Dr. Song is Senior Associate Professor and Director of the Xipu Institution (Think Tank). She joined XJTLU in 2016. Her research interests include industrial development, local governance, citizenship, gender and social development, land policies and urbanization, migration and ageing issue in China.
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK)
Ph.D. , Zhejiang University, 2008
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education，University of Liverpool, 2019
Senior Associate Professor and Diretor, Xipu Institution (Think Tank), Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University-2020 to present
Senior Associate Professor and Director of Diploma in China Studies (Year in China) Programme, Department of China Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University-2016 to 2020
Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University - 2010 to 2016
Lecturer, School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University - 2008 to 2010
Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University - 1997 to 2004
local governance, citizenship, gender and social development, land policies and urbanization, migration and ageing issue in China
Wang, Shixiong & Song, Yu (Corresponding author) (2019). Chinese online public opinions on the two-child policy. Online Information Review, 43(3): 387-403. doi:10.1108/OIR-07-2017-0217
Song, Yu (2017). Women’s political participation in rural China: Agency, power distribution and inheritance. Journal of China Women’s University, 29(6): 44-50. （中国农村妇女参政：能动性、权力分配与传承. 中华女子学院学报，人大复印资料2018年2月“妇女研究”全文转载
Song, Yu (special issue guest editor) (2017). Introduction: Women and political participation in Asia. Asian Women, 33 (2): i-ii.
Song, Yu (2016). Institutionalizing rural women's political participation in China: Reserved seats election for women. Asian Women, 32 (3): 77-99.
Song, Yu (2015). The sexuality education and attitudes of college students in China. Health Education, 115 (1): 93-104.
Song, Yu (2014). Losing an only child: One-child policy and elderly care in China. Reproductive Health Matters, 22(43): 113-124.
Huang, Zuhui, Lu, Jia, Sun, Huaping, Hu, Jifei and Song, Yu (2011). Sticky factors in the industrial relocation of a cluster: A case study of Zhili children’s garments cluster in China, The Social Science Journal, 48 (3):560-565.
Sargeson, Sally and Song, Yu (2010). Land expropriation and the gender politics of citizenship in the urban frontier. The China Journal, 64: 19-45.
Song, Yu, Zheng Jianmin and Qian Wenrong (2009). To be, or not to be: Rural women’s migration decision, The Chinese Economy, 42(2): 63-74.
Song, Yu (2009). Clusters of leading agricultural enterprises and rural urbanization. Rural Economy, 7: 40-42.
Huang, Zuhui and Song, Yu (2008). Determinants of rural women’s migration in the Yangtze Delta. Journal of Southwest Agriculture and Forestry University, 8(1): 89-92.
Zheng, Jianmin and Song, Yu (2006). An empirical study of promoting rural urbanization by agricultural industrialization. Rural Economy, 12: 50-52.
Huang, Zuhui, Wang, Min and Song, Yu (2005). Income gap among rural residents, Management World, 3:75-84.
Huang, Zuhui and Song, Yu (2005). Investigation and analysis of employment of female labour migrants: A case study of Hangzhou. China Rural Economy, 9: 33-41.