Lynette H. Ong
Senior Fellow on Chinese Society, Center for China Analysis
Lynette H. Ong is a Senior Fellow on Chinese Society at the Asia Society Policy Institute's Center for China Analysis and Professor of Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto. Her research lies at the intersection of authoritarian politics, contentious politics, and the political economy of development. She is the author of Outsourcing Repression: Everyday State Power in Contemporary China (Oxford University Press, 2022), The Street and the Ballot Box: Interactions between Social Movements and Electoral Politics in Authoritarian Contexts (Cambridge University Press, Elements Series in Contentious Politics, 2022), and Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China (Cornell University Press, 2012). Her publications have also appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs, China Quarterly, China Journal, among other outlets. Outsourcing Repression is the recipient of the American Sociological Association Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award and the International Studies Association Human Rights Section Best Book Award, and the project has been shortlisted for the inaugural Routledge Area Studies (Impact) Award 2022.