Hao Dong was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University from 2016 to 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a faculty associate of the Center on Social Science Research.
He earned his Ph.D. and MPhil in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and LLB in Sociology from Zhejiang University. His research interests include social demography, family and kinship, and social mobility and inequality. In his recent works, he has made use of five recently available longitudinal datasets of some 4 million observations of 650,000 individuals, who lived between 18th and mid-20th century in northeast China, northeast Japan, southeast Korea, and north Taiwan, to compare the influence of social context and family structure on individuals throughout the life course.