Bio


Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O'Leary and Kent Thiry Professor at Stanford University, where he is also a senior fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously served as Chair of the Department of Sociology, Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and Director and of the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

A political sociologist, Walder has long specialized in the sources of conflict, stability, and change in communist regimes and their successor states. His research on China has focused on the grass-roots organization of party authority, the political economy of reform, social stratification and mobility, and political conflict from the 1960s to 1980s. His current research focuses on political upheavals during China's Cultural Revolution, from 1966 to 1971. He is the author of Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement (Harvard University Press, 2009), and of the forthcoming China Under Mao (Harvard University Press).

Walder joined the Stanford faculty the fall of 1997. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1981 and taught at Columbia University before moving to Harvard in 1987. As a professor of sociology, he served as chair of Harvard's MA Program on Regional Studies-East Asia for several years. From 1995 to 1997, he headed the Division of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. From 1996 to 2006, as a member of the Hong Kong Government's Research Grants Council, he chaired its Panel on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Business Studies.

Other recent publications include “Transitions from State Socialism: A Property Rights Perspective” in the Sociology of Economic Life, edited by Mark Granovetter and Richard Swedberg (Westview Press, 2011); The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History, edited with Joseph Esherick and Paul Pickowicz (Stanford University Press, 2006); "Ownership, Organization, and Income Inequality: Market Transition in Rural Vietnam" in the American Sociological Review (2008); "Ambiguity and Choice in Political Movements: The Origins of Beijing Red Guard Factionalism," in the American Journal of Sociology (2006); "From Control to Ownership: China's Managerial Revolution," in Management and Organizations Review (2009); and "Political Sociology and Social Movements," in Annual Review of Sociology (2009).

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chair, Department of Sociology, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Director, Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2008 - 2012)
  • Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2006 - Present)
  • Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2006 - Present)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Harvard University (2005 - 2006)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Harvard University (2005 - 2006)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Qinghua University, Department of Sociology (Beijing) (2004 - 2004)
  • Director, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University (2000 - 2005)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Beijing University, Department of Sociology (2000 - 2000)
  • Chair, Department of Sociology, Stanford University (1999 - 2002)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre Chine (Paris) (1998 - 1998)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Chinese People’s University, Department of Sociology (Beijing) (1998 - 1998)
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (1997 - Present)
  • Professor of Sociology, Stanford University (1997 - 2006)
  • Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1995 - 1997)
  • Head of Division of Social Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1995 - 1997)
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1995 - 1997)
  • Visiting and Honorary Professorship, Stockholm University, Department of Sociology (1995 - 1995)
  • Director, M.A. Program on Regional Studies -East Asia, Harvard University (1992 - 1995)
  • Professor of Sociology, Harvard University (1989 - 1995)
  • John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University (1987 - 1989)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies, Wang Institute of Graduate Studies (1985 - 1995)
  • Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1985 - 1985)
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University (1981 - 1987)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1981 - 1982)

Honors & Awards


  • Fellow (invited 1986), Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1990-1991)
  • Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, American Sociological Association (1987)
  • Joseph Levenson Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies (1988)
  • European Group on Organization Studies Book Award, American Sociological Association (1988)
  • Distinguished Contribution Award, International Association for Chinese Management Research (2008)
  • Barrington Moore Book Award, American Sociological Association (2010)
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, External Review Committee, UCLA Department of Sociology (2014 - 2014)
  • Member, Board of Auditors, Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong Government (2013 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, American Sociological Review (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Professional Qualifications (2011 - Present)
  • External Examiner, Undergraduate China Curriculum, Hong Kong University (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies Selection Panel, Hong Kong Research Grants Council Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Board of Auditors, Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong Government (2007 - 2011)
  • Member, Board of Overseers, The China Survey, Texas A&M University (2006 - 2009)
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Hong Kong University (2006 - 2009)
  • Member, External Review Board, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen (2006 - 2006)
  • Advisory Editor, Social Problems (2004 - 2006)
  • Advisory Board, China: An International Journal (Singapore) (2003 - Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Management and Organization Review (2003 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, The China Review (Hong Kong) (2002 - Present)
  • External Examiner, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (2001 - 2004)
  • Editorial Board, Hong Kong Journal of Sociology (2000 - Present)
  • Member, International Advisory Board, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore (2000 - 2006)
  • Corresponding Editor, Theory and Society (1999 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Tsinghua Sociological Review (Beijing) (1999 - Present)
  • Deputy Editor, American Sociological Review (1999 - 2003)
  • Editorial Board, Stanford University Press (1998 - 2002)
  • Member, Committee on Scholarly Communication with China, National Academy of Sciences/American Council of Learned Societies (1998 - 1998)
  • Member, Screening Panel, International Predissertation Fellowships, Social Science Research Council (1997 - 1999)
  • Member, Board of Electors, Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge (1997 - 1997)
  • Chair, Humanities, Social Science and Business Studies Panel, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (1996 - 2006)
  • Member, Research Grants Council, Government of Hong Kong (1996 - 2006)
  • Member, China and Inner Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies (1996 - 1999)
  • Member, Social Science and Education Panel, Hong Kong Government (1996 - 1996)
  • Editorial Board, The China Journal (Canberra) (1995 - Present)
  • External Examiner, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Dissertation Grant Review Panel, National Science Foundation (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Review panel, Grants for Collaborative Research in Chinal, Luce Foundation (1995 - 1995)
  • Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Sociology, Princeton University (1995 - 1995)
  • External Examiner, Department of Sociology, McGill University (1994 - 1994)
  • External Examiner, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (1994 - 1994)
  • Member, Dissertation Grant Review Panel, National Science Foundation (1994 - 1994)
  • Member, Review panel, Grants for Collaborative Research in Chinal, Luce Foundation (1994 - 1994)
  • Editorial Board, China Review International (1993 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, American Sociological Review (1993 - 1995)
  • External Examiner, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (1993 - 1993)
  • Editorial Board, Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (1992 - 2011)
  • Editorial Board, The China Quarterly (London) (1991 - 2013)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Political and Military Sociology (1991 - 2008)
  • Editorial Board, Annual Review of Sociology (Vol. 19) (1991 - 1991)
  • Member, Screening Panel, International Predissertation Fellowships, Social Science Research Council (1991 - 1991)
  • Member, Levinson Prize Committee, Association for Asian Studies (1990 - 1990)
  • Ad-hoc Panel to Review the Joint Committee on Chinese Studies, American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council (1989 - 1990)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Sociology (1988 - 1993)
  • Member, Committee on Advanced Study in China, National Academy of Sciences/American Council of Learned Societies (1986 - 1990)
  • Editorial Board, Modern China (1982 - Present)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., The University of Michigan, Sociology (1981)
  • A.B., Johns Hopkins University, Political Science (1975)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Market reforms in China; and political movements in China during the Cultural Revolution.

