China After the One-Child PolicyDecember 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, East-West Center, Burns Hall, Room 3012
Professor of Sociology
SociologyUniversity of California at Irvine and Fudan University in Shanghai, China
Monday, December 19, 2013 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd floor)
Wang Feng is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Between 2010 and 2013, he served as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy in Beijing. Professor Wang is a widely-recognized expert on social and demographic change in China and on comparative demography and social history. He is a co-author of One Quarter of Humanity: Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities, 1700-2000 (/i)(Harvard University Press 1999) and Prudence and Pressure: Reproduction and Human Agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 (MIT Press 2010), and he is author of Boundaries and Categories: Rising Inequality in Post-Socialist Urban China (Stanford University Press 2008). In November 2013, he published an op-ed (available at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/opinion/chinas-one-child-rule-should-be-scrapped.html) about China’s one-child policy in the New York Times .
Wang Feng received his PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan. Between 1989 and 1996, he was a Research Fellow at the East-West Center.
East-West Center Research Program, Mānoa Campus
Ann Takayesu, 808-955-7566, TakayesA@eastwestcenter.org