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M. Goldstein received his Ph.D from Columbia University. Since 1968 he has been a
member of the Government Department at Smith College. In 1998 he was named the Sophia
Smith Professor of Government.
Goldstein is the Director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop
at Harvard University and has been a visiting faculty member at the Fletcher School
of Law and Diplomacy and Columbia University.
In the spring of 2012 he was Van Beuren Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Naval War College.
From 1983 to 1984 he was the Director
of the China Council of the Asia Society in New York. In 2010, he was selected for the first class of research associates and fellows of the National Asia Research Program (NARP). This project is sponsored jointly by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Twenty-seven scholars of Asia were chosen whose work is considered to be relevant to American policy in Asia.
His research interest has been largely related to issues
of Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Goldstein has published studies of Sino-American
relations; Sino-Soviet relations; the emergence of a Chinese Communist view of world
affairs and the reform process in post-Mao China. His current research focus is on
the relations between the mainland and Taiwan as well as the evolution of U.S.-Taiwan
relations. He has written, co-authored or edited nine books as well as many scholarly
articles and book reviews.
In 1989, he served as a CNN commentator in Beijing during
the visit of Mikhail Gorbachev and the Tiananmen demonstrations. Goldstein was a
writer and on-screen commentator for the PBS series "The Chinese."
an avid sailor and can often be found in the waters around Cape Cod and