Nicholas Loubere Lund University, Sweden
is a contemporary Sinologist and a Development Studies scholar whose research focuses on patterns and processes of local socioeconomic development in China. Currently, he is involved in projects examining the implementation and outcomes of microcredit programmes in rural China; the organisation and management of Chinese cooperatives; the provision and utilisation of internet finance in China; and Chinese migration to Africa. He is also the co-chief editor of www.chinoiresie.info. Before joining the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Nicholas was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University. Nicholas completed a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, an M.A. in International Relations at Xiamen University and a B.A. in English Literature at Northern Illinois University.