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Chinese Politics Research Workshop

The Chinese Politics Research Workshop provides a forum for (1) sharing and getting feedback on China-related research at all stages of development; (2) discussing the practical and methodological issues that come with doing research in and on China; (3) building a stronger academic community among graduate students, research fellows, and faculty members in the greater Cambridge area who work on Chinese politics. The workshop hopes to bring together an inter-generational, interdisciplinary, and international group of China researchers from MIT, Harvard, Boston University and other nearby universities.

Past workshops have covered methodological topics such as archival research, quantitative China data, ethnographic research techniques, elite interviewing, and the continued relevance of “Kremlinology.” Faculty and graduate student research presentations that served as the mainstay of the workshop represented various social science disciplines and ran the gamut from brainstorming memos to book/dissertation chapters and article drafts.

The workshop will meet every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Harvard or MIT. In the coming year, we hope to continue to expand our community of participants, especially to include those who conduct politics-related research among various MIT departments. To sign up for our mailing list, please go to:

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