Research Interests

Social & Political Values, Sociology of the City, Quantitative Methods, and China

Cary Wu is a doctoral candidate in Sociology and a fellow of the UBC Institute of Asian Research.

He is also an associate at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) at the Higher School of Economics in Russia and a visiting researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Germany.

Recent Publications

Wu, Cary, Qiang Fu, Jiaxin Gu, and Zhilei Shi. forthcoming. “Does migration pay off? Returnees, family background, and self-employment in rural China“, The China Review (Accepted)

Sher, Chloe and Cary Wu. forthcoming. “Community impacts and public support of shale gas development in China”, Journal of Contemporary China (Accepted)

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. “The stats bear it out: In Quebec, trust is low“, Maclean’s.

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. “Local-national political trust patterns: Why China is an exception.”  International Political Science Review. online first, doi: 0192512116677587.
(Featured in CN Politics)

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. “International students’ post-graduation migration and the search for home”. Geoforum 80: 123-132.
(Featured on CBC Radio, Roundhouse Radio, Fairchild Radio, University Herald, AAAS Global News for Science, etc.)

Wilkes, Rima and Cary Wu. 2017. “Minority groups and trust.” in Uslaner (eds) Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2016. “Durable power and generalized trust in everyday social exchange.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (11): 2793-2795.

Wu, Cary. 2015. “Moving from urban sociology to the sociology of the city.” The American Sociologist 47 (1): 102-114.

Recent Awards

2017 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Taiwan

2017 Canadian Population Society, Best Student Paper Award, Canada

2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, China

2017 The Lee Student Support Fund, Society for the Study of Social Problems, United States

2017   Keast Lion Fund for International Scholars, United States

2016   American Political Science Annual Meeting Travel Grant, United States

2016   Hong Kong-Canada Business Association Scholarship, Canada

2016   Pei-Huang Tung and Tan-Wen Tung Graduate Fellowship, Canada

2016   Sociology Graduate Scholarship, Canada

2015   Patricia Marchak International Research Scholarship in Sociology, Canada

2015   UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Research Award, Canada

2015   Kurt and Anne Paulus Memorial Scholarship in Sociology, Canada

2015   GESIS Leibniz Research Visiting Scholarship, Germany

2015   High School of Economics Research Visiting Scholarship, Russia

2013   UBC Faculty of Arts 4-year PhD Fellowship, Canada

2012   Fiexiaotong Research Award, China

2010   University of Chicago Research Visiting Scholarship, United States

Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)

International Sociological Association (ISA)

American Political Science Association (APSA)

Canadian Population Society (CPS)

Society of Study for Social Problem (SSSP)

North America Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA)

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Wu, Cary, Qiang Fu, and Zhilei Shi. Does migration experience pay off? Returnees, family background, and the self-employment in rural China. The China Review (accepted forthcoming)

Sher, Chloe and Cary Wu. Community impacts and public support of shale gas development in China. Journal of Contemporary China (accepted forthcoming).

Fu, Qiang, Cary Wu, Heqing Liu, and Zhilei Shi. Live like mosquitoes: Hukou and mental health. Chinese Journal of Sociology (accepted forthcoming)

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. Local-national political trust patterns: Why China is an exception. International Political Science Review. online first ahead of print, 10.1177/0192512116677587.[Featured on CNPolitics]

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. International students’ post-graduation migration and the search for home. Geoforum 80: 123-132.

[Featured on CBC Radio, Roundhouse Radio, Fairchild Radio, University Herald, AAAS Global News for Science, Mingbao Canada, the Source, UBC News)

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2016. Durable power and generalized trust in everyday social exchange (Comment on Schilke et al.) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (11): 2793-2795.

Wu, Cary. 2015. Moving from urban sociology to the sociology of the city. The American Sociologist 47 (1): 102-114.

Book Chapters

Wilkes, Rima and Cary Wu. 2017. Trust and minority groups. In Eric Uslaner (editor) Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (20 pages).

Papers Under Revision or Review

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. A response pattern of political trust. R & R at International Journal of Comparative Sociology.

Wilkes, Rima and Cary Wu. Ethnicity, democracy, and trust. R & R at Social Forces.

Wu, Cary, Rima Wilkes, Terry Clark and Dan Silver. Current scales debates in urban theory. R & R at Urban Studies.

Wu, Cary. Internal migration and the stability of trust among Americans. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (under review).  [Canadian Population Society best student paper award, 2017-06]

Wilkes, Rima, Cary Wu and Richard Carpiano. Ethnicity, discrimination and trust. Ethnic and Racial Studies (under review)

Other Publications

Wu, Cary and Rima Wilkes. 2017. The stats bear it out: In Quebec, trust is lowMaclean’s, March 31.

Wu, Cary. 2017. One Canada and three immigrant populations: education and trust inequalitiesUBC Think Sociology Newsletter, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia.

Wu, Cary. 2014. When ‘home’ isn’t what you think it isThe Ubyssey, March 23.

Wu, Cary. 2011. China needs more disaster research from the social sciences. Chinese Social Sciences Today, March 21.

Publications in Chinese Social Science Citation Index Journal

Wu, Cary, Xiulian Ma, and Jun Wu. 2017. The city as a cultural growth machine. Dongyue Tribune 38(7): 60-69.

Wu, Cary and Xiulian Ma. 2015. Three cultural logics of migration.  China Youth Study 10: 72-77.

Wu, Cary and Xiulian Ma. 2015. The cultural turn in migration: why univeristy graduates flock to big cities in China. Contemporary Youth Research 1: 88-93.

Wu, Cary and Xiulian Ma. 2015. The struggling detriot: regeneration of post-indutrial cities. Journal of Beijing Administrative College 4: 1-9.

Wu, Cary. 2012. Floating children and their socialization in urbna China. Journal of Beijing Administrative College 4: 1-9.

Lai, Weijun, and Cary Wu. 2011. The subaltern subjects in contemproray Chinese society. Jorunal of China Agircualtural University (social science edition) 28(3): 19-26.

Wu, Cary and Lun Zhao. 2010. Migration and urbanziation: understading Ebenezer Howard and Xiaotong Fei. Urban Studies 9:13-19.  [translated into English and published in Journal of China in Comparative Perspective 1(4):48-67 (2014)]

Wu, Cary. 2010. The road tothe social city-Ebenezer Howard and the future of Chinese cities. Urban Studies 3: 11-16.

 

 

 

Teaching Assistant Positions

2013W
SOCI100 Introduction to Sociology

2014W
SOC1328 Social Statistics

2015 W

SOCI1328 Social Statistics

2015F

SOCI1328 Social Statistics

2016W

SOCI1328 Social Statistics

SOCI100 Introduction to Sociology

2016S

SOCI1328 Social Statistics

SOCI100 Introduction to Sociology

2017W

SOCI1328 Social Statistics

SOCI324 Sociology of the Life Course

 

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