Curriculum Vitae



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Cambridge, MA 02138


John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Daewoo Professor of International Affairs
Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia
Faculty Chair, China Programs

Other Appointments

Chair, Board of Trustees, China Medical Board (2015-)
Committee Member, Harvard Council on Asian Studies (2014-)
Board Member, National Committee on US-China Relations (2014-)
Board Member, AMC Entertainment Inc (2012-)
Steering Committee Member, Harvard South Asia Initiative (2012-)
Trustee, Kennedy Memorial Trust (2010-)
Steering Committee Member, Harvard Global Equity Initiative (2009-)
Steering Committee Member, Harvard China Fund (2006-)
Trustee, International Bridges to Justice (2000-)
Steering Committee Member, Harvard University Asia Center (1999-)
Executive Committee Member, Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies (1999-)
Steering Committee Member, China Public Policy Award Competition (1998-)


      • Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, University of Leiden, April 1986. Supervisor, Prof. E. Zürcher. Title, Reform in Post-Mao China: A Study of the Civilian Science and Technology Sector, pp. 341.
      • M.Sc. (Econ.) in Politics with special reference to China, September 1978.
      • B.A. (Hons.) in Politics and Geography, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, July 1975.
      • Chinese Language Certificate, Beijing Languages Institute, January 1977.
      • Jinxiuzheng in Contemporary Chinese History, Nanjing University, August 1977.


      • Faculty Chair – The Harvard Kennedy School Asia Energy Leaders Program. This program is designed to analyze emerging trends in energy technology, policy, and markets. The executive programs are designed for one to four weeks, during which participants engage in site visits with leading U.S. technology companies, discussions with energy regulators at the federal and state levels, and targeted sessions with the most innovative leaders in energy finance.
      • Faculty Chair – Indonesia Executive Education Program. This program is designed for senior Indonesian policymakers and leaders that are delivered at Harvard Kennedy School and in Indonesia. The program also include visits to U.S. cities other than Cambridge to provide participants with opportunities to expand their professional networks and to visit sites of successful government innovations. 2011-
      • Faculty Chair – China’s Leaders in Development Program. Designed and taught in an 11-week training program for 60 local government officials from China. In collaboration with School of Public Policy, Tsinghua University and the Development Research Center of the State Council. 2002-present
      • Faculty Chair – Shanghai Executive Management Program. This program aims to provide senior officials in Shanghai municipal government agencies with perspectives on strategy, leadership, management of service delivery, urban planning and development, crisis management, and social policy, as practiced in the United States and other countries. Officials attend two weeks of intensive classes at HKS and visit government agencies around the country. 2009-present
      • Faculty Chair – Beijing Executive Public Management Training Program. This program aims to provide senior government officials in Beijing Municipal City government with perspectives on strategy, leadership, management of service delivery, urban planning and development, crisis management, and social policy, as practiced in the United States and other countries. Officials spend three weeks in intensive classes at the Harvard Kennedy School, probing similarities and contrasts with city management practices in China. With Harvard faculty, they also explore the multiple challenges of rapid urban development and the increasing visibility of their city on the international stage, including hosting the summer Olympic Games in 2008. 2004-2008
      • Faculty Chair – AIDS Public Policy Training Program. This program trained government officials in Asia to aggressively confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Program had held training courses on AIDS to senior level government officials both in China and Vietnam. 2004-2007
      • Organizer of workshops on “The Development of Civil Society in China”, Harvard Kennedy School, January 2011.
      • Organizer international workshop on ‘Financial Sector Reform in China’, Kennedy School of Government, September 2001.
      • Organizer ‘China’s Economic Development’ with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Kennedy School of Government, December 2002.
      • June 2001 co-organizer of the international workshop ‘Mapping the Local State in China’ held in UCLA, USA.
      • January 1990 organizer of the international conference ’New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution' held in Leiden and Amsterdam.
      • May 1993 co-organizer of the international conference ’New Perspectives on State Socialism in China’ held in Colorado College, USA.


