Jing Jun

Jing Jun
Professor, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University

Education Background

PhD in Social Anthropology, Anthropology Department of Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1990-1994
Master in Regional Studies (East Asian Studies), Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1985-1987
Bachelor, Department of English, Beijing Foreign Languages University, 1977-1981 (spent the last two semesters at the University of Hawaii as a government-sponsored exchange student)

Professional Experience

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University, 2002-2015
Assistant Professor and later tenured Associate Professor, City College of the City University of New York, 1994-2001
Assistant Research Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Development, Peking University, 1988-1990
Reporter of Domestic News Department, Editor of Commentary Department and Deputy Director of Domestic News Department, China Daily, 1982-1986

Research Interest

  • Historical memory
  • Reservoir resettlement
  • Ecological resistance movement
  • Children's diet and rearing
  • Suicide and AIDS
  • Currently focus on social and policy issues related to the field of public health


Author of The Temple of Memories, Stanford University Press, 1996.
Sole Editor of Feeding China's Little Emperors, Stanford University Press, 2000.
1st Editor of HIV in China, University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
Co-editor of Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person, University of California Press, 2011.
Memory of Shentang (《神堂记忆》), Fujian Education Press (Chinese version of his publication), 2013.
Author of Feeding China's Little Emperors (《喂养中国小皇帝》), East China Normal University Press (Chinese version of the English publication for which Jing Jun served as Editor-in-chief), 2017.
Author of Citizen Health and Social Theory (《公民健康与社会理论》), Social Science Literature Publishing House, 2019.

Honors & Awards

Selected into the Publication Funding Program of Huaxia Talent Fund in 2003. Honored as the National Advanced Individual in Population and Family Planning Foreign Affairs in 2007. Appointed as a State Council Special Allowance Expert in 2014. Won the 1st Prize of Tsinghua University Teaching Collective for the results of the Global Health Teaching Project along with four other teammates in 2016.