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- Ph.D., Sociology, University of California – Riverside
- M.A. Sociology, University of California – Riverside
- B.A. With Honors, Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Development of Socio-cultural Theories
- Social and Cultural Change
- Introduction to Sociology
- Economic and Social Development in China
- Self and Society
- Family-Student Research Course
- Economic development in China
- State breakdown in Arab Spring Countries
- Changing Quality of News Reports
Recent Research & Activities
- Articulating a theory of the developmental-ness of the state using the case of China
- Trace changing quality of epidemic and economic news reporting
- Examining the varying degrees of territorial disintegration in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in Syria, Egypt and Tunisia using state breakdown theories
- Examine the processes that brought about the separatist movement in Hong Kong
- 2016. “Changing Developmental-ness of the State—The Case of China.” in The Asian Developmental State: Reexaminations and New Departures. Edited by Yin-wah Chu. NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
- 2015. “Review of Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England.” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 44: 669-670.
- 2005. “Theoretical Contributions of Randall Collins.” In George Ritzer (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- 2003. “Why Territorial Disintegration Has Not Occurred in Russia: Applying State Breakdown Theories to Explain Stability.” Sociological Inquiry . 73:3. p. 387-412.
- 2002. “Alternative Routes to State Breakdown: Toward an Integrated Model of Territorial Disintegration.” Sociological Theory. 20:1. p. 1-23.
- With S. Brint & W. Cunningham. 1997. “The Politics of Professional in Five Advanced Societies,” in Terry Nichols Clark and Michael Rempel (eds.), Citizen Politics in Post-Industrial Societies. Boulder, CO: Wesview Press.
- With J. Turner. 1997. “Theories of Revolutions within Historical Sociology,” in Jonathan H. Turner’s, The Structure of Sociological Theory, 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.