      • Board Members, China Medical Board (2006-2014)
      • July 2005 - July 2008. Director, Harvard Asia Center.
      • July 1994 - July 1999. Resident Representative for the Ford Foundation, China Office.
      • Ending July 1999. Country Representative for China, the International Institute of Asian Studies, the Netherlands.
      • Ending July 1999. Senior Research Fellow, the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam.
      • Ending September 1998. Professor with Reference to the Politics and Administration of Contemporary China, Sinologisch Instituut, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
      • June 1982 - May 1990. Associate Professor, Sinologisch Instituut, University of Leiden.
      • April 1980 - May 1982. Lecturer in the School of Government, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic.
      • September 1978 - March 1980. Temporary Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


      • Named as one of 50 people shaping U.S.-China relations by Foreign Policy's Pacific Power Index (2014)
      • The Marginalia Silver Award, People’s Republic of China, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government (2014)
      • Chang Jiang Scholar, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China at Tsinghua University (2006-2009)
      • September 92 - June 93. Visiting Fellow, International Studies and Overseas Program, University of California, Los Angeles.
      • Dec. 87 - July 90. Visiting Fellow, Fairbank Center, Harvard University (in residence Dec. 87-Jan. 88; July 88-Feb. 89)
      • Awarded a Commonwealth Research Fellowship for 1978-1981, not taken up because of being offered the job at Newcastle.
      • British Council Reciprocal Scholarship with the PRC 1976-1977.
      • 1989-93 grant to acquire materials on the Chinese People's Movement of 1989; this was later broadened to include the collection of materials on social movements in Hong Kong, the ROC, the PRC and Singapore.
      • 1984-86 grant to study the development of Chinese science policy awarded by the Dutch Ministry of Education and Sciences.
      • 1988-91 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington for a research project on pre-1949 CCP history.


1) State-Society Relations in the People’s Republic of China Post-1949. Brill, May, 2016.

2) Chinese Village, Global Market: New Collectives and Rural Development. Palgrave, 2012, 215 pp. With Biliang Hu.

3) The Governance and Politics of China. Palgrave, 2011, 428 pp., third fully revised edition. Second edition, 2004, 383 pp. First edition, 2001, 350 pp.

4) Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, 2010. 110 pp.; Indonesian translation Indonesia Menentukan Nasib. Kompas Gramedia Group, 2010.

5) Providing Public Goods in Transitional China. Palgrave, 2008, 236 pp.

6) The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party. M. E. Sharpe, 1996, 1431 pp. With a contribution by Benjamin Yang.

7) Revolutionary Discourse in Mao's Republic. Harvard University Press, 1994, 403 pp. With David E. Apter.

8) AIDS and Social Policy in China. Asia Center, Harvard University 2006, 267 pp. Editor with J. Kaufman and A. Kleinman.

9) Financial Sector Reform in China. Asia Center, Harvard University, 2005, 250 pp. Edited volume with Yasheng Huang and Edward Steinfeld.

10) New Perspectives on State Socialism in China. M. E. Sharpe, 1997, p. 407. Edited with Timothy C. Cheek.

11) The Bloodshed of the Peking-Hankou Workers. Translation of the book by Luo Zhanglong with an introductory essay. M. E. Sharpe, in press. 1992 Typescript 298 pp.

12) The Origins of the First United Front in China: The Role of Sneevliet (Alias Maring). E. J. Brill, 1991. Two volumes, 941 pp.

13) Communist and Post-Communist Political Systems. An Introduction. Macmillan Press, 1990. 357 pp. American edition St.Martin's Press. With Stephen White, John Gardner and George Schöpflin.

14) China's Science Policy in the 80s. University of Manchester Press, 1989. 186 pp. American edition, Humanities Press.

15) Henk Sneevliet: een biographie politique. Paris: La Breche, 1988. 180 pp. With F. Tichelman and W. Bot.

16) Wetenschaps- en Technologiebeleid in de Volksrepubliek China en De Nederlands-Chinese Wetenschappelijke Samenwerking (Science and Technology Policy in the People's Republic of China and Dutch-Chinese Scientific Cooperation). Report prepared for the Dutch Ministry of Education and Sciences, 1986. 326 pp.

