Ben Read

Politics from China to Taiwan, and from ethnography to Stata

image of hillside temple in taipei

Welcome 歡迎

I’m a professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz; more about me here, including office hours, contact information, and CV.

The site’s research section gives a full overview of my work on local politics in China and Taiwan, and on field research methods, including details on my books and full text of articles and chapters.

Under commentary you’ll find essays, interviews, and book reviews.

The teaching page includes my course schedule, syllabi, and resources for students.

Tools houses a few endeavors related to the Chinese language, code / software, and aviation.