Who We Are

China Beat Staff

Maura Elizabeth Cunningham is the editor of China Beat and a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine. Her writing has appeared at Forbes.com, the Ms. magazine blog, History News Network, and the Asian Review of Books.

Kate Merkel-Hess was the founding editor of China Beat from January 2008 to February 2010 and is now a consulting editor at the blog. She teaches in the Department of History and the Asian Studies Program at Penn State.

Kenneth L. Pomeranz is the co-founder and consulting editor of China Beat and teaches in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy.

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom is the co-founder and consulting editor of China Beat and teaches in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author, most recently, of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Regular Contributors

China Beat relies on a continually changing and growing group of guest contributors; they are too numerous to list here. However, there are a few writers who make recurring contributions to the site:

Alec Ash keep the blog Six and, as our in-house “youth correspondent,” writes regularly for China Beat about youth culture in China.

Paul R. Katz has been the contributor behind China Beat‘s “Tales from Taiwan” feature since the blog launched. He is a research fellow at Academia Sinica and author, most recently, of Divine Justice: Religion and the Development of Chinese Legal Culture, which is now out in paperback.

Contacting China Beat

Comments and queries may be mailed to thechinabeat<AT>gmail.com

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