Jean-Pierre Cabestan is a Senior Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), attached to the French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE) of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. Prior to September 2021, he was Chair Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, where he also headed the department from 2007 to 2018. In addition, he was an Associate Research Fellow at the Asia Centre, Paris and at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China in Hong Kong. From 1998 to 2003, he was Director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (Centre d’études français sur la Chine contemporaine, CEFC) in Hong Kong and chief editor of Perspectives chinoises and China Perspectives. From 1994 to 1998, he was director of the Taipei Office of the CEFC. From 1990 to 1991, he was a lecturer at the Politics Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies.