Dissertation: "The Control of Foreign Direct Investment in a Socialist State: Equity Joint Ventures in the People's Republic of China."
M.Phil. (1983) and M.A. (1982) Yale University (Political Science).
A.B. Smith College, 1980 (Government).
BOOKS PUBLISHED China's New Business Elite: The Political Consequences of Economic Reform. University of California Press (hardcover, 1997; paperback 1999.)
Joint Ventures in the People's Republic of China: The Control of Foreign Direct Investment Under Socialism. Princeton University Press (hardcover, 1991; paperback, 1992).
International Political Economy in China: The Global Conversation, (Routledge Press, forthcoming 2015) ISBN: 978-1-138-85115-3. Co-editors: Gregory T. Chin, Margaret M. Pearson, Wang Yong. [Co-edited book publication of “International Political Economy in China: The Global Conversation” (co-editor with Gregory Chin). Review of International Political Economy 20:6 (Dec. 2013).]
ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS “Invest, Hold-Up or Accept? China in Multilateral Governance,” (with Scott Kastner and Chad Rector. (Forthcoming in Security Studies.)
“Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Sanctions, Shared Beliefs and Local Defiance in China,” (with Ciqi Mei), The China Journal, No. 72 (July 2014).
Special Issue on “International Political Economy in China: The Global Conversation” (co-editor with Gregory Chin). Review of International Political Economy 20:6 (Dec. 2013).
“Globalization and the Role of the State” (with Tianbiao Zhu, Beijing Univ.), in Review of International Political Economy20:6. Special Issue on International Political Economy in China: The Global Conversation” (eds. Gregory Chin & Margaret Pearson). (Dec. 2013; published online April 2013). DOI:10.1080/09692290.2013.773552.
“Introduction: IPE in China” (with Gregory Chin and Wang Yong), in Special Issue on International Political Economy in China: The Global Conversation (co-editor with Gregory Chin). Review of International Political Economy 20:6 (Dec. 2013).
“Domestic Institutional Constraints on China’s Leadership in East Asian Economic Cooperation Mechanisms,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 19, No. 66 (September, 2010). [Republished in China and East Asian Regionalism (Routledge Press, 2012), and in China and the World, Shaun Breslin, Carla Freeman and Simon Shen, eds. (Sage Publications, 2014).]
“Regulating Decentralized State Industries: China’s Auto Industry,” coauthored with Yukyung Yeo, China Review, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 2008): 231–259.
“Governing the Chinese Economy: Regulatory and Administrative Reform in the Service of the State,” Public Administration Review (Vol. 67, Issue 4, July-Aug. 2007).
“The Business of Governing Business in China: Institutions and Norms of the Emerging Regulatory State,” World Politics, Vol. 57, No. 2 (January 2005): 296-322.
“China’s WTO Implementation in Comparative Perspective,” Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Summer 2004): 567-583. Reprinted in China as a Rising World Power and its Response to Globalization, edited by Ronald Keith. (London and New York: Routledge, 2005).
"The Janus Face of Business Associations in China: Socialist Corporatism in Foreign Enterprises." Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs [now The China Journal] , 31 (January, 1994).
"Breaking the Bonds of 'Organized Dependence': Foreign Sector Managers in China." Studies in Comparative Communism, 25: 1 (March, 1992): 57-77.
"The Erosion of Controls Over Foreign Capital in China, 1979-1988: Having their Cake and Eating it Too?" Modern China, 17: 1 (January, 1991): 112-150.
CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES, ARTICLES IN NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS "State-Owned Business and Party-State Regulation in China’s Modern Political Economy," in
State Capitalism, Institutional Adaptation, and the Chinese Miracle, edited by Barry Naughton and Kellee Tsai (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
“The Chinese State & Market: Toward the 13th Five-Year Plan,” in Commentary Collection on the State and Market in China: Toward the 13th Five-Year Plan (Washington, DC: CSIS, 2016)
“China’s Foreign Economic Relations and Policies,” inOxford Handbook on the International Relations of Asia, edited by John Ravenhill, Rosemary Foot, and Saadia Pekkanen (Oxford University Press, 2015)
“Local Defiance: How Shared Beliefs Among Local Officials Creates Unintended Paths of Policy Diffusion and Sources of Innovation,” with Ciqi Mei (Tsinghua University), in The Politics and Patterns of Policy Diffusion in China, William Hurst and Jessica Teets, eds. (Routledge Press, 2015.)
