Cultural Sociology East & West Participants


Jeffrey Alexander

Jeffrey Alexander ~ Yale University ~ United States

Jeffrey Alexander is the Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, founder and co-director of Yale’s Center for Cultural Sociology, and co-editor of The American Journal of Cultural Sociology. A social theorist whose early work challenged the anti-cultural reductionism of classical and modern sociology, Alexander has worked with generations of students and colleagues to create a “strong program” in cultural sociology. Synthesizing late Durkheim with semiotics, poststructuralism, and cultural anthropology, he has conceptualized, not only models of deep cultural structure, but theories of cultural trauma, social performance, and material iconicity. Alexander has also developed “civil sphere theory,” a macro-sociological model of democracy and the forces that can undermine it. He is currently organizing a series of conference/edited book projects: The Civil Sphere in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2018), The Civil Sphere in East Asia (CUP, 2019), Breaching the Civil Order: Radicalism and the Civil Sphere (CUP, 2018), and The Nordic Civil Sphere (Polity, 2019). The Civil Sphere and Populism (Polity, 2020), The Canadian Civil Sphere (UBC Press, forthcoming), and The Civil Sphere in India (Polity, forthcoming). His most recent book is What Makes a Social Crisis: The Societalization of Social Problems (Polity, 2020). Press. His most recent article is “Office Obligation as Civil Virtue: The Crisis of American Democracy, November 3, 2020 - January 6, 2021, and After” (Society, forthcoming).

Philip Smith

Philip Smith ~ Yale University ~ United States

Philip Smith is Professor of Sociology, co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology and co-editor of the American Journal of Cultural Sociology. Smith writes in the area of social and cultural theory as well as empirical cultural sociology. He works mostly from a Durkheimian perspective and is a noted contributor to the Strong Program. His most recent book is Durkheim and After: The Durkheimian Tradition, 1893-2020 (Polity, 2020). This is the first sustained attempt a big picture view of both Durkheim and his legacy in sociology, anthropology and explanatory social theory. Other research monographs include Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War and Suez (Chicago, 2005); Punishment and Culture (Chicago 2008); Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life (co-authored. Cambridge, 2010) and Climate Change as Social Drama (with N. Howe. Cambridge 2016). In addition Smith is author or editor of several textbooks and edited volumes, and over seventy chapters and refereed articles. His ongoing projects in the academic year 2023/24 include a mixed method study of the composer Richard Wagner and the Bayreuth Festival; an investigation of shifting climate change media representation using ‘big data’; an effort to challenge conventional understandings of Durkheim’s collective effervesence; and thinking about the role of ‘mystery’ in social life as a dimension of the sacred.


Ates Altinordu

Ateş Altinordu ~ Sabanci University ~ Turkey

Ateş Altınordu is assistant professor of sociology at Sabancı University, Istanbul. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University in 2010 and was visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago in 2019. His work focuses on religion and politics and the cultural analysis of contemporary politics. Altınordu’s articles have been published in the Annual Review of Sociology, Politics and Society, Qualitative Sociology, Sociology of Religion, and Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. He is a faculty fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University, an associate editor of the American Journal of Cultural Sociology, and a member of the International Advisory Board of Cultural Sociology.

Nelson Arteaga Botello

Nelson Arteaga Botello ~ Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales ~ Mexico

Nelson Arteaga is Professor of Sociology at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Mexico), member, since 2011, of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Researcher within the Mexican National Research System (Level III). He also has served as Dean of Political and Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). His fields of research are cultural sociology, violence, surveillance, and sociological theory. In 2005, he won the 5th Ibero-American Social Sciences Prize awarded by the Institute of Social Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His publications include Semantics of in Mexico. Violence: Revolt and Political Assassination (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2022); “Strong program cultural sociology and Latin America”, American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2020, with C. Tognato); “‘It Was the State’: the Trauma of the Enforced Disappearance of Students in Mexico,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society (2019); “The Populist Transition and the Civil Sphere in Mexico,” Populism in the Civil Sphere (Polity, edited by J.C. Alexander, G. Sciortino y P. Kivisto).