17) China: Politics and Government. Macmillan Press: Basingstoke, 1981, reprinted 1985 and 1987. 265 pp. + xiii. American Edition, St. Martin's Press.

18) Chinese Local Newspapers at S.O.A.S. Contemporary China Institute Research Notes and Studies Series: London, 1979. 83 pp. + iii. With D. S. G. Goodman.

Edited Volumes

1) Political Governance in China, Edward Elgar Publishing. 2015. 768 pp. Editor.

2) Philanthropy for Health in China. Indiana University Press. 2014, 302 pp. Edited with Jennifer Ryan and Lincoln C. Chen.

3) China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies. World Bank Publications. 2008, 213 pp. Editor with Shahid Yusuf.

4) Editor with Nancy Hearst of Li Rui’s An Initial Study of Mao Zedong’s Erroneous “Left” Thinking in his later Years in Chinese Law and Government, July-August 1996, pp. 1-88 and Lessons from the Lushan Plenum in Chinese Law and Government, September-October 1996, pp. 1-96.

5) New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution. M. E. Sharpe, 1995, 414 pp. Editor with Hans van de Ven.

6) China's Modernisation. Westernisation and Acculturation. Steiner, 1993. Editor with Kurt Werner Radtke, 196 pp.

7) The Reform Decade in China: From Hope to Dismay. Kegan Paul International, 1992. 239 pp. Editor with Marta Dassu. Edizione Associati has published an Italian translation of this book.

8) Editor with Timothy Cheek of A Guide to Material on the Chinese Communist Movement (Zhang Zhuhong's Historiography of China's Modern Revolutionary History). Published in China's Studies in History, summer 1990 and spring 1991, pp. 1-94 and 1-87 respectively and Chinese Sociology and Anthropology, spring-summer 1990, pp.1-158.

9) The Chinese People's Movement. Perspectives on Spring 1989. M. E. Sharpe, 1990. 207 pp. Editor.

10) Hemelse Vrede. De Lente van Peking (Heavenly Peace. The Beijing Spring). Balans, 1989. 148 pp. With Vincent Mentzel and Frenk van der Linden.


1)    Saich, Anthony. "Controlling Political Communication and Civil Society under Xi Jinping." Merics Papers on China No. 1 (June 2016): 22-25.

2)    Saich, Anthony. "The National People's Congress: Functions and Membership." Ash Center Policy Brief, November 2015  

3)    Saich, Tony. “China’s Domestic Governing Capacity: Prospects and Challenges.” Assessing China’s Power, Ed. Jae Ho Chung. Palgrave, Oct 2015

4)    Saich, Anthony. "Reflections on a Survey of Global Perceptions of International Leaders and World Powers." Ash Center Occasional Papers Series, December 2014.

5)    Saich, Anthony. "Collection under Uncertainty: The Creation of the Chinese People's Movement Archive." A Usable Collection, Essays in honour of Jaap Kloosterman on collecting social history. Ed. Aad Blok, Jan Lucassen and Huub Sanders. Amsterdam University Press, 2014, 418-425. 

6)    Saich, Tony .  Lincoln C. Chen, Jennifer Ryan. “Introduction: Philanthropy for Health in China: Distinctive Roots and Future Prospects.” Philanthropy for Health in China, Ed. Jennifer Ryan, Lincoln C. Chen & Tony Saich. Indiana University Press. 2014, 1-15.

7)    Saich, Anthony. "Reforming China's Monopolies." Ash Center Occasional Papers Series, August 2013.

8)    Hearst, Nancy, Tony Saich. The Chinese Communist Party to 1949.” Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies. Ed. Tim Wright. (Forthcoming, Spring 2013).

9)    Saich, Tony. “Political Representation in China.”  Rutledge Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics, Ed. Christopher Ogden.  January, 2013. 

10) Saich, Tony. “The Quality of Governance in China: The Citizens’ View.”  CDDR Working Papers, (Center on Democracy, Development, and The Rule of Law, Stanford). No. 129 April 2013

11) Saich, Tony. “China, the USA and Asia’s Future.”Paper prepared for Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government Kansai Keizai Doyukai Program Annual Conference. November, 2012. 

