David Bachman (薄克敏) is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, where he teaches on Chinese domestic politics, foreign policy, and US-China Relations. He served as the associate director of the School from 2003 to 2010 and is an adjunct professor of Political Science. Prior to coming to the University of Washington in 1991, he taught at Stanford and Princeton. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University. He is the author of Chen Yun and the Chinese Political System; Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in China; and co-edited Yan Jiaqi and China’s Struggle for Democracy, as well as numerous articles appearing in China Quarterly, The China Journal, The Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Survey, Issues and Studies, and in edited collections and other journals. He served as President of the Washington State China Relations Council in 2005, and on its executive committee for 10 years. He also served as Chair of the China Scholar Selection Committee, Fulbright Fellowships, Council on International Educational Exchanges, 2003-2005. He is currently working on a book on the history of China’s defense industries and their role in the Chinese political economy.