Spring 2009




Eric Fong (University of Toronto)


Treasurer: Feng Wang, (UC Irvine)


Newsletter Editor: Heying Zhan, (Georgia State U)



Nan Lin (Duke)

Yung-Mei Tsai (Texas Tech)

Elena Yu (San Diego State)

Dudley Poston (Texas A&M)

Alvin Y. So (HKUST)

Xiangming Chen (U of Illinois Chicago)

Che-Fu Lee (Catholic U of America)

Yanjie Bian (HKUST)

Min Zhou (UCLA)

Zhao, Dingxin (Univ. of Chicago)



Dingxin Zhao, U of Chicago

Jiaming Sun, Texas A&M University-commerce

Janet Salaff, U of Toronto

Dongxiao Liu, Texas A&M University

Xiaogang Wu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology



China: China: Li Qiang: Tsinghua University, Feng, Xiaotian, Nanjing University,

Taiwan: Chieh-Hsuan Chen (Tunghai U); Wen-Shan Yang (Academia Sinica)
Singapore: Yiu-Chung Ho

Hong Kong: Gina Lai (Baptist U); Danching Ruan (Baptist U)


The NACSA Newsletter can be found at the Association’s website: .


This newsletter is published twice a year in January and June.  Please send your news items to Heying Jenny Zhan, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University,


NACSA AFFAIRS                                                                                                               


NACSA 2009 Annual Conference “Call For Papers”                        3



NACSA Membership Form                                                                       5

            Conference Announcement


NOTES ON FOLKS                                                                                                            7

BIAN, Tanjie

CHOW, Esther Ngan-ling

DAVIS, Deborah

FONG, Eric

HUNG, Ho-fung

LI, Yi

LUO, Baozhen

Ruan, Danqing

SHU, Xiaoling,

SUN, Jiangming

WEN, Ming

YANG, Song, University of Arkansas

            YEUNG,Wei-Jun Jean, New York University

WEN, Ming

YANG, Chenggang

ZHAN, Heying


ZHANG, Gehui

ZHAO, Dingxin


            ZHU, Zhiyong


OTHER NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                       17


IMAGES FROM 2008 NACSA                                                                                  19


Call for Papers

The 2009 NACSA Annual Conference

San Francisco, California, August 7, 2009


The 2009 NACSA Annual Conference will be held on August 7 in San Francisco, 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 8-11, 2009). The aim of this year’s conference is broadly defined to be two-fold: to promote scholarly 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. 



The themes of this year’s conference are otherwise open. We call for submissions of regular papers/panels and will let other theme(s) emerge from the submissions.  We encourage scholars and graduate students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the greater Chinese Diaspora to submit papers/panels in either English or Chinese.



The 2009 mini-conference will be holding 5-6 concurrent sessions and a special session, depending on the ASA space allocation.


Submission Deadline: March 25, 2009

Submit your paper or abstract via email to: Eric Fong < >

n      Individual papers: Complete papers or paper abstracts will be considered.  Paper abstracts may be 1-2 pages but must contain sufficient detail and evidence of timely completion for the program committee in its decision making.  Please give all authors’ and coauthors’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.

n      Panels: Any NACSA member can organize a panel. Each panel should consist of two to three presenters and a discussant.  The panel organizer must submit a proposal specifying the theme of the panel along with the summaries/abstracts of the papers selected. Pease give all panelists’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.

n      Submissions may be in English or in Chinese.  The program committee assumes that the language used in individual papers/abstracts or panel proposals would be the same as the language used in presentation at the annual conference.  Papers should be formatted as Word documents and sent as an attached file.


Acceptance Announcement: May 15, 2009

-   Email announcements to all organizers/discussants/authors about the tentative panels to which their presentations are assigned

-   A formal acceptance letter is to be provided to all the authors for their travel funding application and/or visa application purposes.

-   Visit for a tentative annual conference program after June 15 of 2009.


Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2009

-   A full paper is to be submitted to the organizer/presider/discussant of the assigned session.


Contact Persons

-     Professor Eric Fong, President of NACSA, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Department of Sociology, 725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5S 2J4.  Tel. 416-978-8488; Email:


Registration Fee

-  The registration fee for each participant is US$10.  Fees may be paid in form of a personal check or a bank draft, payable to “NACSA,” via regular mail prior to July 15, 2009 or on site.  Checks should be sent to the treasurer: Professor Dongxiao Liu, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4351, College Station, TX 77840-4351, U.S.A.  Email:



Travel Funds

-   All participants will be responsible for their own traveling to and from the conference.  NACSA would be happy to assist you in applying for travel funds. 


Membership Renewal

Current members should renew their 2009 membership.  $15 for regular member, $10 for associate member, $5 for student member, and $300 life member.  Both current and new members may fill out their membership forms (see attached) and mail them with their membership dues in checks or bank drafts, payable to “NACSA,” to Professor Dongxiao Liu, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, TAMU 4351, College Station, TX 77840-4351, U.S.A.  Email:



Final Note

-  You are encouraged to distribute this Call for Papers widely to your colleagues, students, fellow students, and friends who may be interested in joining the NACSA.


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cc: Article V. MEMBERSHIP of the NACSA By law

Persons who subscribe to the stated purposes of NACSA, who agree to abide by the bylaws of the association, and who has graduate training in sociology or any of the social sciences or the social aspects of law, health, and medicine, qualify for NACSA membership. Membership shall be divided into three categories: Regular, Associate, and Student. Regular members shall be eligible to vote, hold office, and serve on the Board of Directors. Regular remembers shall pay annual dues of $15. Associate members are persons who work as sociologists or social scientists outside of North America and may choose to pay a lower fee of $10. Associate members shall have voting rights but are not eligible to hold office and serve on the Board of Directors. Student members are full-time graduate students in sociology or the social sciences and pay the student membership dues of $5. Student members are not eligible to vote, hold office, and serve on the Board of Directors.

Membership dues shall be paid annually to the association on January 1 of each year. Instead of annual payment of membership dues, a single payment for life (Life Membership) of $300 may be accepted. Once paid, the Life members shall not have to pay annual membership dues and shall have the same voting rights as Regular members. Benefits for dues-paying members include receiving two issues of NACSA’s newsletter a year, being entitled a discount registration fee and free lunch for future NACSA conferences, rights to vote for NACSA officers and Board members, and receiving a periodically updated NACSA membership directory.


News From Members


Bian, Yanjie, University of Minnesota.


In press    “Nepotism and Guanxi.”  Encyclopedia of Modern China, edited by David Pong.  Farmington Hill, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

In press    “Chinese Sociology.”  Encyclopedia of China, edited by Karen, Christensen.  Great Barrington MA: Berkshire Publishing.

2008    Institutional Transformation and the Dynamics of Social Stratification in Urban China.  Li Lulu, and Yanjie Bian (editors). Beijing: Renmin University of China Press.

2008    Social Stratification and Mobility: Overseas Researchers’ New Advancements and Analyses of China  Yanjie Bian, Xiaogang Wu, and Lulu Li (editors).  Beijing: Renmin University of China.

2008    “Sociology in China.”  (Yanjie Bian and Lei Zhang) Contexts 7 (no.3): 20-31.

2008    “Born out of Networks: A Sociological Analysis of the Emergence of the Firm.”  Pp. 166-182 in in Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era, edited by Raymond Wong.  London and New York: Routledge.

2008    “Urban Occupational Mobility and Employment Institutions: Hierarchy, Market, and Networks in a Mixed System.”  Pp. 165-183 In Creating Wealth and Poverty in China, edited by Deborah Davis and Feng Wang, Stanford University Press.

2008    “The Formation of Social Capital among Chinese Urbanites: Theoretical Explanation and Empirical Evidence.”  Pp. 81-104 in Social Capital: An International Research Program, edited by Nan Lin and Bonnie Erickson.  Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

2008    “Class Structure and Class Inequality in Urban China and Russia: Effects of Institutional Change or Economic Performance?”  (Yanjie Bian and Ted Gerber).  Pp. 66-88 in Urban China in Transition edited John R. Logan.  London and New York: Blackwell.

2008    “Introduction: Review and Prospect.”  (Yanjie Bian, Xiaogang Wu, Lulu Li).  Pp. 1-18 in Social Stratification and Mobility: Overseas New Advancements and Analyses of China, edited by Yanjie Bian, Xiaogang Wu, and Lulu Li.  Renmin University of China.  In Chinese.



