Jia Wenjuan

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2011 to Jul 2012

Jia Wenjuan received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Sun Yat-sen University in 2013. She is currently an assistant professor in the Sociology department at Shanghai University. She specializes in labor and organization research. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the change of the labor regime in a Chinese State-Owned-Enterprise in Guangzhou from Mao's era till nowadays. Through a historical comparative perspective, she researched how workers’ protests during the production process in a SOE are shaped by the contradiction between Chinese official ideology and discourse and market-economy practice.

Recent Publications: 


"The Making of Dualistic Labour Regime: Changing Labour Process and Power Relations in a Chinese State-Owned-Enterprise under Globalization," in Mingwei Liu & Chris Smith (eds.) China at Work, London: Macmillan, 2016.