“Winning Hearts and Minds? On the sources and efficacy of economic engagement policies in US-China and China-Taiwan relations,” with Scott Kastner, in The Political Economy of Regional Peacemaking, Scott Lobell and Norrin Ripsman, eds. (forthcoming, Univ of Michigan Press, 2016 forthcoming).
“Regulation and Regulatory Politics in China’s Tiered Economy,” in Scott Kennedy (ed.), Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China's Capitalist Transformation (Stanford University Press, 2011). “Business Professionalism in Mainland China: Wading in Shallow Waters,” in William Alford, William Kirby, and Kenneth Winston (eds.), The Professions in China (NY: Routledge, 2010).
“The Impact of the PRC’s Economic Crisis Response on Regulatory Institutions,” China Analysis, No. 78 (February 2010).
“Trade Policy and Regulatory Politics: China’s WTO Implementation in Comparative Perspective,” in David Zweig and Zhimin Chen (eds.), China’s Reforms and International Political Economy(London: Routledge, 2007): ch. 6.
“China in Geneva: Lessons from China’s Early Years in the World Trade Organization,” in Alistair Iain Johnston and Robert Ross (eds.), New Directions in the Study of China’s Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2006): 587-644.
“Yi Bijiao de Yanguang kan zhongguo dui rushi xieyi de shishi” [“Comparative Perspective on China’s WTO Implementation,”] in Chen Zhimin and David Zweig (eds.) Guoji Zhengzhi Jingjixue yu Zhongguo de Quanqiuhua [IPE and China’s Globalization] (Shanghai: Shanghai Sanlian Shudian Publishers: 2006): 262-284.
“The Institutional, Political, and Global Foundations of China’s Trade Liberalization,” in Japan and China in the World Political Economy, Saadia Pekkanen and Kellee S. Tsai (eds.). (New York: Routledge Press, 2005): 89-107.
“China’s Emerging Regulatory Structure,” in China IT Regulatory Update (Beijing: MFC, 2003).
“Entrepreneurs and Democratization in China.” Chapter in The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China, edited by Victoria Bonnell and Thomas Gold (M.E. Sharpe, 2002).
"The Case of China's Accession to GATT/WTO." Chapter in The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, ed. David M. Lampton (Stanford Univ. Press, 2001): 337-70.
“China’s Membership in Multilateral Economic Institutions and Compliance with International Economic Agreements,” in Gerrit Gong, Pieter Bottelier, Nicholas R. Lardy, Margaret M. Pearson and Minxin Pei (eds.), China Economic Briefing: Issues for a New Administration and Congress (Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 2001).
“China and the Norms of the Global Economic Regime,” [“Zhongguo yu Quanqiu Jingji Tizhi de Guifan”] China Studies [Zhongguo Yanjiu] (Beijing and HK), No. 6, 2000: 145-72.
"Bringing China Into the International Economic Regime: Strategies and Successes." Chapter in Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power, edited by Alistair Iain Johnston and Robert Ross (Routledge, 1999): 207-234.
"China's Integration into the International Trade and Investment Regime." Chapter in China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects, edited by Michel Oksenberg and Elizabeth Economy (Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1999): 177-221.
“China’s Track Record in the Global Economy,” China Business Review, 27:1 (Jan-Feb, 2000): 48-53.
"China's Emerging Business Class: Democracy's Harbinger?," Current History, Vol. 97, No. 620 (September, 1998): 268-272.
“Foreign Trade and Investment in the 1990s.” Chapter in China Briefing, 1994, edited by William Joseph, (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994): 55-86.
"A Muted Voice for Reform." China Business Review, 19: 5 (September-October, 1992): 19-23.
"Party and Politics in Joint Ventures." China Business Review, 17: 6 (Nov.-Dec., 1990): 38-40.
"Foreign Sector Managers in China: Some Preliminary Generalizations." China-European Community Management Institute, Working Paper Series. Beijing: CEMI, 1991.
