State-generated data and contentious politics in China / Xi Chen -- Why archives? / Neil J. Diamant -- The central committee, past and present: a method of quantifying elite biographies / Victor Shih, Wei Shan and Mingxing Liu -- Experimental methods and psychological measures in the study of Chinese foreign policy / Peter Hays Gries -- Internet resources and the study of Chinese foreign relations: can cyberspace shed new light on China's approach to the world? / Allen Carslon and Hong Duan -- Information overload? Collecting, managing, and analyzing Chinese media content / Daniela Stockman -- The worm's-eye view: using ethnography to illuminate labor politics and institutional change in contemporary China / Calvin Chen -- More than an interview, less than Sedaka: studying subtle and hidden politics with site-intensive methods / Benjamin L. Read -- Cases, questions, and comparison in research on contemporary Chinese politics / William Hurst -- A survey of survey research on Chinese politics: what have we learned? / Melanie Manion -- Surveying prospects for political change: capturing political and economic variation in empirical research in China / Bruce J. Dickson -- Using clustered spatial data to study diffusion: the case of legal institutions in China / Pierre F. Landry -- Measuring change and stability over a decade in the Beijing area study / Mingming Shen and Ming Yang with Melanie Manion -- Quantitative research and issues of political sensitivity in rural China / Lily L. Tsai -- Reflections on the evolution of the China field in political science / Kenneth Lieberthal.Notes:
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