Tying the Autocrat’s Hands with Wang Yuhua

On this third episode of the ChinaLab podcast, I chat with Wang Yuhua who is currently an assistant professor of political science at UPenn (but will be at Harvard starting next fall) about his new book, Tying the Autocrat’s Hands: The Rise of the Rule of Law in China, published this year by Cambridge University Press.

Building a New Countryside with Kristen Looney

This new episode of the ChinaLab podcast has my conversation with Kristen Looney of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service about her research on rural development. In particular, we focused on her paper, “China’s Campaign to Build a New Socialist Countryside: Village Modernization, Peasant Councils, and the Ganzhou Model of Rural Development,” which is forthcoming at the China Quarterly.