Ausma Bernot is a PhD candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. Ausma’s doctoral research explores the dynamic interaction between surveillance technologies and social context and questions the multifaceted conditions that allow for the totalisation of surveillance in China.

David Brophy is a senior lecturer in modern Chinese history at the University of Sydney. His scholarly interests centre on Xinjiang and the Qing empire, and he also writes about Australia–China relations. His most recent book is China Panic: Australia’s Alternative to Paranoia and Pandering (Black Inc., 2021).

Becky Shu Chen is a passionate wildlife conservationist. As the Technical Advisor of the Zoological Society of London, she has a substantial career focus on threatened species conservation, human–wildlife coexistence and environmental education. As a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Asia Elephant Specialist Group, Becky also supports transboundary and trans-sectoral collaborations on Asian elephant research and conservation.

Natasha Fijn is the Director of the Mongolia Institute in the College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. She has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship (2022–26) to conduct a multispecies anthropological approach to investigating influenza with Mongolia as a field location.

Benjamin Herscovitch is a research fellow jointly appointed to the School of Regulation and Global Governance and the National Security College, both at The Australian National University. He is the author of the newsletter ‘Beijing to Canberra and Back’ and his research is focused on China’s economic statecraft and Australia–China relations.

Linda Jaivin is the author of The Shortest History of China, among 11 other books, a literary translator and editorial associate of the Australian Centre on China in the World.

Yun Jiang is the inaugural Australian Institute of International Affairs China Matters Fellow. She has been published and cited widely on China-related topics, with a focus on Australia’s policies on China.

Esther Sunkyung Klein is a guest editor of the China Story Yearbook in 2021 and is a senior lecturer in premodern Chinese studies at The Australian National University, focusing on Chinese philosophy and historiography. Her book, Reading Sima Qian from Han to Song (2019), traces premodern Chinese attitudes towards authorship and the representation of history.

Lili Song is a lecturer in law at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research focuses on refugee and immigration law.

Delia Lin is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on discourse, ideology and social governance in a changing China, with a special interest in the role imperial Confucian–legalist statecraft plays in Chinese governance today. Her monograph, Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China: Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi (Routledge, 2017), critically examines how the discourse about human quality and shame is entrenched in contemporary
Chinese politics.

Kevin Lin is a visiting fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and researches migrant workers’ collective actions, state–society relations and platform economy labour in China.

Fengming Lu is a lecturer in the Department of Political and Social Change and an academic member of the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University. His research interests include authoritarian politics and a range of topics in Chinese politics, such as elite politics, political selection, information and propaganda, and political economy. His works have been published in Political Communication and Economics of Education Review.

Kevin Magee is a policy fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University. He had a long career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade during which he was the Australian Representative in Taipei, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow. At different times, he was in charge of the department’s dealings with bilateral relations with Russia and China. Kevin led the taskforce that established the National Foundation for Australia–China Relations and was its interim CEO. His main research interests are China–Russia relations, cross–Taiwan Strait relations and the Australia–China bilateral relationship.

Uchralt Otede is a research fellow at the School of Culture, History and Language at The Australian National University. His research focuses on the grassroots environmental self-help movement in China and Mongolia.

Gregory V. Raymond is a lecturer in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, researching South-East Asian politics and foreign relations. He is the author of Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation (NIAS Press, 2018) and the lead author of The United States–Thai Alliance: History, Memory and Current Developments (Routledge, 2021). He convenes the ASEAN Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program and the Global China Research Spoke for the ANU Centre on China in the World and is ANU Press editor for the Asia Pacific Security series. An emerging research area is the integration of the Mekong subregion with southern China, which he is exploring through multiple lenses including physical connectivity, geoeconomics and subregional community.

Annie Luman Ren is a literary scholar and postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University. Her research focuses on the poetics of the mid-Qing novel Hongloumeng 紅樓夢 (also known as The Story of the Stone) and, by extension, the poetic world of the Bannerman (qiren 旗人) that underpins this literary masterpiece.

Craig A. Smith is a historian of modern East Asia. He is Senior Lecturer of Translation Studies at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute and the author of Chinese Asianism: 1894–1945 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2021).

Graeme Smith is a fellow in The Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs. His research explores Chinese investment, migration, military engagement, technology and aid in the Asia-Pacific. He also hosts the Little Red Podcast with Louisa Lim.

Wen-Ti Sung is a political scientist and sessional lecturer in the Taiwan studies program at The Australian National University; he is also a MOFA Taiwan Fellowship visiting scholar at the National Taiwan University. His research covers the US–China–Taiwan trilateral relationship, focusing particularly on US foreign policy think tanks, Chinese political norms and Taiwanese elections.

Susan Trevaskes is a professor of Chinese studies at Griffith University, specialising in the areas of Chinese criminal justice and politics and legal studies.

Pan Wang is Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Asian Studies at the University of New South Wales. She is author of Love and Marriage in Globalizing China (Routledge, 2015 and 2018). Her research areas include love, marriage and gender in China and Chinese media and communication. You can find her on Twitter: @panwang119

Katherine Whitworth completed her doctorate at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses include political legitimacy and social movements. She has written on people’s perceptions of government administration and policy implementation in the areas of labour relations and social welfare in China. Her current research examines contentious repertoires seen during the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

Qin Yang is a doctoral student at the Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University. Her research topics include visual forms of classical commentaries in Song China and Chinese religious texts from the tenth to fifteenth centuries. From February 2022, she takes up a position as a postdoctoral research associate in the Classics and Archaeology Department at the University of Nottingham.

Jason Young is the Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and Associate Professor of International Relations at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington. His research focuses on Chinese international relations and New Zealand–China relations.

Denghua Zhang is a research fellow at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research focuses largely on Chinese foreign policy, foreign aid and China in the Asia-Pacific, especially the Pacific.

Yujie Zhu is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, The Australian National University. His research focuses on ethical and political issues that emerge through cultural heritage, memory and tourism. His recent books include Heritage Tourism (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Heritage Politics in China (Routledge, 2020, with Christina Maags), and Heritage and Romantic Consumption in China (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Anthropological Research, Cultural Geographies, and the Journal of Heritage Tourism.