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Looney, Kristen E. 2020. Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


Articles and Book Chapters

Looney, Kristen E. 2021. "Mobilization Campaigns and Rural Development: The East Asian Model Reconsidered." World Politics, 73 (2), 205-242. 


Looney, Kristen E. 2021. "Author’s Response: China’s Rural Development in Comparative Perspective." Asia Policy 16 (2), 146-151.

Looney, Kristen E. 2020. "State-Mobilized Community Development: The Case of Rural Taiwan." In Ruling by Other Means: State-Mobilized Movements, edited by Grzegorz Ekiert, Elizabeth J. Perry, and Yan Xiaojun. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 86-109.

Looney, Kristen, and Meg Rithmire. 2017. "China Gambles on Modernizing Through Urbanization." Current History 116 (791), 203-209.


Looney, Kristen E. 2015. "China’s Campaign to Build a New Socialist Countryside: Village Modernization, Peasant Councils, and the Ganzhou Model of Rural Development." China Quarterly 224, 909-932.


Looney, Kristen E. 2008. "Village Gazetteers: A New Source in the China Field." China Journal 60, 135-147.




Looney, Kristen E. 2022. Review of The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China's Economic Rise by Shelley Rigger. Journal of Chinese Political Science.

Looney, Kristen E. 2014. Review of City Versus Countryside in Mao’s China: Negotiating the Divide by Jeremy Brown. China Review International 21 (1), 20-23.


Looney, Kristen E. 2014. Review of Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China by Ben Hillman. China Review International 21 (1), 47-50.


Looney, Kristen. 2021. "The Blunt Force of China’s Mobilization Campaigns." Financial Times, January 26.


Works in Progress

"The Peasant and the Party: The Disappearing Rural Foundations of Chinese Communism" (book project)

"Sending Down and Lifting Up: College Graduate-Village Officials." (article in preparation)

“Wither Village Democracy? The Effects of New-Style Urbanization on Local Governance in China." (article in preparation)

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