Changdong Zhang is a Professor and Chair of Department of Political Science at School of Government of Peking University. He received Ph. D. in political science from University of Washington, Seattle. Prof. Zhang’s research interests include taxation politics/fiscal sociology, state and society relationships, and institutionalism, with a regional focus of China. Dr. Zhang’s academic papers have appeared in the China Quarterly, the China Review, Sociological Theory, Politics and Society and many Chinese journals. He has published a book entitled Governing and Ruling: The Political Logic of Taxation in China (University of Michigan Press 2021). At HYI as a visiting scholar, Dr. Zhang will work on the project “Society in State: Mutual Transformation of Government and NGO in China”. It combines cross regional studies and historical process tracing to study the variations and evolution of state society relationships in contemporary China.