• Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus, Smith College
  • sgoldstein@fas.harvard.edu
  • https://www.smith.edu/government/faculty_goldstein.php
  • Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge MA 02138

Research interests: Chinese domestic and foreign policy, mainland China-Taiwan relations and US-Taiwan relations.

Steven M. Goldstein was the Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College from 1968 to 2016. He is now an Associate of the Fairbank Center and the director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop at Harvard University. He has been a visiting faculty member at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Columbia University and United States Naval War College.

Goldstein's research interest has been largely related to issues of Chinese domestic and foreign policy. He has published studies of Sino-American relations; Sino-Soviet relations; and the emergence of a Chinese Communist view of world affairs. His current research focus is on the relations between the mainland and Taiwan as well as the evolution of U.S.-Taiwan relations.

From the Fairbank Blog:

Post-Meet Analysis: What does the Xi-Ma Meeting mean for China and Taiwan? November 2015

Cross-Strait Relations: The Challenges Ahead, January 2016

Taiwan’s New President: the Inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen and Beijing’s Reaction, May 2016

PODCAST: Taiwan Calling — Why is the Trump-Tsai phone call so important? December 2016

From our "Harvard on China" Podcast: 

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