Associate Professor Qian Forrest Zhang


Qian Forrest Zhang has taught at Singapore Management University since 2005. He completed his undergraduate training at Fudan University in Shanghai in 1995 and obtained a PhD in sociology from Yale University in 2004. His research focuses on China’s agrarian political economy but extends to a wide range of other issues in contemporary China, including self-employment, stratification and inequality, social mobility, and family relations. His works have been published in scholarly journals such as The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Journal of Marriage and Family, World Development, Journal of Agrarian Change, Sociology, Geoforum, and Politics & Society. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Agrarian Change and guest-edited a special issue on Agrarian Change in Contemporary China for that journal in July 2015. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Bernstein & Byres Prize in agrarian change.