Manying Ip is Emeritus Professor of Asian studies at the University of Auckland. She completed her tertiary education in Hong Kong and Auckland, where she now lives. Dr Ip is a social historian who has been researching Chinese New Zealanders and more recent immigrants from Asia since the 1980s and was awarded the Suffrage Centennial Medal in 1993 and named ONZM (Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit) in 1996, then made CNZM Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit) for her services to Education and the Chinese community in 2018. She is the well-known and respected author of several critically acclaimed books on the Chinese in New Zealand, including The Dragon and the Taniwha (Auckland University Press, 2009) and the editor of Unfolding History, Evolving Identity: The Chinese in New Zealand (Auckland University Press, 2003). In 2009, she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ). one of the few fellows in the Humanities.
Companion of New Zealand Order of Merit CNZM 2018;