Peter Gries

Peter Gries

Prof, Professor of Chinese Politics, Lee Kai Hung Chair and founding Director of the Manchester China Institute

  • Lee Kai Hung Chair and Director of the Manchester China Institute, and Professor of Chinese Politics, Politics
  • Room 4.030, Arthur Lewis Building, The University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

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Personal profile

Overview

Peter Gries 葛小伟 joined the University of Manchester as Professor of Chinese Politics in August 2017. After an autumn of fundraising and a £5M donation, in December 2017 he became the Lee Kai Hung Chair and founding Director of the Manchester China Institute. He has since founded and directed its two signature programs, the UK-China International Photography Award, and the UK-China Diplomatic Dialogue.

Peter was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong, Washington, DC, Tokyo, and Beijing. He later earned bachelors and masters degrees in Asian Studies at Middlebury and Michigan, and a PhD in politics from Berkeley. After a two year postdoc at Ohio State, he was assistant professor of politics at the University of Colorado, Boulder for five years. He then spent eleven years at the University of Oklahoma, where he founded and directed the Institute for US-China Issues, and its two signature programs, the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, and the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue.

Peter studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on China and the United States. He is author of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (Stanford, 2014) and China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (California, 2004), and co-editor of State and Society in 21st Century China (Routledge, 2004) and Chinese Politics (Routledge, 2010). He is also on the editorial boards of the leading academic journals in three fields, The China Quarterly, Political Psychology, and Nations & Nationalism.

Other research

Grants

The Smith Richardson Foundation, International Security and Foreign Policy Program
$60,000 grant (Junior Faculty Research Grant Program), 2005-2006.


The Ford Foundation, Program on Human Rights and International Cooperation
$40,000 two-year grant (2002-2003) for the Sino-American Security Dialogue
$50,000 two-year grant (2004-2005) for the Sino-American Security Dialogue


The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, The Ohio State University
$30,000 two-year grant (2002-2003) for the Sino-American Security Dialogue
$40,000 two-year grant (2004-2005) for the Sino-American Security Dialogue


The Freeman Foundation
$4,000 grant (2002) for new course development, PSCI 4022: Chinese Foreign Policy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • JA Political science (General)
  • JZ International relations
  • BF Psychology

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester China Institute

Keywords

  • China
  • political psychology

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