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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system and how these impact the complex relationships relating to China.

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China has emerged as one of the 21st century’s most consequential nations, making it more important than ever to understand how the country is governed. True to the name Pekingology, or the study of the political behavior of the People’s Republic of China, this podcast aims to unpack the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party and implications these actions have within China and for U.S.-China relations. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, is joined by various experts to analyze the activities of the Chinese governing system and how these impact the complex relationships relating to China.

    Mobilizing for Development

    Mobilizing for Development

    In this episode of Pekingology, Georgetown University's Kristen Looney joins Jude Blanchette to discuss her new book, Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia, which explores, inter alia, how the CCP used political campaigns to drive poverty alleviation efforts in rural China. 

    • 38 min
    Revisiting China’s Social Volcano

    Revisiting China’s Social Volcano

    In this episode of Pekingology, Harvard University’s Lei Ya-Wen joins Jude Blanchette to discuss her recent paper, "Revisiting China’s Social Volcano: Attitudes toward Inequality and Political Trust in China," which explores the evolving attitudes of Chinese citizens towards inequality and what impact this has on social stability and political trust. 

    • 24 min
    Welfare for Autocrats

    Welfare for Autocrats

    In this episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette is joined by Stanford University's Jennifer Pan to discuss her new book, Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers, which explores how China's social safety net has morphed to become a tool for enforcing political stability. 

    • 25 min
    Communists Constructing Capitalism

    Communists Constructing Capitalism

    In this first episode of Pekingology, Jude Blanchette invites Julian Gruin to discuss the evolution of China's hybrid economic system and the domineering role of the Communist Party over the financial sector.
    Julian Gruin is assistant professor of transnational governance at the University of Amsterdam. You can find his book, Communists Constructing Capitalism: State, Market, and the Party in China's Financial Reform, here.

    • 38 min

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