Health Politics and Policy

[1] Xian Huang, Jane Duckett, “China’s Health Care System and Policies”, in Research Handbook on Health Policy, eds. by Daniel Beland, Tuba Agartan, and Martin Powell, Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming.

[2] Xian Huang, 2021, “Peace in the Shadow of Unrest: Medical Disturbance and State Response in China,” The China Quarterly, Vol 247 (September): 724-748. (URL)

[3] Xian Huang, Bingxiao Wu, 2020, “Impact of Health Insurance Integration on Health Care: Evidence from Rural China,” China Economic Review, 64 (December): 101543. (URL)

[4] Xian Huang, 2020, Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China, Oxford University Press. (URL)

[5] Xian Huang, Sung Eun Kim, 2020, “When Top-Down Meets Bottom-Up: Local Adoption of Social Policy Reform in China,” Governance, 33(2):343-364. (URL)

[6] Xian Huang, 2015, “Four Worlds of Welfare in China: Understanding Subnational Variation in Chinese Social Health Insurance,”The China Quarterly, Vol. 222 (June):449-474.(URL)

[7] Xian Huang, 2014,  “Expansion of Chinese Social Health Insurance: Who Gets What, How and When?” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.23 (89):923-951.(URL)

Inequality, Fairness, and Redistribution

[1] Xian Huang, Cai Zuo, 2023, “Economic Inequality, Distributive Unfairness, and Regime Support in East Asia,” Democratization, 30(2), 215-237. (URL)

[2] Xian Huang, Cai Zuo, 2021, “Bread or Roses: How Economic Inequality Affects Regime Support in China?” Political Studies, doi:10.1177/00323217211048040. (URL)

[3] Xian Huang, 2019, “Social Cleavages and Preferences for Government Redistribution in Contemporary China,” Studies in Comparative International Development, 54(3):415-450. (URL)

[4] Xian Huang, 2013,”The Politics of Social Welfare Reform in China: Social Welfare Preferences and Reform Policies,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol.18 (1): 61-85.(URL)

Political Support

[1] Xian Huang, 2020, “The Chinese Dream: Hukou, Social Mobility, and Trust in Government,” Social Science Quarterly, 101(5): 2052-2070. (URL)

[2] Xian Huang, Qin Gao, 2019, “Alleviating Poverty or Discontent: Impact of Social Assistance on Chinese Citizens’ Views of Government,” China: An International Journal, 17(1):76-95.(URL)

[3] Xian Huang, Qin Gao, 2018, “Does Social Insurance Participation Improve Assessment of Government Performance? Evidence from China,” Social Science Research,70 (February):28-40.(URL)

Social Policy and Reform

[1] Xian Huang, 2023, “Welfare Policy at the Local Level”, in Handbook on Local Governance in China: Structures, Variations, and Innovations, eds. by Ceren Ergenc and David S.G. Goodman, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1-80088-323-9.

[2] Xian Huang, 2012, “Collective Wage Bargaining and State-Corporatism in Contemporary China”, in The Chinese Corporatist State: Past, Present and Future, eds. by Jennifer Hsu and Reza Hasmath, Routledge, pp. 50-65. (URL)


[1] Xian Huang, 2023, “After Zero-Covid: Challenges Facing China’s Healthcare System .” Democracy Paradox, February 1, 2023.

[2] Xian Huang, 2022, ” Kerry E. Ratigan, Local Politics and Social Policy in China: Let Some Get Healthy First, (Cambridge University Press, 2022). 228 p., $99.99 hardcopy.” Journal of Chinese Political Science. doi: 10.1007/s11366-022-09843-x

[3] Xian Huang, 2022, “Response to Yanzhong Huang’s Review of Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China,” Perspectives on Politics, 20(2): 690-691. doi:10.1017/S1537592722001347

[4] Xian Huang, 2022, “Toxic Politics: China’s Environmental Health Crisis and Its Challenge to the Chinese State. By Yanzhong Huang. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 280p. $89.99 cloth, $29.99 paper,” Perspectives on Politics, 20(2), 686-688. doi:10.1017/S1537592722000913