Welcome! I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).
My research interests include the political economy of development, authoritarian governance, and social movements, with a regional focus on China.
I received my PhD in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and my BA in Journalism from Tsinghua University.
- "Mao's Last Revolution: A Loyalty-Competence Tradeoff" (with Ying Bai). Public Choice, accepted. pdf
- "Online Political Participation in China: Local Government and Differentiated Response" (with Yongshun Cai). 2018. The China Quarterly, forthcoming. pdf
- "New Information Communication Technologies and Social Protest in China: Information as Common Knowledge" (with Yongshun Cai). 2016. Asian Survey, 56(4): 731-753. pdf
- “Social Protest, State Response, and Regime Legitimacy in China” (with Yongshun Cai). 2016. In Dongtao Qi and Lijun Yang, eds. Social Development and Social Policy: International Experiences and China's Reform. Singapore: World Scientific, 357-382. pdf
- "How Are the Exposed Disciplined? Media and Political Accountability in China" (with Judy Xinyu Cai). Journal of Contemporary China, conditionally accepted. pdf
- "Political Elites and Hometown Favoritism in Famine-stricken China" (with James Kai-sing Kung). Journal of Comparative Economics, revise and resubmit. pdf
- "Making a High-Profile Case: The Politics of Media Exposure in China" (with Yongshun Cai). Under review.
- "The Geography of Power Elites in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from China."
- "Rumors and Social Protests in China" (with Yongshun Cai).