Deborah Davis

Professor Emerita of Sociology, Yale University


Professor Deborah S. Davis is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at Yale University. Her primary teaching interests are: inequality and stratification, contemporary Chinese society, and methods of fieldwork. She also currently serves as editorial member of The China Quarterly and The China Review, Trustee of the Yale China-Association, and Chair of Advisory committee for the Universities Service Centre for China Studies (Chinese University of Hong Kong).  Author or editor of 10 books, past publications have analyzed the politics of the Cultural Revolution, Chinese family life, social welfare policy, consumer culture, property rights, social stratification and occupational mobility. In 2009, Stanford University Press published Creating Wealth and Poverty in Post-Socialist China, co-edited with Wang Feng and in 2014 Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and Sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China, co-edited with Sara Friedman.

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