Prof Cai ZUO, Fudan University
Cai (Vera) ZUO is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fudan University. She gained her doctorate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before working at Fudan, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the political institution of developing countries, with empirical work on cadre management system, congressional representation, and poverty reduction in China. Her articles have appeared in journals including China Quarterly, European Political Science, and China Review. Other publications include an award-winning book Trade-offs and Developments in Research Methods of Political Science (in Chinese, 2017). Her most recent book (coauthored with Qingjie Zeng and Zhongyuan Wang), Farewell to Poverty: The Institutional Foundations of Poverty Reduction in China (in Chinese, 2020) is coming out soon.
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