Work in Progress

"The Rise and Fall of the Chinese State, 618-1911." Book manuscript in preparation.

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

"Internal Conflict and State Development: Evidence from Imperial China," with Mark Dincecco (University of Michigan). [PDF]

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

"SonsĀ 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]