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Nonresident Scholars

The 21st Century China Center’s nonresident scholars consist of China scholars based out of West Coast educational and research institutions, as well as experts who are involved in various research projects at the center. They complement the center’s existing strengths, and their contributions increase the depth and scope of its research and analysis.

  • Erin Baggott Carter

    Erin Baggott Carter

    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California

    Research areas: Chinese politics, foreign policy, propaganda, and U.S.-China relations

  • Mark Cohen

    Mark Cohen

    Distinguished Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley School of Law

    Research areas: intellectual property, trade

  • Keith Hand

    Keith Hand

    Professor of Law and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program, UC Hastings College of the Law  

    Research areas: legal reform, constitutional law, criminal justice, law and society

  • Thilo Hanemann

    Thilo Hanemann

    Research Director, Rhodium Group

    Research areas: trade, capital flows, China’s outbound investments and related policies

  • Haifeng Huang

    Haifeng Huang

    Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University

    Research areas: propaganda, media freedom, political trust, international information exposure, misinformation

  • Ji Li

    Ji Li

    John & Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

    Research areas: Chinese law and politics, international business transactions, comparative law, contracts, empirical legal studies

  • Xiaojun Li

    Xiaojun Li

    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

    Research areas: globalization, trade, and business & politics

  • Steven Liao

    Steven Liao

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Riverside

    Research areas: international migration, big data in trade, Renminbi internationalization

  • Yan Long

    Yan Long

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

    Research areas: global and transnational sociology, political sociology, health and medicine, organizations, gender and sexualities

  • Peter Lorentzen

    Peter Lorentzen

    Professor of Economics, University of San Francisco

    Research areas: economics of information, incentives, and institutions applied to development and governance

  • Bailey Marsheck

    Bailey Marsheck

    Bailey Marsheck holds a master’s degree in China Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from UC San Diego. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs. Most recently, he worked as a research analyst in economics and technology at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (part of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government) and previously served as a Chinese Language Fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research.
  • Jennifer Pan

    Jennifer Pan

    Professor of Communication, Stanford University

    Research areas: authoritarian politics, political communication, censorship and propaganda

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi received her Ph.D. in political science from UC San Diego. She conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University and has taught at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. Her research interests include China’s outward direct investment, Chinese multinational firms and foreign policy, and U.S.-China relations, especially in the realm of education.
  • Rachel Stern

    Rachel Stern

    Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Berkeley School of Law

    Research areas: Mainland and Hong Kong law, legal institution building, political space, and professionalization.

  • Yang Su

    Yang Su

    Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

    Research areas: social movements and collective action, political sociology, political transition

  • Yeling Tan

    Yeling Tan

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

    Research areas: international and comparative political economy, China and the developing world

  • Samantha Vortherms

    Samantha Vortherms

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Irvine

    Research areas: comparative political economy, local government, and citizenship

  • Alex Wang

    Alex Wang

    Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

    Research areas: social effects of law, and the interaction of law and institutions

  • Feng Wang

    Feng Wang

    Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

    Research areas: comparative demographic processes, social inequality in state socialisms, contemporary Chinese society

  • Mark Witzke

    Mark Witzke

    Mark Witzke received a master’s degree in international affairs, with a concentration in Chinese politics and business, from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. He was a senior analyst at Rhodium Group and served as editor-in-chief of China Focus, an international affairs blog sponsored by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego.
  • Yanhui Wu

    Yanhui Wu

    Associate Professor of Economics & Management and Strategy, HKU Business School

    Research areas: economics and politics of mass communication, digital economy

  • Yang Xie

    Yang Xie

    Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Riverside

    Research areas: political and comparative economics, environmental and resource economics

  • Yiqing Xu

    Yiqing Xu

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

    Research areas: political science methodology, Chinese politics, and their intersection

  • Clair Zhuqing Yang

    Clair Zhuqing Yang

    Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

    Research areas: political economy, development, economic impact of political institutions