12) Saich, Tony. “Chinese Communist Party.” The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics (Volume 1). Ed. Joel Krieger. Oxford University Press. 2012, 170-172.

13) Saich, Tony. “Tiananmen Square.” The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics. (Volume 2). Ed. Joel Krieger. Oxford University Press. 2012, 442-443

14) Saich, Tony. Developing Social Citizenship? A Case Study of Education and Health

Services in Yantian Village, Guangdong, paper presented in 2011 Association for Asia Study Conference, March 2011. 

15) Saich, Tony. “Citizen Satisfaction with Government Performance: Public Opinion in Rural and Urban China.”  Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience: The Quest for an Adequate Life, Ed. Everett Zhang, A. Kleinman, and Tu Weiming. Riytkedge.  2011, 199-214.

16) Kleinman, Arthur M., Barry R. Bloom, Anthony Saich, Katherine A. Mason, and Felicity Aulino. "Asian Flus in Ethnographic and Political Context: A Biosocial Approach." Anthropology & Medicine 15.1 (April 2008): 1-5. 

17) Kleinman, Arthur M., Barry R. Bloom, Anthony Saich, Katherine A. Mason, and Felicity Aulino. "Avian and Pandemic Influenza: A Biosocial Approach." Journal of Infectious Diseases 197 (February 15, 2008): S1-S3.

18) Saich, Tony. ‘The Changing Role of Urban Local Government,’ China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies. Ed. Shahid Yusuf, and Anthony Saich. World Bank Publications. 2008: 181-206

19) Saich, Tony . and X. Yang. “Selecting Within the Rules: Recent Experimentation with Township Elections.” Grass-roots Democracy in India and China. Ed. R. Baum. 93-121 

20) Saich, Anthony. “Citizens’ Perception on Governance in Rural and Urban China.” Journal of Chinese Political Science 12.1 (Spring 2007):1-28. 

21) Saich, Tony. “China in 2006: Focus on Social Development.” Asian Survey 47.1 (Feb 2007): 32-43.

22) Saich, Tony. “China in 2005: Hu’s in Charge.” Asian Survey 46.1 (Feb 2006): 37-46.

23) Saich, Anthony. “Introduction: Social Policy and HIV/AIDS in China.” AIDS and Social Policy in China. Ed. J. Kaufman, A. Kleiman, and Anthony Saich. Harvard University Press, 2006, 3-14.

24) Saich, Tony. “Social Policy Development in the Era of Economic Reform.” AIDS and Social Policy in China. Ed. J. Kaufman, A. Kleiman, and Anthony Saich. Harvard University Press, 2006, 15-46.

25) Saich, Tony. “Social Trends in China: Implications for the People’s Liberation Army.” Civil Military Relations in Today’s China: Swimming in a New Sea. Ed. D. Finkelstein and K. Gunness. M.E. Sharpe, 2006, 3-25.

26) Saich, Tony. “Development and Choice.” Asia’s Giants: Comparing China and India. Ed. E. Friedman and B. Gilley. Palgrave, 2005, 227-42.

27) Saich, Tony and Joan Kaufman. “Financial Reform, Poverty, and the Impact on the Reproductive Health Provision: Evidence from Three Rural Townships” Financial Sector Reform in China. Ed. Y. Huang, A. Saich, and E. Steinfeld. Harvard University Press, 2005, 187-212. 

28) Saich, Tony, Y. Huang and E. Steinfeld. “Introduction.” Financial Sector Reform in China. Ed. Y. Huang, A. Saich, and E. Steinfeld. Harvard University Press, 2005, 1-18.

29) Saich, Tony. “SARS: China’s Chernobyl or Much Ado About Nothing.” SARS in China. Ed. A. Kleiman and A. Watson. Stanford University Press, 2005, 30pp. 

30) Saich, Anthony. “China’s New Social Challenges and the Provision of Social Welfare.” Diaspora Philanthropy: Comparative Analysis of China and India. Ed. L. Chen and P. Geithner. 2004, 33pp. 