2018-19 Courses


All Publications


  • Bending the Arc of Chinese History: The Cultural Revolution's Paradoxical Legacy CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 2016; 227: 613-631
  • Rebellion of the Cadres: The 1967 Implosion of the Chinese Party-State CHINA JOURNAL Walder, A. G. 2016; 75: 102-120

    View details for DOI 10.1086/683125

    View details for Web of Science ID 000373982700006

  • After State Socialism: The Political Origins of Transitional Recessions AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G., Isaacson, A., Lu, Q. 2015; 80 (2): 444-468
  • Foreshocks: Local Origins of Nanjing's Qingming Demonstrations of 1976 CHINA QUARTERLY Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2014; 220: 1092-1110
  • Public housing into private assets: Wealth creation in urban China SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH Walder, A. G., He, X. 2014; 46: 85-99

    Abstract

    State socialist economies provided public housing to urban citizens at nominal cost, while allocating larger and better quality apartments to individuals in elite occupations. In transitions to a market economy, ownership is typically transferred to existing occupants at deeply discounted prices, making home equity the largest component of household wealth. Housing privatization is therefore a potentially important avenue for the conversion of bureaucratic privilege into private wealth. We estimate the resulting inequalities with data from successive waves of a Chinese national income survey that details household assets and participation in housing programs. Access to privatization programs was relatively equal across urban residents in state sector occupations. Elite occupations had substantially greater wealth in the form of home equity shortly after privatization, due primarily to their prior allocations of newer and higher quality apartments. The resulting gaps in private wealth were nonetheless small by the standards of established market economies, and despite the inherent biases in the process, housing privatization distributed home equity widely across those who were resident in public housing immediately prior to privatization.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.02.008

