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Asia in the World —A CEAS/YCB Lecture Series His, Her and Their Marriages

Friday, June 2, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University

Time and Location

Friday, 06/02/2017
Registration: 6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A: 7:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 20 for students; RMB 80 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Over the last 20 years Chinese urban residents...including the new arrivals from the countryside have experienced profound economic and cultural changes. Using case histories, participant observation, and national survey data, Professor Davis explores the ways in which men and women have responded differently to the new "rules of the game" for intimacy and family formation.


The language of the remarks will be English. The language of the Q&A session will be Chinese and English.

The Speaker

Dr. Deborah S. Davis
Professor of Sociology at Yale University

Deborah S. Davis is author or editor of 10 books. Past publications have analyzed the politics of Chinese family life, social welfare policy, consumer culture, property rights, social stratification, occupational mobility, and impact of rapid urbanization and migration on health and happiness. Currently she is completing a book entitled His, Her and Their Marriages that analyzes the social consequences of the one child policy and privatization on the institution of marriage and urban kinship. A graduate of Wellesley College, Davis received a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University.

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