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May 2024
The PNAS publication authored by Prof. Han Siqi and a report about it from THE

We’re excited to announce the recent PNAS publication “Interdisciplinary college curriculum and its labor market implications” authored by Prof. Han Siqi, accompanied by a report from THE(The Higher Education):

Interdisciplinarity of US science degrees ‘overstated’

Extensive comparison of course descriptions to actual syllabuses shows persistent silos, with highest cost for science students

October 17, 2023

Paul Basken (/author/paul-basken)

Twitter: @pbasken (https://twitter.com/pbaske

US colleges and universities are overstating the degree to which their course content is interdisciplinary, with especially significant workplace implications for students in the sciences, a nationwide course analysis has found.

The peer-reviewed investigation (https://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.2221915120) compared course catalogue descriptions with the actual syllabuses across more than 110,000 courses at 80 four-year colleges and universities in the US – many of them leading liberal arts and research institutions – to show that the ideal of teaching multiple field-specific skills is more often claimed than delivered.

And that difference was shown through data to be especially important for science majors, given how much more they earn with a better interdisciplinary experience, said a lead author of the study, Peter Bearman, a professor of social science at Columbia University (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/columbia-university).

“There’s a high return either way” in the job market for students who graduate with a degree in a scientific field, Professor Bearman said.“ And then there’s premium for those who have interdisciplinary experiences in college.”

The data was compiled by Professor Bearman with three colleagues at Columbia and one at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/university-hong-kong), and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The discrepancies between course catalogue outlines and actual syllabuses, he said, probably reflected the fact that a true interdisciplinary experience (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/liberal-arts-teaching-should-go-interdisciplinary) is expensive for a college to provide, mostly because of the challenge of finding or training science instructors who can supplement their teaching with content from outside their field.

“It’s really difficult (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/jealousy-and-lack-community-block-multidisciplinary-research) in the academy to create incentives for faculty to be teaching across disciplines,” Professor Bearman said.

The 80 US institutions chosen for the study cover a range of types and reputational heft, and include about 20 top-ranked research universities and another 20 leading liberal arts institutions.

The study team used text-scanning technologies to read the course catalogue entries and then assess the syllabuses on the extent to which the course actually covers multiple fields of academic expertise.

It was possible, Professor Bearman acknowledged, that individual instructors might teach in ways that provide more interdisciplinary exposure than their syllabuses indicate. However, that is not likely to happen to a significant degree in most cases, given the specificity of most syllabuses, he said.

Professor Bearman also acknowledged that students in all fields benefit from interdisciplinary instruction, but said the relative benefit is higher for science majors because they tend to get less cross-major exploration from their regular coursework.

The data showing higher starting salaries for science majors with interdisciplinary course content might understate the later-career gains by humanities majors, Professor Bearman said. But generally, he said, early career pay differentials tend to hold, and later-career wage growth tends to reflect multiple factors beyond the worker’s particular college major.

paul.basken@timeshighereducation.com (mailto:paul.basken@timeshighereducation.com)

 

April 2024
Our hearty congratulations to our two faculty members on receiving the CUHK Long Service Award 2023!

Professor Tony Tam 譚康榮教授 – 15-year Long Service Award

Professor Yuying Tong 同鈺瑩教授 – 15-year Long Service Award

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to the above members for their continued dedication and contributions to the Department over the years.

April 2024
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2024 – Sociology

🎉 Exciting News! 🎉 We’re thrilled to announce that CUHK Sociology has once again been ranked among the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024! 🌟📚 Our department’s commitment to excellence in research and education continues to shine bright. Congratulations to all our faculty, staff, and students for this remarkable achievement! 🎓

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2024 – Sociology

March 2024
In memory of our generous donor, Mr. Ma Ah Muk

Mr. Ma Ah Muk was a generous donor to our department, establishing the “Ma Ah Muk Award for Student Exchange” scholarship from 2013 to 2020. A total of 7 students benefited from this scholarship, enabling them to participate in overseas exchange activities. Mr. Ma passed away on March 17, 2024, due to illness, leaving us with deep regret. His kindness will always be cherished, and his selfless support for students and contributions to the department will be forever remembered. Let us remember Mr. Ma’s kindness and generosity, and express our gratitude for his valuable contributions to our department.

February 2024
Scholarships and Awards Presentation Ceremony 2023

The Department of Sociology hosted its Annual Scholarships and Awards Presentation Ceremony on February 16, 2024, at Chung Chi College Staff Clubhouse. The event was a celebration of outstanding students and a token of gratitude to generous donors. Faculty members, awardees, and donors gathered to commend academic excellence and philanthropic spirit.

Professor Wong Suk Ying, the Acting Chair of the Department, warmly welcomed attendees and expressed gratitude to donors for their invaluable contributions. She emphasized the transformative power of scholarships in shaping students’ lives and reiterated the department’s dedication to providing accessible education. Additionally, she announced the forthcoming alumni book, which will showcase inspirational stories of sociology graduates.

A total of 25 exceptional students were honored with scholarships recognizing their academic achievements, leadership qualities, and contributions to the community. Each recipient was commended for their hard work and unwavering commitment to their educational aspirations.

The ceremony included touching testimonials from scholarship recipients, who shared personal anecdotes of overcoming obstacles and expressed heartfelt appreciation for the support they received. These testimonials underscored the profound impact of scholarships in providing opportunities for deserving students.

Donors had the opportunity to witness firsthand the positive effects of their generosity on students’ lives and society at large. Their contributions not only assist individual students but also contribute to the advancement of knowledge and societal progress.

Let us extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the deserving awardees!

(Access to the Ceremony Programme and Awardees List)

January 2024
Congratulations to our Sociology student on receiving the CUHK Outstanding Students Awards 2023!

SHIU Cheuk Lam Charlton, a final year undergraduate student from CUHK Sociology, is honored with the Outstanding Students Awards 2023 by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. These awards were bestowed to recognize the CUHK students for their exceptional achievements beyond academic excellence. Charlton established two innovative social enterprises and has been taking leading roles in various NGOs. She was also active in participating in both local and international conferences and symposiums. Congratulations to Charlton on receiving this well-deserved award for her remarkable accomplishments and contributions to society!

Know more about Charlton: https://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/profile/shiu-cheuk-lam-charlton/

January 2024
Our Warmest Congratulations to Prof. ZHANG Wenhong on his Appointment as the Founding Dean of the New School of Sociology at Nankai University

Prof. ZHANG Wenhong is a distinguished alumnus of the Department. He received his Sociology Ph.D. degree from the Department of Sociology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. His research directions are social capital and social stratification. From July 2011 to August 2021, he served as the Dean and Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Sociology and Political Science of Shanghai University. In September 2022, he returned to his alma mater, Nankai University, and served as a Professor at the Zhou Enlai School of Government. On 23rd December 2023, the School of Sociology of Nankai University held its founding ceremony, with Prof. ZHANG Wenhong as the Founding Dean.

Learn more: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/h9qWvQa5wgMif9sciFRvBQ

December 2023
Visitation details of the delegates for the MOU renewal of the Joint Migration Research Center of CUHK-XJTU and a subsequent Workshop

On December 10th, Professor Wang Shuguo, who is the President of Xi’an Jiaotong University, led a delegation to Hong Kong where they met with Professor Rocky Tuan, the President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. During the meeting, they renewed the MOU for the XJTU-CUHK Joint Migration Research Center.

