Shuanglong's Short Biography
I am Shuanglong Li. Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. I received my Ph.D. in sociology from Kyushu University on March 25, 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Kazuo Misumi. My research focuses on social stratification and mobility and the role of social networks in shaping labor market outcomes, particularly in China. As such, I have been trained in comparative East Asian Studies and the use of statistics and quantitative methods. Between September 2013 and August 2014, I was a visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology, Utrecht University on two scholarships provided by European Institute in Japan and China Scholarship Council, for which I am eternally grateful.
I started my career as a student of inequality, social stratification and social mobility, particularly in historical periods such as colonial Taiwan, and this has remained a continuing interest. Utilizing a newly constructed the Colonial Taiwan Household Register Database, I am currently working on 'Historical Social Inequality and Social Mobility in Colonial Taiwan', funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants, and 'The Effects of Social Networks on Wellbeing', funded by the China Scholarship Council. From May 2012 I was a visiting fellow at the Universities Center for China Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (RCHSS), Academia Sinica, Taiwan. My PhD study is funded by China Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education, PRC from October 2010 to September 2014. In 2013 July, I was awarded a full scholarship from International Sociological Association (ISA) to participate in the International Laboratory for Ph.D. Students in Sociology at The University of Sydney, Australia.