Dali Yang
Professor of Political Science
The University of Chicago
Dali L. Yang is Professor of Political Science and founding Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. He previously served in a number of posts, including director of the East Asian Institute in Singapore and Chair of the Department of Political Science and of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

Among Dali Yang’s books are Remaking the Chinese Leviathan:  Market Transition and the Politics of Governance in China (Stanford University Press, 2004); Calamity and Reform in China: State, Rural Society and Institutional Change since the Great Leap Famine (Stanford University Press, 1996); Beyond Beijing: Liberalization and the Regions in China (Routledge, 1997). He is also editor or co-editor of several other volumes and the author of many articles. He was a team member and contributor to The United States and the Rise of China and India, by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Professor Yang has served on the editorial boards of leading academic journals in political science and is a current member of the Committee of 100, a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and of the China Committee of the City of Chicago Sister Cities Committee. He has also been a consultant to industry, government agencies, and the World Bank.