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Prof. LI, Lianjiang B 

BA and MA (Nankai); MA and PhD (Ohio State U.) 

Email: [email protected]

Research and Teaching Interests:

Comparative Politics, Chinese Politics, Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis, Comparative Political Philosophy, Social Movements.

Recent Publications:


2006. Rightful Resistance in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien) (New York: Cambridge University Press)

Journal Articles

2013. "The Magnitude and Resilience of Trust in the Center: Edvidence from Interviews with Petitioners in Beijing and a Local Survey in Rural China," Modern China, Vol.39, No.1 (January), pp.3-36.

2012. "Petitioning Beijing: The High Tide of 2003-2006" (with Mingxing Liu and Kevin J. O'Brien), China Quarterly, No.210 (June 2012), pp.313-334.

2010. "Rights Consciousness and Rules Consciousness in Contemporary China." China Journal, No.64 (July), pp.47-68..

2011. "Distrust in Government Leaders, Demand for Leadership Change, and Preference for Elections in Rural China." Political Behavior, Vol. 33, No.2 (June), pp.291-311..

2008. Protest Leadership in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien), China Quarterly, No.193, pp.1-23.

2008. Political Trust and Petitioning in the Chinese Countryside, Comparative Politics, Vol. 40. No. 2 (January), pp.209-26.

2005. Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien), Comparative Political Studies, Vol.38, No.3 (April), pp.235-59.

2004. Political Trust in Rural China, Modern China, Vol.30, No.2 (April), pp.228-58. 

2004. Suing the Local State: Administrative Litigation in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien), China Journal, No.51 (January), pp.75-96. Reprinted in Neil Diamant, Stanley Lubman, and Kevin OBrien, eds., Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005), pp.31-53. 

2003. The Empowering Effect of Village Elections in China, Asian Survey, Vol.43, No.4 (July-August),pp.648-62. 

2002. The Politics of Introducing Direct Township Elections in China, The China Quarterly, No. 171 (September), pp.704-23. 

2001. Elections and Popular Resistance in Rural China, China Information, Vol.XV, No.2, pp.1-19 (tables missing). China Information, Vol.XVI, No.1 (2002), pp.89-107. 

2001. Support for Anti-Corruption Campaigns in Rural China, The Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.10, No.29 (November), pp.573-86. 

2000. Accommodating Democracy in a One-Party State: Introducing Village Elections in China (with Kevin OBrien), The China Quarterly, No.162 (June), pp.465-89. Reprinted in Larry Diamond and Ramon H. Meyers, eds. Elections and Democracy in Greater China (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp.101-125. 

1999. The Two-Ballot System in Shanxi Province: Subjecting Village Party Secretaries to a Popular Vote, The China Journal, No.42 (July), pp. 103-18. 

1999. Campaign Nostalgia in the Chinese Countryside (with Kevin OBrien), Asian Survey, Vol. XXXIX, No.3 (May/June), pp. 375-93. 

1999. Selective Policy Implementation in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien), Comparative Politics, Vol. 31, No.2 (January), pp. 167-86. Reprinted in Stephen P. Osborne, ed., Public Sector Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Volume 4: Explaining the Scope of Public Management (London: Routledge), pp.227-48.

1996. Villagers and Popular Resistance in Contemporary China (with Kevin OBrien), Modern China, Vol.22, No.1 (January), pp.28-61.Reprinted in Frank N. Pieke, ed. Peoples Republic of China Volume 2 (Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing, November 2002), pp.351-84. 

1995. The Politics of Lodging Complaints in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien), The China Quarterly, No.143 (September), pp.756-83. 

1994. Chinese Political Reform and the Problem of Deputy Quality (with Kevin OBrien), China Information, Vol.VIII, No.3 (Winter), pp.20-31.

Book Chapters

2007. Direct Township Elections, in Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman, eds., Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), pp.97-116 (text) and pp. 352-59 (notes). 

2002. Direct Election of Township Heads: Perspectives of Chinese Peasants, in John Wong and Yongnian Zheng, eds., Chinas Post-Jiang Leadership (Singapore and London: Singapore University Press and World Scientific), pp.231-60. 

1999. The Struggle over Village Elections (with Kevin OBrien), in Merle Goldman and Roderick MacFarquhar, eds., The Paradox of Chinas Post-Mao Reforms (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), pp.129-44 (text) and pp. 382-89 (notes). An excerpt of this paper appears in Human Rights Dialogue, Volume 9, 1997, pp.9-11, the Carnegie Council on International Affairs.

Book Review

Public Opinion and Political Change in China by Wenfang Tang, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005). China Review. 

Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China by Thomas P. Bernstein and Xiaobo L (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), China Quarterly, No. 177 (March 2004), pp.216-217.

Invited Contributions to Academic/non-Academic Journals

Driven to Protest: Chinas Rural Unrest, Current History, Vol.105, No.692 (September 2006), pp.250-54.

Divide and Rule: Beijing Fears an Organized Citizenry, TIME Asia Magazine, Vol.167, No.10, 13 March 2006, p.23.

Corruption, Protest, and Democracy in China (translated into Spanish), Vanguardia, No.2 (July-September 2002), pp.66-70.

Comment on Gunter Schuberts Stability Through More Participation? C Local Direct Elections and Their Impact on Communist Rule in Present-day China, Asien, No.84 (July 2002), pp.56-58.

Monograph in Chinese

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Non-refereed Works: Edited Book in Chinese

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Review Articles in Chinese

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Chinese Book Chapters

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English-Chinese Translations

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1999. RgBУ˹ (Adam Przeworski),cЈ(Democracy and the Market),_ڈD޹˾288

1995. 壌 (Daniel Berman), PU(Words Like Colored Glass: The Role of the Press in Taiwans Democratization Process), _r湫˾388

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Award and Grants


2005. Popular Contention and Its Impact in Rural China (with Kevin OBrien) is one of two co-winners of the Sage Award for the best paper in comparative politics delivered at the 2004 Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association.

Research Grants

2006. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CUHK2440/06).

2004. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2120/04). 

2004-2005. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. 

2002. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2025/02H). 

2002. Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG/01-02/II-13P). 

2001. Research and Writing Grants (Grant No.: 00-66594-000), Program on Global Security and Sustainability, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

2000. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2012/00H). 

1999. Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG/99-00/II-03). 

1997. The Asia Foundation, Grant No. 06-713-06-07501. 

1997. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Earmarked Research Grant (RGC/97-98/75) (Co-investigator, Kevin J. OBrien). 

1995. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Program on Peace and International Cooperation Research and Writing Grant (Co-Principal Investigator, Kevin J. OBrien).

1994. The Henry Luce Foundation, United States-China Cooperative Research Program Award, Co-writer of proposal and co-investigator (Project director, Kevin J. OBrien at Ohio State University; co-director, Che Mingzhou at Nankai University, China).

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