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SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff

SCI Staff
Institute DirectorProfessor Michel Hockx
Deputy DirectorDr Jieyu Liu
Professorial FellowProfessor Robert Ash
SCI Executive OfficerLi-Sa Whittington
Project Co-ordinator & Administrative OfficerLucy Driver
Centres & Programmes Office

Anthropology and Sociology

Jakob Klein
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Jakob Klein China (South); anthropology of food; consumption; regional cuisines; local speciality foods; urban society and the urban/rural divide; food commodity chains; borderlands; food and environment; food safety and risk; meat-eating and vegetarianism; ethnicity and local identities; socialist and postsocialist societies.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4428
  • Email: jk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 564
  • Office Hours: Term 3: by appointment only
Kevin Latham
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Kevin Latham China: Hong Kong and Guangdong Province (PRC) Chinese media, newspapers, television, journalism, popular culture, Internet and telecommunications, theatre, anthropological knowledge, practice and performance

Development Studies

Tim Pringle
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

East Asia, labour relations in China and Vietnam, trade union reform in China and Vietnam, labour and social movements in China, labour migration in China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4678
  • Email: tp21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 260a
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm
Frauke Urban
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Frauke Urban Research: Climate change and development, climate change mitigation, low carbon development and energy policy, with a regional focus on Asia.

Economics

Robert F Ash
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Bob Ash China’s economic development in the 20th and 21st centuries (especially agricultural and rural change, demographic and employment issues, consumption and living standards); evolution of ‘Greater China’; economic development of Taiwan and cross-Strait economic relations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4525
  • Email: ra2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 267
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Chris Bramall
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Chris Bramall

Economic growth, income inequality, famine and agricultural development in modern China, the political economy of Maoism, The development of the contemporary Chinese empire

  • Tel: 0207 898 4616
  • Email: cb81@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 275
  • Office Hours: Open door policy
  • On Sabbatical:2015/16 Term 1

Peter Ho
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Peter Ho

China’s economics of development and transition with particular reference to property rights and institutions, agrarian change and land reform, sustainable development and environmental policy, green NGOs and environmentalism, technology, risk and society, rural and agricultural development, pastoralism, natural resource management, common property theory, privatization and decentralization.

Dic Lo
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Dic Lo China and globalisation; industrialisation; Soviet-type economic system and transformation; East Asian economic institutions and development; comparative political economy. China.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4532
  • Email: dl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 271
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 3pm - 5pm
  • On Sabbatical:2015/16 Term 1

Ulrich Volz
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: 0207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Financial & Management Studies

Hong Bo
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Hong Bo

Firm investment decisions under uncertainty; capital market imperfections; corporate finance; corporate governance; financial economics; China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4528
  • Email: hb22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 543
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 11-1
Yueqin Dong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Eunsuk Hong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy

Huanguang Qiu
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Gerhard Kling
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Gerhard Kling

Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Mathematical & Statistical Modelling

  • Tel: 020 7898 4821
  • Email: gk17@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 529
  • Office Hours: Thursday 10-12
Damian Tobin
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Damian Tobin

Hong Kong's financial system; Renminbi internationalisation and banking reform; Economic modernisation and the State; China's management reforms, especially in the oil sector

  • Tel: 020 7898 4058
  • Email: dt29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 555
  • Office Hours: Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm

History

Andrea Janku
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Andrea Janku

China, Social and Cultural History; The Early Press and the History of Communication; Environmental History

  • Tel: 020 7898 4636
  • Email: aj7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 310
  • On Sabbatical:All Year - 2014/15
Lars Laamann
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Lars Laamann

Popular religions in early modern China (16th-20th cc); Christianity in china (18th-20th cc); Opium and other narcotics (18th-20th cc); Manchu history (16th-20th cc)

  • Tel: 020 7898 4634
  • Email: ll10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 323
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12pm

George Lane
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
George Lane Current research concerns the presence of Persians in Yuan (Mongol) China. Teaching concentrates on Mediaeval Persia. Involved in IFCELS with the Lord Chancellor's programme for Chinese Lawyers since the early 90s as well as pre-sessionals and ELAS.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4285
  • Email: gl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 303
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1.30-4pm or by email appointment

History of Art & Archaeology

Shane McCausland
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Shane McCausland

Pictorial arts of China - especially painting and calligraphy; East Asian narrative art; canons, collecting and connoisseurship; Chinese art and modernity

  • Tel: 020 7898 4705
  • Email: sm80@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B304
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm
Lukas Nickel
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Lukas Nikel History of Art and Archaeology of China and the Silk Road, Chinese culture of the Bronze Age and the Han to Tang period; early Buddhist art; art and technology in China, Chinese heritage, comparative art history
  • Tel: 020 7898 4454
  • Email: ln2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B407
  • On Sabbatical:All Year - 2014/15

