Yujeong Yang is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she teaches Chinese politics and authoritarian politics. Her research focuses on labor politics and welfare politics in China. In her book project, she discusses how labor mobility and labor informality jointly shape China’s welfare expansion strategies. Her recent projects also examine how China’s global economic expansion influences labor dynamics and state-society relationships abroad. Born and raised in South Korea, Yang received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2018.

Last Updated: March 2, 2023



Xi Jinping Says He Wants to Spread China’s Wealth More Equitably. How Likely Is That to Actually Happen?

David Bulman, Wei Cui & more
On the eve of the “Two Sessions,” Xi Jinping’s leadership position is now secure as he embarks on a third term. But China faces severe headwinds in reviving the economy, boosting employment, and managing local government debt. In past crises, China’...