2018 ICSA Conference Program


Friday August 10th 2018 

Time Details Venue
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Reception Bernstein Gallery
9:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony and Welcome by

Representative of Princeton University

Prof. Yu Xie

Prof. Xiaogang Wu

Prof. Yanjie Bian (Guest of Honor)

Chair: Emily Hannum

Bowl 016
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Group Photo Taking Bernstein Gallery
10:30 – 12:00

(90 min’)

Parallel Sessions

1.1 Big Data and Computational Social Science

1.2 Education and Schooling Process

1.3 Gender Norms and Attitudes

1.4 Migrants and Immigrants

1.5 Family and Domestic Labor

1.6 Hospitals, Patients and Medicine


Bowl 016

Bowl 001

Bowl 002

Rm. 005

Rm. 023

Rm. 029

12:00 – 13:20 Lunch Bernstein Gallery
13:20 – 14:50

(90 min’)

Parallel Sessions

2.1 Marriage and Assortative Mating

2.2 Intergenerational Transfer and Mobility

2.3 Gender Inequality

2.4 Mental Health and Subjective Well-being

2.5 Income and Housing Inequality

2.6 Firms and Organizations


Bowl 016

Bowl 001

Bowl 002

Rm. 005

Rm. 023

Rm. 029

14:50 – 15:00 Coffee Break Bernstein Gallery
15:00 – 16:30

(90 min’)

Parallel Sessions

3.1 Values and Attitudes

3.2 Migration and People’s Well-being

3.3 Neighborhood, Community and Nationalism

3.4 Physical and Cognitive Health

3.5 Trust, Social Capital and Networks

3.6 Governance and Civil Society


Bowl 016

Bowl 001

Bowl 002

Rm. 005

Rm. 023

Rm. 029

16:30 – 16:40 Coffee Break Bernstein Gallery
16:40 – 18:00

(80 min’)

Plenary SessionSocial Survey Data Collection in China

Qiang Ren (CFPS)

Weidong Wang (CGSS)

Yucheng Liang (CLDS)

Xiulin Sun (SUNS)

Bowl 016
18:00 – 18:30 Transport to Dinner Venue Prospect Avenue
18:30 – 20:30 Conference Dinner

Presentation of Recipients for the Nan Lin Student Paper Award

Shanghai Park
9:00 Shuttle Bus Departure for Philadelphia Prospect Avenue


Parallel Sessions: 10:30 – 12:00

Session No. & Title Paper Title Author(s)
1.1 Big Data and Computational Social Science


Chair: Siwei Cheng

Venue: Bowl 016

The Media Coverage and Public Perceptions of Inequality in China Xi Song*, Yinxian Zhang
Mapping Public Concerns about Class Immobility in China Yunsong Chen
The Domestic Media Slant in a Global Context Xinguang Fan
Multiplex Social Networks in Rural Honduras Yongren Shi
Paying Money for Freedom: Effects of Monetary Compensation on Sentencing for Traffic Accident Crime in China Tianji Cai
1.2 Education and Schooling Process


Chair: Anning Hu

Venue: Bowl 001

Unfulfilled Promise of Educational Meritocracy? Academic Ability and Urban-Rural Gap in Access to Higher Education in China Angran Li
Effects of Schools on the Academic Ability of Students During Basic Education in China Hao Yin
In Search of the “Best Option Available”: Outsourcing Secondary Education to the U.S. and the Anxiety of Chinese Urban Upper-Middle-Class Siqi Tu
College Major Choices among Chinese International Undergraduate Students in America Yingyi Ma
No Other Way: Middle Class Self-Exclusion in the College Application Process Yi-Lin Chiang
1.3 Gender Norms and Attitudes


Chair: Yue Qian

Venue: Bowl 002

Transition and Evolution in China: Cohort and Historical Dynamics in Gender and Sexual Attitudes in 2010-2015* Xiaoling Shu*, Bowen Zhu
The Gender Attitude of Youth: How Gansu Rural Youth Perceive Family and Marriage Yuping Zhang*, Peggy Kong
More Than Just Breadwinners: How Chinese Male Migrant Workers’ Family Relationships Shape Their Factory Labor Process Rachel Yu Guo
A Comprehensive Review of China’s Family Planning Policy: Bringing Women Back Shuangshuang Yang*, Yingchun Ji
The Multifaceted Meanings of Educational Attainment in Mate Selection for Online Daters in Shanghai Siqi Xiao
1.4 Migrants and Immigrants