Stacey Pierson
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Stacey Pierson

History and production of Chinese ceramics; history and theory of collecting; Museum Studies.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4441
  • Email: sp17@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B308
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm
Louise Tythacott
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Louise Tythacott

Chinese and Buddhist art in museums; history of Yuanmingyuan (or ‘Summer Palace’) collections; museology; colonialism and material culture; post-colonial critiques of museum representations; history and theory of collecting; art and anthropology.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4159
  • Email: lt15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B320
  • Office Hours: Fridays 11am-12pm

Language Pedagogy

Yan Cui
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette Chinese language teaching, styles of modern Chinese literary language, Chinese rhetoric
  • Tel: 020 7898 4237
  • Email: yc2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11am-12, V323/Wednesdays 11am-12, 382
Wanli Gao
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette Chinese language teaching
  • Tel: 020 7898 4234
  • Email: wg@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm rm.V322/Wednesdays 2-3pm rm.382

Zhaoxia Pang
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-2pm/Wednesdays 3-4pm
Song Lianyi
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Lianyi Song Modern Chinese language and language pedagogy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4226
  • Email: ls2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 397
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1-2pm/Wednesdays 11am-12noon

Lik Suen
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette Modern Chinese languages; language pedagogy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4264
  • Email: lx@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 361
  • Office Hours: Mondays 12-1pm/Wednesdays 11.30am-12.30

Law

Ernest Caldwell
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Ernest Caldwell

Laws of China and Taiwan; Comparative Constitutional Law; Human Rights in Asia; Law and Visual Culture; Legal History

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 258
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00-15:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 and 2 (2015/16)
Carol G. S. Tan
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Carol Tan

Contract, legal history, British overseas rule and the law especially in relation to the leased territory of Weihaiwei and to ethnic Chinese communities in Hong Kong and South East Asia, law and society in South East Asia, traditional Chinese law

  • Tel: 020 7898 4630
  • Email: ct9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4423
  • Office Hours: Thursday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Sanzhu Zhu
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Sanzhu Zhu

Chinese law; comparative commercial and corporate law with reference to China; legal aspects of Chinese financial and futures markets; civil procedure and dispute resolution in China, particularly securities disputes.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4667
  • Email: sz8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 240
  • Office Hours: Wednesday by apppointment, Thursday 1:30 to 2:30

Library & Information Services

Wai Hing Tse
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Linguistics

Dongning Feng
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: 020 7898 4298
  • Email: d.feng@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 406
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Nathan W. Hill
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Nathan Hill

Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages; Chinese minorities; Mongolian


Justin Watkins
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Justin Watkins

Burmese language and literature; Mon-Khmer and Tibeto-Burman languages; phonetics and speech acoustics; computer lexicography; sign languages in South East Asia

  • Tel: 020 7898 4254
  • Email: jw2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 462
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 11.30am-12.30/Fridays 11.30am-12.30

Literary and Cultural Studies

Cosima Bruno
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Cosima Bruno

Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies

Rossella Ferrari
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Rosella Ferrari Chinese-language theatres; Chinese-language cinemas; intercultural performance; theories and practices of the avant-garde
  • Tel: 020 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Office Hours: Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm

Bernhard Fuehrer
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Bernhard Fuehrer Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects
  • Tel: 020 7898 4218
  • Email: bf3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 398
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm
Michel Hockx
Director, SOAS China Institute
Michel Hockx

Andrew H-B Lo
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Andrew Lo Chinese language (Cantonese and Mandarin); fiction and prose from the Ming-Qing periods; cultural activities of Ming and Qing scholars, especially games; export paintings; traditional horticulture
  • Tel: 020 7898 4213
  • Email: al3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 393
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11am-12noon/Fridays 11am-12noon
Xiaoning Lu
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Xiaoning Lu

Chinese film history and criticism; modern Chinese popular culture; visual culture and media technology; cultural governance; socialist modernity

  • Tel: 020 7898 4670
  • Email: xl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 453
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-4pm/Email for an appointment

Tian Yuan Tan 陳靝沅
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Tian Yuan Tan Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, fiction, and poetry in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; cross-cultural interactions between China and other countries
  • Tel: 020 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 and Term 3, 2014/2015

Music

Rachel Harris
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Rachel Harris Ethnomusicology; musics of China and Central Asia, especially Uyghur; recorded music; music and ritual, music, identity and politics
  • Tel: 020 7898 4513
  • Email: rh@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 513
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am-1pm
Hwee-San Tan
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Ethnomusicology, Buddhist music in China, Taiwan, diaspora studies, intangible cultural heritage preservation, music in Singapore and Malaysia.


