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     Edward Friedman

Title: Professor Emeritus
Office: 225 North Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 608.263.2026
Has Voicemail: No
E-Mail: friedman@polisci.wisc.edu
Keywords: China, Democratization, Globalization, Human Rights, Political Economy, Postcommunism, Revolution

He continues to teach and do research about Chinese foreign policy. His most recent books are Chinese Village, Socialist State (1991), The Politics of Democratization: Generalizing the East Asian Experience (1994), National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China (1995), and What if China doesn't democratize? Implications for war and peace (2001), China's Rise, Taiwan's Dilemmas and International Peace (Routledge, 2005), Asia's Giants: Comparing India and China (MacMillan, 2005), Revolution, Resistance and Reform in Village China (Yale, 2005), Regional Cooperation and its enemies in Asia (Routledge, 2006), Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems (Routledge, 2008). He was the chief editor and organizer for the 2012 translation and publication of Yang Jisheng's study of the worst famine in human history, "Tombstone."

Recent Publications

Edward Friedman. "Building New Vital Mutual Interests for a Better Future." Journal of Contemporary China 22, 81 (2013): 367-78.   
Edward Friedman. "China's Ambitions, America's Interests, Taiwan's Destiny, and Asia's Future." Asian Survey 53, 2 (2013): 225-44.   
Edward Friedman, Guo Jian, and Stacy Mosher, editors English language edition of Yang Jisheng, Tombstone; The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) published in Chinese in 2008.    
Edward Friedman. "Power Transition Theory" in Yee, ed. China's Peaceful Development. Routledge, 2010.   
Edward Friedman: “China: A Threat to or Threatened by Democracy?", Dissent, Winter 2009, pp. 7-12.   
Edward Friedman, "Why the Ruling Party in China Won't Lose." in Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems. Routledge, 2008.   
Edward Friedman, "How Economic Superpower China Could Transform Africa" in Journal of Chinese Political Science, 2008.
Edward Friedman "Raising Sheep on Wolf Milk: The Politics and Dangers of Misremembering the Past in China." Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, June-Sept. 2008, pp. 339-410.   
Edward Friedman "Where is Chinese Nationalism? The Political Geography of a Moving Project." Nations and Nationalism. 2008   
Edward Friedman "After the Second Wave of Democratization." Taiwan Journal of Democracy 4.1, pp. 155-161   

Current Courses taught for Fall 2016-2017

346 - China in World Politics

Instructors: Edward Friedman      Field: International Relations