Welcome! I am an assistant professor of political science and faculty associate of the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. My research focuses on the domestic and international political economy of China. My current book project examines the domestic sources of the wide variation in both statutory (de jure) and administered (de facto) protection across Chinese manufacturing industries during and after China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). 

My research has appeared or is forthcoming in Asian SurveyChinese Journal of International Politics, Chinese Political Science ReviewForeign Policy Analysis, International Studies QuarterlyJournal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Research and Politics as well as edited volumes, and has received grants and awards from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Association of Chinese Political Studies, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the China Times Cultural Foundation, and the Chinese Ministry of Education. A native of Shanghai, China, I received my Bachelor's degree in English and international studies from China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, Master's degrees in political science and statistics from the University of Georgia, and Doctor of Philosophy in political science from Stanford University. My first name is pronounced "shee·ow ji·win".

For the 2014-2015 academic year, I was a Princeton-Harvard China and the World Fellow at Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

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