Fewsmith’s “Mao’s Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings: Volume IX & X” Published
Mao’s Road to Power consists of translations of Mao Zedong’s writings from 1912 to 1949; this final volume in the series, Volume 10, covers the period from the Chinese Communist Party’s Strategic Offense during the Civil War to the Establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
Pardee School Faculty Explore Trends in Global Democracy and Democratic Decline
In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
Fewsmith Expounds Findings of “Rethinking Chinese Politics“
Up until a couple of years ago, most observers viewed the Chinese political system as institutionalized; party leaders would serve two terms and another party leader who had been named at the previous party congress would take their place. Professor Fewsmith breaks from this notion and explains Xi Jinping’s political maneuvering.
Year In Review: 2022 Highlights from the Pardee School
In 2022, the Pardee School went through numerous big changes, welcomed new members to our community, and set the stage for a period of substantial progress as we approach our second decade as stewards of global studies education at BU. As the New Year approaches, we want to highlight some of the biggest stories and moments from the year.
Fewsmith Cited on Evolution of Elite Chinese Politics
Many have considered institutionalization as the key to China’s political stability at the elite level since the 1980s. However, Professor Fewsmith believes otherwise.
Fewsmith and Ye Interviewed on Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
What will be the fallout of House Speaker Pelosi’s controversial visit to China-claimed Taiwan? Professors Fewsmith and Ye agree that the visit will put the U.S. in a precarious position and strain an already complicated relationship with China.
Need a Summer Read? Check Out the Latest Books from Pardee School Faculty
If you are looking for an enlightening and insightful book on international affairs, immigration, global economics, social movements in Arab societies, or China, consider picking up a piece published in the past year by our illustrious faculty.
Fewsmith Discusses “Forging Leninism in China” on New Books Network Podcast
Professor Fewsmith’s book is a re-examination of the events of the Chinese revolution and the transformation of the Chinese Communist Party from the years 1927 to 1934. Describing the transformation of the party as “the forging of Leninism,” Fewsmith offers a clear analysis of the development of the party.
Fewsmith Offers Insights into Xi Jinping’s Influential Inner Circle
Professor Fewsmith provided insights into the inner workings of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), what true power means in China, and who wields it.
Fewsmith Publishes “Forging Leninism in China“
Professor Fewsmith demonstrates how the Chinese Communist Party reshaped itself to become far more violent, more hierarchical, and more militarized during the Chinese revolution and ensuing CCP transformation from 1927 to 1934.
Fewsmith Offers Insights into Power Consolidation in Chinese Government
Professor Fewsmith notes that as corruption set in throughout the machinery of CCP rule, Xi chose to take advantage of this trend by launching a much-touted campaign against corruption whose real goal was to consolidate his own power.
Fewsmith Testifies Before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Professor Fewsmith addressed Committee questions concerning the Chinese political system, Xi Jinping’s intentions for the forthcoming Party Congress, as well as the degree to which Chinese politics has been institutionalized and factionalized.
Fewsmith and Shifrinson Comment on U.S. Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
The two Pardee School professors offer insights on the justification for the U.S. boycott, how it might impact China’s human rights policies, and what more can be done to assist the victims of China’s abuses.
Fewsmith Offers Thoughts on CCP’s 6th Plenum During Hoover Institution Panel
Professor Fewsmith joined fellow experts in unpacking the significance of the 6th Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress and what lies ahead for Xi Jinping and China.
Fewsmith Offers Insights From Latest Book in CLM Interview
From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, Professor Fewsmith breaks down the political power structure in China and how power in China cannot be passed from one leader to another institutionally; it is necessary for each leader to build his own support.
Fewsmith Delivers Lecture Outlining Findings of His New Book
During a CSA hosted lecture, Professor Fewsmith discussed how people gain positions and consolidate power in Chinese politics and tracks the rise of President Xi Jinping.
Fewsmith Explores Worldview of China’s Leading Party Theorist
Professor Fewsmith joins fellow scholars to discuss Wáng Hùníng and his background and rise to prominence in the Chinese government, as well as his views on American society and government.
Pardee Center Hosts Book Talk on “China’s Civilian Army“
Author Peter Martin joins a panel of Pardee School Professors to discuss his book, which tells the story of China’s transformation from an isolated and impoverished communist state to a global superpower from the perspective of its diplomats.
CSA Hosts Town Hall Exploring Trends in the U.S-China Relationship
Pardee School Professors Berger, Fewsmith, and Ye came together for a discussion on security, political, and economic trends in the U.S-China relationship as well as what the future holds for the two superpowers.
Fewsmith Publishes Article on China’s Balances, Norms, and Institutions
“A close look at the four leaders of China since 1978 reveal that institutions have remained weak. Of much greater importance have been balances that reflect the informal distribution of power and norms that express agreed-upon Party procedures.”