Prof. Beibei Tang is Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of China Studies at XJTLU. She is also an Honorary Professor of China Studies Centre, University of Sydney. Before joining XJTLU in 2015, she studied and worked in China, UK and Australia. She obtained her PhD in Sociology from The Australian National University (ANU). She then worked at ANU from 2011 to 2015. She has undertaken extensive ethnographic research across different localities in China, with particular focuses on local governance, social stratification and state-society relations in urban China. She has published her research in high-impact journals such as The China Quarterly, The China Journal and Journal of Contemporary China. She is the author of Governing Neighborhoods in Urban China (Cornell University Press 2023) and China’s Housing Middle Class (Routledge 2018), the co-author of Class and the Communist Party of China, 1978-2021 (Routledge 2022), the co-editor of Suzhou in Transition (Routledge 2021), and the winner of the 2015 Gordon White Prize (The China Quarterly). She is a member of the editorial board of The China Journal and The China Quarterly.