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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Julia C Strauss

BA (Connecticut College) MA, PhD (California-Berkeley)

Overview

Julia Strauss
Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor of Chinese Politics

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

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Name:
Dr Julia C Strauss
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4746
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
207

Biography

Julia C. Strauss received a BA in Chinese Language and European History from Connecticut College (1983) and both an MA and PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley (1984, 1991). She moved to the Department of Political and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 1994. She served as Editor of The China Quarterly from 2002-2011 and was promoted to Professor in 2013. She offers courses in Chinese politics and comparative political sociology.

Affiliations

She is a member of the Association for Asian Studies, the American Political Science Association, and the Latin American Studies Association.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Igor Rogelja, Production of Creative Space in Taiwan and China
  • Lili Liu , China's upper-middle class in environmental public participation and the emergence of environmental movement
  • Sabrina Mondschein van den Bos, New Foreign Policy Actors: A Case-Study of China-Colombia Relations in the Petroleum Industry

Research

Her research interests span both sides of the Taiwan Straits and are focused on state building and institution building, governance, the performative dimensions of politics, the environment, and China’s “going out” policy toward the developing world, particularly with respect to Africa and Latin America.  Her publications include the co-edited volumes From the Great Wall to the New World: China and Latin American in the 21st Century (CUP, forthcoming 2012), China and Africa: Emerging Patterns in Globalization and Development (CUP 2009), and Staging Politics: Power and Performance in Asia and Africa (IB Tauris, 2007). Single authored books include the edited volume The History of the People’s Republic of China (CUP, 2006), and the monograph Strong Institutions in Weak Polities: State Building in Republican China, 1927-1940 (Clarendon, 1998). She has written articles on subjects as wide ranging as China’s contemporary forestry administration and terror in the early years of the People’s Republic, with the articles “Forestry Reform and the Transformation of State Capacity in fin de siècle China” (Journal of Asian Studies, 68:4), and “Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People’s Republic of China, 1950-53” (Comparative Studies in Society and History). She is currently working on a monograph with the working title “Security, Land and Rice: Trajectories of Regime Consolidation in China and Taiwan, 1949-1955”.

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Available for
  • Briefings
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
  • Radio
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • China
  • Taiwan
Languages
  • French
  • German

Publications

Authored Books

Strauss, Julia (1998) Strong Institutions in Weak Polities: State Building in Republican China, 1927-1940. Oxford University Press.

Edited Books

Strauss, Julia and Saavedra, Martha, eds. (2009) China and Africa: Emerging Patterns of Globalization and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (The China Quarterly Special Issues)

Strauss, Julia and O'Brien, Donal B Cruise, eds. (2007) Staging Politics: Power and Performance in Asia and Africa. London: I. B. Tauris. (International library of political studies, v. 18)

Strauss, Julia, ed. (2007) The History of the People’s Republic of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (The China Quarterly Special Issues)

Hockx, Michel and Strauss, Julia, eds. (2005) Culture in the Contemporary PRC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (China Quarterly Special Issues, New Series, no. 6)

Book Chapters

Strauss, Julia (2009) 'Traitors, Terror and Regime Consolidation on the Two Sides of the Taiwan Straits: ‘Revolutionaries’ and “Reactionaries’ from 1949 to 1956.' In: Thiranagama, Sharika and Kelly, Tobias, (eds.), Traitors: Suspicion, Intimacy and the Ethics of State Building. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 89-109.

Strauss, Julia and Saavedra, Martha (2009) 'Introduction: China, Africa and internationalization.' In: Strauss, Julia and Saavedra, Martha, (eds.), China and Africa: Emerging Patterns of Globalization and Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (The China Quarterly Special Issues)

Strauss, Julia (2008) 'Rethinking Institutional Capacity and Tax Regimes: The Case of the Sino-Foreign Salt Inspectorate in Republican China.' In: Brautigam, Deborah and Fjeldstad, Odd and Moore, Mick, (eds.), Taxation and State Building in Developing Countries: Capacity and Consent. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 212-234.

Strauss, Julia and O'Brien, Donal B Cruise (2007) 'Introduction.' In: Strauss, Julia and O'Brien, Donal B Cruise, (eds.), Staging Politics: Power and Performance in Asia and Africa. London: I. B. Tauris, pp. 1-14. (International library of political studies, v. 18)

Strauss, Julia (2007) 'Introduction: In Search of PRC History.' In: Strauss, Julia, (ed.), The History of the People’s Republic of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (The China Quarterly Special Issues)

Strauss, Julia (2007) 'Morality, Coercion and State Building by Campaign in the Early PRC: Regime Consolidation and After, 1949–1956.' In: Strauss, Julia, (ed.), The History of the People’s Republic of China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (The China Quarterly Special Issues)

Strauss, Julia (2002) 'Strategies of Guomindang Institution Building: Rhetoric and Implementation in Wartime Xunlian.' In: Bodenhorn, T., (ed.), Defining Modernity. Guomindang Rhetorics of a New China, 1920-1970. The University of Michigan, pp. 195-221.

Articles

Strauss, Julia (2009) 'Forestry Reform and the Transformation of State Capacity in fin-de-siècle China.' Journal of Asian Studies, 68 (4). pp. 1163-1188.

Strauss, Julia (2009) 'The Past in the Present: Historical and Rhetorical Lineages in China’s Relations with Africa.' The China Quarterly, 199 . pp. 777-795.

Strauss, Julia (2006) 'Morality, Coercion and State Building by Campaign in the Early PRC: Regime Consolidation and After, 1949-1956.' The China Quarterly, 188 (1). pp. 891-912.

Hockx, Michel and Strauss, Julia (2005) 'Introduction.' The China Quarterly, 183 . pp. 523-531.

Strauss, Julia (2003) 'Creating 'Virtuous and Talented' Officials for the Twentieth Century: Discourse and Practice in Xinzheng China.' Modern Asian Studies, 37 (4). pp. 831-850.

Strauss, Julia (2002) 'Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People's Republic of China, 1950-1953.' Comparative Studies in Society and History, 44 (1). pp. 80-105.

Strauss, Julia (1997) 'The Evolution of Republican Government.' China Quarterly, 150 . pp. 329-351.

Strauss, Julia (1997) 'Xingzheng Sanlianzhi (The triple linked system) and Xunlian (Training): Modes of Government Administration during the Sino-Japanese War.' Bulletin of the Chinese Society for Military History Studies, 3 . pp. 565-596.

Strauss, Julia (1994) 'Symbol and Reflection of the Reconstituting State: The Examination Yuan in the 1930s.' Modern China, 20 (2). pp. 211-238.

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