Suzanne P. Ogden

Areas of Study

Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Democratization and Development in China; International Relations, US-China Relations, US Policy Towards Asia

Selected Publications

  • Author and Editor, Global Studies; China (Guilford, Ct.: McGraw Hill), 10th edition, 2003., 11th edition, 2005., 12th edition, 2007.
  • Inklings of Democracy in China, (Cambridge, Ma.: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press), 2002.
  • China’s Unresolved Issues: Politics, Development and Culture, 3rd edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995
  • Project Director and Chief Editor in collaboration with Kathleen Hartford, Lawrence Sullivan and David Zweig, China’s Search for Democracy: The Student and Mass Movement of 1989. (M.E. Sharpe: Armonk, N.Y.) 1992.

Selected Professional Activities

  • Research Associate, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, 1974-present
  • Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, England,1995-1997; 2010
  • Visiting Scholar, East Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 2011
  • Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge University, 1995-96, 1997
  • Fulbright Lecturer, Foreign Affairs College, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Beijing, 1996-97
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Contemporary China
  • Evaluator, National Science Foundation
  • Evaluator, American Council of Learned Societies
  • Evaluator for CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research)
  • Founding Board of Directors, Greater China Business Council of New England
  • Roundtable discussant, “Roundtable: Democracy, Sooner or Later?” China in the Red, Frontline, PBS
  • International Monitor for national elections in El Salvador, 1994
  • Member of:
  • National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • New England China Seminar (Harvard)
  • Grants:
  • CASA ASIA, 2010-2011. For study of shared benefits in the Mekong River Basin

Recent Courses Taught


  • POLS 7379- Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy


  • POLS 1160- International Relations
  • POLS 3485- Government and Politics in China
  • POLS 4937- Government and Politics, Learning Abroad, China
  • ARCH 3364- Architecture and Urban Planning, China