Werner Binder

Werner Binder ~ Masaryk University ~ Czech Republic

After studies in Mannheim, Potsdam and Berlin, he earned his PhD at the University of Konstanz with a thesis on the Abu Ghraib scandal. Werner Binder is currently an assistant professor at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic), faculty fellow at the Yale Center for Cultural Sociology, book review editor of the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology and associate editor at the American Journal of Cultural Sociology. His fields of interest are: Sociological theory, cultural sociology, textual and visual methods of interpretation, civil sphere theory and the analysis of public discourses, and, most recently, the sociology of artificial intelligence. Notable publications from the last five years include “Refugees as Icons: Culture and Iconic Representation” (with Bernadette N. Jaworsky, Sociology Compass), “Social imaginaries and the limits of differential meaning. A cultural sociological critique of symbolic meaning structures” (Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie), “Biography and Form of Life. Toward a Cultural Analysis of Narrative Interviews” (with Dmitry Kurakin, Sociológia), “Memory Culture, the Civil Sphere and Right-Wing Populism in Germany: The Resistible Rise of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)” (Populism in the Civil Sphere, edited by Alexander, Kivisto and Sciortino), “AlphaGo’s Deep Play. Technological Breakthrough as Social Drama” (The Cultural Life of Machine Learning, edited by Roberge and Castelle), “What do we see when we look at people on the move’? A visual intervention into civil sphere and symbolic boundary theory” (with Jaworsky and Synek Rétiová, Visual Studies), “Technology as (Dis-) Enchantment. AlphaGo and the Meaning-Making of Artificial Intelligence” (Cultural Sociology).

Jongryl Choi

Jongryul Choi ~ Keimyung University ~ Korea

Jongryul Choi is Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Migration and Multiculture at Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea, and President of The Korean Association for Cultural Sociology (2020-2023). He works in the areas of cultural sociology, social/cultural theory, and qualitative methodology. He is the author of Daughter, Don’t Live Like Me (2021), The Sociology of Performance: How Does Korean Society Reflect on Itself? (2019), The Sociology of Bokagwang: The Cries of Korean Local Youth (2018), The Uses of Multiculturalism: A Cultural Sociological Perspective (2016), The Strangers of Globalization: Sexuality, Labor, and Deterritorialization (2013), The Cultural Turn in Sociology: Classical Sociology, Revitalized from Science to Aesthetics (2009), Postmodern American Sociology: A Response to the Aesthetic Challenge (2004).

Anna DurnovaAnna Durnova ~ University of Vienna ~ Austria

Anna Durnova is a Professor of Political Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna and holds the “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” diploma from SciencesPO in Paris. Her research focuses on emotions as a nexus for studying social regulations. The main interest of this work is to understand multiple tensions between citizens and institutions in nowadays societies. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Yale University Center for Cultural Sociology. She also holds a number of advisory and coordination positions in the international professional association of sociologists and political scientists; among them Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Policy & Politics Based most of her career in Vienna, she also was a researcher at Charles University in Prague and a Visiting researcher at Concordia University in 2019.

Yan Fei

Fei Yan ~ Tsinghua University ~ China

Fei Yan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tsinghua University and a Radcliffe-Harvard Yenching Institute Fellow at Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oxford and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. His research interests include political sociology, historical sociology, and cultural sociology. He previously worked at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University and the Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Drivers of Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Education, and Finance in Asia (Stanford Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, 2023) and Understanding China through Big Data: Applications of Theory-oriented Quantitative Approaches (Routledge, 2022). His research has been published in numerous prestigious journals, including Social Science Research, The Sociological Review, Poetics, Urban Studies, Social Movement Studies, The China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, and Modern China. He has received awards from the Association for Asian Studies, the Institute for Humane Studies, and Royal Historical Society.

Akiko Hashimoto

Akiko Hashimoto ~ Portland State University ~ United States

Akiko Hashimoto grew up in Tokyo, London, and Hamburg. She received her B.Sc. from the London School of Economics and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. After working at the United Nations University in Tokyo, she taught Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh for 25 years and is now Visiting Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Portland State University.

She is author and editor of volumes on cultural sociology and comparative sociology, focused on social constructions of reality in varied cultural settings. Her special interests are cultural trauma, war memory, national identity, culture and power, popular culture and media, family and aging. Her latest volume is The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan (Oxford University Press, 2015) which won the 2016 Scholarly Achievement Award of the North Central Sociological Association. The book is now available in Japanese (Nihon no Nagai Sengo, Misuzu Shobo Publishers, 2017) and Chinese (Beijing Imaginist, 2019). She is also author of The Gift of Generations: Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and co-editor of Imagined Families, Lived Families (SUNY Press, 2008) and Family Support for the Elderly: The international Experience (Oxford University Press, 1992).

