CLAIRE COUSINEAU is a writer and researcher at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions (SCCEI). She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Chinese and minors in religion and psychology. After studying and working in Beijing and Kunming, her role at SCCEI centers around fostering a more nuanced understanding of China and its role on the global stage. She is a co-author of Exam Empire (Harvard University Press).