Peter Hays Gries is the Harold J. & Ruth Newman Chair in U.S.-China Issues and director of the University of Oklahoma's Institute for U.S.-China Issues. Gries is also a professor of international and area studies, specializing in Chinese nationalism, as well as Chinese domestic and foreign policy.
Gries attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies. He subsequently earned a Master's degree from the University of Michigan, and completed his PhD in political science University of California, Berkeley. While completing his doctoral work, Gries was also a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, and worked as an assistant professor in political science at the University of Colorado from 2001 to 2006. During that time, Gries founded and directed the The Sino-American Security Dialogue, initiated to bring together promising young security experts from the United States and China for candid exchanges on issues of mutual interest. In 2006, Gries took a position as director of the Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma, where he initiated the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue, a track 1.5 dialogue for diplomats from the United States and the People's Republic of China. In 2009, Gries established the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, which awarded its inaugural prize to eventual Nobel Laureate, Mo Yan.
- China’s New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy (University of California Press, 2004),
- State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation, ed. (Routledge 2004)
- Chinese Politics: State, Society, and the Market, ed. (Routledge 2010)
- "The Politics of American Foreign Policy" (Stanford University Press, 2014)
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- Gries, Peter (2014). The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives Over Foreign Affairs. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804789356.