Mervyn HorganMervyn Horgan ~ University of Guelph ~ Canada

Mervyn Horgan is Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Guelph, where he leads the Sociable Cities Project and the Rental Experience Project (both funded by SSHRC). He is Co-Investigator on the Improvising Futures project, where he heads up the ‘Improvisation, Public Spaces, and the Practice of Everyday Life’ research stream. His primary concerns are with the lived experience of public space and solidarity in everyday life. Conceptually, he works to bring cultural sociology together with work on everyday life, with a view to developing a cultural sociology of the interaction order. He has published widely on social theory, interaction, and urban and cultural sociology. He is co-editor (with Saara Liinamaa) of a special issue of Urban Planning (forthcoming) on conflict, conviviviality and improvisation in public space, and co-editor (with Jeffrey Alexander) of the forthcoming edited collection The Civil Sphere in Canada. He has been a CCS Faculty Fellow since 2019.

B. Nadya Jaworsky

Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky ~ Masaryk University ~ Czech Republic

B. Nadya Jaworsky is an associate professor of sociology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia, and Faculty Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology. Recent books include Historicizing Roma in Central Europe: Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice (with Victoria Shmidt, Routledge 2021), and A Critical Cultural Sociological Exploration of Attitudes toward Migration in Czechia: What Lies Beneath the Fear of the Thirteenth Migrant (with Radka Klvaňová, Ivana Rapoš Božič, Alica Rétiová, and Jan Kotýnek Krotký, Lexington Books, 2023). She has published recently in American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Migration Studies, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Nationalism, Memory & Language Politics. Her current research focuses on developing a critical cultural sociology of migration.

Agnes Ku

Agnes Ku ~ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ~ Hong Kong

Agnes Shuk-mei Ku is Associate Professor of Social Science and Associate Director of the Global China Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Her research interests include cultural sociology, civil society, citizenship, urban space and Hong Kong identity. Her publications include The Civil Sphere in East Asia (2019, Cambridge University Press, co-edited with Jeffrey Alexander, David Palmer and Sunwoong Park); Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population (2008, Hong Kong University Press, co-edited with Helen Siu); Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City (2004, Routledge, co-edited with Ngai Pun); Narratives, Politics and the Public Sphere: Struggles over Political Reform in the Final Transitional Years in Hong Kong (1999, Ashgate).

Dmitry Kurakin

Dmitry Kurakin ~ HSE University ~ Russia

Dmitry Kurakin is a Professor and a Lead Research Fellow at the National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’ (HSE University). He founded and directed the Moscow Centre for Cultural Sociology. He is a social theorist and a cultural sociologist. His primary interests include theories of the sacred, the Durkheimian tradition, the emotional dimension of culture, culture and cognition, and temporality. Devoted to theory-driven research, he contributes to these areas through extensive empirical studies in a broad range of fields, such as: the sociology of inequality, education, and choice; the sociology of perception, with special regard to the mechanisms of emotional attraction/repulsion within the genre of mystery; the sociology of the body and its ritual-like alterations, and other issues. He has published in such journals as European Sociological Review, Sociology of Education, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Journal of Classical Sociology, and others, as well as Russian academic journals. He edited and wrote the introduction to the Russian translation of ‘The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.’ Dmitry has been a long-time proponent of the Strong Program in cultural sociology, and a CCS faculty fellow since 2010. Currently, he is developing a cultural sociological theory of cathexis, one that advances the strong program while also connecting it to new developments in the sociology of culture and cognition.

Yeseul Lee

Yeseul Lee ~ Keimyung University ~ Korea

Yeseul Lee received her Ph.D. in sociology from Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea in 2022 and is currently working as a research professor there. Her research is in the areas of cultural sociology and qualitative methodology, with particular focus on cultural-sociological analysis of intimacy, eroticism, and sexuality. Her publications include: “Face-to-Face Interaction Order and Sexual Harassment: A Goffmanian Perspective” (2022, co-authored) and “Sacred Game: A Goffmanian Ethnography of a Women-Only Public Place in South Korea” (2020, co-authored).

Haoyue Li

Haoyue (Cecelia) Li ~ Zhejiang University ~ China

Haoyue Cecilia Li is a cultural sociologist whose research explores the intersection of environmental politics and cultural meanings, with a focus on China’s global role. Her work has appeared in academic journals such as Qualitative Sociology and Journal of Rural Studies, as well as other media outlets. She embarked on her academic journey at Peking University and pursued her doctoral studies at the University at Albany, New York, working with mentors Ron Jacobs and Richard Lachmann. Presently, she serves as an associate professor of sociology at Zhejiang University in China, where she continues her research and teaching in the field. Her ongoing book project, ‘Clashing Voices for Change: The Transformation of Public Discourse in China’s Environmental Protection,’ delves into the evolving nature of public discourse surrounding environmental efforts in China.

