International Security & Foreign Policy

The Broken China Dream: How Post-Mao Reforms Ended in Neo-Stalinist Rule and a New Cold War

Grant Year: 2022


Minxin Pei will research and write a book exploring China’s domestic politics from the era of post-Mao reforms through the emergence of a neo-Stalinist state under Xi Jinping. He will analyze primary and secondary sources on China’s elite politics and policymaking and interpret those data drawing on insights from the literature on Leninist regimes, democratization, and authoritarian survival.

Claremont McKenna College International Security & Foreign Policy

$84,092