Edward Friedman

Position title: Professor Emeritus

Email: friedman@polisci.wisc.edu

Research Interests:

China, Democratization, Globalization, Human Rights, Political Economy, Postcommunism, Revolution


He continues to teach and do research about Chinese foreign policy. His most recent books are Chinese Village, Socialist State(1991), The Politics of Democratization: Generalizing the East Asian Experience (1994), National Identity and Democratic Prospects in Socialist China (1995), and What if China doesn’t democratize? Implications for war and peace (2001), China’s Rise, Taiwan’s Dilemmas and International Peace (Routledge, 2005), Asia’s Giants: Comparing India and China (MacMillan, 2005), Revolution, Resistance and Reform in Village China (Yale, 2005), Regional Cooperation and its enemies in Asia (Routledge, 2006), Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems (Routledge, 2008). He was the chief editor and organizer for the 2012 translation and publication of Yang Jisheng’s study of the worst famine in human history, “Tombstone.”


PS 346 China in World Politics Spring 2017-2018



Honored Instructor Award, UW University Housing


Distinguished Honors Faculty Award, 2011, College of Letters and Science Honors Program

Hear from Professor Friedman on this episode of the 1050 Bascom Podcast!