Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism with Meg Rithmire

Meg Rithmire talked with me about her new book, Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism: The Politics of Property Rights under Reform. If land prices and fiscal reforms aren’t enough to hold your interest, be on the lookout for the Bo Xilai anecdotes.

China in the International Financial System with Wang Hongying

Wang Hongying joins me to discuss Enter the Dragon: China in the International Financial System, a new book that she edited with Domenico Lombardi. The country’s evolving place in international finance is a key but understudied piece of “China’s rise.”

Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty with Sara Friedman

Sara Friedman joins me to discuss her new book, Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty. The book explores with incredible detail and nuance the exceptional world of borders, immigration, and sovereignty while keeping its focus on the people—Chinese and Taiwanese spouses, but also the bureaucrats that watch them—whose lives make up this story.

David McBride on the Academic Book Market

I break from form to talk with Oxford University Press editor David McBride about publishing academic books on China. He helped publish my first book, Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China, last year. Apologies for the background noise, the audio was recorded during the APSA meetings in San Francisco last week.

Rachel Stern and the Outpost Office

I talk with Rachel Stern about her paper “The Outpost Office: How International Law Firms Approach the China Market” (with Su Li), published in Law & Social Inquiry in 2015. Apologies for the long delay–this summer, I moved from Ohio State to Cornell. Now that I’m mostly set up in White Hall, I hope to record and release episodes regularly.