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.


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. 2022. "Blood Is Thicker Than Water: Elite Kinship Networks and State Building in Imperial China." American Political Science Review 116 (3): 896-910. [APSR Link][Supplementary Materials][Replication File][Chinese Translation]

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.


Dincecco, Mark, and Yuhua Wang. Forthcoming. "State Capacity in Historical Political Economy."  In Oxford Handbook of Historical Political Economy, Jeff Jenkins and Jared Rubin, eds., Oxford University Press.

Yuhua Wang. 2018. “Can the Chinese Communist Party Learn from Chinese Emperors?" In The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power, Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi, eds., Harvard University Press. [Covered by Los Angeles Review of Books] [全书简体中文版下载]

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.