Business

Scholarly Publications

Going Private in China: The Politics of Corporate Restructuring and System Reform

December 2011

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) set about reforming its centrally planned economy, it faced the thorny policy question of how to reform its state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

The Autumn Harvest: Peasants and Markets in Post-Collective Rural China

December 2011

For the peasants in rural China, the harvest season is the occasion when several different worlds—the business world of large companies, the entrepreneurial world of middlemen, local elites and...

Greater China's Quest for Innovation

November 2008

Will China come to dominate global high-tech innovation?In the future, perhaps. Today, however, Greater China—Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong—is focused on the quest for innovation.

Other Publications

After COVID-19: Rebooting Business in China

July 2020

To explore how business leaders and entrepreneurs in China responded to the COVID-19 lockdown and how they’re planning for the future, the China Program conducted a survey in coordination with the...

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

News

Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

July 2020

The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...

Events

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

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From Click to Boom: The Political Economy of E-commerce in China

September 23, 2020

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China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

September 23, 2020

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Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
English

Social Stratification in China during an Era of Transition

In collaboration with sociologists at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the People's University of China in Beijing, Professor Andrew Walder has worked to design and field a nationally...
English

Multimedia

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

People

Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology