Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩


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Chen Yali (Lily)

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Nate Adler

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Patricia M Kim

2016-2017 Fellow
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Patricia Kim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program. She specializes in China's foreign policy, the international relations of East Asia, and the study of diplomacy. Patricia recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. She is currently writing a book that examines the United States' use of coercion, bargaining and persuasion to shape China's behavior, from the period of rapprochement to the present day. Patricia's writing has been featured in International Security, Foreign Affairs, and The Diplomat.

Before arriving at the China and the World Program, Patricia was an International Security Program Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She has also held fellowships with the Jacob K. Javits Program and the Bradley Foundation.

Before her graduate studies, Patricia worked as a research intern at the Congressional Executive Commission on China, and the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (now the Center for East Asian Policy Studies) at the Brookings Institution. She received her B.A. with highest distinction in general scholarship and highest honors in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Patricia is fluent in Chinese and Korean.

For more information on Patricia's research, please see


"How to Persuade China to Squeeze North Korea," Foreign Policy. February 27, 2017.

"History Shows Beijing Won't Budge an Inch on Taiwan," Foreign Policy, January 3, 2017

“Lost Illusions: How Beijing Failed to Woo Seoul,”   Foreign Affairs,   September 30, 2016,

“Correspondence: Grand Bargain or Bad Idea? U.S. Relations with China and Taiwan,”  International Security,  Vol. 40, No. 4 (Spring 2016).

“Why There Won’t be an Occupy Beijing,”  The Diplomat,  October 21, 2014,

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