Professor Vivienne Shue FBA
About this Fellow
Vivienne Shue is Professor Emeritus of Contemporary China Studies, Fellow of St. Antony's College, and an Associate of the University of Oxford China Centre. As a Marshall Scholar at St. Antony's in the late '60s, she earned the B. Litt. in Politics, later completed the Ph.D. in Government at Harvard and, before returning to Oxford as Director of its Leverhulme Trust supported Contemporary China Studies Programme in 2002, taught courses on Chinese politics and society to undergraduates and graduates at Yale and Cornell for more than twenty-five years. Whilst in the US, she spent one year as a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and received research awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Sciences, National Endowment for the Humanities, and many others. She was among the earliest American social scientists invited to conduct field-based research on local-level governance in China in 1979, returning to that country often to observe structural transformations in rural and urbanizing local state systems under reform. Her current research examines certain distinctively 21st century Chinese governance techniques and practices, including high-tech national development planning, especially the spatial and land-use dimensions of nationwide planning for ecology-management using satellite mapping.
- Emeritus Professor of Contemporary China Studies, University of Oxford; Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford
- Chair, Department of Government, Cornell University, 1987 - 1993
- Director, East Asia Program, Cornell University, 1999 - 2002
- Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Chinese Government, Cornell University, 1995 - 2004
- Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary China Studies and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 2002
- Dept of Political Science, Yale University, 1976 - 1982
- Emeritus Professor of Contemporary China Studies and Fellow, St Antony's College University of Oxford, 2012
Public policy; public choice; the history and politics of Union since 1707; fiscal federalism; Scottish, French and American Enlightenment thought; electoral systems and social choice
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
Eastern Europe including Russia Political Anthropology Government Political Parties Electoral Studies