• Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government
  • https://gov.harvard.edu/people/ze-fu

Ze Fu will travel to China to conduct fieldwork for her dissertation, entitled “The Cultural Logic of Local Governance: A Comparison between Jiaodong Peninsula and Western Shandong.” Her research examines the mechanisms by which a particular cultural system, or a set of symbols and related practices, impacts local governance in China. This work will fill a gap in the literature on local governance by shifting the focus away from the over-emphasized formal institutional arrangements to informal constraints such as values and norms.

Research Interests: Local governance in China

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies