• Xian Huang
  • Xian Huang
  • Associate Professor
  • Subfield: Comparative Politics
  • Office: Hickman Hall 403
  • Phone: 848-932-9380
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  • Specialties:

    Comparative Political Economy Authoritarian Politics Chinese Politics Social Policy

  • Graduate Content:
  • Program in Comparative Politics
  • Bio:

    Xian Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers University and is affiliated with the Rutgers Center for Chinese Studies.

    Xian Huang's research interests include (1) political causes and consequences of social inequality, stratification, and (im)mobility; (2) redistribution, social welfare, and health policies; (3) public opinion and preferences under authoritarian rule. The regional focus of her research is China and East Asia.

    Xian Huang received a PhD of Political Science from Columbia University. She received BA degrees in Political Science and Economics, and a MA degree in Political Science from Peking University (Beijing, China). Before joining Rutgers, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania.

  • Teaching:

    790:313 Political Economy of East Asia
    790:342 Politics of Authoritarian Regimes
    790:357 Comparative Political Economy
    790:386 Political Change in China

  • Publications:

    Xian Huang. Social Protection under Authoritarianism: Health Politics and Policy in China, 2020, Oxford University Press.

    Xian Huang, Cai Zuo, 2021. Bread or Roses: How Economic Inequality Affects Regime Support in China?" Political Studies, doi:10.1177/00323217211048040.

    Xian Huang, 2021. Peace in the Shadow of Unrest: Medical Disturbance and State Response in China, The China Quarterly, Vol 247 (September):724-748.

    Xian Huang, Bingxiao Wu, 2020. Impact of Health Insurance Integration on Health Care:
    Evidence from Rural China, China Economic Review, 64 (December): 101543.

    Xian Huang, 2020. The Chinese Dream: Hukou, Social Mobility, and Trust in Government, Social Science Quarterly, 101(5):2052-2070.

    Xian Huang, Sung Eun Kim, 2020. When Top-Down Meets Bottom-Up: Local Adoption of
    Social Policy Reform in China, Governance, 33(2):343-364. 

  • Research:

    Comparative Politics