Academic Publications


Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China, Cornell University Press, 2012

Refereed Journal Articles

[13] “‘Land Grabbing’ in an Autocracy and a Multi-Party Democracy: China and India Compared”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 50 (3), 2020.

[12] (with Donglin Han) “What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country? Resources and Rewards vs. Risks of Protests in Urban and Rural China”, Political Studies, 67(1), 2019.

[11] “Engaging Huangniu (Brokers): Commodification of State-Society Bargaining in China”, Journal of Contemporary China, 28 (166), 2019.

[10] “‘Thugs-for-Hire’: Subcontracting of State Coercion and State Capacity in China”, Perspectives on Politics, 16 (3), 2018.

[9] “Thugs and Outsourcing of State Repression in China”, China Journal, July 2018.

[8] (with Guangwen He) “Chinese Rural Cooperative Finance in the Era of Post-commercialized Rural Credit Cooperatives”, Special Issue: Cooperatives in China, The Chinese Economy, 47 (3), July 2014.

[7] “State-led Urbanization in China: Land Revenue and Concentrated Villagers’ Living,” China Quarterly, 217, 2014.

[6] “The Apparent “Paradox” in China’s Climate Policies,” Asian Survey, 52(6), 2012.

[5] “Between Developmental and Clientelist Local States: Explaining Rural Industrialization in China,” Comparative Politics, 44 (2), 2012.

[4] “Fiscal Federalism and Soft Budget Constraint: The Case of China,” International Political Science Review, 33 (4), 2012.

[3] “Communist Party and Financial Institutions: Institutional Design of China’s Post-Reform Rural Credit Cooperatives,” Pacific Affairs, 82(2), 2009.

[2] “The Political Economy of Township Government Debt, Township Enterprises, and Rural Financial Institutions in China,” China Quarterly, vol. 186, 2006.

[1] “Multiple Principals and Collective Action: China’s Rural Credit Cooperatives and Poor Households’ Access to Credit,” Journal of East Asian Studies, 6(2), 2006.

Book Chapters and Reports

[4] “Reports on Social Unrest in China” in Handbook of Research on Politics in China, edited by David G. Goodman, 2015, (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).

[3] (with Christian Gobel) “Social Unrest in China” in China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors, edited by Kerry Brown, 2014, (London: Palgrave MacMillan).

[2] “Social Unrest in China,” ECRAN, 2012.

[1] “Greasing the Wheels of Development: Rural Credit in China,” Politics and Markets in Rural China, Bjorn Alpermann ed. London: Routledge, 2011.

Book Reviews and Other Academic Publications

[13] “Youth Engagements to Advance Canada-China Relations” (with James Flynn), in Moving Forward: 45 Years of Canada-China Relations, edited by David Mulroney and Joseph Wong, February 2016.

[12] “A Discussion of Daniel A. Bell’s The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy”, Perspectives on Politics, vol. 14, iss 1, March 2016.

[11] “The Financial Sector”, Oxford Bibliographies—Chinese Studies, Oxford University Press, 2012.

[10] Review of “Factions and Finance in China: Elite Politics and Inflation”, by Victor Shih, (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008), the China Journal, Issue 65, January 2011.

[9] “Rural Development Since 1978: Agricultural Policy”, The Encyclopaedia of Modern China, Vol. 3, Gale Modern China series, Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2009.

[8] “Rural Development Since 1978: Agricultural Banking”, The Encyclopaedia of Modern China, Vol. 3, Gale Modern China series, Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2009.

[7] Review of “Rural Democracy in China: The Role of Village Elections”, by Baogang He, (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), the China Journal, Issue 62, July 2009.

[6] Review of “A Chinese Economic Revolution: Rural Entrepreneurship in the Twentieth Century”, by Linda Grove, (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), the China Journal, Issue 60, July 2008.

[5] Review of “Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice”, edited by Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, and Kevin J. O’Brien, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005), the Journal of East Asian Studies, Issue 8, 2008.

[4] Review of “Financial Sector Reform in China”, edited by Yasheng Huang, Tony Saich, and Edward Steinfeld (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Asia Centre, 2005), the China Journal, Issue 56, July 2006.

[3] Review of “Taxation Without Representation in Contemporary Rural China”, by Thomas P. Bernstein and Xiaobo Lü (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003), the China Journal, Issue 51, January 2004.

[2] Review of “The Heart of Economic Reform: China’s Banking Reform and State Enterprise Restructuring”, by Donald D. Tong, (Hampshire, UK: Ashgate, 2002), the China Journal, Issue 51, January 2004.

[1] Review of “China’s Developmental Miracle: Origins, Transformations, and Challenges”, edited by Alvin So (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2003), the China Journal, Issue 50, July 2003.



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