Chair: Zhuoni Zhang

Venue: Rm. 005

Labor and Return Migration in China: 1982-2015 John Zhongdong Ma
Trajectories of Entrepreneurship for Chinese Immigrants: New Method and Findings Han Liu*, Zai Liang
Whom Does a Government Perceive as Immigrants before They Even Come? Results from a Survey of 1505 U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants in Mainland China Jacob Thomas
Subjective Perceptions of Distributive Justice among Migrants with Progressive Urbanization in Chinese Metropolis:  An Examination on Multiple Reference Groups Yuanteng Wang
1.5 Family and Domestic Labor


Chair: HongweiXu

Venue: Rm. 023

Foreign Domestic Helpers Hiring, Labor Force Participation and Time Allocation of Married Women in Hong Kong Guangye He
From Scattering to Gathering: The “Condensed Buffer” for Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong Aijia Li
Women’s Education, Intergenerational Coresidence, and Household Decision-Making in China Cheng Cheng
Contemporary Chinese Women’s Housework Time Mengsha Luo
Gender Gap in Children’s Housework Time in Rural and Urban China: The Moderating Effects of Parental Education, Children’s Education and Parental Educational Attitudes Yixiao Liu
1.6 Hospitals, Patients and Medicine


Chair: Feng Hao

Venue: Rm. 029

Structured Performance: Family Identity and Networks in Chinese Hospitals Cynthia Baiqing Zhang
Remaking the Sick Role: Tuberculosis Patients in Republican and Contemporary China Rachel Core
Of Fields, Boundaries, and Translations: Scientific Strategies in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Larry Au
Dismantling the Black-Box: Negotiations on the Credibility of a “Scientific Fact” in China’s GM-Food Controversies Wanheng Hu

Parallel Sessions: 13:20 – 14:50

Session No. & Title Paper Title Author(s)
2.1 Marriage and Assortative Mating


Chair: Feinian Chen

Venue: Bowl 016


(De-)Institutionalization of the Chinese Marriage? Educational and Age Assortative Mating in First and Higher-Order Marriages Yue Qian*, Yang Hu
Marry Up, Socialize Up? Educational Hypergamy, Gender, and Social Capital in Three Societies Lijun Song
Differential Fertility, Assortative Mating and Economic Inequality: An Unintended Consequence of China’s One-Child Policy Fangqi Wen
Recent Patterns and Trends of Educational Assortative Mating in Urban China: a New Look at the Hukou System Xuewen Yan
Educational Attainment and Transition to First Marriage in China Ming Zhao
2.2 Intergenerational Transfer and Mobility


Chair: Xiang Zhou

Venue: Bowl 001

Physical and Mental Health of Chinese Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren and Great-Grandparents Hongwei Xu
Are Children from Divorced Single-Parent Families More Disadvantaged? New Evidence from the China Family Panel Studies Chunni Zhang
Impacts of Parents’ Socio-Economic Characteristics on Children’s Wealth Yongai Jin
Cost or Commitment? Multigenerational Education Attainments and Midlife Transfers to Parents in China Yifei Hou
Understanding Job Mobility Pattern in Contemporary China: a Comparative Study based on CFPS and PSID Yang Zhou*, Yu Xie
2.3 Gender Inequality


Chair:  Yingchun Ji

Venue: Bowl 002

The Hidden Inequality: College Expansion, Family Background and Gender Wage Gap in China Duoduo Xu*, Bing Tian
Double Disadvantage? Internal Graduate Migration, Gender and the Labor Market Outcome among Recent College Graduates in China Mengyao Zhao
Gender-Math Stereotype, Biased Self-Assessment, and Aspiration in STEM Careers:  The Gender Gap among Early Adolescents in China Ran Liu
Gender and Urban-Rural Difference on the Work-Life Conflict in Contemporary China Rui Li
2.4 Mental Health and Subjective Well-being


Chair: Jun Xu

Venue: Rm. 005

Social Support Protects against the Negative Effects of Abuse on Psychological Resilience in a Sample of Older Chinese Adults Yiqing Yang*, Ming Wen
Who Are More Depressed? Gender, Marital Transitions and Mental Health in China Yang Zhang
The Mutual Relationship between Depression and Educational Outcomes in China: a Comprehensive Examination Wensong Shen
Moving beyond Living Arrangements: The Role of Family and Friendship Ties in Promoting Psychological Well-Being for Urban and Rural Older Adults in China Dan Tang, Zhiyong Lin*, Feinian Chen
Class Affinity, Mobility Trajectory and Individual’s Subjective Well-Being in Taiwan Ka U Ng*, Kin Man Wan
2.5 Income and Housing Inequality


Chair: TianjiCai

Venue: Rm. 023

Expanding Homeownership and Rising Housing Inequality: The Impact of the Hukou Stratification and Class Division in Transitional Urban China Miranda Qiong Wu
Intra-Household Property Rights and Well-Being: Evidence from the 2011 Chinese Divorce Reform Emma Xiaolu Zang
From Traditional and Socialist Communities to Commercial-Housing: The Association between Neighborhood Types and Health in China Lei Lei*, Zhiyong Lin
English Proficiency and Earnings Inequality: Occupational Language Exclusion in Hong Kong Mengyu Liu
The Politics of Financialization and Income Inequality Bowei Hu*, Thung-Hong Lin
2.6 Firms and Organizations


Chair: Danching Ruan

Venue: Rm. 029

Another Face of “Politicized Capitalism”: Private Entrepreneur’s Political Entitlement and Post-Socialist Institutional Change in Reforming China (1995-2012) Chengzuo Tang
Embedded in Multiple Fields: Global Dimensions and National Adoptions of Corporate Social Responsibility Zixin Li
When Do the Last Become First? Multi-Dimensional Institutional Complexity, Predatory Practices and the Rise of China’s Private Enterprises Le Lin
Homophily or Complementarity? Choice of Co-Investment Partners of Chinese Venture Capital Firms Likun Cao*, Lu Zheng, Jie Ren
From Iron Rice Bowl to Silver Spoon: Changing Relationship between Origin, Education and Entry of Class in Contemporary China, 1949-2006 Xiaolei Zhang

Parallel Sessions: 15:00 – 16:30

Session No. & Title Paper Title Author(s)
3.1 Values and Attitudes


Chair: Yunsong Chen

Venue: Bowl 016

Parental Education and College Students’ Attitudes toward Love: Survey Evidence from China Anning Hu*, Xiaogang Wu
The Intergenerational Transmission of Beliefs about Meritocracy Zhonglu Li
Cultivating Values while Diffusing Knowledge: Evidence from the 8th Curriculum Reform in China Bingdao Zheng
How Does Your Neighbors’ Intergroup Bias Affect Your Social Identity?  The Case of Hong Kong Duoduo Xu*, Zhuoni Zhang
3.2 Migration and People’s Well-being


Chair: John Zhongdong Ma

Venue: Bowl 001

Short and Long-Term Outcomes of the Left-Behind in China Li-Chung Hu, Wensong Shen, Emily Hannum*
Subjective Well-Being among Left-Behind Children in Rural China: The Role of Ecological Assets and Individual Strength Danhua Lin*, Xiaoyun Chai, Xiaoyan Li, Zhi Ye, Yuxuan Li
Parental Migration and Anemia Status of Children in Rural China Feinuo Sun*, Zai Liang
Hukou System, Mechanisms, and Health Stratification across the Life Course in Rural and Urban China Qian Song
3.3 Neighborhood, Community and Nationalism


