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Jean C. Oi, PhD

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; William Haas Professor in Chinese Politics, Department of Political Science; and Director, Stanford China Program; Lee Shau Kee Director, Stanford Center at Peking University;

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January 15th, 2014

Is a new round of economic reform kicking off in China?

Shorenstein APARC, SCP News

After the Third Plenum meeting in Beijing last November, China indicated changes to its economic and security policy. Now the challenge is determining how the Chinese government will attempt its directives. Barry J. Naughton visits to consider this question during the first seminar in the SCP series “China under Xi Jinping." Read more »



June 7th, 2013

CDDRL honor student recognized for contributions to undergraduate education

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Holly Fetter, an undergraduate senior honors student at the CDDRL received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for her outstanding contributions to undergraduate education at Stanford University. Fetter will be presented with the Dinkelspiel Award on Sunday, June 16 at the Stanford Commencement ceremony. Read more »



May 16th, 2013

Leading the way in contemporary China research

SCP News

Within a few short years of its founding, the Stanford China Program has established a reputation as one of the top research programs in the country focusing on contemporary China. Read more »



April 30th, 2013

Oi appointed to new Schwarzman Scholars program in China

Shorenstein APARC, SCP News

Jean Oi was appointed to the Academic Advisory Council of the newly founded Schwarzman Scholars international scholarship program. Read more »



November 29th, 2012

Limits of China's village democracy

Shorenstein APARC, SCP News

Activists in Wukan, in Guangdong province, have discovered there are limits to grassroots democracy. New research by Jean C. Oi, showing a high percentage of upper-level government overseers in China's villages, highlights the boundaries of the power of local elected officials.





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News around the web

Experts ponder China's future
Following Christensen's talk, Stanford professor of political science Jean Oi moderated the first panel. The discussion centered on topics including rising income inequality, popular dissatisfaction with the government and the rise of nationalist ...
May 5, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Faculty hear more details about new Peking University Center
Academic freedom, new collaborations and a home for Asia-based research will be at the core of the Stanford Center at Peking University. Coit Blacker, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Jean Oi, a professor of ...
April 1, 2011 in Stanford University News

Faculty Senate addresses Peking Center, earthquakes and curriculum
FSI has been tasked with managing the Stanford Research Center in Beijing on behalf of the University. Political science professor Jean Oi, who is also a FSI senior fellow, said the new center would serve multiple functions.
April 1, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Oi Talks on Rural Distress in China
... to hear Jean C. Oi, a professor of Chinese politics at Stanford University, speak about the effects of new land distribution policies in rural China.
November 16, 2010 in Harvard Crimson