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Davide Vacatello is a researcher based in Rome, focusing on online public opinion in China. He studied in China at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sichuan University, and Chinese University of...

Davide Vacatello is a researcher based in Rome, focusing on online public opinion in China. He studied in China at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Sichuan University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Journalism and Communication. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Chinese studies at Sapienza University of Rome. He is passionate about Chinese politics and society, the Internet, and new media. Vacatello is the co-founder of Chinese Doodles.

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Tomáš Valášek is the current Director of Carnegie Europe. Before this, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slavic Republic, the President of the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava...

Tomáš Valášek is the current Director of Carnegie Europe. Before this, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slavic Republic, the President of the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava, Director of Foreign Policy and Defense for European Reform in London, the founder and Director of the Brussels office of the World Security Institute, and the Political Director and head of the Security and Defense Policy Division at the Slovak Ministry of Defense.

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Hans van de Ven did his undergraduate studies in Sinology at Leiden University, then went to Harvard University for his PhD in modern Chinese history, followed by a UC Berkeley Postdoctoral...

Hans van de Ven did his undergraduate studies in Sinology at Leiden University, then went to Harvard University for his PhD in modern Chinese history, followed by a UC Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has been at Cambridge University ever since. His most recent book is Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China (Columbia University Press, 2014). Van de Ven's first book, From Friend to Comrade: the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), was awarded the Philip Lilienthal Prize of the University of California Press for best first book in Asian Studies.A British Academy Research Readership made it possible for van de Ven to spend three years away from teaching. One of these he spent as a Visiting Scholar at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. More recently, he was a Fellow for a...

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Shannon Van Sant has directed and filmed 18 documentaries, reporting throughout Africa and Asia for CBS News, The Economist, the PBS NewsHour, and PBS television. In 2012, she was honored with a...

Shannon Van Sant has directed and filmed 18 documentaries, reporting throughout Africa and Asia for CBS News, The Economist, the PBS NewsHour, and PBS television. In 2012, she was honored with a Human Rights Award from Amnesty International and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong for her work. Her stories include extensive reporting on Chinese investment in Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa, and the Comoros and the hunt by U.S. forces for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. In 2011, she filmed the journey of North Korean refugees escaping through China and Southeast Asia. Previously, Van Sant spent two years as a documentary filmmaker at CCTV, Chinese state-run television. She filmed 11 documentaries for CCTV on Chinese government policies, reporting from more than 20 of China's 33 provinces...

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Cobus van Staden is the co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast and co-moderator of the China Africa Project’s popular Facebook community. He is Senior Researcher: China Africa at the South...

Cobus van Staden is the co-host of the weekly China in Africa Podcast and co-moderator of the China Africa Project’s popular Facebook community. He is Senior Researcher: China Africa at the South African Institute of International Affairs. Previously, he was on the faculty of the Media Studies department at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, tracking the expansion of Chinese and Japanese media interests in Africa. A South African journalist and academic who started his career in 1998 as a TV reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Van Staden went to graduate school in Japan in 2001, getting a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Nagoya. After his return to South Africa, he worked as an investigative journalist for the award-winning news show “Special Assignment.”

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Barry van Wyk has been Project Coordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project at Wits Journalism since June 2015. In 2006, he started Chinese language studies in Tianjin, China, and in 2008...

Barry van Wyk has been Project Coordinator of the China-Africa Reporting Project at Wits Journalism since June 2015. In 2006, he started Chinese language studies in Tianjin, China, and in 2008 started working as a China-Africa business consultant in Beijing. In 2012, he was appointed project manager at Danwei, a research firm analysing the Chinese media and Internet, also based in Beijing. Van Wyk holds a Master’s degree in South African history from the University of Pretoria, and a second Master’s in Economic History from the London School of Economics

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Agnès Varda is a filmmaker and photographer. She is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School. She studied at the École du Louvre with a focus on art history and...

Agnès Varda is a filmmaker and photographer. She is a Professor of Film and Documentaries at the European Graduate School. She studied at the École du Louvre with a focus on art history and photography at the École des Beaux-Arts. She then went on to work as a photographer at the Théâtre National Populaire in Paris.Varda’s first feature-length film, La Pointe Courte (1954), was an early anticipation of the French New Wave and was well-received by the French cinema community. Her other major films include Cleo From 5 to 7 (1962), Vagabond (1985), The Gleaners & I (2000), and The Beaches of Agnès (2008), among others.Varda received the 2002 French Academy prize, Prix René Clair, for her overall cinematographic work. In 2009, she was given the highest French decoration: the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Varda is the author of several books and a contributor to LEAP...

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Sebastian Veg is a Research Professor (Directeur d’Études) at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris, and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His...

Sebastian Veg is a Research Professor (Directeur d’Études) at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Science, Paris, and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. His interests are in 20th century Chinese intellectual history, literature, and political debates, as well as intellectual and cultural debates in Hong Kong. He has written about and translated Lu Xun, as well as contemporary writers like Yu Jian and Dung Kai-cheung. He is presently working on a project on Chinese intellectuals’ new role after 1989.

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David Volodzko is a writer for The Diplomat, where he covers topics related to Chinese politics and society. He has lived in Asia for more than ten years (primarily in China, India, Japan, and South...

David Volodzko is a writer for The Diplomat, where he covers topics related to Chinese politics and society. He has lived in Asia for more than ten years (primarily in China, India, Japan, and South Korea) and his writings cover a wide range of topics, including animal cruelty, economics, psychology, education, travel, cuisine, and philosophy.Volodzko’s work has been published with the China Policy Institute, where he wrote about the history of major themes in Chinese propaganda, and in GlobalPost, where he covered China’s illegal logging industry. He has also written for the South China Morning Post, regarding the effect of globalization on Chinese language education, and for The Jamestown Foundation, concerning China-Holy See relations. His work has also appeared in openDemocracy, The Washington Monthly, and Z Magazine. He is a former lecturer at Soongshil University and a graduate of...

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Irène Wabiwa is based in Johannesburg, where she is a Forest Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa. She studied at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Irène Wabiwa is based in Johannesburg, where she is a Forest Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa. She studied at the University of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Samuel Wade is Deputy Editor of China Digital Times, and holds an M.A. in Sinology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Samuel Wade is Deputy Editor of China Digital Times, and holds an M.A. in Sinology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

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David Vance Wagner is Senior Researcher and China Co-Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation. His work focuses on providing technical and regulatory support to Chinese policymakers...

David Vance Wagner is Senior Researcher and China Co-Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation. His work focuses on providing technical and regulatory support to Chinese policymakers to reduce the air pollution impacts of motor vehicles. Now based in the United States, Wagner previously lived in Beijing for nearly seven years, during which time he served as the first and only foreigner at China’s national vehicle emission policy research center under the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Wagner has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford...

Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Previously, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology, as Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and as Director of the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences.A political sociologist, Walder has long specialized on the sources of conflict, stability, and change in communist regimes and their successor states. His publications on China have ranged from the political and economic organization of the Mao era to changing patterns of stratification, social mobility, and political conflict in the post-Mao era. Another focus of his research has been on the political economy of Soviet-type economies...

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Arthur Waldron is a China specialist who teaches international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. in 1971 and his Ph.D in 1981, both from Harvard. Overseas he has...

Arthur Waldron is a China specialist who teaches international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his A.B. in 1971 and his Ph.D in 1981, both from Harvard. Overseas he has studied in France, the former USSR, Taiwan, and Japan. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University starting in 1981 and taught there until 1991. Thereafter, he was professor of strategy at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI and adjunct professor at Brown University, until moving to Philadelphia in 1997. Professor Waldron is the author of three monographs: The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth (Cambridge University Press, 1989), How the Peace Was Lost (Hoover Institution Press, 1992), and From War to Nationalism: China's Turning Point 1924-1925 (Cambridge University Press, 1993), as well as editor of or contributor to more than twenty other books. Professor Waldron has...

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The late Kim Wall was a Swedish journalist based between New York and Beijing. She wrote about popular culture, gender, foreign policy, and identity. Her work was featured in publications including...

The late Kim Wall was a Swedish journalist based between New York and Beijing. She wrote about popular culture, gender, foreign policy, and identity. Her work was featured in publications including Harpers, The Guardian, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Vice Magazine, and TIME. She earned a B.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Master’s degrees in Journalism and International Affairs from Columbia University. She died tragically in August 2017. 

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Jeremy L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies urbanization, regime...

Jeremy L. Wallace is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. He studies urbanization, regime stability, and data quality in non-democracies, with a particular emphasis on China. He is the author of the book Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China (Oxford, 2014). Wallace received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.

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James Wan is the London-based Editor of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments website. Previously, he was a Senior Editor at Think Africa Press where he reported extensively on China-Africa...

James Wan is the London-based Editor of the Royal African Society’s African Arguments website. Previously, he was a Senior Editor at Think Africa Press where he reported extensively on China-Africa issues. Wan is a former fellow of the Wits University China-Africa Reporting Project and, in 2014, was awarded a grant to conduct an investigation in Uganda. He describes himself as having “Chinese blood, Mauritian heritage, and British sensibilities.” A complete profile of Wan is available on his portfolio website.

