California State University-Northridge


Victor N. Shaw, Ph.D.
Grand Winner, the Second Worldwide Competition for Young Sociologists
Single-authored English Publications: 9 Books, 7 Book Chapters, and 39 Journal Articles
East-West Center Fellowship, NIDA Postdoctoral Fellowship, and numerous Research Awards


Education Interest  Presentation  Publication  Service  Teaching


(11)      Victor N. Shaw. 2020. From Autocracy to Democracy to Technocracy: An Evolution of Human Polity. New Castle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Award, Listing, and Review)

(10)      Victor N. Shaw. 2018. Three Worlds of Collective Human Experience: Individual Life, Social Change, and Human Evolution. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature (Award, Listing, and Review)

(9)        Victor N. Shaw. 2015. Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Discriminations in Everyday Life. New York and London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (Award, Listing, and Review)

(8)        Victor N. Shaw. 2013. Navigating the Academic Career: Common Issues and Uncommon Strategies. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing (Award, Listing, and Review)

(7)        Victor N. Shaw. 2008. In View of Academic Careers and Career-Making Scholars: Innovative Ideas for Institutional Reform. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing (Award, Listing, and Review)

(6)        Victor N. Shaw. 2007. Crime and Social Control in Asia and the Pacific: A Cross-Border Study. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (Award, Listing, and Review)

(5)        Victor N. Shaw. 2004. Career-Making in Postmodern Academia: Process, Structure, and Consequence. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group (Award, Listing, and Review)

(4)        Victor N. Shaw. 2002. Substance Use and Abuse: Sociological Perspectives. Westport and London: Greenwood Publishing Group (Award, Listing, and Review)

(3)        Victor N. Shaw. 1996. Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units. Westport and London: Greenwood Publishing Group (Award, Listing, and Review)

(2)        Xinyi Xu & Nian Xiao. 1991. Cornell University. Changsha: Hunan Education Press (in Chinese)

(1)        Xinyi Xu & Keqiang Wang. 1989. An Exploration of the Period of Chemical Elements. Wuhan: Huazhong Normal University Press (in Chinese)


Book Chapters

(10)      Victor N. Shaw. 2018. “Living Three Worlds: Individual Experience and Social Reality in the Contemporary Era.” Pp. 481-490 in Breaking Barriers, edited by Christine Borg Farrugia. Msida, Malta: The University of Malta Junior College.

(9)        Victor N. Shaw. 2015. “Crime and Social Control in Emergent Societies: Democracy, Authoritarianism, or Else?” Pp. 9-21 in Conflict and Transformation, edited by Tadej Pirc. Ljubljana, Slovenia: A Priori Publishing.

(8)        Victor N. Shaw. 2014. “College Teaching: Contextual Analysis, Institutional Reform, and Individual Suggestions.” Pp. 401-411 in Sustaining Success through Innovation: The Second Dubai International Conference in Higher Education, edited by Michigan State University-Dubai. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press.

(7)        Victor N. Shaw. 2010. “Keeping Order in a Time of Dynamic Change and Exchange: Social Control in Asia and the Pacific.” Pp. 39-63 in Police without Borders: The Fading Distinction between Local and Global, edited by C. Roberson, D. K. Das, and J. K. Singer. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

(6)        Victor N. Shaw. 2006. “Within an Ever-Expanding Knowledge Enterprise: The Intellectuals and Their Inevitable Role of Increasing Functionality Yet Decreasing Power.” Power and the Role of the Intellectual, edited by S. Kamel. Cairo, Egypt: Cairo University.

(5)        Victor N. Shaw. 2001. “Mainland China’s Political Development: Is the CCP’s Version of Democracy Relevant?” Pp.177-200 in The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government, edited by C. Lin. Aldershot, UK: Ashagate Publishing.

(4)        Xinyi Xu. 1994. “The Chinese Mass Media.” Pp. 169-195 in Handbook on Chinese Popular Culture, edited by D. Wu and P. Murphy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press

(3)        Xinyi Xu. 1994. “Science and Scientific Management.” in Encyclopedia of Occupations, edited by G. L. Fong and Z. J. Zhu. Beijing: China Labor & Personnel Press (editorial board member; in Chinese)

(2)        Xinyi Xu. 1991. “The Chinese Labor Market.” in Job Choices, edited by G. L. Fong and C. Y. Gao. Xian: Shaanxi People’s Education Press (editorial board member; in Chinese).

