Steven M. Goldstein

Center Associate; Director, Taiwan Studies Workshop, Harvard University


Steven M. Goldstein (戈迪溫) 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.

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

Selected Publications


  • China and Taiwan (Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2015)
  • China at the crossroads: reform after Tiananmen (New York, N.Y.: Foreign Policy Association, 1992)
  • Taiwan faces the twenty-first century: continuing the “miracle” (New York, N.Y. : Foreign Policy Association, 1997)

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