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The Australian Centre on China in the World is made up of an Advisory Board, Management Group, academic specialists including Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD Scholars, and general staff.

Academic Staff

Full time

Professor Geremie R Barmé, Centre Director
Research Theme: China Time

Dr Benjamin Penny, Deputy Director
Research Theme: China Everyday

Dr Jane Golley, Associate Director
Research Theme: China Numbers

Dr Luigi Tomba, Associate Director
Research Theme: China Urban


Adjunct Research Staff

Professor Carolyn Cartier, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Urban

Dr Gloria Davies, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Texts

Dr Sue Trevaskes, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Justice


Adjunct Academic Staff

Professor Richard Rigby, Associate Director


CIW Postdoctoral Fellows

Sue Shih-wen Chen
Sue is a graduate of ANU, and her topic is '"The Decade of Crazy Thirst for Knowledge": Publishing, Reading and Writing in 1980s China'; Sue commenced with CIW in February 2011. Download CV

Olivier Krischer

Elisa Nesossi
Elisa is a graduate of SOAS, University of London, and her topic is 'Miscarriages of Justice in the People's Republic of China: New Perspectives on Criminal Justice'. Download CV

Ying Qian
Ying is a graduate of Harvard University. She is working on a manuscript on history of non-fiction filmmaking in China, and exploring a number of new research directions on filmmaking and exhibition in China's border regions. Download CV

Brian Kai Hin Tsui
Brian is a graduate of Columbia University. He is preparing a manuscript that examines Nationalist China's conservative revolution in the second quarter of the twentieth century and beginning a new collaborative project on the interaction between China and India during the Republican period. Download CV

Nathan Woolley
A graduate of ANU, Nathan is conducting research on regional identity and representations of Jiangnan from late imperial times to the present. Download CV


CIW Strategic Research Fellow

Dr Wuqiriletu
Wuqiriletu is a graduate of Hitotsubasi University, Japan and is a Strategic Research Fellow at CIW. He is a cultural anthropologist focused on issues of modernization and cultural change in China. Download CV


CIW PhD Scholars

Jennifer Chang
PhD Project working title: 'China's Segmented Labour Market - an Examination of Rural-Urban Migration and the Implication for Growth'.

Paul Farrelly
PhD Project working title: 'Religious Innovation between Taiwan and China'.

Jane Liang
PhD Project working title: 'Higher Education Lobbying and Chinese Elite Universities'.

Zhu Yayun
PhD Project working title: 'Nanjing in Late-Qing and Republican China'.

General Staff

Merrilyn Fitzpatrick, Centre Manager

Nancy Chiu, Project Officer
Su Lin Howells-Ng, Project Officer
Jasmine Lin, Administrative Officer
Celiya Yang, Finance Officer

Markuz Wernli, Research Design Manager

Updated:  29 October 2013/Responsible Officer:  Director, China in the World /Page Contact:  China in the World