(1)        Xinyi Xu. 1989. “Sociology of Science.” in New Thoughts, New Methods, and New Trends. Wuhan: Hubei People’s Publishing House (in Chinese)


Journal Articles

(39)      Victor N. Shaw. 2020. “The Power of Knowledge in the in the Era of Globalization: Conquering Nature, Manipulating Humans, and Controlling Society.” Revista Diálogos Possíveis 19.1: 240-255

(38)      Victor N. Shaw. 2019. “Academic Career-Making in the Era of Globalizing Knowledge and a Globalized Knowledge Enterprise: Demands on Individuals and Constraints over Individuality.” Vietnam National University Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 5.2: 147-162

(37)      Victor N. Shaw. 2018. “Nature, Natural Environment, and Environmental Protection from the Perspectives of Commonsense, Religion, and Science.” The Ecumenical Review 70.4: 695-714

(36)      Victor N. Shaw. 2018. “Tourism as a Barometer of Unequal Exchanges among Afro-Eurasian Countries.” International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology 4.2: 1-5

(35)      Victor N. Shaw. 2016. “Building Cultural Bridges: Chinese Philanthropy in the United States.” Alatoo Academic Studies 3: 365-369

(34)      Victor N. Shaw. 2013. “Crimes of Terror in Asia and the Pacific: An Analytic Review.” Asian Profile 41.3: 271-282

(33)      Victor N. Shaw. 2010. “Crime and Social Control in Asia and the Pacific: An Examination of Larger Social Institutions and Processes.” Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society 23.4: 303-323

(32)      Victor N. Shaw. 2010. “Corrections and Punishment in China: Information and Analysis.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 26.1: 53-71


(31)      Victor N. Shaw. 2009. “Scholarly Publishing: Reform for User Friendliness and System Efficiency.” Journal of Scholarly Publishing 40.3: 241-262


(30)      Victor N. Shaw. 2008. “Youths on the Move in Asia and the Pacific: An Overview of Causes and Consequences of Social Disorganization.” Journal of Social Sciences 10: 85-95


(29)      Victor N. Shaw. 2008. “In a Time of Rapid Social Change: Organized Crime in Asia and the Pacific.” International Journal of Social Inquiry 1.1: 29-46


(28)      Victor N. Shaw. 2006. “China under Reform: Social Problems in Rural Areas.” China Report 42.4: 341-368

(27)      Victor N. Shaw. 2006. “Making an Academic Career in the Postmodern Era: What Is It to Pass, What Is It to Build, and What Is It to Bear?” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 43.1: 27-48

(26)      Victor N. Shaw. 2005. “Research with Participants in Problem Experience: Challenges and Strategies.” Qualitative Health Research 15.6: 841-854

(25)      Victor N. Shaw. 2005. “The Life Course of Academic Professionals: Substantive Tasks, False Assumptions, Institutional Accommodations, and Personal Adjustments.” Advances in Life Course Research 9: 333-350

(24)      Victor N. Shaw. 2003. “Within and Without National Borders: Crimes and Deviance in Asia and the Pacific.” International Journal of Comparative Criminology 3.2: 119-148

(23)      Victor N. Shaw. 2003. “Social Conditions, Self-Perceptions, and Sexual Impotency.” International Journal of Impotence Research 15.3: S8

(22)      Victor N. Shaw. 2002. “Peer Review as a Motivating Device in the Training of Writing Skills for College Students.” Journal of College Reading and Learning 33.1: 68-76

(21)      Victor N. Shaw. 2002. “Counseling the University Professor on the Securing of Research Grants and the Publishing of Research Products.” Education 123.2: 395-400

(20)      Victor N. Shaw. 2002. “Substance Use and Abuse: A Career Perspective.” Addiction Research and Theory 10.6: 501-534

(19)      Victor N. Shaw. 2002. “Essential Social Sciences Skills in College and University Education.” Contemporary Education 72.1: 39-43

(18)      Victor N. Shaw. 2001. “Training in Reading Skills: An Innovative Method from Classroom Instruction.” Reading Improvement 38.4: 188-192

