Prof. Xiaowei Zang 臧小偉教授

BA Xiamen University, China
MA University of California, Berkeley
PhD University of California, Berkeley

Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Chair Professor of Social Sciences

Contact Information

Office: AC1-G7618
Phone: +852 3442 8902
Fax: +852 3442 0361
Email: xiaowei.zang@cityu.edu.hk

Current Research Interests

  • Ethnicity in China
  • Elite Behaviour and Governance in China
  • Recidivism in Hong Kong
  • Age and predictions of crime in Hong Kong

Professor Xiaowei Zang is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at City University of Hong Kong. He was Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK before joining CityU in August 2013. He has studied ethnicity and elite behaviour in China and has produced more than 120 research outputs including five authored books, 14 edited volumes, and many research papers in referred journals. His current research interests include governance in China and crime trends and patterns of recidivism in Hong Kong.

Teaching

Chinese Society
Chinese Politics
Research Methods
Sociological Theory

Current Projects

  • An Institutional Account of Para-Police Brutality in China
  • Population Aging and Crime Trends in Hong Kong
  • Social Networks and the Probabilities of Reoffending in Hong Kong

Publications (Selected List from 2006)

Authored Books and Edited Volumes

  • Xiaowei Zang (ed.) (2017) Handbook on the Family and Marriage in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Xiaowei Zang (2017) Uyghur Conceptions of Family and Society. London: Routledge
  • Xiaowei Zang (ed.) (2016) Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Xiaowei Zang (ed.) (2016) Understanding Chinese Society, 2nd edition. London: Routledge, 2016.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2015) Ethnicity in China: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Joanne Smith-Finley and Xiaowei Zang (eds.) (2015) Language, Education, and Uyghur Identity. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • Xiaowei Zang ed. (2014) Gender Norms in China: Changes and Continuities, Routledge Major Works Collection: Gender and Chinese Society, Vol. 1. London: Routledge.
  • Xiaowei Zang ed. (2014) Gender Discrimination and Inequalities in China, Routledge Major Works Collection: Gender and Chinese Society, Vol. 2. London: Routledge.
  • Xiaowei Zang ed. (2014) Gender and Migration in China, Routledge Major Works Collection: Gender and Chinese Society, Vol. 3. London: Routledge.
  • Xiaowei Zang ed. (2014) Women's Rights and Empowerment in China, Routledge Major Works Collection: Gender and Chinese Society, Vol. 4. London: Routledge.
  • Chien-wen Kou and Xiaowei Zang (eds.) (2014) Choosing China's Leaders. London: Routledge.
  • Xiaowei Zang and Chien-wen Kou (eds.) (2013) Elites and Governance in China. London: Routledge.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2011) Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban China. London: Routledge, paperback edition since 2013
  • Xiaowei Zang (ed.) (2011) Understanding Chinese Society. London: Routledge, hard cover and paperback.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2007) Ethnicity and Urban Life in China. London: Routledge, paperback edition since 2010.

