Publications (Click on the links for full-texts)

 

Zai Liang. “Internal Migration in China in the Reform Era: Patterns, Policies, and Challenges.” A chapter in an edited book entitled Demography in China in the 21st Century (edited by Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo). Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

 

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2005. “The Educational Consequences of Migration for Children in China.Social Science Research. In Press.

Zai Liang and Zhongdong Ma. 2004. “China’s Floating Population: New Evidence from the 2000 Census.Population and Development Review 30(3):467-488.

Zai Liang. 2004. “Patterns of Migration and Occupational Attainment in Contemporary China: 1985-1990.Development and Society. 33(2): 251-274.

Ma, Zhongdong, Zhang Weimin, Zai Liang, and Cui Hongyan. 2004. “Labor Migration as A New Determinant of Income Growth in Rural China.” Population Research 28:2-10.

Zai Liang, and Yiu Por Chen. 2004. “Gender and Migration in China: An Origin-Destination Linked Approach.Economic Development and Cultural Change 52:423-443.

Zai Liang and Toni Zhang. 2004. “Emigration, Housing Conditions, and Social Stratification in China.” International Migration Review 38(1):302-324.

Zai Liang, and Yiu Por Chen. 2003. “Migration, Gender, and Returns to Education in Shenzhen, China.” Pp.184-208 in Brigida Garcia, Richard Anker, and Antonella Pinnelli (eds.). Women in the Labour Market in Changing Economies: Demographic Issues. Oxford University Press.

Zai Liang, Yiu Por Chen, and Yanmin Gu. 2002. “Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China.” Urban Studies 39 (No. 12):2175-2187.

Zai Liang. 2001. “The Age of Migration in China.Population and Development Review 27:499-524.

Sidney Goldstein, Zai Liang, and Alice Goldstein. 2000. “Migration, Gender, and Labor Force in Hubei Province, 1985-1990.” Pp.214-230 in Barbara Entwisle and Gail Henderson (eds.) Re-drawing Boundaries: Work, Households, and Gender in China. University of California Press.

Zai Liang. 1999. “Foreign Investment, Economic Growth, and Temporary Migration: The Case of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China.” Development and Society 28(1):115-137.

Michael J. White and Zai Liang. 1998.”The Effect of Immigration on the Internal Migration of the Native-born Population, 1981-90.” Population Research and Policy Review 17:141-166.

Zai Liang and Michael J. White. 1997. “Market Transition, Government Policies, and Interprovincial Migration in China: 1983-1988.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 45:321-336.

Zai Liang and Michael J. White. 1996. “Internal Migration in China: 1950-1988.Demography 33:375-384.


Presentations

Zai Liang, Hideki Morooka. 2006. “Migration Networks and Migration Processes: The Case of China.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the Population Association of America. California, LA. March.

Yue Zhuo, Zai Liang. 2006. “Migration and the Well-Being of the Elderly in Rural China.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the Population Association of America. California, LA. March.

Zai Liang, Shitau Miura. 2005. “Migration, Return Migration, and Housing Condition in Source Community in China.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. Philadelphia, PA. August.

Zai Liang, Hideki Morooka. 2005. “Migration Networks, Hukou, and Destination Choices.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the Population Association of America. Philadelphia, PA. March.

Zai Liang. 2005. “China’s Floating Population: Current Status and Future Prospects.”  Invited talk at Harvard University. Feb. 22.

Zai Liang, Xu Gang, Zhongdong Ma, and Cui Hongyan. 2004. “Recent Trends in Floating Population in China.” Paper presented at International Seminar on China’s 2000 Population and Housing Census, sponsored by the National Bureau of Statistics of China. April 27-29, Beijing, China.

Zai Liang and Kerry Dohm. 2004. “Migration and Minority Opportunities in China.” Paper presented at mini-conference of North American Chinese Sociologists Association, August, San Francisco, CA.

Zai Liang, Hy Luong, and Yiu Por Chen. 2004. “Demographic Sources of China’s Urbanization: Patterns and Regional Variations.” Paper presented at conference on Urban China in Transition, sponsored by Urban China Research Network (University at Albany). May 1-2, Santa Monica, CA.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2004. “Migration and Educational Selectivity.” Paper presented at conference on Migration and Urbanization in China, sponsored by People’s University of China. June 9-11, Beijing.

Zhongdong Ma, Zhang Weimin, Zai Liang, and Hongyan Cui. 2004. “The Impact of Migration on Local Development: An Econometric Analysis of Income Growth and Education in China in the 1990s.” Paper presented at 2004 annual meetings of the Population Association of America. April 1-3, Boston.

Zai Liang. 2003. “Internal Migration in China: Data Sources, Major Patterns, and a New Research Agenda.” Paper presented at workshop on demographic trends in China in the beginning of the 21st century. Australian National University. December 10-12.

Zai Liang and Xueji Liang. 2003. “Education of Migrant Children in Beijing: Choice or Constraint?” Paper presented at annual meetings of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association. Atlanta, Georgia. August.

Zai Liang and Zhongdong Ma. 2002. “China’s Floating Population: New Evidence from the 2000 Census.” Paper presented at conference on China’s 2000 Population Census sponsored by Duke University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 19-21.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2002. “Education of Migrant Children in China.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the Population Association of America, Atlanta, GA. May. The paper was also presented at annual meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. March.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2001. “Migration and Educational Selectivity in China, 1982-1995.” Paper presented at annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. Anaheim, CA. August.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2001. “Education of Migrant Children in Urban China.” Paper presented at “International Forum on Labor Mobility in China sponsored by the Rural Development Center of China’s State Council, July 3-5, Beijing, China.

Zai Liang, Yanmin Gu, and Yiu Por Chen. 2001. “Rural Industrialization and Internal Migration in China.” Paper presented at conference on Urbanization in China, sponsored by the Chinese Economist Society, June 27-28, Xiamen, China.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 2001. “Urbanization in China: Historical Overview and Emerging Patterns in the 1990s.” Paper presented at annual meetings of Population Association of America, Washington, DC. March 29-31.

Zai Liang. 2001. “Urbanization in China: Historical Overview and Emerging Patterns in the 1990s.” Invited presentation at University of Pennsylvania. March 22.

Zai Liang. 2000. “Urbanization in China.” Invited presentation at Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University. November 30.

Zai Liang and Yiu Por Chen. 1999. “Migration, Gender, and Return to Education in Shenzhen, China.” Paper presented at Seminar on “Women in the Labor Market in Changing Economics: Demographic Issues, sponsored by IUSSP, Rome, September 22-24.

Zai Liang. 1999. Discussant at conference on “Internal Migration and its Impacts on Chinese Urbanization.” State University of New York at Albany, May.

Zai Liang. 1998. “Market Reforms, Changing Patterns of Migration and Occupational Attainment.” Paper presented at annual meetings of Population Association of America, Chicago, IL, April 2-4.

Zai Liang. 1998. “Market Reforms and Changing Patterns of Migration and Occupational Attainment in China.” Presentation at Princeton University. April 7 and at China Center for Economic Research at Beijing University, July 23.

Zai Liang. 1998. “The Age of Migration in China.” Presentation at Annual Meetings of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August, 1998.


Working Papers