David Lampton
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David Lampton

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Leading authority on US/China relations


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David Lampton

David LamptonLeading authority on US/China relations

David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  In the January 2019, he became Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow and Research scholar at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center.

Having started his academic career at The Ohio State University, Lampton also is the former Chairman of the The Asia Foundation, former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and former Dean of Faculty at SAIS.

His books and edited volumes include: Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001); The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008); and, The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (editor, Stanford University Press, 2001).

He received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University where, as an undergraduate student, he was a firefighter. Lampton has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies. Inaugural recipient of the Scalapino Prize awarded by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (2010), the Committee of 100 awarded Lampton the “2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to US-China Relations.” In 2019 the Journal of Contemporary China awarded him Fourth Annual John and Vivian Sabel Award for the best article published in the journal.

His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was published in January 2014 and will be reissued in paperback with a new Preface in March 2019.  He was founding director of the China Policy Programs at The American Enterprise Institute and The Nixon Center (now the Center for the National Interest).

His current field research and book-length project focuses on Beijing’s effort to build high-speed and other rail lines to Singapore from South China and involves interview and field research in eight countries.


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