Structural Topic Model for Measuring China Agendas in the U.S. Congress. The 3rd Annual Meeting of Asian Political Methodology , Beijing, January, 2016
Is there a partisan divide on China in the US Congress? Since the end of the Cold War, the Congress has played an increasingly important role in the US foreign policy. In this paper I analyze partisan divides of congressional speech on China-related issues from 1989 to 2012 using the structural topic model (STM). I found that (1) topics of China agendas in the US Congress are different by parties and (2) that there are some topics in which word choices are clearly divided by a party line.