Associate Professor
Political Science Program
School of Public Policy

408 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5303
Phone: (541) 737-6235
Fax: (541) 737-2289

Teaching Resources

Research Interests

  • China’s political economy in the 1950s
  • Chinese Communist Party in comparative perspectives
  • Soviet impact on China
  • Stalinism and Chinese Marxism


Brief Vita


  • Columbia University:Ph.D., Political Science, February
  • Harvard University: A.M., Regional Studies—East Asia
  • Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan) B.A., Comparative Culture

Selected Publications

  • Thomas P. Bernstein and Hua-yu Li, eds., China Learns from the Soviet Union: 1949–Present (Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series, Lexington Book, January 2010). Paperback edition, July 2011. 
  • Mao and the Economic Stalinization of China: 1948–1953 (Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series, Rowman & Littlefield, February 2006).
Book chapters and articles
  •  “Instilling Stalinism in Chinese Party Members: Absorbing Stalin’s Short Course,” in Thomas P. Bernstein and Hua-yu Li, eds., China Learns from the Soviet Union, 1949–Present (January 2010).
  • “Reactions of Chinese People to the Death of Stalin,” Journal of Cold War Studies,11, no. 2 (Spring 2009): 70-88.
  • “Stalin’s Short Course and China’s Socialist Economic Transformation in the Early 1950s,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 29, no. 2-4 (2002): 357-76.
  • “The Political Stalinization of China: The Establishment of One-Party Constitutionalism, 1948–54,” Journal of Cold War Studies 3, no. 2 (Spring 2001): 28-47.