University of Washington

David Bachman

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Office: (206) 685-1945

Academic Employment:

Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2000 [Associate Professor, 1991-2000] (Adjunct Professor of Political Science)

Chair, China Studies Program, University of Washington 1992-2003

Associate Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2000-2001, 2003-2010.

Director, East Asia Resource Center, (Department of Education  Title VI Center), September, 1994-August 1997

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 1985-1991

Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, 1984-1985

Research Fellow, Northeast Asia-United States Forum on International Policy, Stanford University, 1984-1985


Ph.D., Stanford University, January 1984, in Political Science, (Chinese Politics)

M.A., Stanford University, January 1977, in Political Science

B.A., with High Honors, Swarthmore College, June 1975, in History (Political Science minor)



Chen Yun and the Chinese Political System (Berkeley: Institute of East
Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies, Research Monograph No. 29, 1985). [Partial (unauthorized) translation in Guowai Zhong Gong Dangshi Yanjiu Dongtai (Foreign Trends in Research on the History of the Chinese Communist Party) 1996, No. 5, pp. 9-13 and 1996, No. 6, pp. 1-4. Authorized Chinese translation titled Chen Yun (Beijing: Zhongyang Wenxian Chubanshe, 2002).

Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership: The Institutional Origins of the Great Leap Forward (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Yan Jiaqi and China's Struggle for Democracy (co-editor and co-translator with Yang Dali) (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1991).



“The Global Economic Meltdown, the U.S. Elections, and Prospects for Asian Regionalism,” in Soo-Heon Park, ed., Regional Dynamics and Institution Building in East Asia (Seoul: College of International Studies, Kyung Hee University),
pp. 199-216.

“The Limited Power of the Internet in China. Asia Policy 10 (July), pp. 179-182


“Global Challenges and Local Stasis: Counter Democratization vs. Democratization in China’s Post-Olympics Agenda,” in I Yuan, ed., Cross-Strait at the Turning Point (Taipei: Institute for International Relations, English Series No. 54), pp. 181-206.

“The 17th Party Congress and Prospects for China’s Political Development,” in Ling-yuh Chang, ed., Washington Taipei Beijing Relations (Taipei: Foundation on International and Cross-Strait Studies), pp. 17-31.


“Preparing for War: China’s Limited Ability to Cope with the  Soviet Threat,” Issues and Studies, Vol 43, No. 4 (December), pp. 1-38


“Aspects of an Institutionalizing Political System: China, 1958-1965,” China Quarterly No. 188 (December), pp. 933-958


“Assessing the Political Accomplishments of China’s “Third Generation” Of Leaders,” Cross Straits and International Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2 (April), pp. 147-162.

“Making Xinjiang Safe for the Han?” In Morris Roassabi, ed., Governing China’s Multiethnic Frontiers (Seattle: University of Washington Press), pp. 155-185.


“New Leaders, New Foreign Policy Making Procedures?,” in China after Jiang, edited by Gang Lin and Xiaobo Hu (Washington and Stanford: Woodrow Wilson Center  and Stanford University Press), pp. 115-135.

“China and 9/11: Readjustment, Restructuring, Learning, and  Adaptation,” in Lenard Cohen, Brian Job, and Alexander Moens, eds., Foreign Policy Realignment in the Age of Terror Toronto: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies), pp. 129-146.


“The United States and China: From Clinton to Bush,” Current History September 2001, pp. 257-262.

“Military Modernization and Civil-Military Relations in China,” The American Asian Review  Vol. XIX, No. 3 (Fall 2001), pp. 1-34 (lead article).

“Defense Industrialization in Guangdong,” The China Quarterly, No. 166 June 2001, pp. 273-304 (lead article).

“Elite Politics under Jiang,” The China Journal, No. 45 (January) pp. 105-111.


“China's Democratization: What Difference Would It Make for Sino-American Relations?” In Edward Friedman and Barrett McCormick, eds., What If China Does Not  Democratize? (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe), pp. 195-223.

