Asia Expertise Guide

 

Belt and Road Initiative

  • Dr Alex Lechner

    Landscape ecologist with experience applying socio-ecological approaches along with spatial modelling (i.e. GIS) to conservation and natural resource management. Current research focuses on the social and environmental dimensions of urban planning in Asian cities and biodiversity conservation in Malaysia and Southeast Asia such as the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative.
    +60 38725 3613
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Science southeast asia East Asia Belt and Road Initiative conservation planning GIS remote sensing Malaysia
  • Professor Julian Henderson

    Science and archaeology. Ancient technologies, particularly glass, ceramics, metals and stone. Islamic archaeology in Syria. Scientific techniques used in archaeology. Silk Road
    +44 (0) 115 951 4840
    Archaeology Arts and Culture Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Environment History Science archaeology Ancient technology Islamic syria silk road Asia China Japan Indonesia turkey Kazakhstan Tajikistan Hong Kong history
  • Dr Benjamin Barton

    Chinese foreign and security policy, with a particular focus on China's bilateral relations with the European Union and its security policy on the African continent.
    +60 3 8725 3591
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Politics China Foreign Policy Security Policy Africa Belt and Road Asia
  • Professor Gary Rawnsley

    Media, communications, propaganda, public and cultural diplomacy, soft power. My research has focused mainly on China and Taiwan, but I have also conducted research on Vietnam and Korea.
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan

    China and Taiwan: politics, elections, foreign relations, security, media, internet, pop culture, Chinese football
    +44 (0)115 95 14046
    Belt and Road Initiative China Communications Cultures International Relations Politics World China Taiwan politics Chinese football Chinese media Chinese Internet
  • Dr Maximilian Mayer

    Expert in the global governance of science, innovation, and technology; China's foreign and energy policy and International Relations theories. Current research is focused on digital infrastructures and emerging global digital orders in Eurasia. Dr Mayer leads the Research Priority Group on Global Technologies and Political Order at the Global Institute for Silk Road Studies.
    +86 574 8818 8285
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy International Relations Politics Foreign Policy Energy Policy China Taiwan Hong Kong North Korea International Relations Theories Belt and Road Initiative
  • Khalid Jarral

    Evolution of practices and actors in economic diplomacy especially in the case of hybrid democracies in Asia. Expertise on the Western approaches to the dynamics of economic diplomacy and the current practices manifest in the joint Sino-Pakistani management of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, resting at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative.
    +44 7470786381
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Trade domestic decision-making economic issues international negotiations diplomatic methods instruments military diplomacy and the Asian multilateral financial institutions
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    Developing Virtual Reality technology for the production, storage and sharing of cultural heritage spanning large spatial-temporal scales. Develop technology for retrieving, processing, and tools for visual analytics for large social media datasets for understanding phenomena within connected societies.
    +86 574 8818 3049
    Archaeology Architecture and Built Environment Art Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Environment History Science virtual reality augmented reality social media big data Digital heritage virtual heritage computational archaeology
  • Martin Thorley

    British-Chinese relations; International engagement with China; The dark side of Chinese relations; Chinese state influencing strategies abroad; Conflicts of interest in corporate engagement with China; Elite engagement at international level; Financialisation and its effect on international relations/ politics; Elite theory; Effects of Brexit on UK relationship with China.
    +44 (0) 8427 84338
  • Professor Pau Loke Show

    Microalgae have recently attracted considerable interest worldwide, due to their extensive application potential in the renewable energy, biopharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries. Microalgae are renewable, sustainable, and economical sources of biofuels, bioactive medicinal products, and food ingredients.
    +60102250322
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy Engineering Environment Science agriculture biosciences life sciences pharmaceutical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Water
  • Dr Abby Zhou

    Multinational corporations from emerging economies in Asia, indigenous innovation and management practices in China.
    +86 574 8818 8697
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Multinational Corporations emerging economies Asia indigenous innovation Management China India
  • Dr Alexander Trautrims

    Logistics and supply chains ie. the operations that are run behind every business, with a focus on the retail sector. How products get to the supermarket shelf, collaboration between retailers and suppliers, sustainability issues ie. food miles, and the impact of online shopping on the retail sector. Vulnerability of supply chains and logistics networks.
    +44 (0) 115 823 1414
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Environment International Relations Rights Lab Logistics supply chains business retail supermarkets retailers Sustainability modern slavery human rights sustainability scandals
  • Dr Chee Meng Tan

