Juan Wang

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Leacock 524, 855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

Email: juan.wang2 [at] mcgill.ca


Juan Wang

PhD, Johns Hopkins University


Research areas: 
Comparative Government and Politics
Areas of interest: 

My research interests are centered around "the state," its construction, its boundary, its internal dynamics, and its constitutive interactions with "non-state" forces.

Empirically, I focus on the People's Republic of China and examine interactions between different levels of local governments, between different legal and judicial institutions, the issue of agency control, the building of bureaucracy, and the epistemology of the state. 

Methodologically, I adopt qualitative and historical research. 


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

Opinion Pieces

Associate Professor
Back to top