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Feng Wang

Professor, Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Sociology

Phone: (949) 824-1417
Fax: (949)824-4717
Email: fwang@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4285 Social Sciences Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Comparative demographic, economic, and social processes, social inequality in state socialisms, contemporary Chinese society
   
Academic
Distinctions
Book Award. Asia and Asian American Section. American Sociological Association. 2009.
Allan Sharlin Memorial Award for Best Book in Social Science History. Social Science History Association. 2000.
Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Social Demography. Sociology of Population Section, American Sociological Association, 2000.
Distinguished Assistant Professor for Research, University of California, Irvine, 1999
Distinguished Service Award, the East-West Center, 1990
   
Appointments Chair, Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 2007-2010
Assistant to Full Professor, Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 1996 --
Assistant to Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Hawaii, 1992 -1996
Fellow, the East-West Center, 1989 - 1996
Visiting Assistant Professor, California Institute of Technology, 1990, 1992, 1996
Post-Doctoral Fellow, the East-West Center, 1988 - 1989
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1987 - 1988
   
Research
Abstract
Social Inequality in Post-Socialist Societies. Research in this area focuses on the trends, causes, and implications of changing economic and social inequality in formerly socialist societies, especially in China. It includes rising income inequality, poverty, social policies, and public perception of distributive justice.

Global Demographic Change and Consequences. Research in this area includes understanding of causes and implications of fertility decline in much of the world to below the replacement level, especially the interlinks between demographic and economic changes. A special focus is on demographic change in China, where a three-decade long One-Child Policy has affected Chinese families and the society.

Migration and Social Reintegration in China. This is an ongoing project involving collecting and analyzing data of internal migrants, especially those who migrated from rural to urban areas of China. Central research questions include patterns of migration and urbanization, patterns of social inequality between migrants and non-migrants, and the reintegration of rural migrants into urban societies.
   
Publications Prudence and Pressure, Reproduction and Human Agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 (Noriko O. Tsuya, Wang Feng, George Alter, James Z. Lee, et al.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2010.

Creating Wealth and Poverty in Post-Socialist China (Deborah Davis and Wang Feng, editors). Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2009.

Boundaries and Categories: Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist Urban China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Asian Population History. (Liu T’sui-jung, James Lee, David Reher, Osamu Saito, and Wang Feng, editors). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001.

One Quarter of Humanity, Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities 1700-2000. (James Lee and Wang Feng). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1999. Translated into Chinese and published by Sanlian Press, Beijing, China. 2000.

China: the Many Facets of Demographic Change (Alice Goldstein and Wang Feng, editors) Boulder: Westview Press 1996.
   
Grants Pacific Rim Research Program, University of California, 2001, 2003
   
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2006, 2008
   
The Ford Foundation, 1998, 2001, 2003
   
American Council of Learned Societies, 1999
   
Research Centers Center for Asian Studies
   
Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy
   
Center for Demographic and Social Analysis
   
Center for the Study of Democracy
   
   
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Last updated 06/30/2010