Christopher McNally

Adjunct Senior Fellow
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Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington
Area of Expertise: 

Sino-capitalism; China’s capitalist transition and industrial/financial reforms; International and comparative political economy; East Asia security issues

Christopher A. McNally is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center and a Professor of Political Economy at Chaminade University where he develops programs in political economy, political science, international studies, and East Asian studies and is the principal convener of Chaminade University’s annual Presidential Policy Forum on Sino-Capitalism. His research focuses on comparative capitalisms, especially the nature and logic of China’s capitalist transition and Sino-Capitalism. He is also working on a research project that studies the implications of China’s international reemergence on the global order.

He has held fellowships conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He has edited four volumes, including an examination of China’s political economy: China’s Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon’s Lair (Routledge, 2008). He also has authored numerous book chapters, policy analyses, editorials, and articles in journals such as Business and Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, International Politics, Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics.

Dr. McNally earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Washington and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

He is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and German. He has basic reading and speaking knowledge of French and reading knowledge of Latin.

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