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Jingyu Wan is originally from Jiangxi, China. She is a multimedia journalist and holds a master’s degree in Multimedia Photography & Design from Syracuse University. Her work mainly focuses...

Jingyu Wan is originally from Jiangxi, China. She is a multimedia journalist and holds a master’s degree in Multimedia Photography & Design from Syracuse University. Her work mainly focuses on minority groups and has been published in the People’s Daily, Fotomen China, and elsewhere. Wan is also an alumni of the Eddie Adams Workshop.

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Maya Wang is a senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch. Her research interests span a wide range of topics in China, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Tibet. She has written extensively on the use of...

Maya Wang is a senior China researcher for Human Rights Watch. Her research interests span a wide range of topics in China, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and Tibet. She has written extensively on the use of torture, arbitrary detention, human rights defenders, civil society, the use of technology in mass surveillance, disability rights, and women’s rights in China. You can follow her on Twitter at @wang_maya.

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Wang Jisi is President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, and professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has been a member of the...

Wang Jisi is President of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, and professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University. He has been a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Foreign Ministry of China since October 2008, and is honorary president of the Chinese Association for American Studies. He is currently a Global Scholar at Princeton University (2011-2015).After working as a laborer in the Chinese countryside in 1968-78, Wang entered Peking University in 1978 and obtained an MA degree there in 1983. He taught in Peking University’s Department of International Politics (1983-91), and then served as director of the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (1992-2005). He was dean of the School of International Studies, Peking University (2005-2013). He was concurrently president of the...

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Wang Feng has worked for the Financial Times as Editor in Chief of FTChinese.com since April 2015. Prior to the FT, he was the editor of scmp.com, the online edition of the South China Morning Post,...

Wang Feng has worked for the Financial Times as Editor in Chief of FTChinese.com since April 2015. Prior to the FT, he was the editor of scmp.com, the online edition of the South China Morning Post, after moving to Hong Kong from Beijing in 2012. He was the founding editor of cn.reuters.com, the Chinese language financial news site of Reuters, and Editor in Charge of Reuters Chinese News service. He had also worked as a journalists for various Chinese news organisations including Caijing magazine in Beijing. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.   

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Wang Lixiong is a Chinese writer and scholar. His political prophecy novel Yellow Peril, published in Chinese in 1991, was ranked forty-first in Yazhou Zhoukan’s “100 Most Influential Chinese Novels...

Wang Lixiong is a Chinese writer and scholar. His political prophecy novel Yellow Peril, published in Chinese in 1991, was ranked forty-first in Yazhou Zhoukan’s “100 Most Influential Chinese Novels of the Twentieth Century.”Since the 1990s, his writing has often centered around the politics of ethnicity in China. Wang is the author of China Tidal Wave (translated from the original Chinese to English by Anton Platero, BRILL/Global Oriental, 2008), and The Struggle for Tibet, co-authored with Tsering Shakya (Verso, 2009), as well as many other books in Chinese.Wang was a member of the Chinese Writers Association until his resignation in 2001 in protest of the group’s restrictions on free expression by its members. In 2009, he received the Dalai Lama’s Light of Truth Award. He resides in Beijing.

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Wang Tao is a nonresident scholar in the Energy and Climate Program based at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Linking the work of Carnegie’s programs in Beijing and its global centers...

Wang Tao is a nonresident scholar in the Energy and Climate Program based at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Linking the work of Carnegie’s programs in Beijing and its global centers in Washington, Moscow, Beirut, and Brussels, his research focuses on China’s climate and energy policy, with particular attention to unconventional oil and natural gas, transportation, electric vehicles, and international climate negotiation.Prior to joining Carnegie, Wang was program manager at World Wildlife Fund China, working in the Climate and Energy Program on scenario analysis, energy policy, and climate change adaptation. From 2006 to 2009, he was a core researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Science and Technology Policy Research Department at the University of Sussex.Wang is the author of numerous articles in the journals Climate Policy, Energy Policy...

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

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

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Stephanie Wang is a senior program officer at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based in New York. She helps to advance WCS global climate change mitigation programs that reduce emissions from...

Stephanie Wang is a senior program officer at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), based in New York. She helps to advance WCS global climate change mitigation programs that reduce emissions from deforestation and achieve benefits for biodiversity and local communities. She has also supported the establishment of the WCS China ivory demand reduction program.Prior to joining WCS, Wang worked in human rights research and advocacy across a broad range of issues focused on China and the Asia-Pacific region, including as a Research Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Wang has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A.s in History and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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

Alex Wang is a faculty member at the UCLA School of Law, where he specializes in environmental law and Chinese law and legal institutions. Prior to this position, he was a Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC’s China Environmental Law & Governance Project for nearly six years. In this capacity, he worked with China’s government agencies, legal community, and environmental groups to improve environmental rule of law and strengthen the role of the public in environmental protection. He helped to establish NRDC’s Beijing office in 2006. He has been a visiting faculty member at the UC, Berkeley School of Law.Wang was a Fulbright Fellow to China from 2004-2005. Before this, he was an attorney at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, where he worked on mergers and...

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Yaqiu Wang was born and grew up in a small village in southern China. She came to the U.S. for graduate school, getting her Masters degree in International Affairs from George Washington University...

Yaqiu Wang was born and grew up in a small village in southern China. She came to the U.S. for graduate school, getting her Masters degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. She now researches and writes about civil society and human rights in China. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, on China Brief, and elsewhere.

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Bo Wang (born 1982, Chongqing) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. He holds a Master’s in theoretical physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Master’s in Fine Art from the School...

Bo Wang (born 1982, Chongqing) is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. He holds a Master’s in theoretical physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York. His works have been exhibited internationally, at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, and the Times Museum in Guangzhou, among many others. He received a fellowship from the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2013 and is an attendee of the Berlinale Talents program in the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.

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Fei Wang is a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environment professional. She is also a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation. Wang holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and graduated from...

Fei Wang is a Washington, D.C.-based energy and environment professional. She is also a contributor to Tea Leaf Nation. Wang holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, and graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a Master’s degree concentrating in energy and the environment.

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

Tom Wang hails from central China, where he studied multimedia journalism. He has always been a music and film lover and while studying in University discovered documentary film. His interests include urbanization, rural development, water resources, and other environmental issues. Wang currently lives in Beijing, where he works on documentary projects.

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Afra Wang is pursuing her Master’s degree in International History at Columbia University. She previously interned with The Journal of Asian Studies and ChinaFile where she gained rich academic and...

Afra Wang is pursuing her Master’s degree in International History at Columbia University. She previously interned with The Journal of Asian Studies and ChinaFile where she gained rich academic and online publishing experience. Wang is an aspiring writer and scholar. Her works have appeared in The New York Times Chinese and Initium Media. Wang has strong interests in nationalism, U.S.-China relations, popular culture and Hong Kong politics. Her current research is on Sino-British negotiations from 1982 to 1984. She has also engaged in few ongoing pieces of research on China's One Child Policy, the Walt Disney Company, and China's nuclear normalization in the 1950s. ...

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

Dan Washburn is Managing Editor at Asia Society in New York. He is currently working on a book about the development of golf in China for Oneworld Publications in London. From 2002 to 2011, Dan worked as a freelance writer based out of Shanghai. His work has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Foreign Policy, The Economist, ESPN.com, Golf World, Golf Digest, and other publications. In 2005, he founded the popular website Shanghaiist.com.

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Abigail Washburn is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, Tennessee, whose music meshes traditional Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes. Washburn’s...

Abigail Washburn is a Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, Tennessee, whose music meshes traditional Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes. Washburn’s musical projects range from her string band, Uncle Earl, to her bilingual releases “Song of the Traveling Daughter” (2005) and “City of Refuge” (2011), to the mind-bending “chamber roots” sound of the Sparrow Quartet (featuring Béla Fleck, Casey Driessen, and Ben Sollee), to Afterquake, her fundraiser CD for Sichuan earthquake victims. Her most recent record with her husband, Béla Fleck, won a 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. Washburn is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has regularly toured in China, including a month-long tour of China’s Silk Road supported by grants from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Washburn is a TED Fellow and gave a talk at the 2012 TED Convention in Long Beach titled “...

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Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.  His most recent books, both published in 2016, are, as author, Eight Juxtapositions: China...

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.  His most recent books, both published in 2016, are, as author, Eight Juxtapositions: China through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo (Penguin), and, as editor, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China (Oxford).  An Associate Fellow of the Asia Society who belongs to and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, he is Editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, Advising Editor for Asia for The Los Angeles Review of Books, and a member of Dissent magazine’s Editorial Board. His commentaries and reviews have appeared in many general interest periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Internazionale, TIME, Slate, The American Scholar, Foreign Affairs, Foreign...

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Jonathan Watts is a former East Asia correspondent for The Guardian, who specialized in environment and development issues in China and the wider region during his time in Beijing from 2003 to 2012...

