Gender Studies Programme - SONG Jing

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SONG Jing Ph.D. in Sociology, Brown University (2012)
Position: Assistant Professor
Telephone: 3943 9314
Fax No.: 2603 7223
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Courses Taught:

GDRS2010 – Quantitative Research Methods in Gender Studies

GDRS5085 – Gender and Work

GDRS3005 (UGEC3203) – Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

GDRS5090 – Special Topics in Gender Studies

Research Interest: Gender and Family, Work and Employment, Land and Urbanization, Market Transition in China
Introduction: Jing Song is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. she got her BA and MA in sociology at Peking University (China) and then an MA and PhD in sociology at Brown University (USA). Her research interests include gender, family, work, migration, urbanization, political participation, and market transition.  Her research cover topics of women's self-employment and entrepreneurship, land development and property rights,  dating, cohabitation and marriage, tied migration and family relations. She has published in China Quarterly, Urban Studies, The China Review, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Housing Studies, Population, Space and Place, Journal of Sociology, Journal of Chinese Sociology, Journal of Comparative Family Studies,  Asian Anthropology, Chinese Journal of Sociology etc. Her book Gender and Employment in Rural China was published by Routledge in 2017.
Selected Publications:

Song, Jing. 2018. “Personal traits, opportunities, and constraints: female cadres and rural politics in China’s modernization.” Asian Anthropology, DOI: 10.1080/1683478X.2018.1458404 

Song,Jing, Gina Lai, Odalia Wong, Xiaotian Feng. 2018. “Staying Connected with ICT Tools: Tracking Youth Respondents in a Chinese Context.” Journal of Chinese Sociology 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40711-018-0070-0. 

Song, Jing, Huimin Du and Si-ming Li. 2018. “Mobility and Life Chances in Urbanization and Migration in China: Introduction.” The China Review, 18(1), 1-10. 

Song, Jing, Huimin Du and Si-ming Li. 2018. “Smooth or Troubled Occupation Transition? Urbanization and Employment of Former Peasants in Western China.” The China Review, 18(1), 79-105.  

Song, Jing, 2017. Gender and employment in rural China. Routledge.

Clerge, Orly, Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Jing Song and Nancy Luke. 2017. “‘I Would Really Like to Go Where You Go’: Rethinking Migration Decision-Making Among Educated Tied-Movers.” Population, Space and Place. 23:e1990. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1990 (IF: 1.683, SSCI Ranking 8/26 in Demography and 32/79 in Geography). 

Song, Jing and Lulu Li, 2017. "Mate Selection in Rural China", in Xiaowei Zang and Lucy Zhao eds. Handbook on the Family and Marriage in China, Edward Elgar Publishing, 75-88.  

Lai, Gina, Jing Song, Odalia Wong, and Xiaotian Feng. 2016. “Transition to Higher Education in Contemporary China: A Study of High School Graduates in Urban Nanjing.” Journal of Sociology, Vol. 52(1), 83-102. 

Song, Jing. 2015. “Women and Self-employment in Post-socialist Rural China: Side Job, Individual Career or Family Venture.” The China Quarterly, number 221, 229-242. (IF: 1.895, SSCI Ranking 3/69 in Area Studies). 

Song, Jing. 2015. “Official Relocation and Self-help Development: Three Housing Strategies under Ambiguous Property Rights in China’s Rural Land Development.” Urban Studies, Vol. 52(1) 121–137. (IF: 2.364, SSCI Ranking 3/38 in Urban Studies and 29/105 in Environmental Studies). 

Song, Jing. 2014. “Space to Maneuver: Collective Strategies of Indigenous Villagers in the Urbanizing Region of Northwestern China.” Eurasian Geography and Economics. 55:4, 362-380. 

Song, Jing and Nancy Luke. 2014. “Fairy Brides from Heaven: Mate Selection in Rural China, 1949-2000.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Volume XLV Number 4, 497-515. 

Song, Jing. 2010. “Moving Purchase and Sitting Purchase: Housing Reform and Transition to Homeownership in Beijing.” Housing Studies. Vol. 25, No. 6, 903-919 (IF: 1.513, SSCI Ranking 14/38 in Urban Studies). 

Song, Jing and John Logan. 2010. “Family and Market: Nonagricultural Employment in Rural China.” Chinese Journal of Sociology. Vol. 30, No. 5, 142-163.

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