Prof. LI, Lianjiang Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

Prof. LI, Lianjiang


BA and MA (Nankai); MA and PhD (Ohio State U.)



Department of Government and Public Administration, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 8/2011 – present

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  Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Chinese Politics
  • Quantitative Methods of Political Analysis
  • Comparative Political Philosophy
  • Social Movements

Conditional acceptance. Shupeng Lyu and Lianjiang Li (correspondence author) (80 percent), “The Dual Effect of Economic Development on Trust in the Central Government: Evidence from Two Waves of a National Survey in China,” China Review

2016. “Reassessing Trust in the Central Government: Evidence from Five National Surveys.” China Quarterly, No.225 (March), pp.100-121

2013. "The Magnitude and Resilience of Trust in the Center: Evidence from Interviews with Petitioners in Beijing and a Local Survey in Rural China," Modern China, Vol.39, No.1 (January), pp.3-36.

2012. "Petitioning Beijing: The High Tide of 2003-2006" (with Mingxing Liu and Kevin J. O'Brien), China Quarterly, No.210 (June 2012), pp.313-334.

2010. "Rights Consciousness and Rules Consciousness in Contemporary China." China Journal, No.64 (July), pp.47-68.

2011. "Distrust in Government Leaders, Demand for Leadership Change, and Preference for Elections in Rural China." Political Behavior, Vol. 33, No.2 (June), pp.291-311.

2008. “Protest Leadership in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien), China Quarterly, No.193, pp.1-23.

2008. “Political Trust and Petitioning in the Chinese Countryside,” Comparative Politics, Vol. 40. No. 2 (January), pp.209-26.

2005. “Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien), Comparative Political Studies, Vol.38, No.3 (April), pp.235-59.

2004. “Political Trust in Rural China,” Modern China, Vol.30, No.2 (April), pp.228-58.

2004. “Suing the Local State: Administrative Litigation in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien), China Journal, No.51 (January), pp.75-96. Reprinted in Neil Diamant, Stanley Lubman, and Kevin O’Brien, eds., Engaging the Law in China: State, Society, and Possibilities for Justice (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005), pp.31-53.

2003. “The Empowering Effect of Village Elections in China,” Asian Survey, Vol.43, No.4 (July-August),pp.648-62.

2002. “The Politics of Introducing Direct Township Elections in China,” The China Quarterly, No. 171 (September), pp.704-23.

2001. “Elections and Popular Resistance in Rural China,” China Information, Vol.XV, No.2, pp.1-19 (tables missing). China Information, Vol.XVI, No.1 (2002), pp.89-107.

2001. “Support for Anti-Corruption Campaigns in Rural China,” The Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.10, No.29 (November), pp.573-86.

2000. “Accommodating ‘Democracy’ in a One-Party State: Introducing Village Elections in China” (with Kevin O’Brien), The China Quarterly, No.162 (June), pp.465-89. Reprinted in Larry Diamond and Ramon H. Meyers, eds. Elections and Democracy in Greater China (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp.101-125.

1999. “The Two-Ballot System in Shanxi Province: Subjecting Village Party Secretaries to a Popular Vote,” The China Journal, No.42 (July), pp. 103-18.

1999. “Campaign Nostalgia in the Chinese Countryside” (with Kevin O’Brien), Asian Survey, Vol. XXXIX, No.3 (May/June), pp. 375-93.

1999. “Selective Policy Implementation in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien), Comparative Politics, Vol. 31, No.2 (January), pp. 167-86. Reprinted in Stephen P. Osborne, ed., Public Sector Management: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Volume 4: Explaining the Scope of Public Management (London: Routledge), pp.227-48.

1996. “Villagers and Popular Resistance in Contemporary China” (with Kevin O’Brien), Modern China, Vol.22, No.1 (January), pp.28-61.Reprinted in Frank N. Pieke, ed. People’s Republic of China Volume 2 (Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing, November 2002), pp.351-84.

1995. “The Politics of Lodging Complaints in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien), The China Quarterly, No.143 (September), pp.756-83.

1994. “Chinese Political Reform and the Problem of ‘Deputy Quality’” (with Kevin O’Brien), China Information, Vol.VIII, No.3 (Winter), pp.20-31.

2007. “Direct Township Elections,” in Elizabeth Perry and Merle Goldman, eds., Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), pp.97-116 (text) and pp. 352-59 (notes).

2002. “Direct Election of Township Heads: Perspectives of Chinese Peasants,” in John Wong and Yongnian Zheng, eds., China’s Post-Jiang Leadership (Singapore and London: Singapore University Press and World Scientific), pp.231-60.

1999. “The Struggle over Village Elections” (with Kevin O’Brien), in Merle Goldman and Roderick MacFarquhar, eds., The Paradox of China’s Post-Mao Reforms (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), pp.129-44 (text) and pp. 382-89 (notes). An excerpt of this paper appears in Human Rights Dialogue, Volume 9, 1997, pp.9-11, the Carnegie Council on International Affairs.

