Emeritus professor Manying Ip 叶宋曼瑛 CNZM came to New Zealand in 1974 from Hong Kong.
With her strong classical Chinese education at home and colonial English education at school, she grew up sharply aware of the challenges of being cross-cultural.
She is Emeritus Professor in Asian Studies at Auckland University and the author of several critically acclaimed books on Chinese in New Zealand. Manying Ip is often sought for her comments on issues related to Chinese overseas, ethnicity, changes in immigration trends, racism and so on.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for her research expertise. She was awarded an ONZM in 1997 for her services to the Chinese community and was made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit ( CNZM) in 2018.
She has authored eight books and more than 30 articles.