Research Interests:
Social network analysis; Social stratification, Social inequality; Sociology of chinese societies

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Professor
RUAN, Danching (阮丹青)
Ph.D. (Columbia University)
druan@hkbu.edu.hk

Daching Ruan is Professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her main research interests are in the fields of social network analysis, social stratification, and social inequality. In recent years, she has also worked on historical case studies of the early period of China’s economic reform and has published with Oxford University Press and Joint Publishing. Her writings have also been published in Social Forces, Social Networks, The China Journal, International Migration Review, American Behavioral Scientist, Social Sciences in China, L’Année Sociologique, among others.

Educational Stratification in China - A View from the Top, Research Grants Council, Amount: 819,500, 2006-2009, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: James Lee & Yang Shanhua.

Social Capital and Social Inequality – A Study of Rural Migrants in Shanghai, Research Grants Council, Amount: 794,750, 2003-2006, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: Wang Feng, Zuo Xuejin, and Gina Lai.

Social Networks and Marital Power: A Cross-Sectional Study in Hong Kong, Research Grants Council, Amount: 974,517, 2002-2005, PI: Gina Lai; Co-Is Odalia Wong and Ruan Danching.

Elite reproduction—a study of cultural and social capital reproduction in urban China under Mao, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grants, Amount: HK$ 150,000, 2017-2019, PI: Ruan Danching.

Social Capital and Migrant Entrepreneurs in Urban China: a comparative study, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grants, Amount: HK$ 50,000, 2013-2014, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: Song Jing, Feng Xiaotian, and Qi Xiaoying.

Social Capital and Self-employment in Urban China, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grants, Amount: HK$ 49,990, 2012-2013, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: Song Jing, Feng Xiaotian, and Qi Xiaoying.

Educational Stratification in China - A View from the Top, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grants, Amount: 218120, 2005-2006, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: James Lee & Yang Shanhua.

Social Capital and Social Inequality – A Study of Rural Migrants in Shanghai, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grant, Amount:83520, HK 2002-2003, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is Wang Feng, Zuo Xuejing, and Gina Lai.

The composition of education elite in China--the case of Peking University, Hong Kong Baptist U. Faculty Research Grant, Amount: HK$50,000, 2002-2003, PI: Ruan Danching; Co-Is: James Lee & Yang Shanhua.

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Journal Articles

Ruan, D. & Zhu, S. (2015). Birds of a Feather—a Study of Social Networks of Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong. American Behavioral Scientist. 59/9. 1100–1114.

Lu,Y., Ruan, D. & Lai, G. (2013). Social Capital and Economic Integration of Migrants in Urban China. Social Networks. 35/3. 357-369.

梁晨、李中清、 张浩、李兰、阮丹青、康文林、杨善华. 2012.“无声的革命:北京大学与苏州大学学生社会来源研究, 1952-2002”,《中国社会科学》, 第193卷 (第1期)页98-118。 (Chen, L., Lee, J., Zhang, H., Li,L., Ruan, D., Campbell, C. & Yang, S. (2012). Silent Revolution--Social Origins and University Matriculation at Peking University and Suzhou University, 1952-2002. Social Sciences in China. 193/1. 98-118.

Lee, Rance P.L., Ruan, D. & Lai, G. (2005). Social Structure and Support Networks in Beijing and Hong Kong. Social Networks. 27. 249-274.

Wang, F., Zou, X. & Ruan, D. (2002). Rural Migrants in Shanghai: Living under the Shadow of Socialism. International Migration Review. 36/2. 520-545.

Zhang, W & Ruan, D. (1999). Social support networks in China: an urban-rural comparison. (in Chinese). Sociological Research. 3.12-24. (A condensed English version was published in Social Sciences in China. Vol.3, Pp. 45-55, 2001.)

Ruan, D. (1998). The content of the GSS discussion networks: An exploration of GSS discussion name generator in a Chinese context. Social Networks. 20. 247-264.

Freeman, L. & Ruan, D. (1997). An international comparative study of interpersonal behavior and role relationships. L’Année Sociologique. 47.89-115.

Ruan, D., Freeman, L., Dai, X., Pan, Y., & Zhang, W. (1997). On the changing structure of social networks in urban China. Social Networks. 19. 75-89.

Ruan, D. (1993). Interpersonal networks and workplace controls in urban China. Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs (now called The China Journal). 29. 89-105.

Blau, Peter M., Ruan, D. & Ardelt, M. (1991). Interpersonal choice and networks in China. Social Forces. 69/4. 1037-1062.

Ruan, D., Zhou, L., Blau, P. & Walder, A. (1990). A preliminary analysis of the social network of residents in Tianjin with a comparison to social networks in America. Social Sciences in China. 3. 68-89.

Blau, Peter. M. and Danching Ruan. 1990. “Inequality of opportunity in urban China and America.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 9:3-32.

Books

定宜庄、阮丹青、杨善华。2015。《大历史、小人物:黄宗汉与东风电视机厂改革》。香港: 牛津大学出版社。 (Yizhuang Ding, Danching Ruan, and Shanhua Yang. 2015. The Best Years—Oral History Accounts of Huang Zonghan and Beijing East Wind TV Factory's Transformation in the Early Years of China's Economic Reform. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, paperback.)

杨善华、阮丹青 、定宜庄。2014。 《缝隙中的改革——黄宗汉与北京东风电视机厂的“破冰之旅”》。北京: 生活•读书•新知三联书店。 (Shanhua Yang, Danching Ruan, and Yizhuang Ding. 2014. The Breakthrough— Case Study of Huang Zonghan and Beijing East Wind TV Factory in the Early Years of China's Economic Reform. Beijing: Joint Publishing, paperback. )

定宜庄、 阮丹青、杨原。2014。 《宣武区消失之前——黄宗汉口述》。北京: 北京出版集团。 (Yizhuang Ding, Danching Ruan, and Yuan Yang. 2014. Beijing's Xuanwu District since 1949— A District Official's Personal Account. Beijing: Beijing Publishing Group, paperback. )

梁晨、张浩、李兰、阮丹青、康文林、李中清。2013。《无声的革命: 北京大学、苏州大学学生社会来源研究, 1949-2002》。北京: 生活•读书•新知三联书店。 (Chen Liang, Hao Zhang, Lan Li, Danching Ruan, Cameron Campbell, and James Lee. 2013. Silent Revolution: the Social Origins of Peking University and Soochow University Undergraduates, 1949-2002). Beijing: Joint Publishing, paperback.)

《重塑上海人--上海新老居民一体化研究》主编:阮丹青, 上海学林出版社, 2009。(Ruan, Danching (ed.) 2009. Migration and the Remaking of Shanghai. Shanghai: Xuelin Publication House, paperback.)

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