Jonathan Watts is a former East Asia correspondent for The Guardian, who specialized in environment and development issues in China and the wider region during his time in Beijing from 2003 to 2012. He is the author of the eco-travelogue When a Billion Chinese Jump: Voices from the Frontline of Climate Change and became closely involved in media freedom issues during a spell as President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China. A former Tokyo correspondent (1996-2003), he has also covered events in Mongolia and on the Korean peninsula, as well as reporting on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, and the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Watts is currently based in Rio de Janeiro and working as Latin American correspondent for The Guardian. He is a self-proclaimed amateur llamologist...

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

Graham Webster is a New Haven- and Beijing-based Senior Fellow at The China Center at Yale Law School, where he conducts research and manages high-level Track II dialogues on a full range of issues in U.S.–China relations. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. As a journalist and scholar, he has written on international relations in East Asia, the Internet and politics in China, and the role of history in current affairs. He has worked at the Center for American Progress and consulted for the Natural Resources Defense Council China Program, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and the Clinton Global Initiative. He holds a M.A. in East Asian studies from Harvard University and a B.A. in international studies and journalism from Northwestern University. His long-time blog on China, Japan, and the United States is Transpacifica.

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

Andrew Wedeman is a professor of political science at Georgia State University and has written extensively on the political economy of corruption in China. His most recent book is Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China (Cornell University Press, 2012).

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

Wei Peh T’i (often published under the name Betty Peh-Ti Wei) received an AB from Bryn Mawr College, an MA from New York University, and a PhD from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Institute Fellow for the Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Professor in the Institute of Qing Studies at Renmin University in Beijing. Wei is a Founding Member of the Bryn Mawr College International Council. She served on the Board of Governors of the Chinese International School in Hong Kong and the Board of Governors of the Y.K. Pao School in Shanghai.Wei's full-length books include East Asia History 1870-1952 (Oxford University Press, 1981); Shanghai: Crucible of Modern China (Oxford University Press, 1987) and Ruan Yuan, 1764-1849: The Life and Work of a Major Scholar-Official in Nineteenth-Century China before the Opium War...

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Eliot Weinberger’s books of literary essays include Karmic Traces, An Elemental Thing, Oranges & Peanuts for Sale, and the forthcoming The Ghosts of Birds. His political articles are...

Eliot Weinberger’s books of literary essays include Karmic Traces, An Elemental Thing, Oranges & Peanuts for Sale, and the forthcoming The Ghosts of Birds. His political articles are collected in What I Heard About Iraq and What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles. The author of a study of Chinese poetry translation, 19 Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, he is the current translator of the poetry of Bei Dao, the editor of The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry, and the general editor of a series, Calligrams: Writings from and on China, co-published by Chinese University of Hong Kong Press and New York Review Books. He is also the literary editor of the Murty Classical Library of India. Among his many translations of Latin American literature are The Poems of Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges’ Selected Non-Fictions. His work has been translated into over 30 languages.

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

Bob Wekesa is a Ph.D. candidate in International Communications at Communication University of China and a Research Associate at the University of the Witwatersrand University in South Africa. He sits on the steering committee of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network. He is a founding research coordinator at the African Communication Research Centre at Communication University of China. Wekesa graduated with a Bachelors of Education degree in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and an M.A. in International Communications from Communication University of China (with distinction). He was a Commonwealth Press Union fellow in the UK in 2002. His journalism experience spans reporting, editing, and leadership across multiple media platforms. In addition to numerous articles, Wekesa is the author of two books and his third, on China and...

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

Wen Yunchao, more commonly known by his online alias “Bei Feng,” launched a series of online campaigns in support of human rights and against Internet censorship. He was awarded the French Republic’s 2010 Human Rights Prize by the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, in recognition of his efforts and contribution to promoting China's human rights movements through social media. Wen is based in New York...

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Xiaoxue Weng is a Researcher at Natural Resources Group. Her research focuses on natural resources governance, the informal economy, and the evolving role of Chinese and other emerging market players...

Xiaoxue Weng is a Researcher at Natural Resources Group. Her research focuses on natural resources governance, the informal economy, and the evolving role of Chinese and other emerging market players in Africa. As a part of her work, she engages closely with Chinese and African policymakers in the natural resource sector as well as Chinese, African, and international civil society organizations. She builds partnerships in China, Africa, and Europe for the International Institute for Environment and Development’s work on Chinese overseas investment in the global South.

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Anzetse Were is an economist, researcher, and analyst with over 10 years of experience working in Africa on development economics, economic analysis and research, impact investment, and enterprise...

Anzetse Were is an economist, researcher, and analyst with over 10 years of experience working in Africa on development economics, economic analysis and research, impact investment, and enterprise development. Were is a weekly columnist for Business Daily Africa, and her work has also appeared in both local and international publications and websites. Her expertise in development economics has been sought out by local and international media houses such as BBC, CNBC Africa, The Economist, The Financial Times, and local media houses.

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

Kennett Werner is a prospective history major at Princeton University and an intern with the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations. Previously he spent the summer in Beijing, working at China's largest independent arts foundation. A native New Yorker, he graduated from the Dalton School...

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Willem Wernsen, born in 1954 in Amersfoort, Netherlands, is a freelance photographer who focuses on social documentary. He is a member of the Dutch Professional Photographers Association. Before...

Willem Wernsen, born in 1954 in Amersfoort, Netherlands, is a freelance photographer who focuses on social documentary. He is a member of the Dutch Professional Photographers Association. Before turning to photography, he worked as a butcher and later a market superintendent in his hometown. He has published three books of photography: Beautiful People (2003); Timeless (2011); and Behind the Great Wall (2014), a photojournal of his 5-week trip to China in 1999.His series "Chinese Factory Workers" was on display at the international FotoFestival Naarden in the Netherlands in 2013. A year later, he participated as a member of the Dutch Naarden delegation to Photoville in NewYork. In November 2014, he was invited to participate in the fifth Jinan International Photography Biennial at the Art Gallery of Shandong Art Museum in Jinan, China. In December 2014, his "Chinese...

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

David Wertime is the co-founder of Tea Leaf Nation, an English-language website that analyzes Chinese media. Founded in December 2011, Tea Leaf Nation was acquired in September 2013 by the Foreign Policy Group, a division of the Washington Post Company.David is also a ChinaFile Fellow at the Center on U.S.-China Relations. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and Huffington Post. He is a fellow at the Truman National Security Project and a full-time employee of the FP Group.Before founding Tea Leaf Nation, Wertime practiced law in New York and Hong Kong. He first encountered China as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Fuling, China from 2001 to 2003.Wertime is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. He was born in Abington, Pennsylvania and raised in suburban Philadelphia. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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Daniel Whelan, director of the documentary film Bulkland, grew up in a small town in Australia. Since 2009, he has made two acclaimed short dramas, commercials, and a host of other content. Whelan...

Daniel Whelan, director of the documentary film Bulkland, grew up in a small town in Australia. Since 2009, he has made two acclaimed short dramas, commercials, and a host of other content. Whelan moved to China in 2010 and started to focus on documentary production. His work has been shown on ABC, PBS, and the BBC. His short films have played at festivals in Australia, China, and the U.S., where he also has worked as an assistant director for various companies and networks.

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

Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Center at the Australian National University. He studies Australian strategic and defense policy and the regional and global security issues affecting Australia. He has been an intelligence analyst, a journalist, a senior staffer to Kim Beazley and Bob Hawke, a senior official in the Defence Department, and the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). He was the principal author of Australia’s 2000 "Defence White Paper." His recent publications include the Quarterly Essay "Power Shift: Australia’s future between Washington and Beijing" and "The China Choice: Why America should share power."{chop}...

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Patrick Wilcken is a Brazil specialist and human rights activist who currently works at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. He has over a decade of experience working on...

Patrick Wilcken is a Brazil specialist and human rights activist who currently works at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London. He has over a decade of experience working on a wide range of human rights issues across Brazil. His research interests include policy developments in the criminal justice system, indigenous rights and housing policy. He has extensive field experience conducting research in indigenous reservations, the prison system, gang-dominated favelas, urban squats, cane plantations and areas of rural conflict. He has lobbied in Brasilia and at the UN, and has represented Amnesty in the media both in Brazil and internationally.He is the author of two acclaimed non-fiction books: Empire Adrift: the Portuguese Court in Rio de Janeiro 1808-21 (Bloomberg, 2005) and Claude Lévi-Strauss: the Poet in the Laboratory (Penguin Press, 2010...

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Dennis Wilder is a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.  He served more than three decades as a leading China expert working...

Dennis Wilder is a senior fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University.  He served more than three decades as a leading China expert working on intelligence and national security for the U.S. government. Most recently, Wilder served as the CIA’s deputy assistant director for East Asia and the Pacific and previous to that had roles as the senior editor of the president’s Daily Brief and National Security Council special assistant to the president and director for East Asian affairs.

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Jim Williams is Director of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project for the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, headquartered at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Since 2005, he...

Jim Williams is Director of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project for the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, headquartered at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Since 2005, he has been Chief Scientist at the San Francisco consulting firm E3, where he has advised on many aspects of energy technology, planning, and regulation for government and industry clients. In 2007, he led E3’s analysis for California state agencies on implementation of AB 32, the state’s landmark climate policy. He was lead author of an influential 2012 article in Science that analyzed California’s path to reducing Greenhouse Gasses (GHGs) 80 percent below 1990 by 2050, and subsequently has been closely involved in the analysis underlying Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement of the state’s commitment to a 40 percent reduction by 2030. In 2014, he led a research team from E3, Lawrence Berkeley...