    View details for Web of Science ID 000335291000008

    View details for PubMedID 24767592

  • China’s Evolving Oligarchy Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective Walder, A. G. edited by Grusky, D. B. Boulder, CO: Westview. 2014; 4th: 322–327
  • Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China (Book Review) CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 2014; 43 (1): 40-44
  • China’s Bureaucratic Capitalism: Creating the Corporate Steel Sector Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China Walder, A. G. edited by Brødsgaard, K. E. London: Routledge. 2014: 159–176
  • Elite Opportunity in Transitions from State Socialism Social Stratification: Class, Race and Gender in Sociological Perspective Walder, A. G. edited by Grusky, D. B. Boulder, CO: Westview. 2014; 4th: 1110–1115
  • Social stratification in transitional economies: property rights and the structure of markets THEORY AND SOCIETY Walder, A. G., Luo, T., Wang, D. 2013; 42 (6): 561-588
  • Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise? JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Eggleston, K., Oi, J. C., Rozelle, S., Sun, A., Walder, A., Zhou, X. 2013; 72 (3): 505-518
  • Factional Conflict at Beijing University, 1966-1968 Modern Asian Studies Walder, A. G. 2013; 20 (1): 63-97
  • Nanjing's "Second Cultural Revolution" of 1974 CHINA QUARTERLY Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2012: 893-918
  • From Truce to Dictatorship: Creating a Revolutionary Committee in Jiangsu CHINA JOURNAL Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2012; 68: 1-31
  • The Insurgent Barricade (Book Review) CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 2011; 40 (6): 758-760
  • The Relevance of China's Transformation for Contemporary Sociology CHINESE SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G. 2011; 44 (1): 8-13
  • Local Politics in the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Nanjing Under Military Control JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2011; 70 (2): 425-447
  • From Control to Ownership: China's Managerial Revolution MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION REVIEW Walder, A. G. 2011; 7 (1): 19-38
  • FACTIONS IN A BUREAUCRATIC SETTING: THE ORIGINS OF CULTURAL REVOLUTION CONFLICT IN NANJING CHINA JOURNAL Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2011; 65: 1-25
  • From Control to Ownership: China’s Managerial Revolution Economic Observer (Beijing) Walder, A. G. 2011: 42-43
  • Popular Protest and Party Rule: China’s Evolving Polity The People’s Republic of China at 60: An International Assessment Walder, A. G. edited by Kirby, W. C. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2011: 133–140
  • Transitions from State Socialism: A Property Rights Perspective The Sociology of Economic Life Walder, A. G. edited by Granovetter, M., Swedberg, R. Boulder, CO: Westview. 2011; 3rd: 503–535
  • Nanjing's Failed "January Revolution" of 1967: The Inner Politics of a Provincial Power Seizure CHINA QUARTERLY Dong Guoqiang, G. Q., Walder, A. G. 2010: 675-692
  • Irresolvable Contradictions or Growing Pains? Perspectives on China’s Challenges Growing Pains: Tensions and Opportunity in China’s Transformation Walder, A. G. edited by Oi, J. C., Rozelle, S., Zhou, X. Stanford: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. 2010: xiii-xxv
  • Unruly Stability: Why China's Regime Has Staying Power CURRENT HISTORY Walder, A. G. 2009; 108 (719): 257-263
  • Revolution, Reform, and Status Inheritance: Urban China, 1949-1996 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G., Hu, S. 2009; 114 (5): 1395-1427

    Abstract

    Do regime change and market reform disrupt patterns of intergenerational mobility? China's political trajectory is distinctive from that of other communist regimes in two ways. During its first three decades, the regime enforced unusually restrictive barriers to elite status inheritance. And during the subsequent market transition, unlike most of its counterparts, the Communist Party survived intact. Data from a multigeneration survey suggest that despite their obvious exclusion from the party and related administrative careers in the Mao era, certain prerevolution elites transmitted one type of elite status to their offspring to a surprising degree. Party elites, in contrast, were hit hard by radical Maoism but recovered quickly afterward, and their offspring inherited elite status at much higher rates.

