richard baum

Scholar and Chinapol Founder Dies at 72

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...

Richard Baum: Obstacles to Political Reform in China

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...

Adventures in China Watching

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Professor of History at the University of California at Irvine, reviews UCLA Professor of Political Science Richard Baum’s memoir, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom. From the Huffington Post:...

Richard Baum: China Watcher

In his new book, China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom, Richard Baum, professor of political science at UCLA recounts his personal experiences over 40 years of involvement with China as an academic and policy advisor and...

China: A Partner or Adversary?

Written by Richard Baum, a professor of political science at UCLA, from Foreign Policy Research Institute website: Will a more mature, developed, and self-confident China be a cooperative partner or a strategic adversary? For...

Clinton Adviser Quits Over China Rhetoric

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 Richard Baum, a political science professor...

CDT Bookshelf: Richard Baum recommends “Mao: The Unknown Story”

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 […]

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