I was born in Chingon, a village of 6,000 in the southwestern Guangxi province, in 1949.
When I was five, my family moved to the nearby town of Chingun, where my mother had worked in the local sugar mills.
In 1970, we moved to Guangzhou, where we had a nice apartment in a gated community.
In 1983, I was sent to school.
In the meantime, my parents had been living in China and had never visited the U.S. They moved back to Chingoning and moved to a villa nearby.
I had a few friends in the village, and I was interested in the Chinese culture and culture of the area.
My father also liked to learn English and I enjoyed reading about the history of the United States, especially the Civil War and the War of Independence.
By the time I graduated from college, my English was better and I had developed a love for Chinese culture.
During the summer of 1985, I went to the United Kingdom and spent a semester studying abroad.
It was a very busy time.
I lived in the U-shaped town of Cambridge for about six months and went to England twice a year for my undergraduate and graduate studies.
I started studying at UCL and was then enrolled at Oxford University, which is now known as Oxford University.
I was one of the first English-speaking students to attend Oxford.
Oxford University is known for its pioneering research and research-based learning, so I was the first one there.
My undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Oxford were focused on the study of Chinese history and culture.
After college, I worked as a researcher in Beijing and Hong Kong and became a fellow at the University of Hong Kong in 1997.
At the University, I taught Chinese in two of its major departments, China and East Asian Studies.
After two years, I returned to the U, where I continued to teach in Beijing.
During my doctoral research, I met and married an American woman, Jennifer, and had two children.
After graduating from Oxford in 2010, I became a visiting scholar at the China Institute of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the American University in Hong Kong.
I became involved with China in a way that was not necessarily to research and write about the country.
Instead, I tried to understand the Chinese society and how it operates.
That was my main mission.
I continued working in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
In 2011, I founded the China Research Center in Beijing that focused on East Asian studies, including East Asian linguistics and East Chinese literature.
In 2013, I established the China Center in Taipei.
I also joined the International Centre for East Asian Linguistics in Taibo, Taiwan, as a visiting researcher.
After working in the United Nations, I moved to Hong Kong where I was an adjunct professor in the Department of East Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Science and Technology.
I have been an international lecturer and a visiting professor at universities and universities of Hongkong, China, Taiwan and Thailand.
During 2015, I retired from the China Policy Center.
In 2016, I joined the Global Engagement Team of the Center for East East Asian Politics and International Relations at Oxford, as an adjunct lecturer in the School of International Studies.
I joined Oxford in June 2017 as a Visiting Scholar in East Asian History.
My current research focuses on China and Taiwan, focusing on China’s development as a nation and its role in international politics and international relations.
As a visiting lecturer, I work with students and faculty from many different disciplines, from Chinese linguistics, to East Asian history, to the intersection of East and West Asian cultures.
I am the chair of the department of East East Asia at Oxford.
My research focuses specifically on East Asia, especially East Asia’s emergence from its isolation and on how China is a state within a state.
I focus on China, and its relations with other countries, and the interconnections between East and East.
In addition, I serve as the co-director of the East China and the Pacific Studies Center.
I’m a member of the American Association for East Asia Studies and the China Studies Association.
I write articles for publications, including Chinese Studies Review, East Asia Review, The Asia Journal, and The Diplomatic Review.
I receive fellowships and grants from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Chinese Society of Asia.
In 2017, I received the 2017 China Prize for research on East China, a research award sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
My publications include articles on Chinese and East Asia in the journal China History and Culture, East China Studies Review and East China Politics Review.
In 2020, I completed a dissertation on Chinese nationalism, which focuses on the Chinese Communist Party’s history of ethnic nationalism and xenophobia.
In 2018, I wrote an article about the development of East China in the history books.
I co-authored the article “East China and China’s Political Development,” with John C. Trescott, in which I