Research

Publications
(* denotes graduate student coauthors)

Peer-Reviewed Articles
  1. "China's Evolving Motivations and Goals in UN Peacekeeping Participation" (with Songying Fang and Fanglu Sun), Forthcoming in International Journal.

  2. "Business as Usual? Economic Responses to Political Tensions between China and Japan" (with Adam Liu*), Forthcoming in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.

  3. "Unpacking the Patterns of Corporate Restructuring during China's SOE Reform"  (with Jean Oi), Forthcoming in Economic and Political Studies, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 118-134.

  4. "The Face of Internet Recruitment: Evaluating Labor Markets of Online Crowdsourcing Platforms in China" (with Weiyi Shi and Boliang Zhu), Research and Politics (2018), Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 1-8.  [download]

  5. "Public Perceptions of International Leadership in China and the United States" (with Stefano Burzo*), Chinese Political Science Review (2018), Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 81-99. [download]

  6. "Individual Preferences for FDI in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from China" (with Ka Zeng), Journal of Experimental Political Science (2017), Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 195-205. [download] [replication]

  7. "Does Conditionality Still Work? China’s Development Assistance and Democracy in Africa", Chinese Political Science Review (2017), Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 201-220. [download] [appendix]
    - Media Coverage: BBC NewsCNNQuartz Africa

  8. “Chinese Citizens’ Trust in Japan and South Korea: Findings from a Four-City Survey” (with Dingding Chen and Jianwei Wang), International Studies Quarterly (2016), Volume 60, Issue 4, pp. 778-789 [download] [appendix] [replication data] [codes]

  9. "Measuring Local Corruption in China: A Cautionary Tale", Journal of Chinese Political Science (2016), Volume 21, Issue 1, pp. 21-38[download]

  10. “Who Pollutes? Ownership Type and Environmental Performance of Chinese Firms” (with Chris Chan*), Journal of Contemporary China (2016), Volume 25, Issue 98, pp. 248-263. [download]
    - Blogged by CNPolitics (政见): 哪种中国企业更“敢于”污染?

  11. “Understanding China's Behavioral Change in the WTO Dispute Settlement System: Power, Capacity and Normative Constraints in Trade Adjudication", Asian Survey (2012), Volume 52, Issue 6: 1111-1137. [download]

  12. “U.S. Military Aid and Recipient Country Cooperation” (with Patricia Sullivan and Brock Tessman), Foreign Policy Analysis 7(3): 275-294. [download] [online appendix] [replication]

  13. “Social Rewards and Socialization Effects: an Alternative Explanation to the Motivation behind China’s Participation in International Institutions”. Chinese Journal of International Politics (2010), Issue 3, Volume 3: 347-377. [Best Doctoral Paper Award, Association of Chinese Political Studies, 2009] [download]
    Reprinted in Xuefeng Sun, Matt Ferchen and M. Taylor Fravel (eds.) China's Rise and International Norms. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Book Chapters

  1. “Environmental Management, Financing and Performance in Chinese Firms: Evidence from a Nationwide Survey”, in Bingqiang Ren and Huisheng Shou (eds.) Governing the Chinese Environment in a Changing Society: Dynamics, Challenges, and Prospects (2013), Palgrave Macmillan.

  2. “Learning and Socialization in International Institutions: China’s Experience with the WTO Dispute Settlement System”, in Mingjiang Li (ed.) China Joins Global Governance: Cooperation and Contentions (2012)Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Books. 

  3. “Reciprocity and Adaptation in U.S-China Foreign Policy Behaviors”, in Robert Grafstein and Fan Wan (eds.) A Bridge Too Far?: Commonalities and Differences between China and the U.S, (2009), Rowman & Littlefield: Lexington Books. [download]

Other Publications
  1. "Xi’s China a source of worry and wonder for Canadians” (with Paul Evans), The Globe and Mail, October 26, 2017. [download]

  2. "Pragmatism admist Anxiety: Canadian Opinions on China and Canada-China Relations” (with Paul Evans), Institute of Asian Research, October 17, 2017. [download]

  3.  "China as a Trading Superpower", in Nicholas Kitchen (ed.) China's Geoeconomic Strategy, LSE IDEAS Special Report (2012) 12, London School of Economics, London, UK. [download]

  4. “Legalizing Nuclear Abandonment: When Do States Enter Nuclear Weapons Free Zones?” (with Matthew Fuhrmann) , Harvard Kennedy School Managing the Atom Project, March 14, 2008. 

  5. “China and Multilateral Export Control Regimes: A Case of Socialization Effects in International Institutions”, The Monitor (2006), Volume 12, Issue 1: 10-14, Center for International Trade and Security.

Selected Work in Progress
  1. "Historical Ownership and Territorial Indivisibility" (with Songying Fang), revise and resubmit, Journal of Politics. [download]

  2. “Correcting the Misperceptions of Chinese Investments in Canada: Evidence from a Survey Experiment" (with Yingqiu Kuang* and Linting Zhang*), revise and resubmit, Canadian Journal of Political Science.

  3. "To Join or Not to Join? How Chinese Firms View the Belt and Road Initiative" (with Ka Zeng), revise and resubmit, Pacific Affairs.

  4. "Domestic Responses to Global Production Diversion: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms” (with Robert Gulotty), revise and resubmit.

  5. "The Political Economy of China's WTO Accession", under review.

  6. "Territorial Indivisibility and Domestic Preference for Dispute Resolution: Evidence from Japan" (with Songying Fang, Daina Chiba, and Atsushi Tago), under review. [download]

  7. "Public Opinion, International Reputation and Audience Cost in an Authoritarian Regime" (with Dingding Chen), working paper.

  8. Repaying the State's Helping Hand: Political Connection as a Reciprocal Exchange” (with Jean Oi and Chaohua Han), in revision.

  9. “Explaining Regulatory Discrimination in China: A Mixed Methods Approach” (with Yuen Yuen Ang), work in progress. [supported by a Center for International Business Education and Research Grant, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan]