Taiyang Zhong is a professor in the faculty of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences at Nanjing University. Zhong's research interests include land policy, rural geography and food studies. Zhong plays a key role in the regional studies of food security and accessibility in the city of Nanjing for the Hungry Cities Project.
Yuhui Qiao is an associate professor in the faculty of resource and environmental management at China Agricultural University. Her research focuses on organic agriculture, land ecology, and pollution studies.
Our research collaborator Hannah Wittman is a professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. Her research projects examine the ways that the rights to produce and consume food are contested and transformed through struggles for agrarian reform, food sovereignty, and agrarian citizenship.
Xiaoping Sun is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary's University.
Professor Sun's current research project, entitled “Feeding the Nation from the Wilderness: Food, Migration, and Environment on China’s Northeastern Borderland,” examines the historic transformation of Beidahuang (北大荒, the Great Northern Wilderness) from China’s largest concentration of freshwater wetlands in the late 1940s to its largest agribusiness that can feed 10% of the Chinese population in the 2000s.