Victor Shih

Victor Shih

Visiting Academic Fellow

May 15 to mid August 2017

Victor C. Shih is associate professor at the University of California at San Diego specializing in China. He is the author of Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation, published by the Cambridge University Press.  He further wrote numerous articles appearing in academic and business journals, including The American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and The Wall Street Journal.  He is currently working on a book manuscript on elite coalition strategies under Mao and Deng, as well as several papers using quantitative data to analyze the Chinese political elite. 



The  Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)is a Stiftung Mercatorinitiative. Established in 2013, MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China.