Jie Chen works on the international relations of China and Taiwan, with a focus on the social movements. He received Ph.D from the Australian National University in 1995, and currently teaches at the Political Science and International Relations, the University of Western Australia. He has published in various refereed journals including Asian Survey, The Pacific Review, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, China Perspectives, China: An International Journal, Issues & Studies, and Open Journal of Political Science, as well as other magazines such as The Diplomat and The Conversation. His main books include: Foreign Policy of the New Taiwan: Pragmatic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia (London: Edward Elgar, 2002); and Transnational Civil Society in China: intrusion and impact (London: Edward Elgar, 2012). The 2002 book was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2003 by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, a publication of the American Library Association. Currently Jie Chen is completing a book investigating the overseas Chinese democracy movement. He also functions as a regular media commentator, particularly with Sky News television and SBS mandarin radio program.