Politics & International Studies

Dafydd Fell
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Dafydd Fell Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 201
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2014/15
Enze Han
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Enze Han

International Relations of East Asia, Chinese Politics, Ethnic Politics, Nationalism, Southeast Asia

  • Tel: 02078984364
  • Email: eh22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 252
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm

Yuka Kobayashi
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Yuka Kobayashi

Human Rights, WTO, Environment, with reference to China and East Asia

  • Tel: 020 7898 4736
  • Email: yk37@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4425
  • Office Hours: Term 3 by appointment only
Tat Yan Kong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Tat Yan Kong Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory
  • Tel: 020 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm

Julia C Strauss
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Julia Strauss

State and society in China and Taiwan; Comparative Political Sociology; theatrical and performative dimensions of politics, interpretive methods, China-Africa, China-Latin America

  • Tel: 020 7898 4746
  • Email: js11@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 207
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-4pm, Wednesdays 1-2pm
Konstantinos Tsimonis
Academic Member, SOAS China Institute
Konstantinos Tsimonis
  • Email: kt13@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Rm 4417 Weds, Rm 221 Fri's or by appt via email
  • Office Hours: Term Time: Wed 11:30-12:30 and Fri 13:30-14:30

Sociology and Gender Studies

Jieyu Liu
Deputy Director, SOAS China Institute
Jieyu Liu

Women and gender in China; gender and work; sexuality and organizations; migration; gender and intergenerational relations; ageing and family transitions; unemployment; social policy and welfare reforms in China.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4899
  • Email: jl92@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: M109
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-4pm

Study of Religions

T H Barrett
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
T H Barrett History of Chinese religion, notably Taoism and Buddhism; pre-modern Chinese history, especially the Tang period
Christopher Daily
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Ulrich Pagel
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Ulrich Pagel

History of Buddhism in Tibet, Mahāyāna Buddhism, Kanjur Studies, Vinaya, Religions of Central Asia, Tibetan, Sanskrit. 

  • Tel: 020 7898 4782
  • Email: up1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Room 338
  • Office Hours: Term 2 - Mondays 3-5pm
Antonello Palumbo
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette

Ideological history of pre-modern China; Chinese religions, notably Taoism and Buddhism; history of the Buddhist canon in China; Manichaeism and Iranian influences in medieval China; Chinese cultural relations with Central Asia

  • Tel: 020 7898 4768
  • Email: ap47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 345
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Charles Manson
Charles Manson

Professorial Research Associates

Renzo Cavalieri
Professorial Research Associate
Renzo Cavalieri

Chinese contemporary law, Chinese foreign trade and investment law, East Asian legal history

Stefan Feuchtwang
Professorial Research Associate
Stefan Feuchtwang Ritual and religion in China; transmission of the Great Leap famine; making place and the urbanisation of villages

R.G. Tiedemann
Professorial Research Associate
R.G. Tiedemann

History of the Boxer War in China and its consequences, 1900-1902

Michael J E Palmer
Professorial Research Associate
Michael Palmer

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Civil Procedure; Chinese Law (traditional and modern); Conflict of Laws; Comparative Family Law; Consumer Protection


Research Associates

Xiangqun Chang
Research Associate
Xiangqun Chang Contemporary China Studies; Chinese women and gender studies; personal, institutional and social relationships; reciprocity and social networks; social creativity; social support and welfare; local identity and culture; village autonomy; rural development; global civil society; fieldwork methodology; Marxist sociology
John Gittings
Research Associate
John Gittings

Comparative study of the perception of peace and war in ancient China and Greece


Ian Seckington
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette
Frances Wood
Research Associate
Frances Wood

Dunhuang studies, Chinese export paintings, Chinese domestic architecture, Chinese history, Chinese bibliography.


Visiting Scholars

Dr Gao Shengrong
SOAS China Institite, Visiting Scholar
Shengrong Gao

Chinese Environmental History

Date of Appointment: March 2014 - April 2015

Lili Jin
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Lili Jin

Date of Appointment: September 2014 - September 2015


Lu Jie
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Lu Jie - SOAS China Institute Visiting Scholar

Philosophy and social science project of Guangdong Province: The transition of spatial image - A study on the courtesan fictions of late Qing China

Date of Appointment: April 2015 - April 2016

Dr Huanxiang Wang
SOAS China Institite, Visiting Scholar
Huanxiang Wang

Theory and Methodology of Institutional and Evolutionary Political Economy

Date of Appointment: March 2014 - March 2015


Tao Wang
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
IMG - Wang Tao

Chinese modern literature, in particular 1840-1919.

Date of Appointment: February 2015 - July 2015

Qinyun Tian
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Qinyun Tian - SOAS China Institute Visiting Scholar

Chinese traditional culture and modern Chinese history

Date of Appointment: April 2015 - March 2016