Associate Professor of Economics

Ph.D., UMass Amherst (2012, economics)
B.A., Beijing University (2007, economics)



I am Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College and Graduate Center, CUNY. Previously I have taught at Howard University and 中国人民大学 (People's University). My main research interests include Political Economy of Development, Chinese Economy, Economic History. I am also on the editorial boards of Science and Society and the Journal of Labor and Society.

Scholarly Work


Recent Articles:

Changing farmland distribution in China , 2023, Journal of Peasant Studies

The potential reserve army and the transition to capitalism, 2023, revised vesion in Science and Society

Gender norms and household labor: time use in the context of class differentiation in China, (with Wei Zhang), 2022, Review of Radical Political Economics

The Political Economy of US Sanctions against China, with Fangfei Li, 2022, Sanctions as War, edited by Manny Ness and Stuart Davis

The Ideology of Late Imperialism: The Return of the Geopolitics of the Second International, 2021, Monthly Review



From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty, 2018, Monthly Review Press.