Brown University Working Group on China: John R. Logan
Logan was introduced to China in 1986 when he taught a summer course at Nankai
University as part of the joint Albany-Nankai PhD Program in Sociology. His initial research was made possible by
collaborations with graduate students from China who earned their degrees at the University at Albany and with Pan Yunkang
(Tianjin Academy of Social Science) and Lu Hanlong (Shanghai Academy of Social Science).
His principal interests have been changing patterns of urban development, class structure, and family relations in China .
These interests are reflected in the titles of the publications listed below.
In 1999 he organized an international conference in Shanghai , “ The Future of Chinese Cities:
A Research Agenda for the 21 st Century .” The success of this conference in bringing together scholars interested in
urban issues resulted in the formation of the Urban China Research Network (UCRN), directed by Logan and supported by the Mellon
Foundation. UCRN continues today as an international network of scholars based at the University
at Albany ( www.albany.edu/chinanet ). During the six years of Mellon support,
UCRN provided competitive research grants to over 100 graduate students and junior faculty conducting projects in China and held
several conferences to feature the “new generation” of China scholars.
Publications related to China:
John R. Logan (editor). 2002. T he New Chinese City : Globalization and Market Reform . London : Blackwell Publishers.
John R. Logan and Min Zhou . l988. "The Theoretical Development of U.S. Urban Sociology and Its Current Situation" (in Chinese). Sociological Studies ( Beijing ) 4(July): l27-l40.
Min Zhou and John R. Logan. 1991. "In and Out of Chinatown: Residential Mobility and Segregation of New York City 's Chinese." Social Forces , 70(December):387-407.
John R. Logan and Yanjie Bian . 1993. "Inequalities in Access to Community Resources in a Chinese City " Social Forces 72 (December): 555-576.
Yanjie Bian and John R. Logan. 1996. "Market Transition and the Persistence of Power: The Changing Stratification System in Urban China " American Sociological Review 61:739-58.
Min Zhou and John R. Logan. 1996. "Market Transition and the Commodification of Housing in Urban China " International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 20:400-21.
Yanjie Bian , John R. Logan, Hanlong Lu , Yunkang Pan, and Ying Guan. 1997. “Work Units and Housing Reform in Two Chinese Cities” Pp. 223-250 in Elizabeth Perry and Xiabo Lu (editors), The Danwei: The Changing Chinese Workplace in Historical and Comparative Perspective . New York : M.E. Sharpe.
Chinese version published as: Hanlong Lu , Yanjie Bian , John R. Logan, Yunkang Pan, and Ying Guan. 1996. "Work Units and Housing Reform in Two Chinese Cities" Sociological Research ( Chinese Academy of Social Science).
Revised Chinese version published in Wu Shuqing and Associates (editors), Selected Works for Socialism with a Chinese Character . Beijing : Unity Press.
Yunkang Pan, John R. Logan, Fuqin Bian, Yanjie Bian , and Hanlong Lu . 1997. “Sources and Trends of Coresidence in the Urban Chinese Family” Sociological Research ( Chinese Academy of Social Science) 6: 69-79.
Yanjie Bian , John R. Logan, Hanlong Lu , Yunkang Pan, and Ying Guan. 1997. “Work Units and the Commodification of Housing: Observations on the Transition to a Market Economy with Chinese Characteristics” Social Sciences in China ( Chinese Academy of Social Science) 18:28-35.
John R. Logan, Fuqin Bian, and Yanjie Bian . 1998. “Tradition and Change in the Urban Chinese Family: The Case of Living Arrangements” Social Forces 76:851-82.
Fuqin Bian, John R. Logan, and Yanjie Bian . 1998. “Intergenerational Relations in Urban China : Proximity, Contact, and Help to Parents” Demography 35: 115-124.
John R. Logan, Yanjie Bian , and Fuqin Bian. 1999. “Housing Inequality in Urban China in the 1990s” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 23 (March):7-25.
John R. Logan and Fuqin Bian. 1999. “Family Values and Co-Residence with Married Children in Urban China ” Social Forces 77 (June):1253-1282.
Richard D. Alba , John R. Logan, Brian Stults , Gilbert Marzan, and Wenquan Zhang. 1999. “Immigrant Groups and Suburbs: A Reexamination of Suburbanization and Spatial Assimilation” American Sociological Review 64 (June):446-60.
Yanjie Bian , John R. Logan, and Xiaolong Shu. 2000. “Economic Reform and the Gender Wage Gap in China .” Pp. 111-33 in Barbara Entwisle and Gail E. Henderson (editors), Re-Drawing Boundaries: Work, Household, and Gender in China . Berkeley : University of California Press.
Yanjie Bian , Xiaoling Shu, and John R. Logan. 2001. “Communist Party Membership and Regime Dynamics in China ” Social Forces 79 (March):805-841.
Fuqin Bian and John R. Logan. 2001. “ A Comparative Analysis of Intergenerational Relations in China and the United States ” Sociological Research ( Chinese Academy of Social Science), 85-95.
John R. Logan and Fuqin Bian. 2002. “ Parents' Needs, Family Structure and Regular Intergenerational Financial Exchange in Chinese Cities ” Sociological Forum 18 (March): 85-101.
John R. Logan and Fuqin Bian. 2003. “Parents' Preferences and Reality: Coresiding with Married Children in Urban China ” (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Population Science 95 (April): 46-52.
John R. Logan and Fuqin Bian. 2004. “Intergenerational Family Relations in the United States and China ” Pp. 249-265 in Merril Silverstein (editor), Intergenerational Relations Across Time and Place. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics , Volume 24. New York : Springer Publishing Company.
John R. Logan. 2004. “Socialism, Market Reform, and Neighborhood Inequality in Urban China ” Pp. 233-248 in Chengri Ding and Yan Song (editors), Emerging Land and Housing Markets in China . Cambridge , MA : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
John R. Logan. 2005. “Commentary: Growth of China 's Medium-Size Cities” Pp. 296-299 in Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack (editors), Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2005 . Washington , DC : Brookings Institution Press.