“Domestic Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy after Deng,” in Shalendra  D. Sharma, ed., TheAsia-Pacific in the New Millennium (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies), pp.  33-51.

“Patterns of Elite Conflict in Post-Deng China,” in Hong-mao Tien and  Yun-han Chu, eds., China after the 15th Party Congress (Boulder: Lynne Reiner Publishers), pp. 55-70.


“Zhu Rongji and China's Conundrum,” Washington Journal of Modern China Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 1-8.


“Structure and Process in the Making of Chinese Foreign Policy,”  in Samuel S. Kim, ed., China and the World, 4th ed., (Boulder: Westview Press), pp. 34-54.

“A New Triumvirate,” China Business Review Vol. 25, No. 4 (July-August), pp. 25-30.


“Li Zhisui, Mao Zedong, and Chinese Elite Politics,” The China Journal (January), pp. 113-120.

“Succession, Consolidation, and Transition in China's Future,” Journal of  Northeast Asian Studies Vol. XV, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 89-106.

“Succession Politics and China's Future,” Journal of International Affairs Vol. 49, No. 2 (Winter), pp. 370-389.

“Meiguo Yingdang 'Ezhi Zhongguo' ma?” [Should the U.S. Contain China?] Dongfang Zazhi [Orient Magazine, Beijing], No. 5, pp. 37-40.

“Sources of Regime Stability and Instability in China: 1976, 1989, 1994,  and in the Future.” In Sung Chul Yang, ed., Democracy and Communism: Theory, Reality, and the Future (Seoul: Korean Association of International Studies, 1995), pp. 533-558.

“Chinese Bureaucratic Politics and the Origins of the Great Leap Forward,” Journal of Contemporary China No. 9 (Summer), pp. 35-55.

“China in 1994: Marking Time, Making Money,” Asian Survey Vol. 35,  No. 1 (January) pp. 37-47.


“To Influence China,” NBR Analysis Vol. 5, No. 1 (July), pp. 51-61.

“Domestic Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed., China and the World, 3rd Edition (Boulder: Westview Press), pp. 42-59.

“China in 1993: Dissolution, Frenzy, and/or Breakthrough?” Asian Survey Vol. 34, No. 1 (January), pp. 30-40.

1993 “China Hails the 'Socialist Market Economy',” China Business Review Vol .20, No. 4 (July-August), pp. 34-43.

“Response to Teiwes,” Pacific Affairs Vol. 66, No. 2, (Summer 1993), pp. 254-259.


“The Fourteenth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party,” Asian Update prepared for the Asia Society. Distributed by Westview Press.

“The Limits on Leadership in China,” Asian Survey Vol. 32, No. 11 (November) pp. 1046-1062 and in different form, in NBR Analysis Vol. 3, No. 3 (August 1992), pp. 23-35.


“Preparing for Succession,” Current History Vol. 90, No. 557 (September), pp. 251-254. Reprinted in Christian Soe, ed., Comparative Politics 92/93 (Guilford: Dushkin  Publishing Group, 1992), pp. 186-189.


“China and Privatization,” in Ezra Suleiman and John Waterbury, eds., The Political Economy of Private Sector Reform and Privatization (Boulder: Westview Press), pp. 275-292.

“Planning and Politics in Mainland China the since the Massacre,” Issues and Studies Vol. 26, No. 8 (August ), pp. 43-66. [Also, with some changes, in Bih-jaw Lin et al eds., The Aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Crisis in Mainland China (Boulder: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 294-314.

“Retrogression in Chinese Politics,” Current History Vol. 89, No. 548 (September), pp. 249-252, 273-274.

“The Chinese Communist Party: Forty Years in Power,” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Vol. 14, No.1 (Winter 1990), pp. 10-17.

“Diplomatic Revolution: The Changing China Policy,” in L. Carl  Brown, ed., Centerstage: American Foreign Policy since World War II (New York: Holmes and Meier), pp. 255-278.


