Publications

Forthcoming
Elizabeth J. Perry. Forthcoming. “Cultural Governance in Contemporary China: ‘Re-Orienting’ Party Propaganda.” In TO GOVERN CHINA: EVOLVING PRACTICES OF POWER (Vivienne Shue and Patricia Thornton, eds.). Cambridge University Press.
Elizabeth J. Perry. Forthcoming. “Is the Chinese Communist Regime Legitimate?” In THE CHINA QUESTIONS (Michael Szonyi and Jennifer Rudolph, eds.). Harvard University Press. Article
Co-edited with Prasenjit Duara. Forthcoming. BEYOND REGIMES: CHINA AND INDIA COMPARED. Harvard University Press.
Co-authored with Devesh Kapur. Forthcoming. “Higher Education Reform in China and India: The Role of the State.” In BEYOND REGIMES: CHINA AND INDIA COMPARED (Prasenjit Duara and Elizabeth J. Perry, eds.). Harvard University Press.
2016
Elizabeth J. Perry. 6/2016. “The Promise of PRC History.” JOURNAL OF MODERN CHINESE HISTORY, 10, 1. Article
2015
Elizabeth J. Perry. 11/2015. “Narrating the Past to Interpret the Present (interview with Lu Hanchao).” THE CHINESE HISTORICAL REVIEW, Pp. 160-173. Article
Elizabeth J. Perry. 11/2015. “The Populist Dream of Chinese Democracy.” JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES. Article
Elizabeth J. Perry. 8/2015. “Reflecting on Anyuan.” THE PRC HISTORY REVIEW, 1, 2, Pp. 17-19.
Co-authored with Devesh Kapur. 5/2015. “Higher Education Reform in China and India: The Role of the State [in Chinese].” QINGHUA DAXUE JIAOYU YANJIU, 36, 3, Pp. 1-20.
Elizabeth J. Perry. 3/2015. “New Media and Internet Mass Incidents [in Chinese] (interview with Miao Weishan).” XUESHU JIAOLIU, 252, Pp. 209-213.
Elizabeth J. Perry. 2015. “Rupture or Continuity? Cultural Governance across the 1949 Divide [in Chinese].” XUEHAI, 1, Pp. 48-49.
Co-edited with Chen Hongmin. 2015. WHAT IS THE BEST KIND OF HISTORY? [in Chinese] . Zhejiang University Press.
Elizabeth J. Perry. 2015. “Higher Education and Authoritarian Resilience: The Case of China, Past and Present”. View Working PaperAbstract
Why are some autocracies more durable than others? In analyzing the institutional mechanisms that sustain authoritarian regimes, and help to explain their historical longevity as well as their persistence in the 21st century, we may first want to take a brief detour back in time to consider the most durable authoritarian political system in world history: imperial China. Two millennia of Chinese imperial rule offer rich material for generating hypotheses about the bases of authoritarian resilience. Moreover the surprising success of the contemporary People’s Republic of China (PRC), where a largely unreformed Communist Party has presided over stunning and sustained economic growth, renders that country’s long experience with authoritarian rule of particular relevance. Inasmuch as PRC leaders and Party theoreticians frequently point to the Chinese past as a source of valuable lessons for present-day governance, consideration of China’s historical record is of more than arcane academic interest.
Devesh Kapur Elizabeth J. and Perry. 2015. “Higher Education Reform in India and China: The Role of the State”. View Working Paper
2014
Elizabeth J. Perry. 9/2014. “Citizen Contention and Campus Calm: The Paradox of Chinese Civil Society.” CURRENT HISTORY, Pp. 211-217. Article
Elizabeth J. Perry. 4/2014. “Growing Pains: Challenges for a Rising China.” DAEDALUS.
Elizabeth J. Perry (ed.). 4/2014. “GROWING PAINS: CHALLENGES FOR A RISING CHINA.” special issue of DAEDALUS.
Elizabeth J. Perry. 2014. “Scaling China’s Ivory Tower.” In Beyond Bibliometrics – Identifying the Best, Pp. 26-27. Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
2013
Elizabeth J. Perry. 1/2013. “Managing Student Protest in Republican China: Yenching and St. John’s Compared.” FRONTIERS IN THE HISTORY OF CHINA [Chinese version in ZHONGGUO XUESHU, no. 34 (2015)], 8, 1. Article
2012
Elizabeth J. Perry. 12/2012. “The Illiberal Challenge of Authoritarian China.” TAIWAN JOURNAL OF DEMOCRACY, 8, 2, Pp. 3-15.

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