Juan Wang


Assistant Professor

PhD, Johns Hopkins University

                       juan.wang2 [at] mcgill.ca ([email contact])




Research interests

Chinese Politics, Contentious Politics, Authoritarian Politics


Peer-Reviewed Publications


The Sinews of State Power: The Rise and Demise of The Cohesive Local State in Rural China (Oxford University Press, March 2017).


"Managing Social Stability: The Perspective of A Local Government in China," Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 15 (2015), pp. 1-25.

"Shifting Boundaries between the State and Society: Village Cadres as New Activists in Collective Petition," The China Quarterly, Vol. 211 (2012), pp. 697-717.

The Political Economy of Earmarked Transfers in a State-Designated Poor County in Western China: Central Policies and Local Responses” (with Mingxing Liu, Ran Tao, & Rachel Murphy), The China Quarterly, Vol. 200 (2009), pp. 973-994

The Politics of Poverty Mis-targeting in China,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 12, No. 3 (2007), pp. 219-236

Going beyond Township and Village Enterprises in Rural China,” Journal of Contemporary China, Issue 14, Vol. 42 (2005), pp. 171-181



"What's Wrong about Corruption? The Anti-Corruption Education and Corruption in China," under review.

"Political Resources and Divergent Court Empowerment: Subnational Comparison in China," with Wenting Liang, under review

"Negotiating the Authoritarian State: An Organizational Approach" 

"Political Competition and Criminal Procedure Law in China"