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Cornell University
International relations of the Asia-Pacific, China, protests, nationalism, East China Sea, South China Sea, anti-Americanism, crisis, diplomacy, bargaining, public opinion, Sino-US relations, Sino-Japanese relations
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About Me

I research the role of domestic politics in foreign policy and international relations, with a focus on popular sentiment and nationalist protest in China and the Asia-Pacific

Recent Publications

Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, August 2014)

The Political Geography of Nationalist Protest in China: Cities and the 2012 Anti-Japanese Demonstrations. The China Quarterly 222 (June 2015): 403-29 (with Jeremy Wallace).

Circumstances, Domestic Audiences, and Reputational Incentives in International Crisis Bargaining. Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Alexandre Debs) April 2016, vol. 60, no. 3, 403-433

Nationalist Protests, Government Responses, and The Risk of Escalation in Interstate Disputes. Forthcoming, Security Studies 25:4 (December 2016) (with John D. Ciorciari)

Media Coverage

Testimony before the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Hearing on Reviewing President Xi’s State Visit, October 7, 2015. (Full text of statement)

New York Times Q&A with Edward WongJessica Chen Weiss on Nationalism in Chinese Politics,” ​September 24, 2015.

What the Protests Mean for the Future of A Democratic Hong Kong,” Washington Post, The Monkey Cage, Sept. 30, 2014.

Interview with MSNBC, “Hong Kong protests not backing down as police remove barricades,” October 13, 2014.

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