Yuhua Wang

Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government

Yuhua Wang

Bio

Yuhua Wang (王裕华) is the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government (untenured) at Harvard University. His research focuses on two aspects of the politics of state building: 1) What contributes to the emergence of effective and durable statehood? 2) After an effective state emerges, how can it be constrained? His first book Tying the Autocrat’s Hands: The Rise of the Rule of Law in China (Cambridge University Press, 2015) addresses how an authoritarian state can be constrained. His second book The Rise and Fall of Imperial China: The Social Origins of State Development (Princeton University Press, 2022) examines how effective statehood emerges and endures. He received his B.A. from Peking University and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.