My paper, “Engaging a Huangniu: Commodification of State-Society Bargaining in China” , which analyzes how citizens and the state work with market brokers to bargain and defuse protests in housing demolition, will be forthcoming in the Journal of Contemporary China. Writing and theorizing this paper has been a lot of fun! Those to all those whoContinue reading “Updates”


I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, with joint appointment at the Asian Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs, where I currently serve as Director of Munk China Initiatives. I was An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in 2008-09. I am an expert inContinue reading “Biography”