Christopher A. McNally
  • Christopher A. McNally
  • Research Fellow / China Specialist
  • Biography

Biographical Information
Christopher A. McNally is a political economist studying the interests, institutions, and ideas underlying formations of capitalism. At present, his research focuses on contemporary varieties of capitalism, in particular the nature and logic of China's capitalist transition. He is also working on a book project that studies the implications of China's capitalist renaissance on the global order.

Dr. McNally has held fellowships conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He has edited three volumes, including most recently an examination of China's political economy: China's Emergent Political Economy - Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair (forthcoming with Routledge, 2008). He has also authored over a dozen academic articles in journals such as The China Quarterly, Asian Perspective and Comparative Social Research, and numerous policy analyses and editorials.


Speech Titles / Topics

  1. China's Changing Economy - Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair
  2. China's International Reach and Influence
  3. Sino-Capitalism - The Quandaries of China's Rise
  4. Business-Government Relations in China - A Guide to Doing Business in the PRC


Past Organizations Addressed

  1. 44th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  2. Inaugural Shantou Dialogues, sponsored by the Li Ka-Shing Foundation and Shantou University, Shantou, PRC.
  3. Hawaii Executive Forum & Hawaii Educational Council – 2006 Retreat at the Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii.
  4. Texas Asia Society (Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, TX).
  5. President of Mongolia, H.E. Nambar Enkhbayar and his delegation at the East-West Center.
  6. 43rd. Annual International Affairs Symposium at Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR.
  7. The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, China Business Committee Breakfast Meeting.
  8. 7th Annual Asia Oil and Gas Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  9. University of California, San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.
  10. Institute on Civil Society, Zhongshan University (Sun-Yat Sen University), Guangzhou, PRC.
  11. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).