China

Scholarly Publications

Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

December 2018

For three and a half decades following the end of the Maoist era, China adhered to Deng Xiaoping’s policies of “reform and opening to the outside world” and “peaceful development.” After Deng...

Reassessing the Quality of Government in China

December 2016

How should the quality of government be measured across disparate national contexts?

Reflections on Chinese Governance

February 2016

AbstractI am very happy to have the opportunity to revisit my ideas about Chinese governance, and to offer some speculations about its future.

Other Publications

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

July 2018

In March 2018 the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, a part of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia- Pacific Research Center, convened a workshop that...

Establishing the Individual Credit Registry System in China

April 2015

This case examines (i) why governments must play a leadership role to ensure the creation of a credit information system (CIS) that is designed to encourage banks and other domestic financial...

News

Scholars Discuss Growing Evidence of China’s Interference in American Government and Society

December 2018

While Americans may be well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of power in the diplomatic, economic, and military spheres, they are less aware of the various ways in...

Report cites concerns about Chinese influence on American institutions

December 2018

The following report was originally published by the Hoover Institution.Scholars from the Hoover Institution, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and other organizations today...

This Sputnik Moment

December 2017

"As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment," writes Larry...

Events

Roundtable on China’s Growing Sharp Power: American and Taiwanese Perspectives

November 27, 2018

On 11/29/18 a group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy released “Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” a report documenting Chinese...

Cross-Strait Relations after the 19th Party Congress

October 2, 2017

AbstractSpeculation about the course of cross-Strait relations after the upcoming 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress ranges from greater PRC flexibility to substantially increased pressure on...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Projects

The Governance Project

The Governance Project at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to better conceptualize and measure governance.
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Multimedia

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from 260 Cases of Collusive Corruption

November 2016

Abstract:“Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their cronies in the private sector, large networks of co...

China's Quality of Government in Comparative Perspective

October 2016

Abstract: China's government alternately appears in western scholarship as an idealized meritocracy or a corrupt cohort of venal officials. Yet empirical attempts to place China's government in comparative perspective are limited.

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 2016

AbstractTaiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades. The 2016 elections, in which the Democratic Progressive Party, led by Dr.

People

Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL