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Yanjie Bian

Protrait: Yanjie Bian

Ph.D. 1990 State University of New York, Albany
Room 967 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-9554

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Economic sociology; Social networks; Social stratification; Chinese society.

Current Research

Guanxi-based corporate social capital; Social networks and jobs in Chinese cities; Institutional change and social mobility in post-Mao China.

Selected Publications

"Subjective Wellbeing of Chinese People: A Multifaceted View," with Lei Zhang, Jianke Yang, Xiaoxian Guo, Ming Lei. 2015. Social Indicators Research 121: 75-92.

"Information and Favoritism: The Network Effect on Wage Income in China," with Xianbi Huang, Lei Zhang. 2015. Social Networks 40: 129-138.

Felt-Suffering in China,” with Jing Shen, 2015, pp. 187-202 in World Suffering and Quality of Life, edited by Ronald E. Anderson, Springer.

"East Asian Social Networks" with Ken'ichi Ikeda. 2014. In Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, co-edited by Reda Alhaji & Jon Rokne. Springer.

"Corporate Social Capital in Chinese Guanxi Culture," with Lei Zhang. 2014. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 40: 417-439.

Urban-Rural Housing Inequality in Transitional China,” with Chuntian Lu, 2014, pp. 179-201 in Analyzing China’s Population, edited by Isabelle Attané and Baochang Gu. Springer.

“Education and Career Mobility under China’s Market Economy,” with Jianghua Yang, Cheng Cheng, 2014, pp. 231-250 in Spotlight on China: Changes in Education under China’s Market Economy, edited by Shibao Guo and Yan Guo. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.

"The Chinese General Social Survey (2003-2008): Sample Designs and Data Evaluation" with Lulu Li. 2012. Chinese Sociological Reveiw 45: 70-97.