凌旻華

副教授/中心副主任

耶魯大學人類學哲學博士

康本國際學術園11樓1103室

3943 1220

mhling@cuhk.edu.hk

凌旻華是一名社會文化人類學家。她的研究以移民和城市化對社會文化與環境的影響為中心,地域上則聚焦中國。她以深入的民族誌研究為基礎,探索個人與社區如何在更大的政治與社會經濟力量下體驗、塑造和理解各種形式的流動性與現代性。她的專著《難以安放的一代:上海打工子女邊緣成長記》是首部關於中國打工子女從學校走向勞動力市場的縱向研究,揭示了通過日常實踐的包容和排斥實現的城市治理政治。目前她正進行第二本專著的研究,從飲食文化和衛生角度探究中國農村在經歷了長達數十年的大規模勞動移民和國家主導的城市化進程後的社會生態轉型。

凌博士在耶魯大學取得人類學博士學位後於2013年加入香港中文大學擔任助理教授。她曾任2016年布朗國際高等研究院研究員。在中大,凌博士教授有關中國、城市發展、環境人文學和研究方法的入門和高級課程以及一系列研究生研討班。同時她也為本科生和研究生提供有關移民、教育、飲食文化、衛生、城市發展、國家與社會關係以及中國社會文化變遷等課題的指導。

 

Research Interests

  • sociocultural anthropology
  • migration and mobility
  • urbanization and rural-urban relations
  • citizenship and identity
  • foodways and socioecological relations
  • education and equity
  • environmental humanities

Representative Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

2020

Ling, Minhua. The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai’s Edge. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2020.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

2022

Ling, Minhua. “‘Snail Households’: Containerization of Migrant Housing on Shanghai’s Fringe.” positions: asia critique 30 (3) (forthcoming).

2020

Ling, Minhua. “Container housing: Formal informality and deterritorialised home-making amid bulldozer urbanism in Shanghai.” Urban Studies. 58(6):1141-1157.

2020

Ling, Minhua. “Living between incongruous worlds in Hong Kong.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 10 (2):308-312.

2017

Ling, Minhua. “Returning to No Home: Educational Remigration and Displacement in Rural China. Anthropological Quarterly. 90(3): 715-742.

2017

Ling, Minhua. “Precious Son, Reliable Daughter: Redefining Son Preference in Migrant Households in Urban China. The China Quarterly 229 (March 2017): pp. 150-171.

2015

Ling, Minhua. “Bad students go to vocational schools!’: Vocational Education for Migrant Youth in Urban China. The China Journal 73: 108-131.

Others

2021

Ling, Minhua. “Book Review of The Children of China’s Great Migration by Rachel Murphy.” The China Quarterly 247: 910-912.

2017

Ling, Minhua. “Book Review of Youth Cultures in China.” China Perspectives 2017/3: 70.

2016

Ling, Minhua. “Book Review of Class Work: Vocational Schools and China’s Urban Youth by T. E. Woronov.” American Anthropologist 118 (3): 701-702.

2015

Ling, Minhua. “Book Review of “Class in Contemporary China. Anthropos 110 (2): 622‒623.

Current Research Projects

2019–22. PI. “Food Consumption of Left-behind Children and Rural Transformation in Post-reform China.” General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

2019–22. Co-I. “The Last Transitions of Rural China.” China Studies Area Seed Grant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Courses Offered

ARTS1004 Introduction to Environmental Humanities
CHES1000 Introduction to Chinese Studies
CHES1100 Unofficial China
CHES2002 Chinese Culture and Society in Transformation
CHES2102 Chinese Family and Marriage
CHES3007 Urban China
CHES3008 Environment and Society in China
CHES3500 Chinese Studies Research Methods
CHES4500 Capstone Research Paper
CHES5201 Independent Study Project
CHES6010 China Seminar I
CHES6020 China Seminar II