Dr. Elizabeth J. Perry


Elizabeth J. Perry is the Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University.  A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy, Professor Perry has served as President of the Association for Asian Studies, Director of Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute.  She is a specialist in the history and politics of China and has authored or edited more than two dozen books on modern and contemporary China.  Her book, Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor, was awarded the John King Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association for the best book in East Asian history.  Her article, “Chinese Conceptions of ‘Rights’: From Mencius to Mao – and Now,” won the Heinz Eulau Prize of the American Political Science Association.