Dali L. Yang (Ph.D., Princeton, ‘93) is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago and the founding Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, a university-wide initiative to promote collaboration and exchange between UChicago and Chinese institutions. He was previously Chairman of the Political Science Department, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, and Director of the Committee on International Relations, all at the University of Chicago. He is also a former Director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore. Professor Yang is a member of the Committee of 100, an Advisory Board member of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, 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. Professor Yang’s current research interests include the politics of China’s development, particularly regulation, governance, and state-society relations. Among his 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, most recently The Global Recession and China’s Political Economy (Palgrave, 2012). He was a contributor to The United States and the Rise of China and India, by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.