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About the Webinar
How do ordinary people in other countries view China? Public opinion is a social fact that needs to be documented and interpreted. In this lecture, Professor Yu Xie will present findings from his empirical research drawing on different data sources that attempts to understand recent trends in attitudes towards China in many countries, particularly the United States.
About the Speaker
Yu Xie is Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University. He is also Distinguished Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Visiting Chair Professor of the Center for Social Research, Peking University. His main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science. His recently published works include: Marriage and Cohabitation (University of Chicago Press 2007) with Arland Thornton and William Axinn, Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis with Daniel Powers (Emerald 2008, second edition), and Is American Science in Decline? (Harvard University Press, 2012) with Alexandra Killewald. Xie’s main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies and sociology of science. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica and the National Academy of Sciences.