My research interest lies in the comparative political economy of corruption, governance, and inequality. Currently, my ongoing projects focus on corruption, tax evasion, and state capacity, while I am also investigating how these topics relate to gender norms, voting behavior, and public opinion. My current theoretical and empirical point of departure draws from the case of China, while I am generalizing to other authoritarian countries and developing democracies. For thesis writing, I believe that all students possess unique intellectual potentials and can spark their personal interests while bringing new insights to the study of political science. Also, advising is an interactive process that both sides learn from each other when advisees. I am thus thrilled to provide feedback for theses on a wide range of topics related to my research.