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Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei

Professor of Gov’t at Claremont McKenna College & Author, China’s Trapped Transition

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and the Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies. Formerly a Senior Associate and Director of the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, his research focuses on democratization in developing countries, economic reform and governance in China, and U.S.-China relations. He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union and China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy. Pei’s research has been published in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Modern China, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy and many edited books. His op-eds have appeared in the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other major newspapers. Dr. Pei received his MA and PhD in political science from Harvard University.

More About Minxin Pei

Katy Walman interviews Minxin Pei, Slate March 7, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

China’s long march toward global integration remains unfinished.

Monday, February 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Ever since the Arab Spring brought down long-ruling dictatorships in the Middle East, the party’s propaganda machine has spared no effort in portraying the events in the region in the most negative light. The overthrow of the Assad regime, especially should it happen as a result of Security Council action, would inspire the pro-democracy opposition — in Beijing and in Moscow.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

To understand China’s new role on the world stage, it helps to rethink several misconceptions that dominate Western thinking.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pei’s speech for the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Monday, June 1, 2009

China’s economic revolution is unleashing powerful social forces that will make maintaining a one-party state more tenuous.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, August 1, 2009