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The 2008 NACSA Annual Conference will be held on July 31 in Massachusetts, following the great tradition of our association to hold a one-day mini-conference prior to the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association (August 1-4, 2008). The aim of this year’s conference is broadly defined to be two-fold: to promote scholar ly research on Chinese society, culture, economy, and immigrant life in the greater Chinese Diaspora, and to continue building bridges and guanxi among scholars of Chinese heritage and non-Chinese ancestry in North America, Asia, and other parts of the world.
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FENG, Wang. Department of Sociology,
Wang Feng. 2008. Boundaries and Categories: Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist Urban
Fong and Chiu Luk, editors. 2007. Chinese
Ethnic Business: Global and Local Perspectives.
Eric Fong, Wenhong Chen, and Chiu Luk. 2007."A Comparison of Ethnic Businesses in Suburbs and the City." City and Community 6(2):119-136.
William Magee, Eric Fong and Rima Wilkes. 20008. "Neighbourhood Ethnic Concentration and Discrimination." Journal of Social Policy 37(1):37-61.
Fong, Xingshan Cao, and Wenhong Chen. 2007. "The Transnational Linkages of
Fong and Chiu Luk. 2007. "Introduction: Chinese Ethnic Business and Globalization."
Eric Fong and Chiu Luk (eds.), Chinese
Ethnic Business: Global and Local
Fong and Linda Lee. 2007. "Chinese Ethnic Economies within the City Context."
Eric Fong and Chiu Luk (eds.), Chinese Ethnic Business: Global and Local
Outstanding Graduate Student Award,
Dissertation Award: 2008.
“Urbanization and its Impact on older Adults in Rural China”
Book: Baozhen Luo. (2007). Social construction of Chinese American Ethnic Identities: Dating Attitudes and Behaviors Among Second-Generation Chinese American Youths. Verlag Dr. Muller Publishing House. (Forthcoming)
Heying and Luo, Baozhen (2007).
Social Gerontology. A chapter in Li, Jieli and Min Liu(eds.). Frontiers of
Western Humanities and Social Science Research.
Heying and Luo, Baozhen. (2007).
Students’ teaching evaluation in the
Luo, Baozhen (2007). Shopping Cultures: Dating Attitudes and Behaviors Among Second-Generation Chinese American Youths. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. (Revise and Resubmit).
PARISH, William L. University of Chicago
Parish, William L., Edward O. Laumann, & Sanyu Mojola. 2007. “Trends in Chinese Sexual Behavior.” Population and Development Review. 33(4):729-756.
Parish, William L., Ye Luo, Ross Stolzenberg, Edward O. Laumann, Gracia Farrer, and Suiming Pan. 2007. “Sexual Practices and Sexual Satisfaction: A Population Based Study of Urban Chinese Adults.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 36(1):5-20.
Parish, William L., Ye Luo,
Edward O. Laumann, Melissa Kew, and Zhiyuan Yu. 2007. “Unwanted Sexual
Activity among Married Women in Urban
Parish, William L. Parish,
Edward O. Laumann, Suiming Pan, & Yanni Hao. 2007. “Sexual Dysfunctions
Das, Aniruddha, William L.
Parish, and Edward O. Laumann. 2007. “Masturbation in Urban
Luo, Y., W.L. Parish, E.O.Laumann, TF Wang. 2007, “Is the Sexual Revolution a Revolution for All? Assessing the Consequences for Chinese Women,” draft. Presented at annual meeting, American Sociological Association, August 2007.
Parish, W.L., Y. Hao, E.O.
Laumann, & J. Schneider. 2007. “Genitourinary Symptoms in Urban
PENG Yusheng has published three journal articles in 2007.
Peng, Yusheng. 2007. “What Has Spilled over from Chinese Cities into Rural
(2) Huang, P. and Y. Peng (in Chinese). 2007. “The Prospect of Chinese Family Farms at the Conjuncture of Three Historical Trends”. Chinese Social Sciences [Zhongguo Shehui Kexue], Vol. 2007, No. 4, Pp. 74-88.
Davis, D., P. Landry, Y. Peng, and J. Xiao. 2007. “Gendered Pathways to Rural Schooling:
the Interplay of Wealth and Local Institutions.” The
He also taught a summer course on quantitative methodology at Peking University and organized two sessions (one on social networks and the other on inequalities in China) in the annual conference of Eastern Sociological Society (March 2007, Philadelphia).
Shu, Xiaoling, Yifei Zhu, and Zhanxin Zhang. 2007. “Global Economy and Gender Inequalities: The Case of the Chinese Urban Labor Market.” Social Science Quarterly 88(5):1307-32 (special issue on Women in Global Society).
Shu, Xiaoling and Margaret Mooney Marini. 2008. “Coming of Age in Changing Times: Occupational Aspirations of American Youth in 1966-80.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility: forthcoming.
Jiaming Sun, Global Connectivity and
New Edited Book
Jiaming Sun and Raghu N. Singh, "Empirical Approaches to Global Sociology", Indo American Books. Kingsway Camp,
Xiangming Chen and Jiaming Sun, “Untangling a Global-Local Nexus: Sorting Out Residential Sorting in
Journal Article (in Chinese)
Jiaming Sun and Yang Xiong "Cross-border Contact in Globalization", Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN: 0257-5833, Volume: 322, Issue: 6, 2007
WEN, Ming’s work focuses on social contexts of health-related issues.
Wen M, Kandula N & Lauderdale DS. 2007. “Leisure-time walking in a multiethnic population: What difference does the neighborhood make?” Journal of General Internal Medicine:/22(12):1674–1680.
Wen M, Browning CR & Cagney K. 2007. “A multi-level study of neighborhood environment and its relationship to physical activity in adulthood” Urban Studies:44(13): 1-18.
Wen M. 2007. “Racial and ethnic differences in general health status and limiting health conditions among American children: Parental reports in the 1999 National Survey of America’s Families” Ethnicity and Health:12(5):401-422.
Cagney KA & *Wen M*. 2007. “Social capital and aging-related outcomes”
in Social Capital and Health edited by I. Kawachi, S.V. Subramanian &
Conference Presentation in 2007
also attended eight national or international research conferences in 2007 and
gave two seminar presentations as the invited guest speaker at the
David Knoke, Song Yang. 2007. Social Network Analysis. Sage Publications, Inc
YEUNG, Guobin, Asian/Middle Eastern Cultures &
Kwan Lee and Guobin Yang (eds). 2007. Re-envisioning
the Chinese Revolution: The Politics and Poetics of Collective Memories in
“Intergenerational Racial Stratification and Children’s Cognitive Achievement”, National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator.
“Continuity and Change in American Economic and Social Life: The PSID 2007-2011”. National Science Foundation.
from Preschool to High School: Family, School, and Neighborhood. National
Zhan, H. J. and Luo, B. (2007). Social Gerontology. A chapter in Li, Jieli and Min Liu
(eds.). Series on Western Research on Humanities and Social
Zhan, H. J. and Luo, B. (2007). Students’ teaching
evaluation in the
Guan, X. P., Liu, G. Y., & Zhan, H. Y. (2007) Institutional and Individual
autonomy: Investigating predictors of attitudes towards Chinese private nursing
home development in
ZHANG, Jie, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Jie, Yuanyuan Kong, and Li Zhou.
2007. Attitudes towards Suicide among Rural Chinese in
Zhang, Jie, and Huilan Xu. 2007. Degree of Suicide Intent and the Lethality of Means Employed: A Study of Chinese Attempters. Archives of Suicide Research 11 (4):343 – 350.
Zhang, Jie, and Cun-Xian Jia. 2007. Validating
a short version of the suicide intent scale in
Zhang, Jie, and Huilan Xu. 2007. The
effects of religion, superstition, and perceived gender inequality on the
degree of suicide intent: A study of serious attempters in
Zhang, Jie, and Ning Li. 2007. A case-control study on marriage and love affair related life events of completed suicide in rural Chinese women. Chinese Mental Health Journal [中国心理卫生杂志] 21 (9):626-629 (in Chinese).
Kong, Yuanyuan, Jie Zhang, Shuhua Jia, and Li Zhou. 2007. Reliability and Validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale for Adolescents. Chinese Mental Health Journal [中国心理卫生杂志] 21 (10):686-689 (in Chinese).
Zhang, Jie, and Zhen-Shao Song. 2007.
Evaluation of the Scale for Suicide Ideation in
ZHAO, Dingxin. 2007. Social Movement and Revolution: New Theoretical Perspectives and the Chinese Experience (in Chinese). Taibei: Juliu Publishing Company.
Dingxin. 2007. Guojia Shehui Guanxi yu
Bajiu Beijing Xueyun (The Chinese translation of The Power of Tiananmen). Hong Kong:
Zhao, Dingxin 2007. “New Development in Theories of Social Movement and Revolution.” Pp.29-61, in Current Research and New Trends in Western Sociology, edited by Jieli Li. Beijing: People’s University Publishing House.
Dingxin. 2007. “The Potential, Limitation of Modern Democracy and the Future of
Dingxin. 2007. “The Nature of Democracy.”
Yanfei, and Dingxin Zhao. 2007. “Multifaceted State and Fragmented Society:
Dynamics of Environmental Movement in
Wu, Lili, and Dingxin Zhao. 2007. “The Dilemma of the Charismatic Power: The Rise and Development of the Cultural Revolution in Ningxia.” The 21st Century. No.101: 58-70.
Jin and Dingxin Zhao. 2007. “State Capacity and the Dynamics of Tax Riots During
ZHOU, Min, UCLA
Min Zhou currently chairs of the
Min and Guoxuan Cai. 2007. “The Chinese Language Media and the
Ethnic Enclave Economy in the
Min and J. V. Gatewood. 2007. “Introduction: Revisiting Contemporary
Min and J. V. Gatewood. 2007. “Transforming Asian
Zhou, Min and Jennifer
Lee. 2007. “Becoming Ethnic or Becoming American?
Tracing the Mobility Trajectories of the New Second Generation in the
Min. 2007. “The Non-Economic Effects of Ethnic
Entrepreneurship.” Pp. 279-288 in
Léo-Paul Dana (eds.), Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship:
A Co-Evolutionary View on Resource Management. Cheltenham,
Min and Xiyuan Li. 2008. “Ethnic Language Maintenance and
Assimilation: A Historical Look at the Development of Chinese Schools in the
ZHU, Zhiyong: Associate professor in
Century Scholar in Higher Education Study (2007-2008).
The book entitled State Schooling and Ethnic Identity: The Politics of a Tibetan
This book examines the influence of state schooling on Tibetan students’ ethnic
identity. The author has developed this case study of a Tibetan middle school
after a preferential educational policy was put in place by the Chinese government
in the early 1980s. By examining and analyzing student diaries, Zhu has developed
a theoretical model for the construction of ethnic identity, while taking into
account the influence over ethnic identity wielded by the state. The book is a
unique study appropriate for readers with interests in
Social Transformations in Chinese Societies
Call for Paper
25 January, 2008
Social Transformations in Chinese Societies is the official Journal of The Hong Kong Sociological Association. It publishes articles of original research that addresses theoretical, methodological, or substantive issues of sociological significance about social transformations in Chinese societies. The focus is mainly on Hong Kong, the Mainland,
We welcome articles, review essays or book re views of high quality. While submission of manuscripts is open throughout the year, we are now in the process of soliciting manuscripts for the 4th issue (expected in December 2008) and the 5th issue (expected in 2009). The latter will carry a special focus on Class/ Class Inequalities in Chinese Societies. The deadlines for submitting manuscripts for these two issues are as follows:
For the 4th Issue --- 15 March 2008
For the 5th Issue --- 31 August 2008
From the Editor of the Special Focus on Class (the 5 th issue):
This special issue aims to address the question of class/ class
inequalities in Hong Kong, the Mainland and
The journal has to rely on articles of high quality to ensure its continued success. All manuscripts have to go through a blind review by two experts. We understand that you are extremely busy; however, if you have any writing that is ready for publication, please give our journal some serious thought. You can send your article/book review/review essay to any of us by email (please see below). For “Notice to Contributors,” you may visit the Association’s website: http://www.hksa.ust.hk/
Chan Kwok-bun, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong; .
Agnes S. Ku, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong; .
Chu Yin-wah , Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong; email@example.com.
Book Review Editors:
Danching, Department of Sociology,
Cangbai, Centre of Asian Studies, The
Vivien W.W. Chan, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong; firstname.lastname@example.org
现 代教育联系着个人与社会、公民与国家，牵动着政治、经济、文化等各行各业的起落兴衰，交织着历史、现在和未来。《立场》有志于突破现代学科体系的樊篱，深 入探讨与教育相关的哲学、历史、地理、社会、政治、经济、文化等领域的话题，以推动我们对现时代的理解，从而回答“教育何为”的根本问题。教育是各种社会 理想角逐交锋的场域。作为一份教育网刊，《立场》愿为各种立场提供一个小小的交流和论争的平台，为推动思想的解放和深入、理论与实践的合一尽其绵薄之力。
《立 场》希望各学科领域的研究者、教育工作者、社会工作者、短期或长期支教人员不吝赐稿。在学院的围墙日高，知识的垄断益强的今天，《立场》愿意成为学术研究 界与普通实践者之间的一座桥梁。因此，《立场》的稿件不限于学术研究报告，田野笔记、随笔、札记、书评、杂感、访谈等形式亦可，长短不限。尤其欢迎由扎实 的研究报告改写而成的文风朴实、深入浅出、通俗易懂的短文。《立场》期待但并不局限于讨论如下话题：
TIPS & LINKS.
