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Susan L. Shirk (born 1945) is an expert on Chinese politics and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the
Clinton
Clinton
administration. She was in the Bureau of
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and Pacific Affairs (People's Republic of
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,
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,
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and
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). She is currently a professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the
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. She is also a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, where she assists clients with issues related to East Asia. She is married to Samuel L. Popkin, another prominent UCSD professor.


Early life

Susan Shirk was born circa 1945. She received her B.A. in political science from
Mount Holyoke College Mount Holyoke College is a private liberal arts Liberal arts education (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in t ...
in 1967, her M.A. in Asian studies at the
University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general public) is the to ...
in 1968, and her Ph.D. in political science from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private land-grant research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge ( ) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Greater Bos ...
in 1974. She first traveled to China in 1971 as a member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars.


Career

Shirk is the Ho Miu Lam Endowed Chair of China and Pacific Relations in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the
University of California, San Diego The University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego or, colloquially, UCSD) is a public university, public Land-grant university, land-grant research university in San Diego, California. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Insti ...
and Director of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). She heads the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, a track II diplomatic initiative.


Selected books

*''China: Fragile Superpower: How China's Internal Politics Could Derail Its Peaceful Rise'', 2007 *''How China Opened Its Door: The Political Success of the PRC's Foreign Trade and Investment Reform'', 1994 *''The Political Logic of Economic Reform in China'', 1993 *''The Challenge of China and Japan: Politics and Development in East Asia'', 1985 * Competitive Comrades, 1982


References


External links



- Albright Stonebridge Group Bio
Biography
- National Committee on North Korea
Susan Shirk to Speak on North Korea
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The Body Politic: North Korea
- interview with University of California {{DEFAULTSORT:Shirk, Susan United States Department of State officials American women diplomats University of California, San Diego faculty Mount Holyoke College alumni MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences alumni University of California, Berkeley alumni 1945 births Living people American women political scientists American political scientists