Richard Baum, longtime China watcher, former director of UCLA’s U.S.-China Center and founder of the Chinapol listserv, died on December 14 at age 72. An obituary in the LA Times explains his life’s work and the path...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 23, 2010
UCLA political scientist Richard Baum is interviewed by Five Books about the top books he recommends that look at obstacles to China’s reform: What’s your sense of where the whole thing is headed? I’m caught between these...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 19, 2008
UCLA political science professor Richard Baum has quit his post as an informal advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign in protest over her recent comments on China. From Politico.com: Richard Baum, a political science professor...
by Michael Zhao | Aug 29, 2006
A talk show, Focus 580, interviewing Richard Baum, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA on China: Topics touch on China’s two camps of people, rural and urban, emerging...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 5, 2005
For the CDT Bookshelf, China Digital Times invites experts on China to recommend a book to CDT readers. This month, Richard Baum, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, recommends Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Jonathan Cape, 2005 (to be published in the […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 30, 2004
Richard Baum, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies In 1978, there were 600 mainframe and microcomputers in China, all based on Soviet design. Eight years later, in 1986, he wrote the first article about computing in China for a...
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