MinHua edited

Assistant Professor

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Academic Background

PhD Anthropology, Yale University

MPhil Anthropology, Yale University

MA International Relations, Yale University

BA English Literature, Fudan University

Research Interest

  • Migration and Mobility
  • Urbanization and Rural-urban Relations
  • Education and Equality
  • Youth Culture and Identity
  • State-society Relations
  • Socioecological Transformation

Current Research

  • Migrant youth and school-to-work transition in Shanghai
  • Migrant housing in Shanghai
  • Socioecological transformation in left-behind villages

Courses Offered

CCSS1004   Chinese Society in Transformation
CCSS2120 Chinese Family and Marriage
CCSS3102 Contemporary China: Summer Fieldwork
CCSS3111 Humanities Research on China
CCSS3112 Fieldwork Methodology and China Studies
CCSS3420 Social Issues and Problems in Contemporary China
CCSS3700 Urban China
CCSS4520 Capstone Research Paper
CHES6010 China Seminar I
CHES6020 China Seminar II

Selected Publications

Forthcoming The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai’s Edge. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
2017 Returning to No Home: Educational Remigration and Displacement in Rural ChinaAnthropological Quarterly. 90(3): 715-742.
2017 Precious Son, Reliable Daughter: Redefining Son Preference in Migrant Households in Urban ChinaThe China Quarterly 229 (March 2017): pp. 150-171.
2015 Bad students go to vocational schools!': Vocational Education for Migrant Youth in Urban ChinaThe China Journal 73: 108-131.
2017 Review of “Youth Cultures in China by Jeroen de Kloet and Anthony FungChina Perspectives 2017/3: 70.
2016 Review of “Class Work: Vocational Schools and China’s Urban Youth” by T. E. Woronov. American Anthropologist 118 (3): 701-702.
2015 Review of “Class in Contemporary China” by David S. Goodman. Anthropos 110 (2): 622‒623.
2012 学做工. Chinese Translation of “Learning to Labor: How working class kids get working class jobs” by Paul Willis. Co-translator: Mi Shu (equal contribution). Nanjing, China: Yiling Press.