David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he also heads SAIS China, the school’s overall presence in greater China. Chairman of The Asia Foundation, former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS, he is the author of Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001) and The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008), and the editor of The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (2001). He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Being a consultant for the Kettering Foundation’s China activities, Lampton has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was winner of the Scalapino Prize in 2010, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was published by UC Press in January 2014 and translated into Chinese by Yuan Liou Press in Taipei, Taiwan, the following year. His current field research and book-length project is: Roads to Chinese Power: Railroad Infrastructure and Beijing’s Quest for Influence.

Last Updated: October 5, 2016



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