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Anne F. Thurston

Director of the Grassroots China Initiative

China Studies Affiliated Scholar


As director of the Grassroots China Initiative, works with local NGOs in China; former associate professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and assistant professor at Fordham University; was China staff member at the Social Science Research Council; recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Endowment for the Humanities; member of the National Committee on US-China Relations; PhD, political science, University of California, Berkeley



  • Culture, Religion and Politics
  • Governance
  • Rural Development


  • Chinese