Guoguang Wu / 吴国光 / 吳國光


CAPI China Chair (2004 to present)

Guoguang Wu with visiting presenter Tony Huiquan Zhang
Guoguang with visiting speaker Tony Zhang, from the University of Saskatchewan, Dec 2018.

Degrees and diplomas

  • PhD (Political Science), Princeton University, 1995
  • MA (Political Science), Princeton University, 1993
  • Diploma (Journalism), Nieman Program at Harvard University, 1990
  • Diploma (Economics), Economics Institute at University of Colorado, 1989
  • MA (Journalism), Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Scienes, 1984
  • BA (Journalism), Peking University, 1982

Previous professional positions

  • Assistant, to President, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing), 1985
  • Editor, Desk of Editorial and Commentary, the People’s Daily (Beijing), 1985-87
  • Directorial Editor, Desk of Editorial and Commentary, the People’s Daily, 1987-89
  • Research Fellow (concurrently), the Research Institute of Political Reform, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 1986-89
  • Nieman Fellow, Harvard University, 1989-1990
  • Luce Fellow, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 1990-1991
  • Wang An Post-Doctoral Fellow, the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, 1995-96
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996-2004

Books

次の中国はなりふり構わない 「趙紫陽の政治改革案」起草者の証言 (In Japanese) [Hegemon without a Moral Compass: Post-Revolutionary China] (Sankei Shimbun Press, 2012).

book cover - Hegemon without a moral compass (次の中国はなりふり構わない 「趙紫陽の政治改革案」起草者の証言) - 2012

The Anatomy of Political Power in China (Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2005)

The Anatomy of Political Power in China book cover

Edited volumes

透視中國政治 [Exploring the essentials of Chinese politics](博大 / Broad Press Hong Kong, 2009)

book cover - 透視中國政治 [Exploring the essentials of Chinese politics]

Additional books and edited volumes

  • Wu Guoguang, 改革的終結與中國的未來 / The End of Reform and the Future of China, Taipei: Chengpin Press, 2009, iv + 312 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang, Zhang Weiguo, and Bao Pu eds., 紫陽千古 : 趙紫陽紀念文集 / Zhao Lives: A Collection of Commemorative Essays, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, 2005, xii + 604 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; 胡绩伟:《紫阳千古—赵紫阳纪念文集》序言 / preface to the Chinese edition via epochtimes.com; 赵紫阳录音回忆录英文版序言:赵紫阳才是中国改革的总设计师 / preface to the English version via Radio Free Asia

  • Wu Guoguang, Zhang Weiguo, and Bao Pu eds., 紫阳千古 –赵紫阳纪念文集·续编 / Zhao Lives: A Continuing Collection of Commemorative Essays and Poems, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, 2006, xvi + 568 pp [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; Editor's Note and Afterword via chinesepen.org

  • Wu Guoguang, 新紅樓夢 : 中國政局觀察 / The New Red-Chamber Dream: Chinese Politics in Perspective, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, 2003, x + 398 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang, 自由的民族與民族的自由 / Liberal Nations and Liberty of Nations, Taipei: Datun Press, 2002, ix + 310 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang,趙紫陽與政治改革 / Zhao Ziyang and Political Reform, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, and Taipei: Vista Publishing Company, 1997, xxxvii + 561 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang ed., 九七效應 : 香港.中國與太平洋 / The 1997 Effect: Hong Kong, China, and the Pacific, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, and Taipei: Vista Publishing Company, 1997, ii + 230 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang, 逐鹿十五大 : 中國權力棋局 / Toward the 15th Party Congress: Power Game in China, Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, and Taipei: Vista Publishing Company, 1997, xxiii + 266 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang, 新三國演義 : 中港台政局 / One Country, Three Systems: Political Interactions among China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Hong Kong: Mirror Books, 1997, 263 pp. [in Chinese]. Foreward and Table of Contents via bannedbook.org; WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang, 自由化, 制度化, 民主化 / Liberalization, Institutionalization, and Democratization, Taipei: Storm Forum Press, 1997, vi + 230 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wang Shaoguang, He Pin, Wu Guoguang, Gao Xin, and Qi Qin, 江澤民面臨的挑戰 / The Challenges Facing Jiang Zemin, Hong Kong: Mirror Books, 1996, 362 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang and Zheng Yongnian, 论中央--地方关系 : 中国制度转型中的一个轴心问题 / Of Central-Local Relations: A Pivotal Issue in China’s Transformation, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995, viii + 209 pp. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang ed., 国家, 市场与社会 : 中国改革的考察研究 / The State, Markets, and Society: Observations and Studies of China’s Reforms, editor, Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1994, x + 235 pp. WorldCat entry; book.douban.com