WORK IN PREPARATION and ONGOING RESEARCH
“Toward a Theory of China’s Adaptive Bureaucracy,” with Qiang Zhi. (Article under review.)
Chinese Behavior in Multilateral Settings, with Scott Kastner and Chad Rector. (Book manuscript in preparation.)
“The Governance of Science and Technology in China: In Search of a Regulatory Framework” (with Pete Suttmeier and Zeliang Lin), in Tai Ming Cheung (ed.),The Structure, Process and Leadership of the Chinese Science & Technology System (in preparation for review by Cornell Press).
“The Reach of the Center: The Limits of Political Authority,” with Ciqi Mei. (Article in preparation.)
“Do Local Governments Help or Hinder Innovation in China?,” chapter in collaborative book project, edited by Loren Brandt and Thomas Rawski (in preparation).
“Constructing the Enemy: Explaining Why Protestors Sometimes Treat FDI like the Enemy,” with Saadia Pekkanen. (Article in research stage.)
“Bargaining over Monitoring and Enforcement: The Case of the North Korean Nuclear Program,” with Scott Kastner and William Reed. (Article under preparation.)
GRANTS AND AWARDS Elevate Fellow for Course Redesign, 2015. $12,000.
ADVANCE Professor for BSOS (NSF funded UMD grant), 2014-15, 2015-16.
University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland, 2013.
Participant in “Industrial Innovation and Policy in China,” joint project led by Loren Brandt and Thomas Rawski, administered at University of Toronto ($250,000, Smith Richardson Fdtn.)
2010-12 University of Maryland, Department of Government and Politics research assistance
grant (with Scott Kastner). Project:” Explaining the Effectiveness of Engagement Logic”
2008 Graduate Research Board, University of Maryland semester research grant. Fall 2008.
Project: Explaining China’s Tiered System of Economic Governance
2004 Excellence in Teaching Award, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of
Maryland, May 2004. (One prize awarded annually.)
2004-5 Freeman Foundation Grant, University of Maryland, “Undergraduate Internships in the
Politics of East Asia,” $8,000.
2002 Fulbright Research Fellowship Award: 2002 Fellow. Research based at Beijing University.
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research and Travel Grant, 1996-2000.
Mary Ingraham Bunting Fdtn, Radcliffe College: President’s Discretionary Award, 1991-92.
Dartmouth College Faculty Fellowship: Competitive Scholarly Research Award, Spring, 1991.
Harvard University, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research: Associate-in-Research, 1988-1995.
Burke Research Initiation Grant: Scholarly Research Funding, Dartmouth College, 1987-1990.
Center for International Studies, Univ. of Southern California: Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1987.
Concilium on Int’l and Area Studies, Yale University: Dissertation Research Grant, 1984-85.
BOOK REVIEWS (list available upon request)
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS – past 10 years (full list available on request) “Understanding the Adaptive Qualities in Chinese Bureaucracy: The Case of Science and Technology Funding” East Asia Institute Distinguished Public Lecture, National University of Singapore, January 7, 2016.
Roundtable presentation “China and International Economic Governance: Authoritarian Constraints on New Institutions?,” nanyang Technical University, Rajaratnam School of International Studies China Centre, Singapore, Jan. 6 2016.
Workshop on “Social Stability and Civil Society,” Nanyang Technical University Singapore, Rajaratnam School of International Studies China Centre, Political Reform and Social Stability in China, Singapore, January 8-9, 2016
“Toward an Understanding of China’s Hybrid Adaptive Bureaucracy: the 863 Program for Science and Technology,” with Qiang ZHI. Paper presented at Conference on “Quality of Government: Understanding the Post-1978 Transition and Prosperity of China.” School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, October 16-17, 2015.
“Regulatory Norms and Professionalism in Governance.” Lecture presented at China University of Finance and Economics, School of Public Administration, Beijing, October 14, 2015.
“Black Mare or Yellow Stallion? Perspectives on the Study of China’s Political Economy,” Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture, University of Maryland, September 11, 2014.
“IPE with Chinese Characteristics” (with Gregory Chin), Keynote Panel on IPE as a Global Conversation, ISA/FLACSO, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires July 25, 2014.
