Yang SU

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

Phone: 949-824-6800
Email: su.yang@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
4279 Building B
Social Sciences Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Social Movements and Collective Action, Political Sociology, China's Political Transition
Academic Distinctions
2012 ASA Barrington Moore Award for Best Book in Comparative and Historical Sociology (Winner)

2012 ASA Charles Tilly Award for Best Book in Studies of Collective Behavior and Social Movements (Honorable Mention)

2012 Chinese Sociological Association’s Outstanding Achievement Paper Award (First Prize, co-winner)
Research Abstract
Professor Su studies historical movements as well as contemporary protests with a focus on the role of the state. His current projects include a study on the politics of protest repression.

Xin He and Yang Su. 2019. “Flexibility and Authority: Resolving Labor Disputes in a County Government in Western China.” Law & Society Review, 53(4): 1341–1376

Lei Guang and Yang Su. 2019. “Collective Petitions and Local State Responses in China,” pp. 167-183 in Teresa Wright ed. Handbook of Dissent and Protest in China, Edward Elgar Publishing

Yang Su and Ting Jiang. 2015. “Government Counterframing and the Revolutionary No-show in 1989” in Guoguang Wu and Helen Lansdowne (ed.) China’s Transition from Communism: New Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Xin He, Lungang Wang and Yang Su, 2013. "“Above the Roof, Beneath the Law: Perceived Justice behind Disruptive Tactics of Migrant Wage Claimants in China.” Law & Society Review 47 (4): 703-738.

Peter Owens, Yang Su and David Snow 2013. "Social Scientific Inquiry into Genocide and Mass Killing." Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 39.

Shizheng Feng and Yang Su. 2013. "The Making of Maoist Model in Post-Mao Era: The Myth of Nanjie Village." Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Vol. 46 (1):39-51.

Xin He and Yang Su. 2013. "Do the 'Haves' Come out ahead in Shanghai Courts?" Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 10(1):120-45.

Yang Su and Shizheng Feng. 2013. “Adapt Or Voice: Class, Guanxi and Protest Propensity in China.” Journal of Asian Studies, 72(1):45-67.

Liu Junqiang, Xiong Moulin and Yang Su. 2012. "Perceived Happiness in the Era of Economic Growth." Social Sciences in China, December, pp.83-102. (In Chinese)

Wang Feng and Yang Su. 2012. "Communist Resilience: Institutional Adaptations in Post-Tiananmen China." in Nina Bandelj and Dorothy Solinger (ed.) Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009. NY: Oxford University Press.

Yang Su. 2012. "State-Sponsored Social Movements." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Movements and Collective Action. Wiley-Blackwell.

Edwin Amenta, Neal Caren, Elizabeth Chiarello and Yang Su. 2010. “The Political Consequences of Social Movements” Annual Review of Sociology Vol.36.

Yang Su and Xin He. 2010. "Street as Courtroom: State Accommodation of Labor Protest in South China." Law and Society Review, 44(1):157-84.

Yang Su. 2006. “Mass Killings in the Cultural Revolution: A Study of Three Provinces.” In Paul Pickowicz, Joseph Esherick and Andrew Walder (eds.) China’s Cultural Revolution as History. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

“The Cultural Revolution in the Countryside: Scope, Timing and Human Impact.” Andrew G. Walder and Yang Su. China Quarterly 173:75-99. 2003.

“The War at Home: Anti-War Protests and Congressional Voting, 1965-73.” Doug McAdam and Yang Su. American Sociological Review 67: 696-721. 2002.

“Protest Events: Cause or Consequence of State Action? The U.S. Women’s Movement and Federal Congressional Activities, 1956-1979.” Sarah A. Soule, Doug McAdam, John D. McCarthy, and Yang Su. Mobilization 4: 239-255. 1999.

“The Role of Community Service in Identity Development: Normative, Unconventional, and Deviant Orientations.” James Youniss, Jeff McLellan, Yang Su and Miranda Yates. Journal of Adolescent Research 14: 248-261. 1999.

“The Contingent Effects of Risk Perception on Risk Taking Behavior: Adolescent Participative Orientation and Marijuana Use.” Che -Fu Lee, Yang Su and Barbara Hazard. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 27: 17-27. 1998.

“Social Integration: Community Service and Marijuana Use in High School Seniors.” James Youniss, Miranda J. Yates and Yang Su. Journal of Adolescence Research 12 (2):245-262. 1997.

Yang Su. 1993. “The Villagers and Their Interaction in Ancestor Worship Rites: A Field Study in Northwestern China, 1992.” Sociology and Social Research (Beijing, China). January/February 1993: 58-72.




Yang Su, Shizheng Feng and Chunping Han (Editors). 2010. SOCIAL CLASS IN TRANSITIONAL CHINA. (IN CHINESE) Beijing China: Social Sciences Academic Press.
Research Center
Center for Studies of Democracy, Center for Asian Studies
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