Richard Baum is a distinguished professor in the political science department at UCLA. He is a specialist on Chinese and comparative politics and foreign relations and a past director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies. He is the founder and list manager of Chinapol, the world’s largest dedicated listserv for professional China scholars, journalists, and policy analysts.
Books by Richard Baum
Interviews with Richard Baum
The late China specialist and UCLA professor said sometimes he felt genuine admiration for China’s technocratic leaders. Other days he shook his head at their obsessive intransigence and China’s endemic political insecurity