Freeman Chair in China Studies
About the Freeman Chair
The CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies was established in the late 1990s to advance the study of China and to promote understanding between the United States and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. The Freeman Family—Luther Freeman, as a clergyman, Mansfield Freeman, as a scholar-business leader, and Houghton Freeman as a corporate executive in a global enterprise—have established a tradition of contributing to international understanding through practical experience in East Asia and China. The Freeman Chair in China Studies was founded and continues to be guided by the principles of Houghton “Buck” Freeman (1921-2010). Click here to read testimonies of Buck as a generous and thoughtful person who truly cared about America’s relationships across the Pacific.
Key areas of focus for the Freeman Chair include Chinese politics, military and security policy, the economy and industrial policy, China’s relations with its neighbors and major powers, and China’s growing role in global institutions.
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