Joseph Fewsmith

GCI Core Faculty, Professor of International Relations & Political Science, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

BA, Northwestern University
MA, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Chicago
Room 401, 156 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-6344

Joseph Fewsmith is Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Boston University Pardee School. He is the author or editor of eight books, including, most recently, The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China (January 2013). Other works include China since Tiananmen (2nd edition, 2008) and China Today, China Tomorrow (2010). Other books include Elite Politics in Contemporary China (2001), The Dilemmas of Reform in China: Political Conflict and Economic Debate (1994), and Party, State, and Local Elites in Republican China: Merchant Organizations and Politics in Shanghai, 1890-1930 (1985). He is one of the seven regular contributors to the China Leadership Monitor, a quarterly web publication analyzing current developments in China.

Fewsmith travels to China regularly and is active in the Association for Asian Studies and the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in such journals as Asian SurveyComparative Studies in Society and HistoryThe China JournalThe China QuarterlyCurrent HistoryThe Journal of Contemporary ChinaProblems of Communism, and Modern China. He is an associate of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies at Harvard University and the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University.

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