Written by Jon Sullivan.

I am delighted to introduce another new regular feature on the blog, namely the Emerging Scholar column, written by the following extremely talented next generation of China scholars. They cover a fascinating range of issues relating to China and Northeast Asia, including the media, Chinese politics, security and defense, Sino-Japan, Sino-US and cross-Strait relations, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and cyberspace. The line-up of emerging scholars in alphabetical order:

Dan Garrett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong. His dissertation focuses on moral panics related to sovereignty, patriotism, and national identity and their consequences in post-Handover Hong Kong. Dan is fountain of knowledge on all things that begin “Chinese cyber”. He tweets @DanGarrett97

Samantha Hoffman is a PhD student in the CPI working on social management and social governance policy in China. Sam is concurrently a researcher with IHS and IISS reporting on political risk across China and Northeast Asia.

Vivien Marsh is a doctoral researcher in the China Media Centre, University of Westminster. Her thesis compares British & Chinese broadcast news and she is particularly interested in the overseas, outward facing dimension of Chinese media. Viv is a former BBC World Service journalist and tweets @vivmarshuk.

Misato Matsuoka is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Her research interests include the U.S.-Japan alliance, International Relations theories and regional security in the Asia-Pacific region.

Alessandro Rippa is a Ph.D. student in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. His thesis explores the notions of road, border, and state-power along the Karakoram Highway between China and Pakistan, where he recently spent a year doing ethnographic research. He tweets @AlessandroRippa.

Michal Thim is a PhD student in the CPI’s Taiwan Studies Program. He is currently a visiting researcher at the Institute of International Relations in Taipei where is conducting fieldwork for his thesis on Taiwan’s defense strategy. Michal’s personal blog is here and he tweets @michalthim.

Wen-Ti Sung is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at the Australian National University. His dissertation examines the American epistemic community’s influence on US policy towards China across time and he is interested in contemporary Chinese politics, US-China relations and East Asian foreign relations. He tweets at @wentisung.

Jon Sullivan is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the CPI. He tweets @jonlsullivan