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Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights.
Nathan’s publications include “Peking Politics”, “Chinese Democracy”, “Popular Culture in Late Imperial China”, and “China’s Crisis”. His current research involves collaborative survey-based studies of political culture and political participation in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other Asian societies.
Nathan received his degrees from Harvard University: the B.A. in history, summa cum laude, in 1963, the M.A. in East Asian Regional Studies in 1965, and the Ph.D. in Political Science in 1971. He taught at the University of Michigan in 1970-71 and at Columbia University since 1971. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and others.