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 professional staff.
Benjamin Penny, Director
Research Theme: China Everyday
Geremie R Barmé, Emeritus Professor and Founding Director
Research Theme: China Time
Rebecca Fabrizi, Senior Strategic Research Fellow
Research Theme: China Global
Jane Golley, Associate Director
Research Theme: China Numbers
Luigi Tomba, Associate Director
Research Theme: China Urban
Adjunct Research Staff
Carolyn Cartier, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Urban
Gloria Davies, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Texts
Gerry Groot, Adjunct Director
Mark Harrison, Adjunct Director
Sue Trevaskes, Adjunct Director
Research Theme: China Justice
Adjunct Academic Staff
Linda Jaivin, Consultant, CIW Editorial Advice
Louise Merrington, Visiting Fellow
Richard Rigby, Associate Director
Sang Ye, Visiting Fellow, Project Advice
Ivan is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World. His project is on Chinese labour in a global perspective.
Natalie is a historian of Chinese medicine, culture, and the body. Her research focuses on the history of humours and fluids in China.
Olivier is an art history graduate of the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Interested in the social and political roles of art, at CIW he is researching the role of Japan in Chinese art of the 1980s-1990s.
Nicholas is a contemporary Sinologist and a Development Studies scholar interested in the political economy of local socio-economic development in China.
Ryan is a political scientist working on policy implementation in China, and on the Australia-China relationship.
Craig's research focuses on the intellectual and social history of early-twentieth-century China
Christian's research focuses on the ideology, discourse, and political concepts of the Chinese Communist Party and how they shape policies, strategies, and governance habits.
A graduate of ANU, Nathan is conducting research on regional identity and representations of Jiangnan from late imperial times to the present.
Jinghong is a graduate of ANU, and her topic is “The Verbal and Visual Representation of Tea Tasting in China and Taiwan.” Jinghong commenced with CIW in October 2013.
Yujie is a graduate of Heidelberg University, Germany, and his topic is politics of culture heritage and tourism development in historical cities of modern China.
Elisa is an ARC Research Fellow at CIW. Her project focuses on changes in Chinese concepts of criminal justice, 1980-2015.
Igor de Rachewiltz
Igor is currently working on an English translation of the famous Tibetan-Mongolian epic of Geser Khan, based on the original Peking blockprint edition of 1716 of the Mongolian text.
Beyongo M. Dynamic
PhD Project working title: ‘Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Australia and Zambia’
PhD Project: 'China's Segmented Labour Market - an Examination of Rural-Urban Migration and the Implication for Growth'
PhD Project: 'Mountains and Grottos in Early Daoism'
PhD Project: ‘ "Amateur" Cultural Production in an Authoritarian State: Chinese Photography Groups, 1979-1989’
PhD Project: ‘Urban Development Politics and Student Mobilisation in Taiwan”
PhD Project: 'C.C. Wang, Terry Hu and a History of New Age Religion in Taiwan'
PhD Project: ‘T-section Discs in Ancient China and Mainland Southeast Asia (ca.2500-500BCE)’.
PhD Project: Australia-China Relationship
PhD Project: 'Higher Education Lobbying and Chinese Elite Universities'
PhD Project: 'The Rise of Vested Interests in Chinese Industry and their Impact on Policy-making’
PhD Project: 'Living on E-Commerce: An Ethnographic Study of E-Traders in a Chinese city'
PhD Project: 'Contemporary Taiwan Identity Politics'
PhD Project: 'Amherst Embassy to the Jiaqing Emperor, 1816'
PhD Project: 'The Flow of Goods and Networks: African Traders in Yiwu'
PhD Project: 'Taoist Clerics in Post-Maoist China'
PhD Project: 'Diagrams and Neo-confucianism in the Song Dynasty'
PhD Project: ‘Tokyo Chinese Christians 1860-1952’
PhD Project: 'Nanjing in Late-Ming and Early-Qing China'
Merrilyn Fitzpatrick, Centre Manager
Lindy Allen, Editor
Nancy Chiu, Project Officer
Jasmine Lin, Administrative Officer (HDR)
Sharon Strange, Research Officer
Kim Yang, Administrative Officer
Celiya Young, Finance Officer
Wuqiriletu, Research Officer
David studies the social and political history of China’s northwest, particularly Xinjiang, and its connections with the Islamic and Russian/Soviet worlds. He was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney.
Shih-Wen Sue Chen
Sue's research interests include Victorian and Edwardian children’s literature, Chinese children’s literature, book history, histories of reading, and publishing history. She was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining the School of Communicaton & Creative Arts at Deakin University.
Johanna has published articles on HIV communication, and celebrity and activist involvement in HIV in China and internationally. She was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining The Department of Society and Globalisation as Roskilde University.
Hsuan-Ying is a graduate of Harvard University. He is working on a manuscript on the recent "psycho-boom" in urban China and is going to explore the spiritual turn in the psycho-boom movement. He was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Lili was an Endeavour Visiting Fellow at CIW where she conducted research on China’s current and future role in the international refugee protection regime.
Chris is a literary and cultural historian whose research focuses on the modern Chinese-speaking world. He was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining the Department of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia.
Ying is a graduate of Harvard University. She is completing a book manuscript on documentary cinema in China's revolutionary century, while beginning to research for her second book project, on writing, translation and filmmaking in China's multi-ethnic and multi-lingual border regions. She was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining the Department if East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.
Tsan-Huang, a graduate of the University of Oxford, is an ethnomusicologist who focuses on musical cultures of Taiwan and China. He is currently working on book with the topic ‘From the Scholarly Chamber to the World Stage’. He was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before taking up the position of Senior Lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies, ANU.
Neil is an inaugural Morrison Scholar at CIW. He is interested in Chinese foreign policy perspectives, Australia-China-US-Asia relations, Australian nation building and broadening youth participation in the Asian Century.
Brian, a historian, works on radical politics in twentieth-century China and Asia. He was a postdoctoral fellow at CIW before joining Department of Chinese Culture in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor.
Tom is an inaugural Morrison Scholar at CIW. He is now studing for a MBA at Shenzhen University.
Zou Shu Cheng
Zou Shu Cheng is an inaugural Morrison Scholar at the Australian Centre on China in the World, where he is researching the classical Chinese worldview of the CCP General Party Secretary Xi Jinping.