Yanhua DENG
Yanhua Deng is a professor at the Department of Sociology, Nanjing University, China. Her research centers on political sociology, contentious politics, and environmental politics. Her recent studies appear in The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, Modern China, Social Sciences in China (中国社会科学), Sociological Studies (社会学研究), and Management World (管理世界).

Mailing Address
Department of Sociology
Nanjing University
No. 163, Xianlin Avenue, Qixia District
Nanjing 210023
Jiangsu, China
Email: deng@nju.edu.cn
 
Education
Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, July 2010 (Political Science)
Ph.D. Student, Nanjing University, China, September 2005-July 2007 (Sociology).
M.A., Nanjing University, China, June 2005 (Sociology).
B.A., Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, June 2003 (Social Work).
 
Working Experience
11.2016- present. Professor, Department of Sociology, Nanjing University
12.2013-10.2016. Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
5.2011-11.2013. Associate Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
11.2010-4.2011. Assistant Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

Fields of Research and Teaching
Political Sociology, Contentious Politics, Environmental Politics 
 
 
  •  Research Project 

  •  Academic Visit & International Conference 

  •  Publication 

  •  Awards 

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Research Grants
2016. Nanjing University Dengfeng Talent Supporting Program, 300,000 RMB
2015. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (principal investigator), Project code: JBK150918.
2014. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (principal investigator), Project code: JBK141122.
2013. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (principal investigator), Project code: JBK130939.
2012. “Collective Identities in Chinese Mass Incidents” (principal investigator), National Social Sciences Foundation, Project code: 12CSH041.
2012. “Administrative Restructuring, Village Elections and Collective Actions in Rural China” (principal investigator), Program of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education, Project Code: 12XJC840006.
2011. “Development Strategy Shifting in Polluted Areas: The Comparison of Two Places” (principal investigator), Collaborative Grants, American Social Science Research Council.
2010. “Village Mergers, Grassroots Elections and Rights-Protection Actions” (principal investigator), The “211” Project, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Project Code: 211QN10121.
2010. Initial Research Grants for Academic Returnees (principal investigator), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.
2007. Grants for Community Service and Research (principal investigator), European Union Chamber of Commerce.
2007. “Political Trust and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang” (principal investigator), China Fieldwork Fund, The Xinfu Group and Sun Yat-sen University.
2005. “The Grand Mediation in China” (principal investigator), Research Grants on Social Problems in China, Nanjing University.
2004. “The Operation of Liuhecai in Rural China” (principal investigator), Academic Research Grants for Junior Scholars in Mainland China, Taiwan Current and Himalaya Foundation, principal investigator.
 
Conference Grants
2013. Travelling Grant, Association for Asian Studies.
2008. Postgraduate Student Grants for Overseas Academic Activities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 
Invited Talks
 “Jurisdiction Size and External Political Efficacy: Evidence from China.” East China Normal University, 20 November 2017.
 “Village Merger, Village Election, and Collective Action in Rural China.” Hehai University, 6 November 2017.
“‘Autonomous Redevelopment’: Moving the Masses to Remove the Nail Households.” The University of Vienna, 29 June 2016. 
“‘Autonomous Redevelopment’: Moving the Masses to Remove the Nail Households.” Monash University, 18 May 2016. 
 “Over Policy Implementation in China: Explaining the Sudden Expansion of the Microfinance for Women Program.” Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Melbourne, 17 May 2016.
 “Relational Repression and Grassroots Practice of Stability Maintenance in China.” University Service Center for China Studies, CUHK, Hong Kong, 25 August 2015.    
“On Relational Repression in China.” Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes, France, 30 March, 2015.
“Relational Repression in China.” East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 11 September 2014.
“The Reach of the State: Work Units, Social Ties, and Resistance Control in China.” Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong, 15 April 2014.
 
8.2017-9.2017 Department of Sociology, Stanford University
6.2016-7.2016 Department of Chinese Studies, University of Vienna.
5.2016-6.2016 Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, The University of Melbourne.
8.2015-9.2015 Universities Service Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1.2015-7.2015 Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes, France
7.2014-9.2014. East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore

“Situational Legitimacy of Social Organizations in China.” Workshop on Governance Turn and Development of Social Organizations in China. Department of Sociology, Shanghai University, 18-19 November 2017.
“Enthusiastic Policy Implementation in China: Explaining the Sudden Expansion of the Microfinance for Women Program.” “Multifaceted Study of Chinese Politics and Society” International Workshop, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 15-16 July 2016.
“Excessive Policy Implementation in China.” The 74th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, U.S.A., 6-10 April 2016.
“‘Autonomous Redevelopment’: Moving the Masses to Remove the Nail Households.” Workshop on “Collective Protest and State Governance in China’s Xi Jinping Era.” Harvard-Yenching Institute, Boston, U.S.A., 18 May 2015.
“Excessive Policy Implementation in China.” Workshop on “International Workshop On Uncertainty and Policy Design.” Co-organized by National University of Singapore and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, 28-29 November 2014.
“Repression Backfires: Tactical Radicalization and Protest Spectacle in Rural China.” AAS-in-Asia, National University of Singapore, 17-19 July 2014.
“The Reach of the State: Work Units, Social Ties, and Resistance Control in China.” Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, U.S.A., 26-30 March 2014.
“Protest and Policing in Contemporary China,” panel organizer, Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, U.S.A., 26-30 March 2014.
 “Policy, Politics and Protest: Political Opportunity Structure and Grassroots Environmental Resistance in China.” Workshop on “Local Government Entrepreneurship in China: Dynamics, Achievement and Risks,” Co-organized by National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University, Beijing, 25-26 October 2013.
“Relational Repression in China: How to Use Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters.” 2013 Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Chicago, U.S.A, 29 August-1 September 2013.
“The Society of Senior Citizens and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang.” The Annual Chinese Sociological Association Conference, Guiyang, Guizhou, 20-21 July 2013.
“Pollution and Protest: Environmental Mobilization in Context.” Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, San Diego, U.S.A., 21-24 March 2013.
“Contentious Politics in China: New Developments and New Puzzles.” panel organizer, Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, San Diego, U.S.A., 21-24 March 2013.
 “Greening with Conflict: Popular Resistance and Pollution Regulation in Rural China.” The Fourth Annual Conference of Forum on “Health, Environment and Development, The China Environment and Health Initiative,” American Social Science Research Council, Beijing, China, 8-9 November 2012.
“Higher Education and Social Trust: A Study Based on Surveys in China and Britain.” The Annual Chinese Sociological Association Conference, Yinchuan, China, 13-15 July 2012.
“The Making of Activists in China.” Workshops on Contentious Politics in Contemporary China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, 12-13 May 2012.
“Relational Repression in China: How to Use Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters.” Workshops on “Modes of Activism and Engagement in the Chinese Public Sphere,” National University of Singapore, Singapore, 26-27 April 2012.
“Development Strategy Shifting in Polluted Areas: The Comparison of Two Places.” The Third Annual Conference of Forum on “Health, Environment and Development, The China Environment and Health Initiative,” American Social Science Research Council, Beijing, China, 1-4 November 2011.
“Political Opportunity Structure and Environmental Collective Action in China.” The Annual Chinese Sociological Association Conference, Nanchang, China, 23-25 July 2011.
“Emotion Work: The Soft Control of Popular Protest in China.” The 69th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, U.S.A., 31 March-3 April 2011.
“Between Concern and Action: A Case Study of Environmental Protest in Rural China.” Symposium on “Choking on What? Contested Illnesses, Pollution and the Making of Environmental Health Subjects in Contemporary China,” Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., 5-6 March 2011.
“The Development of Associations of Senior Villagers in Rural China.” Forum on “Towards the Republic,” Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, November 14-15, 2009.
“The Making of Rights Activists in China.” Hong Kong Baptist University China Studies 20th Anniversary Conference, Hong Kong, China, 23 May 2009.
“The Power of the Grey,” Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference, Harvard University, Boston, U.S.A., 1-2 March 2008.
“The Operation of the underground Liuhecai in Rural China.” Graduate Seminar on China, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 8-12 January 2007.
“Guanxi and Trust: The Operational Logic of the underground Liuhecai in Rural China.” The Annual Chinese Sociological Association Conference, Taiyuan, China, 15-17 July 2006.
 
