Andrew J. Nathan

Andrew J. Nathan

Andrew J. Nathan
Born (1943-04-03) April 3, 1943
United States
Residence New York City
Other names Li Anyou (黎安友)
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Scholar, writer, professor
Awards Berlin Prize (2013)

Andrew J. Nathan (Chinese: 黎安友; pinyin: Lí Ānyǒu; born 3 April 1943) is a professor of political science at Columbia University. He specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy, human rights and political culture. Nathan attended Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. in history, an M.A. in East Asian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Political Science. He has taught at Columbia University since 1971, and currently serves as the chair of the steering committee for the Center for the Study of Human Rights. His previous appointments include as the chair of the Department of Political Science (2003–2006), and chair of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (1991–1995).[1]

Nathan also serves as an advisor or board member with Freedom House, Human Rights in China,[2] the National Endowment for Democracy and Human Rights Watch Asia[3] and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Democracy, China Quarterly, and the Journal of Contemporary China, among others.[1][4][5] Nathan is perhaps best known as a co-author of the Tiananmen Papers, along with Perry Link.

He was awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.


External links


  1. 1 2 Columbia University, Faculty Bio: Andrew J. Nathan
  2. Freedom House, 'Board of Trustees: Andrew Nathan' Archived November 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.,
  3. Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asia Institute.
  4. Journal of Democracy, 'Editorial Board' Archived November 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., accessed 11-19-11.
  5. Cambridge Journals Online, 'The China Quarterly: Editorial Board', accessed 11-19-11.
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