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Yingchun Ji Ph.D.

Yingchun Ji, Ph.D.

Visiting Research Professor

Maryland Population Research Center
2105 Morrill
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6403


  1. Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 2011
  2. M.A., Sociology, University of Victoria (Canada), 2005
  3. B.A., Sociology, Nanjing University


Yingchun Ji is the Eastern Scholar Professor in the School of Sociology and Political Science at the Shanghai University. Her research interests include family sociology, gender studies, and low fertility in China, and quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. In addition to empirical studies using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Dr. Ji has dedicated herself to developing localized theories to understand changing gender dynamics, changing institutions of marriage and family in post-reform China, and to understand low-fertility in present China as well as in East Asia from a gender perspective. Currently, Dr. Ji is working on two projects: 1) developing a theory called Mosaic Familism to understand the changing intergenerational dynamics in Chinese families; and 2) conducting a project to understand a voluntarily run Match-making Market by anxious parents in the People’s Park in downtown Shanghai.