Yuen Yuen Ang
Yuen Yuen Ang is a political scientist at the University of Michigan and an expert on China and emerging economies. Professor Ang was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for “high-caliber scholarship that applies fresh perspectives to the most pressing issues of our times.” On economic and political development, her scholarship focuses distinctly on adaptation and innovation in the face of twenty-first-century disruptions. As a China scholar, she studies both China’s political economy and its rising global role. She is the author of an award-winning book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, and a second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast Corruption (Cambridge, May 2020). In addition to China, she has conducted field research in Cambodia, India, Malaysia, and Nigeria. Drawing on her research, Ang has advised the UN, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), and governments on innovation, inclusive development, China’s development and its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). She was featured in The Diplomat, The New York Times, and CGTN’s Visionaries. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Biography current as of August 1, 2021.