    Dr Tan looks at how panda diplomacy, infrastructure investment and Confucius Institutes influence foreign public opinion towards China. Dr Tan also looks at how people's trust in the state is altered when foreign governments engage with China through the three aforementioned Chinese public diplomacy tools.
    +6389248298
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy International Relations Trade Panda Diplomacy Trade Confucius Institute diplomacy business China
  • Dr Haibo Zhou

    Entrepreneurship and innovation in Northeast Asia.
    +86 57488 188 8802
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Northeast Asia innovation Entrepreneurship
  • Dr Saileshsingh Gunessee

    'China-related economics', which include: Chinese companies drive to 'go global', Chinese companies becoming truly global corporations, Chinese foreign economic engagement in light of the Belt & Road Initiative, understanding the 'Economics of Belt and Road Initiative', entrepreneurial innovation in China.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8231
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy China's economy global corporations Belt and Road Initiative entrepreneurial innovation China Asia
  • Dr Steven Zhou

    Focus on bridging world and management practices in academia and exploring the root of Chinese management and innovation from Chinese traditional culture.
    +86 574 8818 8803
    Architecture and Built Environment Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures China Management business culture innovation traditions
  • Dr Tiantian Zhang

    ASEAN financial market integration, banking markets in Asia, supply Chain finance and inclusive finance in China.
    +86 574 8818 0364
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy ASEAN financial markets Integration banking markets Asia Supply Chain finance China
  • Professor Cong Cao

    Science and technology policy; innovation and entrepreneurship; talent; biotechnology; nanotechnology.
  • Dr Yingfa Lu

    Accounting, accounting profession, accounting history, auditing, corporate governance, business law, and professional negligence.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8480
  • Professor Hing Kai Chan

    Focuses on intelligent manufacturing and supply chain management, digital innovation, and sustainable operations and supply chain. Employs modelling, simulation and soft computing techniques. Had been working in the electronic manufacturing sector over 10 years prior to joining the academia.
  • Dr Michal Lemanski

    Responsible Leadership in Asia, Responsible Consumption in Asia, E-Waste in Asia
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Education Migration Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Meili Feng

    Dr Meili Feng is a river scientist who has been working on freshwater ecology and river hydrology for many years.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8510
    Belt and Road Initiative Environment Geography freshwater ecosystems climate change hydropower regulations water quality rivers Hydropower impacts Flooding Urban water quality Coastal Environmental Change
  • Professor Eugene Ch'ng

    I'm an expert in digital technologies, but in hardcore technical developments (hardware-software integration - VR, AR, MR, XR), applied to culture, and cultural heritage.
    Archaeology Art Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Education Science digital cultural heritage virtual reality augmented reality mixed reality
  • Dr Shixin Zhang

    My research focuses on journalism studies, media and conflict, media globalization and media management. I have published three single-authored research monographs entitled Impact of Globalization on the Local Press in China (2014), Chinese War Correspondents: Covering Wars and Conflicts in the 21st Century (2016), and Media and Conflict in the Social Media Era in China (2020).
  • Dr Hongyi Lai

    I study governance and domestic and international political economy of China. Concerning China's governance I have researched on political development, model of governance, crisis and epidemic management, central-local relations, and economic and political reforms. In addition, I have studied western development, domestic sources of foreign policy, energy diplomacy, the belt and road initiative, soft power, and cultural diplomacy in China.
    0115 846 6017
  • Dr Oana Burcu

    I am currently developing further my expertise in the determinants of migrants' vulnerabilities and forced labour, while maintaining my pre-existent interest and expertise in nationalism, diasporic communities, China's foreign policy and Asia-Pacific security.
  • Professor Katharine Adeney

    Government and politics of South Asia, especially relating to elections, centre-state/province relations, majoritarian nationalism and ethnic diversity; The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
    0115 951 4032
    Belt and Road Initiative History International Relations Politics War and security Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Governance
  • Professor May-Tan Mullins

