Peter Harris


Peter Harris is a Senior Fellow of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. Earlier he was Director of Asian Studies at Victoria, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria, Representative of the Ford Foundation in China, founding Director of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, head of the BBC Chinese Service, and head of Asia research at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. He is also an international consultant on governance and democratic reform. He has published widely on Chinese affairs. His most recent publication is a new edition of Sun Tzu's Art of War, with a new translation of the text and selected commentaries and a foreword by US General (Retd) David Petraeus. It was published earlier this month (March 2018) by Penguin Random House for Everyman's Library. He is currently working on a new annotated translation of the Chinese reformer Liang Qichao's The Doctrine of Renewing the People (Xin min shuo), done with Yi Diandian and others.