Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

Co-Authored Book

Refereed Book Chapters

Co-Edited Books

Policy Journal Articles

  • "China's Politics in 2012", China Brief (2012)
  • “The Future of the CCP”, Current History (2007)
  • “Not Quite a Hero: Zhao Ziyang”, Far Eastern Economic Review (2006)
  • “In China’s Own Eyes”, Foreign Affairs (2005)
  • “Jiang Zemin: On the Right Side of History?”, Current History (1999)

Power Point Presentations

Conference Papers

Public Service

  • National Endowment for Democracy, Advisor to China programs
  • Journal of Contemporary China, Editorial Board Member Since 2009
  • Radio Free Asia, Mandarin Service, Program Evaluator


Politics of Asia (PS 354)

Politics of China (PS 466/566)

Politics of Africa (PS 355)





The "deep state" in Asia is the legacy of pre-colonial political formations (such as the Khmer kingdom of today's Cambodia whose Angkor Wat temple was built in the 12th century) that were dominant and well-ordered. Today, the most prominent feature of governance in Asia is the presence of a dominant and developmental state.