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Xiaowei Zang and Michael Musheno (2018) “Explore Frontline Work in China.” Accepted for publication in Public Administration.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2017) “How Cohesive is the Bureaucracy in China? Street Level Bureaucracy and the China Model.” accepted for publication in Public Administration and Development.
  • Xiaowei Zang and William Jankowiak (2017) “Family and Marriage.” In: Robert Gamer (ed.) Understanding Contemporary China, 4rd edition (Boulder: Lynn Rienner Publisher).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2016) “Research on Street Level Discretion in the West: Past, Present, and the Future.” Chinese Political Science Review: 1/4: 610-22.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2016), “Socioeconomic Attainment, Cultural Tastes, and Ethnic Identity.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 39/11-12: 2,169-2,186.
  • Xiaowei Zang, “Who Are Ethnic Minorities and How Do They Fare in China?” In: Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar), 1-19.
  • Xiaowei Zang and Nabo Chen (2015), “How Do Village Leaders Reproduce Privileges in Post-1978 China? Local Corporatism, Informal Bargaining, and Opportunistic Parasitism.” Journal of Contemporary China 24/94: 628-643.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2015), “China’s Nationality Policy from the Perspective of International Minority Rights.” “China’s Nationality Policy from the Perspective of International Minority Rights.” In: David Goodman (ed.), Handbook of Politics in China (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar), 205-216.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2014), “Gender Roles and Ethnic Variation in Schooling in Ürümchi.” Pacific Affairs 87/4: 669-691.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2014), “State of the Field: Women and Gender in Chinese Studies.” In: Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Gender Norms in China: Changes and Continuities (London: Routledge), 1-24.
  • Chien-wen Kou and Xiaowei Zang (2014), “Informal Politics Embedded in Institutional Contexts.” In: Chien-wen Kou and Xiaowei Zang (eds.), Choosing China’s Leaders (London/New York: Routledge), 1-21.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2013), “Major Determinants of Uyghur Ethnic Consciousness in Urümchi.” Modern Asian Studies 47/6: Pp. 2,046-71.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2013), “Ethnic Variation in Network Composition in Ürümchi: Do State Policies Matter?” Ethnic and Racial Studies 36/1: Pp. 179-98.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2013), “Uyghur Support for Economic Justice in Ürümchi.” Pacific Affairs 86/1: Pp. 7-29.
  • Xiaowei Zang and Chien-wen Kou (2013), “Elites and Governance in China.” In: Xiaowei Zang and Chien-wen Kou (eds.), Elites and Governance in China (London: Routledge), 1-11.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Scaling the Socioeconomic Ladder: Uyghur Perceptions of Class Status in Urümchi.” Journal of Contemporary China 21/78: Pp. 1,029-43.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Why Are the Political Elite in China Motivated and Able to Promote Growth?” In Alice Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, and James Robinson (eds.), The Role of Elites in Economic Development (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 231-247.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Gender Roles and Ethnic Income Inequality in Urümchi.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35/2: Pp. 238-58.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Perceptions of Masculinity and Femininity among Uyghur Muslims in China.” Asian Women 28/4: Pp. 9-36.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Uyghur Islamic Piety in Urümchi, Xinjiang.” Chinese Sociological Review 44/4: Pp. 82-100.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Age and the Cost of Being Uyghurs in Urümchi.” China Quarterly #210: Pp. 419-34.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2012), “Minority Threat and Ethnic Variation in Party Membership Attainment in China" Journal of Contemporary China 21/75: Pp. 519-30.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2011), “Uyghur-Han Earnings Differentials in Ürümchi.” China Journal #65: Pp. 141-55.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2011), “Introduction.” Pp. 1-8 in Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Understanding Chinese Society (London/New York: Routledge).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2011), “Family and Marriage.” Pp. 35-48 in Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Understanding Chinese Society (London/New York: Routledge).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2011), “Government and Changing State-Society Relations.” Pp. 170-82 in Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Understanding Chinese Society (London/New York: Routledge).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2010), Xiaowei Zang, “Affirmative Action, Economic Reforms, and Han-Uyghur Variation in Job Attainment in the State Sector in Ürümchi.” China Quarterly # 202: Pp. 344-61.
  • Xiaowei Zang and Nabo Chen (2009), “Bourdieu and Chinese Sociology.” Sociologica: Italian Journal of Sociology on Line (http://www.sociologica.mulino.it/main).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2008), “Gender and Ethnic Variation in Arranged Marriages in a Chinese City.” Journal of Family Issues 29/5: Pp. 615-38.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2008), “Market Reforms and Han-Hui Variation in Employment in the State Sector in a Chinese City.” World Development 36/11: Pp. 2,341-52.
  • David Goodman and Xiaowei Zang (2008), “Introduction: Wealth Creation and the New Rich in China.” Pp. 1-20 in David Goodman (ed.), The New Rich in China (London: Routledge).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2008), “Market Reforms, the New Rich, and Status Hierarchies in China.” Pp. 53-70 in David S.G. Goodman (ed.), The New Rich in China (London: Routledge).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2007), “Minority Ethnicity, Social Status, and Uyghur Community Involvement in Urban Xinjiang.” Asian Ethnicity 8/1: Pp. 25-42 (This paper is reprinted in Colin Mackerras (ed.), Ethnic Minorities in Modern China, London: Routledge, 2011).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2007), “Family, Marriage, and Kinship.” Pp. 281-308 in Understanding Contemporary China (ed.) Robert Gamer (3rd edition, Boulder and London: Lynn Rienner Publisher).
  • Xiaowei Zang (2006), “Ethnic Variation in Neighborly Relations in Urban China.” Asian Ethnicity 7/2: Pp. 195-207.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2006), “Social Resources, Class Habitus, and Friendship Ties in Urban China.” Journal of Sociology 42/1: Pp. 79-92.
  • Xiaowei Zang and Alex Kwan (2006), “Modernization and Ethnic Variation in Marriage Timing in Malaysia.” International Journal of Sociology of the Family 32/1: Pp. 1-17.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2006), “Technical Training, Sponsored Mobility, and Functional Differentiation.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39/1: Pp. 39-57.
  • Xiaowei Zang (2006), “Elites, Social Change, and Policy-Making in China.” Policy & Society 25/2: Pp. 1-8.

Professional Engagement

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of China Studies, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • International Advisory Panel member, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia
  • External Advisor, MSC program on Contemporary China Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
  • Book Series Editor, Routledge Studies on Ethnicity in Asia