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Chinese welcomeFounded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.


directorYu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.

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Family class labels assigned by the Chinese Communist government in 1950 still affected levels of schooling and job status in 1996, even though the labels were abolished in 1979, Donald Treiman argued in a lecture on Monday.

CCC Director Yu Xie and PIIRS Director Mark Beissinger sat down with the staff of the Daily Princetonian to share their vision for the new center and upcoming plans for courses centered around China, including a new Global Seminar in Beijing planned for Summer 2016.  Full article here.

On October 19, at 4:30 pm in Robertson Hall, Bowl 1, Professor Don Treiman of UCLA will give a talk entitled "The Consequences of Political Class Background (Jiating Chushen) in the People’s Republic of China."


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