Dr. Yuqin Huang
Yuqin Huang got both her BA and MA degrees in Sociology with Peking University, China, and attained her PhD with Sociology Department, University of Essex in the UK in May, 2009. Her PhD research was about ‘Transforming the gendered organisation of labour and leisure: women, labour, leisure and family in an inland Chinese village, 1926-2006.’ Her research interests cover the interface between gender and such categories as work, religion, (global and internal) migration, family and health, with special reference to Chinese societies. She is also interested in qualitative research methods, particularly oral history and life story methods.
At the MPI, her research will be mainly focusing on the feminization of Chinese Christian Communities. She has done some fieldwork among the Chinese Christian communities in the UK and Germany, and will do more research among Christians in mainland China. Her second concern is about the Chinese Christian returnees who move back to mainland China after having been studying or working in western countries for some time, their transnational religious networks and their impacts on Christianity (especially urban house churches) in China.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
 “’Jumping out of the agricultural gate (tiaochu nongmen)’: social mobility and gendered intra-household resource distribution among children in a central Chinese village, 1950-2012”, China Perspectives, Vol.2012/4, pp. 25-33.
 ‘Remarriage, gender, and life course in contemporary inland rural China’, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol. 43, no. 2, 2012, pp. 313-330.
 ‘From the "feminization of agriculture" to the "ageing of farming populations": Demographic transition and farming in a central Chinese village’, Local Economy, vol. 27, no. 1, 2012, pp. 19-32. Link
 ‘Gift, Ritual and Renqing Circle: Xujia village as a case’, Sociological Studies, No. 4, pp. 88-100 (in Chinese)
Chapters in Edited Volumes
 ‘Labour, leisure, gender and generation: the organisation of ‘wan’ and the notion of ‘gender equality’ in contemporary rural China’, in Tamara Jacka and Sally Sargeson (eds.), Women, Gender and Development in Rural China, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. www.e-elgar.com/bookentry_main.lasso=
[Accepted] ‘Transforming the gendered organisation of childcare: experiences of three generations of rural mothers in an inland Chinese village (1940s-2006)’, in Angela W. W. Ching, Maria Tam and Danning Wang (eds.) Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge.
‘ “To Jump out of the Agricultural Gate (Tiao chu nong men)”: Social Mobility and Gendered Intra-household Resource Distribution among Children in a Central Chinese Village, 1950-2012’, presented at NEW EUROPEAN RESEARCH ON CONTEMPORARY CHINA CONFERENCE, BEIJING, 4-6 JULY, 2012
‘Getting inside: researching marriage and aspirations in contemporary Shanghai through volunteering in a non-profit marriage agency’, presented at ‘Doing Asian Cities: A Workshop on Urban Aspirations’, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 05-06, June, 2012
‘Migration, family planning, gender and marriage in a county in central China: an intersectional analysis’, presented at ‘Love, Marriage and Intimate Citizenship in India and China’ workshop, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany, 16-17 June 2011
‘Becoming missionaries in Diaspora: salvation, love, gender and space in the Chinese Christian communities in the UK and Germany’, presented at ‘Religion and Communism: Comparative Perspectives’ workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity,
Goettingen, Germany, 05 - 07 May 2011
‘Christianity, socialism, gender and space in the Chinese Christian communities in the UK and Germany’, presented at ‘Religious Pluralism: Uncovering Gender’, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 8-10 September 2010.
‘Labour, leisure, gender and generation: the organisation of ‘wan’ and the notion of ‘gender equality’ in contemporary rural China’, will be presented at ‘China’s Rural Development: Gender Politics, Social Equity and Citizenship’ International Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra, 14-15 August 2009.
‘Jump out of the agricultural gate’ (Tiao chu nong men): ‘Hukou’ conversion and gendered distribution of household resources for children in an inland Chinese village (1950s-2006), presented at ‘9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China’, University of Leeds, UK, 3-5 April 2009.
‘Transforming the gendered organisation of childcare: experiences of three generations of rural mothers in an inland Chinese village (1940s-2006)’, presented at ‘Gender & Family in East Asia International Conference’, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 12-13 December, 2008.
‘Remarriage, gender and life cycle: case studies in an inland Chinese village’, presented at ‘International Conference on Contemporary Families in Chinese Society in Transition’, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 10-11 December, 2008.
‘From ‘the feminisation of agriculture’ to ‘the ageing of farming population’: demographic changes and farming in a mid-Chinese village’, presented at the 2008 annual conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), University of Leeds, UK, 4-5 September 2008.
‘Labour migration, family planning, gender and marriage: the case in Shayang, a mid Chinese county ’, presented at ‘China Postgraduate Network Relaunch Workshop’, University of Oxford, 15-16 March 2008.
‘The First Footloose Generation: A Perspective from Working Country Girls in the Pre-collective Rural China (1926--1956)’, presented at the 2007 annual conference of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), University of Manchester, UK, 6-7 September 2007.
‘Labour, leisure, gender and generation: the organisation of ‘wan’ and the notion of ‘gender equality’ in contemporary rural China’, given at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany, 1st June 2011