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Andrew Wedeman

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Biography

Andrew Wedeman received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and is a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, where he heads up the China Studies Initiative. Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he also served as the Director of the Asian Studies Program and the Director of the International Studies Program. He has held posts as a visiting Research Professor at Beijing University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins Nanjing University Center for Sino-American Studies, and a Fulbright Research Professor at Taiwan National University. His publications include Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China (Cornell); From Mao to Market: Rent Seeking, Local Protectionism, and Marketization in China (Cambridge); numerous articles in academic journals including China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China; and China Review; and chapters in numerous edited volumes. Professor Wedeman’s book Double Paradox was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of thirty “Best International Relations Books of 2012.” He has lectured on the book and recent developments in China’s “war on corruption” across the United States and in Canada, Hong Kong, and Macau, as well as being interviewed by the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Caixin, and other international media: testified before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and addressed the 2014 Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium on the issue of corruption in China. Professor Wedeman is current writing a book tentative entitled Slating Flies and Hunting Tigers: Xi Jinping’s War on Corruption.

Publications

Books

Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China. Cornell University Press, 2012. (Selected on one of the three Best International Relations Books on Asian,  2012 by Foreign Affairs.)

China’s Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption WordsWorth, 2013. (Indian edition of Double Paradox.

双重悖论:腐败如何影响中国的经济增长. (Beijing: China Citic Press, 2013). (Chinese language edition of Double Paradox).

David P. Forsythe, Patrice C. McMahon, and Andrew Wedeman, eds., US Foreign Policy in a Globalized World. Routledge, 2006.

From Mao to Market: Rent Seeking, Local Protectionism, and Marketization in China. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

The East Wind Subsides: Chinese Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Cultural Revolution. Washington, DC: The Washington Institute Press, 1987.

Peer Reviewed Articles

“The Dark Side of Business with Chinese Characteristics,” Social Research: An International Quarterly 80:4 (Winter 2013).

“The Challenge of Commercial Bribery and Organized Crime in Mainland China,” Journal of Contemporary China 22:79 (January 2013): 18-34.

“Win, Lose, or Draw? China’s War on Corruption,” Crime, Law and Social Change 49:1, (February 2008): 7–26.

with Peter Hatemi. “Oil and Conflict in Sino-American Relations,” China Security 3:7 (July 2007): 95-118.

“Anticorruption Campaigns and the Intensification of Corruption in China,” Journal of Contemporary China 14:42 (February 2005): 93-107.

“The Intensification of Corruption in China,” China Quarterlyno. 180 (December 2004): 895-921. (Awarded the 2004 Gordon White Prize for the most original article in China Quarterly.)

“Great Disorder under Heaven: The Paradox of Endemic Corruption and Rapid Growth in Contemporary China,” China Review 4:2 (Fall 2004): 1-32.

“Strategic Ambiguity and Partisan Politics: American Domestic Politics and Stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs 14:2 (2001): 222-237.

“Incompetence, Noise, and Fear in Central-Local Relations in China,” Studies in Comparative International Development 35:4 (2001): 59-83.

“Budgets, Extra-budgets, and Small Treasuries: The Utility of Illegal Monies,” Journal of Contemporary China 9:25 (November 2000): 489-511.

“Agency and Fiscal Dependence in Central-Provincial Relations in China,” Journal of Contemporary China 8:20 (March 1999): 103-122.

“Stealing From the Farmers: Institutional Corruption and the 1992 IOU Crisis,” China Quarterly, no. 152 (December 1997): 81-107.

“Looters, Rent-scrapers, and Dividend-collectors: Corruption and Growth in Zaire, South Korea, and the Philippines,” The Journal of Developing Areas, 31:4 (Summer 1997): 457-478.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Not In My Backyard: Middle Class Protest in Contemporary China,” In Hongmei Li and Leslie March, eds., The Middle Class in Emerging Societies: Consumers, Lifestyles and Markets.Routledge, forthcoming.

“Win, Lose, or Draw? China’s War on Corruption,” in Michael Johnston, ed., Public Sector Corruption. SAGE Publications, forthcoming. (Reprint of 2008 Crime, Law and Social Change).

“The Intensification of Corruption in China,” in Zheng Yongmin, Lu Liyi, and Lynn White, III, eds., The Politics of Modern China: Critical Concepts. Routledge, forthcoming. (Reprint of 2004 China Quarterly article).