(17)      Victor N. Shaw. 2001. “Self-Dialogue as A Fundamental Process of Expression.” Social Thought and Research 24.1/2: 271-312

(16)      Victor N. Shaw. 2001. “Training in Presentation Skills: An Innovative Method from Classroom Instruction.” Education 122.1: 140-144

(15)      Victor N. Shaw. 2000. “Toward Professional Civility: An Analysis of Rejection Letters from Sociology Departments.” The American Sociologist 31.1: 32-43

(14)      Victor N. Shaw. 1999. “Toward a Systematic Understanding: A Two-Way Relational Model between Drug Use and HIV/AIDS.” AIDS and Public Policy Journal 14.1: 30-43

(13)      Victor N. Shaw. 1999. “Reading, Presentation, and Writing Skills in Content Courses.” College Teaching 47.4: 153-157

(12)      Victor N. Shaw, Yih-Ing Hser, M. Douglas Anglin, & Kathleen Boyle. 1999. “Sequences of Powder Cocaine and Crack Use among Arrestees in Los Angeles County.” American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 25.1: 47-66

(11)      Victor N. Shaw. 1998. “Productive Labor and Thought Reform in Chinese Corrections: A Historical and Comparative Analysis.” The Prison Journal 78.2: 186-211

(10)      Victor N. Shaw. 1997. “Reform of the Socialist Housing System in China.” China Report 33.2: 125-144

(9)        Victor N. Shaw. 1997. “Urban Housing Reform in China.” Habitat International 21.2: 199-212

(8)        Victor N. Shaw. 1996. “Job Preferences and Work Ethics: A Comparison between China and South Korea.” Asian Profile 24.3: 195-206

(7)        Victor N. Shaw. 1996. “Political Democratization in China: Is the CCP’s Version of Democracy Relevant?” Issues & Studies 32.7: 59-82

(6)        Xinyi Xu. 1996. “The Role of the State in Economic Development: Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.” International Quarterly for Asian Studies 27.1/2: 51-68

(5)        Xinyi Xu. 1995. “The Impact of Western Forms of Social Control on China.” Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal 23: 67-87

(4)        Xinyi Xu. 1995. “Vertical and Horizontal Behaviors in Organizations: China and South Korea Compared.” International Quarterly for Asian Studies 26.3/4: 365-381

(3)        Xinyi Xu. 1994. “Organizational Control in Chinese Work Units.” International Sociology 9.4: 463-474

(2)        Xinyi Xu. 1994. “People’s Conciliation: A Mode of Conflict Management in China.” International Journal of Conflict Management 5.4: 326-342

(1)        Xinyi Xu. 1993. “Policy Evaluation in China’s Housing Reform.” Evaluation and Program Planning: An International Journal 16.1: 39-47



Book Reviews


(2)        Victor N. Shaw. 2014. Review of “Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System.” Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education. February 28: 17450


(1)        Victor N. Shaw. 2009. Review of “Crime, Social Control, and Human Rights: From Moral Panics to State of Denial.” International Journal of Justice Review 19.2: 226-227


Newspaper Articles

(7)        Xinyi Xu. 2002. “Reframing International Relations: From the Friend versus Enemy Paradigm to the Partner versus Competitor Perspective.” China Economic Herald: April 9

(6)        Xinyi Xu. 2002. “Pay Attention to What Your Children Eat and Drink.” China Economic Herald: April 2

(5)        Xinyi Xu. 2002. “Improve the Tourist Infrastructure for Overseas Backpackers.” China Economic Herald: March 26

(4)        Xinyi Xu. 2000. “Assistant Professor in the United States Is Not Teaching Assistant in China.” People’s Daily: August 18

(3)        Xinyi Xu. 2000. “Three Suggestions upon Three Observations in My Recent Visit to China.” People’s Daily: July 14

(2)        Xinyi Xu. 1995. “Live A Simple Life.” Ka Leo O Hawaii: April 14

(1)        Xinyi Xu. Articles on education, science, and overseas Chinese in Journal of Wuhan University, Journal of Chemistry, Beijing Journal of Science and Technology, China Education Daily, Guangming Daily, and Yangtze Daily (in Chinese)


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