Margaret Pearson

Professor - Government and Politics

Margaret M. Pearson is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Her research focuses on China’s domestic political economy and Chinese foreign economic policy.  She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University and was tenured at Dartmouth College before moving to UMCP in 1996. Her publications include the books Joint Ventures in the People's Republic of China (Princeton Press, 1991) and China's New Business Elite: The Political Results of Economic Reform (University of California Press, 1997), as well as articles in World Politics, The China Journal, Public Administration Review, Journal of Contemporary China, and Review of International Political Economy. 


  • Margaret Pearson
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Center for International Development and Conflict Management
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