Daniel A. Bell（贝淡宁）is from Montreal and was educated at McGill University and Oxford University. He has held teaching posts in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and has held research fellowships at Princeton, Stanford, and Hebrew University. He was founding director of the Berggruen Institute's Center for Philosophy and Culture. He is currently Dean of the School of Political Science and Public Administration at Shandong University (Qingdao) and Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing). His books include The China Model, China's New Confucianism, Beyond Liberal Democracy, East Meets West, and The Spirit of Cities (co-authored with Avner de-Shalit), all published by Princeton University Press. His latest book (co-authored with Wang Pei) Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World will be published by Princeton University Press next year. He is founding editor of the Princeton-China series. He writes frequently for leading media outlets such as the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and his works have been translated in 23 languages. He has been interviewed in English, Chinese, and French. In 2018, he was awarded the Huilin Prize and was honored as a "Cultural Leader" by the World Economic Forum.