Social Capital Seminars

Coordinator: Nan Lin

The purpose of these seminars is to present and exchange research ideas and drafts of papers among a group of faculty and graduate students, mostly from the Department of Sociology, interested in social capital as well as invited speakers.  The seminars, held occasionally in each semester, are open to all faculty and graduate students.

Social Capital seminars, Spring, 2012

January 31.   Yi Zhou, (Fudan University, Shanghai, China).  The title of her talk was:  "State-society Interdependence Model in Market Transition: Actors, Relations, and Institutions: A Case Study of the “Farmers’ City” in Wenzhou the Early Reform Era" . 

February 14.  Hang Young Lee, on "Network Disadvantage of Immigrants". 

March 13.  Nan Lin, Hang Young Lee and Ao Dan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), on "Contact Status Effects: Gender, Race/Ethnicity and Homophily" .

April 3.   Yanjie Bian (University of Minnesota) on "Corporate Social Capital in Chinese Guanxi Culture."

May 1.  Yan Tu (Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China) on "Online Social Media Development in China: Status, Applications and Challenges". 

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