& LINKS is circulated every week to those who monitor
of Xie Tao's "Only democratic socialism can save
1. Only democratic socialism can save
This article was written as a foreword to the new manuscript by Mao chronicler Xing Ziling (辛子陵/《千秋功罪毛泽东》) and was first posted at our Chinese website (http://www.chinaelections.org/) in December 2006. The edited version was published at Yan-Huang Historical Review in February 2007. This article is no less important than Yu Keping's "Democracy is a good thing (民主是个好东西)" ) with regard to Chinese theoretical innovations on the issue of democracy in
2. Wen Tiejun: I've long lost faith in modernization
Wen Tiejun is Dean of School of Agricultural Economies and Rural Development, Renmin University of China. Named "spokesman of farmers", Wen is famous for his arguments on
In this recent interview of Wen by VIP Weekly (人物周刊) on his view of
Wen considers farmers as the super-stabilized basic building block in
Issue 18, January 24, 2008
Liu, Ph. D.
Call for papers
Overseas Young Chinese Forum 10th Annual meeting
“Globalization and Nationalism across
Globalization and nationalism are the
two most important economic and socio-political developments of our times. We
would like to examine such forces, and the associated tensions and conflicts,
in the context of the cross-Strait relations between mainland
The conference welcomes papers from
all the disciplines in social science including (but not limited to) history,
political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, area studies, cultural
studies, international relations, geography. We are particularly interested in
the works addressing issues of Taiwanese identity, politics, nationalism,
cross-Strait relations, the role of world powers, and comparative studies of
OF CHINESE POLITICAL STUDIES
International Symposium & the 21th ACPS Annual Meeting
Missouri State University
Springfield , Missouri
Saturday-Sunday, October 11-12, 2008
We will provide FREE accommodations for three nights and two days for participants.
The Association of Chinese
Political Studies will hold an international Symposium in conjunction with its
21st annual meeting at
17th CCP Congress will be a
We invite papers which analyze the significance of the
changes made at the 17th Congress and investigate major issues and
All scholars and researchers who are working in the related fields are invited to submit paper proposals for consideration. Please send proposals no later than February 15, 2008. Paper proposals should include paper title, names of authors, institutional affiliation, title/position, mailing address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and an abstract of 250-300 words – everything in one page. Paper proposals should be emailed to both Professor Sujian Guo, Program Chair, at email@example.com and Professor Dennis Hickey, Co-Program Chair, at DennisHickey@MissouriState.edu. Due to the influx of a large amount of emails regarding different events, we hope you could kindly put “2008 ACPS annual meeting paper proposal” in the subject line of your emails. International travelers who need letter of invitation for visa application purpose should contact Professor Sujian Guo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptance of Paper and Conference Registration:
We will issue notification of
acceptance of the paper proposals no later than February 30, 2008.
The conference organizers will provide FREE accommodations for three nights and
two days for participants. All participants will have to register and pay the
registration fees and membership fees for the conference. Please use the
form below for conference pre-registration. The pre-registration form
and fees must be received by March 30, 2008 to secure room and board.
Director, Confucius Institute
Institution: San Francisco State University
Date posted: 1/28/2008
Director, Confucius Institute
Zeng Yi, Duke University Durham, NC, USA; Peking University, Beijing, China; Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; Denese Ashbaugh Vlosky, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Danan Gu, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (Eds.) Healthy Longevity in China ; Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Psychological Dimensions
Contents: Preface: James W. Vaupel.
Acknowledgement.- Introduction: Aging and Aged Dependency in
“The research in this book captures the highlight of a decade of effort on CLHLS study and represents an important milestone in our emerging understanding of how individuals can endeavor to live a long, healthy life and how societies can help them do so. We still have only a partial understanding of the determinants of healthy longevity, but we have a considerably better understanding than we had a decade ago. Moreover, we can look forward to prospects for a deeper understanding based in significant measure on the further analysis of data from the ongoing CLHLS endeavor .”
-- James W. Vaupel, Director of Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
and Professor of
“The CLHLS casts valuable light on important features of the aging process in the world's largest country. This volume will serve as a basic reference work both for Chinese studies and for comparative analyses.”
-- Samuel Preston, Frederick Warren Professor of Demography,
"The CLHLS is a fantastic enterprise
which started 10 years ago and which will leave a benchmark of the social,
economic, and familial situation of the Chinese elderly at the time when they
comprised 7% of the whole population and when China entered a new period of
accelerated aging. From now on population aging in
-- Jean-Marie Robine, Research Director at the French National Institute of
Health and Medical Research
and Professor of
To be available in the market April 2008. Approx. 350 p. Hardcover，ISBN: 978-1-4020-6751-8, The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, Volume 20