China Programs

China Programs provides a school-wide platform at the Ash Center that engages Chinese scholars, policymakers, business and non-profit leaders, and students to analyze key policy challenges both within China and in China’s increasing global engagement. We accomplish this through three sets of related activities: research; teaching, including tailored executive education; and fellowships.

Our research activities include the longest running western survey of Chinese citizen satisfaction with Chinese government, work on China’s energy policy and needs, and the build-out of a unique dataset of new Chinese philanthropists. These insights and results are effectively disseminated through working papers and high-level policy dialogues with Chinese colleagues.

Our executive training and workshops focus on providing analytical tools and critical frameworks to Chinese policymakers, senior executives from state-owned and private industry, NGO leaders and others to work more effectively. These programs and partnerships are designed to improve governing capabilities in China and to further Chinese teaching and analysis of public administration and public policy.

Our rich diversity of fellows includes a cohort of post-doctoral fellows and faculty from leading US and Chinese research universities, doctoral candidates from partner universities in China, and influential practitioners from industry, the non-profit sector, and other areas.  They comprise a vibrant community within the China Programs.