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China's Upcoming Political Succession and Sino-US Relations - Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution

Mar 1, 2012 12:10 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Bowl 16

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Cheng Li is Director of Research and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center.

He is the author/editor of Rediscovering China: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Reform (1997), China’s Leaders: The New Generation (2001), Bridging Minds Across the Pacific: The Sino-U.S. Educational Exchange 1978-2003 (2005), China’s Changing Political Landscape: Prospects for Democracy (2008), and China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation (2010). He is currently completing two book manuscripts: Chinese Politics in the Era of Collective Leadership and Middle Class Shanghai: Pioneering China’s Global Integration. He is the principal editor of the Thornton Center Chinese Thinkers Series published by the Brookings Institution Press.

Dr. Li currently serves as a member of the Academic Advisory Team of the Congressional U.S.-China Working Group, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an advisor to the World Bank, and a director of the Committee of 100. He was a speaker at the 2011 Bilderberg Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He is also a columnist for the Stanford University Journal, China Leadership Monitor. He received an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University.