Professor dr. Frank Pieke (MEARC director)


Frank Pieke
Professor Modern China Studies, LIAS, Leiden University

Office address:
Arsenaalstraat 1 (room no.: 0.15b)
2311 CT Leiden

Telephone no.: +31 (0)71 527 2216

Frank Pieke received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley in 1992. After lectureships in Leiden and Oxford, he was appointed chair professor of modern China studies at Leiden University in 2010. Pieke is coordinator of the Leiden University research profile area Asian Modernities and Traditions. Pieke’s work on contemporary Chinese society and politics on focuses on the changing role of the Chinese Communist Party. His most recent book is The Good Communist: Elite Training and State Building in Today’s China (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Pieke’s other specialization is Chinese international migration. In 2004 he published Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe  with Stanford University Press. Pieke’s current research revolves around foreign immigrant groups in China.

Research interests

  • Modern Chinese studies
  • Social anthropology
  • Chinese Communist Party
  • Administrative modernization in China
  • Local Chinese politics
  • Chinese migration and overseas Chinese communities
  • Immigration in China;
  • Migration policies and development



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