University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Daniel C. Lynch

Daniel LynchDaniel C. Lynch is an associate professor of international relations at USC and is a member of the USC U.S.-China Institute’s executive board. Lynch received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, concentrating on Chinese and East Asian domestic politics and international relations.

He is the author of two books: Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to “Global Culture” in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan (Stanford University Press, 2006) and After the Propaganda State: Media, Politics, and “Thought Work” in Reformed China (Stanford University Press, 1999).

Lynch has published scholarly articles on topics ranging from Chinese thinking on the future of international relations to prospects for the People’s Republic of China’s democratization, as well as op-ed pieces on subjects such as China’s post-2008 economic difficulties, troubles in the consolidation of Thai democracy, the implications of the January 2012 Taiwan elections, and more.  In May 2013, Lynch will submit to his publisher a new book manuscript—the product of several years’ research—on how Chinese political and intellectual elites “conceptualize the Chinese trajectory;” that is, how they envision the future of China’s economy, domestic political system, media and the Internet, and foreign policy.

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