Yongshun CAI 蔡永顺
PhD Stanford University, 2001
Chair Professor

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Full CV
Yongshun Cai’s current research interests include social movements and collective action, legal institution building, and cadre management in China. His research has appeared in British Journal of Political Science, Political Science Quarterly, China Quarterly, and China Journal. His paper “Disaggregating the State: Networks and Collective Action in Shanghai” (with Fayong Shi) won the Gordon White Prize for the most original article published in China Quarterly in 2006. His book, Collective Resistance in China: Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail, examines the conditions under which Chinese citizens are able to stage successful collective action. His current research is about how the Chinese state authority manages the vast number of state agents by focusing on the use of discipline.
Research Interests
  • Social Movements and Collective Action
  • Institution Building and Regime Transition
  • Chinese Domestic Politics
Representative Publications
1. State and Agents in China: Disciplining Government Officials (Stanford University Press, 2014)
 
2. Collective Resistance in China: Why popular protests succeed or fail (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010)
 
3. “Power Structure and Regime Resilience: Contentious Politics in China,” British Journal of Political Science, vol. 38, no. 3 (2008), pp. 411-432.
 
4. “Local Governments and the Suppression of Popular Resistance in China,” China Quarterly, no. 193 (2008), pp. 24-42.
 
5. “Disaggregating the State: Networks and Collective Action in Shanghai” (with Fayong Shi), China Quarterly, no. 186 (2006), pp. 314-332 (Won the Gordon White Prize for the most original article published in China Quarterly in 2006).
 
Courses Taught
  • SOSC 1840: Government, Law and Society in China

          SOSC 5690: Law and Society in Reform China

          SOSC 5480: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics