Lance L. P. Gore is senior research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Washington and MA in sociology from Johns Hopkins University. He has done research and published on Chinese environmental politics (around the so-called "Green GDP" experiment), the reforms in China's steel industry, energy sector, patterns of entrepreneurship in Mainland China, the economic bureaucracies of Chinese government, cadre performance evaluation, the impact of China's socioeconomic changes on the Chinese Communist Party, industrial relations in China, elite politics and the People's Liberation Army. He developed and taught courses on the Politics and Societies in Southeast Asia, the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Contemporary Chinese Politics, Chinese Foreign Policy and International Political Economy at Bowdoin College (US). He also taught contemporary Chinese politics and modern Chinese history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University in Boston. He has published a book titled "Chinese Communist Party and China's Capitalist Revolution: the Political Impact of Market" (Routledge). His book "Market Communism: the Institutional Foundations of China's Post-Mao Hyper-Growth" was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. His most recent book is Chinese Politics Illustrated: the Cultural, Social and Historical Contexts (World Scientific 2014).