Sociology ProgramDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology
Sociology Program

Sociology Faculty: Jiping Zuo

Zuo, Jiping
Professor and Co-Chair

Professor Jiping Zuo, Chair of the Sociology Program

Email: jzuo@stcloudstate.edu

Phone: 320-308-2136

Areas of Interests
Family, Work-family relations, China studies

Current Research

Using ethnographic data of the women of three generations in urban China, I examine the impact of state-family disintegration in the post-Mao era on work-family relations.

Selected Publications

Understanding Urban Women’s Domestic-Role Orientation in Post-Mao China.  Critical Sociology, 40, 111-133, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0896920512452021.

Women’s liberation and gender obligation equality in Urban China: Work/family experiences of married individuals in the 1950s. Science & Society, 77, 98-125, 2013.

Work-to-family conflict and women’s construction of work/family roles in post-Mao China” (Jiping Zuo & Yongping Jiang). Pp. 139-64 in Social Production and Reproduction at the Interface of Public and Private, Spheres, edited by Marcia Texler Segal, Esther Ngan-ling Chow, Vasilikie Demos. Volume 16, Advances in Gender Research, 2012.

Rethinking family patriarchy and women’s positions in pre-socialist China. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 542-557, 2009.

Urban Women’s Work and Family under China’s Social Transition (in Chinese: She Hui Zhuan Xing Zhong Cheng Zhen Fu Nü De Gong Zuo Yu Jia Ting), (Jiping Zuo & Yongping Jiang). 2009. Beijing: Contemporary China Press (Dang Dai Zhong Guo Chu Ban She). ISBN: 978-7-80170-799-4.

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.
Marital Construction of Family Power among Male Out-migrant Couples in A Chinese Village: A Relation-Oriented Exchange Mode

Beyond resources and patriarchy: Marital construction of family decision-making power in post-Mao urban China. (Jiping Zuo & Yanjie Bian) Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36, 601-622, 2005.

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.
Feminization of agriculture, relational exchange, and perceived fairness of marital division of labor in China: A case in Guangxi Province

From revolutionary comrades to gendered partners: Marital construction of breadwinning in urban China. Journal of Family Issues 24, 314-337, 2003.
From revolutionary comrades to gendered partners: Marital construction of breadwinning in urban China.

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.

B elow 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

 

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