Workshop on the Handbook of the Family and Marriage in China

Programme and Schedule

Day 1
25 September 2016 (Sunday)
(Venue: Room 1217, Central Building, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University North Campus)

Time

Item

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Remarks by Youmin Xi, Executive President (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) and David Goodman (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

Session 1

Chair: Xiaowei Zang

09:20 – 10:00

The Effects of Demographic Change on Marriage and the Family in China
Presenter: Dudley L Poston (Texas A&M University, USA)
Discussant: Lijun Song (Vanderbilt University, USA)

10:00 – 10:40

Mate Selection in Rural China
Presenter: Jing Song (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Discussant: Ruth Yan Xia (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

10:40 – 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 – 11:40

Mate Selection, Intimacy, and Marital Love in Chinese Society: A Critical Review
Presenter: William Jankowiak (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
Discussant: Weiguo Zhang (University of Toronto, Canada)

11:40 – 12:20

Foreign-related Marriages in Contemporary China (1979-2013)
Presenter: Pan Wang (University of Technology in Sydney, Australia)
Discussant: Weili Ding (Queen's University, Canada)

12:20 – 14:20

Lunch

Session 2

Chair: : Jiping Zuo

14:20 – 15:00

Educational Homogamy
Presenter: Lijun Song (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Discussant: Xiaohe Xu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)

15:00 – 15:40

Leftover Women: Postponing Marriage and Negotiating Womanhood in China
Presenter: Arianne M. Gaetano (Auburn University, USA)
Discussant: Pan Wang (University of Technology in Sydney, Australia)

15:40 – 16:00

Tea Break

16:00 – 16:40

China’s One-child Policy and the Changing Family
Presenter: Xiao-Tian Feng (Nanjing University, China)
Discussant: Dudley L Poston (Texas A&M University, USA)

16:40 – 17:20

Fertility Patterns on Family Finance in Rural China
Presenter: Weili Ding (Queen's University, Canada)
Discussant: Zhanlian Feng (RTI International, USA)

17:30

Dinner

Day 2
26 September 2016 (Monday)
(Venue: Room 1217, Central Building, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University North Campus)

Time

Item

Session 3

Chair: Dudley L Poston

09:05 – 09:45

Filial Piety and Old-Age Support in China: Tradition, Continuity, and Change
Presenter: Zhanlian Feng (RTI International, USA)
Discussant: Ming-Hsuan Lee (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)

09:45 – 10:20

Childlessness and the Well-being of Chinese Seniors
Presenter: Weiguo Zhang (University of Toronto, Canada)
Discussant: Haiyan Zhu (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)

10:20 – 10:40

Tea Break

10:40 – 11:20

Marital Instability in Post-Reform China
Presenter: Xiaohe Xu (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Discussant: Howard Chiang (University of Waterloo, Canada)

11:20 – 12:00

Gender Patterns in Financial Support to Parents in China
Presenter: Haiyan Zhu (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA)
Discussant: William Jankowiak (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Session 4

Chair: Weiguo Zhang

14:00 – 14:40

Son Preference and Marriage Squeeze in China
Presenter: Shuzhuo Li (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
Discussant: Jing Song (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

14:40 – 15:20

Marriage Squeeze and Mate Selection
Presenter: Lisa Eklund (Lund University, Sweden)
Discussant: Pan Wang (University of Technology in Sydney, Australia)

15:20 – 15:40

Tea Break

15:40 – 16:20

Marital Construction of Family Decision-Making Power
Presenter: Jiping Zuo (St Cloud State University, USA)
Discussant: KF Ting (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

16:20 – 17:00

Changes in Chinese Urban Family Structure
Presenter: Ruth Yan Xia (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
Discussant: Jiping Zuo (St Cloud State University, USA)

17:30

Dinner

 

Day 3
27 September 2016 (Tuesday)
(Venue: Room 1261, Central Building, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University North Campus)

Time

Item

Session 5

Chair: Xiaohe Xu

09:05 – 09:45

Transgender in China
Presenter: Howard Chiang (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Discussant: Lisa Eklund (Lund University, Sweden)

09:45 – 10:20

Marriage and Suicide among Rural Women
Presenter: Jie Zhang (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
Discussant: Monica Dowling (Thomas Coram Research Institute, University College London, UK)

10:20 – 10:40

Tea Break

10:40 – 11:20

Death in the Family – Bereavement and Mourning in Contemporary China
Presenter: Amy Chow (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Discussant: Jane McCarthy (Open University, UK)

11:20 – 12:00

Parental Investment in Children’s Human Capital in China
Presenter: Ming-Hsuan Lee (National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan)
Discussant: Arianne M. Gaetano (Auburn University, USA)

12:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Session 6

Chair: William Jankowiak

14:00 – 14:40

Globalization and International Adoption from China
Presenter: Monica Dowling (Thomas Coram Research Institute, University College London, UK)
Discussant: Wen-Shan Yang (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

14:40 – 15:20

Childhood, Children, and Family Lives in China
Presenter: Jane McCarthy (Open University, UK)
Discussant: Jie Zhang (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)

15:20 – 15:40

Tea Break

15:40 – 16:20

Family and Marriage in Taiwan
Presenter: Wen-Shan Yang (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Discussant: Shuzhuo Li (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

16:20 – 17:00

Late Marriage and Celibacy in Hong Kong: Past and Present
Presenter: KF Ting (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Discussant: Amy Chow (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

17:30

Dinner