Beyongo Mukete Dynamic is an associate editor for the National Times News, an online newspaper based in Cameroon, and research officer at the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University (ANU). Beyongo’s research interests include international political economy, BRICS, Africa’s political economy, geo-economics, Australia’s foreign policy, and political philosophy.

David Brophy is a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney. His research focusses on social and political history of China’s north-west, particularly the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and its connections with the Islamic and Russian/Soviet worlds.

Carolyn Cartier is a professor of human geography and China studies at the University of Technology Sydney.

Chen Mengxue is a PhD student in the School of Demography at the ANU. Her research interests focus on the health inequality between different populations in China, and the identification of intermediate and proximate determinants of health inequality.

Peter Connolly is completing a PhD on ‘Chinese interests in Melanesia’ with the Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU. He has served as an Army officer in Somalia, Timor, Afghanistan; worked in the Australian Parliament and the Pentagon; and is currently the Director of the Australian Army Research Centre. He participated in the PLA’s Seventeenth International Symposium in Beijing in 2014 as Australia’s representative, and has conducted research in China.

Gloria Davies is a literary scholar and historian of China. She is Professor of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University.

Paul J. Farrelly is a historian and consultant. In 2018, he published his first book, The Australia-China Council: The First Forty Years 澳中理事会四十周年. His academic publications, primarily about emergent forms of religion in Taiwan and China, are available at and his consulting practice is online at

Victor Ferguson is a PhD Candidate in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. His research focusses on the intersection of economic statecraft, international trade and investment law, and international security.

Ivan Franceschini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU. His research interests focus on labour and civil society in China and Cambodia. He is co-editor of the Made in China Journal, an open-access quarterly on Chinese labour and civil society.

Jane Golley is an economist focussed on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. She is Acting Director of CIW.

Gerry Groot is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. He researches the roles of the CCP’s United Front at home and abroad, Chinese conspiracy theories, soft power, ghosts, and cookbooks.

Mark Harrison is a senior lecturer in Chinese at the University of Tasmania. His work examines knowledge and representation in Chinese contexts, exploring contemporary cultural and social life in Taiwan and mainland China.

Ben Hillman is a political scientist, public policy researcher, and advisor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. His research examines policies and mechanisms for promoting political inclusion and safeguarding minority rights.

Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books — including the China memoir The Monkey and the Dragon — an essayist, translator, co-editor with Geremie R. Barmé of the anthology of translation New Ghosts Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices, and editorial consultant at CIW.

Andrew Kennedy is an associate professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. He specialises in comparative foreign policy, with particular interest in China, India, and the United States.

Natalie Köhle is a research assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research focusses on the history of Chinese medicine, specifically the history of body fluids in China and beyond.

Bryce Kositz is a historian of modern China with a focus on historiography. He is a recent PhD graduate of and current visiting fellow at ANU.

Nicholas Loubere is an associate senior lecturer at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. His research examines socioeconomic development in rural China, with a particular focus on microcredit, the rural financial system, and livelihood migration.

Darren Lim is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. He researches in the fields of international political economy and international security, with a focus on geoeconomics.

Qian Linliang is an anthropologist writing on e-commerce development in China and its impacts on e-traders’ everyday life. He received his PhD from ANU and now works in Southeast University of China in Nanjing city. His recent article entitled ‘The Inferior Talk Back: Suzhi (Human Quality), Social Mobility and E-Commerce Economy in China’ was published by the Journal of Contemporary China.

James Reilly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research focusses on the domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy.

Graeme Read is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU. His research focusses on minor political parties and progressive politics in contemporary Taiwan.

Olivia Shen is in the Australian Public Service and is a Fulbright Professional Scholar. She won the ANU’s Master of Public Policy Prize in 2018 and was a visiting scholar at the Lowy Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2017.

Shi Xinjie is a PhD candidate at CIW. His current research interests lie in the fields of agricultural economics and development economics, particularly in rural–urban migration, off-farm employment, and economic development in rural China.

William Sima is a PhD candidate at CIW. His research interests include modern intellectual history, with a particular focus on the late Republic period and early PRC, and the history of Australia–China relations. His book China & ANU: Diplomats, Adventurers Scholars (2015) recounts the experiences of Australia’s first diplomatic representatives to China in the 1940s, and their role in establishing Sinology at the ANU.

Michael Schimmelpfennig is a senior lecturer in the ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focusses on early traditional Chinese literature and the history of ideas.

Xie Shengjin is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language, ANU. His research focusses on Taoist clerics in post-Maoist China.

Tobias Smith is a PhD Candidate in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focusses on capital punishment and its alternatives.

Song Lili is a lecturer in law at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is writing a book on Chinese refugee law and policy.

Zhang Jian is Deputy Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the University of New South Wales. He specialises in Asian security affairs, China’s foreign and security policies, Chinese military affairs, and Australia–China relations. He is a member of the Executive Committee (2018–2021) of International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific.

Zhou Yun is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU. Her research focusses on the history of Protestantism in East Asia and contemporary overseas Chinese Protestants.