Yidong Gong is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at New College of Florida, a national public liberal arts college with a distinctive academic program that emphasizes narrative evaluations, individualized majors & tutorials, and independent study projects. He works at the intersections of medical anthropology, global health, African Studies, and China Studies. He had worked as a bilingual journalist/editor and a foreign correspondent before getting his PhD from Duke University. He studies how medical expertise and ethics influence biopolitics in transnational healthcare, particularly their convergence and friction in Africa. His current book project examines China’s long-standing medical programs in South Sudan, which offer an alternative to the widely accepted values of medical humanitarianism in places marked by “crisis” or “conflict”. His research has been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, American Council of Learned Societies, etc. He is a fellow of Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies.