Yang Xiaoliu, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University. Her research fields are applied anthropology and urban anthropology. Her research topics include urban and rural community development, rural urbanization and policy consultation. She has conducted field research in Southern, Southwest, Northeast, Northwest and Central China since 2001. During her year at Harvard-Yenching Institute, Professor Yang will work on the research of the localized urbanization of Foshan City, in Pearl River Delta, with Professor Michael Herzfeld in the Department of Anthropolgy, Harvard University.