Sun & Star | The Resource Curse in China

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall (map)


Dr. Jing Vivian Zhan is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her BA in English and international studies from Foreign Affairs College of China, and her PhD in political science from University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests span comparative political economy, contemporary Chinese politics, and research methodology, with a focus on post-Mao reforms, intergovernmental relations and local governance. Her current research project examines the impacts of natural resources on local governance and development in China and the Chinese state’s response to the resource curse.

Dr. Zhan’s scholarly articles have been published in journals including the China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Survey, Environmental & Resource Economics, and Crime, Law & Social Change etc. She is also the co-author of Fiscal Transfer and Local Public Expenditure: Theories, Empirics, and Policy Suggestions (Beijing: People’s Publishing House, 2013).

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


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