Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao is Distinguished Research Fellow andDirector of the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica and Professorof Sociology at National Taiwan University and National Sun Yat-senUniversity. In addition, he is also Chair Professor of Hakka studies atNational Central University. He had previously served as a NationalPolicy Advisor to the President of Taiwan between 1996 and 2006, andas Executive Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Area Studies inAcademia Sinica. His areas of specialization include civil society, newdemocracies, middle class in Asia, local sustainable development,Hakka studies, and NGO studies. His most recent books include:Lessons o/Taiwan 's Local Environment (editor, 2015); Writing Taiwan'sThird Sector History II (editor, 2015); Near Neighbors: Issues in Taiwan
and Hong Kong Societies (co-editor, 2014); Globalization and NewIntra-Urban Dynamics in Asian Cities (co-editor, 2014); Politics,Ethnicity. Religions and Art in Indonesia (co-editor, 2014); WritingTaiwan's Third Sector History I (editor, 2014); Democracy orAlternative Political Systems in Asia: After the Strongmen (editor, 2014)and Chinese Middle Classes: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and China(editor, 2014).
Arne L. Kalleberg
Arne L. Kalleberg is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology atthe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has adjunctappointments in Business, Global Studies and Public Policy. He haspublished more than 120 articles and chapters and 11 books on topicsrelated to the sociology of work, organizations, occupations and
industries, labor markets, and social stratification. His most recent bookis Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and PrecariousEmployment Systems in the United States, 1970s-2000s (Russell SageFoundation, 2011). His major current projects include a cross-nationalstudy of the causes and consequences of precarious work in a number ofAsian and European countries and the role of community colleges in
workforce preparation. He served as President of the AmericanSociological Association in 2007-2008 and is currently the editor ofSocial Forces, An International Journal of Social Research.
Kevin Hewison is Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Politics andInternational Studies and Director of the Asia Research Centre atMurdoch University in Western Australia. Before this, he was WeldonE. Thornton Distinguished Professor in the Departmentof Asian Studiesat the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.