Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Grad Student Hsuan-Yu Lin Published in JCPS

January 26, 2021
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Ph.D. candidate Hsuan-Yu Shane Lin's article, "COVID-19 and American Attitudes toward U.S.-China Disputes," was published yesterday in the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Noting that International Relations scholars have given little attention to the impact of pandemics on interstate relations, Lin's article examines "the extent to which the American public may be prone to favor policies that “punish” China via existing U.S.-China disputes, such as the South China Sea dispute and the U.S.-China trade war." Using findings from an online survey, Lin finds that Americans who blame China for the outbreak of the novel coronavirus are more likely than those who do not blame China to support aggressive or punitive policies toward the Chinese state. Read the full article here.