Workshop on the family and marriage in China


Profssor Zang Xiaowei (City University, Hong Kong) is preparing The Handbook on Family and Marriage in China for publication by Edward Elgar, UK.

List of topics and contributors (tentative):

  1. Introduction, Professor Xiaowei Zang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  2. How Demographic Change Affect the Family and Marriage in China, Professor Dudley L. Poston, Texas A&M University, US
  3. Mate Selection in Rural China, Dr Jing Song, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong
  4. Educational Homogamy, Dr Lijun Song, Department of Sociology Vanderbilt University, US
  5. Love and Marriage in Globalizing China, Dr Pan Wang, University of Technology in Sydney, Australia
  6. Family Planning and Fertility Transition, Dr Stuart Basten, Oxford University, UK
  7. One Child Birth Control Policy and the Changing Family, Professor Xiao-Tian Feng, Nanjing University, China
  8. The Impact of Fertility Patterns on Family Finance in Rural China, Dr Weili Ding, Queens University, Canada
  9. Son Preference and the Marriage Squeeze, Dr Shuzhuo Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  10. Marriage Squeeze and Mate Selection, Dr Lisa Eklund, Lund University, Sweden
  11. Leftover Women: Postponing Marriage and Negotiating Womanhood in China, Dr Arianne M. Gaetano, Auburn University, US
  12. Homosexuality and the Cultural Politics of Gender Performance, Professor Benzi Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  13. Filial Piety and Old Age Support, Dr Zhanlian Feng Dr Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care program, Massachusetts, US
  14. Gender and Financial Support to Parents, Dr Haiyan Zhu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
  15. Globalization and International Adoption from China, Dr Monica Dowling, Dr Thomas Coram Research Institute, University College London, UK
  16. Marital Construction of Family Decision-Making Power Professor Jiping Zuo, St. Cloud State University, US
  17. Marginalization of Childless Elderly Men and Welfare Provision, Professor Weiguo Zhang, University of Toronto, Canada
  18. Marital Instability and Domestic Violence in China, Professor Xiaohe Xu, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
  19. Marriage and Suicide among Rural Women, Professor Jie Zhang, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Buffalo, US
  20. Family and Marriage in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Professor Wen-Shan Yang, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  21. Death in the family - bereavement and mourning in contemporary China, Dr Amy Chow, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  22. The institutionalisation of 'TongNian' and 'childhood' in China and Britain: making cautious comparisons Professor Ann Phoenix, Thomas Coram Research Institute, University College London, UK
  23. Parental Investment in Children’s Human Capital in China, Dr Ming-Hsuan Lee, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
  24. Gay rights or transgender in China Howard Chiang Dr University of Warwick UK
  25. Changes in Chinese Urban Family Structure, Dr Yan Xia Ruth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US
  26. Romantic Kissing in China, Professor William Jankowiak, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US
  27. Youth and sexuality in China: a Century of revolutionary Change, Professor James Farrer, Sophia University Japan
  28. Marriage in Hong Kong: Past and Present, Professor KF Ting, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong