On Sabbatical fall, 2011
Professor of Sociology
She specializes in sociology of family. Her main teaching responsibilities include various family courses, research methods and social statistics.
Her research interests include marital/gender equality, work and family relations, and China’s socialist transition. Her most recent work focuses on the social construction of work and family roles by Chinese women in the post-Mao era. This is a collaborative project with Women’s Studies Institute of China, funded by the National Science Foundation (2005-2007) and the Fund for Advanced Development (FAD), through the American Sociological Association.
Selected Major Publications
Rethinking Family Patriarchy and Women’s Positions in pre-socialist China, forthcoming in Journal of Marriage and Family (2009).
Marital Construction of Family Power among Male Out-migrant Couples in A Chinese Village: A Relation-Oriented Exchange Model. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 663-691, 2008.
Shifting the breadwinning boundary: The role of men’s breadwinner status and their ideologies toward family roles. Journal of Family Issues, 25, 811-832, 2004.
Feminization of agriculture, relational exchange, and perceived fairness of marital division of labor in China: A case in Guangxi Province. Rural Sociology, 69, 510-531, 2004.
From revolutionary comrades to gendered partners: Marital construction of breadwinning in urban China. Journal of Family Issues 24: 314-337, 2003.
Gendered resources, division of housework, and perceived fairness: A case in urban China. (Jiping Zuo & Yanjie Bian) Journal of Marriage and Family 63,1122-1133, 2001.
The reciprocal relationship between marital interaction and marital happiness: A three-wave study. Journal of Marriage and the Family 54, 870-878.
Below are the courses that Professor Zuo currently offers:
- Soc277: Dating, Intimate Relations and the Family
- Soc304: Introduction to Social Statistics
- Soc472/572: Sociology of The Family
- Soc474/574: Culture and the family
- Soc462/562: Gender, Work and Family relations
- Soc462/562: China and Globalization
- Soc684: Sociology of Social Responsibility
- Soc679: Advanced Research Methods