Survey-based Research in the People’s Republic of China

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Contrary to widely believed perception, public opinion research has flourished in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Even though there are still some constraints, scholars based inside and outside of the PRC have conducted a various types of public opinion surveys on a wide-range of issues including those of political nature. This panel consists of five papers from Chinese scholars, all based on survey research. The title of the first paper by Professor Yu-tzung Chang of National Taiwan University “Online Public Opinion and Cross-Strait Policy: Big Data Analysis of Online Platforms in Mainland China”; the title of the second paper by Professor Zhengxu Wang of Fudan University is “Social Embeddedness and Riot Avoidance: Network Ties’ Impact on Mass Incidents among Floating Residents in Beijing”; the title of the third paper by Professor Zhenqing Zheng of Tsinghua University is “How Mainland China’s Rising Impacts the Unification-independence Dispute in Taiwan: An Empirical Study Based on Asian Barometer Survey”; the title of the fourth paper by Professor Xiang Gao of Zhejiang University is “Assigned Tasks as Priorities: Local Cadres’ Perceived Tasked-based Promotion and its Institutional Foundation”; and the title of the last paper by Professor Yang Zhong of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Tennessee is “Explaining Nationalism in Urban China”.