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Dr. Alice Lyman Miller

Senior Lecturer


Research Interests
Chinese history, politics, and foreign policy

Alice Lyman Miller joined the Department of National Security Affairs in 1999. She holds a B.A. (1966) in Oriental Studies from Princeton University and an M.A. (1969) and Ph.D. (1974) in History from George Washington University. From 1974 to 1990 she worked as an analyst of Chinese politics and foreign policy and as a branch and division chief in the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1980 to 1990, she also taught Chinese history and politics at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. In 1990, she resigned from the CIA and took up the post of associate professor and director of China Studies at SAIS, which she held until joining the Naval Postgraduate School faculty.

Ms. Miller is also a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and general editor of and contributing author to Hoover's China Leadership Monitor. She also teaches as visiting associate professor in the Departments of History and Political Science at Stanford.

Ms. Miller is the author of Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China: The Politics of Knowledge (University of Washington Press, 1996) and of numerous articles and book chapters on Chinese history, politics, and foreign policy. She is currently working on a book-length analysis of the evolution of Chinese grand strategy from the 16th century to the present. Formerly H. Lyman Miller, she began transition in 2006.

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