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Research

Coauthored with Robert Harmel and Yao-Yuan Yeh. 

Objective. The purpose of this research is to explore whether location of a citizen’s residence is an important source of explanation for nationalistic attitudes in China.  Methods. Using data from a nationwide representative survey of Chinese adults and a multidimensional approach to nationalism, analyses include bivariate correlation and multiple regression.  Results. Significant support is found for twelve of sixteen hypotheses linking “location variables” to specific types of nationalistic attitudes, even when modeling with a substantial set of controls.  The hypothesis-supporting evidence touches all four dimensions of nationalism.  Conclusion. When it comes to development of nationalistic attitudes in China, location matters!

The effect of Xi's anti-corruption campaign on low-ranking officials
(Under review)

This article examines how the campaign affects bribery-related behaviors with the proxy of market prices of goods like alcohol and cigarettes using spatiotemporal autoregressive model. 

Figure: Number of provincial-level officials (or above) punished in each province during Xi's campaign until March 2021

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Alternative agents of “Good Citizenship” socialization in China
(Under Review)

 

Coauthored with Robert Harmel and Yao-Yuan Yeh. 

While previous research has addressed the role of education in the development of “good citizenship” norms in China, this paper addresses other agents of political opinion formation, including party membership, state-workplace education, and religion. 

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