Dr. YAN Hai-rong
Tel: 3400 3019
Fax: 2773 6558
Doctor of Philosophy in anthropology (University of Washington)
Master of Arts in Folklore (University of California, Berkeley)
Bachelor of Arts (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
Specialty and Research Interests
Rural-urban relations, internal and transnational migration, gender relations, labor, socialism and postsocialism, rural cooperative movement, agrarian change, China-Africa links.
Recent Research Projects
1. Agrarian globalization: the Case of Soybean in China.2. Social economy in Mainland China and Hong Kong
3. The Discourse and the Political Economy of Contemporary China-Africa links.
Social Transformation of Chinese Society: Revolution and Reform
Theories and Practices of Social Development
Book/Monograph/Journal Special Issue
2008. Book. Yan Hairong. New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China. Durham: Duke University Press. 314pp.
2007. Special Issue. Yan Hairong, Daniel F. Vukovich. Eds. What’s Left of Asia, special issue, positions 15(2). This special issue is a collection of nine essays. 238pp.
2006. Monograph. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. East Mountain Tiger, West Mountain Tiger: China, Africa, the West and “Colonialism”, Maryland Monograph Series in Contemporary Asian Studies (Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law), no. 186. 77pp.
Articles in Refereed Journals
In Press. Yan Hairong, Barry Sautman. “‘The Beginning of a World Empire’?: Contesting the Discourse of Chinese Copper Mining in Zambia.” Modern China, March 2013.
2012. Yan Hairong, Barry Sautman.“Chasing Ghosts: Rumors and Representations of the Export of Chinese Prisoners to Developing Countries.” China Quarterly 210 (June): 398-418.
2011. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “The ‘Right Dissident’: Liu Xiaobo and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.” positions: east asia cultures critique 19(2): 581-613.
2010. Yan Hairong. “‘知識分子負擔’與家務勞動:勞心與勞力，性別與階級之一.”《開放時代》6:103-120.
2010. Yan Hairong. “階級的言說和改造：勞心與勞力、性別與階級之二.” 《開放時代》6:121-139.
2010. Yan Hairong, Barry Sautman. “Chinese Farms in Zambia: From Socialist to ‘Agro-Imperialist’ Engagement?” African and Asian Studies 9: 307-333.
2009. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “African Perspectives on China-Africa Links.” China Quarterly 199 (September):729-760.
2008. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “The Forest for the Trees: Trade, Investment, and the China-in-Africa Discourse.” Pacific Affairs 81(1):9-29.
2007. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “Friends and Interests: China’s Distinctive Links with Africa.” African Studies Review 50(3): 75-114. [reprinted in 2008 China’s New Role in Africa and the South: A Search for a New Perspective, eds. Dorothy-Grace Guerrero and Firoze Manji, pp. 87-133. Cape Town and Oxford: Fahamu.
2007. Yan Hairong, Daniel F. Vukovich. “What’s Left of Asia?” positions 15(2): 211-224.
2007. Yan Hairong. “A Position without Identity.” positions 15(2): 429-448.
2006. Yan Hairong. “Rurality and Labor Process Autonomy:The Question of Subsumption in the Waged Labor of Domestic Service.” Cultural Dynamics 18(1):5-31. Reprinted in Working in China: Ethnograhies of Labor and Workplace Transformation, ed. Ching Kwan Lee, 145-165.London: Routledge, 2007.
2003. Yan Hairong. “Neo-Liberal Governmentality and Neo-Humanism: Organizing Value Flow Through Labor Recruitment Agencies.” Cultural Anthropology 18(4):493-523.
2003. Yan Hairong. “Spectralization of the Rural: Reinterpreting the Labor Mobility of Rural Young Women in Post-Mao China.” American Ethnologist 30(4):578-596.
2002. Yan Hairong. “現代化的幻影：生産和消費的雙人舞” [A Mirage of Modernity: pas de deux of Consumption and Production]. 《臺灣社會研究季刊》48: 95-134. Collected in 《臺社移民/工讀本：Unquiet Migration 骚动流移》, ed. Hsiao-Chuan Hsia, pp. 357-390, 臺社出版社，2009。
2000. Yan Hairong. "Review Article: The Tibet Question and the Conundrums of Modernization." Asian Ethnicity 1(2):156-164.
1997. Yan Hairong. "On Three Major Dichotomies." Dialectical Anthropology 22 (1):51-78.
1995. Yan Hairong. "The Concept of `Face' in Chinese Proverbs and Phrases." Proverbium 12:357-373.
Chapters in Refereed Books
2012 . Yan Hairong. "What If Your Client/Employer Treats Her Dog Better Than She Treats You?": Market Militarism and Market Humanism in Postsocialist Beijing.” In Global Futures in East Asia: Youth, National and the New Economy, eds. Ann Anagnost, Andrea Arai, and Hai Ren, pp. 150-173. Stanford University Press.