31) Saich, Anthony. “Naissance d’une Societe Civile aux Couleurs de la Chine? Esprit February 2004:162-70.

32) Saich, Tony. “Enhancing Economic Security in Transition: Pluralism in Service Delivery.” Infocus Programme on Socio-Economic Security: International Labor Organization Working Paper Series, May 2003. 

33) Saich, Tony and X. Yang. “Innovation in China’s Local Governance: Open Recommendation and Selection.” Pacific Affairs 76.2 (Summer 2003): 185-208.

34) Saich, Tony. “Reform and the Role of the State in China.” Asian Politics in Development. Ed. R. Benewick, M. Blecher, and S. Cook. Frank Cass, 2003, 25pp. 

35) Saich, Tony. “The State and Welfare in China.” Reflections on Asia. Ed. A. Lavagnino, C. Molteni, and F. Montessoro. FrancoAngeli, 2003, 189-200.

36) Saich, Tony and X. Yang. “Township Elections in China: Extending Democracy or Institutional Innovation.” China Report 39.4 (Oct-Dec 2003): 477-497. 

37) Saich, Tony. “The Blind Man and the Elephant: Analysing the Local State in China.” On the Roots of Growth and Crisis: Capitalism, State and Society in East Asia. Ed. L. Tomba. Annale Feltinelli, 2002, 75-99. 

38) Saich, Tony. “China as a Member of the WTO: Some Political and Social Questions.” Harvard Asia Pacific Review (Spring 2002): 10-15. 

39) Saich, Tony. “China on the Threshold of a Market Economy.” Storia dell’economia mondiale. Ed. Valerio Castronova. 2002, 30pp. 

40) Saich, Tony. “China’s New Leadership: the Challenges to the Politics of Muddling Through.” Current History (September 2002): 250-56. 

41) Saich, Tony. “China’s WTO Gamble.” Harvard Asia Pacific Review (Spring 2002): 10-15.

42) Saich, Tony. “Social Welfare Provision and Economic Transition: Pluralism and Integration of Service Delivery.” Infocus Programme on Socio-Economic Security: International Labor Organization Working Paper Series, 2002.

43) Saich, Tony. “Negotiating the State: The Development of Social Organization in China.” The China Quarterly (March 2000): 124-41. Significantly revised version to be published in L. Dittmer (ed.).

44) Saich, Tony. “Globalization, Governance, and the Authoritarian Westphalian State: The Case of China.” Globalization and Governance. Ed. J. Nye and R. Keohane. Brookings, 2000, 208-28.

45) Saich, Tony. “Uncertain Legacies of Revolution.” New Perspectives on State Socialism. Ed. Cheek and Saich. M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1997, 303-20.

46) Saich, Tony. “The Historical Origins of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.” China Information 11 2-3 (1996-1997): 21-35.

47) Saich, Tony, and Nancy Hearst. “Newly Available Sources on CCP History from the People’s Republic of China.” New Perspectives on State Socialism in China. Ed. Cheek and Saich, 1997, 323-38.

48) Saich, Tony. “The Chinese Communist Party during the Era of the Comintern (1919-1943).” Written in 1990n for a planned book on the history of Comintern in The Role of Comintern. Ed. J. Rojahn that never materialized. 

49) Saich, Tony. “China's Political Structure.” China in the 1990s. Ed.Robert Benewick and Paul Wingrove. Macmillan Press, 1995, 34-50.   

50) Saich, Tony. “Writing or Rewriting History? The Construction of the Maoist Resolution on Party History.” New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution. Ed. Tony Saich and Hans van de Ven. M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1995, 299-338.

51) Saich, Tony. “Contemporary China Studies in Northern Europe.” Asian Research Trends 4 (1994): 115-128.

52) Saich, Tony. “Discos and Dictatorship: Party-State and Society Relations in the People's Republic of China.” Popular Protest and Political Culture in Modern China. Ed. Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom and Elizabeth J. Perry. Westview, 1994, 246-68. 

