Work in Progress

Building a Paper Tiger: The Politics Behind China’s State Development. Book manuscript in preparation.

"Elite Kinship Network and State Building: Theory and Evidence from Imperial China." [PDF]

"How Corruption Investigations Undermine Regime Support: Evidence from China," with Bruce Dickson (George Washington University). [PDF]

"The Political Legacy of Violence during China's Cultural Revolution." [PDF]

"The Monopoly over Violence in a Late Modernizer: Evidence from Imperial China," with Mark Dincecco (University of Michigan). [PDF]

"Sons and Lovers: Political Stability in China and Europe before the Great Divergence." [PDF]

"Becoming Political Candidates in China: Elite University Network and Selectoral Advantage," with Hanzhang Liu (University of Pennsylvania). [PDF]