Research Interests:

Comparative Politics: authoritarianism, propaganda, censorship.
Methodology: field and survey experiments, casual inference, automated text analysis.



Yaoyao Dai and Zijie Shao. “Populism as a Strategy of Authoritarian Survival in China: Concept and Measurement”, CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 26(2): 31-40.

Yaoyao Dai, Zijie Shao, and Xianglin Xu. “Agenda-Setting and International News Coverage: A Quantitative Text Analysis on China Central TV News Reports” (In Chinese). Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance 4: 29-34.

Yaoyao Dai, Chenyuan Ji, and Zijie Shao.  “Media Framing Effects in Public Opinion: A Survey Experiment in China” (In Chinese). Journal of Public Management. (Accepted)

Works in Progress:

“Anti-corruption Campaigns and Popular Support for Authoritarian Governments”
“Populism and Authoritarian Survival in China” with Zijie Shao