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

Refereed Journal Articles

  • “‘Land Grabbing’ in an Autocracy and a Multi-Party Democracy: China and India Compared”, Journal of Contemporary Asia, forthcoming.
  • (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.
  • “Engaging Huangniu (Brokers): Commodification of State-Society Bargaining in China”, Journal of Contemporary China, 28 (166), 2019.
  • “‘Thugs-for-Hire’: Subcontracting of State Coercion and State Capacity in China”, Perspectives on Politics, 16 (3), 2018.
  • “Thugs and Outsourcing of State Repression in China”, China Journal, July 2018.
  • (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.
  • “State-led Urbanization in China: Land Revenue and Concentrated Villagers’ Living,” China Quarterlyvol. 217, pp.162-179.
  • “The Apparent “Paradox” in China’s Climate Policies,” Asian Survey, 52(6), 2012.
  • “Between Developmental and Clientelist Local States: Explaining Rural Industrialization in China,” Comparative Politics, 44 (2), 2012.
  • “Fiscal Federalism and Soft Budget Constraint: The Case of China,” International Political Science Review, 33 (4), 2012.
  • “Communist Party and Financial Institutions: Institutional Design of China’s Post-Reform Rural Credit Cooperatives,” Pacific Affairs, 82(2), 2009.
  • “The Political Economy of Township Government Debt, Township Enterprises, and Rural Financial Institutions in China,” China Quarterly, vol. 186, 2006.
  • “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

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

  • (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).

  • “Social Unrest in China,” ECRAN, 2012.

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

Other Publications

Working Papers

I have a number of working papers on popular protest, state repression, state-society bargaining, urbanization and land reforms in China and India. Available upon request.