Work in Progress

"The Rise and Fall of the Chinese State, 618-1911." Book manuscript under contract at Princeton University Press.

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

"State-in-Society 2.0." Review article commissioned by Comparative Politics. [PDF]

"China in the World: A New Paradigm for Scholarship," with M. Taylor Fravel (MIT) and Melanie Manion (Duke University). Introduction to a special issue under review. [PDF]

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

"How Social Cleavages Facilitate State Revenue Extraction: Evidence from Qing China," with Shom Mazumder (Harvard University). [PDF]

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

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

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