Comparative & International Relations
Andrew Wedeman received his doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and is currently a Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, where he heads the China Studies Program. 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 a Fulbright Research Professor at Taiwan National University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins Nanjing University Center for Sino-American Studies, and Research Professor at Beijing University. During 2016-7, he was a Fellow in the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. 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 multiple chapters in numerous edited volumes. He is currently writing a book on China’s anti-corruption struggle entitled Hunting Tigers and Swatting Flies: Xi Jinping’s Battle with Corruption.
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 in 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
“Village Elections and Grassroots Corruption in China,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, 13:3 (December 2017): 107-129.
“Bribery with Chinese Characteristics? Corruption, Fuzzy Property Rights, and Rapid Growth,” East Asia: An International Quarterly, 34:2 (June 2017): 87-111.
“Xi Jinping’s Tiger Hunt: Anti-corruption Campaign or Political Purge?” Modern China Studies 24:2 (2017): 35-82.
“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 Quarterly no. 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
“Anti-Corruption Forever?” Jean Oi and Thomas Finger, eds., Challenges and Choices China’s Future. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming.
“The Evolution of China’s Anti-Corruption Strategy,” in Cheng Chen and Meredith Weiss, eds., The Political Logic(s) of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Asia. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming.
“Unrest and Regime Survival,” in Theresa Wright, ed., Handbook of Protest and Dissent in China. Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publisher, forthcoming.
“Corruption and Collective Protest in China,” in Ian Scott and Ting Gong, eds., Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia. New York: Routledge, 2016: 179-195.
“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. New York: Routledge, 2015.
“Corruption,” in Christopher Ogden, ed., Handbook of China’s Governance and Domestic Politics. New York: Routledge, 2013: 177-186.
“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. New York: Routledge, 2013: 25-47.
“Corruption, Local Protectionism, and the Great Recession in China” In Dali L. Yang, ed.,The Global Recession and China’s Political Economy. New York: 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. Palo Alto, CD: Stanford University Press, 2011: 117-142.
Win, Lose, or Draw? China’s War on Corruption,” in Michael Johnston, ed., Public Sector Corruption. SAGE Publications, 2011 (Reprint of 2008 Crime, Law and Social Change).
“Looters, Rent-scrapers, and Dividend-collectors: Corruption and Growth in Zaire, South Korea, and the Philippines,” Michael Johnston, ed., Public Sector Corruption. SAGE Publications, 2011 (Reprint of 1997 The Journal of Developing Areas).
“The Intensification of Corruption in China,” in Zheng Yongmin, Lu Liyi, and Lynn White, III, eds., The Politics of Modern China: Critical Concepts. Volume II: Political Economy. Routledge, 2009. (Reprint of 2004 China Quarterly article).
“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.
Non-peer Reviewed Articles
“A Crushing Tide Rolling to a Sweeping Victory?” Xi Jinping’s Battle with Corruption after Six Years of Struggle.” China Currents, forthcoming.
“两居任期” 限制之移除: [The Removal of the Two Term Limit], 全球政治评论: 62 [Review of Global Politics] (April 2018): 7-10.
“Does China Fit the Model?” in “The Rise of Kleptocracy,” Journal of Democracy, 29:1 (January 2018): 86-95.
“China Crackdown on Corruption: War without End?” Current History, 116:791 (September 2017): 210-216.
“New Challenges for Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Crackdown?” China Currents, 16:1 (January 2017).
“PLA Inc.: Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Puts Heat on China’s Military,” World Politics Review December 3, 2014.
“Xi Jinping’s Tiger Hunt and the Politics of Corruption” China Currents (2014) 13:2.
“Corrupt China Needs More Than A Tiger-hunt,” China Economic Review (September 2014).
“Growth and Corruption in China,” China Currents, 11:2 (2012).
“Double Paradox: Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China,” The Montreal Review, June 2012.
“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, Freeman Report, March 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).