March 27, 2021

8:30 - 9:00


Welcome to QCSS-2021 by the organizing committee

Logistics setup

9:00 - 11:00

Political Economy

Chair: Ning HE


Do Winners Spread More Words? Factional Competition and Local Media Reports on Negative News in Autocracy

Presenter: Jean HONG

Discussant: Arturas ROZENAS


New Socialist Men (and Women)? Communist Legacy and Political Engagement in China

Presenter: Jing XU

Discussant: Jean HONG


Reevaluating Authoritarian Gridlock: Legislative Performance in China during 1991–2019

Presenters: Xiaohong YU and Hui YANG

Discussant: Rory TRUEX

11:30 - 13:30

International Political Economy

Chair: Sophie Xiangqian YI


International Mudslinging in Vain: An Experiment of COVID-Related Propaganda and Overseas Nationals’ Support for Autocratic Government

Presenters: Jia LI and M. Rosemary PANG

Discussant: Tara SLOUGH


Curses or Blessings: How Low Asset Mobility Helps Foreign Firms Gain Government Support

Presenter: Haosen GE

Discussant: Boliang ZHU


Firms Caught in Crossfire: International Stakes and Domestic Politics in Corporate Positioning on De-Globalization

Presenter: Boliang ZHU

Discussant: Peter ROSENDORFF

14:00 - 16:00

Political Behavior

Chair: Haohan CHEN


Political Discontent in China is Associated with Isolating Personality Traits

Presenter: Rory TRUEX

Discussant: Yue HOU


Disperse and Preserve the Perverse: Computing How Hip-Hop Censorship Changed Popular Music Production in China

Presenter: Ke NIE

Discussant: Yilang PENG


Triumphalism and Inconvenient Truth: National Self-Image in a Rising Power

Presenter: Haifeng HUANG

Discussant: Edmund MALESKY

16:15 - 17:30

Informal general Q&A and chat

Happy Hour I: Cocktail Chat on Quantitative China Studies

Faculty speakers: Yue Hou (UPenn), Haifeng Huang (UC-Merced), Jennifer Pan (Stanford), Xu Xu (Princeton), Yiqing Xu (Stanford), Melanie Meng Xue (NYU-AD)

Graduate speakers: Haosen Ge (Princeton), Jia Li (Penn State), M. Rosemary Pang (Penn State), Peng Peng (Duke), Yu Xiao (Rutgers), Tony Zirui Yang (WUSTL), Elaine Yao (Princeton)

March 28, 2021

9:00 - 11:00

Historical Political Economy

Chair: Ning H


Eclipses and the Memory of Revolutions: Evidence from China

Presenter: Jacopo PONTICELLI

Discussant: Daniel MATTINGLY


Warlords, Famines and The Rise of Communism in China

Presenter: Meng MIAO

Discussant: Yuhua WANG


Meritocracy and State Capacity: Evidence from Imperial China

Presenter: Peng PENG

Discussant: Yu HAO

11:30 - 13:30

Political Behavior

Chair: Sophie Xiangqian YI


Authoritarian Responsiveness and Political Attitudes during COVID-19: Evidence from Weibo and a Survey Experiment

Presenter: Elaine YAO

Discussant: James BISBEE


Normalization of Censorship: Evidence from China

Presenter: Tony Zirui YANG

Discussant: Jennifer PAN


Online Sentiment in China during the Emergence of COVID-19

Presenter: Jennifer PAN

Discussant: Melanie MANION

14:00 - 16:00

Political Economy

Chair: Ye WANG


Political Trust, Marketization Reforms anFaculty speakers: Jean Hong (HKUST), Victor C. Shih (UCSD), Yuhua Wang (Harvard), Congyi Zhou (NYU)HUANG

Discussant: Congyi ZHOU


Police Complicity in Organized Prostitution

Presenter: Wenwei PENG

Discussant: Melanie Meng XUE


The Social Costs of Patronage Ties: Lessons from the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Presenter: Yiming CAO

Discussant: Victor SHIH

16:00 - 17:00

Informal general Q&A and chat

Happy Hour II: Cocktail Chat on Quantitative China Studies

Faculty speakers: Jean Hong (HKUST), Victor C. Shih (UCSD), Yuhua Wang (Harvard), Congyi Zhou (NYU)

Graduate speakers: Yiming Cao (BostonU), Wenwei Peng (HKUST), Tony Zirui Yang (WUSTL), Elaine Yao (Princeton)