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

Robert Williams is a lecturer at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow of Yale’s China Law Center. He received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice and for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was also an attorney in private practice.

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Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein is a Lecturer in Global Affairs and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy at Yale University. Prior to working and teaching at Yale,...

Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein is a Lecturer in Global Affairs and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy at Yale University. Prior to working and teaching at Yale, Ted held a variety of national security positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

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

Austin Woerner is a Chinese-English literary translator. He has translated two volumes of poetry, Doubled Shadows: Selected Poetry of Ouyang Jianghe (Zephyr, 2012) and Phoenix by Ouyang Jianghe (forthcoming from Zephyr, 2014), and a novel, The Invisible Valley (still unpublished) by Su Wei. Formerly the English Editor for the Chinese literary magazine Chutzpah!, Woerner has a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies from Yale and an MFA in creative writing from the New School.

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Tsering Woeser is a poet, essayist, and blogger, and one of the Tibetan movement’s most prominent voices. In 2011, she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize and the International Women of Courage Award...

Tsering Woeser is a poet, essayist, and blogger, and one of the Tibetan movement’s most prominent voices. In 2011, she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize and the International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. Department of State. She lives under close surveillance in Beijing.

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

David Wolf is Managing Director of Allison+Partners’ Global China Practice. Counseling American, Chinese, and European clients in a range of industries, Wolf created and leads a practice focused on helping clients manage the unique communications and marketing challenges that arise when Western firms do business in China, and when Chinese firms expand outside of the PRC. David is a recognized leader in the industry in China and a pioneer in the field of strategic corporate communications.In addition, David is called upon by regional and global media as an analyst and commentator on business in China, and contributes to publications including Foreign Policy, The Holmes Report, EuroBiz, Advertising Age magazine, and WARC. David is an Editorial Advisor for the China Economic Quarterly, and is the author of Making the Connection: The Peaceful Rise of China’s Telecommunications Giants (Wolf...

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

Jaime Wolf has been writing on a wide range of topics since the mid-1990s, for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Colors, Playboy, New York Magazine, GOOD Magazine, The New York Observer, and other publications. He has a longstanding engagement with China and Chinese culture, and played a role in introducing Jackie Chan, Wong Kar-Wai, and Jia Zhangke to U.S. readers. In recent years, he has also served in an editorial capacity on the launch of GOOD Magazine and The Wall Street Journal’s weekend magazine, WSJ., and is currently part of the team behind an Internet startup slated to launch later this year. Additionally a Photographer, Screenwriter, and Director, Wolf has directed music videos and written screenplays for Hollywood studios and independent producers, and he is producing and preparing to direct The French Concession, a feature film about foreign expatriates in...

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

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

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

Jan Wong, a journalist and author, divides her time between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she is a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. She has worked as a reporter at the Montreal Gazette, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the Globe and Mail. From 1988 to 1994, she was the Globe and Mail’s Beijing correspondent, where she covered the massacre at Tiananmen Square. A graduate of McGill University, Peking University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, her first book, Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now, was one of Time magazine’s top ten books of 1996. It remains banned in China. Her non-fiction books include: Lunch With: Sweet and Sour Celebrity Interviews and Jan Wong’s China: Reports from a Not-So-Foreign Correspondent. Her latest book is Beijing Confidential: A Tale of Comrades Lost and Found

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Edward Wong is Beijing Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Since 2008, he has covered Chinese politics, economics, the military, foreign policy, the environment, culture, and a range of other issues...

Edward Wong is Beijing Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Since 2008, he has covered Chinese politics, economics, the military, foreign policy, the environment, culture, and a range of other issues. He has been a writer on three in-depth series, which explored China’s growing global reach, cultural production and censorship, and the 2012 leadership transition. Since being posted to China, he has also reported from countries across Asia, including Afghanistan, North Korea, and Myanmar.Wong has worked for The Times for more than thirteen years. His first foreign assignment for the newspaper was in the Baghdad bureau, where he covered the Iraq War from 2003 to 2007. Between his Iraq and China assignments, he studied Mandarin at Middlebury College and at Taiwan University. He first went to China in 1996, when he studied Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University. Wong’s parents...

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

Sophia Woodman is a sociologist who studies citizenship, human rights, social movements, and gender in contemporary China. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.Her Ph.D. thesis, “Local citizenship and socialized governance—linking citizens and the state in rural and urban Tianjin, China,” is a study of daily interactions between citizens and state agents, showing how the local shapes people’s expectations about the state’s obligations towards them.Her recent publications include: “Law, translation and voice: the transformation of a struggle for social justice in a Chinese village,” Critical Asian Studies 43, 2: 185-210, 2011 [PDF]; “Is there space for ‘genuine autonomy’ for Tibetan areas in the PRC’s system of Nationalities Regional Autonomy?” International Journal of Minority and Group Rights, 2010, Vol. 17: 137-186 (with Yash Ghai...

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

The late Ambassador Wu Jianmin was Executive Vice Chairman of China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, a Senior Research Fellow of the Counselors’ office of the State Council of China, a Member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, a Member and Vice President of the European Academy of Sciences, and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE).From 2003 to 2008, Wu served as President of China Foreign Affairs University, Executive Vice President of the China National Association for International Studies, Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Spokesman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He served as China’s Ambassador to France from 1998 to 2003, from 1996 to 1998 as Ambassador of China to the UN in Geneva, and as Ambassador of China to the Netherlands from 1994 to 1995...

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Born in Nanning, Guangxi province, Wu Hao is a documentary photographer currently based in Beijing. His work focuses on people’s way of living in a fast-changing society.Recently, Wu Hao has counted...

Born in Nanning, Guangxi province, Wu Hao is a documentary photographer currently based in Beijing. His work focuses on people’s way of living in a fast-changing society.Recently, Wu Hao has counted among his subjects Chinese MMA fighters, the crisis and conflict between local farmers and wild elephants in Yunnan province, the double-city life of salaryman who lives in Hebei Yanjiao Town and works in Beijing, pick-up artist culture in China. In 2015, he started a long-term project on people who suffer from depression and other kinds of psychological disorders.Wu participated in two Magnum Workshops, in 2010 and 2011, where he was mentored by Chien-Chi Chang and Alex Webb. In 2015, he was selected to participate in a program between Oslo University and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh. The same year, his work “Manic and Depression” was exhibited in the DOK festival in...

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

Wu Guoguang is a Professor of Political Science and History and Chair in China and Pacific Relations at University of Victoria, Canada. Wu grew up in Shandong, where he was a xiaxiang qingnian (a sent-down youth) and then a factory worker until admitted into Peking University when university admission examinations were restored after the Cultural Revolution. Before attending the Nieman Program at Harvard in 1989, he was an editorialist of the People’s Daily in Beijing. He also joined the preparation for the CCP’s 13th National Congress as a member of the central policy group on political reform and of the drafting group of Zhao Ziyang’s political report. He then earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University, took research positions at the East Asian Institute of Columbia University and at the Fairbank Center of Harvard, and taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong...

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Wu Fei, a native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident, is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. She plays beautifully in the instrument’s more than 2,000-year-old...

Wu Fei, a native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident, is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. She plays beautifully in the instrument’s more than 2,000-year-old vernacular, and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect nurtured by years spent at Mills College and immersed in the New York Downtown improvisation scene which revolved around venues like The Stone, where Wu has frequently performed and curated.Wu composes for choir, string quartet, chamber ensemble, Balinese gamelan, and orchestra. Her commissions range from a composition for Percussions Claviers de Lyon, which premiered in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, to live performances in Paris and Tokyo for the luxury brand Hermès. In addition to her own original compositions, Wu has collaborated with many artists of different disciplines and genres, ranging from banjo-players...

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Yidi Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of California, Irvine. Born and raised in Beijing, she graduated from Oberlin College in 2011. Her dissertation focuses on...

Yidi Wu is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at the University of California, Irvine. Born and raised in Beijing, she graduated from Oberlin College in 2011. Her dissertation focuses on student activism in 1950s China. She has contributed a chapter on Yan’an Rectification in 1943: China at the Crossroads (Cornell East Asia Series, 2015), and co-authored with Jeffrey Wasserstrom a chapter about Chinese revolution and reform in Scripting Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2015), as well as the annotated bibliography “People’s Movement in 1989” (Oxford Bibliographies: Chinese Studies).

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Yu-Shan Wu is Foreign Policy Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand...

Yu-Shan Wu is Foreign Policy Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also has a background in media studies and has worked at the South African Broadcasting Corporation and contributed to a project on Chinese presence in South Africa for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Before joining SAIIA in 2012, she worked as a research and events assistant for SAIIA’s China in Africa Project.

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Vivian Wu is the International Cooperation Director for Initium Media, a Hong Kong-based news, features, and data journalism website and app. Prior to moving to New York City in August 2016 for a...

