Call for submissions for RSSM special issue on “Social Inequality in East Asia”
Nov. 7, 2022

The journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility invites contributions to a special issue on “Social Inequality in East Asia”. The increasing policy importance of social and economic inequality in mainland China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan underscores the need for rigorous empirical examination of causes…

CCC Director Yu Xie Featured in The Wire China's "America's Brain Drain"
Oct. 24, 2022

Chinese academics are departing the United States at an accelerating pace, in a sign of America’s diminishing appeal for some of China’s brightest scientific minds.


That finding comes from a new study by researchers from Princeton University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who conducted a…

Standford's 'SCCEI China Briefs' features CCC Director Yu Xie and Renmin Uni. Professor Yongai Jin's Latest Project
March 17, 2022
INSIGHTS China’s global image deteriorated between 2005–2018. Higher levels of a country’s economic development and democracy predicted a sharper decline in attitudes toward China. Countries where China had higher rates of foreign direct investment had a more positive perception of China. A larger share of China’s export to a country…
2012 Causal Inference Conference Featuring Judea Pearl and James Heckman, University of Michigan
Oct. 20, 2021
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The 2012 Causal Inference Symposium took place on December 12, sponsored by the Quantitative Methodology Program at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Hosted by Prof. Yu Xie, he now serves as Bert G…

PIIRS/EEB/CEE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (application now closed)
Aug. 23, 2021

The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, among other campus units at Princeton University seek a specialist on ecology, environment, energy, climate, and/or sustainability in relation to China to join its Faculty at the Assistant Professor level.

NYU Shanghai Features CCC Director Yu Xie's "Global Attitudes towards China: Social Facts and Interpretations"
March 8, 2021

How can we explain worsening attitudes toward China in many corners of the globe? What concepts, ideas, and events form the basis for this declining public approval? And have China’s efforts to project soft power been effective?

Some 200 participants from around the globe gathered online on Feb 27 to grapple…

CHIP interns at the Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
July 17, 2019

The interns of the China Impact Project took a tour of the local wildlife and fauna at the Billie Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve. The China Impact Project is designed to understand how the public in other countries view China via sociological/computational methods. The student interns are from Tsinghua University and Princeton…

Congratulations to James Mi for Ranking #12 on Forbes' 2019 Midas List!
April 16, 2019

A huge congratulations from the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China goes to CCC Advisory Council member and Princeton alumnus James Mi for ranking #12 on Forbes' 2019 Midas List!

Produced in partnership with TrueBridge Capital Partners, the Midas List recognizes those investors who’ve built leading…

Mr. and Mrs. Yan Huo *94*95 Graduate Fellowship Call for Applications: 2019-20 Academic Year
March 14, 2019

The Mr. and Mrs. Yan Huo *94*95 Graduate Fellowship, administered by Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), will award funding to qualified Princeton Ph.D. students who are conducting field work outside the United States for at least a semester, especially in or related to China, during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Lynn T. White: "Rural Roots of Reform before China's Conservative Change"
Sept. 14, 2018

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Lynn T. White III on his newly published book Rural Roots of Reform before China's Conservative Change. Professor White explains:

The argument is that China’s “rise” began in local polities in the early 1970s (long before 1978) after new agronomy and the Cultural Revolution allowed…