Professional Activities


-Anonymous Reviewer, MIT Press, China Quarterly, World Development, Studies in Comparative International Development, Business & Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics


- Initiator and Organizer, Speaker Series on China’s Political Economy, Johns Hopkins SAIS


- Panel Organizer, panel on “Staying in Power: Dynamic Political, Fiscal, and Informational Challenges in China,” APSA annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 2013


- Co-Translator, Qiang shehui yu ruo guojia (Nanjing: Jiangsu Renmin Press, 2009)

[Joel S. Migdal, Strong Societies and Weak States, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1988]



Public Engagement


Interview by Kara Sherwin, “China Is Outsourcing Its Pollution,” Foreign Policy, 2016

Interview by Dan Zhu, “Analysis of China’s Economy Development in the Near Future” (in Chinese), Global Market, April, 2016

Interview by Talk Media News, “The Chinese View on Donald Trump,” 2016

Interview by Kaj Malden, “New SAIS IPE Professor, Dr. Ling Chen, Talks Chinese Political Economy,” SAIS Observer, 2015.

Discussant, Book launch roundtable for Deborah Brautigam, “Will Africa Feed China,” Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2015.  

Interview by China Central Television Station, “President Xi’s visit to US and China’s Commitment to Peaceful Development,” 2015.

Interview by Lisa Griswold, "Stanford Postdoc Fellow Explores Patterns of Chinese Bureaucratic Competition and the Influence of Foreign Firms," Walter Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, 2014.

Participant, Panel on “Soft Power for Peace and Reconciliation” (Co-chaired by Joseph Nye and Michael Dukakis), Boston Global Forum "US-Japan-China Relations: Framework for Peace and Security in the Pacific," Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA, 2014.

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