On December 11th, a symposium and academic seminar were held at the Department of Sociology, CUHK, for the joint centre.

For details of the event, please refer to the press release of Xi’an Jiaotong University: https://news.xjtu.edu.cn/info/1033/204783.htm

October 2023
CUHK INFORMATION DAY 2023

The CUHK Information Day will be held on October 21, 2023 (Saturday). The Sociology Department will organize a series of admission activities to introduce the program and sociological way of thinking. Join us and unleash your sociological imagination!

Sociology Admission Talk
Come and listen to an introductory talk by our faculty members! Discover sociology and have the opportunity to ask questions about our program.

Time
10:00am – 11:00am
11:30am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue
LT2, UG/F, Sino Building, Chung Chi College

Experiencing Sociology
Come chat with our student ambassadors and try out our mini sociology games!

Time
9:00am – 5:00pm

Venue
4/F, Sino Building, Chung Chi College

Urban Diversity – A Collaborative Sociological Art Project
Take a snapshot of the city! Submit it to us on your visit to the Sociology Department, and receive a limited-edition gift in return! The original photo should be based on one of the following themes and the image file size should not exceed 5MB (JPEG format):

– Diversity and Urban Life
– Inclusive Spaces
– Equal Opportunities
– Breaking Barriers
– Communities Empowerment
– Intersectionality

Where to submit your photo:
4/F Sino Building, Chung Chi Campus

Date: 21 October 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Submitted photos will contribute to an AI-assisted art project that visualizes urban diversity in Hong Kong. Visit here to check the collaborative project after your visit: www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/

Useful link:
CUHK Information Day 2023 (official homepage)
https://infoday.cuhk.edu.hk/

Department of Sociology
www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/

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October 2023
(Reminder) Call for Papers for HKSA 24th Annual Conference at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is proud to host the 24th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA) on December 2, 2023, at the CUHK campus.

This year’s conference theme is “Population Changes and Social Inequalities,” and we extend a warm invitation to sociologists and researchers from all institutions to submit abstracts or panel proposals related to this theme or other topics within Sociology.

To submit your abstracts or panel proposals, please use the online submission form, and make sure to complete your submissions by 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8, HKT) on October 15, 2023. For more detailed information, kindly refer to the conference website. Notifications of accepted presentations will be sent out in late October.

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Wei-Jun Jean Yeung from the National University of Singapore will be our keynote speaker. Her talk, titled “Demographic Transition and Social Stratification in Asia,” promises to be enlightening and insightful.

If you have any inquiries or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at hksa@cuhk.edu.hk. We eagerly anticipate your participation and valuable contributions to make this conference a success!

More details: https://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/conference/hong-kong-sociological-association-24th-annual-conference/

August 2023
Congratulations to Prof. SUN Jin for two Publication Awards

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Sun Jin has been awarded two prestigious publication accolades by the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Specifically, Prof. Sun has received the 2023 Distinguished Article Award from the Section on Political Economy of the World System and the 2023 Granovetter Best Article Award (Honorable Mention) from the Section on Economic Sociology. These two ASA awards commend the remarkable theoretical contribution and empirical depth of the 2022 AJS article co-authored by Prof. Sun and Prof. Grégoire Mallard. It’s noteworthy that Professor Sun completed his undergraduate studies at CUHK.

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Jin Sun on these outstanding achievements. These accomplishments underscore the excellence consistently contributed by our faculty members to the field of academic sociology.

Link for reference: http://www.asapews.org/

July 2023
NEW COURSE! SOCI 4211 Sociology Internship (Term 1, September to 3 December 2023)

In this credit-bearing internship course, students will work with one of our collaborating organisations during Term time. Students are required to complete 100 internship hours, attend at least five regular in-class seminars and submit other course assignments such as written report in the end of semester. Upon completing the course, students should be able to reflect on the social impacts of an organisation and incorporate their sociological knowledge into real-life work experiences.

July 2023
Congratulations!

Congratulations!|Five professors from our department received the Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Scholars Scheme (HSSPFS) and General Research Fund (GRF) respectively  

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Choi Susanne Yuk-ping, Prof. Jin Lei, Prof. Jacob Thomas, and Prof. Zhu Ling have successfully obtained “General Research Fund (GRF)” from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s for 2023-2024. Furthermore, it is worth emphasizing that out of ten professors in Hong Kong who have been granted funding through the prestigious Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Scholars Scheme (HSSPFS), two professors from our Department, namely Prof. Tong Yuying and Prof. Choi Susanne Yuk-ping, have received this esteemed recognition.

Congratulations to our professors for their outstanding academic achievements!

The HSSPFS, established in 2012/13, aims to provide senior researchers in the humanities and social sciences with extended leave of absence and funding support, allowing them to concentrate on research and writing. When evaluating research projects for funding, the RGC considers several criteria, including the academic quality and merit of the project, the scientific and scholarly value of the research proposal, the qualifications and research achievements of the researcher, the originality of the project, and its feasibility within the specified timeframe. Additionally, institutional commitment, the project’s contribution to academic/professional development, potential societal, cultural, or economic applications, and the possibility of funding from external sources are taken into account.

The General Research Fund (GRF) provides funding to exceptional scholars. Research categories encompass both basic and applied research. Evaluation criteria include academic quality, research value, researcher qualifications, originality, and project completion. Institutional commitment, contributions to academic/professional development, social applicability, and the potential for external funding are also considered. In cases where similar applications are received, academic quality serves as a key assessment factor.

Please find below the list of funded research projects:

Scheme PI Title of the project
HSSPFS TONG Yuying Understanding the Low Fertility in Rural China: The Perspectives of Livelihood Choices and Gender Equality
HSSPFS CHOI Susanne Yuk-ping Forbidden Desires, Intersectional Inequalities: Gay and Lesbian Lives in China
GRF CHOI Susanne Yuk-ping Gender, Power and Online Sexual Harrassment: A Comparative Study of Four Cities in East Asia
GRF JIN Lei Assessing the Reciprocal Interplay between Social Relationships and Health-related Outcomes across the Life Course in China
GRF THOMAS Jacob Richard Who Realizes Their Online Intentions To Emigrate? What Distinguishes Emigrants from Potential Emigrants in the Context of Rapid and Sudden Social Change
GRF ZHU Ling Career Background and Career Advancement of Local Political Leaders in China: An Internal Labor Market Perspective

To learn more about our faculty members, please visit: www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/people/faculty

CUHK press releases about the RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme:

https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/tc/press/four-cuhk-scholars-awarded-funding-by-rgc-humanities-and-social-sciences-prestigious-fellowship-scheme/

https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press/four-cuhk-scholars-awarded-funding-by-rgc-humanities-and-social-sciences-prestigious-fellowship-scheme/

June 2023
Prof. Min ZHOU, Honorary Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow of the CUHK Department of Sociology, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Prof. Min ZHOU, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Director of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center, as well as an Honorary Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow of the CUHK Department of Sociology, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This prestigious honor follows her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S) in 2022. Prof. Min ZHOU is the second Distinguished Fellow of our department to receive this prestigious honor since Prof. Yu XIE was elected to the NAS in 2009.

