Marc Blecher
Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio 44074


Office: Rice Hall 224

Office phone: 440.775.8493
Department office: 440.775.8487
Department fax: 440.775.8898
Home phone: 440.774.4702
London home: (+44) (0) (20) 7681.4800
London mobiles: (+44) (0) 7905.299644
and (+44) (0) 7827.729430
China mobile: (+86)132.6190.9720

email: marc.blecher@oberlin.edu

Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-6:00
(sign up here) or by appointment

Oberlin Online
Department of Politics

Enjoying café life in Biot, France with
future colleague Solomon Nichols Blecher


I received my B.S. degree from Cornell University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. My specialty is Chinese politics, on which I have published five books and dozens of articles on local politics, popular participation, and political economy. I teach about these subjects as well as Asian politics and political economy, Marxist theory, and comparative politics. My current research focuses on two projects: workers' politics in contemporary China, and the political economy of urban space in a small Chinese city.
This video profile concerns my teaching and its relationship to my scholarship. It also explains how I reconcile my politics with owning a sports car.

Professional Work
   Curriculum Vitć
  
Books

Recent appearances on Democracy Now!
  
On human rights
    On political economy

DELICIOUS PLUG FROM FORMER STUDENT, NOW MEGA-NOVELIST, GARY SHTEYNGART (ON WCPN, FEBRUARY 18, 2014), IN WHICH HE ALSO GETS HILARIOUS ABOUT OBERLIN

Recent appearance on WKSU

VIDEO OF OUR AMAZING 2012 LONDON PROGRAM

Video of OUR 2012 London Program visit to Tyneside

Drop box

My London flat (available for occasional rental)!

Current courses and syllabi

First Year Seminar 094: Das Kapital
Politics 110: Revolution, Socialism and “Reform" in China

Recent courses and syllabi

Politics 212: Political Economy of Development in Asia
Politics 313: Seminar on The Transition
to Capitalism in China

Politics 239: Marxian Theory

Politics 911/912: Class, Gender, Race and Politics the UK/
  Research Workshop: Politics and Society in Britain