Public Opinion and Political Change in China by Wenfang Tang, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005). China Review.

Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China by Thomas P. Bernstein and Xiaobo Lü (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), China Quarterly, No. 177 (March 2004), pp.216-217.

Invited Contributions to Academic/non-Academic Journals

“Driven to Protest: China’s Rural Unrest,” Current History, Vol.105, No.692 (September 2006), pp.250-54.

“Divide and Rule: Beijing Fears an Organized Citizenry,” TIME Asia Magazine, Vol.167, No.10, 13 March 2006, p.23.

“Corruption, Protest, and Democracy in China” (translated into Spanish), Vanguardia, No.2 (July-September 2002), pp.66-70.

“Comment on Gunter Schubert’s ‘Stability Through More Participation? – Local Direct Elections and Their Impact on Communist Rule in Present-day China’,” Asien, No.84 (July 2002), pp.56-58.

1994. 《新保守主义》,台北:扬智文化事业股份有限公司。128页。
2001. 李连江 主编,郭正林、萧唐镖副主编,《村委会选举观察》,天津:天津人民出版社。866页。

2016. 李连江,刘明兴,“吏绅共谋:中国抗争政治中一只看不见的手”(The Collusion between Government Functionaries and Local Notables: An Invisible Hand in the Chinese Contentious Politics),《二十一世纪》,第 157 期,第 57-67 页。

2015. “政治学研究中的命名与正名 ---- ‘依法抗争’一词的由来”,《中大政治学评论》, 第 8 辑,1-4 页。

1998. 李连江,熊景明,“从政府主导的村民自治迈向民主选举”,《二十一世纪》, 第50期,151-56页。

2018.《在学术界谋生存》(香港:中文大学出版社), 251 页。

2017. 《戏说统计:文科生的量化方法》(北京:中国政法大学出版社), 318 页

2016. 《不发表,就出局》(北京:中国政法大学出版社), 249 页

2003. “中国农民的国家观与依法抗争”,载张茂桂、郑永年编,《两岸社会运动与民主化》(台北:新自然主义公司), 281-298页。

1998. 李连江、欧博文,“村民自治:构想与现实”,载陈明通、郑永年编,《两岸基层选举与政治社会变迁》,台湾研究基金会丛书二之三,台北:月旦出版社, 325-48页.

1997. 李连江、欧博文, “当代中国农民的依法抗争”,载吴国光编,《九七效应:香港、与太平洋》,香港:太平洋世纪研究所,141-70页。本文摘要报表在《明报》, 1996年12月11日,p. c6.

1989. “克理普克的指称理论”车铭洲主编,《西方现代语言哲学》,成都:四川人民出版社,468-498页。

1987. “专名”,载《世界哲学年鉴》,上海:上海人民出版社。

2004.周凤华译,李连江校。墨宁(Melanie F. Manion),“当代中国研究中的问卷调查研究:从地方样本中学习”(“Survey Research in the Study of Contemporary China: Learning from Local Samples”),《华中师范大学学报》(人文社会科学版),Vol.53, No.5 (October), pp.117-126。

1999. 张光、马俊峰译,李连江校。普沃斯基 (Adam Przeworski),《民主与市场》(Democracy and the Market),,台北:桂冠图书有限公司。288页。

1995. 包澹宁 (Daniel Berman), 《笔杆里面出民主》(Words Like Colored Glass: The Role of the Press in Taiwan’s Democratization Process), 台北:时报出版公司。388页。

1990. 邓恩 (John Dunn),《洛克》(Locke),台北:联经出版事业公司。110页。
1989. 车铭洲编,《现代西方语言哲学》,天津:南开大学出版社。427页。

2005. “Popular Contention and Its Impact in Rural China” (with Kevin O’Brien) is one of two co-winners of the Sage Award for the best paper in comparative politics delivered at the 2004 Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association.

2015. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, (CUHK14613815)

2013. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, (CUHK 446513)

2006. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CUHK2440/06).

2004. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2120/04).

2004-2005. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

2002. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2025/02H).

2002. Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG/01-02/II-13P).

2001. Research and Writing Grants (Grant No.: 00-66594-000), Program on Global Security and Sustainability, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

2000. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (HKBU2012/00H).

1999. Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG/99-00/II-03).

1997. The Asia Foundation, Grant No. 06-713-06-07501.

1997. Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Earmarked Research Grant (RGC/97-98/75) (Co-investigator, Kevin J. O’Brien).

1995. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Program on Peace and International Cooperation Research and Writing Grant (Co-Principal Investigator, Kevin J. O’Brien).

1994. The Henry Luce Foundation, United States-China Cooperative Research Program Award, Co-writer of proposal and co-investigator (Project director, Kevin J. O’Brien at Ohio State University; co-director, Che Mingzhou at Nankai University, China).