The NAS is a renowned society of distinguished scholars established by Congress in 1863, dedicated to advancing science in America and providing objective advice on matters of science and technology to the U.S. government.

Prof. Zhou’s research focuses on migration and development, Chinese diasporas, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of Asian America. Her scholarly contributions have been recognized by the American Sociological Association (ASA), with awards such as the 2020 Contribution to the Field Award from the ASA Section on Asia and Asian America and the 2017 Distinguished Career Award from the ASA Section on International Migration.

Prof. Zhou has published numerous books and articles, with notable works including Beyond Economic Migration: Social, Historical and Political Factors in U.S. Immigration (2023) and The Asian American Achievement Paradox (2015). Her memoir, The Accidental Sociologist in Asian American Studies (2011), provides a captivating account of her childhood in China and her career journey in America.

Let us extend the warmest congratulations to Prof. Min ZHOU for this well-deserved recognition and for her valuable contributions to academia!

For more information, please visit https://www.international.ucla.edu/apc/article/266117; https://m.stnn.cc/c/2023-05-04/3813017.shtml.

A recent interview in Chinese with Prof. Min ZHOU can be accessed at https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/-zXDUhbJlbWwDtsGvMAhyA.

June 2023
Scholarship for Social Services of Department of Sociology

The following scholarship for Social Services is open for application:

Lau Cheung Kwai Lan Memorial Scholarship in Sociology
劉張桂蘭社會學紀念獎學金

The scholarship has been generously donated by Dr. Lau Yiu Chung Laurie (劉耀忠博士) and his wife, Mrs. Lau Lam Cheuk Man (劉林卓敏女士), in honor of Dr. Lau’s beloved mother Mrs. LAU Cheung Kwai Lan (劉張桂蘭女士), This scholarship aims to recognize the academic excellence, humanistic sensibility, and commitment to social service demonstrated by students pursuing sociology.

For the current academic year, a single scholarship of HK$5,000 will be awarded to a non-first-year student who is majoring in sociology at the undergraduate level during the 2022/23 academic year. Eligible students may apply for this scholarship only once throughout their entire course of study at our university. Applicants are required to have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in previous academic years, in addition to making significant contributions through service to their fellow students and/or the wider community in Hong Kong.

Interested students please submit the application on or before 30 June 2023 (Friday).

Enquiries: 3943 6271 / sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

Application form | Supplementary information form

May 2023
Exciting News: New Admission Scholarships Offered by Sociology Programme

The Department of Sociology will introduce two new admission scholarships starting 2023-2024. The scholarships, namely the Admission Scheme for Sociology Talents and the Undergraduate Admission Scholarship of Sociology, have been established to recognize outstanding academic achievements of students admitted to the program.

The Admission Scheme for Sociology Talents (社會學菁英入學計劃) provides a remarkable opportunity for students who have excelled academically and demonstrated a keen interest in sociology. The number of awardee is unlimited for this prestigious scholarship, as JUPAS students meeting the specific requirements (please refer to this link) will be eligible to the scholarship. The scholarship amount is equivalent to the local tuition fee for one year, currently set at HK$42,100, and will be provided as a one-time payment.

The Undergraduate Admission Scholarship of Sociology (社會學本科入學獎學金) has been introduced to recognize outstanding academic achievements among students admitted through both JUPAS and non-JUPAS channels. It offers four awards annually, including one for JUPAS admission, one for a non-JUPAS Year 1 student (local and international; for academic credentials other than sub-degrees), one for a sub-degree holder, and one for a Social Science Broad-based student based on Year 1 cumulative GPA. The scholarship amount for each recipient is HK$10,000 per year.

The Department of Sociology is committed to providing excellent opportunities for students to pursue their academic goals and unlock their potential in the field of sociology. These scholarships not only recognize outstanding achievements but also pave the way for a successful academic journey and future career prospects.

For more information regarding the department’s scholarships, kindly visit the “Scholarships” section on our official website.

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May 2023
Our hearty congratulations to our three faculty members on receiving the CUHK Long Service Award 2022!
  • Professor Wong Suk Ying 王淑英教授 – 25-year Long Service Award
  • Professor Jin Lei 金蕾教授 – 15-year Long Service Award
  • Dr. Lau Siu Lun 劉紹麟博士 – 15-year Long Service Award

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation to the above members for their continued dedication and contributions to the Department over the years.

April 2023
Award Celebration of the CUHK Faculty of Social Science 2022

The Appreciation Achievement Award Celebration of the CUHK Faculty of Social Science was held on 22 Apr 2023 to celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of the students being placed on the 2021 Dean’s List.

18 undergraduate and 6 taught postgraduate students of Sociology were placed on the 2021 Dean’s List, including:

[ Undergraduate Students ]

  • CHENG, Sum In Yen 鄭心研
  • CHEUNG, Chun Fung Anthony 張竣峰
  • GUO, Yuhan 郭雨寒
  • JIANG, Minglun 蔣明倫
  • LEE, Ho 李灝
  • LEE, Hoi Ching 李凱晴
  • LEE, Wing Hei 李穎晞
  • LEUNG, Yu Shan 梁喻珊
  • LI, Yihan 李亦涵
  • LIU, Chiu Kit 廖昭傑
  • LO, Tsz Yiu 盧芷瑤
  • LO, Yiu Dik Ivan 魯曜迪
  • LUK, Wai Yan 陸慧欣
  • PEI, Yu   裴瑜
  • WONG, Hei Man Maggie 王希文
  • WONG, Yi Nei 王旖旎
  • WONG, Yu Yan 黃汝恩
  • YEUNG, Ka Yi 楊嘉怡

[ Taught Postgraduate Students ]

  • GAO, Hongyang 高宏揚
  • GONG, Hongjin 龔弘晉
  • PENG, Yuhao 彭雨豪
  • QI, Donghang 齊東航
  • SHEN, Yueying 沈月盈
  • ZHUANG, Jia 莊佳

Congratulations!

April 2023
金耀基:中國崛起是文明崛起 中國式現代化必要融合文化元素

金耀基:中國崛起是文明崛起 中國式現代化必要融合文化元素

[以下引用自  HK01 來源文章]

4 月 11 日,著名社會學家、香港中文大學社會學榮休講座教授金耀基教授於香港大學舉辦著作《從傳統到現代》改版對談會,針對中國現代化進程與轉型,金耀基提出中國現代化發展的必然性、以及作為文明崛起的意義,更重要的是,中國的現代化不會是一場沒有「沒有傳統」的現代化。…

時至今日,世界的重心已從西方轉移到東方,亞洲經濟已經是世界版圖中最活躍的一股勢力。金耀基教授援引西方學者的評價,認為中國現代化已經取得傲世成就,甚至被認為是一種新的工業文明的身份在亞洲崛起。金耀基教授特別強調「文明」二字,指出在西方眼中,中國的崛起已不只是一個強權國家的興盛這麼簡單,而是蘊含一個文明的升起與移轉,與之相伴的是西方過去500年的優勢,可能被逆轉。…

金耀基教授簡評了中國現代化的歷程,其認為中國從鄧小平改革開放開始,到今天「有中國社會主義特色的現代化」,其來有自,因為鄧小平意識到不能走蘇聯式的現代化,以保留「中國」作為現代化的理想性目標,意即融入中國文化元素於其中。「那不是指人口、也不是指發展階段,這些都是會出現階段性變化,唯有中國文化才是穩定的。」…

原文網址: 金耀基:中國崛起是文明崛起 中國式現代化必要融合文化元素 香港01

https://www.hk01.com/article/887153?utm_source=01articlecopy&utm_medium=referral

March 2023
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2023 – Sociology

CUHK Sociology ranks 1st in Hong Kong and 23rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2023.

