents, and visitors to Beijing the wonders of the birds that can be found here. He has appeared on mainstream TV, radio, lifestyle magazines, and national and international newspapers to comment on environmental issues.With a...

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Daniel Traub is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Print...

Daniel Traub is a Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Print Center in Philadelphia, and are in public and private collections, including the Margulies Collection at the WAREhOUSE and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine and Aperture.

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Cornelia Tremann is currently the Head of Research at the Beijing-based policy advisory firm IDResearch. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst on the United Nations Development Program's (...

Cornelia Tremann is currently the Head of Research at the Beijing-based policy advisory firm IDResearch. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst on the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) South-South policy team in Beijing. She also managed the China-UNDP trilateral cooperation projects and conducted policy research and analysis. She recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London, for which the wrote a thesis titled, “China and Madagascar: Engagement, Perceptions, and Developmental Effects.” Tremann also recently published her first academic article in the African Review of Economics and Finance on Chinese migrants in Madagascar...

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Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.He retired from...

Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993-1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome.He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1972 to 1993, including experience working as a liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces (stationed in Potsdam) and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the War Studies Department of the Military Institute from 1986 to 1993.

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Benjamin Tsui is a second-year M.A. student in International Economics and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also an intern at the...

Benjamin Tsui is a second-year M.A. student in International Economics and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is also an intern at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center.

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Øystein Tunsjø is a Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. He is the author of Security and Profits in China’s Energy Policy (Columbia University Press, 2013) and US Taiwan Policy...

Øystein Tunsjø is a Professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies. He is the author of Security and Profits in China’s Energy Policy (Columbia University Press, 2013) and US Taiwan Policy: Constructing the Triangle (Routledge, 2008). Tunsjø is a co-editor with Robert S. Ross and Peter Dutton of Twenty-First Century Seapower: Cooperation and Conflict at Sea (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor with Robert Ross and Zhang Tuosheng of US-China-EU Relations: Managing the New World Order (Routledge, 2010). He is also co-editor with Robert S. Ross of Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia (Cornell University Press, 2017). Tunsjø has published articles in journals such as Survival, International Relations, Cooperation and Conflict, and World Economy and Politics (in Chinese). Tunsjø holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Wales...

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Nury Turkel is an attorney in Washington, D.C. specializing in a wide range of legal issues including aviation, trade and investment, immigration, legislative advocacy, and regulatory compliance...

Nury Turkel is an attorney in Washington, D.C. specializing in a wide range of legal issues including aviation, trade and investment, immigration, legislative advocacy, and regulatory compliance focusing on anti-bribery investigation and enforcement. In addition to his law practice, Turkel serves as Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) in Washington, D.C., which works on Uighur human rights research and documentation projects.Turkel has testified before the U.S. Congress and given presentations at various universities, government institutions, and foreign policy forums. He has written commentaries on policy and legal matters in major U.S. publications and has appeared on radio and television programs.Turkel received his Bachelor’s degree from China’s Northwest A&F University. He has a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Juris Doctorate...

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Mothusi Turner is a specialist in China-Africa relations having first become interested in the subject after witnessing the impact of Chinese traders in his home country of Lesotho. He trained as a...

Mothusi Turner is a specialist in China-Africa relations having first become interested in the subject after witnessing the impact of Chinese traders in his home country of Lesotho. He trained as a Geographer before studying China and Chinese at the University of Oxford, Peking University, and National Taiwan Normal University. He writes a blog on Sino-African issues, The East is Read

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