BA (Hons) (Manchester), DipEcon (Peking), PhD (London)



Political Science
2000

Professor David S. G. Goodman is Emeritus Professor in the Department of China Studies at Xi' an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China; in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney; and in China Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Professor Goodman specialises on social and political change in China, especially at the local level.

2017-2021 Vice President Academic Affairs, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China and Pro-Vice-Chancellor University of Liverpool, UK

2014-2021 Professor of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2014-2017 Head, Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China

2012-2016 Professor, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Nanjing University, China

2009-2015 Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Sydney

2004-2008 Pro/Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President International, University of Technology, Sydney

2005-2008 Professor of Contemporary China Studies,University of Technology, Sydney

1994-2005 Professor of International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney

1994-2004 Director, Institute of International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney

1991-1994 Director, Asia Research Centre on Social and Economic Change, Murdoch University

1988-1994 Professor of Asian Studies, Murdoch University


  • (2021) Class and the Chinese Communist Party: A hundred years of social change (Two volumes) with Marc Blecher, Yingjie Guo, Jean-Louis Rocca, Tony Saich, and Beibei Tang. Routledge.
  • (2018) China Impact: Threat Perception in the Asia Pacific Tokyo University Press.
  • (2015) Handbook of the Politics of China. Edward Elgar.
  • (2014) Class in Contemporary China Polity Press.
  • (2013) Middle Class China Edward Elgar.
  • (2012) China's Peasants and Workers Edward Elgar.
  • (2012) Twentieth Century Colonialism and China Routledge, London.
  • (2008) The New Rich in China: Future rulers, present lives. Oxford: Routledge.
  • (2004) China's Campaign to Open Up the West. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
  • (2000) Social and Political Change in Revolutionary China. Lanham, Maryland, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.