Professor Sue Trevaskes is Deputy Head of School (Research) in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science and Deputy Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. She researches in the area of Chinese criminal justice, governance and law and has obtained over a million dollars in external grants including two sole-CI ARC fellowships. Her research has resulted in over 60 publications including the first books in English on criminal courts contemporary China (2007), policing serious crime in China (2010), and the death penalty reform in China (2012). She has published papers on Chinese justice in a number of prestigious journals including The China Journal, The British Journal of Criminology, The China Quarterly, and Modern China. Her latest co-edited volumes are The Politics of Law and Stability in China (2014), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China (2016) and Justice: the China Experience (2017).

CONTACT

Work: (07) 3735 5152

Email:  s.trevaskes@griffith.edu.au

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy Asian Studies (Criminal Law)

Griffith University, 2001


Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class) Asian Studies

Griffith University, 1993


Graduate Diploma of Education

University of Canberra, 1987

Advisory Board, Law & Social Inquiry (2019-present)

Advisory Board, Peking University Law Journal (2018-present)

Co-editor, China Law and Society Review (2017-present)

Advisory Board member, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (2016-2018)

Adjunct Director, Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW), Australian National University (2010-2018).

RESEARCH GRANTS (EXTERNAL COMPETITIVE)

Australia-China Council

2018-2019 ‘Building innovation networks for harm reduction and drug law reform’ $40,000 Project Leaders: Melissa Bull and Sue Trevaskes. Granting body: Australia-China Council

Australia-China Council

2015-2016 ‘Drug Crime/Dependency Debates in China: What Australian Universities can contribute’ $35,000. Project Leaders: Sue Trevaskes and Melissa Bull. Granting body: Australia-China Council

Australia-China Science & Research Fund (ACSRF)

2013-2014 ‘Building counter-narcotics capacity between Australia's ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS), the Yunnan Police Officer Academy (YPOA) and the College for Criminal Law Science CCLS’. Project Leaders: Sue Trevaskes and Melissa Bull. Granting body: Dept of Industry

Australian   Centre on China in the World (CIW), Australian National University

2010-2018. Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU. Justice Research Stream, $80,000 (Six international workshops from 2010-2018). Project leader: Sue Trevaskes. Granting Body: Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU.

Australian Research Council

2009-2013 Australian Research Council (ARC) ‘Chinese firewalls: The death penalty and the people's war on drugs along China's borders’ $ 638,000. Queen Elizabeth II ARC Fellowship. Project Leader and sole CI: Sue Trevaskes. Granting Body: Australian Research Council (ARC).

Australian Research Council

2005-2008.  Australian Research Council (ARC) ‘Striking hard at crime: criminal justice practice in China today’ $ 212,386. ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Project Leader and sole CI: Sue Trevaskes. Granting Body: Australian Research Council (ARC).

RESEARCH GRANTS (INTERNAL COMPETITIVE)

GU International Workshop Award

2015- 2016. ‘The benefits of information sharing for harm minimisation and drug crime prevention in China and Australia: Understanding Drug Markets’. $10,000. Project Leaders: Melissa Bull and Sue Trevaskes. Granting Body:  AEL Group, Griffith University

GU-Peking University Collaborative Travel Grants Scheme

2016-2018. ‘China's Opium Substitution Program in Myanmar’. GU-Peking University Research Grant. $7,000. Project Leaders: Zhai Kun and Sue Trevaskes. Granting Body:  Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

GU International Workshop Award

2010-2011.  ‘Justice system reform and the death penalty in China today’ $10,000

GU International Workshop Award. Project leaders: Mark Finnane and Sue Trevaskes.

NATIONAL TEACHING AWARDS

Inaugural National Carrick Citation for Australian University Teaching for team teaching (with Susana Eisenchlas) in 2006. The citation was for 'establishing an innovative cross-discipline intercultural communication curriculum that develops critical thinking skills across the Arts degree, to foster understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity.'

CURRENT

Chen-Fu Pai (2017-present) Drug-free Therapeutic Communities in Taiwan: Comparative Case Studies of Identity-change Rehabilitation Programs

Ausma Bernotaite (2019-present) ‘Upholding Legitimacy of the Chinese National DNA Database’.