“Chinese Politics: Conservatism Prevails,” Current History Vol. 88, No. 539 (September), pp. 257-260, 296-297, 320.  Reprinted in Robert M. Jackson, ed., Global Issues, 90/91 (Guilford: Dushkin Publishing Group, 1990), pp. 128-133. Also Reprinted in Christian Soe, ed., Comparative Politics 90/91 (Guilford: Dushkin Publishing Group,  1990), pp. 192-197.

“Domestic Sources of Chinese Foreign Policy,” in Samuel S. Kim, ed., China and the World, 2nd edition (Boulder: Westview Press), pp. 31-54.

“Institutions, Factions, Conservatism, and Leadership Change in China: The Case of Hu Yaobang,” in Raymond Taras, ed., Leadership Change in Communist States (Boston: Unwin Hyman),pp. 73-106.

(with Li Cheng) “Localism, Elitism, and Immobilism: Elite Formation and Social Change in Post-Mao China,” World Politics Vol. XLII, No. 1 (October), pp. 64-84.

“The Ministry of Finance and Chinese Politics,” Pacific Affairs Vol. 62, No. 2 (Summer), pp. 167-187.


“Politics and Political Reform in China,” Current History Vol. 87, No. 530 (September), pp. 249-252, 275-277. [Reprinted in Christian Soe, editor, Comparative Politics 89/90 (Guilford: Dushkin Publishing Group, 1989), pp. 183-189.]

“Varieties of Chinese Conservatism and the Fall of Hu Yaobang,” Journal of Northeast Asian Studies Vol. VII, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 22-47.


Changing China’s Leaders: The Thirteenth National Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (New York: Media Briefing Prepared for the Asia Society).

“Implementing Chinese Tax Policy,” in David M. Lampton, ed., Policy Implementation in Post-Mao China (Berkeley: University of California Press), pp. 119-153.


“Differing Visions of China's Post-Mao Economy: The Ideas of Chen Yun, Deng Xiaoping, and Zhao Ziyang,” Asian Survey Vol. XXVI, No. 3 (March), pp. 292-321.

“Domestic Politics,” in John S. Major, ed., China Briefing 1985 (Boulder: Westview Press), pp. 1-17.

Other Essays

“Chen Yun” and “Military Doctrine,” Encyclopedia of Modern Chinese History, volume 1, pp. 202-204 and vol. 3, pp. 110-112, respectively (Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons).

“China and the G-5 Summit,” (A website of the Central Eurasia Project of the Soros Foundation.

“Commentary,” in K. Mark Leek, ed., Proceedings of the Environmental Security Conference on Cultural Attitudes about the Environment and Ecology and Their  Connection to Regional Political Stability (Columbus: Battelle Press), pp. 159-163.

“A Search for Community,” South China Morning Post October 1, 1999, p. 16.

“Asia Policies Flawed,” The Oregonian, January 27.

“The Rise of China and Perspectives on the Northeast Asian Security Environment,” in Changes in the Northeast Asia Security Environment and the Korean Peninsula [Conference Proceedings] Seoul: Research Institute of International Affairs] pp. 3-13.

“Japan Need Not Fear the Worst of China,” Newsday March 29, A-57.

“The Great Leap Forward” Microsoft Encarta 1997 (and subsequent editions) [Encyclopedia entry on computer data base.]

“In Memorium: Chen Yun,” China Business Review Vol. 22, No. 3 (May-June), p. 10.

“The Great Leap Forward,” Volume I, pp. 520-523 and “People's Communes,” Volume III, pp. 228-229 in Ainslee T. Embree, editor in chief, Encyclopedia of Asian History  (New York: Charles Scribners’ Sons).

(with Thomas Fingar) Requisites and Consequences of Technological Change in China. Workshop Summary And Report (Stanford: Northeast Asia-United States Forum on  International Policy, 1985).

Review Essays:

Of Daniel Kelliher, Peasant Power in China and Susan Shirk, The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China, Comparative Political Studies Vol 28, No. 1 (April, 1995), pp. 148-151.

Of Dorothy J. Solinger, From Lathes to Looms and Kenneth G. Lieberthal and David M. Lampton, eds., Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post-Mao China, Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (October 1992), pp. 412-419.

