Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Maura Elizabeth Cunningham

Maura Elizabeth Cunningham is a writer and historian of modern China. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University (B.A., 2004), Yale University (M.A., 2006), the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (graduate certificate, 2008), and the University of California, Irvine (Ph.D., 2014), as well as Chinese language programs in Beijing and Hangzhou.

Maura was the editor-in-chief of The China Beat, a blog based at UC Irvine, between 2009 and 2012, and associate editor of ChinaFile during a fellowship at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations in 2011-12. After receiving her Ph.D., Maura joined the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York to co-direct its Public Intellectuals Program; in 2016, she moved to Ann Arbor, MI to become the first Digital Media Manager of the Association for Asian Studies.

As a writer, her work has appeared at the Wall Street Journal's China Real Time blog, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She is the co-author (with Jeffrey Wasserstrom) of the third edition of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know, which will be published by Oxford University Press in spring 2018.

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