Refereed Journal Articles
Chen, Dan. 2018. "Political Context and Citizen Information: Propaganda Effects in China." International Journal of Public Opinion Research. First published online.
Kennedy, John James, and Dan Chen. 2018. “State Capacity and Cadre Mobilization in China: The Elasticity of Policy Implementation.” Journal of Contemporary China 27 (111): 393-405.
Chen, Dan. 2017. “‘Supervision by Public Opinion’ or by Government Officials? Media Criticism and Central-Local Government Relations in China.” Modern China 43 (6): 620-645.
Chen, Dan. 2017. “Local Distrust and Regime Support: Sources and Effects of Political Trust in China.” Political Research Quarterly 70 (2): 314-326.
Chen, Dan. 2017. “Facilitating Public Service Provision: The Emerging Role of Municipal Television News in China.” The China Quarterly 229: 130-149.
Chen, Dan. 2016. “Review Essay: The Safety Valve Analogy in Chinese Politics.” Journal of East Asian Studies 16 (2): 281-294.
Refereed Book Chapters
Kennedy, John James, and Dan Chen. 2018. “Local and Grassroots Governance.” In Sage Handbook on Contemporary China, eds. Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier. Sage Publications, 388-405.
Chen, Dan, and John James Kennedy. 2015. “Urbanization and Urban Villages: Institutional Factors and Social Identity in Urban China.” In New Approaches to Area Studies, eds. Shelly Bromberg and Edith Clowes. Northern Illinois University Press, 88-107.
Kennedy, John James, and Dan Chen. 2014. “Election Reform from the Middle and at the Margins.” In Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance, eds. Jessica C. Teets and William Hurst. Routledge, 154-173.
Work in Progress
Chen, Dan, and Andrew MacDonald. “Bread and Circuses: Sports and Political Opinions in China." Journal of Experimental Political Science (conditionally accepted).
Book manuscript Convenient Criticism: Local Media and Governance in Urban China
“Identity and Democracy: Explaining Polarizing Political Trust in Hong Kong" (with Wenbin Li, South China University of Technology)
“Media Supervision and Local Governance Improvement in China”