Executive Committee 2013

The China Studies Centre's Executive Committee comprises the senior academic and administrative staff of the Centre. It has oversight of all Centre activities and provides advice and recommendations to the Director on the operation of the Centre.
All convenors of Academic Groups in the Centre are members of the Executive Committee.
The elected Chair of the Executive Committee is currently Professor Hans Hendrischke.

Professor Vivienne Bath

Vivienne Bath

Vivienne Bath Professor of Chinese and International Business Law; Chair, Research Committee, China Studies Centre. Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney and Deputy Director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law. Her teaching and research interests are in International Business Law and Chinese law (particularly Chinese investment and commercial law). She has first class honours in Chinese and in Law from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws from Harvard University. She has extensive professional experience in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong, specialising in commercial law, with a focus on foreign investment and commercial transactions in the People's Republic of China. representative publications include:
Burnett and Bath, Law of International Business in Australasia, Federation Press 2009 Bath, V, Reducing the Role of Government – the Chinese Experiment(2008) Asian Journal of Comparative Law Vol 3, issue 1, Article 9

Associate Professor Alison Betts

Alison Betts

I am an Old World archaeologist interested particularly in the steppes and deserts of the more remote parts of Asia, and the nomadic lifestyles of the people who inhabited these regions. My research includes fieldwork in eastern Jordan looking at specialised hunters and the beginnings of sheep/goat pastoralism, study of the oasis population of ancient Chorasmia in Uzbekistan, its relationships to the steppe nomads and the influence of early Zoroastrianism, and the Bronze Age of Xinjiang, western China, specifically the impact of influence from the Eurasian steppe on the rise of complex societies in central China.

Professor Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney. Prior to this he was Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he worked in Japan, and the Inner Mongolian region of China, before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He worked in the China Section and then served as First Secretary, Beijing, from 2000 to 2003, and Head of the Indonesia East Timor Section at the FCO from 2003 to 2005.

He is the author of a The Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia (Global Oriental 2006), Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century (Anthem 2007), The Rise of the Dragon – Chinese Investment Flows in the Reform Period(Chandos 2008) and Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China (Anthem 2009), Ballot Box China(Zed books 2011), along with an edited collection China 2020(Chandos). Hu Jintao, China’s Silent Leader has just been published, and he is working on the Palgrave Macmillan Introduction to China, to appear in early 2013 .

Dr Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

Originally from Mexico, Dr Carrillo Garcia completed her first degree in international relations at the TEC de Monterrey (ITESM). She lived, studied and worked in Japan and in China, before coming to Australia to undertake her doctoral studies. Her most recent publication is Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion (Routledge, 2011).

Dr Carrillo Garcia served as editor of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) newsletter between 2007 and 2009, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacifico (Mexico and the Pacific Rim) and of PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies.

Professor Kelvin Chan

Kelvin Chan

Professor Kelvin Chan (DSc PhD FCP FSB FRPS FRSM) is the Joint Chair of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney appointed to focus on the strategic research & development of the TCM in NSW and Australia and to understand the cultural role of the discipline in community healthcare. His research interests, closely working with counter parts in China, focus on R & D of Chinese medicines, good practices in quality control of Chinese materia medica (CMM), ‘Omics’ approaches in bioactivity screening and linking biomarkers, patients’ reported outcomes and quality of life measure in clinical research.

He is the beneficiary member of the EU-funded Framework Program 7 (FP7) project, ‘Good Practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research in the Post Genomic Era’, being the Co-Chair of the SOP Panel on literature database retrieval and the Co-coordinator of ‘Functional Genomics in R & D of Chinese Herbal Medicines’ work package. He is the Australia Observer in the Working Party of TCM at the European Directorate of Quality Medicines & Healthcare in Strasbourg working on CMM monographs for the European Pharmacopoeia.

Dr Dilip Dutta

Dilip Dutta

Dilip Dutta is an Associate Professor at School of Economics. After doing his PhD in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, he joins first Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, and then Department of Economics, University of Sydney. Apart from his publications in journals such as Economic Record, Applied Economics, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Economic Papers, Indian Economic Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, he has contributed a number of chapters to several edited books published by Oxford University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Edward Elgar, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Idea Group Inc., Atlantic Publishers, Orient BlackSwan, etc. His current research interests focus on socio-economic dualism, trade liberalisation, endogenous growth, and role of information and communication technology (ICT) on economic growth and development in selected developing countries including China and India. He is the founding editor of International Journal of Development Issues published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. He has been organising China-India international workshop in association with China Studies Centre since 2010. He is currently editing a book titled: Inclusive growth and development in two emerging economies of China and India– Role of institution building and governance to be published by World Scientific Publishing Co. in 2013.

