Martin Albrow FAcSS is founding and past Honorary President of the Global China Academy (2012–2021), UK; non-resident Senior Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Studies ‘Law as Culture’, Bonn University, Germany. He became Emeritus Professor at the University of Wales in 1989 and has held senior visiting positions at various institutions across the world. He is a former President of the British Sociological Association. He was editor of the journal Sociology and founding editor of International Sociology. His The Global Age: State and Society beyond Modernity (1996) won the European Amalfi Prize in 1997. Other books include Bureaucracy (1970), Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory (1990), Globalization, Knowledge and Society (1990, ed. with E. King), the first book with the keyword ‘globalization’ in the title (book reviewed by Roland Robertson, Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan. 1992), Do Organizations Have Feelings? (1997), Sociology: The Basics (1999), Global Civil Society (co-editor) in 2006/7, 2007/8 and 2011, Global Age Essays on Social and Cultural Change (2014) and China’s Role in a Shared Human Future: Towards Theory for Global Leadership (2018).