    View details for Web of Science ID 000265676200004

    View details for PubMedID 19824312

  • Political Sociology and Social Movements ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G. 2009; 35: 393-412
  • Career Advancement as Party Patronage: Sponsored Mobility into the Chinese Administrative Elite Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics Li, B., Walder, A. G. edited by Kipnis, A., Tomba, L., Unger, J. New York and London: Routledge. 2009: 212–246
  • Organized Dependency and Cultures of Authority in Chinese Industry Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics Walder, A. G. edited by Kipnis, A., Tomba, L., Unger, J. New York and London: Routledge. 2009: 229–254
  • Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement Walder, A. G. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2009
  • The Chinese Cultural Revolution in the Factories: Party State Structures and Patterns of Conflict Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics Walder, A. G. edited by Kipnis, A., Tomba, L., Unger, J. New York and London: Routledge. 2009: 355–383
  • Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement Walder , A. G. Harvard University Press . 2009
  • China's Protest Wave: Political Threat or Growing Pains? International Conference on China - The Next Decade Walder, A. G. WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD. 2009: 41–54
  • Ownership, organization, and income inequality: Market transition in rural Vietnam AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G., Nguyen, G. H. 2008; 73 (2): 251-269
  • Factional conflict at Beijing University, 1966-1968 CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 2006: 1023-1047
  • Ambiguity and choice in political movements: The origins of Beijing Red Guard factionalism AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G. 2006; 112 (3): 710-750
  • Political office and household wealth: Rural China in the Deng era CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G., Zhao, L. 2006: 357-376
  • Chinese Cultural Revolution as History, The edited by Walder, A. G., Esherick, J. W., Pickowicz, P. G. Stanford University Press: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. 2006
  • The Party Elite and China’s Trajectory of Change The Chinese Communist Party in Reform Walder, A. G. edited by Brodsgaard, K. E., Yongnian, Z. London: Routledge. 2006: 15–32
  • The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History edited by Walder, A. G., Esherick, J. W., Pickowicz, P. G. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2006
  • Political Origins of Red Guard Factions: Work Teams in the Universities of Beijing Contemporary China and the Outside World Walder, A. G. edited by Jiamu, Z. Beijing: Dangdai Zhongguo chubanshe. 2006: 82–96
  • China’s Private Sector: A Global Perspective China’s Domestic Private Firms: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Management and Performance Walder, A. G. edited by Tsui, A. S., Bian, Y., Cheng, L. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe. 2006: 311–326
  • The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History: An Introduction The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History Walder, A. G., Esherick, J. W., Pickowicz, P. G. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2006: 1–28
  • Tan Lifu: A "reactionary" Red Guard in historical perspective CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 2004: 965-988
  • The Party Elite and China's Trajectory of Change China: An International Journal Walder, A. G. 2004; 2 (2)
  • The Transformation of Contemporary China Studies, 1977-2002 The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines Walder, A. G. edited by Szanton, D. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press. 2004: 314–340
  • The Transformation of Contemporary China Studies, 1977-2002 The Politics of Knowledge: Area Studies and the Disciplines Walder , A. G. University of California Press. 2004
  • Elite opportunity in transitional economies AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G. 2003; 68 (6): 899-916
  • Cultural Revolution in the Countryside China Quarterly Walder, A. G., Su, Y. 2003; 173: 82-107
  • Cleansing the Class Ranks: The Hidden Face of the Cultural Revolution Hong Kong Journal of Social Science Walder, A. G. 2003; 24: 1-26
  • Income determination and market opportunity in rural China, 1978-1996 Conference on the Transformation of Chinas Rural Economy Walder, A. G. ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE. 2002: 354–75
  • Beijing Red Guard factionalism: Social interpretations reconsidered JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Walder, A. G. 2002; 61 (2): 437-471
  • Markets and income inequality in rural China: Political advantage in an expanding economy AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G. 2002; 67 (2): 231-253
  • Property Rights and Stratification in Socialist Redistributive Economies Market Transition and Social Stratification Walder, A. G. edited by Yanjie, B. Beijing: Sanlian. 2002: 116–144
  • Markets and Inequality in Transitional Economies: Toward Testable Theories Market Transition and Social Stratification Walder, A. G. edited by Yanjie, B. Beijing: Sanlian. 2002: 535–552
  • Career Mobility and the Communist Political Order Market Transition and Social Stratification Walder, A. G. edited by Yanjie, B. Beijing: Sanlian. 2002: 145–180
  • Michel Charles Oksenberg: In memoriam CHINA QUARTERLY Goldstein, S. M., Lieberthal, K., Oi, J., Walder, A. 2001: 474-475