Esther Ngan-ling Chow, American University, was the winner of the 2008
Feminist Activism Award given by the Sociologists for Women in Society
(SWS) in last August.  She was honored at the SWS annual banquet for her
outstanding contributions in combing scholarship and action in studying
women's issues in migration in rural and urban China.


 Davis, Deborah

Wang Feng and Davis, Deborah. 2008. Creating Wealth and Poverty in Postsocialist China. Stanford University series on Inequality and Stratification.

范伟达 : 2008. 等编著中国社会调查史, 社: 复旦大学出版社



FONG,  Eric. Professor,  Department of Sociology,  University of Toronto



Forthcoming. Canada's Population Situation (edited by Barry Edmonston and Eric Fong).  McGill-Queens University Press.

Eric Fong and Elic Chan. 2008. "An Account of Immigration Studies in the US and Canada, 1990-2004." Sociological Quarterly 49(3): 483-502

William Magee, Eric Fong and Rima Wilkes. 2008. "Neighbourhood Ethnic Concentration and Discrimination." Journal of Social Policy 37(1):37-61.

Eric Fong, Emily Anderson, Wenhong Chen, and Chiu Luk) 2008. "The Logic of Ethnic Distribution in Multiethnic Cities." Urban Affairs Review 43(4):497-519.

Eric Fong with Tracy Matsuo and Rima Wilkes. 2008. "Suburban Residential Clustering of Racial and Ethnic Groups." Journal of Population Studies 35:37-74.

Eric Fong and Wenhong Chen. 2008. "Mobilization of Personal Networks and Institutional Resources of Private Entrepreneurs in China." The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 44(4):415-450. >

Eric Fong, Xingshan Cao, and Wenhong Chen. 2008. "The Transnational Linkages of Chinese in Toronto." Social Transformation in Chinese Societies. 3:202-222.


 Keynote Speech:
2008. "Immigrant Businesses and Economic Globalization" Workshop on Migrant Entrepreneurship/Self Employment: Aspects with Regard to Sustainability."  Hamburg Institute of International Economics, Hamburg, Germany.

 Invited Lectures:
2008. "Issues in Return Migration Research and Cautions for Interpreting the Results for Policy Purposes." Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong, China.

2008. "Chinese Businesses in North America: A Case Study in Toronto" Nara University, Japan

Invited Discussant:
2008. Section on Sources of Racial and Ethnic Differentiation in Residential Space. The Population Association of America Meeting.

"Earnings of Recent Return Migrants in Hong Kong."  International Sociological Association RC-21 Tokyo Conference on "Landscapes of Global
Urbanism: Power, Marginality, and Creativity" (Eric Fong and Zhongdong Ma)

Hung, Ho-fung, Indiana University


 Ho-fung Hung. 2008. “Agricultural Revolution and Elite Reproduction in Qing China: The Transition to Capitalism Debate Revisited.”  American Sociological Review. Vol. 73, No. 4


Ho-fung Hung. 2008. “Rise of China and the Global Overaccumulation Crisis.” Review of International Political Economy. Vol. 15, No.2. (lead article)



Ho-fung Hung. 2008. “‘One County, Two-Systems’ and Its Discontents: Limits of Flexible Chineseness in 1950s Tibet and 1980s Hong Kong.” Conference on “Unpacking China: Local Identity, Ethnic Diversity, and Contesting Visions.” October 17-18, East Asian Studies, Ohio State University.


Ho-fung Hung. 2008. “Grandpa State instead of Bourgeois State: Fictitious Patrimonial Politics in China’s Age of Commerce, 1644-1839.” Conference on “Patrimonial Politics, Now and Then.” Yale Center for Comparative Research, Yale University, May 9-10.


LI, Yi   

  作者:李毅|译者:Chen//李毅  译者:李毅|译者:Chen//李毅  出版社:安徽大学出版社  出版日期:2008-9-1,    *中国社会分层的结构与演变*

    图书基本信息      ISBN编号:978-7-81110-421-9 页数:272 装帧:1 版次印次:1 开本:4 国别:CN


Luo, Baozhen, Georgia State University


Luo, Baozhen. Striving for Comfort: “Positive” Construction of Dating Cultures among Second-Generation Chinese American Youths. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 25: 867-888.