COMPLETED

Mingyan Hu (2019), ‘Implementing the One-Third Curriculum Policy in Transnational Higher Education Programs in China: A Multiple Case Study of Chinese Host Universities

Teresa Ong Wai See (2019) ‘Language Maintenance in Malaysia: A Case Study of the Chinese Community in Penang’

Wei-Lin Chang (2013) Face and Face Practices in Chinese Talk-in-Interaction: An Empirical Analysis of Business Interactions in Taiwan

Yinghong Yan (2012) Culture Teaching in the Chinese High School Education Context: A Study of Teachers' Attitudes and Beliefs

Adriana Raquel Diaz (2011) Developing a Languaculture Agenda in Australian Higher Education Language Programs

Qinghong Lin (2009) Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China: Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi

Masters of TESOL

Xiaoqian Fu  (2017) ‘Chinese as a LOTE in the Asian Century: A study of students’ attitudes to and practices in Chinese as a LOTE subject in Queensland primary schools’

Books

Authored Books

Trevaskes, S. 2012, The Death Penalty in Contemporary China, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Trevaskes, S. 2010, Policing Serious Crime in China: From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer’, Routledge: London.

Trevaskes, S. 2007, Courts and Criminal Justice in Contemporary China, Lexington Press, Lanham MD.

Edited Books

Sapio, F, Trevaskes, S, Biddulph, S & Nessosi, E.  2017, Justice: The China Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.

Trevaskes, S, Nesossi, E, Sapio, F & Biddulph, S.  2014, The Politics of Law and Stability in China Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK.

Nesossi, E, Biddulph, S, Sapio, F & Trevaskes, S.  2016,  Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China, Routledge,  London and New York.

Liddicoat, A, Eisenchlas, S & Trevaskes, S.  2003, Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education, Language Australia, Melbourne.

Book Chapters

Trevaskes S. (2019) ‘The Death Penalty and Human Rights in China’ in S. Biddulph and J. Rosenzweig (ed). Handbook on Human Rights in China, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 425-443.

Trevaskes, S. (2019) ‘Socialist Law’ in C. Sorace, I. Franceschini & N. Loubere (ed). Afterlives of Chinese Communism: Political Concepts from Mao to Xi , Verso Press and ANU Press , London and Canberra, pp. 242-246.

Trevaskes, S. 2017, 'Weaponising the Rule of Law in China' in F Sapio, S. Trevaskes, E. Nesossi & S.Biddulph (ed.), Justice: the China Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 113–140.

Sapio, F, Trevaskes, S, Nessosi, E & Biddulph, S. 2017, 'The Expression of Justice in China' in F Sapio, S. Trevaskes, E. Nesossi & S. Biddulph (ed.), Justice: the China Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 3–26.

Sapio, F, Trevaskes, S, Nesossi, E & Biddulph, S 2017, 'Of Ceremonial Columns' in F Sapio, S.Trevaskes, E. Nesossi & S.Biddulph (ed.), Justice: the China Experience, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 379–386.

Trevaskes, S & Nesossi, E. 2017, 'Control by Law' in J Golley, L. Jaivin & L.Tomba (ed.), Control: China Story Yearbook 2016, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 42–59.

Nesossi, E & Trevaskes, S.  2016, 'Framing Imprisonment Studies in China: Ideology, Law and Politics' in E Nesossi, S.Biddulph, F. Sapio and S.Trevaskes (ed.), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China, Routledge, London and New York , pp. 133–144.

Trevaskes, S & Nesossi, E 2016, 'The Fog of Law' in G Davies, J. Goldkorn & L. Tomba (ed.), China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 64–85.

Nesossi, E, Biddulph, S, Sapio, F & Trevaskes, S. 2016, 'Deprivation of Liberty under Scrutiny' in E Nesossi, S. Biddulph, F. Sapio and S. Trevaskes (ed.), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 1–20.

Nesossi, E, Biddulph, S, Sapio, F & Trevaskes, S. 2016, 'Opportunities and Challenges for Legislative and Institutional Reform of Detention in China' in E Nesossi, S. Biddulph, F. Sapio and S. Trevaskes (ed.), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China, Routledge, London and New York pp. 162–170

Trevaskes, S. 2016, 'From ‘Killing Many’ to ‘Killing Fewer’' in H. Lu. & B. Liang (ed.), The Death Penalty in China: Policy, Practice, and Reform, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 123–155.

