Mark W. Frazier

Editor, Asia Policy
The National Bureau of Asian Research

ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics; Associate Professor of International and Area Studies
University of Oklahoma


Mark W. Frazier

Mark W. Frazier is the ConocoPhillips Professor of Chinese Politics and Associate Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma. His research examines the politics of labor and social policies in China. He has authored several articles on pension politics and welfare issues, including articles in Studies in Comparative International Development (Summer 2004) and the China Journal (January 2004). He is also the author of The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace: State, Revolution, and Labor Management (Cambridge University Press, 2002), which explores labor practices in state-owned enterprises before and after the 1949 revolution.

Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Luce Assistant Professor of East Asian Political Economy (2001–2005) and Associate Professor of Government (2006–2007) at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college in Wisconsin. He was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2004–05 to conduct research in China. Dr. Frazier holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Washington, and a BA in history from Princeton University.

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