  • Career advancement as party patronage: Sponsored mobility into the Chinese administrative elite, 1949-1996 Annual Meeting of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility of the International-Sociological-Association Li, B. B., Walder, A. G. UNIV CHICAGO PRESS. 2001: 1371–1408
  • Rural Cadres and the Market Economy in the Deng Era: Evidence from a National Survey The Nanxun Legacy and China’s Development in the Post-Deng Era Walder, A. G. edited by Wong, J., Yongnian, Z. Singapore: Singapore University Press. 2001: 95–120
  • Foreword A New Collection of Red Guard Publications, Part II: A Special Compilation of Newspapers in the Beijing Area Walder, A. G. 2001
  • Foreward A New Collection of Red Guard Publications, Part II: A Special Compilation of Newspapers in the Beijing Area Walder, A. G. Oakton, VA: Center for Chinese Research Materials. 2001
  • Review of L’entreprise d’État chinoise: De ‘l’institution sociale totale’ vers l’entité économique? by C. Eyraud China Quarterly Walder, A. G. 2001; 167: 791-193
  • Politics and life chances in a state socialist regime: Dual career paths into the urban Chinese elite, 1949 to 1996 AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G., Li, B., TREIMAN, D. J. 2000; 65 (2): 191-209
  • Property rights in the Chinese economy: Contours of the process of change Conference on Property Rights in Transitional Economies - Insights from Research on China Walder, A. G., OI, J. C. STANFORD UNIV PRESS. 2000: 1-?
  • The Questionable Case Comparative and Historical Sociology Walder, A. G. 2000; 13 (1): 5 - 7
  • China’s Transitional Economy Management and Organizations in the Chinese Context Walder, A. G. edited by Li, J. T., Tsui, A. S., Weldon, E. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 2000: 63–83
  • Implications of Loss Avoidance for Theories of Social Movements Hong Kong Journal of Sociology Walder, A. G. 2000; 1: 83-102
  • When States Unravel: How China's Cadres Shaped Cultural Revolution Politics State Capacity in East Asia: Japan, Taiwan, China and Vietnam Walder, A. G. edited by Brødsgaard, K. E., Young, S. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2000: 157–184
  • Property Rights in the Chinese Economy: Contours of the Process of Change Property Rights and Economic Reform in China Walder, A. G., Oi, J. C. edited by Oi, J. C., Walder, A. G. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1999: 1–24
  • Social Change in Post-Revolution China Social Change in China’s Reform Era Walder, A. G. edited by Zhaoqing, T., Yimin, L. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. 1999: 13–34
  • Perspectives on State-Society Relations in Contemporary China: From Description to the Analysis of Change Social Change in China's Reform Era Walder, A. G. edited by Zhaoqing, T., Yimin, L. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. 1999: 57–71
  • Property Rights and Economic Reform in China edited by Walder, A. G., Oi, J. C. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1999
  • Property Rights and Economic Reform in China Walder, A. G., Oi, J. C. Stanford University Press . 1999
  • Zouping in Transition: The Process of Reform in Rural North China edited by Walder, A. G. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press,. 1998
  • The Past and Future of China’s Rural Industry: Economic Implications of its Trajectory of Growth and Change Agricultural Development Department, World Bank, Washington D.C. Walder, A. G. 1998
  • Collective Protest and the Waning of the Communist State in China Challenging Authority: The Historical Study of Contentious Politics Walder, A. G. edited by Hanagan, M., Moch, L. P., Brake, W. t. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 1998: 54–72
  • Zouping in Perspective Zouping in Transition: The Process of Reform in Rural North China Walder, A. G. edited by Walder, A. G. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1998: 1–31
  • Proletarian power: Shanghai in the cultural revolution (Book Review) CHINA JOURNAL Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1998; 39: 115-118
  • The State as an Ensemble of Economic Actors: Some Inferences from China's Trajectory of Change, Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies Walder, A. G. edited by Nelson, J., Tilly, C., Walker, L. Washington DC: National Academy Press. 1998: 432–452
  • Communism The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions Walder, A. G. edited by Goldstone, J. A. Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press. 1998: 110–110
  • Perspectives on State-Society Relations in Contemporary China: From Description to the Analysis of Change Gendai Chugoku No Kokka-Shakai Kankei: Shakai No Jiritsusei O Tou Walder, A. G. 1998: 6–14
  • The County Government as an Industrial Corporation Zouping in Transition: The Process of Reform in Rural North China Walder, A. G. edited by Walder, A. G. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1998: 62–85
  • Failure of charisma: The Cultural revolution in Wuhan - Wang,SG (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1997: 488-490
  • Does China Face an Unstable Future? On the Political Impact of Rapid Growth China Review 1997 Walder, A. G. edited by Brosseau, M., Kuan, H. C., Kueh, Y. Y. Hong Kong: Chinese Univ. Press. 1997: 327–348
  • Comparative economic transformations: Mainland China, Hungary, the Soviet Union, and Taiwan - Wu,YS (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1996: 990-992
  • Urban spaces in contemporary China: The potential for autonomy and community in post-Mao China - Davis,DS, Kraus,R, Naughton,B, Perry,EJ (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1996: 648-650
  • Neither gods nor emperors: Students and the struggle for democracy in China - Calhoun,C (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1996; 101 (6): 1724-1726
