Our people

The China Studies Centre brings together the cross-disciplinary expertise of more than 130 academics to improve our understanding of China and strengthen relations between our countries. Our people work hand in hand with government, educators, businesses and communities to create new insights and drive a more positive future. You can meet some of our people below and find out how you can become a member.

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    Professor Vivienne Bath

    Professor Vivienne Bath is a leading authority on international business law and Chinese law, and her research is delivering valuable new insights into these areas.

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    Professor Kerry Brown

    Professor Kerry Brown leads the centre as its Executive Director, and his work is already making a substantial difference to our understanding of China.

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    Dr David Brophy

    Dr David Brophy provides new insights into the social and political history of China and its inner Asian neighbours during the Qing and Republican periods.

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    Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

    Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia’s specialty is social development and change in contemporary China.

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    Dr Minglu Chen

    Dr Minglu Chen plays a pivotal role in the China Studies Centre’s academic program, but she has also benefited from the centre’s collaborative approach to research.

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    Professor Hans Hendrischke

    Professor Hans Hendrischke is leading research that will help to shape Australia’s future economic relations with China.

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    Dr Esther Klein

    Through her study of ancient texts, Dr Esther Klein is uncovering knowledge of China’s classical past and thereby offering deeper insight into its present traditions.

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    Professor Bing Ling

    Chinese law expert Professor Bing Ling is investigating the reform of civil and contract law in China.

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    Dr Andres Rodriguez

    Dr Andres Rodriguez is a specialist in China’s Republican Period, with an emphasis on borderland regions in the southwest. His work focuses on the various developmental and nationalist enterprises from 1912 to 1949.

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    Dr Ying Zhang

    Dr Ying Zhang’s area of specialty is helping vulnerable populations in China and Australia to adapt to the challenge of climate change.