Editors of China After Jiang to discuss book on Friday, October 3 at Hoover Institution

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Xiaoho Hu and Gang Lin, coeditors of China After Jiang, which examines China and its capabilities to deal with current issues and problems, will discuss the new book at 2 p.m, Oct. 3 in Room 130, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, Hoover Institution.

Hu and Lin will be accompanied by Professor Lowell Dittmer, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, who also contributed to the book.

The new volume, co-published by Stanford University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, contains essays by a half-dozen prominent China experts. A discussion will follow their presentation. Hoover Senior Fellow Ramon Myers will moderate the session.

Gang Lin is program associate in the Woodrow Wilson Center's Asia Program. He served as president of the Association of Chinese Political Studies from 1998 to 1999. He has co-edited Transition toward the Post-Deng China (2001) and Prospects for Cross-Taiwan Strait Developments (2000); co-authored Taiwan's Political Transition (1997); and contributed numerous articles and book chapters to other volumes on Chinese politics and cross-Taiwan Strait relations.

Xiaobo Hu is associate professor of political science and China program director at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. He served as president of the Association of Chinese Political Studies from 1997 to 1998. His research interests include the political economy of property rights and transition in China. His publications include Transition towards Post-Deng China (co-editor, 2001); Problems in China's Transitional Economy: Property Rights and Transitional Models (1998); Interpreting U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations: China in the PostCold War Era (co-editor, 1998); and Cross-Strait Relations toward the 21st Century (co-editor, 1998).

Dittmer is professor of political science at the University of California Berkeley, and editor of Asian Survey. He has authored four books, co-authored two books, co-edited three books, and published many studies on Chinese domestic and foreign policy. His most recent works are Informal Politics in East Asia (coeditor, 200) and Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (revised edition, 1997).