You've successfully subscribed to American Purpose
Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to American Purpose
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Success! Your newsletter subscriptions is updated.
Newsletter subscriptions update failed.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Billing info update failed.

Minxin Pei

Michelle High

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College.  He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2019 he was the Library of Congress Chair on U.S.-China Relations.

Prior to joining Claremont McKenna College in 2009, Pei was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as director of its China Program from 2003–08. He is author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (1994), China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006), and China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (2016).


Dear Friends,

We’re growing as a community, vibrant and diverse. In these early days, it’s our pleasure to offer our content for free. We also depend on your kindness and generosity.

With warmest thanks,

Jeffrey Gedmin, Francis Fukuyama, and the American Purpose team