Victor Shih

Leading political financial and political analyst Victor Shih, the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy has been appointed as director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, starting July 1, 2023.

Shih’s extensive knowledge on China ranges from elite politics to banking and finance as well as foreign policy. He is the creator of one of the best-known biographical databases covering Chinese political elites from 1921 to the present, including central committee members, provincial-level officials and military elites.

Shih is replacing Susan Shirk, who is stepping down after serving as founding chair of the 21st Century China Center since it was established in 2011.

More at the announcement of the university.

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