Yongshun CAI


PhD Stanford University, 2001
Head and Chair Professor, Division of Social Science
Associate Director of Center for Business and Social Analytics

Yongshun Cai’s current research interests include governance, legal institutions, and dispute resolution in China. He is also conducting research on Hong Kong society. His works have been published with Stanford University Press and have appeared in discipline and area study journals.

Research Interests
• Social Movements and Collective Action
• Institution Building and Regime Transition
• Chinese Domestic Politics
Courses Taught
SOSC 1840: Government, Law and Society in China
SOSC 3530: Social Movements and Contentious Politics
SOSC 5480: Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics
MASS 5060: Political Changes and Political Participation