Lecture | Cultural Differences between China and America


Lecture Information

Speaker: Xie Yu

Host: Lu Yang

Theme: Cultural Differences between China and America

Date: March 27 (Wednesday), 2019

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Location: Room B101, Second Gymnasium, Yenching Academy, Peking University

Language: English 


In this lecture, Professor Xie Yu will take cultural origins, historical development, political and economic structure as context to compare the cultural differences between China and America. And to lead to better understand Chinese society by comparison.


Xie Yu, sociologist, is a member of the American National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Academia Sinica. He is also Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and PIIRS at Princeton University, Chair Professor and director of Center for Social Research at Peking University. Meanwhile, he is one of editors-in-chief of Wechat official account named The Intellectual.  

His main areas of interest are social stratification, demography, statistical methods, Chinese studies, and sociology of science. 

His representative published works include: Marriage and Cohabitation (University of Chicago Press 2007) with Arland Thornton and William Axinn, Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis with Daniel Powers (Emerald2008, second edition), and Is American Science in Decline? (Harvard University Press, 2012) with Alexandra Killewald. 

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