    My research interests are political ecology of rising China, environmental and energy justice, poverty alleviation and building resilience for the poorest and most vulnerable. One research strand is the rise of the smart eco city and a second strand of my work is to help communities alleviate poverty, particularly in a post-disaster context.
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    Belt and Road Initiative Cultures Education Environment Gender History International Relations Politics Governance human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Professor William Case

    In terms of scholarly discipline (and inter-disciplinarily), my expertise lies in the field of politics and political economy. My interests includes the stability and organization of political and party systems, the pursuit of late-development, and the dynamics of divided social structures.
  • Dr Christian Mueller

    Global connections between Europe and Asia (South, Southeast and East Asia) from the early modern period to the contemporary era, with a focus on imperialism, transnationalism, normative orders, labour, travel, encounters, curiosity, and identities.
  • Dr Chun-Yi Lee

    Cross-Strait (China and Taiwan) relations, Taiwanese investment in China and Southeast Asia, the geo-political impact of China's Belt and Road Initiative on Southeast Asian countries, Taiwan's New South bound policy and its social economic impact on the Southeast Asian countries, the role of Chinese labour in the global value chain.
    0115 846 8150
    Belt and Road Initiative International Relations Politics cross-Strait relations China Taiwan investment southeast asia Geopolitics Belt and Road Initiative New Southbound Policy chinese labour
  • Dr Mary Jane Ainslie

    Dr. Mary J. Ainslie is an Associate Professor specializing in culture and media throughout Southeast Asia, with specific emphasis upon Thailand and Malaysia, as well as the wider intercultural links between the East and Southeast Asia regions. She is Deputy Head of the School of International Communications at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus. Dr. Ainslie has received funding for a range of projects from various international organizations, including the Academy of Korean Studies, the Korea Foundation and the Vidal Sassoon Centre for the Study of Antisemitism (for studies in which she was project leader). She organized the first symposium to study the consumption and reception of Korean pop culture in Southeast Asia and regularly presents her work in Europe, Israel, Korea and across Southeast Asia. She has previously worked for the Bangkok International Film Festival and was an invited speaker at the Khon Kaen International Film Festival. She has published in journals such as The China Quarterly, Korea Journal, The Women's Studies International Journal and The Asia Pacific Journal, as well as in numerous edited collections. To date she is editor of the volume 'The Korean Wave in Southeast Asia: Consumption and Cultural Production' (2015), 'Thai Cinema: The Complete Guide' (2018), 'Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1997)' (2020) has edited a special edition of the 'Horror Studies Journal' (2015), and is currently co-editing 'The Southeast Asian Gothic collection'. Her monograph 'Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Malaysia: Malay nationalism, philosemitism and pro-Israel expressions' was published in 2019, while her forthcoming monograph is under contract with Edinburgh University Press. In 2020 she was made an External Affiliate at the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
    +86(0)574 8818 0000 (8173)
  • Dr Alison K.S. Wee

    My research focuses on the evolution and conservation of coastal ecosystems. My primary goal is to understand their historical and future response to global change using molecular approaches, and to formulate sustainable development strategies. I work primarily on mangroves, with 12 years of field and lab experience in the Asia Pacific region, including in Japan, China and Thailand.
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Environment Science bioscience Governance life science Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Water
  • Dr Nancy Liu

    Mostly my research concerns with translation and interpreting related areas such as media and language in social, political and cultural contexts. I'm interested in the intersection of language presentation in the media driven by various stakeholders, policy makers and societies.
    0086-(574)8818000-8568
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications Cultures Politics media translation studies sociocultural translation interpretation
  • Dr Tengwen Long

    I am interested in reconstructing past environmental change and human-environmental interactions in East and South Asia. A particular emphasis of my research is the relationship between long-term trajectory of social development and Holocene climate history of China.
    Archaeology Belt and Road Initiative Environment History Science agriculture Sustainable development goals Water
  • Dr Georgios Kapogiannis

    Georgios is recognized as a world leading expert and researcher in Digital Innovation and Project Management in Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector. He held roles in Greece, United Kingdom, China and Middle East and United States of America. He is a BRE BIM Certified ISO19650 Trainer, a Certified Project Manager and currently is working as an Assistant Professor in Building Information Modelling (BIM) at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China and a V.Professor in Management Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa, USA.. He is also an Associate Member of the Center for Structural Engineering and Informatics at The University of Nottingham UK campus. In addition, He is the Acting Deputy Director of the Geospatial and Hazard Research Group at the same university.
    +86 574 8818 8806
  • Professor Chung Lim Law

