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Qing Lai

Assistant Professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University - Miami.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Lai's research interests include the globalization of "modern" life course ideas and behaviors, and the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of higher education in adulthood.

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Journal Articles

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. DOI. Abstract.

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. DOI. Abstract.

Lai, Qing, and Arland Thornton. 2015. "The making of family values: Developmental idealism in Gansu, China." Social Science Research, 51: 174-188. PMCID: PMC4359717. DOI. Abstract.

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. DOI. Abstract.

Lai, Qing. 2014. "Chinese Adulthood Higher Education." Chinese Sociological Review, 46(3): 55-79. DOI. Abstract.

Xie, Yu, Arland Thornton, Guangzhou Wang, and Qing Lai. 2012. "Societal Projection: Beliefs Concerning the Relationship between Development and Inequality in China." Social Science Research, 41(5): 1069-1084. PMCID: PMC3461180. DOI.

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