Niu Ke is an associate professor of Department of History, Peking University, and also a researcher at PKU’s Center for Studies of World Modernization Process. He received his B.A. in 1992 and Ph.D. in 1998 from PKU. His research interests include East Asian NICs development process, development/modernization theories, Cold War history, U.S. aid/development policy to the Third World and its influences, and the interactions between U.S. social sciences and government policy. His research at the Harvard-Yenching institute focused on the U.S. role in Taiwan’s postwar development.