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2023 – Sociology

March 2023
PNAS Science Sessions at Podcast: U-turn in occupational gender segregation

Prof. Ling Zhu and Prof. David B. Grusky explore intergenerational factors influencing occupational gender segregation in the United States.

Details: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/u-turn-in-occupational-gender-segregation/id1367460245?i=1000581422321

November 2022
Student Exchange Programme with University of Kent and University of Warwick, UK

Student Exchange Programme with University of Kent and University of Warwick, UK

The captioned programme organized by the Department is now open for application.

Details

The application deadline is 9 December 2022 (Friday).

 

November 2022
Introducing our new faculty member

Jin Sun has been appointed as an Assistant Professor of Department of Sociology starting from January 2023. His research received funding from Stanton Foundation, the European Research Council (ERC), and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). His articles with collaborators have been published by the American Journal of Sociology, Global Governance, and other peer-reviewed journals. He was honored with the International Geneva Award in 2020. He also contributed chapters to books at Edwards Elgar Publishing and Cambridge University Press. His research focuses on transnational and global sociology, comparative-historical sociology, and the sociology of law and global governance with regard to global sanctions, financial capitalism, climate change, global environmental law, global digital rules, global health law, multinational financial institutions, and neoliberal globalization, using a mix of methods including the fieldwork, interview, ethnography, participant observation, and data analysis. He passed the Chinese bar in Beijing and Directed Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law. He obtained master’s and Ph.D. degrees, respectively, from Harvard University and the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

October 2022
CUHK Info Day for UG Admissions on 15 October 2022 (Sat)

I) Admission Talk:

Session 1: 10:00am – 11:00am Prof. Jaemin Lee (English)
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:30am Prof. Nicole Cheung (Chinese)
Session 3: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Prof. Wong Suk-ying (Chinese)
Session 4: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Prof. Jin Lei (English)

Venue: LT2, UG/F, Sino Building, Chung Chi College

Listen to and chat with our professors!

II) Exhibition Booth

Visit our booth and chat with sociology students. Don’t forget to leave a note and tell us about your experience!

III) Experiencing Sociology (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Venue: 4/F Sino Building, Chung Chi College

Join the sociology quiz and win unique souvenirs!

Do you want to know more about sociology, student life at CUHK, and the latest development of our Department? Click the link below!

Sociology Programme Admission Brochure

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https://www.facebook.com/CUHKSociologyAdmission/

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October 2022
MPhil & PhD Programmes 2023-2024

September 1, 2022 – December 1, 2022

RGC Deadline of HKPFS at 12:00 Noon (HKT)
CUHK Main Round Deadline of applications at 5:00 P.M (HKT)
CUHK Clearing Round Deadline of applications at 5:00 P.M (HKT), March 31 2023

* Applications in Clearing Round will only be considered subject to availability of places



MPhil/PhD Admission web pageCUHK Graduate SchoolHKPFS

More details (English)More details (Chinese)

October 2022
MA in Sociology Programme Open for Online Application (for 2023’s entry) NOW

MA in Sociology Programme Open for Online Application (for 2023’s entry) NOW

Click for the Information Session:

https://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions-2/ma-programme/admissions-ma-programme-update/

September 2022
Welcome to our Distinguished Visiting Scholar Professor Zhou Xueguang

Our Department is delighted to be hosting Professor Zhou Xueguang for Term 1 of 2022/23 under the University’s Distinguished Visiting Professor Scheme.

Professor Zhou is the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, a professor of sociology and an FSI senior fellow at Stanford University. His main area of research is institutional changes in contemporary Chinese society, focusing on Chinese organizations and management, social inequality, and state-society relationships.

During the visiting period, apart from academic collaboration and exchange with colleagues and students in and outside the Department, Professor Zhou will also teach an undergraduate course “Complex Organization” (SOCI3001).

August 2022
Prof. Shen Wensong, Assistant Professor, his article was selected as a nominee for the 2022 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family

Shen, W., Hu, L. C., & Hannum, E. (2021). Effect Pathways of Informal Family Separation on Children’s Outcomes: Paternal Labor Migration and Long-Term Educational Attainment of Left-Behind Children in Rural China. Social Science Research, 97, 102576.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102576

The award is presented to the author(s) of the best research paper published in a given year. Dr. Shen’s work is now recognized as one of 17 nominees from over 2,500 articles published in 2020, from around the world.

A joint project of the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family, the international award raises the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant, and practitioner communities. Nominations are not accepted. A very rigorous process involving nomination and review by a committee of over 70 leading scholars determined this year finalists from over 2,500 articles published in 70 leading English-language journals from around the world. As the standards of quality for work-family research continue to rise, the actionable findings from the best studies will become more commonplace in business communities to inform policy and best people practices.

August 2022
2022 Academic Counselling Session for New Full-time Undergraduate Students (Online)

Date: 23 August 2022 (Tuesday) 

Session: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

For SOCI new students who would like to join this counselling session, please click HERE to register on or before 22 August 2022 (Monday). The counselling session will be conducted via ZOOM. The meeting link will be sent to registered participants in due course.  

August 2022
Assistant Professor, Prof. Zhu Ling, published a PNAS article: The Intergenerational Sources of the U-Turn in Gender Segregation

It is our great honor to announce that one of the Assistant Professors in our Department, Prof. Zhu Ling has recently published an PNAS article with Prof. David Grusky: “The intergenerational sources of the U-turn in gender segregation” in PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SCIE category: Multidisciplinary Science, rank 9/73 in JCR 2021). The article was a direct submission to PNAS and free for anyone to download. It is an innovative and masterful investigation into the puzzle of the stalled gender convergence (some also call it the stalled gender revolution) that has attracted thousands of research publications in the past 15 to 20 years.

This publication is also a milestone in the history of the Department. For the first time ever one of our faculty members or students appeared as the lead or primary author of a direct submission to any of the big three general-interest science journals, which are PNAS, Nature, and Science. Please click here to read the full article: The intergenerational sources of the U-turn in gender segregation | PNAS

May 2022
The Network Structure of Occupations: Fragmentation, Differentiation, and Contagion

Our MPhil graduate, Mr. Koit Hung, the PhD candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, USA, recently published an article with Prof. Ken-Hou Lin titled “The Network Structure of Occupations: Fragmentation, Differentiation, and Contagion” in American Journal of Sociology (journal’s SSCI category: Sociology, rank 4/149 in JCR 2020).

