Advisory Board


Robert Bickers is Professor of History at the University of  Bristol specialising in modern Chinese history, and the history of colonialism, in particular the British empire and its relations with China.

He is the author of Out of China: How the Chinese ended the era of Western Domination (Allen Lane, 2017), and co-edited May Days in Hong Kong: Riot and Emergency in 1967 (HKUP, 2009).

Professor Bickers directs the Hong Kong History Project.



Carol Jones  is a Reader at the University of Birmingham’s Law School. Her specialisms include law and society in Hong Kong and China, socio-legal studies, and law and colonialism.

She is the author of Lost in China? Law, Culture and Identity in post-1997 Hong Kong (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and Criminal Justice in Hong Kong (Routledge, 2007).

Professor Jones has worked at both the University of Hong Kong, and the City University Hong Kong.



Eva Pils  is Professor of Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London (KCL), where she teaches human rights, public law, and law and society in China.

She is the author of China's human rights lawyers: advocacy and resistance (Routledge, 2014) and Human rights in China: a social practice in the shadows of authoritarianism (Polity, 2018).

Prior to KCL, she was an associate professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.



Tim Pringle is a Senior Lecturer in Labour, Social Movements and Development at SOAS, University of London.

He is the author of Trade Unions in China: The Challenge of Labour Unrest (Routledge, 2011), in addition to numerous papers including 'A Solidarity Machine? Hong Kong Labour NGOs in Guangdong' (Critical Sociology, 2018).

Dr Pringle is currently the Editor of The China Quarterly.