  • Markets and inequality in transitional economies: Toward testable theories AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G. 1996; 101 (4): 1060-1073
  • Workers, Managers, and the State: The Reform Era and the Political Crisis of 1989 The Individual and the State in China Walder, A. G. edited by Hook, B. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1996: 43–69
  • China's Transitional Economy edited by Walder, A. G. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1996
  • Les spécificités de la transition économique en Chine Problèmes economiques Walder, A. G. 1996: 16-23
  • The Chinese Cultural Revolution in the Factories: Party State Structures and Patterns of Conflict Putting Class in its Place: Worker Identities in East Asia Walder, A. G. edited by Perry, E. J. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California. 1996: 167–198
  • Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry Walder, A. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press. 1996
  • China's transitional economy: Interpreting its significance CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 1995: 963-979
  • WORK AND INEQUALITY IN URBAN CHINA - BIAN,YJ (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1995: 884-885
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS INDUSTRIAL FIRMS - AN ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS OF CHINA TRANSITIONAL ECONOMY AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G. 1995; 101 (2): 263-301
  • CAREER MOBILITY AND THE COMMUNIST POLITICAL ORDER AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G. 1995; 60 (3): 309-328
  • DREAM OF A RED FACTORY - THE LEGACY OF HIGH STALINISM IN CHINA - KAPLE,DA (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1995: 249-250
  • The Waning of the Communist State: Economic Origins of Political Decline in China and Hungary edited by Walder, A. G. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995
  • Factory and Manager in an Era of Reform The Political Economy of East Asia Walder, A. G. edited by Ravenhill, J. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 1995
  • Harmonization: Ceremony and Myth? A Comment UCLA Pacific Rim Law Review Walder, A. G. 1995
  • The Quiet Revolution from Within: Economic Reform as a Source of Political Decline The Waning of the Communist State: Economic Origins of Political Decline in China and Hungary Walder, A. G. edited by Walder, A. G. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1995: 1–24
  • COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR REVISITED - IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS IN THE CHINESE CULTURAL-REVOLUTION RATIONALITY AND SOCIETY Walder, A. G. 1994; 6 (3): 400-421
  • THE DECLINE OF COMMUNIST POWER - ELEMENTS OF A THEORY OF INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE THEORY AND SOCIETY Walder, A. G. 1994; 23 (2): 297-323
  • Evolving Property Rights and their Political Consequences China's Quiet Revolution: New Interactions Between State and Society Walder, A. G. edited by Goodman, D. S., Hooper, B. New York: St. Martins. 1994: 3–18
  • The Globalization of East Asian Studies Newsletter of the State and Society in East Asia Network Walder, A. G. 1994: 14 - 15
  • The Varieties of Public Enterprise in China: An Institutional Analysis Policy Research Department, World Bank, Washington D.C. Walder, A. G. 1994
  • Corporate Organization and Local Government Property Rights in China Changing Political Economies: Privatization in Post-Communist and Reforming Communist States Walder, A. G. edited by Milor, V. Boulder: Lynne Rienner. 1994: 53–66
  • CHINA GREAT TERROR - NEW DOCUMENTATION ON THE CULTURAL-REVOLUTION - INTRODUCTION CHINESE SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY Walder, A. G., Gong, X. X. 1993; 26 (1): 3-5
  • URBAN HOUSING REFORM IN CHINA - AN ECONOMIC-ANALYSIS - TOLLEY,GS (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1993: 611-612
  • WORKERS IN THE TIANANMEN PROTESTS - THE POLITICS OF THE BEIJING WORKERS AUTONOMOUS FEDERATION AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHINESE AFFAIRS Walder, A. G., Gong, X. X. 1993: 1-29
  • FROM LATHES TO LOOMS - CHINA INDUSTRIAL-POLICY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE, 1979-82 - SOLINGER,DJ (Book Review) CHINA QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1992: 1210-1212
  • PROPERTY-RIGHTS AND STRATIFICATION IN SOCIALIST REDISTRIBUTIVE ECONOMIES AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Walder, A. G. 1992; 57 (4): 524-539
  • Popular Protest in the 1989 Democracy Movement: The Pattern of Grass-Roots Organization Universities Service Centre Seminar Series Walder, A. G. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong. 1992
  • Sociology of Work: China Case Studies in the Social Sciences from Asia: A Guide for Teaching Walder, A. G. edited by Cohen, M. L. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe. 1992
  • Sociology of Work: Japan Case Studies in the Social Sciences from Asia: A Guide for Teaching Walder, A. G. edited by Cohen, M. L. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe. 1992
  • Marxist Social Thought: Maoism Case Studies in the Social Sciences from Asia: A Guide for Teaching Walder, A. G. edited by Cohen, M. L. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe. 1992
  • Comparative Revolution: Vietnam Case Studies in the Social Sciences from Asia: A Guide for Teaching Walder, A. G. edited by Cohen, M. L. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe. 1992
  • Comparative Revolution: China Case Studies in the Social Sciences from Asia: A Guide for Teaching Walder, A. G. edited by Cohen, M. L. Armonk, N.Y.: Sharpe. 1992