    Processing of food and bioproduct materials such as herbal products (ganoderma licidium Lingzhi, Belalai Gajah, Misai Kuching, piper betle, roselle), edible bird's nest, tropical exotic fruits (chempedak, ciku, salak, papaya, jackfruit), agricultural product (rough rice, cocoa beans, crumb rubber); Food quality and Food safety, Food preservation, Food drying, extraction of bioactive ingredients and maximising retention of bioactive ingredients in processed food and bioproducts, Belt and road food research alliance.
    +6013 3889233
  • Dr Christina Chin

    I have a wide range multi and interdisciplinary knowledge in project engineering management for sustainability & environmental impact industries, methodologies and energy management related aspect including green technology, security, and storage.
    Belt and Road Initiative Energy Environment Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Yingying Shi

    Economic development in Asia and international economics, researching the effectiveness of infrastructure investment in promoting China's regional economic performance and role of FDI policy in affecting firm level export performances in China.
    86-574-88180000-8701
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Dr Luke Emeka Okafor

    Economic issues that relate to international trade, regional connectivity, digital transformation, tourism economics, development process, and industrial organization with a specific focus on how firms, industries, and countries respond to globalization and shocks. This includes investigating the interplay between digitalization, economic resilience, and performance as well as COVID-19 effects on firms, industries, and economies.
    +6 (03) 8725 3716
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Energy Environment Gender Migration Trade Corruption Governance human rights Identity and Rights Sustainable development goals
  • Professor Kim Hua Tan

    Accelerated product innovation; lean management; supply chain management; sustainable operations; lean green; operations strategy implementation
    +44 (0)115 8467 749
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy International Relations supply chain management sustainable operations lean green business
  • Professor Martin Liu

    Martin has led the development for the Zhejiang Provincial Branding Academy, a research and education platform co-founded by UNNC and Zhejiang Provincial Government in China, where he contributes to the dialogues of strengthening the innovative branding capabilities of Zhejiang Made brands, specifically in the application of the digital transformation of firms, the education of next-generation branding specialist in the digital world, and in branding consultation to government and enterprises. In 2020, Professor Liu was appointed as chief expert to lead the Ningbo Academy of Social Science's "Dual Circulation and Economic Development Research Base" to contribute to China's policy and economic development.
  • Professor Martin Lockett

    Over 40 years' experience in China - research has included Chinese management and culture, economic reform and development, international trade and investment, and innovation. He has worked on consulting and executive education in mainland China, Hong Kong/ Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.
    +86 (0) 574 8818 8535
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures Education Chinese management and culture economic reform and development international trade and investment innovation consulting Executive Education mainland China Hong Kong Macau Malaysia Singapore
  • Professor Michele Geraci

    15 years experience in China/Asia policy research, first as head of China at Global Policy Institute London, then head of China Economic Research af Nottingham Uni, Ningbo. Advised western Governments on China policy, trade policy, international relations, china-Eu, China-US relations, China-EU investment agreement.
    +86 139 6712 1554
  • Professor Peter Li

    I am a leading scholar in two areas: (1) indigenous research on Chinese management with a special focus on the modern implications of traditional Chinese philosophies, and (2) emerging multinational firms with a special focus on the strategy and innovation of Chinese multinational firms, especially their overseas mergers and acquisitions.
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    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Cultures emerging economies MNCs China Chinese management innovation and entrepreneurship in China
  • Dr Luis Torres

    Impact of the international hard/soft regulation framework on corporate responsibility strategies, the development of models for corporate social performance and sustainability reporting, and the implications of the international human rights framework for Chinese businesses.
    +86 74 8818 8706
    Belt and Road Initiative Business and economy Gender Law corporate social responsibility human rights China Belt and Road Initiative
  • Dr Bin Wu

    Along the line of rural innovation and sustainability in China and beyond, I have had experience/expertise in grassroots innovation and entrepreneurship, social capital for community/bottom-up development, empowerment of small farmers and cooperative development, government intervention and successful conditions, supply of seafarers for global markets, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research methodology for project design and delivery, university-community partnership for social impact and entrepreneurship training.
    Belt and Road Initiative Communications agriculture Governance Sustainable development goals

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