Read more

May 2022
Our PhD graduate, Prof. Francisco Olivos, published two articles recently

Our PhD graduate, Prof. Francisco Olivos, also the Research Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, published two articles recently as follows:

1) “Citizen Complaints as an Accountability Mechanism: Uncovering Patterns Using Topic Modeling” in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (SSCI category: Criminology & Penology, rank 14/72 in JCR 2020) [Click here to read the article] and;

2) “Cultural Omnivorousness and Status Inconsistency in Chile: The Role of Objective and Subjective Social Status” in Sociological Research Online (journal’s SSCI category: Sociology, rank 76/149 in JCR 2020) Our current Phd student Peng WANG is the co-author of this article. [Click here to read the article].

April 2022
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2022 – Sociology

Department of Sociology of CUHK ranks 37th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2022. Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2022 – Sociology

February 2022
Call for applications: Internship Programme 2022 for undergraduate students, Department of Sociology

The captioned programme is now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form with supporting documents by 12 noon, 8 March 2022 (Tuesday).

Please see the application guidelines and internship positions appended below (login is required) for more details.

Application guidelines | Internship positions | Application form

February 2022
The future of human behaviour research

Prof Hong Yingyi, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Management, also the Professor (by courtesy) of Department of Sociology, is a contributor of a big article titled “The future of human behaviour research” published in Nature Human BehaviourPlease click here to read the full article.

 

More details

January 2022
Invitation to CUHK Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students 2022

To forge close relationship and strengthen research collaboration with the University’s key partners in mainland China and Taiwan, CUHK has been organizing a summer research placement programme for mainland and Taiwan students every year since 2008. Co-ordinated by the University’s China Engagement Office (CEO) and supported by various academic and research units, over 900 students from more than 70 CUHK’s strategic partners in mainland China and Taiwan participated in this programme.

Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is pleased to receive talented students for the placement. Successful applicants can have the opportunity to work with the world-leading academic team in a multi-cultural environment.

More Details

December 2021
Handbook 2021-22

Handbook 2021-22

December 2021
Newsletter

Newsletter 2021

December 2021
New stream ‘Society and Sustainable Development’ (SOCIN-SSD) for Senior Year Entry Admission, starting from 2022-2023

Starting from 2022-2023, the Sociology Programme will expand the Senior Year Entry admission quota by introducing a new stream ‘Society and Sustainable Development’ (SOCIN-SSD). Collaborating with the Earth System Science Programme of the Faculty of Science, and the Gender Studies Programme of the Faculty of Social Science, the new stream will provide cross-disciplinary training for students who wish to understand key social and environmental challenges of our time and to seek innovative solutions for them. Available only to the Senior Year Entry admission, SOCIN-SSD will offer students a unique study path, specific subject knowledge, and technical skill attainment.

For more admission information for the Sociology Programme@CUHK, please visit the following links:

Sociology Programme (SOCIN)

http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/SOCIN.html

‘Society and Sustainable Development’ (SOCIN-SSD, new stream under the Sociology Programme)

http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk/programmes/SOCIN-SSD.html

 

November 2021
MPhil & PhD Programmes 2022-2023

September 1, 2021 – December 1, 2021

RGC Deadline of HKPFS at 12:00 Noon (HKT)
CUHK Main Round Deadline of applications at 5:00 P.M (HKT)
CUHK Clearing Round Deadline of applications at 5:00 P.M (HKT), March 31 2022,

* Applications in Clearing Round will only be considered subject to availability of places



MPhil/PhD Admission web pageCUHK Graduate SchoolHKPFS

More details (English)More details (Chinese)

November 2021
Call for applications for Department exchange 2022-23

Student Exchange Programme with University of Kent and University of Warwick, UK

The captioned programme organized by the Department is now open for application. Details of the exchange programme and the application form can be found at :

https://mycuhk.sharepoint.com/sites/Faculty.SSC.SOC/SitePages/Student-Exchange-Programme-with-University-of-Kent-and-University-of-Warwick,-UK.aspx

The application deadline is 26 November 2021 (Friday).

 

October 2021
MA in Sociology Programme Open for Online Application (for 2022’s entry) NOW

MA in Sociology Programme Open for Online Application (for 2022’s entry) NOW

Click for the Information Session:

https://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/admissions-2/ma-programme/admissions-ma-programme-update/

October 2021
CUHK Virtual Info Day for UG Admissions on 16 October 2021 (Sat)

Sociology Admission Talk (11am, 2:30pm) and Guided Exhibition Tour (10am, 3:30pm)

Want to know more about sociology, student life at CUHK, and the latest development of our Department? Click the link below!

Sociology Programme Admission Brochure

Follow us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/CUHKSociologyAdmission/

Poster PDF

 

September 2021
Peter Lau Sociological Imagination Scholarship 劉建中先生社會學想像力獎學金

Peter Lau Sociological Imagination Scholarship is now open for application. New Asia undergraduates who joined the Internship Programme organised by the Department this year are eligible to apply. Interested students should complete and submit the online application by 7th October 2021 (Thursday). Please see below the announcement for more details.

Announcement | Application Form

September 2021
Peter Lau Scholarship in Sociology 劉建中先生社會學獎學金

Peter Lau Scholarship in Sociology is open for application. New Asia year 2 undergraduates who have achieved excellent results in their year 1 study and in HKDSE or NCEE in Mainland China are eligible to apply. Interested students should complete and submit the online application by 7th October 2021 (Thursday). Please see below the announcement for more details.

Announcement | Application Form

September 2021
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) @ CUHK

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Monthly stipend: HK$26,900 (approx. US$3,450)

Conference travel allowance: HK$13,500 (approx. US$1,730) per year

Award: 1st year: HK$40,000; 2nd & 3rd year: HK20, 000 per year

Accommodation: Guaranteed on-campus accommodation & waiving of on-campus hostel fee for the first year

Step 1

Submit an initial application to the RGC through their on-line application system and obtain a HKPFS reference number.

RGC Application deadline: 1 December 2021 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Apply here

Step 2

Submit your full application through CUHK’s Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes and quote the HKPFS reference number.

CUHK Application deadline: 1 December 2021 at 5:00pm Hong Kong Time

Apply here

August 2021
Scholarship for Internship Programme 社會學系實習計劃奬學金

Scholarship for Internship Programme is open for application. Students joined the Internship Programme organised by the Department this year are eligible to apply. Interested students should complete and submit the online application by 15 September 2021 (Wednesday). Please see below the announcement for more details.

Announcement | Application Form

August 2021
2021 Academic Counselling Session for New Full-time Undergraduate Students (Online)

Date: 24 August 2021 (Tuesday)
Session: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For SOCI new students who would like to join this counselling session, please click HERE to register on or before 23 August 2021 (Monday). The counselling session will be conducted via ZOOM. The meeting link will be sent to registered participants in due course.

August 2021
Gan Yumei, PhD graduate from our Department, has just received the Young Scholar Thesis Award 2020.

Gan Yumei, a PhD graduate from our Department who is now an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University- School of Media and Communication, has just received the Young Scholar Thesis Award 2020. It is an annual award and only one person can receive this award in each Faculty at CUHK. Her thesis title is “Choreographing Affective Relationships across Distances: Multigenerational Engagement in Video Calls between Migrant Parents and Their Left-behind Children in China”. This thesis is an exceptionally innovative, exciting and original study of video-mediated conversation in migrant families. While the phenomenon of ‘left-behind children’ has been the subject of many previous studies, this is the first that examines how parents and children actually ‘do’ family in their video calls. Congratulations to Yumei and her thesis supervisor Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen!

