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 book was China at the Crossroads: What the Third Plenum Means for China, New Zealand and the World (edited for New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, Victoria University Press, 2014). He is currently working on a new edition of Sun Tzu’s Art of War for Random House (New York and London).