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Program The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations

About the Chair

Thanks to a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Library of Congress is establishing two chairs at the John W. Kluge Center specializing in U.S.–Russia and U.S.–China relations. The chairs will lead policy-relevant research, programming, and bipartisan legislative discussion on U.S. relations with Russia and China. The focus will be on the present state of relations and the public policy challenges likely to face legislators in the future. The Chairs in U.S.–Russia and U.S.–China Relations are appointed by the Librarian of Congress.

Through these chairs, the Library seeks to bridge the gap between scholars and policymakers by bringing insights from research to policy and practice. The Chair in U.S.–China Relations will be appointed for a period of up to nine months, beginning in or around September 2018.

Current Chair

Minxin Pei

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Pei was formerly a senior associate with the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Foreign Policy (2008), Pei is the author of several books, including “From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union,” “China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy,” and “China's Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay.” Pei is also a contributor to a number of periodicals, including Journal of Democracy, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Nikkei Asian Review,, Project Syndicate and Foreign Affairs.

Program Details

Research Areas

U.S. relations with China


By the Librarian of Congress


$13,500 per month

For More Information

The John W. Kluge Center
Phone: (202) 707-3302
Email: [email protected]

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