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 (CIW), 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.

Jane Brophy is a medical sociologist and currently the postdoctoral research fellow in public policy and regulation at the University of Melbourne’s School of Government. Her research focuses on the social and regulatory dimensions associated with new and emerging biotechnologies (such as stem cell treatments and genetic editing) in a global context, with a special interest in China.

Lennon Yao-Chung Chang is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University. He has been working on cybercrime and the governance of cyberspace in the Greater China Region for more than 15 years with a focus on misinformation, co-production of cyber security and internet vigilantism.

Jingjing Chen is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU. Her doctoral research focuses on Tang dynasty religious and geographical history.

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer, and the author of two books on Hong Kong including his latest, City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong (Scribe, 2020). He has written and presented extensively on Hong Kong and Chinese politics, culture and business, with his writing appearing in The Atlantic, New Statesman, Foreign Policy, Art Asia Pacific, Mekong Review and The Guardian, among many others. Antony has resided between Hong Kong and Beijing for over twenty years.

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.

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

Victor Fong is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU. His doctoral research focuses on Chinese imperial law, ethnic relations and identity.

Jane Golley is an economist focused on a range of Chinese transition and development issues. She is the Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (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 Chinese Communist Party’s United Front at home and abroad, Chinese conspiracy theories, soft power, ghosts, and cookbooks.

Paul Harris is Director of the Australian National University’s North American Liaison Office based in Washington DC. Prior to this position he worked in the Australian Embassy in Tokyo as Counsellor (Education and Science). He has also worked at ANU in the Crawford School of Public Policy as Deputy Director of the HC Coombs Policy Forum and Program Leader of the Science, Technology and Public Policy program, at CSIRO as General Manager of Government and International Relations and in the Australian Government as Acting General Manager, Science Policy in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

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.

Chiung-Chiu Huang is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies at National Chengchi University. Her research focus includes Chinese foreign policy, Southeast Asian international politics and Sino-Mongolia relations. She published the book Harmonious Intervention: China’s Quest for Relational Security in 2014.

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 the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU. She is currently working on The Shortest History of China, due out with Black Inc towards the end of 2020.

Hyung-geun Kim is an associate professor of Chinese studies at Silla University, Busan, South Korea, where he teaches Chinese economics and trade. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World in 2019. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of China Area Studies (Korea Citation Index). His current research interests include China’s Belt and Road Initiative, contemporary Sino-Korean economics, and Chinese consumer markets.

Esther Sunkyung Klein is a lecturer in pre-modern Chinese studies at the University of Sydney, focusing on issues in Chinese thought and historiography. Her book, Reading Sima Qian from Han to Song (2019), traces pre-modern Chinese views of the historian as author.

James Laurenceson is the director of the Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology Sydney. His research focuses on the Chinese economy and the Australia-China bilateral relationship.

James Leibold is the Head of the Politics, Media and Philosophy Department at La Trobe University. His research focuses on the politics of ethnicity, race and national identity in modern Chinese history and society, and he is currently engaged in research on ethnic policy-making and governance in contemporary China with a particular focus on the Western frontier and its Tibetan and Uyghur ethnic minorities.

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

Louisa Lim teaches audiovisual journalism at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at The University of Melbourne. A former BBC and NPR correspondent, she is the author of The People’s Republic of Amnesia and co-hosts the Little Red Podcast.

Adam Ni is the co-editor of China Neican, a policy newsletter on China issues, and a China researcher affiliated with the Macquarie University in Sydney. His focus includes China’s international relations, strategy and security issues.

Uchralt Otede is a PhD Candidate in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. His research focus on Informal Life Politics in China and Mongolia.

Samuel J. Parsons is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Adelaide. His interests include political philosophy and the impact of ideas on social and political organisation. He will undertake an honours in philosophy in 2020.

Benjamin Penny is an historian of religions in China at the School of Culture, History and Language, ANU. He is the editor of East Asian History.

Annie Luman Ren is a PhD candidate at the School of Culture, History, and Language. She is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the poetics of the mid-Qing novel Hongloumeng 紅樓夢 (known to English readers as The Story of the Stone or The Dream of the Red Chamber). She is also working with Professor John Minford on a reader’s companion to this towering masterpiece of Chinese fiction.

Gerald Roche is an anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, Media, and Philosophy at La Trobe University. His research focuses on language politics in Tibet, China, and the transnational Himalaya.

Richard Rigby is an Emeritus Professor in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He has a Ph.D in modern Chinese history from the ANU. Most of his professional life was spent as a diplomat (including three China postings, amongst others), and senior intelligence analyst. From 2008–2018 he worked as Founding Director of the ANU China Institute, and concurrently for most of this period as Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU. His interests include late-Qing and Republican history, contemporary Chinese thought and politics, including foreign policy.

Olivia Shen was a 2019 Fulbright Professional Scholar and visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies where her research focused on the ethical uses of artificial intelligence. She has been a policy adviser to the Australian Government for over ten years. In 2018, Olivia won the ANU’s Master of Public Policy Prize.

Graeme Smith is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, and co-hosts the Little Red Podcast with Louisa Lim. Graeme’s research focuses on PRC state and corporate actors in the South Pacific, the motivations of local officials in rural Anhui, and the political incentives of China’s tech companies in Southeast Asia and Australia.

Brendan Taylor is Professor of Strategic Studies at The Australian National University. He is the author or editor of 12 books, including The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War (Black Inc, 2018) and Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management (IISS, 2019).

Jamie J. Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Communications in the Department of Media and Communication at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has completed another PhD in Film and TV Studies from the University of Warwick. Her research explores East Asian media and public discourses on gender and sexuality in a globalist age. She is also the co-editor of and contributor to the anthology, Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (HKUP, 2017).