Joshua Eisenman is a senior fellow in China studies at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and a Ph.D. candidate in the political science department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He and Ambassador David H. Shinn have recently completed a coauthored book on China's political, economic, and social relations with African countries entitled A Century of China-Africa Relations (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). Eisenman was coeditor of China and the Developing World: Beijing's Strategy for the 21st Century (ME Sharpe, 2007) and author of the book's chapter on China-Africa relations.
Prior to joining the AFPC, Eisenman worked for two and a half years as a professional policy analyst on the staff of the Congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has also worked as a fellow at the New America Foundation, as assistant director of China studies at The Nixon Center, and as a consultant for Armitage International, L.C., Brookings Institution, the European Commission, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Intelligence Council. During 2009–2010, Eisenman taught Chinese foreign policy and African politics at UCLA, and the politics of East Asia at New York University.
Since 2002, Eisenman has written more than two dozen articles on China's domestic development and foreign policy for a variety of publications including Far Eastern Economic Review, Current History, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the Baltimore Sun. He has spoken on China's international relations and domestic developments at numerous venues around the world including the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Council, American Enterprise Institute, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, the Asia Society in Hong Kong, and the Shanghai International Studies University.
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2012