Political economy of institutional change, political opinion and behavior in non- and new-democracies, evolution and change in political culture, Chinese politics, statistical modeling in political analysis.
Anglo-American Special Relationship and British Policy toward China (1949-1954), (Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press), 2003, co-authored with Mouhong Xue (in Chinese)
“Political Experience: A Missing Variable in the Study of Political Transformation,” Comparative Politics, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2009, pp. 103-120, co-authored with Tianjian Shi
“China’s Environmental Diplomacy and Domestic Environmental Protection,” China Population Resources and Environment, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2003, pp. 11-15 (in Chinese)
“New Economy and the Income Inequality in the United States”, World Economics and Politics, No. 2, 2001, pp. 41-45 (in Chinese)