“Local Government’s Role in Creating an Innovation Ecosystem in Clean Energy,” invited presentation at Conference on Environment and Energy in China: Theory, Governance, and Policy, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, June 14-15 2014.
Commentary on “China’s Renminbi Internationalization,” Cornell University, March 7, 2014.
“China in Multilateral Governance: Invest, Hold-Up or Accept?” Paper (w/ Scott Kastner and Chad Rector) presented at Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania, February 19, 2014.
“Are Chinese Local Governments Enablers of, Hindrances to, or Irrelevant For Industrial Innovation.” Paper presented at conference on Local Government Innovation in China, co-sponsored by Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management and National University of Singapore, October 25-6, 2013, Beijing.
“A Rationalist Approach to China’s Behavior in Multilateral Governance,” with Scott Kastner and Chad Rector. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 29, Chicago.
“The Reach of the Center: Limitation of Unlimited Political Authority,” with Ciqi Mei. Paper presented at conference on “Governance in China,” sponsored by Association for Social Science Research on China and Ministry of Research and Education. University of Tubingen, Germany. November 23-24, 2012.
Roundtable speaker on China’s national political economy, “China and India: Foundations of Growth and Challenges,” Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Oct. 3, 2012
“Development of the S&T Governance System: Regulations, Routines, and Rules of the Road,” with Richard P. Suttmeier and Zeliang Lin. Paper presented at Conference on Structure, Process, and Leadership of the Chinese Science and Technology System, University of California San Diego, July 16, 2012.
“Despite Political Clout: Central-local dynamics during retrenchment in China,” with Ciqi Mei. Paper presented at 3rd Int’l Conference on Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, October 23, 2011.
“Lead, Follow, Reform, or Spoil? China in Multilateral Governance,” with Scott Kastner and Chad Rector. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 1, 2011, Seattle WA.
“Bargaining over Monitoring and Enforcement: The Case of the North Korean Nuclear Program,” (with Scott Kastner and William Reed). Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 2, 2011, Seattle WA
“Sino-US Economic Relations: What is the Impact of the Financial Crisis?” Paper presented at Conference on Continuities and Changes in China’s Rise amidst the Financial Tsunami, Center for China Studies, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 1-2, 2010
“When Does China Lead?: China’s Foreign Policy Behavior in Multilateral Settings,” (with Scott Kastner), Prepared for the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 4, 2010, Washington DC.
“Global Governance and China’s International Behavior – Some Questions from IR Theory,” Presentation for the Indiana University-Beijing University Workshop on China and Global Governance, July 24-25, 2010, Beijing.
“The PRC Government’s Economic Crisis Response: Revelations about the Foundations of Regulatory Politics,” Paper presented at the International Workshop “Economic Crisis: Chinese Approaches and Experience” Organized by the Association for Social Science Research on China (ASC) University of Trier, Trier Germany, November 28 & 29, 2009.
“China as a G2 Member: What are the Political Constraints?” “G2 at GW”: 2nd Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations, Organized by the Institute for International Economic Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Nov. 20, 2009,
“China’s Emerging Middle Class: Beyond Economic Transformation,” Brookings Institution, September 22-23, 2009.
“Domestic Institutional Constraints on China’s Leadership in East Asian Economic Cooperation Mechanisms,” paper presented at the 7th Annual Symposium on Sino-US Cooperation, University of Denver, May 28, 2009.
“Regulation of Food Safety in China.” Paper presented at Conference on "Holding China Accountable? Strategies for Protecting Consumers in a Globalized World,” University of California, Berkeley, October 10, 2008.
“Commentary on China’s Governance Challenges in International Trade Regimes,” at Conference on China’s New Economic Diplomacy in Global Governance, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada, April 25-28, 2008.
"China's Behavior as a Player in Global Economic Institutions," panel discussion at American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC, Feb. 6, 2007.
“Regulating Decentralized State Industries: China’s Auto Industry” with Yukyung Yeo, Paper Presented at Workshop on Decentralization and Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism in China, City University of Hong Kong, January 30, 2007
“The Development of China’s Foreign Policy Perspective,” talk delivered at Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University, January 2007.
“Regulation and Regulatory Politics in China’s Tiered Economy,” for conference on Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Political Economy in Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives, Indiana University, May 19-20, 2006.
“Business Professionalism in Mainland China: Wading in Shallow Waters,” paper presented at Conference on Professionalism in China, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, January 30, 2005.
“China’s Emerging Regulatory State,” presentation at the Council on Foreign Relations, New York, May 24, 2004.
"Economic Diplomacy of China and India in the Era of Globalization," paper presented at Conference on India and China as Rising Powers: Implications for the US, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University, April 15, 2004.
“Scripting an Agenda for the Rise of China’s Regulatory State: Where are We, Where Shall We Go?,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Studies, March 6, 2004, San Diego.
”Implications of China’s Growing Economic Reach,” paper presented at Conference on Partners or Competitors?: Economics, Trade and Finance in US-China Relations, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., January 13, 2004.
“The Institutions of Economic Regulation in China,” paper presented to Defense Intelligence Agency, Bolling Air Force Base, October 2003.
“Decision-making in China: The New Role of Bureaucrats and Special Interests,” presentation at the U.S.-China Business Council, Washington, D.C., June 5, 2003.
“The Emergence of China’s Regulatory State,” paper presented at Yale Law School, China Law Center, Yale University, New Haven, April 15, 2003.
“Mapping the Rise of China’s Regulatory State: Economic Regulation in Network and Insurance Industries,” paper presented Annual Meeting Assn for Asian Studies, New York, 2003.
“China’s Participation in the Geneva WTO Process” Paper presented at Beijing University, School of International Studies, Beijing, October 31, 2002.
“Putting China’s WTO Compliance into Comparative Perspective: The Crucial Role of China’s Emerging Regulatory System.” Paper presented at conference on “Globalization and China’s Reforms: An IPE Approach” at School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, May 22-25, 2002.
Congressional Senior Staff Roundtable, sponsored by Council on Foreign Relations, US-China
Relations, October 23, 2015.
Commentator, Hu Jintao’s visit to Washington, January 2010. “On the Point,” Public Radio
International live radio show. January 17, 2011.
Testimony (oral and written) before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Hearing
on “Is China Playing by the Rules?: Free Trade, Fair Trade, and WTO Implementation,”
September 24, 2003, Dirkson Senate Office Building.
Testimony (oral and written) before the US-China Security Commission, Hearing on “WTO
Compliance and Sectoral Issues,” January 18, 2002, Dirkson Senate Office Building.
“China’s Freshman Year in World Trade: An Interview with Margaret M. Pearson,” New York Times, December 8, 2002.
"The Meaning of Jiang's US Visit," with Tara Sonenshine, op-ed, Boston Globe(Oct. 23, 1997, A25).
"Meet Me in Beijing: Why It's Urgent That Our Next President Make Plans to Visit China," with Tara Sonenshine, op-ed in The Washington Post(Sunday, May 19, 1996, p. C5).
On-screen commentator for public educational television series, The Chinese. Produced by Nebraska Educational Television and National Video Communications, Inc.: 1991.
TEACHING Domestic Politics of the People’s Republic of China (undergraduate)
Core Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (graduate)
Graduate Seminar: International Relations of China
China's International Relations (undergraduate and honors undergraduate)
Economic and Political Reform of Socialist Countries
Introduction to Comparative Politics (undergraduate)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS Advisory Board, Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, Indiana Univ, 2007- present.
Distinguished Academic Board member, Asia Pacific Business Review, London, May 1 2015ff
Editorial Board Member, Asian Policy, 2006 to present.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Contemporary China, 2005 to present.
Editorial Board Member, Problems of Post-Communism, 2003 to 2014.
Board Member, Oklahoma University US-China Institute, 2007-present.
Research Institute Council, board member, Institute for International Research, Hopkins-Nanjing
Center for Chinese and American Studies, board member, 2002-2008.
Study Group on Security Implications of U.S.-China Trade, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003.
Task Force on China’s Economy, member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2000 to 2002.
Study Group on Governance in China, member, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C., October, 1998 to February, 1999.
Task Force on Constructive Engagement with China, chaired by Michel Oksenberg and Elizabeth Economy, member, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 1995 and 1996.