USC Marshall China Research Group

The USC China Research Group aims to advance understanding of the business environment of China and its relation to the global economy and international relations. We conduct academic research, exchange information, and disseminate knowledge to the public and policymakers, leveraging expertise of faculty members in the Marshall School, across USC, and among other affiliated scholars. Among the issues we consider are how institutions such as political economy, law and social norm and culture shape the business environment, the organizations and operations of enterprises in China, and the relation between the Chinese business environment and American business. We aim to become a central intellectual hub for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers, and eventually to position USC as a central institution for the creation and discussion of knowledge concerning the Chinese business environment.

Weekly Workshops

The USC Marshall China Research Group offers weekly research workshops available to all.

USC Marshall China Workshop (2019-2020 Spring Semester) Mondays 11am-12pm in HOH 706 *unless otherwise noted





Title of presentation

1/15/2020 (NOTE: WEDNESDAY, time and location remain the same)

Weijia Li

Monash University, Economics

Meritocracy and Dual Leadership: Historical Evidence and an Interpretation


Samantha Vortherms

UC Irvine, Political Science



Nan Jia

USC Marshall School of Business



Steven Liao

UC Riverside, Political Science

Local Economic Benefits Increase Positivity toward Foreigners

4/14/2020 (NOTE: TUESDAY, time and location remain the same)

Lorien Stice-Lawrence

USC Leventhal School of Accounting



TJ Wong

USC Leventhal School of Accounting





Annual Conference (JKP 102)


The USC Marshall China Research Group hosts and cohosts major conferences every year. Below is information on our conferences.

The China Conference - Institutions, Markets and Firms, May 17-18, 2019 (sponsored by USC Marshall Institute for Outlier Research in Business)

Text Analysis for Asia and Beyond, January 11-12, 2019 (co-hosts and sponsors: USC Center for International Studies, USC East Asian Studies Center, USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture)

USC Marshall China Research Day, March 30-31, 2018 (sponsored by USC Marshall School of Business)


The USC Marshall China Research Group offers a variety of courses at the graduate level.

  • ACCT 574 Accounting and Corporate Governance in Global Business Environment (PDF document)

  • MOR 599 Winning in Emerging Markets

Contact us:

Nan Jia
T.J. Wong

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