53) Saich, Tony. “Introduction: The Chinese Communist Party and the Anti-Japanese War Base Areas.” The China Quarterly 140 (1994): 1000-1006.

54) Saich, Tony. “The Search for Civil Society and Democracy in China.” Current History (September 1994): 260-264.

55) Saich, Tony. “`Where Does Correct Party History Come From?” Norms and the State in China. Ed. Chun-Chieh Huang and Erik Zurcher. E. J. Brill, 1993, 296-336.

56) Saich, Tony. “The Fourteenth Party Congress: A Program for Authoritarian Rule.” The China Quarterly 132 (1992): 1124-42.

57) Saich, Tony. “From Marxism to Authoritarianism: Peaceful Evolution With Chinese Characteristics.” China Briefing 1992. Ed. William Joseph. Westview Press, 1992, 9-34. 

58) Saich, Tony. “The Reform Decade in China: The Limits to Revolution From Above." The Reform Decade in China. Ed. Marta Dassu and Anthony Saich. 1-73.

59) Saich, Tony. “Urban Society in China.” Asian Societies in Comparative Perspective. Ed. Olle Tornquist and Karl Reinhold Haellquist. Nordic Proceedings in Asian Studies 2, 1991, 558-99.

60) Saich, Tony. “The Rise and Fall of the Beijing People's Movement.” Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs 24 (July 1990): 181-208. Republished: The Pro-Democracy Protests in China. Reports from the Provinces. Ed. Jonathan Unger. M.E. Sharpe, 1991, 8-34.

61) Saich, Tony. “The Future of China.” Pacific Review 2:4. (1990): 351-57.

62) Saich, Tony. “Death of a Peaceful Revolution.” Government and Opposition 25.1 (1990): 34-47. An earlier version of this was published in V.Mentzel, T.Saich, F van der Linden e.a. pp. 93-114. 

63) Saich, Tony. “The Chinese Communist Party and the Future.” China Information 4.4 (Spring 1990): 15-30.

64) Saich, Tony. “When Worlds Collide: the Beijing People's Movement of 1989.” Perspectives on the Chinese People’s Movement, Spring 1989. Ed. Anthony Saich. M.E. Sharpe, 1989, 25-49. 

65) Saich, Tony. “Much Ado About Nothing: Party Reform in the Eighties.” China Under Economic Reform. Ed. G. White. Macmillan Press, 149-74.

66) Saich, Tony. “Interpreting China: The Case of Maring.” China’s Modernization. Ed. Radtke and Saich. 59-82.

67) Saich, Tony. “`Modernisation and Participation in the People's Republic of China.” China in the Eighties. Ed. J.Y.S. Cheng. Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 1989.39-68. Also published in: Mao Zedong dalla politica alla storia. Ed. E.Collotti, E.Giancotti, A.Natoli. Editori Riuniti, 1988, 308-32.

68) Saich, Tony. “Harsh End to China’s Spring.” The Journal of Communist Studies 5.4 (December 1989): 184-188. 

69) Saich, Tony. “Background to the 7 February Peking-Hankou Railway Workers' Strike.” Bloodshed of the Peking-Hankou Workers. Translated with an introduction by Tony Saich, in press, 35 pp. Edited version published in Shilin 3 (1989):42-47.

70) Saich, Tony. “After 1992: The Prospects for a Wider Social Science Research Community.” Beyond Frontiers - Science Policy in European Perspective. Commission for Advice on Scientific Policy, The Hague, 1989, 24-29.

71) Saich, Tony. “The Chinese Communist Party at the Thirteenth Party Congress: Policies and Prospects for Reform.” Issues and Studies 25.1 (January 1989): 11-40. Also published in: Political and Social Changes in Taiwan and Mainland China. Ed. King-yuh Chang. Taipei, Institute of International Relations, 1989, 74-107.

72) Saich, Tony. “Reform of China's Science and Technology Organizational System.” Science and Technology in Post-Mao China. Ed. D.F. Simon and M. Goldman. Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1989, 69-88. 