 
Articles in English
Deng, Yanhua, Kevin J. O’Brien, and Jiajian Chen. 2018. “Enthusiastic Policy Implementation in China: Explaining the Sudden Expansion of the Microfinance for Women Program.” The China Quarterly, forthcoming
Huang, Jian and Yanhua Deng, 2017. “Jurisdiction Size and External Political Efficacy: Evidence from China.” Political Studies, 65(4): 966-982.
Deng, Yanhua. 2017. “Autonomous Redevelopment: Moving the Masses to Remove Nail Households.” Modern China, 43 (5): 494-522.
O’Brien, Kevin J. and Yanhua Deng. 2017. “Preventing Protest One Person at a Time:  Psychological Coercion and Relational Repression in China.” The China Review, 17 (2): 179-202.
Deng, Yanhua and Jonathan Benney. 2017. “Selective Use of Political Opportunity: A Case of Environmental Protest in Rural China.” Journal of Chinese Governance, 2 (1): 91-105. 
O’Brien, Kevin J. and Yanhua Deng. 2015. “The Reach of the State: Work Units, Family Ties and “Harmonious Demolition.” The China Journal, 74: 1-17.
O’Brien, Kevin J. and Yanhua Deng. 2015. “Repression Backfires: Tactical Radicalization and Protest Spectacle in Rural China.” Journal of Contemporary China, 93: 457-70.
Deng, Yanhua and Kevin J. O’Brien. 2014. “Societies of Senior Citizens and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang.” The China Journal, 71: 172-88.
Deng, Yanhua and Kevin J. O’Brien. 2013. “Relational Repression in China: Using Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters.” The China Quarterly, 215: 533-52.
Deng, Yanhua and Guobin Yang. 2013. “Pollution and Protest: Rural Environmental Mobilization in Context.” The China Quarterly, 214: 321-36.
 
Articles in Chinese
邓燕华,2016年,《中国基层政府的关系控制实践》,《学海》,第5期,第31-39页。
邓燕华、黄健,2016,《教育、阶层与社会冲突态度》,《实证社会科学》,第1期,第57-73页。
黄策、邓燕华,2016,《突发性责任事故的信息搜集与披露  ——基于央地信息沟通的视角》,《公共行政评论》,第1期,第8-25页。
邓燕华,2014,“集体行动中的政治机会感知及运用:以浙江华镇为例”,《香港社会科学学报》,总47期,第119-37页。
黄健、邓燕华,2012,“高等教育与社会信任:基于中英调查数据的研究”,《中国社会科学》,第11期,第98-111页。
邓燕华,2012,“村庄合并、村委会选举与农村集体行动” ,《管理世界》,第7期,第76-82页。
邓燕华、阮横俯,2010,“中国坚定积极分子的形成” ,《香港社会科学学报》,总39期,第115-38页。
邓燕华、阮横俯,2008,“银色力量何以可能?——以浙江老年协会为例” ,《社会学研究》,第6期,第131-54页。
邓燕华,2006,“地下‘***’在农村社会的运作逻辑:关系与信任的运用——洋村田野研究,”《社会》,第1期,第167-86页。
 
Books in Chinese
邓燕华,2016,《中国农村的环保抗争》(专著),北京:中国社会科学出版社。
邓燕华,2013,《连线力——中国网络公民行动》(译著),广西师范大学出版社。
 
2015. Excellent Research Paper Award, Annual Conference of Chinese Social Psychology Association. 
2014. Tang Lixin Excellent Research Award, Tang Lixin Foundation.
2014. Excellent Research Paper Award, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.
2013. Two papers won Excellent Research Paper Award, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.
2011. Siyuan Humanities and Social Sciences Dissertation Award, National Chengchi University Press, Taiwan.
2009. Mr. Lam On Hang Memorial Scholarship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2009. Excellent Paper Award (with Hengfu Ruan), Contest of Papers on New Perspectives in Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2007-2009. Full Scholarship, Ph.D. Program, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2006. Ryoichi Sasakawa Scholarship, The Tokyo Foundation.
2002. Best Paper Award, Academic Paper Contest in Social Sciences, Nanjing University of Science and Technology.