2017 NACSA Conference Preliminary Program

The annual conference of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA) will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 11, 2017. The day-long NACSA meeting is convened as a pre-meeting at the venue of the American Sociological Association, in Conference Rooms 525A and 525B at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec.

2017 North American Chinese Sociologists Association Conference
Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montreal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada.
August 11, 2017 in Rooms 525A and 525B
8:00-8:30am Coffee/Tea and Continental Breakfast
Culture Governance and Civil Society
Presider and Discussant: Amy Tsang Presider and Discussant: Wei Zhao
What Does it Mean to Be “Rural” or “Urban”? Varying Perspectives on Place Identity among Chinese Internal Migrants Amy Tsang*, Harvard University 中国网民政治参与、生活满意度与政治认同感研究 岩 王*, 上海大学
The Hard Work of Feeding the Baby: Breastfeeding and Intensive Mothering in Contemporary Urban China Amy Hanser*, University of British Columbia; Jialin  Li, University of Illinois at Chicago The Rise of the Princelings in China: Career Advantages and Collective Elite Reproduction Tony Zhang*, University of Toronto
Collective Memory and China Studies: Intellectual Legitimacy and the Future Agenda Bin Xu, Emory University; Licheng Qian*, University of Virginia Research on the Social Management from the Perspective of “Coordinated Development” between the Society and the Economy Mingfang Tan*, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Humor as a Form of Networked Practice in the Chinese Cyber Public Sphere Mathew Yates, University of Oxford; Reza Hasmath*, University of Alberta NGOs, Populist Democracy, and New Forms of Citizenship in China Carolyn Hsu*, Colgate University
Consumption and Contested Memory: Chairman Mao as Commodity Licheng Qian*, University of Virginia The alternative press in China: A cultural sociology of the 2008 tainted baby milk scandal Haoyue Li*, SUNY, UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
Places of shame in China: audience, perpetrators and discourse construction by the state Pik Man LIN*, University of Virginia 精准扶贫的地方探索与实践反思&The regional exploration and practice introspection of precise poverty alleviation Rupeng Guo*, East China University of Science and Technology
Remembering and Forgetting of a difficult past: repression, suppression, oppression and expression of collective memories of the Cultural Revolution Hexuan Zhang*, University of Virginia Fundamental Research on Customary law under Chinese Minority Region’s Rural Order 超 蒋*, 广西大学
Education Stratification and Inequalities
Presider and Discussant: Sebastian Cherng Presider and Discussant: Min Zhou
Discontinuous education experience of the migrant children and reproduction of class in China Liang SU*, Shanghai University From spinners to sitters:  Gendered labor and transition from manufacturing to service work during China’s industrial restructuring Yige Dong*, Johns Hopkins University
International Experiences and China Practices on Rural Educational Poverty Alleviation Cuie Zhang*, Huazhong Agricultural University Cumulative Inequality in Education Quality: A Comparative Research on Influential Factors of Key Schools Admission Qualification for Urban and Rural Students in Different Education Stages TIAN BEIHAI*, Huazhong Agricultural University
Allocation of resources in the construction of social pension service system in China ding ding*, HUST Social capital in the creation of cultural capital– a study of cultural capital reproduction in urban China under Mao Danching Ruan*, Hong Kong Baptist University
Effects of family capital on student’s higher educational attainment: The mediating role of learning engagement Cui Huang*, Tsinghua University; Shutao Wang, Tsinghua University; Jun Su, Tsinghua University Market Transition, State Policies, and Income Inequality in Urban China, 2003-2013 Wei Zhao*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Jun Xu, Ball State University
Who Attends Cram School and Who Takes Piano Lessons?: Testing Structural and Cultural Explanations of Social Class Differences in After-School Activity Participation in China Natalie Young*, University of Pennsylvania The regional difference of marketization reform and Perceptions of Distributive Justice in urban China ke xu*, UALBANY
The Long Shadow of Early Adversity? Childhood Behavioral Problems and Educational Mobility in China’s Poorest Rural Communities Wensong Shen, University of Pennsylvania; Li-Chung Hu, National Chengchi University; Emily Hannum*, Ms.  What affects the quality of the survey data? — the empirical evidence from SUNS Shiying Gu*, Shanghai University; Wei Chen, Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER),  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
LUNCK BREAK 11:50-13:00
Marriage and the Family Health and Well-being
Presider and Discussant: Eileen Otis Presider and Discussant: Lijun Song
An empirical study on the effect of husband’s income on wife’s health 群 王*, 上海大学社会学院 Anti-poverty Practices and Experiences in China ZHONG Zhangbao*, Huazhong Agricultural University
Marital boundaries and highly achieving immigrants: How upward assimilation can lead to intermarriage resistance Yuching Cheng*, Sociology department, SUNY Albany The Health Impact of Grandchild Care on Grandparents Yuanfei Li*, Department of Sociology, UAlbany, SUNY
Explaining Gender Gaps in Leisure and Sleep L. Luke Chao*, Purdue University Reconstructing Death Narrative: The Way to Development of Hospice Social Work Jie Wang*, East China University of Science and Technology
Doing Motherhood Right, Whose Way? A Qualitative Study of Middle-Class Mothers in Shanghai Meng Chen*, Shanghai University No country for old people? Elders’ perceptions toward own-aging, modernization and social change in China Donghui Wang*, The Pennsylvania State University
Family Life Cycle and Residential Mobility: Evidence from Shanghai Minzhi Zhu*, Shanghai University How Migration Affects Physical Health of Rural-origin Children in China Ji Shen*, tsinghua university
More Chinese than Chinese: The Case of Cuban Cantonese Opera Singer Caridad Amaran Newman Wong*, Midwestern State University; Beverly  Stiles, Midwestern State University
Migration, Urbanization, and Quality of Life Organizations, Social Movements, and Social Change
Presider and Discussant: Yinyi Ma Presider and Discussant: Bin Xu
New Chinese Migrants in the Globalized World: Identity Formation and Sense of Belong Min Zhou*, University of California, Los Angeles The Research of Diverse Relief Subjects’ Behavior in “Society Aftershock” —According to the Case of Ludian Earthquake in Yunnan 岩 王*, 上海大学
The Glass Ceiling Facing Asian Americans in the 21st Century Bo Zhou*, University at Albany, SUNY The Structure and Governance of Employment Contracts in Chinese Family Farms Jianghong Wan*,  Huazhong Agricultural University
Saving Face and the Road to being Undocumented for Chinese immigrants in the US Jia-Lin Liu*, New York University; Sebastian Cherng, NACSA Status Seeking and Boundary Breaking:  Why Middle-Status Universities Commercialize Less in China? Xirong Shen*, Cornell University
Rethinking Ethnic Categories and Boundary Formation from Cognitive Perspectives: Korean-Chinese in China and Korea Shiwei Chen*, Nanyang Technological University Unrest Sunbelt:  Declining Rural Safety Net, Perceptions of Political Risk and Selective Radicalization of Labor Contention in China Zheng Fu*, HKUST
New-type Urbanization and the Transition of Migrant Workers in China: A New Subject Lihua Jiang*, Central China Normal University 极不对等的劳动交换何以成行? ——基于对媒体实习生情感劳动中的“关系工作”机制的分析 Wenjuan Jia*, Shanghai University; Kaiou Zhong, Shanghai University
Going Back Home? Reality of Return Migration in China Mengyao Cheng*, Renmin University of China Is a Volunteer a ‘New Citizen’?A case study on a China NGO’s volunteers and their social assistance practices Haiyan Cui*, Shanghai University
Who Can Integrate into Chinese Cities Successfully? A Study on Chinese Urban Population Lei hong*, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Relational Embeddedness or Informal Transactions: Explanations of Loan Guarantees in China Lisha Liu*, Cornell University
The Strategic Adjustment of False Suburbanization in the Process of Chinese Urbanization XIAOJUN XU*, Central China Normal University An Examination of the Current Status of Sino-Japanese Relations Wei Li*, FSU
论互害型社会 Zhang Shangen*, Southwest university of political science and law
Plenary Session: Sociology as a Discipline in Chinese Societies in the Era of Globalization
Organizer and Moderator: Xiaoling Shu
How to Get your First Research Project Funded in the U.S. and China?
  Zai LIANG, Professor of Sociology, SUNY Albany; Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Leisure and Learning Society
  Zeng LIN, Professor of Sociology of Education, Illinois State University; Chair of Department of Sociology, Wuhan University; Editor, Chinese Sociological Dialogue
  Xiaogang Wu, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Editor, Chinese Sociological Review
  Min ZHOU, Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies; Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S.-China Relations and Communications; founding chair of Asian American Studies Department, UCLA;
     Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology, former Head of the Division of Sociology
and Director of the Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University
18:30-20:30 Dinner Banquet and Student Award
Restaurant TBA

2017 NACSA Conference Call for Papers

2017 NACSA Conference Call for Papers

The 2017 NACSA Conference will be held on August 11th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 12-15. The program committee is chaired by Xiaoling Shu and consists of Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, Reza Hasmath, Lijun Song, Jun Xu, and Wei-hsin Yu. We welcome submissions on topics of interest to our membership. Papers offering comparative perspectives on the themes of the conference are also welcome. The committee is particularly interested in papers that address the following topics:

  1. Culture
  2. Education
  3. Gender and Sexuality
  4. Globalization
  5. Governance and Civil Society
  6. Health and Well-being
  7. Marriage and the Family
  8. Migration, Urbanization and Development
  9. Organizations, Social Movements, and Social Change
  10. Stratification and Inequalities
  11. Open Topic

Both complete papers and paper abstracts will be considered. Paper abstracts may be 1‐2 pages, but must contain sufficient detail to suggest timely completion. Papers to be presented at the ASA are eligible for submission. Provide all authors’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses. We welcome submissions of papers in Chinese or English from all scholars, researchers, and graduate students working on or interested in Chinese societies, cultures, and populations in the world. The plan is to have eight sessions convened in a two‐concurrent‐session format, and one plenary session in the afternoon at the end of the conference. We may consider roundtable sessions if the number of submissions is large.

The NACSA Paper Submission Information Submission Site is https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/NACSA2017

In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed to Xiaoling Shu (xshu@ucdavis.edu), with the subject line, NACSA 2017 Submission.

May 1, 2017: Submission deadline.
May 15, 2017: Formal acceptance letters distributed for visa applications.
July 8, 2017: Provisional program available on the NACSA website.
July 28, 2017: Full papers due to organizers/presiders/discussants.

 For those who may need visitor visa or eTA to travel to Canada, please obtain information from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp.

2017 NACSA Student Paper Award Submission Information

The Outstanding Student Paper Award Committee calls for submissions for the award. The Committee is chaired by Emily Hannum, and consists of Feinian Chen, Yingyi Ma and Jun Xu. One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque at the annual banquet.

Papers need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for the competition:

  • Paper needs to be authored by student(s) only;
  • Student status must be valid as of the end of Spring 2017;
  • Paper needs to be written in the language of English;
  • Paper needs to be presented at the 2017 NACSA Conference (Abstracts due on May 1); and
  • Only complete papers will be considered.

Please mark *Student Paper Award* as your secondary Subject Area in additional to its primary subject area when submitting your paper on our conference management site.


Deadline for Full Papers: June 26, 2017.