73) Saich, Tony. “Henk Sneevliet and the Origins of the First United Front (1921-1923).” Issues and Studies 22:8 (1986): 117-151. Also published in China and Europe in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Y. M. Shaw. Institute of International Relations, Taipei, 1986. Revised edition in China and the West: Ideas and Activists. Ed. D.S.G. Goodman. Manchester University Press, 1991, 103-29. Also published in Guowai Zhongguo jindaishi yanjiu 14 (1989). Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences. 173-202. 

74) Saich, Tony. “The Reform of China's Political System.” Reforming the Revolution: China in the 1980s. Ed. R. Benewick and P. Wingrove. Macmillan Press, 1988, 27-47.

75) Saich, Tony. “The Thirteenth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party: An Agenda for Reform.” The Journal of Communist Studies 4.2 (1988): 203-08. 

76) Saich, Tony. “The Reform Process in the People's Republic of China. The Journal of Communist Studies 3.4 (1987): 341-359. Also published in Marxism in Asia. Ed. D.S. G. Goodman. Frank Cass, 1988.

77) Saich,  Tony. “The Chinese Academy of Sciences.” China Information 1.4 (1987): 41-49. 

78) Saich, Tony. “Cadres: from Bureaucrats to Managerial Modernisers.” China in the 1980s - and Beyond. Ed. B. Arendup et al. Curzon Press, 1986, 119-142. 

79) Saich, Tony. “Linking Research to the Production Sector: Reforms of the Civilian S&T System in Post-Mao China.” Development and Change 17.1 (1986): 3-33. 

80) Saich, Tony. ‘The Reform Programme in the Year of the Tiger.” China Information 1.1 (1986): 8-15.

81) Saich, Tony. “Xifang xuezhe tan Zhongguo zhengzhi tizhi gaige.” Waiguo Zhengzhixue 5 (1986): 37-42. 

82) Saich, Tony and F. Tichelman. “Henk Sneevliet: a Dutch Revolutionary on the World Stage.” Journal of Communist Studies 1 (June 1985): 170-193.

83) Saich, Saich. “Through the Past Darkly: Some New Sources on the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party.” The International Review of Social History 30:2 (1985): 167-182. 

84) Saich, Tony. “The Evolution of Science and Technology Policy in Post- Mao China.” Amsterdam Asia Studies 54 (1985): 70.

85) Saich, Tony. “Workers in the Workers' State: Urban Workers in the People's Republic of China.” Groups and Politics in the People's Republic of China. Ed. D. S. G. Goodman. University College Cardiff Press, 1984, 152-176.

86) Saich, Tony. “Party Consolidation and Spiritual Pollution in the People's Republic of China.” Communist Affairs: Documents and Analysis 3.3 (1984): 283-289.

87) Saich, Tony. ‘The Fourth Constitution of the People's Republic of China.” Review of Socialist Law 9:2 (1983): 113-124.

88) Saich, Tony. “Party and State Reforms in the People's Republic of China.” Third World Quarterly 5.3 (1983): 627-639.

89) Saich, Tony and M. Korzec. “The Chinese Economy: New Light on Old Questions.” Amsterdam Asia Studies 28 (1983): 25. 

90) Saich, Tony. “Party Re-Building Since Mao: A Question of Style?” World Development (August 1983): 747-765. Also published in China’s Changed Road to Development. Ed. N. Maxwell and B. McFarlane. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1984. 149-169. Also published in Communist Politics, a reader. Ed. S.White and D.Nelson. Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1986. 190-221.

91) Saich, Anthony. “The Chinese Communist Party: the Search for a Suitable Form.” Amsterdam Asia Studies 31 (1983): 29.

92) Saich, Tony. “New Directions in Politics and Government.” China’s New Development Strategy. Ed. J. Gray and G. White. London: Academic Press, 1982. 19-36

93) Saich, Anthony. “The Party Since the “Gang of Four”: Reflections on Mao, Democracy and Party Norms.” British Association for Chinese Studies Annual (September 1981): 22-36. 

Short Articles, Reviews and Translations:

1) Saich, Anthony. Comment on China’s Public Service System, by Jianxing Yu, ed. Kenneth
Lieberthal, Cheng Li, and Yu Keping. China's Political Development: Chinese and
American Perspectives, June 2014: 244-251.

