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Min Zhou

Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, University of California Los Angeles


Min Zhou is currently Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, and Director of the Asia Pacific Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Chinese Overseas. Zhou’s main research areas are in migration & development, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, education and the new second generation, ethnic system of supplementary education, ethnic entrepreneurship, Chinese diaspora, and the sociology of Asia and Asian America, and she has published widely in these areas. Her recently published books are The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Lee, 2015), The Rise of the New Second Generation (with Bankston, 2016), and Contemporary Chinese Diasporas (ed., 2017). She received her Ph.D. in sociology from State University of New York at Albany, USA.