Our paper was accepted by Social Science and Medicine. This paper was written during my visit to Kyushu Univeristy. Hereby I want to pass along my appreciation to my supervisor, Prof. Kazuto Misumi. I am grateful to him for the ideal working environment he has provided me, for his confidence in me from the very beginning, and for giving as much freedom as I asked for doing my research.
The 1st Conference of the Comparative Social Research Network (CSRN) will be held at Ito campus, Kyushu University on January 27-28, 2018. This conference aims to promote cross-country and cross-regional comparative research in social science. Scholars from 12 institutions in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau will be gathering together to exchange their ideas on comparative social research. Presentations and discussions will address areas such as social mobility, education, migration, methodology, and health. Prof. Kazuto Misumi from Kyushu University will give opening remarks. Prof. Hiroshi Ishida from the University of Tokyo and Prof. Xiaogang Wu from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will deliver keynote speeches.
This event was co-organized by Prof. Kazuto Misumi, Dr. Shuanglong Li (Visiting Scholar at Kyushu University, Associate Professor of Sociology, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics), and Dr. Jun Li, Deputy Director and Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences).
This conference is open for anyone who is interested in comparative social research.
The conference program is available for download at http://isgs.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/news/view.php?noticeId=1085.
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It was the first time for me to organise an International Mini-Conference, thank you so much for your encouragement and for coming to the gathering of former ISA PhD Lab participants (http://www.isa-sociology.org/isa_lab.htm; http://www.isa-sociology.org/list-of-isa-laboratories.htm). I personally want to thank Prof. Yoshimichi Sato (Tohoku Uni), Prof. Kazuo Misumi (Kyushu Uni), Prof. Robert van Krieken (Sydney Uni), Prof. Koichi Hasegawa (Tohoku Uni), Prof. Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), and Prof. Catriona Elder (Sydney Uni) for their outstanding support and assistance in making our forum such a resounding success. I would also like to extend a special thanks to my colleague David Macro from Utrecht University for his generous help and for chairing the morning session. Though some of our invited guests did not show up for various reasons, I hope our ways will cross at forthcoming conferences soon. As Marta Kolczynska suggested, we should definitely make a mini-ISA-follow-up with Katherine in August during ASA Annual Meeting. See you soon in San Francisco, Katherine!
I will be attending the 109th ASA (American Sociological Association) Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco from August 16th to 19th, 2014. Looking forward to meeting my friends and colleagues in the USA.
As the organizer of the International Junior Sociologists Forum, I will be participating in this one day event on July 13th in Yokohama, Japan. I look forward to your participation and meeting you and wish you a pleasant stay in Japan.
I am Shuanglong L, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Research Institute of Social Development, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.