Vivian Wu is the International Cooperation Director for Initium Media, a Hong Kong-based news, features, and data journalism website and app. Prior to moving to New York City in August 2016 for a Political Science graduate program at the New School, Wu was the Chief Content Director for China News at Initium Media in Beijing. Wu has over 15 years of experience working in newspapers, magazines, TV, and digital media. Among many other posts, she was Editorial Director at the celebrity magazine Portrait in China; media and legal reporter at the South China Morning Post Beijing Bureau for six years; and content supervisor at CCTV-6 for four years. She has won a great number of journalism awards in Hong Kong and Asia.Wu also has rich experience in managing international NGO and social enterprise programs in China, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and East Africa through cooperations with media, IT...

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Clark Aoqi Wu is a Ph.D. student in politics at The Catholic University of America. He also holds a Master of Science in Global Politics from Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests...

Clark Aoqi Wu is a Ph.D. student in politics at The Catholic University of America. He also holds a Master of Science in Global Politics from Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests include comparative studies of dictatorship, U.S.-China relations, and the U.S. foreign policy in East Asia since the Cold War. He previously worked in Chinese NGOs based in Beijing.

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Jost Wübbeke is the Head of Program Economy & Technology at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). The focus of his research is on China’s innovation policy and digital economy...

Jost Wübbeke is the Head of Program Economy & Technology at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). The focus of his research is on China’s innovation policy and digital economy. He written about industrial policy, smart manufacturing, and the Internet of Things in China. He is the co-author of a new report on China’s industrial policy, “Made in China 2025: The Making of a High-Tech Superpower and Consequences for Industrial Countries.”

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Joel Wuthnow is a Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University. He was previously a China analyst at CNA and a postdoctoral fellow in the...

Joel Wuthnow is a Research Fellow in the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University. He was previously a China analyst at CNA and a postdoctoral fellow in the China and the World Program at Princeton University. He received an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, an M.Phil. in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

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

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

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

Xiao Qiang is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual China news website launched in 2003 to aggregate, organize, and recommend online information from and about China. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Information, University of California at Berkeley, as well as the Director of the school's Counter-Power Lab, an interdisciplinary faculty-student research group focusing on the intersection of digital media, counter-censorship technology and cyberactivism.A theoretical physicist by training, Xiao Qiang studied at the University of Science and Technology of China and entered the Ph.D. program (1986-1989) in Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame. He became a full-time human rights activist after the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Xiao was the Executive Director of the New York-based NGO Human Rights in China from 1991 to 2002 and...

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Muyi Xiao is currently the Visuals Editor at ChinaFile. In the summer of 2015, she was chosen as one of seven Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Fellows. As a fellow, she studied at an...

Muyi Xiao is currently the Visuals Editor at ChinaFile. In the summer of 2015, she was chosen as one of seven Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Fellows. As a fellow, she studied at an intensive five-week program at New York University. Right after the fellowship, she was admitted to the International Center for Photography’s (ICP) New Media Narrative program in New York City from which she graduated in summer 2016.Born in Wuhan, Hubei province, before coming to New York Xiao was based in Beijing and worked as a photojouranlist at Tencent, the largest online media outlet in China. Her career started in 2012 with a one-year internship at Reuters Beijing desk as an editor before becoming a photojournalist. She covered a wide range of stories throughout China during her time as a photojournalist, including the missing flight MH370, a cult religion called “Mighty God,” child...

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Yanmei Xie is International Crisis Group’s Senior China Analyst. She focuses on China’s foreign policy and its impact on conflict and potential conflict situations. Prior to joining the Crisis Group...

Yanmei Xie is International Crisis Group’s Senior China Analyst. She focuses on China’s foreign policy and its impact on conflict and potential conflict situations. Prior to joining the Crisis Group, she worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., for C-SPAN, the Capitol News Connection, Fox News, and the McGraw Hill Co. Before moving to the United States, Xie was an international news producer at China Central Television.

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Xie Zhengyi, born in Anhui province, has worked as a photographer for over a decade. He is a photojournalist for the Huaibei Kuanggongbao (Huaibei Miners News), which has a daily circulation of 15,...

Xie Zhengyi, born in Anhui province, has worked as a photographer for over a decade. He is a photojournalist for the Huaibei Kuanggongbao (Huaibei Miners News), which has a daily circulation of 15,000, and also works as a contract photographer for several news agencies and websites.

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

Born in Xi'an, China, Beijing-based artist Xing Danwen received her B.F.A. in painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and M.F.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. In her current art practice she continues to work in photography and also has expanded into the field of mixed media, video, and multi-media installations.Xing exhibits domestically and internationally at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Pompidou Center, International Center for Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1st Yokohama Triennale, and Sydney Biennale 2004.Xing is a contributor to LEAP magazine...

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

Xu Zhiyuan is a columnist for the Financial Times Chinese. After graduating from Peking University in 2000, he became a journalist and author. He was Editorial Editor for The Economic Observer and Executive Editor for Bloomberg BusinessWeek China. He won the Excellence in Opinion Writing SOPA award in 2008. He was also selected as a participant in the National Committee on US-China Relations Young Leaders Forum in 2006 and the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum in 2005. His latest books are Alienated from the Motherland and The Totalitarian Temptation.

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Yongle Xue received an M.A. in History from Yale University in 2016. She was born and raised in Shanghai and came to the United States after high school. She studied History and Economics at...

Yongle Xue received an M.A. in History from Yale University in 2016. She was born and raised in Shanghai and came to the United States after high school. She studied History and Economics at Georgetown University, where she spoke at the Senior Convocation. Xue is interested in foreign and public policy, cross-cultural communications, and the creative arts. She will return to Shanghai this year and start working as a journalist.

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

Photographer Michael Yamashita has been shooting for the National Geographic magazine for more than thirty years, combining his dual passions of photography and travel.  After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Asian studies, he spent seven years in Asia, which has become his photographic area of specialty. Upon returning to the U.S., Yamashita began shooting for the National Geographic as well as other American and international magazines and clients.His work has taken him to six continents, and as a third-generation Japanese-American, he is fluent in Japanese, and has covered the length of Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu.  Yamashita’s particular specialty is in retracing the paths of famous travelers, resulting in stories on Marco Polo, the Japanese poet Basho, and the Chinese explorer Zheng He. His feature documentary, The Ghost Fleet,...

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Yan Hairong is an anthropologist who is an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and M.A. from University of California...

Yan Hairong is an anthropologist who is an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and M.A. from University of California, Berkeley. Yan has published articles on not only China-Africa relations, but also Chinese proverbs, modernization in East Asia, and the discourse of development. She has been particularly active in discussion of Chinese copper mining in Zambia. She has published a number of monographs and numerous journal articles, as well as op-eds and online contributions.Source: China-Africa Knowledge Project

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Fan Yang joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include...

Fan Yang joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication Studies in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include cultural studies and globalization, media and communication in modern and contemporary China, urbanism and urban communication, and visual culture. She is also a faculty affiliate in the Asian Studies program, and serves on the Global Studies Coordinating Committee.Yang is the author of Faked in China: Nation Branding, Counterfeit Culture, and Globalization (Indiana University Press, 2015). Her new project, tentatively titled “Chimerica: A Transnational Cultural Production,” examines the imaginary fusion of China and America in a growing number of transnational media artifacts. Yang’s work has appeared in Theory, Culture & Society; New Media & Society; Quarterly Review of...

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Guobin Yang is an Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The...

Guobin Yang is an Associate Professor of Communication and Sociology at the Annenberg School for Communication and Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China (2016) and The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online (2009). He is the editor of China’s Contested Internet (2015), The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China (with Jacques deLisle and Avery Goldstein, 2016), and Re-Envisioning the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in Reform China (with Ching Kwan Lee, 2007).

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Photographer Yang Fawei is the Headmaster of the Hubei Media Photographer Training Institute and President of the Hubei Photographers Association. His published works include Momentary Thought and...

Photographer Yang Fawei is the Headmaster of the Hubei Media Photographer Training Institute and President of the Hubei Photographers Association. His published works include Momentary Thought and Practice of News Photography (Hubei Fine Arts Publishing House, 1998), The Ancient City Wall: The Expression of Xiangyang City (Hubei People’s Press, 2010), and Looking Homeward: The Disappearing Rural Landscape (China Peace Publishing House, 2013), among others. His photography has been recognized in international competitions in Finland, Serbia, Montenegro, Ireland, and elsewhere.

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Yang Zhanqing began to advocate for the rights of people with chronic medical conditions in May 2008. In 2009, he began to campaign for NGOs that advocate for changes in anti-discrimination policy,...

Yang Zhanqing began to advocate for the rights of people with chronic medical conditions in May 2008. In 2009, he began to campaign for NGOs that advocate for changes in anti-discrimination policy, at Zhengzhou Yirenping (亿人平)(A Billion People for Peace) and at the Beijing Yirenping Center (益仁平). In June 2015, Yang was detained by both the Zhengzhou and Beijing authorities for the illegal publication and distribution of his 2008 pamphlet “A Bulletin Against Discrimination.” After a month, Yang was released and his status was changed to “bail pending criminal investigation.” According to Chinese law, the status and restrictions of “bail pending criminal investigation” can be removed after one year if there is no new criminal activity or violation of bail—a year has passed, but Yang has received no notice of change in his status.

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Yang Fuqiang is a Senior Adviser on Climate and Energy for the China Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He has been involved in energy and environmental issues for more than three...