2) Saich, Anthony. Review of China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation, by David
Schambaugh. Political Science Quarterly, 124.1, Spring 2009: 200-201.

3) “An Outsider’s View of 30 Years” Move Towards Modernity.” China Daily September 3,

4) Saich, Tony. “The Changing Role of Government: Background Note for the World Bank
Report on China’s 11th Five Year Plan.” Kennedy School of Government, August 2004.

5) Saich, Anthony. “Closing China’s Welfare Gap” August 15, 2003.

6) Saich, Tony. “The Real Fallout from China’s Chernobyl” Financial Times, May 27, 2003.

7) Saich, Tony. Review of Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences, by
Samantha F. Ravich. Development and Change, 34.3, June 2003:561-562.

8) Saich, Tony. Review of China since Tiananmen: The Politics of Transition, by Joseph
Fewsmith. Development and Change, 34.3, June 2003: 567-568.

9) Saich, Anthony. "Beijing's Balancing Act on Reform." Financial Times, November 4,

10) Saich, Tony. “The Chinese Revolution.” In Grote Lijnen. Ed. De Revoluties. Bureau
Studium Generale, 1994, 43-56.

11) Writer of the section in The China Quarterly on internal developments in the PRC for
issues 82-89 inclusive.

12) Introductory article and translation of the 1982 Party Constitution in W. Simons and S. White
(eds.) The Party Statutes of the Communist World. Martinus Nijhoff: The Hague, 1984. pp.

13) Annotated translation of the 1982 State Constitution of the People's Republic of China in
Review of Socialist Law vol. 9 no. 2, 1983. pp. 183-208.

14) Mao Zedong, 'On Socialist Education in the Countryside' in Communist Affairs: Documents
and Analysis vol. 2 no. 2 1983. pp. 153-160.

15) Xue Muqiao, 'Economic Work Must Grasp the Objective Laws of Development' in B.
Szajkowski (ed.), Documents on Communist Affairs 1980. Macmillan Press: Basingstoke,
1982. pp. 140-164.


A) Previous Administrative Experience

      • Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences' Coordinating Committee for Scientific and Educational Contacts with China.
      • Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative (2006-2008)
      • Director, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center (2005-2008)
      • May-November 1991 member of five person Asia committee of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. This committee was charged with the task of writing a report on the future of Asian studies in the Netherlands. Krishna in het Delta. pp.130.
      • From May 1990 to July 1994, Chair of the Sinologisch Instituut, Leiden.
      • From May 1990 to July 1994, member of the Advisory board of the Center of NonWestern Studies, Leiden and member of its research committee.

B) Editorial Work

      • Founding editor and member of editorial board of China Information, quarterly published by the Documentation and Research Centre for Contemporary China, Leiden, currently member of the editorial board.
      • Member of the editorial board of The China Quarterly, China Perspectives, and The Journal of Chinese Political Studies.
      • Member of the editorial board of Journal of Communist Studies. (Journal publishing discontinued).
      • Member of the editorial board of the CCP Research Newsletter.

C) Broadcasting

      • Regular interviews, and script-writing, for the Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, the NOS, the AVRO and the KRO, the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, NPR, VOA, CCTV and BBC radio and television on developments in China.
      • A series of 8 programmes on economic, foreign and social policies of China for the BBC Radio Education Department. Scripted and co-presented. 1982.
      • Regular script-writing for the BBC External Services Section on Asian Affairs.
      • Regular interviews for the BBC World Service on recent developments in Asia.

D) Other relevant information

      • Member of the European Association for Chinese Studies, the European Consortium for Political Research (Standing Group of East Asia) and of the European Network for Research on State and Society in East Asia, the Association of Asian Studies, the International Society for Third-Sector Research.
      • Member of the Association for Asian Studies.
      • Consultancy work for, among others, the Dutch Royal Household, the Dutch Ministries of Education and Sciences, Economic Affairs, and Foreign Affairs, the city administrations of Amsterdam and Rotterdam and numerous individuals and corporations, international organizations, and for CIDA.