“Assessing the Changing Chinese Economy,” Journal of International Affairs Vol. 39, No. 2 (Winter 1986), pp. 157-164.


In Perspectives on Politics:

  • Of Bruce J. Dickson, Wealth into Power and David Shambaugh, China’s Communist Party, forthcoming.

In The American Political Science Review:

  • Of Judith Shapiro, Mao’s War on Nature, Vol. 93, No. 3 (September 2002), pp. 671-672.
  • Of David M. Lampton, Same Bed, Different Dreams, Vol. 93, No. 1(March 2002), pp. 268-269.
  • Of Andrew J. Nathan, China’s Transition, Vol. 93, No. 3 (September 1999), p. 736.
  • Of John C. Hsu, China’s Foreign Trade Reform and George C. Crane, The Political Economy of China’s Special Economic Zones, Vol. 86, No. 2 ((June 1992), p. 556.

In The Annals:

  • Of Frederick C. Teiwes and Warren Sun, The Tragedy of Lin Biao, Vol. 553 (September 1997), pp. 213-214.

In Asian Studies Review:

  • Of Frederick C. Teiwes, Politics at Mao’s Court, Vol. 16, No. 3 (April 1993), pp. 154-155.

In The China Journal (formerly, The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs):

  • Of Suisheng Zhao, ed., US-China Relations Transformed, No. 61 (January 2009), pp. 242-244.
  • Of Alaistair Iain Johnston and Robert Ross. Ed., New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy, No. 58 (July 2007), pp. 215-217.
  • Of Pittman Potter, From Leninist Discipline to Socialist Legalism No. 52 (July 2004), pp. 144-146.
  • Of Lawrence J. Sullivan, Historical Dictionary of the PRC; Colin Mackerras, ed., Dictionary of the Politics of the PRC; and Michael Dillon, ed., China: A Cultural and Historical Dictionary, No. 42 (July 1999), pp. 168-169.
  • Of David Shambaugh, ed., Deng Xiaoping, No. 38 (July 1997), pp.177-179.
  • Of David S.G. Goodman and Gerald Segal, eds., China in the 1990s, No. 29 (January 1993), pp. 167-168.

In The China Quarterly:

  • Of Xiaowei Zang, Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China, No. 179 (September 2004), pp. 812-813.
  • Of Carol Lee Hamrin and Suisheng Zhao, eds., Decision-Making in Deng’s China, No. 150 (June 1997), pp. 492-493.
  • Of Merle Goldman, Sowing the Seeds of Democracy, No. 140 (December 1994), pp. 1190-1192.
  • Of Bo Yibo, Ruogan Zhongda Juece yu Shijian de Huigu [Recollections of Major Policies and Events, Part 2], No. 140 (December 1994), pp. 1195-1196.
  • Of Bo Yibo, Ruogan Zhongda Juece yu Shijian de Huigu [Recollections of Major Policies and Events, Part 1], No. 135 (September 1993), pp. 580-582.

In The Journal of Asian Studies:

  • Of Thomas G, Moore, China in the World Market, Vol. 62, No. 3 (August 2003), pp. 933-935.
  • Of Roderick MacFarquhar, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm, 1961-1965, Vol. 58, No. 3 (August 1999), pp. 807-808.
  • Of Red Capitalism (Video), Vol. 54, No. 3 (August 1995), pp. 916-917.
  • Of Susan L. Shirk, The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China, Vol. 53, No. 2 (May 1994), pp. 540-541.
  • Of Tang Tsou, The Cultural Revolution and Post-Mao Reforms, Vol .46, No. 4 (November 1987), pp. 918-919.
  • Of Roderick MacFarquhar, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, 2: The Great Leap Forward, 1958-1960, Vol. 44, No 2 (May 1985), pp. 601-602. [Chinese translation in Dangshi Tongxun (Party History Newsletter), 1986, No. 5 (May), p. 36.]
  • Of John Dixon, The Chinese Welfare System, Vol . 42, No. 2 (February 1983), pp. 384-386.

