Prof. Jiang Junyan Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK


Prof. Jiang Junyan


Assistant Professor
BA (HKU) MA, PHD (Chicago)


Junyan Jiang received his Ph.D in political science from the University of Chicago in 2016. His research encompasses a range of topics including informal institutions, political leadership, distributive politics, and public opinion in nondemocratic systems. His ongoing book project examines how patron-client networks shaped the patterns of political and economic governance in China. His research has appeared in journals such as Comparative Political Studies. Personal website:

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  Research and teaching interests:
  • Informal institutions
  • Authoritarian politics
  • Political economy of development
  • Public opinion and mass-elite interactions
  • Junyan Jiang and Dali L. Yang. 2016. “Lying or Believing? Measuring Preference Falsification From a Political Purge in China.” Comparative Political Studies 49 (5): 600–634
  • Junyan Jiang and Dali Yang. 2012. “"Guojin Mintui": The Great Recession and Changing State-Economy Relations in China.” In China and the Great Recession, ed. by Dali L.Yang. Palgrave-Macmillian
  • Honorable Mention, The Sage Paper Award for best paper in Comparative Politics presented at APSA annual meeting (2016)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation (SES-1560513) (2016)
  • New Generation China Scholar Scholarship, University of Chicago Center in Beijing and the Ford Foundation (2014)
  • Short-term Research Grant, Division of Social Sciences, University of Chicago (2014)
  • Conference Travel Grant, Confucius Institute, University of Chicago (2014)
  • Pre-dissertation Research Grant, Center of East Asia Studies, University of Chicago (2013)