- Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA, 1992.
- M.A. in Sociology from UCLA, 1988.
- B.A. in Philosophy & Political Economy from Beijing Normal University, 1982.
- (B.A. thesis “Ionia Philosophical Thoughts and Its Development” won a silver prize in the University)
- Specialty Areas: Demography, Statistics, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Race and Ethnicity
- Advanced Statistics (691)
- Methods in Sociology (690)
- Survey Research (690)
- Race Relation and International Migration (585)
- Sociological Analysis (202)
- Culture and Personality (305)
- Social Psychology (345)
- Social Statistics/Lab (364 &364Lab)
- Race and Ethnic Relations (390)
- Research Methods (497)
- Field Research (498)
- Social Stratification
- Introduction of Sociology
Selected Publications and Presentations
Selected Peer Reviewed Publications
2011, Single author, “The Analyses of the Military Failures of Guo Min Dang Army in three Major Battles against People’s Liberation Army before Liberation.” (in Chinese), China Military Network, Vol. August 1st, Beijing, China.
2009, Single author, “Moral Achievements and Life Time Friendship of the Youth Who Volunteered to Work in Inner Mongolia for 10 Years during the Cultural Revolution”, Academic Perspectives, Vol. 5. No.2 :72-89.
2009, Single author, accepted “ I Ching ---The Correspondence Thinking Culture and Its Reverse Power to Economic Development in China”, (Special Issue) by Symbolic Power in a Cultural Contexts, under revisions.
2008 Single author, accepted “ The Correspondence Thinking Culture and Its Reverse Power to the Timing of Industrialization in China”, paper accepted in Jarmo Houtsonon and Ari Antikainen’s (eds) book Symbolic Power in a Cultural Contexts, under revisions.
2008 Single author “Son Preference Culture and Female Children’s Empowerment in China,” pp 146-160. In Symbolic Power in a Cultural Contexts—Uncovering Social Reality, Jarmo Houtsonen and Ari Antikainen (eds), Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
2006 Lead-article, single author “Son Preference and Educational Opportunities of Children in China,” * Gender Issues (formally *Feminist Issues) , Vol. 22, No. 2: 3-30.
2005 Single-author, Blackwell publishing “Ideological Orientation and the Chinese Academic Migration —A Theoretical and Longitudinal Analysis.” * Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 75, No. 2: 216-248.
2004 Single author “A Study of the Professional Migration Between China and USA,” Published by the Institute of Chinese Academy of Social Science.
2001 Single author “Can Ideology be a Determinant of International Migration?” Asian Thoughts and Society--An International Review. Vol. 26, No 77: 148-163.
2001 Co-author, Blackwell publishing “The Eight Trigrams of the Chinese I Ching and the Eight Primary Emotions,” Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 3: 185-199, with Warren TenHouten.
1999 Single author “Transvaluation - - Chinese Professional Migration to the USA,” * International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 36, No 1: 81-93.
1999 Single author, special issue “Elementary School as Children’s Second Home and the Socialization Process.” The Second Experimental Elementary School Education (in Chinese).
1998 Lead-article, single author “Illegal Drug Abuse and the Community Camp Strategy to Drug Rehabilitation in China.” * Journal of Drug Education, Vol. 29, No. 2: 97-114. Journals with * are in ASA recommended book: Publication Options: An Author’s Guide to Journals Third Edition, Washington DC
2008, Single author, “China Is Going, Should Go, and Will Go Its Own Road”, The Update, Asian American Scholars Association Online Journal, Vol 419, Issue 14, May 7-13.
1999 Single author “Gender Preference and Female Educational Opportunities in China,” Beijing Tian Ze Economic Institute Publication, China. Government Report & Publication
2002 Single author “A Comparison of Drug Rehabilitation in China and in the U.S.” Published by the National Detoxification and Rehabilitation Bureau, China.(In Chinese)
1999 Single author “Gender Preference and Female Educational Opportunities in China,” Beijing Tian Ze Economic Institute, China.
1998 Single author “Gender Preference and Female Labor Force Participation in China,” International Sociological Association Congress publications.
1994 Single author “Migration of Academics from P.R. China to the USA: Implications of Going, Staying, and Returning,” International Sociological Association publications.
1992 “Class, Ideology, and Migration Decisions of the Chinese Professional Migration to the USA,” UCLA Dissertation Monograph.
Selected Conference Presentations
2010 Paper presented at the International Sociological Association Session Culture ,Politics and Ethics, “The Declined Significance of Gender Preference in Chinese Family and Society” Salzburg, Austria, March 12-14. 2010.
2009 Paper presentation at the Asian Faculty Association Annual Meeting at USC “Why China Should Go, Is Going, and Will Go Its Own Road.” April, USC.
2009 Paper presented at the San Fernando Asian Scholars Association meeting “The Possibilities of Democracy in China.”
2008 Paper accepted by International Sociology Association World Congress, Regular Session (38th ISA), August, Barcelona, Spain “Empowerment of Females in China.”
2005 International Institute of Sociology (37th IIS) World Congress, Regular Session, July, Stockholm, “Son Preference and Female Education in China.”
2004 International Institute of Sociology (36th IIS) World Congress, Regular Session, Beijing, “Professional Migration between China and USA.”
2004 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (ASA), San Francisco, August, “Historical Materialism and China’s Cultural Revolution.”
2002 Asian Professional Association Meeting, USC, May, “A Comparative Study of Drug Rehabilitation in China and in the USA.”
2000 The International Sociology Association (ISA)Biographical Conference, Regular Session, October, London, “Female Educational Opportunities in China.”
2000 Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, San Diego, April, “Students Group Projects and Classroom Teaching.”
