Daniel A. Bell

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Daniel A. Bell is Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University and professor at Tsinghua University (Schwarzman College and Department of Philosophy). He was born in Montreal, educated at McGill and Oxford, has taught in Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has held research fellowships at Princeton's University Center for Human Values, Stanford's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Hebrew University's Department of Political Science. He has put forward his views in favor of China’s political meritocracy and against one person one vote as a mode of selection for political leaders in two books[1][2] and in comments published in the New York Times,[3] the Financial Times,[4][5] the Global Times (环球时报),[6] and in regular columns published in the Huffington Post,[7] in Project Syndicate,[8] in the Guardian,[9] as well as the Chinese language periodical Nanfengchuang (南风窗,English:South Reviews)[10] and a Chinese language blog site on Caijing (‘财经’).[11] He was the recipient of the Huilin Prize in 2018.[12]


Bell is the author of books including:

He is the series editor of a translation series by Princeton University Press that aims to translate the original works of Chinese scholars:

He is also the editor of Confucian Political Ethics (Princeton University Press) and the co-editor of six books:


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