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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 OfficerEve Wade
Centres & Programmes Office
  • Manager, Jane Savory
  • Executive Officer, Rebecca Trautwein
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
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

Jing Bian
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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Financial Regulation, International Economic Law, Chinese Law, Corporate Governance, Cross-border Mergers and Aquisitions

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: Monday 11-1pm

Cosima Bruno
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Cosima Bruno

Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies

  • Tel: 020 7898 4421
  • Email: cb65@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 456
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 11-12am and 2-3pm
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

Ernest Caldwell
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Ernest Caldwell

Traditional and Modern Chinese Legal Thought; Legal Historiography; Law and Language; Chinese Constitutional Law; Comparative/Interdisciplinary Methodologies

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 258
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00-15:00
Wynn Chao
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Wynn Chao Formal and comparative syntax; semantics; the syntax-semantics interface; language universals and typology; psycholinguistics; Chinese; Romance languages
  • Tel: 020 7898 4648
  • Email: wc@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 374
  • On Sabbatical:On leave 2013-14

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 11:05-11.35 V323/Wed. 11:05-12:35 E36/382
Christopher Daily
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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Yueqin Dong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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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

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: Tuesdays 3.30pm-5.30pm (teaching weeks 1-5)
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

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 12:00-13:00 V322/Fridays 13:00-14:00 382
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

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 10am-12pm
Nathan W. Hill
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Nathan Hill Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; Central Asian languages, in particular Mongolian; Chinese minorities

Michel Hockx
Director, SOAS China Institute
Michel Hockx
Eunsuk Hong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Eunsuk Hong

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


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
  • Office Hours: By email appointment
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: By email appointment

Gerhard Kling
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Gerhard Kling

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

Yuka Kobayashi
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Yuka Kobayashi

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


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
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
  • On Sabbatical:2013-14 Terms 1 & 2

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: All Year - Fridays 1:30-3:30pm (during term time)
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
  • Tel: 020 7898 4423
  • Email: kl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 565
  • On Sabbatical:2013-14

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: Tuesdays 1-2pm
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
  • On Sabbatical:2013-2014

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
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 and Term 2 2013-2014
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

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: B402
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 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

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

Zhaoxia Pang
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm/Fridays 2:25-3:00
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

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: Tuesday 11-1
Huanguang Qiu
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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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 11am-1pm/Thursdays 11am-1pm
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
  • On Sabbatical:Terms 1-3, 2013/14

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/Wednesday 1-2pm
Laixiang Sun
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Laixiang Sun Corporate finance and governance, comparative economics, integrated modelling, business management and Chinese economy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4821
  • Email: ls28@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 529
  • On Sabbatical:On sabbatical leave 2012/13

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: Friday 2.45pm - 4.45pm
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.


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
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11-12/Fridays 2-3pm (Terms 1 & 2)
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

Wai Hing Tse
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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Konstantinos Tsimonis
Academic Member, SOAS China Institute
Konstantinos Tsimonis

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: 4404
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
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 1-3pm

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

Professorial Research Associates

Anthony Dicks
Professorial Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

QC Laws of the People’s Republic of China; traditional Chinese law, international law; commercial law; legal history; laws of Hong Kong

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
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


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

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


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
Jonathan Fenby
Research Associate
Jonathan Fenby

History of modern China: end of the 19th century up to the present day.


John Gittings
Research Associate
John Gittings

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

Ian Seckington
Research Associate
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Frances Wood
Research Associate
Frances Wood

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

Chao Xi
Research Associate
Chao Xi

Chinese law; comparative corporate law and governance; comparative securities regulation, law and political economy


Visiting Scholars

Dr Gao Shengrong
Visiting Scholar
Shengrong Gao
Zhen Tong
Visiting Scholar, Xiangtan University
Zhen Tong

Literature


Fengxia Wang
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Fengxia Wang

Theatre; comparative literature.

Hua Wang
Visiting Scholar
WANG Hua

Ethnomusicology and folk and ritual tribal music of southern China, with a focus on Tibetan and Naxi folk music


Dr Huanxiang Wang
Visiting Scholar
Huanxiang Wang

Theory and Methodology of Institutional and Evolutionary Political Economy

Shih-pe Wang
Visiting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Shih-Pe Wang

Chinese Classical Drama and Theatre, Premodern Literature, Contemporary Classical Drama and Theatre in Taiwan


Dr Quan Wei
Visiting Scholar
Quan Wei

Modern Chinese Literature, Old-styled poems and essays of the literati during the 19th to 20th century