Zhan, Heying Jenny, Feng, Xiaotian & Luo, Baozhen (2008). Placing Elderly Parents in Institutions in Urban China: A Reinterpretation of Filial Piety? Research on Aging. 30(5): 543-571.

Luo, Baozhen (2008). Leisure and Culture for the Elderly. Encyclopedia of Modern China. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning (forthcoming)

Luo, Baozhen (2008). Love and Friendship. Encyclopedia of Modern China. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning (forthcoming)

Zhan, Heying and Luo, Baozhen (2008). Social Welfare: Care and Aid for Disabled. In Encyclopedia of Modern China. Charles Scribner’s Sons/Gale/Cengage Learning (forthcoming) 


“Migrated Children’s Financial Care for Elderly Parents in Rural China.” Southern Gerontological Society, Atlanta, GA, April 2008.


Ruan, Danching, Baptist University, HK.

Ruan, Danching & Gina Lai (Eds).《持續與變遷: 當代中國的政經、社會和空間發展》

“Continuity and Change: Political Economy, Society, and Spatial Development of Contemporary China”  香港教育圖書公司, 2008


中國改革開放已踏入第三十個年頭,這些年裡,中國無論在政治、經濟、社會以及空間發展上都產生了不少重要的變化。本书從各方學術範圍探討當代中國的最新發展,旨在勾畫出變遷的脈絡,描繪出未來的圖景。它包括了19篇主要為香港浸會大學從事中國研究的學者的論文, 從政治、國際關係、經濟、社會、地理及文化的角度探討問題,  將實證研究和社會科學理論結合,真實反映中國的變化、問題和面臨的挑戰。它可以給專業的中國研究學者作參考,同時亦為當代中國課題的初學者作入門課本。


If you would like to purchase a copy, please send an email to


SHU, Xiaoling



Selected to be a Neighborhood Characteristics Working Team Member for the National Children’s Study.

Xiaoling Shu, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Davis

Xiaoling Shu continues her last year of service as council member of the Asia and Asian Americans section at the American Sociological Association.  She is the Chair of Book Award Committee on books published in the last two years on Asia.  She also has the following new publications.

Shu, Xiaoling and Yifei Zhu. Forthcoming. “The Quality of Life in China.” Social Indicators Research.

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 26(1):29-55.

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).


SUN, Jiaming, Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce


Sole Author Book:
"Global Connectivity and Local Transformation: A Micro Approach to Studying the Effect of Globalization on Shanghai." University Press of America, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, MD 20706. Feb. 2008, ISBN: 0-7618-4008-7.


Book Chapter:
"When Local Meets Global: Residential Differentiation, Global Connections and Consumption in Shanghai." Chapter 14 in Chinas Emerging Cities: the Making of New Urbanism, edited by Fulong Wu. London: Routledge. Jan. 2008.

Guest Lectures in China:
"How Does Globalization Impact on Urban Residents in America?" Shanghai University and East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China. June 2008.


Last, I received a promotion this year.

WEN, Ming,  Ph.D.Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Utah


Wen M. 2008. “The effect of family structure on children’s health and well-being: Evidence from the 1999 National Survey of America’s Families” Journal of Family Issues 29(11): 1492-1519. 

Wen M, Kandula N & Lauderdale DS. “The ethnic neighborhoods in multi-ethnic America, 1990--2000: Ethnoburbs and A resurgence of ethnicity?” Social Forces: In press.


Wen M, VanDuker H. & Olson L. “Social contexts of regular smoking in adolescence: Toward a multidimensional ecological model” Journal of Adolescence: In press.

Wen M & Zhang XY. “The contextual effects of the built and the social environment of urban neighborhoods on physical activity:  A multilevel study in ChicagoAmerican Journal of Health Promotion: In press.



Wen M. 2008. “Research on neighborhood contexts and health” in Public Health: Evidence from Western Societies in the series of The Trends of Western Philosophy and Social Sciences edited by Dong W. Beijing, China: Renmin University Press.



Wen M. 2008. “Neighborhood built and social environments and physical activity” at the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Bethesda, MD, USA


Wen M. 2008. “Neighborhood effects on physical activity in the City of Chicago and State of California in the USA” at Center of Migration Studies, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China



Wen M & Wang G. 2008. “Mental well-being of rural-to-urban migrants in Shanghai” at Shanghai Forum, Shanghai, China

Wen M & Wang G. 2008. “Personal, social, and ecological factors of loneliness and life satisfaction among rural-urban migrants in Shanghai, China” at American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA

Jin L & Wen M. 2008. “Marital status and health in contemporary China: A longitudinal approach” at American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA



College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah (IPIA Seed Grant)


Mental and physical health outcomes and access issues: A comparative study of rural-to-urban migrants and urban residents in Shanghai, China.

Russell Sage Foundation 07/15200808/30/2010

Integration of the undocumented and documented in a new destination: Utah

Role: Co - Principal Investigator


National Children’s Study 07/15/200806/30/2009

The contingent meaning of social capital for adolescent risk behavior

Role: Principal Investigator


YANG, Chenggang, 杨成钢, 西南财经大学人口研究所所长.






Award:  计划生育新机制与人口管理科学的发展获得中国人口学会三等奖。



1.      向第三届国际未来学大会提交论文中国城市化进程中的人口资源环境循环反馈机制并应邀参会,

2.      向第四届中国人口学家前沿论坛提交论文有限理性视角下的人口流动行为机制


Research Activities:





ZHAN, Heying, Georgia State University


Zhan, Heying Jenny, Luo, Baozhen, & Feng, Xiaotian. 2008.  Placing elderly parents in institutions in urban China: A reinterpretation of filial piety Research on Aging.

Zhan, H. J. & Luo, B. (2008). Welfare: Care for the disabled. In Encyclopedia of Modern China, edited by Pong, David. Farmington Hills: Charles Scribner’s Sons/Cenage Learning, MI

Zhan, H. J. (2008). Welfare: the family. In Encyclopedia of Modern China, edited by Pong, David. Farmington Hills: Charles Scribner’s Sons/Cenage Learning, MI

Zhan, H. J. & Luo, B. (2008). Population aging and elder care in China.  A chapter in Weizen Dong, (ed.). Public Health. Renmin University Press, Beijing, China. [in Chinese]



Co-Investigator: 2009-2011 Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, and Fogarty International Center (1R03TW008142-01). $100,000

PI: 2008-2009 Academic year: Fulbright Research Award for Research in China granted by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (08-14371). $26,680.

Zhan, Heying Jenny, PI. “Understanding Recent Developments in Institutional Elder-care in Urban China” International Strategic Initiation Grant, funding by Georgia State University, 2008. $8000.


Invited Lectures

“Baby Boomers and their relations to Macro- and Micro-economic Future of China and the U.S.” Lecture delivered at Nanjing University, China Nov. 14, 2008.

“Social Gerontology and Its Relations to Macro- and Micro- futures of China and the U.S.” Lecture delivered at Eastern Normal University, Shanghai, China, Oct. 4, 2008.

“Social Gerontology and Its Relations to the Economic Future of America” Lecture delivered at Chongqing Medical University, Oct. 14th, 2008.

“Social Gerontology and Its Relations to the Economic Future of America” Lecture delivered at Huazhong Agricultural University, Oct. 18, 2008.


“Placing elderly parents in institutions in urban China: A reinterpretation of filial piety” Paper to be presented at the ASA annual conference in August, 2008, Boston, MA.

“From Chinese Baby Boomers to the Connotations of Social Quality in Intergenerational Relations and Social Policies in China” paper presented at the “International Nanjing Conference of Social Quailty and Social Welfare (10-24-26, 2008)—Social Quality in Asia and Europe: Searching for the Ways to Promote Social Cohesion and Social Empowerment”



Zhang, Jie, Yuanyuan Kong, and Li Zhou. 2007. Attitudes towards Suicide among Rural Chinese in Dalian Areas. Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medical Science [中国行为医学科学], 16 (11):1013-1015 (in Chinese).

Zhang, Jie, and David Lester. 2008. Psychological Tensions Found in Suicide Notes: A Test for the Strain Theory of Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research 12 (1):67-73.

Norvilitis, Jill M., Travis Ingersoll, Jie Zhang, and Shuhua Jia. 2008. Self-Reported Symptoms of ADHD Among College Students in China and the United States. Journal of Attention Disorders 11 (5):558-567.

