Peter Hays Gries

Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Manchester


Peter Hays Gries is author of The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs (Stanford, forthcoming 2014), China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (U. California, 2004), and co-editor of Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market (Routledge, 2010) and State and Society in 21st-Century China: Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation (Routledge, 2004). He has also written dozens of academic journal articles and book chapters. He studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on Chinese and American foreign policy.

Peter received a BA in East Asian Studies from Middlebury College, an MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mershon Center for Security Studies at Ohio State University, an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, and Director of the Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma before coming to the University of Manchester as Professor of Chinese Politics and director of a new center for China's international affairs. He directs a research lab on the political psychology of US-China relations.

Education and Honors

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, Middlebury College

Publications, Speeches and Presentations