Yang Fuqiang is a Senior Adviser on Climate and Energy for the China Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He has been involved in energy and environmental issues for more than three decades. From 2008 to 2010, Yang served as Director of Global Climate Solutions for World Wildlife Fund International. Prior to that, he spent eight years as the head of Energy Foundation China, which is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Yang received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from China’s Jilin University in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University in 1991. He is based in Beijing.

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

Emily T. Yeh is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She conducts research on nature-society relations in Tibetan parts of the People's Republic of China, including projects on conflicts over access to natural resources, the relationship between ideologies of nature and nation, the political ecology of pastoral environment and development policies, vulnerability of Tibetan herders to climate change, and emerging environmental subjectivities. Her book Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press 2013) explores the intersection of political economy and cultural politics of development as a project of state territorialization...

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Stephen M. Young served for over 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, and Consul General to Hong Kong. He is...

Stephen M. Young served for over 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, and Consul General to Hong Kong. He is now retired and living in New Hampshire.

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Professor Laura Wen-yu Young is Managing Partner of the law firm of Wang & Wang, LLP, with offices in China, Taiwan and San Francisco.  She serves as a member of the Executive...

Professor Laura Wen-yu Young is Managing Partner of the law firm of Wang & Wang, LLP, with offices in China, Taiwan and San Francisco.  She serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the U.C. Berkeley Foundation. She is a Director of the Wang Family Foundation.Professor Young has taught in U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Rhetoric, and the Law School’s School of Jurisprudence and Social Policy. She has taught at several universities including Soochow University’s Kenneth Wang School of Law in Suzhou China, Cornell University Law School, and Pacific/McGeorge School of Law. Her courses include International Intellectual Property, Chinese Law and Legal History, International Business Transactions, Foundations of Law: Greece, Rome and China.Professor Young has authored many articles on Chinese law and business including, for Pearson’s, West,...

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Nick Young created China Development Brief in 1996 and ran it, on the most threadbare of shoestrings, until expelled by the Government of China in 2007. Originally an English language print...

Nick Young created China Development Brief in 1996 and ran it, on the most threadbare of shoestrings, until expelled by the Government of China in 2007. Originally an English language print publication, the brief evolved into separate ‘sister’ magazines and websites in English and Chinese. Since leaving China, Young has been mainly in East Africa, where he created and passed on to local journalists Oil in Uganda. He does consulting work in fields ranging from natural resource governance to communication to disability, blogs occasionally on nickyoungwrites.com and grows apples between times at his family home in Cantabria.Back in the 20th century, he worked as a residential social worker in a U.K. probation hostel, as a translator and writer in the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, as Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP, (...

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Frank Youngman is Professor of Adult Education at the University of Botswana. He was educated at the universities of Nottingham and Hull, and at the London School of Economics. He has worked at the...

Frank Youngman is Professor of Adult Education at the University of Botswana. He was educated at the universities of Nottingham and Hull, and at the London School of Economics. He has worked at the University of Botswana since 1975 and has been Head of the Department of Adult Education and Dean of the Faculty of Education. In Botswana he has participated in a wide range of governmental committees responsible for areas such as rural extension, women in development, adult literacy, teacher education, and distance learning. He was a member of the Presidential Commission that reviewed Botswana’s education system in 1992-1993 and he is on the UNESCO National Commission. Elsewhere in Africa, he has undertaken advisory and training work for various governments.

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Jianxing Yu is Yangtze River Distinguished Professor and the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University. His research interests include local government innovation, the relationship...

Jianxing Yu is Yangtze River Distinguished Professor and the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University. His research interests include local government innovation, the relationship between state and society, local governance, and civil society in China. His most recent book publications as author or editor include Civil Society and Governance in China (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and A Path for Chinese Civil Society: A Case Study on Industrial Associations in Wenzhou, China (Lexington Books, 2012). His articles have appeared in international journals including The Australian Journal of Public Administration, The Journal of Contemporary China, China Review, and The Journal of Chinese Political Science. Yu is also the chief editor of the new Journal of Chinese Governance.

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Kate Yuan is a senior at New York University pursuing an accelerated B.A. in Philosophy and M.P.A. in International Development. She first worked with informal schools in Kenya in 2013. In 2016, she...

Kate Yuan is a senior at New York University pursuing an accelerated B.A. in Philosophy and M.P.A. in International Development. She first worked with informal schools in Kenya in 2013. In 2016, she returned to Nairobi with her colleague Joany Huang to develop the first large-scale informal school teacher training program, Care for All Kids. With a strong passion for the NGO sector, she has worked for nonprofits in America, Asia, and Africa, including United Nations Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Breast Treatment Task Force, and Mae Fah Lunag Royal Foundation.

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Samson Yuen is a doctoral student at Oxford University and a research assistant at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC). He researches Chinese politics with a focus on civil...

Samson Yuen is a doctoral student at Oxford University and a research assistant at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC). He researches Chinese politics with a focus on civil society, NGOs, and local governance. With his roots in Hong Kong, Yuen also studies the city’s politics and social movements and is co-editing a book on the Umbrella Movement. His articles have appeared in China Perspectives, The Diplomat, Twenty-First Century, Mingpao, The Stand News, Hong Kong Economic Journal, and Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly. He is an occasional television commentator on Chinese politics. Prior to joining academia, Yuen worked as a management consultant and traveled between Hong Kong, China, and Southeast Asia. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.Phil. in Politics (Comparative Government) from Oxford University.

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

Sergei Zamascikov is an independent consultant based in Los Angeles. He holds degrees from Latvian State University and UCLA. He has worked for the London International Institute for Strategic Studies and for RAND Corporation (Santa Monica).

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Zeng Jinyan, writer, scholar, activist, and documentary filmmaker, is the 2017 Oak Fellow at Colby College. Zeng earned her PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Her PhD thesis is entitled The...

Zeng Jinyan, writer, scholar, activist, and documentary filmmaker, is the 2017 Oak Fellow at Colby College. Zeng earned her PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2017. Her PhD thesis is entitled The Genesis of Citizen Intelligentsia in Digital China: Ai Xiaoming’s Practices of Identity and Activism. Her "Visualizing Truth-Telling in Ai Xiaoming’s Documentary Activism” appared in Studies in Documentary Film in 2017.  Zeng’s 2016 book Feminism and Genesis of the Citizen Intelligentsia in China (Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press) received a Publishing Award in the Social Science category of the 2017 Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards. Zeng co-directed the documentary film Prisoners in Freedom City with Hu Jia (2007), wrote the script for the animated short A Poem to Liu Xia (Trish McAdam, 2015), and produced the feature documentary film We The Workers (Wen Hai,...

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

Zha Daojiong, formerly a Senior Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S. China Relations at the Asia Society, is a Professor of International Political Economy at Peking University, where he specializes in studying such non-traditional security topics as energy, food, and trans-boundary water use. His recent research interest has expanded to political/societal risk management for Chinese foreign direct investment in developing as well as developed economies. His Area Studies expertise covers Southeast Asia, the trans-Pacific region, and Africa. Zha is the author and editor of several books, including Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia (Routledge, 2013), Building a Neighborly Community: Post-Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia (Manchester University Press, 2006), The International Political Economy of China’s Oil Supply Security (in Chinese, 2005), and China’s...

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Zha Jianying is a writer, journalist, and cultural commentator in both English and Chinese. She is the author of two books in English, Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China (named “...

Zha Jianying is a writer, journalist, and cultural commentator in both English and Chinese. She is the author of two books in English, Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China (named “One of the best books of 2011” by The Economist), and China Pop: How Soap Operas, Tabloids and Bestsellers Are Transforming a Culture, and five books of non-fiction and fiction in Chinese. Her work has appeared widely in publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Dushu, and Wanxiang. Tide Players was selected by The Economist as “One of the Best Books of 2011.” China Pop was selected by The Village Voice as “One of the 25 Best Books of 1995.” Her Chinese book in 2006, Bashiniandai (The Eighties), was selected as the “Best Book of the Year” by numerous mainland Chinese publications A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she also has been a regular commentator on current events...

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Jianqing Zhang received her Bachelor’s degree in International Education from Shanghai International Studies University. After working at Shanghai Daily for two years, she went to Dartmouth College...

Jianqing Zhang received her Bachelor’s degree in International Education from Shanghai International Studies University. After working at Shanghai Daily for two years, she went to Dartmouth College for her Master’s degree in Liberal Studies. She previously worked at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Zhang is an intern with ChinaFile. She has an interest in U.S.-China relations and hopes to promote cultural exchange between the two countries.

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Taisu Zhang is an Associate Professor at Yale Law School. He received his Ph.D., J.D., and B.A. from Yale University. He writes in the fields of comparative legal and economic history, property...

Taisu Zhang is an Associate Professor at Yale Law School. He received his Ph.D., J.D., and B.A. from Yale University. He writes in the fields of comparative legal and economic history, property theory, and contemporary Chinese law. His current book project studies the sociocultural origins and economic consequences of land-pawning institutions in early modern China and England.

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Zhongxiang Zhang is a distinguished professor at Tianjin University. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and serves as China Country Representative in the European...

