Michael Rank graduated in 1972 from Downing College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge in Chinese studies. He also pursued studies in Peking University and Fudan University in Shanghai from 1974 to 1976. He was a journalist in China in the early 1980s, and visited Tibet in 1983.
Based in London, he was Reuters correspondent of in Beijing. He visited the city of Rajin in North Korea in 2010.
He has published articles in "The Guardian", "Asia Times Online", "BBC Wildlife", and 'North Korea Economy Watch'.
He is now a translator from Chinese to English, and a freelance journalist. He is presently translating a novel for a Chinese publisher. His interest in the birds led him to study biography on Frank Ludlow and on the history of English School of Gyantse. One of his articles on this subject was published by the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.
He has published three articles in the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
3 External links,
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Michael Rank, King Arthur comes to Tibet: Frank Ludlow and the English school in Gyantse, 1923-26, Namgyal Bulletin of Tibetology, 2004,
Michael Rank, Frank Ludlow and the English School in Tibet 1923-1926, Volume 34, number 1 Asian Affairs, Royal Society for Asian Affairs, 2003,
Axel Bräunlich & Michael Rank, "Notes on the occurrence of the Corncrake (Crex crex) in Asia and in the Pacific region", In Schäffer, n.; Mammen, U (PDF). Proceedings International Workshop 1998 Corncrake. Hilpoltstein, Germany. 2001,
^ Michael Rank, The Ponghwa behind Pyongyang's throne, "Asia Times Online", January 12, 2012.,
^ BBC Wildlife: Volume 16, 1998. Michael Rank (China specialist) - "Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe",
^ Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, The Guardian, April 3, 2010.,
^ Michael Rank, site of the "Royal Society for Asian Affairs",
^ Ludlow Collection: ' Tibet, 1923-26'., site of the 'British Library',
^ Lecturers and Authors, site of the "Royal Society for Asian Affairs"
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