Professor Flemming Christiansen

Honorary Fellow
+49 203 379 2150
Areas of Expertise
  • Livelihoods, Social Strata and Classes in China
  • Chinese Rural Development and Urbanisation
  • Identity Politics in China and among Chinese

BA, MA Aarhus; PhD Leiden.

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Books and Monographs

  • Encyclopedia of Modern China, 4 volumes. (Co-edited with David Pong and others) Farmington: Charles Scribner’s Sons (Thomson Gale Group), 2009.
  • The Politics of Multiple Belonging: Ethnicity and Nationalism in Europe and East Asia
  • (co-authored with Ulf Hedetoft) Ashgate, London, 2004.
  • Chinatown, Europe. Identity of the European Chinese Towards the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century
  • London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
  • Village Inc.: Chinese Rural Society in the 1990s. Richmond, Richmond Surrey: Curzon Press, 1998 (co-authored with Zhang Junzuo).
  • Chinese Politics and Society. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall, 1996 (co-authored with Shirin Rai).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Food Security, Urbanization and Social Stability in China." Journal of Agrarian Change. 9(4), October 2009
  • "Chinese Women in Rural-Urban Transition: surrogate brothers or agents of their own fate?" Journal of Contemporary China, 16, 2007, pp.117-132.
  • "Will WTO Accession Threaten China's Social Stabilty?", in H. Holbig and R. Ash (eds) China's Accession to the World Trade Organisation, Routledge, London, 2002.
  • "Market Transition in China: The Case of the Jiangsu Labour Market, 1978-1990." Modern China, 18:1 (January 1992), 72-93.
  • "The Legacy of the Mock Dual Economy: Chinese Labour in Transition 1978-1992." Economy and Society, 22:4 (November 1993), 411-36.
  • "Social Division and Peasant Mobility in Mainland China: The Implications of the Hu-k'ou System." Issues and Studies, 26:4 (April 1990).
  • "Democratization in China: Structural Constraints" in Geraint Parry and Michael Moran (eds.), Democracy and Democratization. London: Routledge, 1994, 152-173.
  • "Chinese Rural Policy Between Social Change and State Planning." Development Forum (Oslo), no. 1, 1998.