Ingersoll, Travis S., Jill M. Norvilitis, Jie Zhang, Shuhua Jia, and Sheldon Tetewsky. 2008. "Reliability and Validity of the Fear of Intimacy Scale in China." Journal of Personality Assessment 90:270 - 279.


Zhao, Dingxin, University of Chicago

Refereed journals:

Zhao, Dingxin. Forthcoming. “Organization and Place in the Anti-U.S. Demonstrations after the 1999 Belgrade Embassy Bombing.” Mobilization.

Zhao, Dingxin. Forthcoming. “The Mandate of Heaven and Performance Legitimation in Historical and Contemporary China.” American Behavioral Scientist.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2008. “S. E. Finer and the History of Government.” Sociological Research (Shehuixue yanjiu). No.136: 203-14.

Lin, Fen, and Dingxin Zhao. 2008. “Media and Social Movements in China: A Relationship without the Constraint of a Hegemonic Culture.” (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Communication and Society and Society. 6: 94-119.  

Other publications:
Zhao, Dingxin. 2008. “On Wang Shaoguang’s Four Discourses on Democracy.” Shanghai Review of Books, December 25, 2008.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2008. “War and the Rise of Europe.” (In Chinese) Nanfang Zhoumo, Oct. 9th, D24.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2008. “Charles Tilly and Coercion, Capital and European States – 90-1992. (in Chinese). Nanfang Zhoumo.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2008. “Class Politics or Populist Politics: The Trend of Political Development in China.” (in Chinese).Leadership. No.20: 42-49.



Min Zhou’s recently published works since July include:

Zhou, Min and Xiyuan Li.  2008.  “Ethnic Language Maintenance and Assimilation: A Historical Look at the Development of Chinese Schools in the United States.”  Pp. 163-184 in Elliott R. Barkan, Hasia Diner, and Alan Kraut, eds., From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era. New York: New York University Press.

Zhou, Min.  2008.  “Segmented Assimilation.”  In Vincent N. Parrillo (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Problems.  Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Zhou, Min, Jennifer Lee, Jody Agius Vallejo, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, and Yang Sao Xiong.  2008.  “Success Attained, Deterred, and Denied: Divergent Pathways to Social Mobility among the New Second Generation in Los Angeles.”  The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 620 (November): 37-61 [DOI: 10.1177/0002716208322586].

Min Zhou also traveled outside the United States to present papers and lectures in fall 2008:  

Guest lecture on “Chinese American Youth and Intergenerational Relations in Immigrant Families.” Sociology symposium, Nanjing University, China, September 4, 2008.

Invited panelist on China’s Economic Development and Changing Patterns of Contemporary Chinese Immigration.” The Third World Forum on China Studies, Shanghai, China, September 8-9, 2008

Guest lecture on “The Transformation of Chinese America.” Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Waseda University, Japan, October 10, 2008. 

Kye note speaker on “International Migration and the Chinese Diaspora.” The International Symposium on “Global China: Opening-Up of Nation-State by Moving People.”  Kobe Gakuin University, Japan, October 11, 2008. 

Guest speaker on “The Transformation of Chinese America.”  Tzu Chi University, Hualien, December 22, 2008; National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, December 23, 2008; National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, December 25, 2008.

Guest speaker on “Ethnicity, Social Capital, and Immigrant Education: Neighborhood-Based Institutions and Embedded Social Relations in Los AngelesInstitute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, December 24, 2008.

Guest speaker on “U.S. Immigration Policies in Historical Perspective: Race, Nativism, and Social Exclusion in Policy-Making.” Sociology Workshop, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, December 26, 2008.



ZHU, Zhiyong,  Ph.D, Associate Professor, College of Educational Administration, Beijing Normal University, Beijing  100875, China

In 2008, I completed my Fulbright New Century Scholarship Project (2007-2008) “Cultural Conflict or Amalgamation? Higher Education Access and Equity among Ethnic Groups in China” (Please retrieve

I am in charge of “School Development Planning Impact Assessment Project” which is affiliated with the project of Impact Assessment of Basic Education in Western Areas in China. Professor Yuhong Du from my college is the main investigator. The World Bank and DFID of the United Kindom have funded this project from 2004 through 2009. Professor Du and I edited a series of papers titled “Impact Assessment of Education Investment in China: Evidence from the Basic Education in Western Areas Project” which are published in Chinese Education and Society (Vol. 41, No. 3).