  • Wu Guoguang and Wang Zhaojun, 鄧小平の死と中国 / China after the Death of Deng Xiaoping, Tokyo: The Business Press, 1994, 320 pp. [in Japanese, translated by Yang Wenxin]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang and Wang Zhaojun, 鄧小平之後的中國 / China after Deng Xiaoping, Taipei: World Books, xvi + 380 pp., and Los Angeles: Huayang Press, x + 296 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • Wu Guoguang ed., 社会主义初级阶段论纲 / Theoretical Outlines of the Preliminary Stage of Socialism, Beijing: People’s Daily Press, vi + 222 pp. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; book.douban.com

Book Chapters

  • ‘Why Villages? Why Peasants? Explaining an Exception in the Failure of Chinese Democratization,’ in Chen Mingtong and Zheng Yongnian eds., Liang an ji ceng xuan ju yu zheng zhi she hui bian qian : ha fo da xue dong xi fang xue zhe de dui hua / 兩岸基層選舉與政治社會變遷 : 哈佛大學東西方學者的對話 / Grassroots Elections and Political Change on Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait: Dialogue at Harvard University (Taipei: Yuedan chubanshe, 1998), pp.423-436. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; book.douban.com

  • ‘以理性民族主義抗衡「圍堵中國」/ Rational Nationalism vs. Containment of China,’ in Wang Hui and Yu Guoliang eds., Quanqiu guanxi zhong de zhongguo chujing / 全球關係中的中國處境 / China’s Position in Global Relations (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998), pp.115-128. [in Chinese]. see also book.douban.com

  • 再論「理性民族主義」/ Rational Nationalism Revisited,’ in Wang Hui and Yu Guoliang eds., Quanqiu guanxi zhong de zhongguo chujing / 全球關係中的中國處境 / China’s Position in Global Relations (Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998), pp.141-152. [in Chinese]. see also book.douban.com

  • ‘Crossing 1997, Crossing the Strait: China’s Taiwan Policy after the Hong Kong Reversion,’ in Wu Guoguang ed., Jiu qi xiao ying: Xianggang, Zhongguo yu Taiping yang / 九七效應 : 香港.中國與太平洋 / The 1997 Effects: Hong Kong, China, and the Pacific (Hong Kong: Pacific Century Press, 1997), pp.85-101. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Sino-American Relations in the Post-Cold War Era,’ in Chen Yizi ed., Zhongguo qian tu yu liang an guan xi / 中國前途與兩岸關係 / The Future of China and Cross-Strait Relations (Taipei: Fengyun luntan chubanshe, 1997), pp.259-282. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • “Documentary Politics”: Hypotheses, Process, and Case Studies,’ in Carol Lee Hamrin and Suisheng Zhao eds., Decision-Making in Deng’s China: Perspectives from Insiders (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1995), pp.24-38.

