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Ling Chen

Wilson China Fellow

Professional affiliation

Assistant Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Wilson Center Projects

“U.S.-China ‘Tech Cold War’: The Counterproductive Weaponization of the Supply Chain?”

Full Biography

Ling Chen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is also affiliated with Harvard’s Fairbank Center as an associate in research. Before joining SAIS, she was a Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and a Rajawali Fellow at the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on political economy, state-business relations, and economic policies in China, combining in-depth field interviews with statistical analysis and machine learning. Chen’s articles have appeared in a number of academic journals, and her first book, Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China, was published by Stanford University Press. Her second book project on capitalism and the authoritarian state has received support from Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award. Her research has been funded by institutions such as Social Science Research Council (Andrew Mellon Foundation), Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, and Stanford University. In addition to academic outlets, she has also published in Washington Post and Axios. Her comments have been quoted, among others, by Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and National Committee on US-China Relations.