Shawn Shieh has been Deputy Director at the Hong Kong-based labor rights organization China Labour Bulletin (CLB) since 2014. From 2007-2014, he lived in Beijing, where he founded and directed the English-language operations for China Development Brief (CDB), a bilingual, independent media platform covering China’s civil society and philanthropy sector. At CDB and CLB, Shieh’s work focused on strengthening China’s grassroots, independent NGO sector.
Shawn received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1996, and was a professor of political science at Marist College from 1995-2009. He has written and published extensively on China’s political economy, corruption, and civil society. He serves as a China consultant for the U.S.-based International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and in his spare time he maintains a blog on NGOs in China.