Graduate Student Directory

Lanzeng Sun
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Merrill College Academic Building, 9
  • Office Hours Winter 2024 - Tuesday 2pm-4pm
  • Mail Stop Merrill College

Biography, Education and Training

Lanzeng focuses on education reform and agricultural reform in China and Taiwan. Through comparative studies of reforms in the 1960s and 2000s, China and Taiwan, his research addresses the impact of reforms on agriculture, rural areas and peasants.


B.A. Warren Wilson College

History and Political Science summa cum laude

M.A. University of Chicago

International Relations

Honors, Awards and Grants

Chancellor's Fellowship (2022-23)

Selected Presentations

Socialist industrialization, deskilling, and efforts to diminish the gap between mental and manual labor in China. (2023) Workshop at Lingnan University in Hong Kong


Teaching Interests

Teaching Assistantships:

POLI-1 Introduction to Politics and Government

POLI-160A Theories of International and World Politics

POLI-160D International Political Economy