Professor Zang Xiaowei


Areas of Expertise
  • Ethnicity in China
  • Inequality in China
  • China's political elite
  • Gender issues in China
  • Social networks in China
  • Marriage and family in China

BA Xiamen; MA, PhD UC Berkeley.

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Roles in WREAC

  • Head of School of East Asian Studies, The University of Sheffield until February 2013.
  • Director of Research (East Asian Identities and Cultures cluster)

Authored Books and Edited Volumes

  • Zang, X. 2007. Ethnicity and Urban Life in China (London and New York: Routledge). This book was reviewed in China Journal, China Quarterly, and Asian Ethnicity.
  • Zang, X. 2006. Guest Editor, Special Issue on Social Change and Policy-Making in China. Policy & Society 25/2, Pp. 1-189.
  • Zang, X. and C. Mackerras, Guest Editors. 2005. Special Issue on Muslim Groups in Central and Southeast Asia. Asian Ethnicity 6/2, Pp. 69-140.
  • Zang, X. and C. Mackerras, Guest Editors. 2005. Special Issue on Muslim Groups in China. Asian Ethnicity 6/1, Pp. 1-68.
  • Zang, X. 2004. Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China (London and New York: Routledge). This book was reviewed in China Quarterly, China Journal, China Information, Political Studies Review, and Journal of Contemporary Asia.
  • Zang, X. 2000. Children of the Cultural Revolution: Family Life and Political Behavior in Mao’s China (Boulder and London: Westview). This book was reviewed in Journal of Asian Studies and China Journal.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Zang, X. 2010. Affirmative Action, Economic Reforms, and Uyghur-Han Variation in Job Attainment in Ürümchi. The China Quarterly.
  • Zang, X. 2008. Market Reforms and Han-Hui Variation in Employment in the State Sector in a Chinese City. World Development 36/11: Pp. 2,341-52
  • Zang, X. 2008. Gender and Ethnic Variation in Arranged Marriages in a Chinese City. Journal of Family Issues 29/5: Pp. 615-38.
  • Zang, X. 2007. Minority Ethnicity, Social Status, and Uyghur Community Involvement in Urban Xinjiang. Asian Ethnicity 8/1: Pp. 25-42.
  • Zang, X. 2006. Social Resources, Class Habitus, and Friendship Ties in Urban China. Journal of Sociology 42/1: Pp. 79-92.
  • Zang X. and A. Kwan. 2006. Modernization and Ethnic Variation in Marriage Timing in Malaysia. International Journal of Sociology of the Family 32/1: Pp. 1-17.
  • Zang, X. 2006. Technical Training, Sponsored Mobility, and Functional Differentiation. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39/1: Pp. 39-57.
  • Zang, X. 2005. Ethnic Variation in Family Size in Urban China. Sociological Focus 38/4: Pp. 223-39.
  • Zang, X. 2005. Institutionalization and Elite Behavior in Reform China. Issues and Studies 41/1: Pp. 204-17.
  • Zang, X. 2005. Gender and Ethnic Variation in Love Marriage in Urban Malaysia. International Journal of Sociology of the Family 31/2: Pp. 91-107. 
  • Zang, X. 2004. Ethnic Differences in Marriage and Household Structure in Urban China. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 6/1: Pp. 64-82.
  • Zang, X. 2003. Ethnic Differences in Neighboring Behavior in Urban China. Sociological Focus: Pp. 197-218.
  • Zang, X. 2003. Network Resources and Job Search in Urban China. Journal of Sociology 39/2: Pp. 115-29.
  • Zang, X. 2002. Labor Market Segmentation and Income Inequality in Urban China. The Sociological Quarterly 43/1: Pp. 27-44.
  • Zang, X. 2001. Educational Credentials, Elite Dualism, and Elite Stratification in China. Sociological Perspectives 44/2: Pp. 189-205.
  • Zang, X. 2001. University Education, Party Seniority, and Elite Recruitment in China. Social Science Research 30/1: Pp. 62-75.
  • Zang, X. 2000. The Intercorporate Ties in Singapore. International Sociology 15/1: Pp. 85-103.
  • Zang, X. 2000. Ecological Succession and Asian Immigrants in Australia. International Migration 38/1: Pp. 109-25.
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