Julian Gewirtz

Julian Gewirtz

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Julian Baird Gewirtz is Senior Fellow for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a fellow of the Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program and a lecturer in history at Columbia University. He is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, 2017), which The Economist called "a gripping read, highlighting what was little short of a revolution in China’s economic thought," and a new book on the tumult, legacies, and historical manipulation of the 1980s in China (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2021). He completed his doctorate in history in 2018 at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His research is published in the Journal of Asian Studies, Past & Present, The American Scholar, the China Leadership Monitor, and Foreign Affairs. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he has also written on Asia for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Financial Times, Harper’s, Caijing, Caixin, and Foreign Policy.