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Kevin O'Brien, University of California, Berkeley

O'Brien was a discussant for the U.S.-China Institute conference panel on “Prospects for Political Reform.”
March 27, 2007

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Kevin J. O'Brien is the Bedford Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on Chinese politics in the reform era. His most recent work centers on theories of popular contention, particularly the origins, dynamics, and outcomes of protest in the Chinese countryside. He is co-author, with Lianjiang Li, of Rightful Resistance in Rural China (Cambridge, 2006) and co-editor, with Neil Diamant and Stanley Lubman, of Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and Possibilities for Justice (Stanford, 2005). Professor O'Brien is currently working on a new book, Popular Contention in China. It will be published in late 2008.