Jérôme Doyon is a Junior Professor at the Centre for International Relations (CERI) at Sciences Po Paris. His research focuses on Chinese politics and foreign policy with a specific interest in the inner working of the Party-State apparatus and its exportation beyond Chinese borders, as well as elite politics, political youth organizations, and the management of ethnoreligious minorities.

His work has appeared in various outlets, such as Political Studies or The China Quarterly, and his most recent book titled Rejuvenating Communism: Youth Organizations and Elite Renewal in Post- Mao China was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2023.

Prior to joining Sciences Po he held fellowships and positions at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Oxford School for Global and Area Studies, the University of Edinburgh, and the SOAS China Institute. He obtained a joint PhD in Political Science from Columbia University (New York) and SciencesPo (Paris). He also worked as an Associate Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and was for several years the editor of ECFR’s publication China Analysis.

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Main Publications

Rejuvenating Communism: Youth Organizations and Elite Renewal in Post-Mao China, University of Michigan Press (China Understandings Today series), 2023.

Knowing the wrong cadre? Networking in the Chinese Party- State”, co-authored with Franziska Keller, Political Studies, 2020, 68 (4), pp. 1036-1053.

The strength of a weak organization: The Communist Youth League as a path to power in post-Mao China”, The China Quarterly, 2020, n° 243, pp. 780-800.

La matrice de l’Etat-Parti : réseaux et trajectoires politiques en Chine contemporaine”, Critique Internationale, n° 81, 2018, pp. 173- 192.

Négocier la place de l’islam chinois : Les associations islamiques à Nankin sous l’ère des réformes, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2014, 256 p.

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