The latest book was just published by the Mellen Press entitled "Village Elections in China: Democratizing the Countryside (2007). This book is the result of author's years of involvement in observing and advising Chinese village elections. This book studies the creation and evolution of democratic institution of village election. It examines the causes of village election, the making of state and provincial election legislation, state implementation and improvement of village election rules and procedures, and the role of domestic and foreign players in influencing electoral institutionalization of village self-governance, and it assesses the impact of village election on Chinese political development. It argues for the institutional buildup of democratic infrastructures to ensure what could eventually be the beginning of a more extensive move towards democracy.
Other publications include:
"The United States Factor in Cross-Strait Crises," in Zeng Yongnian and Raymond Wu eds.,
Sources of Conflict and Cooperation in the Taiwan Strait (Singapore: World
Scientific Publishing Co., 2006.
"Deliberative Democracy and Village Self-Government," in Ethan J. Leib & Baogang He
eds., The Search for Deliberative Democracy in China (Palgrave 2006).
"State, Institution Creation, and Emerging Stock Markets in China," Communist and Post-
Communist Studies, Vol. 37 No. 3, 2004.
"Building Institutional Rules and Procedures: Village Elections in China," Policy
Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2004.
"Endogenous Economic Growth in China," Chinese Public Administrative Review, Vol. 2
No. 1/2, March/June 2003. (with Bill Bowen).
"Growth Disparity in China: Provincial Causes,", Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 11,
No. 33, 2002.
"Democratization and Bureaucratic Restructuring in Taiwan," Studies in Comparative
International Development, 52. (Summer).
"The Meaning of Chinese Village Elections," The China Quarterly, 162 (June), 2000,
(with Robert Pastor).
"The Making of China Policy: From Normalization to the Post-Cold War Era (Boulder, Co:
Lynne Rienner Publishers), 1992.