SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

SOAS China Institute Academic Staff

SCI Staff

Institute DirectorProfessor Steve Tsang

Deputy DirectorDr Jieyu Liu

Professorial FellowProfessor Robert Ash

SCI Executive OfficerLi-Sa Whittington

SCI Events and Communications Assistant: Aki Elborzi

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Terms 1 & 2: Wednesdays, 11:00-13:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1
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: +44 (0)20 7898 4423
  • Email: kl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 565
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 16:00-18.00

Development Studies

Tim Pringle
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Tim Pringle

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 1.30pm - 3.30pm

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
  • Academic Support 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: +44(0) 207 898 4616
  • Email: cb81@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 228
  • Academic Support Hours: By Appointment Only

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: +44 (0)20 7898 4532
  • Email: dl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 271
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 14:00 to 16:00 (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: +44(0) 207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment

Finance & Management

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 11 - 12

Eunsuk Hong
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Eunsuk Hong

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

  • Tel: 0207 898 4564
  • Email: e.hong@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 527
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 10 - 12
Pasquale Scaramozzino
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Pasquale Scaramozzino
Macroeconomics; fiscal policy; applied econometrics
  • Tel: 020 7898 4055
  • Email: ps6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 528
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 3 - 5 (or by email appointment)

Gary Schwarz
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Gary Schwarz

Public management, leadership, performance, innovation, strategy

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
  • On Sabbatical:2017/18

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: +44 (0)20 7898 4636
  • Email: aj7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 316
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 10-12am (during term time)
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays &Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm or by 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Weekly times posted on the office door.
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Term1:On sabbatical;Term 2:Tues 2-4 (14:00 -16:00)

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
  • Academic Support Hours: On Research Leave until term 2 2018-2019

Language Pedagogy

Yan Cui
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Cui Yan - CIA IMG 485 186 56
Chinese language teaching, styles of modern Chinese literary language, Chinese rhetoric
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4237
  • Email: yc2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11am-12noon/Fridays 11am-12noon
Wanli Gao
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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Chinese language teaching
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4234
  • Email: wg@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12-1 pm / Thursday 11 - 12 pm

Zhaoxia Pang
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 16:00-17:00 / Thursday 11:00-12:00
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: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 1-2pm

Lik Suen
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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Modern Chinese languages; language pedagogy
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4264
  • Email: lx@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 361
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11.15am-12.15pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm

Law

Ernest Caldwell
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Ernest Caldwell

Public Law in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia; Environmental Constitutionalism;  History of Environmental Law; Biodiversity and Law; Natural Resources and Law; Wildlife Law and Policy; Wildlife Trafficking

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S327
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00
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: +44 (0)207 898 4630
  • Email: ct9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S131
  • Academic Support Hours: by prior appointment

Grace (Yu) Mou
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Mou Grace

Criminal law; criminology; comparative criminal justice; criminal evidence; Chinese law; Chinese criminal justice; Asian legal systems; socio-legal studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4277
  • Email: ym19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S227
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:00 - 17:00
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.


Library & Information Services

Linguistics

Dongning Feng
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4298
  • Email: df14@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 406
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 10:30-12:30
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

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4512
  • Email: nh36@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19

Justin Watkins
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Justin Watkins

Burmese languages and Burmese linguistics; language policy in Burma; experimental and acoustic phonetics; computer lexicography; minority languages of South East Asia; Mon-Khmer and Tibeto Burman languages; tone languages. Sign languages in Burma and South East Asia.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4254
  • Email: jw2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 462
  • Academic Support Hours: On leave until April 2019 - SEE BELOW

Literary and Cultural Studies

Cosima Bruno
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Cosima Bruno

Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies; Chinese language art; Sinophone literatures

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4421
  • Email: cb65@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 456
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 2-3pm
Rossella Ferrari
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Rossella Ferrari
Chinese-language theatres; Sinophone performance cultures, trans-Asian performance networks, Chinese-language cinemas, transnational Asian cultures, intercultural theatre, theories and practices of the avant-garde.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11am-12noon (book online, see biography)

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: +44(0) 20 7898 4218
  • Email: bf3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 398
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm
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

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: +44(0) 20 7898 4670
  • Email: xl1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 453
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching 2018/19
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: +44(0)20 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (all year)

Media & Film

Music

Guangtian Ha
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Guangtian Ha
  • Tel: 020 7898 4399
  • Email: hg8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: T402
  • Academic Support Hours: By Email Appointment
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 11:30-12:30 or email for an appointment

Hwee-San Tan
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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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: 209
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 11.00 - 1.00PM
Bhavna Davé
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Bhavna Dave

Kazakhstan: politics of language, ethnicity and nationalism in post-Soviet countries

  • Tel: 020 7898 4734
  • Email: bd4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 224
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 3-5pm

Yuka Kobayashi
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Yuka Kobayashi

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

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4736
  • Email: yk37@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4425
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 3.00 - 5.00pm
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: +44(0) 20 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Tuesdays 3.00 to 5.00pm

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 3-4pm, Wednesdays 1-2pm
  • On Sabbatical:2018/19
Steve Tsang
Director, SOAS China Institute
IMG - Steve Tsang

Twentieth-century Chinese history; Chinese foreign policy; China's 'peaceful rise' strategy; China's rising military might; China's soft power; China-UK relations; China-EU relations; China-US relations; China-Taiwan relations; China-Asia relations; Chinese politics; nature of political system in China; the Chinese Communist Party and democracy; human rights in China; Taiwan politics; Taiwan's external relations; Taiwan's democratisation; Taiwan's security; US-Taiwan relations; Hong Kong politics; Hong Kong's relations with mainland China; colonial history of Hong Kong.


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
  • Academic Support Hours: On research leave 2016-2020

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
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: +44 (0)20 7898 4782
  • Email: up1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Room 343
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 3:00-5:00 p.m

Antonello Palumbo
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
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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: +44 (0)20 7898 4768
  • Email: ap47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 345
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 3-5pm - On research leave Term 1, 2018-19

Senior Teaching Fellows

Di Wu
Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS China Institute
WU Di - SCI IMG
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4614
  • Email: dw21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: M110
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 2-4pm

Senior Fellow


Post-doctoral Research Associate

Yung-Chen Yuan
Post-doctoral Research Associate, SOAS China Institute
Yung-Chen Yuan

She received her PhD in Sociology from University of Bristol. Her research interests in migration, nationalism, ethnicity, and national and ethnical identity. Her research is specifically on how the ordinary people reproduce and practice identity in their everyday lives.


Professorial Research Associates


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

Chao Xi
Professorial Research Associate
Chao Xi

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


Research Associates

Jonathan Fenby
Research Associate, SOAS China Institute
Jonathan Fenby

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


Nigel Inkster
Research Associate, SOAS China Institute
Nigel Inkster Research Associate

China's cyber power, intelligence and security policies and military modernisation


Frances Wood
Research Associate
Frances Wood

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


Visiting Scholars

Sizhong Zhou
Visting Scholar, SOAS China Institute
Sizhong Zhou

16th to 19th century China's exports to the UK

Date of appointment: September 2018 - March 2019