In The Journal of Politics:

  • Of Kevin J. O’Brien, Reform without Liberalization, Vol. 55, No. 3 (August 1993), pp. 856-858.

In Pacific Affairs:

  • Of Dali L. Yang, Remaking the Chinese Leviathan (forthcoming).
  • Of Frederick C. Teiwes with Warren Sun, China’s Road to Disaster, Vol. 73, No. 1 (Spring 2000), pp. 109-111.
  • Of Timothy Cheek and Tony Saich, eds., New Perspectives on State Socialism in China, Vol. 72, No. 3 (Fall 1999), pp. 415-416.
  • Of Frederick Teiwes and Warren Sun, eds., The Politics of Agricultural Cooperativization in China, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Spring 1997), pp. 123-124.
  • Of Lowell Dittmer, China under Reform, Vol. 68, No. 2 (Summer 1995), pp. 255-256.
  • Of Melanie Manion, Retirement of Revolutionaries in China, Vol. 67, No. 1 (Summer 1994), pp. 107-108.
  • Of Yan Jiaqi, Toward a Democratic China, Pacific Affairs Vol. 66, No. 3 (Fall 1993), pp. 405-406.
  • Of Hongda Harry Wu, Laogai: The Chinese Gulag, Vol. 66, No. 1(Spring 1993) pp. 106-108.
  • Of Avery Goldstein, From Bandwagoning to Balance of Power Politics, Vol. 65, No. 3 (Fall 1992), pp. 400-401.
  • Of Barrett L. McCormick, Political Reform in Post-Mao China, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Winter 1991-1992), pp. 559-560.
  • Of Carol Lee Hamrin, China and the Challenge of the Future, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Summer 1991), pp. 242-244.
  • Of Kenneth Lieberthal and Michel Oksenberg, Policy Making in China, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Summer 1989), pp. 240-241.
  • Of Yu-ming Shaw, ed., Power and Policy in the PRC, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Fall 1987), pp. 494-495.

In The Political Science Quarterly:

  • Of Minxin Pei, China’s Trapped Transition, forthcoming.
  • Of June Teufel Dreyer, China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition, Vol. 108, No. 4 (Winter 1993-1994), pp. 760-761.
  • Of Allen S. Whiting, China Eyes Japan, Vol. 105, No. 1 (Spring 1990), pp. 123-124.

In The Review of Politics:

  • Of Richard Baum, Burying Mao, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Spring 1996), pp. 417-419.

In The San Francisco Chronicle:

  • Of Ross Terrill, The White Boned Demon and David Bonavia, Verdict in Peking, May 6, 1984.


"To Leap Forward: Chinese Policy-Making, 1956-1957."


Mellon Preceptor, Princeton University, 1989-1990.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies,
University of California, Berkeley, 1983-1984.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 1976-1980.

Stanford University Graduate Fellowship, 1975-1976.

Summer Grants, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford
University, 1978-1983.

Fields of Interest:

Chinese Domestic and Foreign Policy; Comparative and International Political Economy; Asian Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; and U.S.-China Relations

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

  • Association for Asian Studies, Member, 1989 Program Committee
  • Council on Foreign Relations, term member, 1986-1991
  • Associate Editor, World Politics, 1986-1991.
  • Chair, China Scholar Selection Committee, Fulbright Fellowships, Council on International Educational Exchanges, 2003-2005
  • Member, National Committee on United States-China Relations.
  • Member, Committee on Advanced Study in China, Committee on Scholarly Communications with China, 1994-1996.
  • Manuscript Referee: The American Political Science Review, Asian Survey, The China Journal, The China Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Issues and Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, Modern China, Pacific Affairs, Political Science Quarterly; Policy Studies Journal, positions: eastasia cultural critique, Problems of Post- Communism, Security Studies, and World Politics.
  • Manuscript Referee: Cambridge University Press; Cornell University Press; Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University; Routledge, Chapman, Hall; Stanford University Press; Wadsworth Publishing; University of California Press; University of Michigan Press;University of Washington Press; Westview Press; Lynne Reinner Press; Wiley-Balckwell, and Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Outside Visiting Honors Examiner, Swarthmore College, May 1990, May 1991.
  • Fellowship Referee, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.
  • Program Evaluator, Asian Studies Major, Western Washington University, 2002
  • Proposal Evaluator, National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Proposal Referee, Routledge Press Journals
  • Proposal Referee, Rowman&Littlefield Publishers
  • Proposal Evaluator, Smith-Richardson Foundation
  • Proposal Evaluator, Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellowships
  • Proposal Evaluator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Proposal Evaluator, US Institute of Peace.
  • Proposal Evaluator, Prentice-Hall Publishers.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, The American Asian Review, 1992-2004
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Washington State China Relations Council, 1997—2008. Vice President, 1999-2005, President, 2005. Past President, 2006- 07
  • Member, Editorial Board, Asian Survey, 1998-2003.
  • Member, Pacific Council on International Policy, 2002-2006.

