I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University.

My research interests include (1) political causes and consequences of social inequality, stratification, and (im)mobility; (2) redistribution, social welfare, and health policies; (3) public opinion and preferences under authoritarian rule. The regional focus of my research is China and East Asia.

I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on authoritarian politics, comparative political economy, political economy of East Asia, and Chinese politics. I am an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Chinese Studies at Rutgers University and an associate in the China Center for Social Policy at Columbia University.

Before joining Rutgers, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania. I received a PhD of Political Science from Columbia University. I got BA degrees in Political Science and Economics, and a MA degree in Political Science from Peking University (Beijing, China). During my study at Peking University, I worked at the Research Center for Contemporary China as a research assistant.

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