Zhongxiang Zhang is a distinguished professor at Tianjin University. He is a Fellow of Asia and the Pacific Policy Society, Australia, and serves as China Country Representative in the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and on the Scientific Council of Paris-based IDDRI, Sciences Po. Zhang is a distinguished professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and he is an adjunct professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has contributed to a number of China’s long-term goals and strategies, including the carbon intensity target for 2020, capping carbon emissions around 2030, and the establishment of the One Belt-One Road initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.He is co-editor of Environmental Economics and Policy Studies and the International Journal of Public Policy, and he serves on the editorial...

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Junjie Zhang is the Director of and Associate Professor in the Environmental Research Center and Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University and Associate Professor of...

Junjie Zhang is the Director of and Associate Professor in the Environmental Research Center and Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University and Associate Professor of Environmental Economics in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Prior to his current position, he was an Associate Professor in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Zhang’s research centers on empirical issues in environmental and resource economics. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach that integrates social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences to deal with environmental policy problems. His research topics cover air pollution, water resources, energy, and climate change. Zhang is a Senior Advisor at Asia Society. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Resource Economics from Duke University, an M.S. and a B.S. in...

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

Zhang Xiaoran is U.S.-China Dialogue Fellow with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, where she works on the U.S.-China Dialogue project and on Chinese social media outreach. She holds a B.A. from Peking University, where she concentrated in Chinese Literature and Film, and an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. Zhang spent a winter doing volunteer work in a charity school in India, and previously interned at Sanlian Life Week, a Mainland Chinese magazine...

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

Zhang Mengqi is currently a graduate student in the International Relations program at New York University, focusing on refugee studies and comparative politics. Before coming to the U.S., she received a B.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Zhang is an intern with the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations, where she focuses on Chinese politics.

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

Zhang Jieping is Executive Editor of iSun Affairs, a newly established online magazine based in Hong Kong. Previously, she reported on politics, urbanization, and the growth of civil society for Hong Kong's Yazhou Zhoukan (Asiaweek). Zhang is interested in the ways that China is changing. She writes, “Two threads run through my work as journalist: one is the growth of Chinese civil society, including the awakening of ‘civil consciousness’ and the rise of new, Internet-based civil-campaigns. The other is China’s urbanization: the changes wrought by the rush of 1.3 billion people into cities will reverberate far beyond China.” Between 2007 and 2010, she received awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) for Excellence in Investigative Reporting, Excellence in Human Rights Reporting, and Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. In 2010, SOPA named her Journalist of...

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

Lijia Zhang is a factory-worker-turned writer, columnist, social commentator, and public speaker. She was born into a poor worker’s family in Nanjing, on the banks of Yangtze River. At 16, she was taken out of school and put to work at a missile factory, where she taught herself English. Her articles have appeared in many international publications, including South China Morning Post, The Guardian, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She is the co-author of China Remembers, an oral history of the People’s Republic of China. Her memoir, Socialism Is Great!, about her decade-long experience working at the factory in the 1980’s, was first published in the U.S. in 2008 and has been translated into numerous languages around the world. She is a regular speaker on the BBC, Channel 4, CNN, and National Public Radio. She was a recipient of the prestigious fellowship for the International Writers’...

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

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

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Zhang Yong is Director of The Center for African Film and Television Studies at Zhejiang Normal University. He received a Ph.D. in 2015 from the Beijing Film Academy, and was the first Chinese...

Zhang Yong is Director of The Center for African Film and Television Studies at Zhejiang Normal University. He received a Ph.D. in 2015 from the Beijing Film Academy, and was the first Chinese focusing on African Film Research area. Zhang has published over 20 scholarly papers in different academic journals and is the organizer of the China-Africa Film and Television Cooperation Forum. Films he has directed include: A Pigeon of Public Market, Finding Seattle, and Africans in Yiwu. He is the official film selector for First Youth Film Festival and Beijing International Film Festival.

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Zhang Baohui is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of China’s Assertive Nuclear Posture: State...

Zhang Baohui is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He is the author of China’s Assertive Nuclear Posture: State Security in an Anarchic International Order (Routledge, 2015), which uses structural realism to study China’s nuclear posture and Sino-U.S. strategic stability.

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

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

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Born in Xinjiang, Zhang is a contract photographer at CFP and SIPA China, and a frequent contributor to online photo magazines in China. Zhang joined the Chinese Photographer Society in 2006. His...

Born in Xinjiang, Zhang is a contract photographer at CFP and SIPA China, and a frequent contributor to online photo magazines in China. Zhang joined the Chinese Photographer Society in 2006. His work has been exhibited nationally and he was a contributing photographer for World Traveller, Photo Creator, and China National Travel, and contract photographer at Chinese Historic Geography.

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Zhang Boshu is Editor of the Chinese-language China Strategic Analysis and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He was a Professor in the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese...

Zhang Boshu is Editor of the Chinese-language China Strategic Analysis and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He was a Professor in the Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, until December, 2009, when he was forced to leave because of political persecution.Zhang has published more than 10 books in past 20 years, including Marxism and Human Sociobiology: The Perspective of Economic Reform in China (1994, SUNY Press, in English); From May Fourth to June Fourth: Critique of Chinese Dictatorship in 20th Century (2008, Hong Kong, in Chinese); A Feasibility Report on Chinese Institutional Reforms (completed version) (2012, Hong Kong, in Chinese); and Nine Thought Trends in Today’s China (2015, Hong Kong, in Chinese).

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Zhang Zizhu is a Nairobi-based special correspondent for the Hong Kong-based international television network Phoenix InfoNews Channel. She is the channel’s only on-camera correspondent in the region...

Zhang Zizhu is a Nairobi-based special correspondent for the Hong Kong-based international television network Phoenix InfoNews Channel. She is the channel’s only on-camera correspondent in the region to cover major political and social news occuring in Kenya as well as other countries in Africa. Her Mandarin-language reports are seen by a global audience across 150 countries and regions around the world. Zhang is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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Zhang Yanqiu is the Deputy Dean of Journalism and the Director of the Africa Communication Research Centre at the Communications University of China in Beijing. Zhang is a pioneer in the field of...

Zhang Yanqiu is the Deputy Dean of Journalism and the Director of the Africa Communication Research Centre at the Communications University of China in Beijing. Zhang is a pioneer in the field of media literacy research in China. Her 2012 dissertation, “Understanding Media Literacy: Origins, Paradigms and Approaches,” was among the first in-depth Chinese studies in the field. Zhang has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

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Jieqian Zhang is a graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal. She recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. During her time in Berkeley, she was...

Jieqian Zhang is a graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal. She recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. During her time in Berkeley, she was able to ignite her passion for data and graphic reporting, as well as international reporting. She was the 2016 Google News Lab Fellow at the Center for Investigative Reporting. Before that, she worked at Google Trends as a contributing graphic designer and was a visuals intern at ChinaFile.

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Lijie Zhang is a photographer born in Beijing. She has an M.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts London and an M.A. in Journalism from Beijing Normal University. She is currently working...

Lijie Zhang is a photographer born in Beijing. She has an M.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts London and an M.A. in Journalism from Beijing Normal University. She is currently working on a number of long-term projects, including “The Innocent: Mentally Disordered Artists,” “The Rare: Rare Diseases in Mainland China,” “Midnight Tweedle,” and many more. She is the winner of the Magnum Foundation Human Rights and Photography fellowship; the Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award; silver prize in the Lianzhou International Photo Festival, among other awards. Zhang’s work has been featured worldwide, including in The New York Times Lens Blog, Newsweek, burn, VICE, and China Daily. Additionally, she has been involved in multiple exhibitions in New York, Montreal, Aarhus-Denmark, London, Lianzhou, and Pingyao.

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Born in Kunming, China, Hai Zhang is an architect by training and profession. Photography was at first a work-related activity that became a tool to question the contexts of his identity, whether...

Born in Kunming, China, Hai Zhang is an architect by training and profession. Photography was at first a work-related activity that became a tool to question the contexts of his identity, whether rooted in his homeland of China, or the U.S., where he has lived since 2000.Zhang has been traveling regularly to China since 2008 to photograph the ever-changing and sprawling urbanized landscape. The four-year journey has constituted the exhibition Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost, a project with site-specific installation and projection. This project has been exhibited in France, Bangladesh, and Turkey.Zhang was a fellow of the Rafael Vinoly Architecture Research Fellowship from 2009 to 2010. The work he did through this fellowship has been included in the book Pressures and Distortions: City Dwellers and Builders and Critics.Zhang’s long-term project on Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird, was included...

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Feng Zhang is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and an Adjunct Professor at the National...

Feng Zhang is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and an Adjunct Professor at the National Institute of South China Sea studies in China. He is the author of Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History (Stanford University Press, 2015).

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

Michael Zhao is a multimedia producer who focuses on environmental issues in China. From 2003 to 2005, he was a News Assistant in the Beijing Bureau of The New York Times, where he worked with Pulitzer Prize winners Joseph Kahn and Jim Yardley. While reporting with Yardley on the shrinking Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, Gansu province, a tourist spot along the ancient Silk Road in Northwestern China, Zhao took a picture with his point-and-shoot camera that ended up being used on the front page of the Times despite his lack of professional training in photography at that time.Zhao later attended the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied multimedia journalism and switched focus from print to new media. He finished a thesis project in multimedia about electronic waste from developed countries being dumped in China. This project was advised by...

