I'm a Ph.D. student studying Chinese politics at the Harvard Government Department. My research focuses on the politics of urban development, seen through a distributive lens. In particular, I study the relationship between local governments, developers, landholders, and government officials, how those relationships are regulated, and the implications for the distribution of wealth generated by urban development. In large part, I do so by studying the politics of zoning in China, known in Chinese as detail control plans (控制性详细规划). More broadly, I research municipal politics in China.
I also help organize the Urban China Workshop. Before COVID, we used to meet in person in Boston. Now we meet on Zoom, with speakers from around the world. You can join our mailing list here.