Presentations, Conference Participations, and Commentaries(non-job interviews, non-home institution):

  • Commentator, World Affairs Council of Northern California, Asilomar, CA, April 1979.
  • Paper Presenter, California Regional Seminar in Chinese Studies, Berkeley, CA, November 1982.
  • Paper Presenter and Participant, ACLS/SSRC Workshop on
  • Policy Implementation in Post-Mao China, Columbus, Ohio, June 1983.
  • Paper Presenter, University of Washington China Studies Program, Seattle, WA, February 1984.
  • Paper Presenter, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, March 1984.
  • Paper Presenter, California Regional Seminar in Chinese Studies, Berkeley, CA, April 1984.
  • Presenter, Southern California Regional China Seminar, Los Angeles, CA, May 1984.
  • Paper Presenter (in absentia), Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 1984.
  • Paper Presenter and Panel Organizer, Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, PA, March 1985.
  • Commentator, California Regional Seminar in Chinese Studies, Berkeley, CA, May 1985.
  • Presenter, Princeton Alumni Association, Princeton, N.J., November 1985.
  • Presenter and commentator, Office of East Asian Analysis, U.S. Government, Washington, D.C., April 1986.
  • Presenter, U.S.-China People's Friendship Association, Washington, D.C., April 1987.
  • Paper Presenter, Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, September 1987.
  • Lecturer, Chinese Association for International Friendly Contact, Beijing, People's Republic of China, October 1987.
  • Lecturer, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, November 1987.
  • Paper Presenter, Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies, San Francisco, CA, March 1988.
  • Commentator, Speech by Chinese Ambassador Han Xu to World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Tavistock, N.J., April 1988.
  • Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, D.C., March 1989.
  • Paper Presenter, 19th Sino-American Conference on Mainland China, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, June 12-14, 1990.
  • Paper Presenter, United States Department of State, Washington, D.C., September 1990.
  • Paper Presenter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1991.
  • Paper Presenter, Wilson Center Conference on the Global Impact of Socialist Reform (Collapse), London, England, November 1991.
  • Paper Presenter, China Institute of Contemporary International Relations-George Washington University Conference on East Asia and the Pacific, Beijing, People's Republic of China, May 1992.
  • Guest Lecturer, Seattle-Pacific University Graduate School of Business Administration, November 1992.
  • Commentator, Asia Foundation-Chinese Institute of International Studies Meeting on the Asia PacificRegion, San Francisco, CA, December 1992.
  • Panel Organizer, chair, and paper giver, 1993 Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Los Angeles, CA, March 1993.
  • Presenter, US-China People's Friendship Association National Convention, Seattle, WA, September 1993.
  • Presenter, The San Francisco Academy, Seattle, WA, September 1993. Presenter, Canada-China Trade Council, Vancouver, Canada, November 1983.
  • Media Briefings, APEC Meeting, Seattle, November 1993.
  • Presenter, Board of Trustees, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Seattle, December 1993.
  • Presenter, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, December 1993.
  • Presenter, Greater Chinese Business Network Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 1994.
  • Briefings for Members of Congress, Legislative Staffs on China and MFN, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., April 1994.
  • Paper Presenter, Korean Association of International Studies, Seoul, Korea, May 1994.
  • Presenter, Forum on the Taiwan Relations Act after 15 Years, Seattle, WA, May 1994 (in abstentia).
  • Public Affairs Presentation (1 hour interview) KXRX-FM, Seattle, June 1994.
  • Presenter, Forum on the Republic of China and the United Nations, Seattle, September 1994.
  • Commentator, Panel on Asian Political Economy, ISA-West Meetings, Seattle, October 1994.
  • Presenter, Forum on Distance Learning in China sponsored by the Trust for Overseas Educational Development, Milbrae, CA, November 1994.
