Yuhua Wang. 2015. Tying the Autocrat’s Hands: The Rise of the Rule of Law in China. Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics).

Yuhua Wang. 2022. The Rise and Fall of Imperial China: The Social Origins of State Development. Princeton University Press (Princeton Studies in Contemporary China). [Replication Package]


Melanie Manion and Yuhua Wang (guest co-editors). 2021. "China in the World." Special issue of Studies in Comparative International Development.


Yuhua Wang. Forthcoming. "Blood Is Thicker Than Water: Elite Kinship Networks and State Building in Imperial China." American Political Science Review. [APSR FirstView][Supplementary Materials][Replication File][Chinese Translation]

Pamela J. Clouser McCann, Charles R. Shipan, and Yuhua Wang. Forthcoming. "Measuring the Legislative Design of Judicial Review of Agency Actions." Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization. [JLEO Advance View][Supplementary Appendix]

Yuhua Wang and Bruce Dickson. 2022. "How Corruption Investigations Undermine Regime Support: Evidence from China." Political Science Research and Methods 10(1): 33-48. [PSRM Link][Web Appendix][Replication File]

Yuhua Wang. 2021. State-in-Society 2.0: Toward Fourth-Generation Theories of the State." Comparative Politics 54(1): 175-198. [CP Link]

Yuhua Wang. 2021. The Political Legacy of Violence during China's Cultural Revolution" British Journal of Political Science 51 (2): 463-487. [BJPS Link][Web Appendix][Replication File]

M. Taylor Fravel, Melanie Manion, and Yuhua Wang. 2021. "A "China in the World" Paradigm for Scholarship." Studies in Comparative International Development 56 (1): 1-17.

Yuhua Wang. 2018. Relative Capture: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Chinese Judiciary.” Comparative Political Studies 51 (8): 1012-1041.  [CPS Link][Web Appendix][Replication File]

Mark Dincecco and Yuhua Wang. 2018. Violent Conflict and Political Development over the Long Run: China versus Europe.”  Annual Review of Political Science 21: 341-358. [Chinese Translation]

Yuhua Wang. 2017. Betting on a Princeling. Studies in Comparative International Development 52 (4): 395-415. [Web Appendix]

Yuhua Wang. 2016. Beyond Local Protectionism: China’s State-Business Relations in the Last Two Decades. The China Quarterly 226:  319-341. [Web Appendix]

Yuhua Wang and Carl Minzner. 2015. “The Rise of the Chinese Security State.” The China Quarterly 222: 339-359.

Yuhua Wang. 2015. “Politically Connected Polluters under Smog.” Business & Politics 17(1): 97-124. [Web Appendix]

Yuhua Wang. 2014. “Empowering the Police: How the Chinese Communist Party Manages Its Coercive Leaders.” The China Quarterly 219: 625-648.

Yuhua Wang. 2014. “Institutions and Bribery in an Authoritarian State.” Studies in Comparative International Development 49(2): 217-241. [Covered by The New York Times]

Yuhua Wang. 2014. “Coercive Capacity and the Durability of the Chinese Communist State.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 47(1): 13-25.

Yuhua Wang. 2013. “Court Funding and Judicial Corruption in China.” The China Journal 69: 43-63.


Gallagher, Mary, and Yuhua Wang. 2011. “Users and Non-Users: Legal Experience and its Effect on Legal Consciousness.” In Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China, Margaret Woo and Mary Gallagher, eds., Cambridge University Press, 204-233.