2012. Yan Hairong. “Gender, Migration and Rural-Urban Relations in Postsocialist China.” In Migration in the Twenty-First Century: Political Economy and Ethnography, eds. Pauline Gardiner Barber and Winnie Lem, pp. 196-214. Routledge.
2006. Yan Hairong. “Self-Development of Migrant Womenand the Production of Suzhi (Quality) as Surplus Value,” in Materializing Modernity, eds. Yue Dong and Joshua Goldstein, 227-259. University of Washington Press.
2006. Yan Hairong. "Refusing Success, Refusing “Voice”: The Other Story of Accumulation" in Narratives of the Chinese Economic Reforms: Individual Pathways from Plan to Market, edited by Dorothy J. Solinger, 5-21. Edwin Mellen Press.
Invited Articles Published in Journals
2011. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “Gilded Outside, Shoddy Within: The Human Rights Watch report on Chinese copper mining in Zambia”, The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 52 No 1, December 26.
2010. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong.“非洲人對中非關係的認知。”《西亞非洲》8：69-72; 11：51-59.
2010. Yan Hairong. “小農挑戰全球資本主義：評人民糧食主權論壇.” 《中國非營利評論》第5卷, 227-236。
2010. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “Demonizing China: Pundits get its Role in Africa Wrong.” YaleGlobal, February 10.
2010. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “‘中国在非洲’:全球体系的困境.” 《中國經濟》1:58-69。
2009. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. "Trade, Investment, Power and the China-in-Africa Discourse." The Asia-Pacific Journal, 52-3-09, December 28, 2009. (http://japanfocus.org/-Barry-Sautman/3278) Also re-published in ZNet, December 30, 2009, http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23499 and Pambazuka News: Pan-Africa Voices for Freedom and Justice, January 7, 2010, http://pambazuka.org/en/category/africa_china/61253
2008. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “Fu Manchu in Africa: The Distorted Portrayal of China’s Presence in Africa.” South Africa Labor Bulletin 31(5): 34-38.
2007. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “友誼與利益：中非關係的獨特性。”《西亞非洲研究》(West Asia & Africa) 第4期，頁 55-61.
2007. Yan Hairong. “不帶身份認同的立足點：斯皮瓦克、嚴海蓉訪談”, 《國外理論動態研究》第2期，頁29-33；第3期，頁42-46.
2006. Barry Sautman, Yan Hairong. “Honor and Shame? China’s Africa Ties in Comparative Context” in The New Sinosphere: China in Africa, eds. Leni Wild and David Mepham, 54-61. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.
2006. Yan Hairong. “美國勞工運動中的病症--評《出賣團結》” (Analyzing the ‘American Disease’ in the U.S. Labor Movement--a Review of Solidarity for Sale).《讀書》, no. 11 (November). 頁87-98.
2005. Yan Hairong. “新自由主義與新人本主義：從招工網絡看素質和價值的流動”《中國研究》（China Studies）第2期，頁155-178. [收錄于臺灣《文化研究月報》73期，2007年10月http://hermes.hrc.ntu.edu.tw/csa/journal/73/journal_park734.htm]
2005. Yan Hairong. “素質論、文明教化、以及種族主義” (Suzhi, Civilizing Mission, and Race as a Metaphor). 《批判連帶：2005年亞洲華人文化論壇》(Critical Nexus: The 2005 Cultural Forum for Chinese in Asia), 陳光興編, 頁203-210. 臺北：台社.
2005. Yan Hairong. “虛空的農村，空虛的主体” [Depleted Countryside, Distressed Subjects], 《讀書》 [Readings] 7: 74-83.
2001. Yan Hairong. “素質，自我發展，和階級的幽靈” [“Suzhi,” Self-Development, and the Spectre of Class]. 《讀書》 3:18-26; 收錄于《中國社會文化人類學/民族學百年文選》，潘蛟主編，下卷，頁323-333. 北京：知識財產權出版社，2008年。
2008. “Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture. By Lisa Rofel.” The Journal of Asian Studies, 67(2):694-695.
2008. “Review of Selecting and Reconstructing Cultural Traditions in Rural Tibet.” Asian Ethnicity 9(1): 73-75.
Member on the Editorial Board, American Ethnologist (2011 to 2014)
Guest Editor (with Daniel F. Vukovich), positions: east asia cultures critique, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2007
Member on the International Advisory Committee, South African Review of Sociology