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Zhao Hai is a research fellow at the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University. His research focuses on U.S.-China relations, China’s civil-military integration, economic relations in the...

Zhao Hai is a research fellow at the National Strategy Institute of Tsinghua University. His research focuses on U.S.-China relations, China’s civil-military integration, economic relations in the Asia-Pacific, and counterterrorism in Western China and Southeast Asia. He graduated from Peking University with a Master’s degree in Asia-Pacific regional studies. He received his Ph.D. in international history from the University of Chicago.

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Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He was a Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover...

Suisheng Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-U.S. Cooperation at Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He was a Campbell National Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Maryland, an Associate Professor of Government and East Asian Politics at Colby College in Maine, and a visiting Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego.Zhao is the founder and Editor of the Journal of Contemporary China and the author and editor of more than a dozen of books, including The Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century: Domestic Sources and International Implications (2014); The Rise of China and Transformation of the U.S.-China...

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

Zhou Ruijin is the author and editor of several books and serves as a Ph.D. Advisor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He graduated from Fudan University with a degree in Journalism. Upon graduating, he served as a reporter, editor, commentator, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Liberation Daily, the daily newspaper of the Shanghai Committee of the Communist Party of China. In 1991, under the pen name Huangfu Ping, he was in charge of writing a series of editorials entitled “Reform and Liberalization Need New Thinking” that drew worldwide attention. From 1993 to 2000, he was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Daily.

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

Youyou Zhou is a visual journalist with an interest in data, design, and reporting. She works in digital design and interactive graphics at Graphicacy in Washington, D.C. Zhou recently received dual bachelor’s degrees in the Convergence Journalism program at the University of Missouri and the print journalism program at Fudan University. She has worked in newspaper design, science reporting, and video production. She is a contributor to the ChinaFile partner site CNPolitics.

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

Raymond Zhou is a Beijing-based bilingual writer. He is known mostly as a film, theater, and cultural critic. On top of being the author of nineteen books, he also makes hundreds of media and other public appearances every year, such as serving as a juror for festivals and awards.Zhou’s stature as a film critic and film industry expert is acknowledged by regulators, academia, grassroots and the mainstream press in China. His Chinese-language book Hollywood Revealed is the first study in China of the mechanisms of America’s movie industry that influenced both industry insiders and the general reading public. His three-volume film guide covers 5,500 movies from all over the world, cementing his reputation among China’s cinephiles.Some of his English-language writing is collected in X-Ray: Examining the China Enigma, a collection of his best op-ed columns from 2005 to 2008; and China the...

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Yu Zhou is a professor of Geography at Vassar College. She received her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Minnesota in 1995. She has done research on globalization and high-tech industry, and...

Yu Zhou is a professor of Geography at Vassar College. She received her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Minnesota in 1995. She has done research on globalization and high-tech industry, and urban green building development in China, and she is the author of the book The Inside Story of China’s High-Tech Industry: Making Silicon Valley in Beijing (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007) and co-editor of China as an Innovation Nation (Oxford University Press, 2016). Zhou also has done research in ethnic communities and transnational business networks in the United States. She is a recipient of numerous national and international awards and grants, and was selected as one of the Public Intellectual Fellows by the National Committee of United States-China Relations.

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Tailai Zhou covers the environment for Caixin, and is based in Beijing. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism with a Master’s in Journalism and a B.A. in...

Tailai Zhou covers the environment for Caixin, and is based in Beijing. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism with a Master’s in Journalism and a B.A. in Sociology.

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Zhou Fei joined TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, in September 2014 as Head of the China Program. Zhou is a primary representative of TRAFFIC, a collaboration between the World Wildlife...

Zhou Fei joined TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, in September 2014 as Head of the China Program. Zhou is a primary representative of TRAFFIC, a collaboration between the World Wildlife Federation and the International Union for the Conversation of Nature, in its work throughout China. He is responsible for implementation in China and also contributes to the strategic development of TRAFFIC’s global conservation program, with particular emphasis on China.Before joining TRAFFIC, Zhou worked for the British Standards Institution (BSI) as Director of Strategy & Government Affairs, and he was responsible for the strategic planning of BSI China as well as for exchange and cooperation with government departments. Before BSI, he was responsible for government and public affairs at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), leading the work of sustainable...

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Born in January 1974, Zhou Dan is a practising lawyer based in Shanghai, China. As one of the few Chinese gay people who have ever come out to the local, national and international media, he is a...

Born in January 1974, Zhou Dan is a practising lawyer based in Shanghai, China. As one of the few Chinese gay people who have ever come out to the local, national and international media, he is a pioneering advocate for full and equal recognition of rights related to sexual orientation and gender identity in China. Over the past decade, he has been working towards these goals through consulting services, public education, public policy and legal advocacy, as well as training sessions and conferences.In addition, he published, in 2009, Pleasure and Discipline: Jurisprudential Imagination of Same-sex Desire in Chinese Modernity, the ground-breaking monograph in the Chinese language on the dynamics of same-sex desire, law, and modernity in China. Meanwhile, he speaks on LGBT rights issues at workshops, seminars and symposia in China, the United States, Germany, and other countries.

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Vincent Mingqi Zhu is currently a M.A candidate studying International Relations and Conflict Management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is a former...

Vincent Mingqi Zhu is currently a M.A candidate studying International Relations and Conflict Management at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is a former reporter for Phoenix TV Hong Kong.

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

Dr. Ying Zhu, a professor in and Chair of the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island-CUNY, is the author or editor of eight books, including Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television (New Press, 2012). A leading scholar on Chinese cinema and media studies, her writings have appeared in major academic journals, books, and publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her works have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish.Zhu is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2006) and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2008). Her 2003 research monograph, Chinese Cinema during the Era of Reform: The Ingenuity of the System is considered by critics as a groundbreaking book that initiated the study of Chinese cinema within the framework of political economy...

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Zhu Feng is Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea and a Professor of International Relations at Nanjing University. He was formerly Deputy President...

Zhu Feng is Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of the South China Sea and a Professor of International Relations at Nanjing University. He was formerly Deputy President of the Institute of Strategic & International Studies and a Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University. Zhu started his current position in August 2014. He specializes in East Asian regional security, power relations and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific, and North Korea’s nuclear proliferation issue. His forthcoming book is America, China, and the Struggle for World Order: Ideas, Traditions, Historical Legacies, and Global Visions (co-edited with G. John Ikenbery and Wang Jisi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

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Zhu Mo is originally from Changsha, Hunan province and now lives in Beijing. He graduated from Hunan Normal University in 2007, where he studied photography. He is a photo editor at Jiemian. In 2012...

Zhu Mo is originally from Changsha, Hunan province and now lives in Beijing. He graduated from Hunan Normal University in 2007, where he studied photography. He is a photo editor at Jiemian. In 2012, he was a nominee for the Three Shadows Photography Award, and he exhibited in the 2013 Beijing Photo Biennial.

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Wei Zhu is an Editorial/Program Associate with the religion program of the Social Science Research Council in New York City. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and...

Wei Zhu is an Editorial/Program Associate with the religion program of the Social Science Research Council in New York City. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations.

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Qiaoyi (Joy) Zhuang is the New York correspondent for Caixin magazine, the Americas editor for Globus, and a guest host of the podcast “IAmElection.” A graduate of Syracuse University, Zhuang majored...

Qiaoyi (Joy) Zhuang is the New York correspondent for Caixin magazine, the Americas editor for Globus, and a guest host of the podcast “IAmElection.” A graduate of Syracuse University, Zhuang majored in International Relations, concentrating on U.S.-China Relations and NGO management. Zhuang previously interned at the Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations, at the United Nations, and at the American Enterprise Institute. As a Chinese citizen, she is particularly interested in Chinese civil society and stays connected with Chinese NGOs.

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Tee Zhuo is an intern with ChinaFile. He is a rising senior from Yale-NUS College in Singapore, a new liberal arts college jointly founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore...

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James Zimmerman is the Managing Partner of the Beijing office of the international law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of...

James Zimmerman is the Managing Partner of the Beijing office of the international law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce China and served as the Chairman of the chamber in 2007, 2008, 2015, and 2016. Zimmerman is the author of a number of books and articles on China and international trade including the well-recognized China Law Deskbook, a publication of the American Bar Association. Zimmerman has been a registered foreign lawyer with the Ministry of Justice since 1998 and is recognized as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers Survey and is listed as a Leading Individual in the category of Corporate/M&A for foreign law firms in China of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide to Asia’s commercial law firms. Zimmerman is a member of the California Bar and admitted to...

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Zong Ming is a Producer and Director for Arrow Factory Video. She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016. Upon graduating, she joined...

Zong Ming is a Producer and Director for Arrow Factory Video. She graduated with a Master’s degree in International Journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016. Upon graduating, she joined Arrow Factory Video as a founding member. “I Married a Beautiful Ukrainian Woman and So Can You” is her third short video work as a producer and a director. Her main focus is teen culture.

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