甘雨梅是社會學系的一名博士畢業生,及後獲上海交通大學媒體與傳播學院聘請為一名助理教授,她的論文獲得了 “CUHK Young Scholars Thesis Award 2020″,這是一個年度頒發的獎項,每個學院只有一位學生可以獲此殊榮。

她的論文課題為 “Choreographing Affective Relationships across Distances: Multigenerational Engagement in Video Calls between Migrant Parents and Their Left-behind Children in China”,這篇原創論文深入研究了在外務工家庭的視頻交流現象,立意新穎,令人振奮。

儘管”留守兒童”現象已經在此前的研究主題中出現多次,但這篇論文首次省視了現實中父母與留守兒童究竟是如何通過視頻通話保持家庭的情感聯系。

在此恭喜雨梅和她的論文導師Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen!

July 2021
New concentration: Society, Sustainability and Technology (introduced in 2021-22)

A new concentration will be introduced in 2021-2022. Students may declare a concentration, on a voluntary basis, in the final term of studies when the requisite courses for a concentration have been completed or are expected to be completed in the final term. Students are allowed to declare no more than 2 concentrations. Upon approval of the declaration by the Department, the said concentration will be indicated in the academic transcript.

Key Note:

  • Students need to take a total of 18 units to fulfill the concentration requirement
  • There are two subthemes under this new concentration: i. Society and Sustainability and ii. Environment and Technology

SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY

(At least 9 units, with 3 units must be either SOCI3002 Social Stratification or/and SOCI4204 Sociology of Education, and a maximum of 12 units)

-take at least 6 units of courses listed below:

Course Code / Title:

SOCI 2116 Criminals and the Law

SOCI 2208 Urban Sociology

SOCI 2216 Social Problems in China

SOCI 2218 Marriage and Family

SOCI 3204 Sociology of Crime and Deviance

SOCI 3208 Gender and Society

SOCI 3227 Social Demography

SOCI 3237 Medical Sociology

SOCI 4202 Teaching Workshop for Sociology Students

SOCI 3230 Globalization and China

SOCI 4020 Graduation Thesis II

SOCI 4410 / 4420 Directed Studies I /II

ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

(At least 6 units, with 3 units must be SOCI3239 Issues in Environment and Society, and a maximum of 9 units)

-take SOCI3239 Issues in Environment and Society (new course introduced in 2021/2022), and;

-take either SOCI3238 Digital Sociology (new course introduced in 2021/2022); or/and SOCI3102 Social Networks and Social Capital; or/and SOCI4210 Science and Technology Studies

For information of the three existing sociology concentrations, please visit here (https://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/undergraduate/undergraduate-programme-sociology-concentrations/):

 

July 2021
IMPORTANT: Release of the new Sociology Programme Admission Brochure!

Do you want to know more about sociology, student life at CUHK, and the latest development of our Department? Click the link below!

Sociology Programme Admission Brochure

June 2021
Ms. LEE Lai Han, our Teaching Assistant, will leave our Department today

Ms. LEE Lai Han, our Teaching Assistant, will leave our Department today. She has recently received the University’s “15-year Long Service Award” in recognition of her long years of service at the University. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Lee for her invaluable contribution and teaching support to the Department of Sociology over the years.



30-June-2021 Wednesday

June 2021
Sage Sociology has recently published a podcast where our PhD candidate, Francisco Olivos

Sage Sociology has recently published a podcast where our PhD candidate, Francisco Olivos, discusses his most recent publication in Social Psychology Quarterly, the social-psychological journal of the American Sociological Association. Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ) publishes theoretical and empirical papers on the link between the individual and society. This includes the study of the relations of individuals to one another, as well as to groups, collectivities, and institutions.

Podcast

Full article

June 2021
Scholarships for Student Exchange of Department of Sociology

Scholarships for student exchange are now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form to the General Office by 30 June 2021 (Wednesday).

Please see below the announcement for more details.

Announcement | Application Form

June 2021
Change of Major 2021 (Transfer Requirements)

Students who wish to apply for change of major to the Sociology programme must submit the application using the e-Application form under CUSIS before 5:00 p.m. of June 29, 2021 (Tuesday) (NOT June 30 as our Department schedules an internal deadline to allow some time for the arrangement of an interview, if any, before the approval period starting from July 2 to 8, 2021).  Please submit the following documents via CUSIS:

  1. A completed e-Application form for Change of Major,
  2. An explanatory letter for the reasons of application,
  3. A copy of an unofficial transcript showing the academic results within the University, and
  4. A copy of the HKCEE, HKALE results, or other public examination results acquired at secondary school level.

Note: Incomplete submission of documents will delay the application process or lead to the result of application not being processed. Please be aware of the minimum requirements (please refer to the mass email from Registration and Examinations Section (RES) or its web site at www.res.cuhk.edu.hk) for change of major set by the University Senate.

If shortlisted, students will be contacted for an online interview likely scheduled on July 5-6, 2021 (please enable camera or webcam during the interview).  Applications MUST reach the Department before 5:00 p.m. of June 29, 2021 (Tuesday) via CUSIS. Late applications will not be processed. Successful applicants MUST confirm their acceptance of the NEW major during the period of July 9 to 13, 2021.

For enquiries, please call 3943-6606 or 3943-1486.

May 2021
Scholarship for Social Services of Department of Sociology 社會學系社會服務奬學金

Scholarship for social services is now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form by 15 June 2021 (Tuesday).

Please see below the announcement for more details.

Announcement | Application Form

March 2021
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2021 – Sociology

Department of Sociology of CUHK ranks 37th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2021. Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2021 – Sociology

February 2021
Yifan Shen, an MPhil graduate from this Department, had published (in 2021) a single-authored paper “The Nonlinear Linkage between Earnings Homogamy and Earnings Inequality between Married Couples” in Demography

Yifan Shen, an MPhil graduate from this Department, had published (in 2021) a single-authored paper “The Nonlinear Linkage between Earnings Homogamy and Earnings Inequality between Married Couples” in Demography–the premier journal for population research [see note below]. Congratulations to Yifan for turning his master thesis into an outstanding research contribution!

Yifan started this project in 2014, his first year at CUHK. His advisor Professor Tony Tam suggested him to try this topic to learn how to do research. He finished the first draft in 2016 which ended up being his MPhil thesis. It was not until two years later (2018), during his second year of PhD at Brown University, that he restarted to work on this paper.

Looking back, he recognizes how crucial the two years he spent at CUHK was to the project as it was during those years that he got the financial and intellectual support to immerse himself in the literature and develop a deep understanding of the question. As he savors the fruitful outcome from this long-running project, he encourages fellow graduate students at CUHK to stay focused and persevere in their intellectual endeavors: “At the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

The Department is really proud of Yifan, not only for his remarkable publication but also for setting an example that speaks loud and clear on the virtue of perseverance in graduate training towards a scholarly career.

