Upcoming Event

“How Private Are Chinese Companies?”

In this event on February 7 at 11 a.m. EST, the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) present their latest Big Data China publication. The feature provides an overview of the latest data-driven research evaluating the influence of the Chinese party-state on Chinese companies and their ability to maintain autonomy….

About the Project

Big Data China is a collaboration between the CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI) dedicated to bridging the gap between cutting-edge quantitative academic research and the Washington policy community. The goal of Big Data China is to analyze leading academic research on China and highlight the most relevant findings for today’s policy issues. We hope you’ll explore our website, which will regularly be updated with new multimedia features, written analysis, and public events.

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Latest Analysis

Doing Fieldwork in China: Evolution and Prospects

Field research over the last four decades has been critical to increasing the world’s understanding of China. There are many other research methods including careful reading of documents and the media, surveys, databases, scraping websites, satellite imagery, but field research provides unique learning opportunities. One would be hard-pressed to legitimately call someone who rarely if…

Why “Big Data China” Is Needed More Than Ever

Scott Kennedy, Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at CSIS, and Scott Rozelle, Co-Director of the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, discuss Big Data China, a new project aimed at bridging the gap between cutting-edge academic research on China and the Washington policy community.

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