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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public and International Affairs at the City University of Hong Kong. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Political Science at Maxwell School, Syracuse University. My research focuses on Chinese politics, authoritarian rules, political economy, and political behavior in authoritarian systems. Before Syracuse, I also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (MSc) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (BBA).
My primary research interest is in political behavior and political institutions of authoritarian regimes. In particular, I am interested in how authoritarian regimes and autocrats can maintain unique and exclusive incentives for regime allies and loyal supporters when there are increasing pressures to coopt, respond to, and be accountable to, the general public, especially when total resources are finite. My book project explores this question in the context of China’s anti-corruption and public welfare provision. I have other articles on Environmental Politics and Legislative Processes in China following this agenda.
Beyond my primary research, I have conducted studies on Environmental Politics, policy advocacy, authoritarian control and repression, and public opinions on domestic and foreign issues in China. My research has been funded by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. Some of my works have appeared, or will soon appear, in Democratization, Governance, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and others. I also have interests in Identity Politics and Asian American political attitudes in U.S. electoral politics. I have methodological interests in utilizing the survey experiment method to study public opinion.
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