1999 Pacific Sociology Association Annual Meeting, April, Portland, “The Cultural Perspective of Brain Drain - - A study of Professional Migration From China to the USA.”
1998 International Sociology Association Congress (ISA), Regular Sessions, July Montreal, Canada. Co-Organized Two Regular Sessions and Presented two papers: “The Cultural Aspect of Brain Drain - - A study of Chinese Brain Flow. “
1998, International Sociology Association Congress (ISA) Regular Sessions, July Montreal, Canada, “The Consequences of Gender Preference in China.”
1998 American Sociology Association Annual Conference (ASA), Roundtable Sessions, San Francisco, “Female Education and Employment in China,”
1997 American Sociology Association Annual Conference (ASA) Regular Session, Toronto, Canada, “Illegal Drug Abuse and the Community Camp Strategy in China.”
1997. Co-Organized Two Sessions, Three Departments Joint Symposium, California State University, Northridge “A Sociological Analysis of Racism”, Departments of Sociology, Psychology and Pan-African Studies, Northridge.
1996 American Sociology Association Annual Conference (ASA), Regular Session, New York, “The Camp’ Strategy to Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation in P.R. China.”
1996 American Sociological Association Annual Conference (ASA), Washington DC, “Reconsideration of One-Child Family Policy in P.R. China,”
1995 International Population Conference (IPC) Regular Session, Beijing, China, “One Child family Policy and It’s Consequences in China.”
1994 13th International Sociology Association Congress (ISA), Regular Session, Bielefeld, Germany, “Migration as a Biographical Process.”
1994 Pacific Sociology Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, “Demographic Characteristics of the Drug Users and the Spreading Drug Use in China.”
1993 American Sociology Association Annual Conference (ASA), Regular Session, “Class, Ideology and Migration Decision: Brain Flow from China to the U.S.”
1991 American Sociology association Annual Conference (ASA), Roundtable, July, Cincinnati, “Class, Ideology and Migration Decisions.”
1991 University of California, Los Angeles Sociology Colloquium Series, Macro Sociology Program Meeting, “Class or Ideology? Brain Drain from China to the USA.”
1990 American Sociology Association Annual Conference (ASA), Regular Session, Washington DC, “Ideological Orientation as a Special Causal Factor of Brain Drain: A Case Study of China.”
Selected Academic Awards and Honors
2009-2010 Three units reassigned time from the Research and Development office at CSUN for the research on Female Entrepreneurs Empowerment.
2009 ($5,000) Summer research stipend from the Dean. The research on female empowerment in China was published.
2007 ($2500) Summer research stipend from the Dean, The research on China’s Fertility Transition and it was completed.
2006 ($5000) Three units reassigned time from Research and Sponsored Office at CSUN.
2006 ($5,000) from the Dean. The research was published in “Gender Issues” as the lead article, and this journal is recommended by American Sociological Association.
2003 (One semester sabbatical leave) Working on gender inequality in China and presented the research paper at 24th International Sociological Association Congress.
2000 ($4,000) Granted by College of Social and Behavioral Science, for ideology and migration paper, and it was later published by “Sociological Inquiry”, the top 19th sociological journal highlighted by American Sociological Association.
1998 ($2,000) Granted by California State University, Northridge for “Racism at CSUN,” a two-session, three-department symposium
1996 ($4,000) Granted by the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity office at CSUN Working on my ideology and migration paper, and it was later published in “International Journal of Contemporary Sociology”, journal recommended by ASA.
1992 ($6,000) Granted by the Pacific Rim Research Center, UCLA, for my dissertation research.
1988-1990 ($10,000) Teaching fellowship from Department of Sociology, UCLA.
1998 My name and research were in ‘California Faculty’
Research and Interests
1. 2006—now, parental value change and female children’s empowerment in China.
2. 2006--now, Research on female entrepreneurs’ empowerment in China.
3. International migration and Chinese professional migrations. Using Factor Analyses, Propensity Analyses, and Logistic Regression for the longitudinal data collected by myself.
4. The consequences of gender inequality in China. Analyzed both the 1990 China Census and ethnographic data collected by myself.
5. Data Collection and research on illegal drug usage and rehabilitation process in China.
6. Fertility transition in China. Analyzed 1988 China one-per-thousand survey data and used “Multi-Level Model” analyses.
7. Cross-cultural cognitive and emotional development by comparing traditional Chinese proto-science of I Ching and the Primary Emotions classified by Durkheim.
8. Cross-cultural cognitive development project in Australia during summers of 1987, 1989, and 1991. Survey research and experimental research on cognitive comparisons between Australian Aboriginal and White children and adults. My duties included carrying out questionnaire surveys, multiple-task lab tests, converting life history interviews into computers, and analyzing quantitative data.
9. Data analyst in a cross-national survey on people’s attitudes toward war and peace. I carried out Multivariate analyses by using SAS program.
10. Research Assistant for Dr. Ralph Turner on psychological impacts of earthquakes. Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
11. Using ‘Alpha-Common Factor,’ ‘Propensity Measure,’ and ‘Logistic Regression,’ analyzed the longitudinal survey data collected in both the United States and China by myself. The survey instruments and questionnaires measured abstract concepts such as ‘class status,’ ‘ideological orientation,’ ‘social experience,’ and migration decisions of the Chinese professionals.
12. Co-developed an international migration study network aimed at analyzing cultural aspects of migration. Connected scholars in Finland, Germany, USA, and China.
13. Co-organized 4 formal sessions at the International Sociological Association World Congress (ISA) in Montreal, and the 36th International Institute of Sociology (IIS) World Congress in Beijing with noted sociologist Peter Kivisto.