Dr Yarjis Xueqing Zhong is a linguist with her main research interest on the ethnic minority languages and especially endangered languages in China. Her research fields include research in language ecology, language contact and sociolinguistics, language documentation and revitalisation, bilingual education, phonetics and phonology, orthography design, word-formation, morphosyntax and lexicography. She was awarded her PhD degree in 2019 in linguistics at the Australian National University. From 2012 to 2017, she held a Research Fellow position at the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific and a part-time Teaching Fellow as an Associate Lecturer in Chinese Studies. She is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She is currently working as a sessional course convenor and lecturer at the Chinese department of the ANU School of Culture, History & Language. She has translated and published three books from Chinese into English.