Dr Xiaoying Qi
Phone: +61 2 4221 5175
Xiaoying Qi is a cultural sociologist interested in historical and comparative studies, including a focus on China in a globalized world. She was awarded a PhD in 2012 by the Institure for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. The thesis won the 2013 Jean Martin Award of The Australian Sociological Association. This Award is given biennially to ‘the best PhD thesis in social science disciplines from an Australian tertiary institution’. She published Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory with Routledge in 2014. She also has a number of articles in leading internationally refereed journals including American Journal of Cultural Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, International Sociology, and Journal of Sociology. Xiaoying’s current research includes a cross-cultural study of family obligation in urban China, Hong Kong and among migrants in Sydney. She is a Co-Investigator in a research project funded by Hong Kong Baptist University, ‘Social Capital and Self-employment in Urban China’. Over the past two and a half years Xiaoying has lived in Hong Kong, researching, writing and teaching. Xiaoying has extensive teaching experience at the School of Humanities & Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney. At UWS she was a recipient of a College of Arts Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2011 and was also awarded The National Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2012. In 2013 Xiaoying was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.
Globalized knowledge flows; comparative sociology; social capital and social networks; family and family obligation; social movements; Chinese society
Awards and Distinctions
2013 The Jean Martin Award of The Australian Sociological Association. [A biennial award for ‘the best Sociology PhD thesis in Australia’].
2013 ASAA Presidents’ Prize and DK Award, sole nomination by the University of Western Sydney [outcome to be notified in 2014].
2013 Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute of Human Development, Berlin, Germany (14 June-12 July).
2012 2012 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, awarded by the Office of Teaching and Learning, Australian National Awards for University Teaching.
2011 College of Arts Teaching Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, UWS.
- 2014 Xiaoying Qi. Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory. London and New York: Routledge.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2014 Xiaoying Qi. ‘Filial Obligation in Contemporary China: Evolution of the Culture-System’. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. First published online: 20 February 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/jtsb.12052.
- 2013 Xiaoying Qi (with Jack Barbalet). ‘The Paradox of Power: Conceptions of Power and the Relations of Reason and Emotion in European and Chinese Culture’. Journal of Political Power 6(3): 405-418.
- 2013 Xiaoying Qi. ‘Intellectual Entrepreneurs and the Diffusion of Ideas: Two Historical Cases of Knowledge Flow’. American Journal of Cultural Sociology 1(3): 346–372.
- 2013 Xiaoying Qi. ‘Guanxi, Social Capital Theory and Beyond: Toward a Globalized Social Science’. British Journal of Sociology 64(2): 308-324.
- 2012 Xiaoying Qi. ‘A Case Study of Globalized Knowledge Flow: Guanxi in Social Science and Management Theory’. International Sociology 27(6): 707-723.
- 2011 Xiaoying Qi. ‘Face: A Chinese Concept in a Global Sociology’. Journal of Sociology 47(3): 279-296.
- 2013 Xiaoying Qi (with Ruying Qi). ‘Foreign Language Education’. Pp. 249-257 in Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives, edited by Q Zha. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
- 2012 Xiaoying Qi (with Ruying Qi). ‘Assessment Design for Chinese Language Teaching in Australian Universities: a 3-D Approach’. Pp. 70-77 in China Language Strategy, edited by D Xu and T Wang. Shanghai: Shanghai Translation Publishing House.
Potential topics for HDR & Honours Supervision
- globalized knowledge flows;
- comparative sociology;
- social capital and social networks;
- family and family obligation;
- social movements;
- Chinese society