Chair: Xiaoling Shu

Venue: Bowl 002

Neighborhood Environments and Declines in Functional Health among Middle-Aged and Older People in China Ye Luo*, Lingling Zhang, Xi Pan
Community Matters:  Urban Residents’ Perception of Public Services in China Feibei Zheng
Does Higher Accessibility to Neighborhood Service Reduce People’s Perception of Their Poverty Status in Hong Kong? Chenhong Peng *, YikWa Law, Paul Yip
Chinese Citizen or Global Citizen? Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism at An International School in Beijing Natalie A.E. Young
Disaggregating Nationalism: Comparative Analysis of Consumer Nationalism and Cultural Nationalism among Chinese Zongshi Chen*, Zikui Wei
3.4 Physical and Cognitive Health


Chair: QiangRen

Venue: Rm. 005


Implementation of Political Disciplines and Its Effects on the Physical Health among the Governmental Officials in China Jie Zhang
Inequalities, Institutional Transformations, and Infirmities in Urban China Jun Xu*, Wei Zhao, Fang Gong
Rural-Urban Disparities in Caesarean Delivery in Underdeveloped Areas in China: Evidence from Electronic Health Records Lili Kang*, Ning Zhang, Bo Zhang, Biao Xu
Youth of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: a Study of the ‘Sent-Down’ Experiences and Later Life Health Liming Li
Leisure Activities and Cognitive Health among the Middle-Aged and Older Chinese Min Li
3.5 Trust, Social Capital and Networks


Chair: Lijun Song

Venue: Rm. 023

Work Unit Housing Compounds and Elite Social Capital Reproduction in Urban China under Mao Danching Ruan
Maoist Traumas: The Impact of Sent-Down Experience on Trust Jun Yin
Education Lowers Social Trust in Transitional China Cary Zhiming Wu*, Zhilei Shi
Social Capital and Community Satisfaction in Shanghai: a Multilevel Model Junan Zhang
Trust Pattern and Preference for Redistribution in China Lingnan He
3.6 Governance and Civil Society


Chair: Xiulian Ma

Venue: Rm. 029

Discipline the Party: From Rectification Campaigns to Intra-Party Educational Activities Zhifan Luo
Commercialization of Internet-Opinion Management: How Does the Market Engaged into State Control in China. Rui Hou
Environmental Information Discourse and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations: Evidence from 113 Chinese Cities Chung-Pei Pien
A Multilevel Analysis of Environmental Concern: Evidence from China Feng Hao*, Lijun Song
The Politics of Education Policy in China Min Yu*, Christopher B. Crowley

Plenary Session: 16:40 – 18:00

Session No. & Title Social Survey Data Presenter
Social Survey Data Collection in China


Chair: Xiaogang Wu

Discussants: Yu Xie, YanjieBian

Venue: Bowl 016

China Family Panel Studies,CFPS Qiang Ren
Chinese General Social Survey,CGSS Weidong Wang
China Labor-force Dynamics Survey, CLDS Yucheng Liang
Shanghai Urban Neighborhood Survey, SUNS Xiulin Sun

Notes: * indicates corresponding author.

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The ICSA “Graduate Student Paper Award” Renamed as “Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award”


The ICSA “Graduate Student Paper Award” Renamed as “Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award”

The Board of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) has unanimously approved to rename the “Graduate Student Paper Award” as the “Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award.” The rationale for this change is to recognize Dr. Nan Lin’s pioneer and significant contributions to our association and to the research area on Chinese societies, and inspire the research endeavors of future generations of young scholars working on Chinese societies.

Dr. Nan Lin is Oscar L. Tang Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Duke University. As a world-wide known and respected sociologist, he has published substantive seminal work and mentored multiple generations of scholars in and beyond the research field of Chinese societies for about five decades. He especially played a vital role in the rebirth of sociology in China in the late 1970s, and has been continuing to actively contribute to the development of sociology in the Greater China region. He is the founder and the inaugural President of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA) from 1981 to 1990, which was renamed as the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) in 2018.

ICSA will continue NACSA’s missions through organizing research symposiums and annual conferences to facilitate the interaction and collaboration between scholars in North America and scholars in the Greater China Region and elsewhere.The Annual Conference of the ICSA will be held on August 10th, 2018 at Princeton University, preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 11-14 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) (https://ccc.princeton.edu/). Graduate students are invited to compete for the ICSA 2018 Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award.

Dr. Nan Lin’s website at Duke University https://sociology.duke.edu/people/nan-lin

Lin Nan

2018 ICSA Conference Call for Papers

The 2018 Annual Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA)

Call for Papers

The International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) was recently renamed from the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA), a nonprofit organization established in 1981 to promote social scientific research on Chinese societies, cultures, and populations in the world. ICSA will continue to NACSA’s missions through organizing research symposiums and annual conferences to facilitate the interaction and collaboration between scholars in North American and scholars in the Greater China Region and elsewhere.

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Conference of the ICSA will be held on August 10th, 2018 in Princeton University, preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 11-14 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference will be hosted and partially sponsored by the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) (https://ccc.princeton.edu/).

The program committee (Xiaogang Wu [HKUST], Emily Hannum [U Penn], Xiaoling Shu [UC Davis], Lijun Song [Vanderbilt], Qiang Fu [UBC]) welcomes submissions on topics of interest to the ICSA members. Papers offering comparative perspectives on the themes of the conference are also welcome.

For junior scholars and grad students who need financial aid to attend the ICSA annual conference, please submit your request here: https://goo.gl/forms/XBV4ULxbbK8AAa8N2.

You may be contacted for further information. Funding is limited; assistance will be given based on need and your participation in the conference (if you will be presenting or serving as a discussant).  If you have any questions, please contact ybennett@princeton.edu.

Graduate students are invited to compete for the ICSA 2018 Nan Lin Graduate Student Paper Award. The Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award Committee consists of Dr. Xiaoling Shu (UC Davis,Chair), Dr. Emily Hannum (U Penn), and Dr. Anning Hu (Fudan). One paper (published or unpublished) will be selected and the award will be announced and presented with a plaque and a travel subsidy to at the conference dinner.

Both complete papers and extended paper abstracts in English will be considered. Paper abstracts must contain sufficient details to suggest timely completion (normally, 5 pages or more). Please provide all authors’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.

Papers considered for the Graduate Student Paper Award must be (1) authored by student(s) only, (2) in English, and (3) to be presented at the 2018 ICSA Conference. Student status must be valid as of the end of Spring 2018. Only complete papers will be considered. Please mark *Student Paper Award* in the Subject Area when submitting online.

The ICSA Paper Submission Information Submission Site is available on March 12th at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICSA2018. The submission deadline is May 12th, 2018.  In the event of any technical difficulties, submissions may be emailed to Shaoping She (spshe@ust.hk).

For those who will need to attend both the ICSA meeting and the ASA meeting, a shuttle bus from Princeton to Philadelphia will be arranged after the conference dinner on August 10. The trip takes about an hour. For other logistics issues regarding travel and hotel information in Princeton, please see update at https://ccc.princeton.edu/ or contact Mr. Philip Rush (philliprush@princeton.edu).

Important Dates:

May 12, 2018: Submission deadline.

May 26, 2018: Formal acceptance letters distributed for visa applications.

June 30, 2018: Provisional program available on the website.

July 14, 2018: Full papers due to organizers/presiders/discussants.

August 10, 2018: Conference

Selected papers presented in the conference will be invited to submit to the following peer review journals:

  1. Chinese Journal of Sociology (CJS) (eISSN: 20571518 | ISSN: 2057150X), founded in 2015 and published by SAGE, is a peer-reviewed, international journal issued by Shanghai University and co-sponsored with Princeton’s Center on Contemporary China (CCC), with an aim to building an academic platform for in-depth discussion of the issues facing contemporary Chinese society from the sociological perspectives.
  2. China Review (ISSN: 16802012), published by Chinese University Press in Hong Kong, is the only China-based English journal devoted to the study of Greater China and its people. The journal’s SSCI Impact Factor 0.906 in 2016, being ranked in Q1, 16/69 in area studies.
  3. Chinese Sociological Review (CSR) (Print ISSN: 2162-0555 Online ISSN: 2162-0563), founded in 1968, now published by Taylor & Francis Inc. 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The journal’s SSCI impact factor is 1.472 in 2016, being ranked in Q2, 42/143 in sociology.


CJS     TCR     CSR

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2017 NACSA Conference Program

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
Room 525A Room 525B
Culture Governance and Civil Society
Presider and Discussant: Amy Tsang, Harvard University Presider and Discussant: Wei Zhao, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
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
Consumption and Contested Memory: Chairman Mao as Commodity Licheng Qian*, University of Virginia NGOs, Populist Democracy, and New Forms of Citizenship in China Carolyn Hsu*, Colgate University
Humor as a Form of Networked Practice in the Chinese Cyber Public Sphere Mathew Yates, University of Oxford; Reza Hasmath*, University of Alberta 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
10:15-10:25am Coffee/Tea Break
Education Stratification and Inequalities
Presider and Discussant: Sebastian Cherng, New York University Presider and Discussant: Min Zhou, UCLA
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 Jianding*, 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
Getting the Teacher’s Attention: Social Class Differences in Parent-Teacher Communication in China and Implications for Students’ Experiences in the Classroom Natalie Young*, University of Pennsylvania 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
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*, University of Pennsylvania
LUNCH BREAK 11:55am-1:10pm
Gender Health and Well-being
Presider and Discussant: Eileen Otis, University of Oregon Presider and Discussant: Lijun Song, University of Vanderbilt
Explaining Gender Gaps in Leisure and Sleep L. Luke Chao*, Purdue University Anti-poverty Practices and Experiences in China ZHONG Zhangbao*, Huazhong Agricultural University
More Chinese than Chinese: The Case of Cuban Cantonese Opera Singer Caridad Amaran Newman Wong*, Midwestern State University; Beverly  Stiles, Midwestern State University;  Claudia Montoya, Midwestern State University The Health Impact of Grandchild Care on Grandparents Yuanfei Li*, Department of Sociology, UAlbany, SUNY
Reconstructing Death Narrative: The Way to Development of Hospice Social Work Jie Wang*, East China University of Science and Technology
AN ANALYSIS OF IDENTITY IN MAXINE HONG KINGSTON’S THE WOMAN WARRIOR Cynthia  Zhang *, Central Washington University No country for old people? Elders’ perceptions toward own-aging, modernization and social change in China Donghui Wang*, The Pennsylvania State University
How Migration Affects Physical Health of Rural-origin Children in China Ji Shen*, Tsinghua University
2:20-2:30pm Coffee/Tea Break
Migration, Urbanization, and Quality of Life Organizations, Social Movements, and Social Change
Presider and Discussant: Yingyi Ma, Syracuse University Presider and Discussant: Bin Xu, Emory University
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, New York University Unrest Sunbelt:  Declining Rural Safety Net, Perceptions of Political Risk and Selective Radicalization of Labor Contention in China Zheng Fu*, HKUST
Rethinking Ethnic Categories and Boundary Formation from Cognitive Perspectives: Korean-Chinese in China and Korea Shiwei Chen*, Nanyang Technological University The Product(s) of Volunteers and Their Social Assistance Practices:from a perspective of citizenship Haiyan Cui*, Shanghai University
New-type Urbanization and the Transition of Migrant Workers in China: A New Subject Lihua Jiang*, Central China Normal University Relational Embeddedness or Informal Transactions: Explanations of Loan Guarantees in China Lisha Liu*, Cornell University
Who Can Integrate into Chinese Cities Successfully? A Study on Chinese Urban Population Lei hong*, Huazhong University of Science and Technology An Examination of the Current Status of Sino-Japanese Relations Wei Li*, FSU
The Strategic Adjustment of False Suburbanization in the Process of Chinese Urbanization Xiaojun*, Central China Normal University 论互害型社会 Zhang Shangen*, Southwest university of political science and law
4:20-4:30pm Coffee/Tea Break
4:30-6:00pm in Room 525A
Plenary Session: Sociology as a Discipline in Chinese Societies in the Era of Globalization
Organizer and Moderator: Xiaoling Shu, UC Davis
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
  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
6:30-8:30pm Dinner Banquet and Student Award