Professor David S G Goodman

Professor David S G Goodman is an Emeritus Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI).

Professor Goodman undertakes research on social and political change in China, especially at the local level. His most recent publications include Class and the Chinese Communist Party: A hundred years of social change, with Marc Blecher, Yingjie Guo, Jean-Louis Rocca, Tony Saich, and Beibei Tang (2021); China Impact: Threat Perception in the Asia-Pacific Region with Shigeto Sonoda (2018); Handbook of the Politics of China (2015); and Class in Contemporary China (2014). He is an Emeritus Professor at UTS, where he was founder of the International Studies Programme in 1994 and DVC International 2004-2009; at the University of Sydney, where he established the China Studies Centre in 2010; and at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, where he established the Department of China Studies in 2014, and served as Vice President Academic Affairs 2017-2021. Professor Goodman has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 2000; and was also a PRC Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Academic in the School of Social and Behavioural Studies at Nanjing University 2012-2016.