Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University - Miami.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Dr. Lai's current research mainly focus on the Muslim population in China. I analyze census and survey data to examine Chinese Muslims' population heterogeneity and their relations with the Han majority,the Chinese State, and the Islamic world. I am collaborating with multiple Chinese institutions to collect survey data on Chinese Muslims, including a study of those who performed Hajj in Mecca in 2017.
Lai, Qing, and Zheng Mu. 2016. "Universal, yet local: The religious factor in Chinese Muslims' perception of world developmental hierarchy." Chinese Journal of Sociology, 2(4): 524-546.
Mu, Zheng, and Qing Lai. 2016. "Micro-Macro Interactions in Ethno-Religious Homogamy among Hui Muslims in Contemporary China: The Roles of Residential Concentration and Aging." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 36(1): 88-105.
Lai, Qing, and Arland Thornton. 2015. "The making of family values: Developmental idealism in Gansu, China." Social Science Research, 51: 174-188. PMCID: PMC4359717.
Xie, Yu, Chunni Zhang, and Qing Lai. 2014. "China’s rise as a major contributor to science and technology." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(26): 9437-9442. PMCID: PMC4084436.
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