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Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

Event Description

Over the last 20 years Chinese urban residents...including the new arrivals from the countryside have experienced profound economic and cultural changes. Using case histories, participant observation, and national survey data, Professor Davis explores the ways in which men and women have responded differently to the new "rules of the game" for intimacy and family formation.

Event Language

The language of the remarks will be English. The language of the Q&A session will be Chinese and English.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Remarks and Q&A


  • Deborah S. Davis (Professor of Sociology at Yale University)

    Deborah S. Davis

    Professor of Sociology at Yale University

    Deborah S. Davis is author or editor of 10 books. Past publications have analyzed the politics of Chinese family life, social welfare policy, consumer culture, property rights, social stratification, occupational mobility, and impact of rapid urbanization and migration on health and happiness. Currently she is completing a book entitled His, Her and Their Marriages that analyzes the social consequences of the one child policy and privatization on the institution of marriage and urban kinship. A graduate of Wellesley College, Davis received a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University.

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