Ming-Cheng Lo

Ming-Cheng Lo ~ University of California, Davis ~ United States

Ming-Cheng M. Lo is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. She is currently co-Editor of the British Sociological Association journal Cultural Sociology.  Professor Lo’s research focuses on the cultural codes, narratives, and networks in East Asian civil societies. She has also written about the sense-making processes regarding disasters and cultural traumas. Applying similar cultural approaches to medical sociology, her research also addresses how individuals make sense of healing, illness, and suffering, and how medicine intersects with politics, ethnicity, and colonialism. Lo is the author of Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan (University of California Press, 2002; Japanese edition published in 2014). She co-edited the Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Routledge, 2010; Second edition published in 2019). Lo has published widely on culture, civil society, and the sociology of health in many sociology and interdisciplinary journals.

Anna Lund

Anna Lund ~ Stockholm University ~ Sweden

Anna Lund is a Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. Cultural sociological perspectives and ethnographic methods characterize her research, as well as a theoretical concern with social change and cultural transformation under conditions of adversity. Her current research interest is connected to how modes of incorporation is performed in school settings among and for migrant students as well as in Swedish children’s theater. She employs civil sphere theory, with intersectional perspectives, at the microlevel by investigating interactional and organizational processes in school and theater contexts.

Xiao Mei

Xiao Mei ~ Fudan University ~ China

Dr. Xiao MEI is Associate Professor at Department of Sociology, Fudan University. She received BA in sociology from Carleton University, Canada, MSc from LSE, and PhD from University of Cambridge, UK. Before joining Fudan University, she was researcher and editor at the Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her research interest is in cultural sociology, medical sociology, and politics of everyday life. Her book Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign: Simulation and Its Social Implications was published by Routledge in 2018. Her work also appeared in Social Science & Medicine, International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Chinese Journal of Sociology , and other academic journals.

Marcus MorganMarcus Morgan ~ Bristol University ~ United Kingdom

Marcus Morgan is a sociologist working at the University of Bristol in the UK. His research is interested in the cultural factors (e.g., narrative, coding, symbolisation, myth, ritual, performance, etc.) that shape political life. He has explored this through historical and contemporary case studies including university campus feuds, the Black Consciousness Movement in apartheid South Africa, the apparent recent global upsurge of political ‘populism’, the 2017 UK General Election, and governmental responses to the Covid-19 crisis. He is also interested in social theory, the sociology of intellectuals, the role of humanism in the social sciences, and the sociology of social movements. Marcus is co-editor of the BSA/SAGE journal Cultural Sociology. He is currently on a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2022-23), researching and writing a book for Polity Press on power and social performance.

David Palmer

David Palmer ~ Hong Kong University ~ Hong Kong

David A Palmer (Ph.D, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris) is a Professor of anthropology jointly appointed by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology of the University of Hong Kong. His award-winning books include Qigong Fever: Body, Science and Utopia in China (Columbia University Press), The Religious Question in Modern China (University of Chicago Press, co-authored with V. Goossaert) and Dream Trippers: Global Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality (University of Chicago Press, co-authored with E. Siegler). He is co-editor, with Jeffrey Alexander and Agnes Ku, of The Civil Sphere in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2019).  He is the convenor of the Asian Religious Connections research cluster at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and coordinates collaborative research projects on Daoism among the Yao ethnic minority in the China-Vietnam-Laos borderland, and on religious entanglements with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Hiro Saito

Hiro Saito ~ University of Tokyo ~ Japan

Hiro Saito is a Project Associate Professor of Global Faculty Development (GFD) at the University of Tokyo. Trained as a sociologist, he is generally interested in the intersection of power and knowledge. He specifically studies how interactions between government, experts, and citizens shape policymaking in highly technical issues. As a mindfulness and design thinking practitioner, he has also been pursuing educational innovations to promote the holistic growth and collective well-being. Currently, he focuses his time and energy on innovating the GFD program in Tokyo and creating a new university called “Co-Innovation University” in Hida to champion higher education institutions as facilitators of transformative learning and positive social change.

Celso VillegasCelso Villegas ~ Kenyon College ~ United States

Celso M. Villegas is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio USA. He works on the relationship between social class and the civil sphere, with emphasis on the middle class in the Philippines, Venezuela, and Ecuador. His has recently published “The Civil Sphere and Social Class” in in the journal Cultural Sociology (2023) and “Towards a New Cultural Sociology of the Latin American Middle Class: Ecuador’s Middle-Class Revolution as Collective Representation” in edited volume The Middle Classes in Latin America: Subjectivities, Practices, and Genealogies (2022).

