China Seminar | 18 September 2003

China’s “Open Up the West” Movement

Christopher A. McNally Christopher A. McNally

Christopher McNally is a fellow in Governance and Security Studies at the East-West Center. His research interests focus on the political economy of China’s reforms with emphasis on the following subject areas: the political implications of the rise of private firms in China; China’s Open Up the West campaign; the dynamics of contemporary capitalism in the Asia Pacific and their impact on China; and the implications of China’s growing economic power on the East Asian security environment.

Dr. McNally has had research fellowships at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, West Australia and the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as two years of fieldwork under the auspices of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He received his B.A in Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington. Among his numerous publications are The Significance of Political Networks in China’s Private Sector, The Dimensions of Capitalist Development in Greater China, and Strange Bedfellows: Communist Party Institutions and New Governance Mechanisms in Chinese State Holding Corporations.