Note:

Earnings inequality between couples has been rising in many countries. Yifan’s new paper shows that in both urban China and the United States income homogamy increased over time. Most importantly, the increase in income homogamy between the top 20% of husbands and their wives has played a major role in lifting the overall inequality between couples.

February 2021
Call for applications: Internship Programme 2021 for undergraduate students, Department of Sociology

The captioned programme is now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form with supporting documents by 9:00am, 11 March 2021 (Thursday).

Please see the application guidelines and internship positions appended below (login is required) for more details.

 

Application guidelines | Internship positions | Application form

December 2020
Mr. Loa See-Pok (MPhil graduate) received HKSA Best Thesis Award 2020

One of our MPhil graduates Mr. Loa See-Pok has received this year’s Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA) Best Thesis Award for his MPhil thesis: “(Re)Classing Homosexuality: A Comparative Study of Middle-class and Working-class Gay Men in Hong Kong”  (supervised by Professor Susanne Y. P. Choi)

December 2020
Notice of Revised counter service hours in the time of COVID-19 (until further notice)

Revised counter service hours in the time of COVID-19 (until further notice)
Monday – Friday : 9:00am-5:00pm (lunch hour : 1:00pm-2:00pm)

November 2020
Student Exchange Programme with University of Kent and University of Warwick, UK

The captioned programme organized by the Department is now open for application. Details of the exchange programme and the application form can be found at:

https://mycuhk.sharepoint.com/sites/Faculty.SSC.SOC/SitePages/Student-Exchange-Programme-with-University-of-Kent-and-University-of-Warwick,-UK.aspx

The application deadline is 1 December 2020 (Tuesday).

October 2020
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) @ CUHK

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS)

Monthly stipend: HK$26,600 (approx. US$3,410)

Conference travel allowance: HK$13,300 (approx. US$1,700) per year

Award: 1st year: HK$40,000; 2nd & 3rd year: HK20,000 per year

Accommodation: Guaranteed on-campus accommodation & waiving of on-campus hostel fee for the first year

Step 1

Submit an initial application to the RGC through their on-line application system and obtain a HKPFS reference number.

RGC Application deadline: 1 December 2020 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time

Apply here

Step 2

Submit your full application through CUHK’s Online Application System for Postgraduate Programmes and quote the HKPFS reference number.

CUHK Application deadline: 1 December 2020 at 5:00pm Hong Kong Time

Apply here

Click to open Poster PDF

August 2020
Scholarships for Internship Programme, Department of Sociology

The scholarships for internship programme are now available. Students joined the Internship Programme organised by the Department this year are eligible to apply. Details of the scholarships can be found at:

https://mycuhk.sharepoint.com/sites/Faculty.SSC.SOC/SitePages/Scholarships-and-Awards.aspx

The deadline of application is 16 September 2020 (Wednesday)

August 2020
Yifan Shen, an MPhil graduate from this Department, will publish a single-authored paper “The Nonlinear Linkage between Earnings Homogamy and Earnings Inequality between Married Couples” in Demography

Yifan Shen, an MPhil graduate from this Department, will publish a single-authored paper “The Nonlinear Linkage between Earnings Homogamy and Earnings Inequality between Married Couples” in Demography–the premier journal for population research [see note below]. Congratulations to Yifan for turning his master thesis into an outstanding research contribution!

Yifan started this project in 2014, his first year at CUHK. His advisor Professor Tony Tam suggested him to try this topic to learn how to do research. He finished the first draft in 2016 which ended up being his MPhil thesis. It was not until two years later (2018), during his second year of PhD at Brown University, that he restarted to work on this paper.

Looking back, he recognizes how crucial the two years he spent at CUHK was to the project as it was during those years that he got the financial and intellectual support to immerse himself in the literature and develop a deep understanding of the question. As he savors the fruitful outcome from this long-running project, he encourages fellow graduate students at CUHK to stay focused and persevere in their intellectual endeavors: “At the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

The Department is really proud of Yifan, not only for his remarkable publication but also for setting an example that speaks loud and clear on the virtue of perseverance in graduate training towards a scholarly career.

Note:

Earnings inequality between couples has been rising in many countries. Yifan’s new paper shows that in both urban China and the United States income homogamy increased over time. Most importantly, the increase in income homogamy between the top 20% of husbands and their wives has played a major role in lifting the overall inequality between couples.

 

July 2020
Professor Andrew Junker received the Book Award: Asia/Transnational

Professor Andrew Junker’s new book Becoming Activists in Global China: Social Movements in the Chinese Diaspora (Published by Cambridge University Press) was selected for the Book Award: Asia/Transnational, by American Sociological Association Asia/Asian America Section.

Details of the book can be found here.

July 2020
Introducing new faculty members, 2020

Prof. Bo JIANG, Research Assistant Professor (Profile)

Bo Jiang is a Research Assistant Professor in The Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is primarily interested in topics related to transnational crimes and evidence-based policing.  His research relies on interdisciplinary approaches to address policy-relevant issues within criminology and sociology, drawing on methods from computational sciences.  His current work focuses on (1) statistical learning of terrorist organizations; and (2) spatial-temporal analysis of crime hot spots and harm spots.

Prof. Jiang earned a PhD from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland and MS degree from the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He spent five years as a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).  Since 2018, he has held an appointment with the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge as a Data Analysis Consultant. 

Prof. Jaemin LEE, Assistant Professor (Profile)

Jaemin Lee is a social scientist interested in social networks, mathematical sociology, and computational social science. He studies social influence in the political, economic, and school contexts. His research aims to understand various substantive topics including political polarization, product diffusion, friendship segregation, and intergroup relations. Methodologically, he uses agent-based modeling, field experiments, and longitudinal network analysis. 

A sociology Ph.D. from Duke University, Prof. Lee worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute. He received an Outstanding Dissertation-in-Progress Award by the American Sociological Association’s Mathematical Sociology Section and a Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association (Political Communication). 

Prof. Wensong SHEN, Assistant Professor (Profile)

Wensong Shen is an incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. degree in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. His research focuses on education and health, and especially the interaction between education and health in the context of social stratification and inequality. Broadly speaking, Prof. Shen utilizes quantitative methods to explore how individuals and families with different social backgrounds experience the complex process of social stratification, and how such experiences shape their life opportunities and consequences such as education and health.

Prof. Ling ZHU, Assistant Professor (Profile)

Ling Zhu received an MS in Statistics and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford University. Before joining CUHK she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality. Her overarching research interests consist of two substantive topics and one methodological theme: (1) state governance in authoritarian regimes – how the bureaucratic organizations are structured and the bureaucrats are incentivized to maintain a delicate balance between political control (which requires power centralization) and regional development (which requires power de-centralization), (2) mechanisms of reproducing economic inequality, gender segregation, and family advantages/disadvantages in China and in the United States, and (3) understanding misuses of causal inference methodology. The substantive studies are unified by a sociological interest in understanding how political and social institutions work together to shape social structures and often built on newly available big data and state-of-the-art data analytics for causal inference, network analysis, and machine learning techniques.