  • Paper Presenter, Berkeley China Colloquium 1995, University of California, Berkeley, March 1995.
  • Paper Presenter, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. April 1995.
  • Presenter, Trade and Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA, April 1995.
  • Discussant, Organization of Professional and Business Organizations, Seattle, May 1995.
  • Paper Presenter, 24th Sino-American Conference on Contemporary China, Washington, D.C., June 1995
  • Conference Organizer, paper presenter, University of Washington-National Taiwan University Conference on Taiwan on the Eve of the 21st Century.
  • Presenter, The San Francisco Academy, Seattle, WA, September 1995.
  • Commentator, Conference on "The New Russia/CIS in Asia," Washington, D.C., October 1995.
  • Lecturer, Distance Learning, Educational Service District 101, State of Washington, February 1996.
  • Presenter, SMU-Dallas Forum on Asia, March 1996.
  • Speaker, Retired Foreign Service Officers, Washington State, Snohomish, WA, April 1996.
  • Briefer, Congressman Rick White, Montlake Terrace, WA, April 1996
  • Presenter, Washington State China Relations Council Conference on Doing Agricultural Business with China, Seattle, WA, April 1996.
  • Paper presenter, Stanford University Conference on China in 2010, Stanford, CA, April 1996.
  • Presenter, Western Washington University, July 1996.
  • Presenter, San Francisco Academy, Seattle, WA, September 1996.
  • Presenter, Great Decisions Series, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, January 28, 1997.
  • Commentator, Special International Markets Conference, Institute of Business and Professional Organizations Seattle, WA, January 30, 1997.
  • Speaker, China Club of Seattle, January 31, 1997.
  • Speaker, Paine Webber, Seattle Office, February 13, 1997.
  • Paper Presenter, Conference on “Beyond 97: The Hong Kong Question,” Institute for National Policy Research, Taipei, Taiwan, May 4-5, 1997.
  • Paper Presenter, Conference on “What if China Does Not Democratize?” Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, July 11-12, 1997.
  • Presenter, University of British Columbia Conference on “Growth, Prosperity, Security, and Stability: Prospects for Asia--Implications for Canada,” Victoria, Canada, September 24-25, 1997.
  • Paper writer, University of San Francisco Conference on Asia in the Next Millennium, September 1997.
  • Paper writer, Western meeting of the American Assembly, “Living with China,” October 1997, Skamania, WA.
  • Paper presenter, Research Institute of International Affairs, Seoul, Korea, “Changes in the Northeast Asia Security Environment and the Korean Peninsula,” November 1997.
  • Paper presenter, Institute for National Policy Research Conference on “China after the 15th Party Congress,” Taipei, Taiwan, February 18-20, 1998.
  • Keynote Speaker, Northwest International Education Association Seattle, April 16, 1998.
  • Presenter, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, May 1998.
  • Presenter, San Francisco Academy, Seattle, May 1998.
  • Presenter, National Bureau of Asian Research and U.S. Army War College Conference on the Asian Financial Crisis, Seattle, June 1998.
  • Session Chair, Asia Society and Washington State China Relations Council Conference, “Hong Kong: 1 Year After,” Seattle, June 1998.
  • Paper Presenter, University of California, Berkeley, September 1998.
  • Moderator, Asia Society Program, “Hong Kong 2 Years After,” Seattle, May 1999.
  • Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Association, Seattle, June 1999.
  • Presenter, Seattle World Affairs Council Program “Change along the Pacific Rim,” Seattle, June 1999.
  • Presenter, San Francisco Academy, Seattle, September 1999.
  • Commentator, Asia Society Program, “Inside/Out,” Seattle, January 2000.
  • Commentator, Panel on “Colonial Refractions in Republican China,” Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, March 2000.
  • Presenter, East Asia Speaker Series, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April 2000.
  • Presenter, East Asia Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 2000.
  • Guest, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, June 20, 2000.
  • Presenter, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island, WA June 2000.
