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The Ladder of Success in Xi’s China: Competence? Connections? Virtue? A Hybrid Event

October 24 at 4:30 pm 6:30 pm

Join China Research Center for the CRC Annual Lecture with Professor Melanie Manion, Duke University.A reception will be held before the presentation.  This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, The Carter Center, and the Nunn School Program in Global Development.

Melanie Manion

Professor Manion is the Vor Broker Family Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Duke University. She studied philosophy and political economy at Peking University in the late 1970s, was trained in Far Eastern studies at McGill University and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and earned her doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan.

Professor Manion’s research focuses on contemporary authoritarianism, with empirical work on bureaucracy, corruption, information, and representation in China. Her most recent book, Information for Autocrats (Cambridge University Press, 2015), studies representation in Chinese local congresses, analyzing data from an original survey of some 5,000 local congressmen and women and their constituents. Previous publications include Retirement of Revolutionaries in China (Princeton University Press, 1993), Corruption by Design (Harvard University Press, 2004), and Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies (edited with Allen Carlson, Mary Gallagher, and Kenneth Lieberthal, Cambridge University Press, 2010). Her articles have appeared in journals including American Political Science ReviewComparative Political Studies, and China Quarterly.