This project focuses on a multi-institutional conference on “Studying Chinese Politics to Integrate and Contribute to Political Science” to be held on December 14 and 15, 2018 at Stanford University. The aim of this conference is two-fold: 1) to convene comparativists who study China to consolidate the different, short “waves” of research within the China studies field; and 2) to use those findings to promote deeper integration of China politics into the discipline of political science. This gathering of political science scholars will hash out ideas, discuss best practices, identify key literatures and types of data that can advance the discipline itself while also prompting deeper scholarly inquiries about China. This December conference at Stanford will develop an agenda of key questions and methodologies to be further developed in a series of conferences that will rotate among five universities (Duke, Harvard, Michigan, MIT, and Stanford).
PIs: Jean Oi (Stanford), Melanie Manion (Duke University)