Yu Xie named director of new Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton
Yu Xie, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor ofSociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), has been named the inaugural director of the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University.
Xie joined the faculty Aug. 1 after 26 years at the University of Michigan, most recently as the Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, Statistics and Public Policy and a research professor in the Population Studies Center at Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Xie's main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies and sociology of science. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Sinica and the National Academy of Sciences.