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Nina P. Halpern is assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. She is the author of many articles on Chinese economic reform and on the role of specialists in Chinese policy making. She is currently working on a study of administrative reform in post-Mao China.

Carol Lee Hamrin is a research specialist for China for the U.S. Department of State and a lecturer and board member of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies in the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She recently published a study of the Deng Xiaoping reform era, China and the Challenge of the Future , and has written extensively on Chinese intellectuals and the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

David M. Lampton is president of the National Committee on United States–China Relations. Prior to assuming that post in 1988 he was associate professor of political science at Ohio State University and director of China Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. One of his books, Paths to Power: Elite Mobility in Contemporary China , was issued in its second edition in 1989. Lampton's other publications have dealt with the politics of medicine in China, river basin planning, Sino-American relations, and Chinese foreign and domestic politics. He is the editor of Policy Implementation in Post-Mao China (University of California Press, 1987).

Kenneth G. Lieberthal is professor of political science and associate of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. A graduate of Dartmouth College, with his Ph.D. from Columbia University, Professor Lieberthal taught at Swarthmore College before moving to the Univer-


sity of Michigan in 1983. His most recent books are Policy Making in China: Leaders, Structures and Processes (with Michel Oksenberg) and A Research Guide to Central Party and Government Meetings in China, 1949–1986 (with Bruce Dickson).

Melanie Manion is assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester. She is the author of articles on cadre management and policy in the China Quarterly and the Journal of Asian Studies . She is currently working on a study of political corruption.

Barry Naughton is assistant professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California at San Diego. His current research focuses on macroeconomic policy and economic reform in China, and he is completing a book on Chinese economic reform.

Lynn Paine teaches educational sociology and comparative education at Michigan State University. Her research interests center around the connections between education and social change and the intersections of national policy and local experience in the process of reform. Her publications on China include chapters and articles on the organization and reform of teacher education, the culture of teaching, and patterns of authority and control in secondary education. She is currently engaged in an examination of patterns of socialization and stratification in rural education.

Jonathan D. Pollack is corporate research manager for international policy at RAND, Santa Monica, California. His recent publications include U.S. Strategic Alternatives in a Changing Pacific (1990) and Into the Vortex: China, the Sino-Soviet Alliance, and the Korean War (1991).

Paul E. Schroeder serves as program associate for economic development, management, and law at the National Committee on U.S.–China Relations, Inc. Previously he was senior trade representative for the State of Ohio, based in Wuhan, China, where he lived for three years. In that capacity he focused on provincial and municipal economic development policies, especially as they pertained to international trade. He negotiated the 1988 Cooperative Agreement on Science and Technology Between the State of Ohio and Hubei Province , the first such agreement between subnational governments in the United States and China. A former newspaper reporter, Dr. Schroeder holds degrees in zoology and journalism. He received his doctorate in political science from Ohio State University, where he specialized in Chinese and Third World economic development.

Susan L. Shirk is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the


University of California, San Diego. She is the author of The Political Failure of Economic Reform in China (University of California Press, forthcoming) and Competitive Comrades: Career Incentives and Student Strategies in China (University of California Press, 1982).

Andrew G. Walder is professor of sociology at Harvard University. He is the author of Chang Ch'un-ch'iao and Shanghai's January Revolution (1978) and Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry (1986). His current research interests are economic organization and inequality in urban China, and the Cultural Revolution social movements of 1966–69.

David Zweig is associate professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His book Agrarian Radicalism in China, 1968–1981 (Harvard University Press) was published in 1989. He is editor, with Christine Wong and William Joseph, of New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution (Harvard University Press, 1991). He has published numerous articles on China's rural reforms. His current research focuses on the domestic impact of China's Open Policy.


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