Ph.D. 1990 State University of New York, Albany
Room 967 Social Sciences
Economic sociology; Social networks; Social stratification; Chinese society.
Guanxi-based corporate social capital; Social networks and jobs in Chinese cities; Institutional change and social mobility in post-Mao China.
Relational Sociology: Theories and Research. Eds. 2011. Beijing: Social Science Academics Press.
“Transnational Participation and Social Networking: The Interaction Between Strong and Weak Ties of Chinese American Scientists” with Xiao-e Sun. 2011. Chinese Journal of Sociology (2):194-215.
“Chinese Social Stratification and Social Mobility.” 2011. China Studies in North America. Beijing: Commercial Press.
“Relational Sociology and Its Academic Significance.” 2010. Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University Social Sciences. (30): 1-6.
“Network Resources and Job Mobility in China’s Transitional Economy” with Xianbi Huang. 2009. Research in the Sociology of Work 19:255-282.
“Urban Occupational Mobility and Employment Institutions: Hierarchy, Market, and Networks in a Mixed System.” 2008. Pp. 165-183 in Creating Wealth and Poverty in China, edited by D. Davis and F. Wang. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
“The Formation of Social Capital among Chinese Urbanites: Theoretical Explanation and Empirical Evidence.” 2008. Pp. 81-104 in Social Capital: An International Research Program, edited by N. Lin and B. Erickson. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Institutional Transformation and the Dynamics of Social Stratification in Urban China, edited with L. Li. 2008. Beijing: Renmin University of China Press.