  • Urban Industrial Workers: Some Observations on the 1980s State and Society in China: The Consequences of Reform Walder, A. G. edited by Rosenbaum, A. Boulder, Colo.: Westview. 1992: 103–120
  • Local Bargaining Relationships and Urban Industrial Finance Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post-Mao China Walder, A. G. edited by Lieberthal, K., Lampton, D. M. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1992: 308–333
  • WORKERS, MANAGERS AND THE STATE - THE REFORM ERA AND THE POLITICAL CRISIS OF 1989 CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 1991: 467-492
  • REVOLUTION AT THE GRASS-ROOTS - COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PORTUGUESE REVOLUTION - DOWNS,C (Book Review) CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1991; 20 (2): 209-210
  • Cultural Revolution Radicalism: Variations on a Stalinist Theme New Perspectives on the Cultural Revolution Walder, A. G. edited by Zweig, D., Joseph, W., Wong, C. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1991: 41–61
  • Social Structure and Political Authority: China's Evolving Polity Two Chinese Societies in Opposition: The Republic of China and the People's Republic of China after Forty Years Walder, A. G. edited by Myers, R. H., Metzger, T. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 1991: 342–361
  • SOCIAL-STRUCTURE AND POLITICAL AUTHORITY - CHINA EVOLVING POLITY 18TH SINO-AMERICAN CONF ON CHINA MAINLAND AFFAIRS Walder, A. G. HOOVER INST PRESS. 1991: 341–361
  • REMAKING THE ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS OF SOCIALISM - CHINA AND EASTERN-EUROPE - NEE,V, STARK,D, SELDEN,M (Book Review) CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1990; 19 (6): 819-821
  • ECONOMIC-REFORM AND INCOME-DISTRIBUTION IN TIANJIN, 1976-1986 WORKSHOP ON THE SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE POST-MAO REFORM Walder, A. G. COUNCIL EAST ASIAN STUDIES. 1990: 137–156
  • Economic Reform and Income Distribution in Tianjin, 1976-1986 Chinese Society on the Eve of Tiananmen: The Impact of Reform Walder, A. G. edited by Davis, D., Vogel, E. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1990: 133–154
  • The Political Dimension of Social Mobility in Communist States: Reflections on the Soviet Union and China. The Political Sociology of the State Walder, A. G. edited by Braugart, R. G., Baungart, M. M. Greenwich, Connecticutt: JAI Press. 1990
  • Chugoku Sangyo ni okeru Soshikiteki Izon to Ken'i no Bunka Gendai Chugoku no Teiryuu: Itami no Naka no Kindaika Walder, A. G. edited by Hashimoto, M., Fukao, Y. Taibei. 1990
  • Political Upheavals in Communist Party-States States and Social Structures Newsletter Walder, A. G. 1990; 12: 7 - 9
  • A Preliminary Analysis of the Social Networks of Urban Residents in Tianjin Social Sciences in China (Beijing) Walder, A. G., Ruan, D., Lu, Z., Blau, P. M. 1990; 11 (3): 68-89
  • A Preliminary Analysis of the Social Networks of Urban Residents in Tianjin Social Sciences in China Walder, A. G., Ruan, D., Lu, Z., Blau, P. M. 1990; 2: 157-176
  • The Political Sociology of the Beijing Upheaval of 1989 The Chinese Intellectual Walder, A. G. 1990; 5 (3): 9-13
  • China Handbooks of the Modern World: Asia and the Pacific Walder, A. G. edited by Taylor, R. H. New York and Oxford: Facts on File. 1990: 484–503
  • POLICIES OF CHAOS - THE ORGANIZATIONAL CAUSES OF VIOLENCE IN CHINA CULTURAL-REVOLUTION - WHITE,LT (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1989; 48 (4): 848-849
  • THE POLITICAL-ECONOMY OF CHINESE SOCIALISM - SELDEN,M (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1989; 95 (3): 834-835
  • THE POLITICAL-SOCIOLOGY OF THE BEIJING UPHEAVAL OF 1989 PROBLEMS OF COMMUNISM Walder, A. G. 1989; 38 (5): 30-40
  • FACTORY AND MANAGER IN AN ERA OF REFORM CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 1989: 242-264
  • Beyond the Deng Era: China's Political Dilemma Asian Affairs Walder, A. G. 1989; 16 (2): 83 - 91
  • SOCIAL-CHANGE IN POST-REVOLUTION CHINA ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY Walder, A. G. 1989; 15: 405-424
  • CHINAS CONTINUOUS REVOLUTION - THE POST-LIBERATION EPOCH, 1949-1981 - DITTMER,L (Book Review) AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1988; 82 (3): 1008-1009
  • MANAGEMENT REFORMS IN CHINA - WARNER,M (Book Review) ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1988; 9 (3): 421-422
  • THE COOPERATIVE WORKPLACE - POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOCRACY AND PARTICIPATION - ROTHSCHILD,J, WHITT,JA (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1988; 94 (1): 190-192
  • 中國工業界的組織依賴及權威文化 中國人的權力遊戲 Walder, A. G. edited by Guangguo, H. 1988
  • THE POLITICS OF PRODUCTION - FACTORY REGIMES UNDER CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM - BURAWOY,M (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1987; 93 (2): 501-503
  • WAGE REFORM AND THE WEB OF FACTORY INTERESTS CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 1987: 22-41
  • Actually Existing Maoism Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs Walder, A. G. 1987; 18: 155-166
  • Communist Social Structure and Workers' Politics in China Citizens and Groups in Contemporary China Walder, A. G. edited by Falkenheim, V. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan. 1987: 45–89
  • THE PEASANT-ECONOMY AND SOCIAL-CHANGE IN NORTH CHINA - HUANG,PCC (Book Review) CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY-A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1986; 15 (5): 747-748
