Professor of Modern China Studies, Leiden University
Frank Pieke studied cultural anthropology and Chinese studies at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. After lectureships in Leiden and Oxford, he was appointed chair professor in modern China studies at Leiden University in 2010. Currently, Pieke is the executive director of the Leiden Asia Centre. Pieke’s work on contemporary Chinese society and politics focuses on the changing role of the Chinese Communist Party. His most recent books are Knowing China (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in 2016) and 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 the impact of China on the Netherlands and the EU, foreign immigrant groups in China and the Chinese Communist Party.