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Senior Lecturer, Chinese Studies, Monash University

Kevin Carrico is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Monash University and the author of Two Systems Two Countries: A Nationalist Guide to Hong Kong (University of California Press, 2022).

Kevin is a sociocultural anthropologist who researches nationalism, ethnic relations, and political culture in China, Tibet, and Hong Kong. His research has been funded by the United States' Department of Education, the Australian Research Council, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

Kevin's books include The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today (University of California Press, 2017). His research has also been published in the China Journal, Hong Kong Studies, Nations and Nationalism, Critical Inquiry, and Asian Cinema.

Beyond academic work, Kevin has two decades of translation experience. He is the translator of Tsering Woeser's Tibet on Fire: Self-Immolations against Chinese Rule (Verso Press, 2016) as well as Guan Jun's Silencing Chinese Media: The Southern Weekly Protests and the Fate of Civil Society in China (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Kevin was a columnist for Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper, which was closed under political pressure in June 2021. Kevin's writings have been featured in Foreign Policy, the Age, Hong Kong Free Press, Taipei Times, Voice of Tibet, China Brief, and Anthropology News.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Chinese Studies, Monash University


  • 2013 
    Cornell University, PhD/ Sociocultural Anthropology