  • A MIRROR FOR SOCIALISM - SOVIET CRITICISMS OF CHINA - ROZMAN,G (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1986; 59 (2): 291-293
  • CHINESE MARXISM IN FLUX, 1978-84 - ESSAYS ON EPISTEMOLOGY, IDEOLOGY AND POLITICAL-ECONOMY - BRUGGER,B (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1986; 59 (2): 293-294
  • The Informal Dimension of Enterprise Financial Reforms The Chinese Economy Toward the Year 2000 Walder, A. G. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1986: 630–645
  • "Zhang Chunqiao," "Yao Wenyuan," "Chen Yun" Biographical Dictionary of Marxism Walder, A. G. edited by Gorman, R. Westport, Connecticutt: Greenwood. 1986
  • On the Political Orientation of the Cultural Revolution The Chinese Intellectual Walder, A. G. 1986; 2 (3): 17 - 21
  • Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry Walder, A. Berkeley: University of California Press,. 1986
  • CHINESE BUSINESS UNDER SOCIALISM - THE POLITICS OF DOMESTIC COMMERCE, 1949-1980 - SOLINGER,DJ (Book Review) POLITICAL SCIENCE QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1986; 101 (1): 171-172
  • Review of Workers Control and Industrial Democracy: The Soviet Experience by C. Sirianni American Journal of Sociology Walder, A. 1985; 90 (6): 1390-1392
  • Rice Bowl Reforms The Challenge of China and Japan: Politics and Development in East Asia Walder, A. G. edited by Shirk, S. New York: Praeger. 1985
  • China Turns to Industry Reform Challenge Walder, A. G. 1985; 28 (1): 42 - 47
  • The Political Dimension of Social Mobility in Communist States: Reflections on the Soviet Union and China Research in Political Sociology Walder, A. G. 1985; 1: 101-117
  • Socialist Development and the Chinese Working Class Technological Changes and Workers Movements Walder, A. G. edited by Dubovsky, M. Beverly Hills: Sage. 1985: 130–161
  • Worker Participation or Ritual of Power? Form and Substance in the Chinese Experience International Yearbook of Organizational Democracy 3 Walder, A. G. edited by Wilpert, B., Sorge, A. Sussex: Wiley. 1984: 541–558.
  • CHINAS INDUSTRY IN TRANSITION - TO WHAT ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE Walder, A. G. 1984; 476 (NOV): 62-73
  • THE REMAKING OF THE CHINESE WORKING-CLASS, 1949-1981 MODERN CHINA Walder, A. G. 1984; 10 (1): 3-48
  • Industrial Reform in China: The Human Dimension Limits of Reform in China Walder, A. G. edited by Morse, R. Boulder: Westview. 1983: 39–63
  • Rice Bowl Reforms China Business Review Walder, A. G. 1983; 10 (6): 18 - 21
  • ORGANIZED DEPENDENCY AND CULTURES OF AUTHORITY IN CHINESE-INDUSTRY JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Walder, A. G. 1983; 43 (1): 51-76
  • CHINESE INDUSTRIAL-SOCIETY AFTER MAO - TUNG,RL (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1983; 56 (2): 324-326
  • Some Ironies of the Maoist Legacy in Industry The Transition to Socialism in China Walder, A. G. edited by Selden, M., Lippit, V. New York. 1982
  • Chinese Communist Society: The State of the Field The Emerging Teng System: Orientation, Policies, and Implications Walder, A. G. edited by Chang, K. Y. Taipei: Institute of International Relations. 1982
  • CHINESE-COMMUNIST SOCIETY - THE STATE OF THE FIELD ISSUES & STUDIES Walder, A. G. 1982; 18 (10): 10-40
  • PARTICIPATIVE MANAGEMENT AND WORKER CONTROL IN CHINA SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND OCCUPATIONS Walder, A. G. 1981; 8 (2): 224-251
  • Some Ironies of the Maoist Legacy in Industry Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs Walder, A. G. 1981; 5: 21-38
  • Incentives Hit a Snag China Trade Report Walder, A. G. 1981; 3
  • Participative Management and Worker Control in China Economic Democracy: Comparative Views of Current Initiatives Walder, A. G. edited by Stem, R., Whyte, W. F. Beverly Hills: Sage. 1981
  • CONTINUING THE REVOLUTION - THE POLITICAL-THOUGHT OF MAO - STARR,JB (Book Review) PACIFIC AFFAIRS Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1981; 54 (2): 338-341
  • THE SCIENCE OF SOCIETY - TOWARD AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF WITTFOGEL,KARL,AUGUST - ULMEN,GL (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Walder, A. G. 1980; 39 (3): 535-538
  • Modernization and Industrial Management: Japan and America Compared Engineering and Science Walder, A. G. 1980: 3 - 7
  • INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATION AND SOCIALIST DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA MODERN CHINA Walder, A. G. 1979; 5 (2): 233-272
  • PRESS ACCOUNTS AND THE STUDY OF CHINESE-SOCIETY CHINA QUARTERLY Walder, A. G. 1979: 568-592
  • Worker Participation in Management: The Complex Past of the Evolving Present Contemporary China Walder, A. G. 1979; 3 (3): 76-88
  • The Post-Mao Industrial Reforms: Economic Administration and Enterprise Management Development and Change in China Walder, A. G. edited by Chin, S. K., Chen, E. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong. 1979
  • Review of China's Higher Leadership in the Socialist Transition by P. Wong Sociology and Social Research Walder, A. 1978; 62 (3): 506-507
  • Chang Ch'un-ch'iao and Shanghai's January Revolution Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies Walder, A. G. Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan. 1978; 32
  • Response Modern China Walder, A. G. 1977; 3 (4): 387-393
  • Review of Democracy and Organisation in the Chinese Industrial Enterprise, 1948-1953 by W. Brugger Journal of Asian Studies Walder, A. 1977; 36 (4): 732-733
  • MARXISM, MAOISM, AND SOCIAL-CHANGE .2A. MODERN CHINA Walder, A. G. 1977; 3 (1): 101-118
  • MARXISM, MAOISM, AND SOCIAL-CHANGE - RE-EXAMINATION OF VOLUNTARISM IN MAOS STRATEGY AND THOUGHT MODERN CHINA Walder, A. G. 1977; 3 (2): 125-160