Minxin Pei, Ph.D.

Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow


International Relations

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Politics
Pacific Rim
U.S./Asia Relations
U.S./China Relations


B.A., Shanghai International Studies University; M.A. and Ph.D, Harvard University

Awards and Affiliations

Robert McNamara Fellow, the World Bank, 1994-1995

Edward Teller National Fellow, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-1995

LaPorte Preceptorship, Princeton University, 1995-1998

Olin Faculty Fellow, The Olin Foundation, 1997-1998

Research and Publications

The Sentinel State: Surveillance and the Survival of Dictatorship in China (forthcoming, Harvard University Press)

List of Local Yearbooks and Gazettes used in The Sentinel State

China's Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (Harvard 2016)

China's Trapped Transition: The limits of developmental autocracy (Harvard University Press, 2006)

From Reform to Revolution: The demise of communism in China and the Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 1994)

By appointment
Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m.-noon