Ding DouProfessor Ding Dou

Dr. Ding Dou is a Professor of International Political Economy in the School of International Studies at Peking University. He has published widely on the Australia-China relationship.

His books include China-Australia Economic Relationship (in English, China Economic Publishing House, 2012), Sub-regional Economic Integration in East Asia (Chinese, Peking University Press, 2001), and International Economics: A Policy Approach (Chinese Translation, Peking University Press, 2010).

His recent articles on Australia include ‘China’s Resources Trade and Investment with Australia’ (English, in James Reilly and Jingdong Yuan (eds), Australia and China at 40, University of New South Wales Press, 2012), ‘The Australian Economy in China’s Shadow’ (English, Australia-China Agenda, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, August 2013), ‘Resource and Energy: Linking China and Australia’ (English, East Asia Forum, 9 December 2011), and ‘Climate Politics in Australia Since 2007’ (Chinese, International Politics Quarterly, No.3, 2011).

Zhang HuaAssociate Professor Zhang Hua

Zhang Hua is an associate professor of linguistics in the School of Foreign Languages at Peking University. She has published six textbooks and 23 research papers on linguistics. Her prizes include the 1995-1996 Peking University Prize for Excellent Teachers, 2001-2002 Excellent Teachers Award from the School of Foreign Languages of Peking University, the 2009 Third Prize for the Second Peking University Media Web Course Competition, and the 2011 First Prize for the Eleventh Nationwide Courseware Competition sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Her research interests are in the fields of Applied Linguistics, English Lexicology and Australian Studies. Her course on English Lexicology has been given to Peking University undergraduates for over 11 years and her course on Australian Society and Culture for 4 years. Her textbook entitled Introducing Australian Society and Culture was sponsored by the Australia-China Council and published by the Peking University Press in 2011.

Associate Professor Wu Qiaoling

Associate Professor Wu Qiaoling is a founding member of the Australian Studies Centre at Peking University. She gained her PhD in economics from PKU and is an associate professor in the School of Economics at PKU.

Professor Wu’s teaching and research fields include European Union Economics, Marketing and International Marketing. From February 1995 to February 1996, she was a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne. In August 2005, she was a visiting scholar in the Centre for China Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne. From July to September 2011 Professor Wu was visiting scholar at Vienna University, Austria. Professor Wu has published on Australian investment in China in the leading Chinese economics journal Economic Science.

Professor Wu is the recipient of teaching awards from Peking University and the School of Economics, and maintains close links with colleagues in Australian universities.

Sherry Tao KongAssociate Professor Sherry Tao Kong

Dr. Sherry Tao Kong (Associate Professor) is a development economist at the Institute of Social Science Survey, Peking University (Beijing, China). She received her Ph.D. from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2006. Her research interests include economic growth and institutions, labour market dynamics, migration, poverty, education and ageing. Between 2005 and 2007, she served as an economist consultant to the World Bank for research projects related to poverty reduction in China and Laos. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on institutions and governance, labour market issues, rural-urban migration, inequality of education and social policies.

Ma NaiqiangMa Naiqiang

Ma Naiqiang is a lecturer in the English Department at Peking University, and a PhD candidate in the School of Chinese as a Second Language at Peking University. He received a BA majoring in English Language and Literature from Peking University in 2000, and an MA majoring in English Literature from Peking University in 2003.

His publications relating to Australian Studies include ‘Teaching Australian Culture at Peking University: A Course Review’ (Conference paper for the Ninth International Conference of Australian Studies in China, Xuzhou, November 2004), ‘A Survey of Australian Literature in 2006’ (Foreign Literature, Issue 3, 2007), and ‘One Country, Diverse Voices—An Overview of Australian Fiction in the 21st Century’ (Conference paper for the Twelfth International Conference of Australian Studies in China, Shanghai, October 2004).

Changwei ChenDr Chen Changwei

Dr Chen Changwei is a lecturer in global and international affairs at the School of International Relations, Peking University. He studied at the University of Sydney from 2007 to 2011. He is researching international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and the foreign policy of South Pacific nations. He is currently working on Australia’s engagement with Britain and the wider world during the Whitlam era. His most recent publications have appeared in The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and Australian Journal of Politics and History. He has also published numerous articles on the history of Sino-American relations in Chinese journals.