Our People

With a large and growing number of scholars focusing on contemporary China, the 21st Century China Center has become an important center of policy research, education and outreach on contemporary China in the U.S. The expertise of the center’s core faculty is supplemented by a range of scholars who specialize in Chinese history, language, as well as social scientists who carry out important research on China in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and other units at UC San Diego.

The center is a true global society of scholars, staff and community partners dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research. Meet the Affiliated Scholars, Visiting Scholars, Advisory Council Members and Staff.

  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Director, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
    Associate Professor, GPS, UC San Diego

  • Karl Gerth

    Karl Gerth

    Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Professor of History, UC San Diego

  • Lei Guang

    Lei Guang

    Director, 21st Century China Center, GPS, UC San Diego
    Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University

  • Ruixue Jia

    Ruixue Jia

    Assistant Professor of Economics, GPS, UC San Diego

  • Ping-hui Liao

    Ping-hui Liao

    Professor of Literary and Critical Studies and Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies, UC San Diego

  • Richard Madsen

    Richard Madsen

    Director, Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China
    Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego

  • David Michael

    David Michael

    Professor of Practice, GPS, UC San Diego
  • Barry Naughton

    Barry Naughton

    Sokwanlok Professor of Chinese International Affairs, GPS, UC San Diego

  • Kwai Ng

    Kwai Ng

    Associate Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego

  • Paul Pickowicz

    Paul Pickowicz

    Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies and Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History, UC San Diego

  • Margaret Roberts

    Margaret Roberts

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

  • Kuiyi Shen

    Kuiyi Shen

    Director, Chinese Studies Program
    Professor of Art History, UC San Diego

  • Victor Shih

    Victor Shih

    Associate Professor of Political Science, GPS, UC San Diego

  • Susan Shirk

    Susan Shirk

    Chair, 21st Century China Center, GPS, UC San Diego
    Research Professor, GPS, UC San Diego
  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor, GPS, UC San Diego
  • Yiqing Xu

    Yiqing Xu

    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Yingjin Zhang

    Yingjin Zhang

    Distinguished Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Chair, Department of Literature, UC San Diego

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