Alice Lyman Miller

Alice Lyman Miller is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a visiting associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a senior lecturer in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Prior to coming to Stanford in 1999, Miller was an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1974–1990. From 1990–2000, she was associate professor of China Studies and, for most of that period, director of the China Studies Program at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

Miller's research focuses on foreign policy and domestic politics issues in China and on the international relations of East Asia. She is currently editor of the China Leadership Monitor, which offers authoritative assessments of trends in Chinese leadership politics. Additionally, she is author of two books: Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China: The Politics of Knowledge (University of Washington Press, 1996) and, with Richard Wich, Becoming Asia: An International History Since World War II (Stanford University Press, 2011).

Miller has lived and worked in Taiwan, Japan, and the PRC, and she speaks Mandarin Chinese. She holds a PhD in history from George Washington University.

Foreign policy and domestic politics in China, international relations of East Asia

Project lead, Study of Innovation and Technology in China