Miwa Shimada is Associate Professor of Keio University, Japan. She received her Ph.D. at Osaka University. Her main research interests are Chinese political and social history. She focuses on the transformation of the state-society relationships in Modern and Contemporary China. She is co-author of Chugoku no Kokyosei to Kokka Kenryoku: Sono Rekishi to Genzai (China’s Publicity and State Power: The History and the Present), Tokyo: Keio University Press, 2017.