Welcome to my personal research website. I am an incoming Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Civics Initiative. My major field of study is political theory, with emphases on Chinese political thought, theories of emotion, theories of memory, democratic theory, critical theory, and Marxism. My dissertation investigates the uses and abuses of memories of the Cultural Revolution in intellectual and political debates in contemporary China, and the implications of such debates for political mobilization and opposition. This study sheds light on the normative relationship between political memory and democratic politics. My peer-reviewed articles have been published by European Journal of Political Theory and Global Intellectual History. I am currently a Graduate Associate at the Association for Global Political Thought at Harvard University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, an MA in Politics from NYU, and a BA in Philosophy from Tsinghua University.
I have been a frequent contributor to public political discussions in both English and Chinese. My Chinese op-ed articles have appeared on The Paper, Initium Media, CNPolitics, iAmElection, Polis, Jiemian, and other sources. In English, my public writing has been featured by Democracy Seminar and Palladium Magazine.