Emily T. Yeh is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She conducts research on nature-society relations in Tibetan parts of the PRC, including the political ecology of pastoral environment and development policies, the relationship between ideologies of nature and nation, natural resource commodity chains, indigenous knowledge about climate change, and emerging environmental subjectivities. Her book, Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development (Cornell University Press, 2013), discusses the cultural politics and political economy of development in Tibet as a project of state territorialisation.
Kevin J. O'Brien is Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies, Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Grassroots Elections in China (Routledge, 2011) (with Suisheng Zhao), Popular Protest in China (Harvard, 2008), Rightful Resistance in Rural China (Cambridge, 2006) (with Lianjiang Li), Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (Stanford, 2005) (with Neil J. Diamant and Stanley B. Lubman), and Reform Without Liberalization: China's National People's Congress and the Politics of Institutional Change (Cambridge, 1990).
Jingzhong Ye is Professor of Development Studies and Deputy Dean at the College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD), China Agricultural University. His research interests include development intervention and rural transformation, rural `left behind' populations, rural education, land politics, and sociology of agriculture.
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