Dr. Beibei Tang is Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Senior Associate Professor of China Studies at XJTLU. 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 China’s Housing Middle Class (Routledge 2018), the co-editor of Suzhou in Transition (Routledge 2021) and the winner of 2015 Gordon White Prize (The China Quarterly).