I am a second-year M.Phil student of Social Science in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
My research interests include political culture and authoritarian regimes, with a geographical focus on China. Methodologically, I am using empirical methods with an emphasis on database construction and longitudinal data analysis. In my current working paper, I find that the economic prosperity was highly correlated with the spread of religions in post-Mao China. Moreover, the strong local state capacity tended to promote the construction of new Buddhist temples and suppress the spread of Christianity. In another working project, I focus on the transition of political ideologies of diverse social groups in China during 2003 and 2013. Specifically, I am looking into the social characteristics of the supporters of liberal, egalitarian and elitist ideas, which are the key components shaping the public opinions of Chinese people on political, social and economic issues.
I received B.A. in Sociology from Sun Yat-sen University and MSc in Global China Studies from HKUST.