Prof. Dr. Sarah Eaton
Professor for Modern Chinese Society & Economy, Director Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS)
Sarah Eaton is the Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Economy in the Institute for Sociology and the East Asian Studies Department. Her primary research and teaching interests lie in contemporary Chinese political economy. Before coming to Göttingen, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies and, prior to that, an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo.
The results of a major project on industrial policy and state enterprise in China have recently been published as a book with Cambridge University Press. Her related works and studies of environmental governance in China have appeared in a number of leading area studies and disciplinary journals including The China Quarterly, The China Journal and Review of International Political Economy.
07/14 – : Georg-August Universität Göttingen
- Faculty of Social Sciences & Department of East Asian Studies
- Professor of Modern Chinese Society & Economy
- Director, Center for Modern East Asian Studies (09/2016-)
- (maternity leave from 07/2015 to 07/2016)
09/13-06/14: University of Oxford
- School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
- University Lecturer/ Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China
09/12-09/13: University of Waterloo
- Department of Political Science Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
10/11-08/12: University of Oxford
- China Centre SSHRC (Canada) Post-Doctoral Fellow
09/04-09/11: University of Toronto, Department of Political Science
- Dissertation: “China’s State Capitalist Turn: Political Economy of the Advancing State”
09/09-07/10: Renmin University of China, Institute of International Politics (Beijing)
01/08-07/09: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Institute of World Economics and Politics (Beijing)
06/07-01/08: The Inter-University Program (IUP) at Tsinghua University (Beijing)
- Advanced Chinese Language Studies administered by the University of California, Berkeley
09/02-09/04: McMaster University
09/97-09/01: Mount Allison University
- Carolin Kautz (2016-) Anti-Corruption Campaigns in the People’s Republic of China
- Elena Lichtenthaler (2016-) China’s International Food Policy
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- The Advance of the State in Contemporary China: State-Market Relations in the Reform Era, (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
Refereed Journal Articles
- “Does Cadre Turnover Help or Hinder China’s Green Rise? Evidence from Shanxi Province” with Genia Kostka in Chinese Environmental Policy: Dynamics, Challenges, and Prospects in a Changing Society, Ren Bingqiang and Shou Shuisheng, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- “Globalization, Autonomy and Global Institutions: Accounting for Accounting” with Tony Porter in Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World, Louis Pauly and William D. Coleman, eds. University of British Columbia Press, 2008.
- “Is ASEAN Powerful? Neorealist versus Constructivist Approaches to Power in Southeast Asia” [reprint] with Richard Stubbs in Theorizing Southeast Asian Relations: Emerging Debates, Amitav Acharya and Richard Stubbs, eds. London: Routledge, 2008.
- “Introduction: Responses to Globalization” with Richard Stubbs Political Economy and the Changing Global Order, 3rd ed, Richard Stubbs, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
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