East Asian Studies
Department Chair:
Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

Administrative Assistant:
Amy Redden

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8313
Fax: (440) 775-6565

Peters Hall, Room 316
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:00-12:00, 1:00-4:30

Marc Blecher

Marc Blecher

James Monroe Professor of Politics/Department Chair 
Professor of East Asian Studies

Contact Information


Rice Hall 224
(440) 775-8493

Personal Office Hours:
Monday 4:30-6:00 p.m. Wednesday 12:45-2:15 p.m. or by appointment

Personal Web Site:

Marc Blecher

Marc Blecher

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1969
  • Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1972
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1978

Marc Blecher is professor of politics and East Asian studies. He received a BS degree from Cornell and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. His specialty is Chinese politics, and he has published several books and dozens of articles on local politics, popular participation, and political economy in China. His current research on China focuses on two projects: workers' politics and local governments' role in economic development. He teaches about these subjects as well as Asian politics and political economy, Marxist theory, and comparative politics.

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Curriculum Vitae 

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