About James Leibold, Matthew Erie, Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi

James Leibold is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia, and a Council member of the Australian Asian Studies Association.

Matthew Erie is an Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford.

Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies at Zurich University and heads the research project “ROADWORK: An Anthropology of Infrastructure at China’s Inner Asian Borders.”

Asian studies, China

Censorship and Sinology in the Era of Chinese Neo-Authoritarianism


As China changes, so does Sinology or the study of China. Under President Xi Jinping, China has become more repressive at home and more assertive internationally. These changes are having direct impacts on the Chinese studies community in Australia and beyond, causing scholars to make some difficult decisions about what they say in public, what […]