I attended CIES (Comparative and International Education Society) 2008 meeting and AERA (American Education Research Association) 2008 meeting in New York City.

My book “State Schooling and Ethnic Identity: The Politics of a Tibetn Neidi Secondary School in China” has got Outstanding Research Work Award by Beijing Philosophy and Social Work Academy in 2008.



Call For Paper


Conference Theme:  Gender and Social Transformation: Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, July 17-19, 2009 in Beijing, China.


Key Conference Organizers:  

  • Dr. Esther Ngan-ling Chow Professor, American University, USA.
  • Dr. Tan Lin, Director, China Women’s Studies Institute, All-China Women’s Federation in P.R. China.
            The goal of the conference is to provide an international forum in which to examine how women and gender relations are shaped by societal transformation economically, politically, socially and culturally in the global, transnational and local contexts and processes.  The conference explores how dynamics process of globalization and transnationalism has impacted on women’s lives, as it has challenged even altered gender relations on the ground.  Using a kaleiscopic gender lens, the meeting will examine how women and men in different locations around the world experience societal transformation and how they respond to and challenge transnational and global processes of changes. Intersectionality of race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality and other dimensions will be emphasized in the conference program.  
            We will address the cutting-edge issues, pressing social problems and emergent phenomena that are critical to interrogate the existing theoretical paradigms to study globalization, transnationalism and the local from critical gender perspectives.  In addition, we promote the development of theory, method, and practice by emphasizing how theory and research on women and gender can inform public debates, policy, and praxis, contribute to empirically grounded research, advance feminist scholarship, inspire collective action by empowering women as well as men, locally, transnationally and globally.  To do so, the conference offers a medium through which scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, civil society actors and grassroots activists can engage in meaningful dialogue for positive social change in various contexts.  We welcome, particularly, innovative theoretical work as well as empirical research that have not published before.
Major Topics of Interest: 


  • Theorizing globalization and transnationalism and feminist critiques
  • Work, economic transformation and global economy
  • Gender Mainstreaming, development and policy
  • Migration, citizenship, and politics of difference/recognition
  • Political participation, civil society/engagement and gender justice
  • Identity, media and cultural changes
  • Education, health, environment and family transition
  • Women’s agency, activism, and social movements


Conference Format: Key speakers will include Judith Lorber, Myra Marx Ferree, Michael Kimmel, Peggy Levitt, Rhacel Parrenas, Christine E. Bose and other speakers from China and other countries (i.e., Suuad Zayed Al-Oraimi, UAE; Chrunrurtai Kanchanachitra, Thailand; Lakshim Lingam, India).  Two plenary sessions will feature gender issues in globalization and transnationalism and frontiers of feminist scholarship and methodology.  Other papers sessions, panel discussion and one workshop on comparative and collaborative research will be organized. 


Official Languages: Chinese and English


Funding Support: The conference is primarily funded by the China Women’s Research Society and partial support from the American University.


Submission Deadline:  If you are interested in this conference, submit your proposed paper abstract (250-500 words) by February 15, 2009.  English paper abstract will be submitted to Esther N. Chow ( and Chinese paper abstract to Wu Jing (  Notification of paper acceptance will be around mid-March, 2009.


Registration Fees: Registration fees are paid in accordance with the membership scale specified by the International Sociological Association.  US$100 for Category A countries, US$60 for Category B countries and US$35 for Category C countries (


      There will be ten hotel accommodation awards given to women of color scholars/researchers from the Global South, if their papers will be accepted.  A paper with co-authorship is entitled to consideration of one award only.  The program committee will decide on these awards should there be more than ten applicants for the award.   There is absolutely no travel fund available.


Expected Outcomes: The conference outcomes will be conference Proceedings and two books based on selected conference papers—a Chinese one to be published in China and an English one to be published in the USA.


Images from 2008 NACSA Mini-Conference

Contributed by Min Zhou


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A heart-felt discussion on “Nationalism, patriotism, and the role of Chinese intellectuals abroad”



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Eric Fong: Current Chair of NACSA


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Strolling toward Boston Chinatown.

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Members at a local Chinese restaurant.