Juan Wang

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Juan Wang
Contact Information

855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email address: 
juan.wang2 [at] mcgill.ca
Leacock 524

PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Research areas: 
Comparative Government and Politics
Areas of interest: 

Chinese Politics, Contentious Politics, Law and Politics

Historical Institutionalism, Relational Approach, Content and Discourse Analysis

Selected publications: 


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

[Critical Dialogue in Perspectives on Politics with Ralph Thaxton, Vol. 17, Issue 3 (2019), pp. 843-847.]



Book Reviews

  • 2021. Rogier Creemers and Susan Trevaskes eds. Law and the Party in China: Ideology and Organisation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021). The China Quarterly, 247: 903-905. 
  • 2020. Kwai Huang Ng and Xin He, Embedded Courts: Judicial Decision-Making in China (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017). Journal of Chinese Political Science, 25:165-166.   
  • 2018. David J. Bulman, Incentivized Development in China: Leaders, Governance, and Growth in China's Counties (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). Journal of Chinese Political Science, 23(2):303-304.
  • 2011. Lim Tai Wei, Oil in China: From Self-Reliance to Internationalization (Singapore: World Scientific, 2010). The China Journal, 65:221-222.
  • 2006. Zhao Suisheng, A Nation-State by Construction: Dynamics of Modern Chinese Nationalism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004). Journal of East Asian Studies, 6:473-476.


Opinion Pieces



-Population Classification in Communist China and North Korea

-Policing in Communist China and the Soviet Union

-The Historical Origin of Powerful Police in China

-Hukou Work and Everyday Policing in Communist China (1949-1963)



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