Brief Profile

ZHOU Min Biography (April 2015)
ZHOU Min, Ph.D., is currently Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor of Sociology, Head of the Division
of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the Chinese Heritage
Centre, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Before joining NTU, she was
Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies and Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair
in U.S.-China Relations & Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
She was the President of the North American Chinese Sociologist Association, Chair of Section
on Asia and Asian America of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Chair of
ASA’s Section on International Migration of the American Sociological Association. She serves
on the Expert Advisory Committee of the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs, the State Council
of the People’s Republic of China. She is the prestigious Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor of
Sociology at Sun Yat-sen University, China and holds visiting professorships at several major
universities in China.
Professor Zhou’s main areas of research include international migration, immigrant
integration/adaptation, the new second generation, ethnic/racial relations, ethnic entrepreneurship,
Chinese Diaspora, and Asia and Asian America, and she has published widely in these areas,
including 15 books and more than 160 journal articles and book chapters (with over 14,100
Googlescholar citations and a Googlescholar h-index of 45 as of 31 March 2015). She is the
author of Chinatown (Temple University Press, 1992), Contemporary Chinese America (Temple
University Press, 2009), The Accidental Sociologist in Asian American Studies (UCLA Asian
American Studies Center Press, 2011), and Synergy between American Sociology and Asian
American Studies: Personal Reflections of an Accidental Chinese American Scholar (in Chinese,
Sun Yat-sen University Press, 2013); co-author of Growing up American (with Bankston,
Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1998) and The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Lee,
Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2015); co-editor of Asian American Youth (with Lee, Routledge,
2004), and co-editor of Contemporary Asian America (New York University Press, 2000; 2nd ed.
2007; 3rd ed. 2016).
Currently, Zhou is working on three projects: “Inter-group relations and racial attitudes among
Chinese locals and African merchants in Guangzhou, China,” “Chinese immigrant
transnationalism,” and “Highly skilled Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles and Singapore.” She
is writing two book manuscripts: Assimilation and the New Second Generation in the United
States (with Bankston, to be published by Polity) and Chinatown, Koreatown, and Beyond: The
Ethnic System of Supplementary Education.