  • Presenter, The San Francisco Academy, Seattle, WA, September 2000.
  • Presenter, Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Pacific Command, Honolulu, HI, September 2000.
  • Presenter, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA November, 2000.
  • Paper Giver, Conference on China’s Treatment of Its Minority Peoples Washington D.C., February 2001.
  • Presenter, Asia Society, Washington, D.C., February 2001.
  • Commentator, Pacific Council on International Policy Forum on “Will the Internet Change China?” Seattle, WA, May 2001.
  • Presenter, Containerboard Division, American Forest and Paper Association, Seattle, WA October 2001.
  • Paper Presenter, 19th International Conference on Asian Affairs, St. John’s University, New York, NY November 2001.
  • Paper Giver, Ford Foundation-CCP CC Documents Research Office Conference on Sino-American Relations, 1989-1993, Sanya, China, March 2002.
  • Paper Giver, University of British Columbia-Simon Frazer University Conference on Foreign Policy Realignment after 9-1-1. September 2002.
  • Commentator, Pacific Council on International Policy Presentation, March 2003, Seattle.
  • Speaker, The China Club, Bellevue, WA March 2003.
  • Paper Presenter, “International Conference on Generational Change and China’s Future,” Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 2003.
  • Instructor, Public Affairs Institute, San Diego, CA January 2004.
  • Presenter, Port Angeles (WA) Kiwanis Club, May 2004.
  • Presenter, Port of Shanghai, Port of Seattle Conference celebrating 25 years of contacts, September 2004.
  • Panel Chair, Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Seattle, October 2004.
  • Panel Chair, China Economic Development Seminar, sponsored by the  Washington State China Relations Council, the PRC Development Research Center, and the National Committee on US-China Relations, Seattle, October 2004.
  • Presentation, Microsoft Corporation, September 2005
  • Paper writer, commentator, China Quarterly Conference on the history of China, 1949-1976, London. October 2005
  • Presentation, I Corps, US Army, Fort Lewis, WA March 2006.
  • Discussant, Centra Technologies Conference on Political Stability in China, San Francisco, April 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, Conference on Zhao Ziyang and China’s Democratic Future, sponsored by the Centre for Asian-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada, June 2006.
  • Paper Presenter, Conference on The Transformation of the Cold War: The US and China, 1969-1980, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and George Washington University, Washington, D.C., September 2006
  • Presenter, Conference on Financial Services, Technology, and Broad-Based Development in China,” Seattle, WA, August 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, Mitre Corporation Conference on the CCP after 2012, McLean, VA, September 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, International Conference on the CCP’s 17th Congress, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, Brookings-Foundation for International and Cross Strait Studies Conference Washington-Taipei-Beijing Relations: Variables and Prospects, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2-3, 2007.
  • Paper Presenter, Institute of International Relations Conference on Cross Strait at the Turning Point, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2008.
  • Presenter, USC China Institute, University of Southern California, November 2008.
  • Paper Presenter, School of International Studies Kyung Hee University Conference, Regional Dynamics and Institution Building in East Asia, Seoul Korea, November 2008.
  • Paper Presenter, University of Wisconsin, September 2009
  • Panelist, Washington State University, September 2009.
  • Lecture, Stanford University, January 2010.
  • Paper Presenter, University of Toronto, March 2010.
  • Presenter, US China Relations under President Obama, Association
  • for Asian Studies of the Pacific Conference (ASPAC), Portland, OR, June 2010.
  • Facilitator, Conference on Innovation in China, Center for Global Security, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, August 2010.

References: Names Available on Request.