Dr Adrian Hearn

Adrian Hearn

Adrian is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow based in the Department of Sociology. His research examines the geopolitical implications of China’s deepening diplomatic and economic relations with Latin America. Adopting an ethnographic approach to international relations has allowed him to explore cultural convergences/divergences, economic development, and approaches to transparency and technology transfer from the ground up. He has conducted research in Cuba (three years), Senegal (one year), China (one year), and Mexico (one year), focusing most recently on the role of Chinatowns as political and economic bridges to Mainland China. Adrian maintains an active interest in issues of civil society, religion, and political rationalisation. Recent publications include China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory (Lynne Rienner 2011) and Cuba: Religion, Social Capital, and Development (Duke University Press 2008).

Dr Larissa (Ari) Heinrich

I am an ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Chinese Studies. My research interests include (among other topics) literary and cultural figurings of science and medicine; the use of visual culture in literary studies; and global queer cultures. I am currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled Souvenirs of the Organ Trade: The Medically Commodified Body in Contemporary Chinese and Global Imaginaries. My publications include: The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body Between China and the West, Chapel Hill: Duke University Press, 2008 and Embodied Modernities: Corporeality and Representation in Chinese Cultures Larissa Heinrich and Fran Martin, eds. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2006. A volume of essays co-edited with Howard Chiang, Queer Sinophone Cultures, is forthcoming from Routledge in 2013. My translation of Qiu Miaojin's novel Last Words from Montmartre will be published by New York Review Books in 2014.

Professor Hans Hendrischke

Hans Hendrischke

Hans is Professor of Chinese Business and Management at the University of Sydney Business School. He lived in China from 1979 working for the diplomatic service and the finance industry. In his academic career he headed the Centre for Chinese Political Economy at Macquarie University and was Head of Chinese Studies and Head of School at UNSW.

A researcher on political and economic change in China, his current focus and publications are on emerging local entrepreneurship and local governance. His 2007 book China’s Economy in the 21st Century: Enterprise and Business Behaviour (co-edited with B. Krug) was published in a paperback edition in 2009.

Dr Mu Li

Mu Li

Dr. Mu Li is an Associate Professor in international public health and the Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of International Public Health at the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

A medical graduate from China, her major teaching and research interests are public health nutrition. Dr Mu Li has an international reputation in iodine deficiency and iodine excess research, is a current board member of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). Between 1999 and 2005 Dr Li played a key role in the project of Iodine Deficiency Disorders Elimination in Tibet, China which saw thousands of newborns protected from lifelong consequences of brain damage associated with iodine deficiency disorders. Her other research interests include childhood obesity prevention and public health program evaluation. She is a chief investigator of a study in China to promote healthy infant feeding to prevent early onset of childhood obesity using modern media communication technologies and a chief investigator of a global study on food and beverage marketing targeted at children in East Asia, including China, and Southeast Asia. Dr Li is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal International Scholarly Research Network – Nutrition.

Associate Professor Philip Seltsikas

Philip Seltsikas

Philip Seltsikas is the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) and Chair of the Discipline of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School. He has held full time faculty posts at the University of Surrey where he was Senior Lecturer in Business Information Technology and Director of the Information Society Technologies Research Group, Brunel University and at the Aston Business School. He has previously acted as Scientific Director and Coordinator for several European Commission funded research and technological development programmes in high technology areas including Identity Management for Electronic Government, Application Service Provision, Electronic Markets, RFID applications and other UK nationally funded research projects in business technology and e-government related domains.

Philip holds a BSc (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative studies from Aston University, an MSc through research in Business Management from the Aston Business School and a PhD in Process Management and Information Systems from the same institution. His research focuses on the application of information and communication technologies in business and government. His specialist area of expertise is in Digital Identity and Access Management.

Dr Linda Tsung

Linda Tsung

Dr Linda Tsung is Chair, Department of Chinese Studies at The University of Sydney; an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Vice President of the International Association of Bilingual Studies. She is recognised internationally for her research into Chinese language education, Chinese teacher training and multilingualism in China and Australia. She is both a linguist and teacher educator and has taught Chinese teacher training programs for more than 10 years at the University of Sydney and at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Minority languages, Education and Communities in China, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and a co-editor of Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Contexts, (London: Continuum, 2010). Dr Tsung is currently working on an ARC Linkage Project “Maximizing the potential of Australia’s language resources: exploring and developing languages across sectors, schools and communities”.

Professor Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch

Anthony Welch is Professor of Education, University of Sydney. A policy specialist, with extensive publications in numerous languages, he has consulted to state, national, and international governments and agencies, and US institutions and foundations. Substantial project experience includes East and SE Asia, particularly in higher education. A Fulbright New Century Scholar on higher education (2007-8), he has also been a Visiting Professor in the USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, and Hong Kong (China). His most recent books are The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession (2005), Education, Change and Society (2007, 2010), ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China (2011), and Higher Education in Southeast Asia. (2011). Professor Welch also directed the national research project, The Chinese Knowledge Diaspora.