JIANG, Jin 江晉

Assistant Professor

PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests:

Sociology of education; Social stratification and mobility; Labour markets; International higher education

Dr Jin Jiang joined the Department of Sociology in 2020. Her research interests include sociology of education, social stratification and mobility, labour markets and international higher education. One of her current research projects, funded by the Research Grants Council, investigates how and why the co-residence of young adults with their parents has changed over the past 25 years in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United Kingdom. Another current project, funded by Public Policy Research Fund, adopts the approaches of big data and survey experiments to examine how local people in Hong Kong perceive the career opportunity for young adults in the Greater Bay Area. Dr Jiang has published articles in leading international journals such as American Sociological ReviewSociology of Education, and Journal of Social Policy, and book chapters published Routledge, Springer and Oxford University Press.

External research grants

  1. Research Grants Council, Early Career Scheme (ECS), Staying in the Nest? A Study of Young Adults’ Co-residence with Parents in the United Kingdom, Mainland China and Hong Kong, Principal Investigator, HK$ 588,824, 01/01/2021-31/12/2023.
  2. Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, The Greater Bay Area and Career Opportunity for Hong Kong Youth: Integrating Big Data Analysis and Survey Experiments, Principal Investigator, HK$500,000, 01/11/2019-31/11/2021.


Internal research grants

  1. Research Collaboration and Development Fund, Lingnan University, Series of Opinion Surveys on Hong Kong Citizens’ Perceptions and Evaluations on Development Opportunities and Challenges in the Greater Bay Area of China, Principal Investigator, HK$150,000, 2019-2020.
  2. Direct Grant, Lingnan University, The Massification of Higher Education and Changing Labour Markets in Urban China: A Pilot Study of Graduate Employment from 2003 to 2015, Principal Investigator, HK$77,776, 2019-2020.
  3. Direct Grant, Lingnan University, Changing Living Arrangement of Young Adults in Hong Kong over the Last 25 Years: A Time-trend Analysis of Census Data, Principal Investigator, HK$79,946, 2020.

(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)


Peer-reviewed Publications

Journal Articles

GS indicate graduate student co-author at the time of writing

Shen, Wenqin and Jiang, Jin*. (2021). Institutional prestige, academic supervision and research productivity of international PhD students: Evidence from Chinese returnees. Journal of Sociology. (*corresponding author). Online first, https://doi.org/10.1177/14407833211055225.


Kühner, Stefan; Lau, Maggie; Jiang, Jin and Wen, Zhuoyi. (2021). Personal income, local communities and happiness in a rich global city: evidence from Hong Kong. Journal of Asian Public Policy, 14(3), 314-332.


Kühner, Stefan; Jiang, Jin*; Wen, Zhuoyi and Lau, Maggie (2021). Labour market experience, educational attainment and self-reported happiness: Crowding-out amongst young people in Hong Kong. Journal of Education and Work, 34(3), 275-291. (*corresponding author).


Jiang, Jin and Ke, GuoguoGS (2021). China’s move to mass higher education since 1998: Analysis of higher education expansion policies. Higher Education Quarterly, 75(3), 418-437.


Mok, Ka Ho and Jiang, Jin. (2020). Towards corporatized collaborative governance: The multiple networks model and entrepreneurial universities in Hong Kong. Studies in Higher Education, 45(10), 2110-2120.


Jiang, Jin, Mok, Ka Ho, and Shen, Wenqin. (2020). Riding over national and global disequilibria: International learning and academic career development of Chinese PhD returnees. Higher Education Policy, 33, 531–554.


Kang, YuyangGS and Jiang, Jin*. (2020). Revisiting the innovation systems of cross-border cities: The role of higher education institution and cross-boundary cooperation in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 42(2), 213-229. (*corresponding author).


Jiang, Jin and Shen, Wenqin. (2019). International mentorship and research collaboration: Evidence from European-trained Chinese PhD returnees. Frontiers of Education in China14(2), 180-205.


Jiang, Jin; Qian, Jiwei; and Wen, Zhuoyi. (2018). Social protection for the informal sector in urban China: Institutional constraints and self-selection behaviour. Journal of Social Policy47(2), 335-357.


Mok, Ka Ho and Jiang, Jin. (2018). Massification of higher education and challenges for graduate employment and social mobility: East Asian experiences and sociological reflections. International Journal of Educational Development, 63, 44-51.


Mok, Ka Ho; Han, Xiao; Jiang, Jin and Zhang, Xiaojun. (2018) International and transnational education for whose interests? A study on the career development of Chinese students. Higher Education Quarterly, 72(3), 208-223. Receiving the Top Cited Article Award 2018-2019 awarded by Higher Education Quarterly).


Shen, Wenqin; Gao, Yao; Zhang, Bin; and Jiang, Jin. (2018). Academia or enterprises: gender, research outputs, and employment among PhD graduates in China. Asia Pacific Education Review, 19(2), 285–296.


Tam, Tony and Jiang, Jin. (2015). Divergent urban-rural trends in college attendance: State policy bias and structural exclusion in China. Sociology of Education, 88(2), 160-180.


Tam, Tony and Jiang, Jin. (2014). The making of higher education inequality: How do mechanisms and pathways depend on competition? American Sociological Review, 79, 807-816.


Edited Book

Neubauer, Deane, Mok, Ka Ho, and Jiang, Jin. (eds.) (2018). The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification. London: Routledge.


Book Chapters and Oxford Research Encyclopedia

Jiang, Jin. (in press). Higher education in Hong Kong: Recent developments and challenges. In Kapur, Devesh; Kong, Lily; and Malone, David M. (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific Region. Singapore: Oxford University Press.


Jiang, Jin. and Mok, Ka Ho (2019). Asserting global leadership in higher education: Governance with strong government in China. In Jarvis, Darryl. S.L. and Mok, Ka Ho. (eds.). Transformations in Higher Education Governance in Asia. Singapore: Springer, pp. 101-121.


Jiang, Jin. (2018). Expansion of upper secondary education in Mainland China, 1980–2010. In Aizawa, Shinichi., Kagawa, Mei., and Rappleye, Jeremy. (eds.), High School for All in East Asia: Comparing Experiences. London: Routledge, pp. 181-198.


Jiang, Jin. (2018). Competition for talent and unequal development of higher education: Evidence from Chang Jiang Scholars Programme. In Alfred. M. Wu and John. N. Hawkins (eds.), Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance. Singapore: Springer, pp. 21-37.


Mok, Ka Ho and Jiang, Jin. (2018). Questing for entrepreneurial university in Hong Kong and Shenzhen: The promotion of industry-university collaboration and entrepreneurship. In Neubauer, Deane, Mok, Ka Ho, and Jiang, Jin. (eds.) The Sustainability of Higher Education in an Era of Post-Massification. London: Routledge, pp. 115-133.


Jiang, Jin. (2017). Higher education in China. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Online publication, doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.207.


Mok, Ka Ho and Jiang, Jin. (2017). Massification of higher education: Challenges for admissions and graduate employment in China. In Mok, Ka Ho (ed.), Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives. Singapore: Springer, pp.219-243.

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