“Unrest, Subversion, Repression, and Human Security in China,” in Courtney Hillebrecht, Patrice McMahon, and Tyler White, eds., At Home and Abroad: How States Respond to Human Security. Routledge, forthcoming.

“Corruption, Local Protectionism, and the Great Recession in China” In Dali L. Yang, ed., China and the Great Recession. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012: 179-198.

“Crossing the River by Feeling for Stones or Carried Across by the Current? The Dynamics of Reform in Post-Mao China,” in Scott Kennedy, ed., Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation. Stanford University Press, 2011: 117-142.

“China’s War on Corruption,” in Tong Gong and Stephen K. Ma, eds., Preventing Corruption in Asia: Institutional Design and Policy Capacity. New York: Routledge, 2009: 15-29.

“Guilt and Punishment in China’s War on Corruption,” in Jean C. Oi, Scott Rozelle, and Xueguang Zhou, eds., Growing Pains: Tension and Opportunity in Contemporary China’s Transition. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute, 2009: 117-42.

“Rents, Mergers, and Acquisitions: Market Expansion and Local Protectionism in the Chinese Automotive and Beer Sectors,” in Tak-Wing Ngo and Yongping Wu, eds., Rent Seeking In China.Routledge, 2008: 215-40.

“Strategic Repression and Regime Stability in China’s Peaceful Development,” in Sujian Guo, ed.,China’s “Peaceful Rise” in the 21st Century: Domestic and International Conditions. Ashgate, 2006: 89-115.

with Patrice C. McMahon, “Sustaining U.S. Power in a Globalized World,” in David P. Forsythe, Patrice C. McMahon, and Andrew Wedeman, eds., US Foreign Policy in a Globalized World. Routledge, 2006: 1-29.

“Corporate Capitalism and Socialist China,” in Edmund Terrance Gomez and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, eds., Chinese Enterprise, Tran nationalism, and Identity. Routledge, 2003: 72-108.

“Taiwan, Terror, and Sino-American Relations in the Wake of 9-11,” in Liao Dachi, ed., American Policy in Asia-Pacific after 9-11. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Sun Yatsen University, 2003.

“Development and Corruption: The Asian Paradox,” in Edmund Terrance Gomez, ed., Political Business in East Asia. Routledge, 2002: 34-61.

“State Predation and Rapid Growth: Politicization of Business in China,” in Edmund Terrance Gomez, ed., Political Business in East Asia. Routledge, 2002: 155-81.

“Prospects for a Sino-American Transition War,” in Kwang il Baek, ed., Comprehensive Security and Multilateralism in Post-Cold War East Asia. Seoul: The Korean Association of International Studies, 1998: 53-86.

“Corruption and Politics,” in China Review 1996, Kuan Hsin-chi, general editor. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 1996: 61-94. Translated and published under separate cover as 腐败和政治(Corruption and Politics) in 中国评论(China Review 1996) Kuan Hsin-chi, general editor. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, 1996: 53-83.

“The People’s Republic of China 1988” and “The Republic of China (Taiwan) 1988,” in Louise Haberman and Paul M. Sacks, eds., Annual Review of Nations, Year 1988. New York, NY: Taylor&Francis, 1989: 247-267 and 285-301.

with Richard Baum, “Political and Economic Outlook for the P.R.C.” and “Political and Economic Outlook for R.O.C. (Taiwan),” The Journal of Multinational Strategies, 1:1 (Summer 1991): 30-42.

Other Publications

“Xi Jinping’s Anti-corruption Campaign,” China Current (forthcoming).

“Corrupt China Needs More Than A Tiger-hunt,” China Economic Review (September 2014).

“Growth and Corruption in China,” China Current, 11:2 (2012).

“Corruption,” in Christopher Ogden, ed., Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics. Routledge, 2013: 177-186.

“The Chinese Famine, 1958-1962,” in David P. Forsythe, ed., Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Volume 1, 2009.

“Pol Pot,” in David P. Forsythe, ed., Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford University Press, Volume 4, 2009.

“Corruption in China: Crisis or Constant?” Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.

“China’s War on Corruption: Progress or Stalemate?” Freeman Report, March 2007.

with Kelly Eaton. “伊拉克战争与布什原则的命运” (The Iraq War and the Fate of the Bush Doctrine ), 南京大学学报 (Journal of Nanjing University) 44: 2 (May 2007): 48-57.

“Introduction” and Guest Editor, Chinese Economic Studies,special issue on “Regional Protectionism,” 26:5 (Fall 1993).