I am the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government (untenured) at Harvard University. I received my B.A. from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. My research has focused on the emergence and constraints of state institutions, with a regional focus on 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 new book "The Rise and Fall of the Chinese State, 618-1911" (under contract at Princeton University Press) to examine the long-term state development in China.
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