Short Bio

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research has focused on state institutions, state building, and state-business relations in China. I am the author of Tying the Autocrat’s Hands: The Rise of the Rule of Law in China (Cambridge University Press, 2015). I am currently working on a project to use both current and historical data to examine long-term state developments in China. 

I received B.A. and M.A. from Peking University (Beijing, China) in 2003 and 2006 and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Michigan in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, I was assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. 

This is my CV.