May 2020
Scholarship for Social Services of Department of Sociology

The following scholarship for Social Services is open for application:

Lau Cheung Kwai Lan Memorial Scholarship in Sociology
劉張桂蘭社會學紀念獎學金

The scholarship was donated by Dr. Lau Yiu Chung Laurie (劉耀忠博士) and his wife, Mrs. Lau Lam Cheuk Man (劉林卓敏女士), in commemoration of Mrs. LAU Cheung Kwai Lan (劉張桂蘭女士), the beloved mother of Dr. Lau. This Scholarship emphasizes the academic performance, humanistic sensitivity and social service of sociology students.

This year there is one award with HK$5,000 for a non-first-year student majoring in sociology at undergraduate level in 2017/18. Students can apply only once in their entire course of study at this university. S/he should have obtained an average GPA of 3.0 or above in previous years, and have provided significant services to his/her fellow students and/or the community in Hong Kong at large.

Application deadline: 15 June 2020 (Monday)
Enquiries: 3943 6271 / sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

Application form | Supplementary information form

 

May 2020
Scholarships for Student Exchange of Department of Sociology

The following scholarship for Student Exchange is open for application:

Yan Wo Tong (International) Limited Award for Student Exchange
仁和堂(國際
)有限公司海外交流獎學金)

The award is established with a grant from UGC for matching the donation by Yan Wo Tong (International) Limited. The award aims to encourage undergraduate students of the Department of Sociology to participate in exchange programmes overseas or in mainland China organised by the Department, College, or the University. The award of the amount $5,000, will subsidize 1 local student* participating in exchange programme.

*The recipients of the award are restricted to local students as per the regulations of the matching grant.

Application deadline: 15 June 2020 (Monday)
Enquiries: 3943 6271 / sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

Application formSupplementary information form

May 2020
Change of Major 2020 (Transfer Requirements – SOCI)

Students who wish to apply for change of major to the Sociology programme must submit the application using the e-Application form under CUSIS before 5:00 p.m. of June 30, 2020 (Tuesday) (NOT July 7 as our Department schedules an internal deadline to allow some time for the arrangement of an interview, if any, before the approval period starting from July 8 to 13, 2020).  Please submit the following documents via CUSIS:

  1. A completed e-Application form for Change of Major,
  2. An explanatory letter for the reasons of application,
  3. A copy of an unofficial transcript showing the academic results within the University, and
  4. A copy of the HKCEE, HKALE results, or other public examination results acquired at secondary school level.

Note: Incomplete submission of documents will delay the application process or lead to the result of application not being processed. Please be aware of the minimum requirements (please refer to the mass email from Registration and Examinations Section (RES) or its web site at www.res.cuhk.edu.hk) for change of major set by the University Senate.

If shortlisted, students will be contacted for an online interview likely scheduled on July 9, 2020 (please enable camera or webcam during the interview).  Applications MUST reach the Department before 5:00 p.m. of June 30, 2020 (Tuesday) via CUSIS. Late applications will not be processed. Successful applicants MUST confirm their acceptance of the NEW major during the period of July 14 to 17, 2020.

For enquiries, please call 3943-6606 or 3943-1486.

April 2020
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2020 – Sociology

Department of Sociology of CUHK ranks 39th in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2020. Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2020 – Sociology

March 2020
Graduate Students Newsletter – Mar 2020

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

February 2020
Graduate Students Newsletter – Feb 2020

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

February 2020
Call for applications: Internship Programme 2020 for undergraduate students, Department of Sociology

The captioned programme is now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form with supporting documents by 9:00am, 9 March 2020 (Monday). Please see the application guidelines and internship positions appended below (login is required) for more details.
Application guidelines | Internship positions | Application form

January 2020
Graduate Students Newsletter – Jan 2020

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

December 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Dec 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

December 2019
(Deadline extended) Student Exchange Programme with University of Kent and University of Warwick, UK

The captioned exchange programme is now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the attached application form with copies of transcripts and other supporting documents to the General Office on or before 22 November 2019 (Friday) 9 December 2019 (Monday). Please see the below announcement for more details. Announcement | Application form (Word)

November 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Nov 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

October 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Oct 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

September 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Sep 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

September 2019
Scholarships for Internship Programme 社會學系實習計劃奬學金

Scholarships for Internship Programme are open for application. Students joined the Internship Programme organised by the Department this year are eligible to apply. Interested students should complete and submit the online application by 2 October 2019 (Wednesday). Please see below the announcement for more details.
Announcement | Application Form

September 2019
Ms. Wong Miu Yin (MPhil Graduate, 2016) has received the PhD admission offer from London School of Economics and Political Science.

For more details about further studies and employment of our MPhil and PhD Graduates, please refer to MPhil-PhD website.

August 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Aug 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

June 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Jun 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

May 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – May 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

May 2019
Mr. Chao Kin Chong (MPhil Graduate, 2014) has received the PhD offer from University of Wisconsin – Madison.

For more details about further studies and employment of our MPhil and PhD Graduates, please refer to MPhil-PhD website.

May 2019
Application for Change of Major

Students who wish to apply for change of major to the Sociology programme must submit the application using the e-Application form under CUSIS before 5:00 p.m. of June 19, 2019 (Wednesday) (NOT June 27 as our Department schedules an internal deadline to allow some time for the arrangement of an interview, if any, before the approval period starting from June 28 to July 5, 2019).

Announcement

May 2019
Prof. Susanne Choi received Research Mentorship Award 2018

Prof. Susanne Choi has been awarded the Research Mentorship Award 2018 by the Faculty of Social Science in recognition of her outstanding performance and achievements in postgraduate supervision.

April 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – April 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

April 2019
Graduate Students Newsletter – Mar 2019

The newsletter in PDF format can be accessed here

The newsletter is an initiative of the graduate students of the department and is published on a monthly basis. Previous issues are on the newsletter page.

March 2019
社會學就業講座 2019

日期: 2019 年 3 月 27 日
時間: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
地點: 香港中文大學信和樓 4 樓 422 室
查詢: (852) 3943 6271 / sociology@cuhk.edu.hk

講座海報 | 網上報名

February 2019
QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2019 – Sociology

Department of Sociology of CUHK ranks 41st in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2019.

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subjects in 2019 – Sociology

November 2018
MA Information Session (for 2019’s intake)

Date: Nov 17, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 -4:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theater 9, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

For more details: Click here

September 2018
Scholarships for Internship Programme

Scholarships for Internship Programme are now open for application. Interested students should complete and submit the application form to the General Office on or before 3 October 2018 (Wednesday).

Please see below the announcement for more details. Application form can be downloaded via the link as below.

Announcement | Application Form

July 2018
2018 Best Book Award – ISA

Professor CHOI Susanne Y.P.’s book “Masculine Compromise: Migration, Family and Gender in China” received the 2018 Best Book Award from Sociology of Migration (RC31) of International Sociological Association.

May 2017
Professor CHOI Susanne Y.P. has been selected for the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2016.
February 2017
Professor CHOI Susanne Y.P. is awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award by the Faculty of Social Science.
December 2016
Mr. LAI Weijun, our PhD student, has just been selected to the inaugural class of JingE Fellows, with generous support from the Yifang Foundation in Beijing. Weijun is one of only 8 people chosen, out of a highly competitive pool of 228 applicants, for this major new award.

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