Richard Baum, University of California Los Angeles
Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
About the Seminar
This will be an informal roundtable discussion of current elite politics in China, in view of the recent dismissal of Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai and the intrigue surrounding the actions of then vice-mayor and public security chief Wang Lijun.
Alastair Iain Johnston, Governor James Alpert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs
Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science
Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government
About the Speaker
Richard Baum is professor emeritus of political science at UCLA. He is a specialist on Chinese and comparative politics and foreign relations. Dr. Baum is the founder and list manager of Chinapol, the world’s largest dedicated listserv for professional China scholars, journalists, and policy analysts. Among the nine books he has edited or written are: Prelude to Revolution: Mao, the Party, and the Peasant Question, 1962-66 (1975), Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping (1996), and most recently, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom (2010). Dr. Baum has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary China, The China Quarterly, China Information, Asian Survey, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies.