Research Projects

A Way of Life: The Emerging Middle-Class Culture in Post-socialist China

(Funded under Hang Seng Bank Golden Jubilee Education Fund for Research, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences)

Principal Investigator

Zhang Jun, Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
(Remarks: Dr. Zhang Jun left the University’s service from January 20, 2018.)

Total Fund Awarded

HKD 30,000

Project Duration

April 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017

Project Description

This project proposes an ethnographic study of the emerging middle-class culture in contemporary urban China. It seeks, 1) to explore the mundane practices and subjective experiences of the socially recognized and self-identified middle class in concrete social circumstances; and 2) to shed light on different forms and logics that feature the state-individual interrelations. It does so by investigation two specific realms — domestic life practices and public engagement — in the middle-class lives.