Steven W. Mosher is the President of the Population Research Institute (1995 to present) and an internationally recognized authority on China and population and development issues, as well as an acclaimed author and speaker.
He has been invited to address the national security and defense communities on China-related matters and to testify before Congress on such topics as China, world demographics, and human rights. Most recently, he has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Beijing’s ongoing crackdown on dissent, before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (The Helsinki Commission) on the security implications of declining birthrates among our European and Asian allies, before the House Committee on the Judiciary on Sex Selection Abortions in China and India, and before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (The Helsinki Commission) on China’s decision to implement a Two-Child Policy.
In 1991 he was appointed to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on Broadcasting to the PRC, which laid the groundwork for the establishment of Radio Free Asia. RFA broadcasts uncensored news and information to the PRC and the other remaining Communist states in Asia.
From 1986 to 1995 he served as the Director of the Asian Studies Center at The Claremont Institute, where he promoted democracy and human rights in China and Asia
From 1988 to 1989 he was Bradley Resident Scholar at The Heritage Foundation.
From 1995 to 1999 he was Vice President of international Affairs at Human Life International.
He was educated at the University of Washington (B.S. Biological Oceanography, M.S. Biological Oceanography), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Chinese language course), and Stanford University (M.A., East Asian Studies, M.A., Anthropology)
In 1979 he was selected by the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. State Department to be the first American social scientist permitted to do extensive field research in China since the Communist revolution. His research proposal was originally turned down by the Chinese side, and it took the intervention of the U.S. President to win approval from Paramount Leader Deng Xiaoping for his studies. This in turn gave him near total access to local Party leaders, activities and records. As a result, he was able to document the enormous human cost of the Communist revolution in Broken Earth and other publications. Among other things, he is the only Western eyewitness to the forced abortions and sterilizations that are used to enforce China’s “Planned Birth” policy of first one and now two children. He has returned to China many times over the years.
He is the author and/or editor of ten books on China and East Asia and hundreds of scholarly articles, editorials and opinion pieces. His books include: Hegemon: China’s Plan to Dominate Asia and the World (Encounter Books, 2000), A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy (Harper Collins, 1993), Population Control: Real Costs and Illusory Benefits (Transaction Press, 2008), China Misperceived: American Illusions and Chinese Reality (The New Republic, 1991), Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese (The Free Press, 1983), The Bully of Asia: Xi Jinping and Chinese Chauvinism (Regnery Press), A History of the One Child Policy.
Articles by Mosher have appeared in numerous publications including Breitbart, The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, The New Republic, The Washington Post, National Review, Reason, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Freedom Review, Linacre Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Human Life Review, and First Things. He has also made TV appearances on Fox News, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, 20/20, and CNN news, as well as being a regular guest on talk radio shows across the nation.