Trevaskes, S & Nesossi, E. 2015, 'The Sword of Discipline and the Dagger of Justice' in G R. Barmé, L. Jaivin and J. Goldkorn (eds.), China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 260–287.

Trevaskes, S. 2014, 'Death Sentencing for Stability and Harmony' in S. Trevaskes, E. Nesossi, F. Sapio & S. Biddulph (ed.), The Politics of Law and Stability in China, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 127–152.

Trevaskes, S, Nesossi, E, Biddulph, S & Sapio, F. 2014, 'Stability and the Law' in S. Trevaskes, E. Nesossi, F. Sapio & S. Biddulph (ed.), The Politics of Law and Stability in China, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK,  pp. 1–18 .

Trevaskes, S, Nesossi, E, Sapio, F & Biddulph, S 2014, 'Framing the Stability Imperative' in S Trevaskes, E. Nesossi, F. Sapio & S. Biddulph (ed.), The Politics of Law and Stability in China, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK , pp. 268–282.

Trevaskes, S. 2013, 'Suspending Death in Chinese Capital Cases: The Road to Reform' in R. Hood, R & Deva, S (ed.), Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics, Public Opinion and Practices, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 221–237.

Trevaskes, S 2013, 'Drug Policy in China' in F. Rahman, & N. Crofts (ed.), Drug Reform in East and Southeast Asia, Lexington Press, Lanham MD, pp. 221–232.

Trevaskes, S & Nesossi, E 2013, 'Under Rule of Law' in G R. Barmé with J Goldkorn (ed.), China Story Yearbook 2013: Civilising China, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 202–229

Trevaskes, S.  2012, 'The Ideology of Law and Order' in G. R. Barmé with J. Goldkorn, C. Cartier and G. Davies (ed.), China Story Yearbook 2012: Red Rising Red Eclipse, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 61–83

Trevaskes, S.  2009, 'Restorative Justice or McJustice with Chinese Characteristics?' in M. Farquhar, (ed.), 21st Century China: Views from Australia,Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambidge, pp. 77–96.

Eisenchlas, S & Trevaskes, S.  2007, 'Intercultural Competence: Examples of Internationalizing the Curriculum through Students' Interactions' in D. Palfreyman, & D. McBride, (ed.), Learning And Teaching Across Cultures In Higher Education, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 177–192

Eisenchlas, E & Trevaskes, S. 2003, 'Internationalisation at Home: Some Principles and Practices' in A Liddicoat, S. Eisenchlas & S. Trevaskes  (ed.), Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education, Language Australia, Melbourne, pp. 87–102

Trevaskes, S, Eisenchlas, S & Liddicoat, A 2003, 'Language, Culture and Literacy in the Internationalisation Process of Higher Education' in A. Liddicoat, S. Eisenchlas & S. Trevaskes  (ed.), Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education, Language Australia, Melbourne, pp. 1–13

Eisenchlas, S, Trevaskes, S & Liddicoat, A 2003, 'Internationalisation: the Slow Move from Rhetoric to Practice in Australian Universities' in A Liddicoat, S. Eisenchlas & S. Trevaskes  (ed.), Australian Perspectives on Internationalising Education, Language Australia, Melbourne, pp. 141–149

Trevaskes, S, Ferman-Castles, T & Yao, Y. 1997, 'Multi-media in the Chinese Classroom: A Chinese Tones Package' in M. McMeniman, & N. Viviani, (ed.), The Role of Technology in the Learning of Foreign Languages, Language Australia, Melbourne, pp. 101–126

Trevaskes, S, Ferman-Castles, T & Yao, Y 1996, 'Using Computer Technology in the Teaching of Chinese Tones: a Multi-media Package' in M. Farquhar, & P. McKay, (ed.), China Connections: Australian Business Needs and University Language Education, The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, Melbourne, pp. 264–272

Refereed Journal Articles

Lin, D & Trevaskes, S.  2019, 'Creating a Virtuous Leviathan – the Party, Law and Socialist Core Values', Asian Journal of Law & Society, vol. 6, no. 1, doi:10.1017/als.2018.41

Hu, M, Eisenchlas S. & Trevaskes, S. 2019, ‘Factors Affecting the Quality of Transnational Higher Education in China: a Qualitative Content Analysis on Chinese Host Universities’ Self-appraisal Reports’, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2019.1591679

Trevaskes, S. 2018, ‘A Law Unto Itself: Chinese Communist Party Leadership and Yifa zhiguo in the Xi Era', Modern China, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 347–373.

Nesossi, E & Trevaskes, S. 2017, 'Procedural Justice and the Fair Trial in Contemporary Chinese Criminal Justice', Brill Research Perspectives in Governance and Public Policy in China, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1–92.

Trevaskes, S. 2017, 'Propagating Justice through Court and Prosecution Work in China', Modern China, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 156–185.

Biddulph, S, Nesossi, E & Trevaskes, S. 2017, 'Criminal Justice Reform in the Xi Jinping Era', China Law and Society Review, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 63–128.

Biddulph, S, Nesossi, E & Trevaskes, S. 2017, 'Detention and Its Reforms in the PRC', China Law and Society Review, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1–62.

Trevaskes, S. 2016, 'Using Mao to Package Criminal Justice Discourse in 21st-century China', The China Quarterly, pp. 299–318.

Trevaskes, S. 2016, 'Creative Death Penalty Reform in China: The Case of Drug Transportation', Law and Policy, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 143–161.

Bull, M, Denham, G, Trevaskes, S & Coomber, R. 2016, 'From Punishment to Pragmatism: Sharing the Burden of Reducing Drug-Related Harm', The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 300–316.

Coomber, R, Bull, M. & Trevaskes, S. (2016) ‘Feifa dupin shichang yanjiu’ Yunnan jingguan xueyuanbao [Yunnan Police College Journal] vol 4 no.2 , pp. 17-19.

Trevaskes, S. 2015, 'Lenient Death Sentencing and the ‘Cash for Clemency’ Debate', The China Journal, pp. 38–53.

Trevaskes, S. 2013, 'China’s Death Penalty: The Supreme People’s Court, The Suspended Death Sentence and the Politics of Penal Reform', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 482–499.

Trevaskes, S. 2013, 'Rationalizing Stability Preservation Through Mao’s Not So Invisible Hand', Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 51–77.

Trevaskes, S. 2011, 'Political Ideology, the Party, and Politicking: Justice System Reform in China', Modern China, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 315–344.

Trevaskes, S. 2010, 'The Shifting Sands of Punishment in China in The Era of Harmonious Society', Law and Policy, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 322–361.

Trevaskes, S. 2008, ‘The Death Penalty in China today: Kill fewer, Kill Cautiously', Asian Survey, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 393–413.

Trevaskes, S. 2008, 'The Public/Private Security Nexus in China', Social Justice, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 38–55.

Eisenchlas, S & Trevaskes, S. 2007, 'Developing Intercultural Communication Skills Through Intergroup Interaction', Intercultural Education, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 413–425.

Trevaskes, S. 2007, 'Severe and Swift Justice in China', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 23–41.

Trevaskes, S. 2004, 'Propaganda Work in Chinese Courts: Public Trials and Sentencing Rallies as Sites of Expressive Punishment and Public Education in the People’s Republic of China', Punishment and Society, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 5–21.

Trevaskes, S. 2003, '‘Yanda 2001’: Form and Strategy in a Chinese Anti-Crime Campaign', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 272–292.

Trevaskes, S. 2003, 'Public Sentencing Rallies In China: The Symbolizing of Punishment and Justice in a Socialist State', Crime, Law and Social Change, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 359–382

Trevaskes, S & Farquhar, M. 2003, 'Case Law on Tigers, Pandas and Bears: A ‘Grassroots’ Perspective on Wildlife Protection Law in the PRC', Asia Pacific Law Review, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 135–156.

Eisenchlas, S & Trevaskes, S. 2003, 'Creating Cultural Spaces in the Australian University Setting', Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 84–100.

Eisenchlas, S. 2003, 'Teaching Intercultural Communication in the University Setting: An Australian Perspective', Intercultural Education , vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 397–408.

Trevaskes, S. 2003, 'Courts on the Campaign Path: Criminal Court Work in China’s ‘Yanda 2001’ Anti-Crime Campaign', Asian Survey, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 673–693.

Trevaskes, S. 2002, 'People's Justice and Injustice: Courts and The Redressing of Cultural Revolution Cases', China Information, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 1–27.