Jemimah Steinfeld is the Literature Festival Manager at the Asia House and author of ‘Little Emperors and Material Girls: Sex and Youth in Modern China’. She started her career in Shanghai, where her interest in Asian culture began. Since then,
YCW’s London chapter was launched in 2013 and has since hosted most of its events in Parliament. Its inaugural speaker was Dr. Kerry Brown, Executive Director of the China Studies Centre, Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney and also a YCW Board Advisor. Situated in one of Europe's leading capitals, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of active members from different fields interested in China. Subsequent speakers also have included:
- Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, University of Oxford
- Steve Tsang, Director of the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham
- Leta Hong Fincher, author of "Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China"
- Louisa Lim, author of "‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited’.
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Ph.D. Jianguang Shen is Managing Director and Chief Economist of Mizuho Securities Asia Limited. His research area includes China and Asia Macro-economics and financial markets. He is also Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics at Fudan University, and Research Associate
Michel Hockx is professor of Chinese at the London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and founding director of the SOAS China Institute. He was educated at Leiden University in the Netherlands and at Liaoning and Peking Universities
James Miles took up his position as The Economist’s China Editor in August 2014, having previously worked as Beijing Bureau Chief for 13 years. Before he joined The Economist in 2001 he reported on China for the BBC; as Beijing
Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC. He run’s GMF’s Asia program, which he established in 2006. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, and US / European policy