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, 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
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Ryan is a Strategic Research Fellow at CIW. He is a political scientist working on policy implementation in China, and on the Australia-China relationship.
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: '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
Will Sima, Research Officer
Sharon Strange, Research Assistant
Celiya Young, Finance Officer
Wuqiriletu, Research Officer
Chen Shih-Wen Sue
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.
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.