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Andrew Walder, Stanford University

Walder was a discussant for the U.S.-China Institute conference panel on “Disparity.”
March 27, 2007
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Andrew Walder is Professor of Sociology and senior fellow of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. He is an expert on the sources of conflict, stability and change in communist regimes, and his current research focuses on the impact of China's market reforms on income inequality and career opportunity. He is also conducting historical research on the Cultural Revolution of 1966-1969, with an emphasis on the Beijing Red Guard movement during 1966 and 1967. His recent publications include "Career Advancement as Party Patronage: Sponsored Mobility into the Chinese Administrative Elite," in the American Journal of Sociology, co-authored with Bobai Li (vol.106, 2001); "Politics and Life Chances in a State Socialist Regime: Dual Career Paths into the Urban Chinese Elite, 1949 to 1996," in the American Sociological Review, co-authored with Bobai Li (vol. 65, No. 2, 2000); Property Rights and Economic Reform in China, co-edited with Jean Oi (Stanford University Press, 1999); and Zouping in Transition: The Process of Reform in Rural North China (Harvard University Press, 1998).

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