China’s Cities Publications

Faculty fellows of the ISS’ collaborative project on China’s cities have published recently on their related research and have additional works in press.


Weiss, Jessica and Amber Wichowsky. “External Influence on Exchange Rates: An Empirical Investigation of US pressure and the Chinese RMB,” Review of International Political Economy, 25(5): 596-623, 2019. 


Friedman, Eli. “Just-in-Time Urbanization? Managing Migration, Citizenship, and Schooling in the Chinese City,” Critical Sociology, 44(3): 503-518, 2018.

Li, Shanjun. “Better Lucky than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Vehicle License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai,” Review of Economic Studies, 85(4): 2389-2428, 2018.

Weiss, Jessica, Kevin Foley, and Jeremy Wallace. “The Political and Economic Consequences of Nationalist Protest in China: Repercussions of the 2012 Anti-Japanese Demonstrations,” China Quarterly, 236: 1131-1153, 2018.

Zhang, Hao and Eli Friedman. “Informality and Working Conditions in China’s Sanitation Sector,” China Quarterly, 236: 1-21, 2018.


Friedman, Eli. “Teachers’ Work in China’s Migrant Schools,Modern China, 43(6): 559-589, 2017.

Wallace, Jeremy. “Seeing Ghosts: Parsing China’s “Ghost City” Controversy,” Urban Geography, 38(8): 1270-1281, 2017.


Li, Shanjun, Jun Yang, Ping Qin, and Shun Chonabayashi. “Wheels of Fortune: Subway Expansion and Property Values in Beijing,” Journal of Regional Science, 56(5): 792-813, 2016.

Li, Zhongjin, Eli Friedman, and Hao Ren eds. China on Strike: Narratives of Workers’ Resistance. Haymarket Books, 2016.

Wallace, Jeremy. “Juking the Stats? Authoritarian Information Problems in China.” British Journal of Political Science, 46(1): 11-29, 2016. Media mentions: Marginal Revolution, 16 May 2014; Washington Post Monkey Cage, 30 April 2014.

Weiss, Jessica and Ciorciari, John. “Nationalist Protest, Government Responses, and the Risk of Escalation in International Disputes,” Security Studies, Vol. 25, No.3, pp. 546-583, 2016.


Friedman, Eli and Kuruvilla, Sarosh. “Decentralization and Experimentation in China’s Labor Relations,” Human Relations, 68(2): 181‐195, 2015.

Friedman, Eli and Kuruvilla, Sarosh, Eds. “Special Issue: Changing Work, Labour and Employment Relations in China,” Human Relations, 68(2), 2015.

Li, Shanjun; Xiao, Junji; and Liu, Yimin. “The Price Evolution of China’s Automobile Market,”  Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 24(4), 2015.

Wallace, Jeremy and Weiss, Jessica. “The Political Geography of Nationalist Protest in China: Cities and the 2012 Anti-Japanese Demonstrations,” China Quarterly, Vol. 222, (June 2015): 403-429, 2015.

Wallace, Jeremy. “Information Politics in Dictatorships.” Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn (eds.). John Wiley & Sons. 2015.

Wallace, Jeremy; Zhang, Qian; Seto, Karen; & Deng, Xiangzheng. “Central vs. Local States: Which Matters More for China’s Urban Growth?” Land Use Policy, Vol. 38, (May 2014): 487–496, 2015.

Weiss, Jessica. “Popular Protest, Nationalism, and Domestic-International Linkages in Chinese Politics.” Emerging Trends in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn (eds.). John Wiley & Sons. 2015.

Weiss, Jessica, and Jeremy Wallace. “The Political Geography of Nationalist Protest in China: Cities and the 2012 Anti-Japanese Protests,” China Quarterly, Vol. 222, pp. 403 – 429


Friedman, Eli. Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2014.

Weiss, Jessica & Debs, Alexandre. “Circumstances, Domestic Audiences, and Reputational Incentives in International Crisis Bargaining.Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(3): 403-433, 2014.