Rana Mitter recognised for his work on China in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Director of the University of Oxford China Centre, Rana Mitter, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to education. Prof Mitter’s research focuses on the political and cultural history of China, including past and present Chinese policy.

On hearing the news, Prof Mitter responded: ‘China is becoming increasingly important in the public life of the UK. It’s been immensely fulfilling to help bring the work of the Oxford’s China Studies community to a wider audience through the China Centre and other forms of engagement. I’m honoured to have been awarded an OBE for my part in that process.’

Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, and a Fellow of St Cross College.

Oxford academics recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours