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: Prof. Song got her BA and MA in sociology at Peking University (China) and then an MA and PhD in sociology at Brown University (USA). Prof. Song studies gender and family issues with a focus on work and employment. She also studies how market transition in China has reshaped men and women's lives, including land development and urbanization. Her research cover topics of women's self-employment in Zhejiang, peasants' relocation in Ningxia, young students' dating in Nanjing, and couples' tied migration in US.
Selected Publications:

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

Song, Jing. 2017. Gender and Employment in Rural China. Routledge.

Gina Lai, 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.

Orly Clerge, Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Jing Song and Nancy Luke. 2015. "'I Would Really Like to Go Where You Go': Rethinking Migration Decision-Making Among Educated Tied-Movers." Population, Space and place. Published online. Published Online First. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1990

Song, Jing. 2015. “Space to Maneuver: Collective Strategies of Indigenous Villagers in the Urbanizing Region of Northwestern China.” Eurasian Geography and Economics. Online First. DOI: 10.1080/15387216.2014.997262

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.

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.

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.

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