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Alexsia T. Chan's research examines authoritarian politics and inequality with a focus on China. She is author of the book Beyond Coercion: The Political Logic of Inequality in China, under contract with Cambridge University Press. Chan's articles have been published in The China Journal and Business and Politics, and her book chapters in edited volumes separately analyze migrant inequality and authoritarian crisis response. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.


Recent Courses Taught

Politics in China
Comparative Political Economy
Chinese Foreign Policy

Select Publications

Chan, Alexsia T. and Kevin J. O’Brien. 2019. “Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China.” The China Journal 81: 103-122.
Chan, Alexsia T. and Beverly K. Crawford. 2017. “The Puzzle of Public Opposition to TTIP in Germany.” Business and Politics 19(4): 683-708.

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Rutgers University

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