I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at New York University. My research interests lie at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy. In my research, I draw on historical and contemporary data to study authoritarian politics, bureaucracy, political violence, and political development. My regional focus is on China and more broadly, East Asian countries. Before coming to NYU, I completed an MPhil in social science at HKUST, a bachelor and a master's degree in public administration at Fudan University. I am a co-organizer of the Quantitative China Studies Seminar.