  • ‘China in the Second Wave of Reform: Changes of the Relationships among the State, the Markets, and Society,’ in Wu Guoguang ed.,國家, 市場與社會 : 中國改革的考察研究1993至今 / The State, the Markets, and Society: Studies of China’s Reform (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1994), pp.1-16. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; book.douban.com

  • ‘State Capacities in Change: Patterns and Dilemmas,’ in Wu Guoguang ed.,國家, 市場與社會 : 中國改革的考察研究1993至今 / The State, the Markets, and Society: Studies of China’s Reform (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1994), pp. 89-101. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; book.douban.com

  • ‘The Dilemmas of Participation in the Political Reform of China, 1986-1988,’ in Roger V. Des Forges, Luo Ning, and Wu Yen-bo eds., Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989: Chinese and American Reflections (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993), pp.135-148. see also Google Books

  • ‘Political Ideals of Reformers: The Case of Zhao Ziyang,’ in Su Xiaokang ed., 從五四到河殤 / From May Fourth to the River Elegy (Taipei: Fengyun shidai chubanshe, 1992), pp.261-272. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry; anobii.com

  • ‘Dilemmas in the Debate about Neo-Authoritarianism,’ in Su Shaozhi ed., 論制度選擇 : 未來中國學社學術討論會文集 / Institutional Choices of China (Boston: Society for Future China, 1992), pp.74-80. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Liberty: The Fundamental Drive in China’s Transition to Modernization,’ in Li Shaomin ed., 中國大陸的社會, 政治, 經濟 / The Political Economy of Contemporary China (Taipei: Guiguan Books), pp.41-72. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Neo-Authoritarianism and Pan-Democratism in Debate,’ in Qi Mo ed., 新權威主義 : 對中國大陸未來命運的論争 / Neo-Authoritarianism: Debates on the Fate of Mainland China (Taipei: Tangshan Press, 1991), pp.188-197. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Social Progresses and Their Forms at the Preliminary Stage of Socialism,’ in Wu Guoguang ed., 社会主义初级阶段论纲 / A Theoretical Outline of the Preliminary Stage of Socialism (Beijing: People’s Daily Press), pp.82-106. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Political Reform as a Guarantee of Economic Reform,’ in Chi Fulin and Huang Hai eds., 邓 小平 政治 体制 改革 思想 研究 / Studies of Deng Xiaoping’s Thought on Political Reform (Beijing: Chunqiu chubanshe, 1987), pp.279-298. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Historical Materialism and Marx’s Thought of Journalism,’ in Journalism Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ed., 马克思新闻思想研究论文集 / Studies on Marx’s Thought of Journalism (Beijing: People’s Daily Press, 1983), pp.53-76. [in Chinese]. WorldCat entry

  • ‘Reportage between Journalism and Literature,’ in Department of Journalism ed., Collections of Journalism Studies (Beijing: Remin University Press, 1983), pp.216-237. [in Chinese]

Journal articles

Media commentary and citations


Policy articles

Videos

Full YouTube playlist (39 videos) Full Vimeo playlist (4 videos)

[in Chinese] "德先生”不懂民主: 五四政治遗产的初步重估 [“Did ‘Mr. De’ Understand Democracy? A Preliminary Reassessment of the Political Legacies of the May Fourth Movements] as part of a conference on the 100th anniversary of the May Fourth Movement (Sapiens Institute, California, 6 August 2019).
Guoguang presents a lecture titled "The Coming of the Economic Warring States? China-USA Rivalry and Asian (Dis)order in the Age of De-Globalization" at the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley (15 March 2019).
直播:全球化 - 西方敵不過中國?(中國研究院第38次會議)[Guoguang as part of a panel discussion on whether the West can rival China in the new era of globalization, at the 38th meeting of the 中國研究院第 China Research Institute in New York] (明镜电视 / Ming Jing News, 15 June 2017).
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[in Chinese] 专访:吴国光教授 [Guoguang talks CCP internal politics ahead of the 6th plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee] (美国之音中文网 / Voice of America, August 2016).
(Chinese with English subtitles) 【透视中国】吴国光:精致化的宣传与控制(上)/ [[Perspective China] Wu Guoguang: Delicate Propaganda and Control (Part 1)] (ntdchinainsight, 2011)
香港淪陷當晚 香港中文大學 政治系教授 吳國光 討論一國兩制 [Guoguang interviewed on the eve of the eve of the handover of Hong Kong] (KSCI 18 via third-party account, 2003).
Guoguang interviewed in The Gate of Heavenly Peace, a documentary film about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre (1995).