Hao Dong was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China, Princeton University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Peking University and a faculty associate of the Center on Social Science Research.
He earned his PhD 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 makes 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.