Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Xiao Hong

Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67904285
Office: HSS-05-37

  • PhD University of Connecticut 1998
  • MA University of Connecticut 1989
  • MA Peking University 1984
  • BA Peking University 1982
Hong Xiao is an Associate Professor with Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. Her primary research interests are social stratification, gender, cultural values, families, Chinese society, and environmental sociology. She is the author of Childrearing Values in the United States and China: A Comparison of Belief Systems and Social Structure (Praeger Publishers, 2001) and published widely on topics such as values, social class, gender, and human rights. One of her current research projects focuses on the impact of China’s regional economic development policies on water resource management practices in the Yellow River loess plateau. She also continues her research interest in parental values, with a focus on the single child policy and its effect on family relations in China.

Hong Xiao received her BA and MA in English from Peking University and MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Prior to her appointment at Nanyang Technological University, Hong Xiao was a tenured Professor and Chair of Department of Sociology at Central Washington University, where she taught a variety of courses in Sociology, Ethnic Studies, and Asian/Pacific Studies. She has also years of experience working as an applied sociologist in survey research, program evaluations, and job training management. Hong Xiao enjoys her profession as a teacher in the classroom and equally important as an advisor and mentor to students.
Research Interests
social stratification, gender, cultural values, families, Chinese society, and environmental sociology
Current Projects
  • Changing Expectations of Old Age Support: Implications for Intergenerational Solidarity in Singapore and China
  • Changing Social And Economic Contexts And Their Impact On Family Dynamics
  • Extracurricular Activities as Social Capital and Linkage between Parentage Values and Childrearing Practices in Urban China
  • Perspective on old age support: Implications for Intergenerational Relations in Singapore and China
Selected Publications
  • Xiao Hong. (2017, April). Not all Labour Contracts Are Created Equal: Earnings Gaps between Rural Migrant Workers and Urban Residents in Urban China. Paper presented at the 88th Annual Conference of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR.
  • Xiao Hong. (2016, October). Effects of Urban-Rural Divide on Child Socialization Values in Reform Era China. Paper presented at Annual Conference of Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Wu Yuling and Xiao Hong. (2016, June). Social Insurance Participation of Urban Workers and Rural Migrants in Urban China. Paper presented at 2016 UCRN Conference China's Urbanization in a New Era, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
  • Hong Xiao. (2016, March). Changing Family Centrality in Reform Era China. Paper presented at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, Oakland, CA.
  • Hong Xiao. (2015). Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy: Generations, Individualization, and Family Ideologies in Contemporary China. International Sociological Association Family Research Committee.

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