Renxue Wan

Renxue Wan ~ Central China Normal University ~ China

Renxue Wan is now a lecturer at the School of Sociology, Central Normal University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University. During her academic journey, she also served as an Assistant Visiting Researcher at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, from October 2021 to August 2022. Renxue’s academic journey has been marked by a passion for understanding the intricate connections between culture, society, and the human body. Her doctoral dissertation, titled “Marketing Looks: Bodily Presentation and Identification in Aesthetic Labor,” delved into the development of “aesthetic labor” in China’s emerging service industry. In this work, she also explored the profound cultural implications of body aesthetics in Chinese context. Currently, her research focus lies in investigating the disparities between bodily presentations in the virtual world and the real world. Additionally, she seeks to engage in theoretical reflections on concepts related to aesthetic labor and body work.

Horng-Luen Wang

Horng-luen Wang ~ Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University ~ Taiwan

Horng-luen Wang received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is currently a Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, while holding the position of Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University. His research interests include cultural sociology, historical sociology and social theory. In addition to publishing widely in prominent English and Chinese journals, he also edited War and Society: Theory, History and Subjective Experience and co-edited Ethnicity, Nation and the Modern State: Rethinking Theory and Experience in Taiwan and China, as well as At the Edge of Empires: Investigating Modernity in Taiwan (all in Chinese). His research delves into the interplay and interconnectedness of nationalisms in East Asia, particularly in Taiwan, China and Japan. Currently, he is working on two projects on contemporary Taiwan: one critically examines so-called “transitional justice” and collective memory, while the other probes the dynamic interplay between war and civil society. He has been a visiting scholar at various institutes, including Waseda University, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, and the Harvard-Yenching Institute.

Bin Xu

Bin Xu ~ Emory University ~ United States

Bin Xu is an associate professor of sociology at Emory University and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) in 2023-2024. His research interests are the intersection between politics and culture, including civil society, collective memory, symbolic politics, and disaster. He is the author of The Culture of Democracy: A Sociological Approach to Civil Society (Polity 2022), Chairman Mao’s Children: Generation and the Politics of Memory in China (Cambridge 2021), and The Politics of Compassion: the Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China (Stanford 2017). His peer-reviewed articles appear in leading sociological and China studies journals. He is currently working a book project on death, mourning, and commemoration of the COVID pandemic and starting a new project on politics ethics of silence and forgetting.

Xiaohong Xu

Xiaohong Xu ~ University of Michigan ~ United States

Xiaohong Xu is assistant professor of sociology and international studies at the University of Michigan. He is a historical sociologist, with substantive interests in cultural sociology, political sociology, political economy, and social theory. His past and present article projects focus on the cultural dimension of modern Chinese politics, ranging from the Communist revolution to the prodemocracy protests in contemporary Hong Kong. His work has been published in American Sociological Review, Sociological Theory, Critical Historical Studies, among others. Besides, he is writing a book manuscript on the semiosis of the labor politics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and how it has shaped China’s ideological transformation from Mao to market.

Yi Zhou

Yi Zhou ~ Fudan University ~ China

Yi Zhou is Professor of Sociology at Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy and co-director of the Yale–Fudan Center for Cultural Sociology. She also serves at the Chinese Sociological Association as Executive Council member and head of the Special Committee for Cultural Sociology (2017-2022).  Prof. Zhou has engaged in long-term research and teaching in the areas of cultural sociology, social stratification and mobility, the study of grassroots society in China, and qualitative methods. Her published works include “Thick and Thin: Traditional Chinese Values and Concepts in Globalization”(Academic Monthly, 2022; Xinhua Digest, 2023)“The Family-State concept of the Chinese: Two facts based on observations of the micro-media during the Covid-19 pandemic” (Etnografia E Ricerca Qualitative, 2020) “Bricolage and Homology: Studies on the Subculture of the Early Elderly Square Dancing Groups in Shanghai” (Journal of Chinese Sociology, 2018), “State-society Interdependence Model in Market Transition: A Case Study of the ‘Farmers’ City’ in Wenzhou the Early Reform Era” (Journal of Contemporary China, 2013), The First Village of China: Post-Collectivism in a Transitional Economy (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2006) and Deciphering Society: From the Perspectives of Structure and Culture (Beijing: Social Sciences Literature Press, 2004). She has been principal investigator of two Key Projects of the National Social Science Foundation of China: “Trust Patterns and Mechanisms in Contemporary Society” (2011) and “Value Systems and Behaviors of the New Generation from the Perspective of Intergenerational Sociology” (2019). A large number of her works have received national-level and provincial-level Outstanding Achievement Awards.


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