Supervisor: Dr. Amy Hanser, Dr. Graham E. Johnson

Research Interests

Labor Migration, Labor Markets, Social Networks, Social Capital, International Immigration, Chinese Society.

Current Research

My doctoral dissertation is investigating the regional development of the Pearl River delta (PRD) region in South China, focusing on the transformation of social relationships in these rural communities, the dynamics of internal labor migration, the structuring of labor markets for these labor migrants, and their identity change. By using the survey data collected in five localities in the PRD region, I attempt to demonstrate how social structures in these communities are transformed along with the dramatic industrialization and urbanization, and how labor inflows and local communities are mutually influenced in the last 30 years.

Liu, Mina and Du, Junrong, 2013, “The Study on Trust in Government in China in Transformation Period: A Perspective of Social Capital” in Journal of Public Management (Chinese), Vol.10, No.2, Pp. 64-74

Liu, Mina and Du, Junrong, 2013, “Housing Inequality and Subjective Well-being in Urban China: A Multilevel Analysis on CGSS data” in Economic Survey (Chinese), Issue 5, Pp. 117-21

Du, Junrong, 2008, Nanhai Jade Trade Association in Trade Associations and Social Capital: The History and Today in South China, edited by Haixiong Qiu and Kinman Chan, Shanghai: Shangwu Yinshuguan Press

Du, Junrong, 2004. General Data Description Report of Shenzhen Youth, in 2004- Blue Book of Shenzhen Youth, China, Haitian Press, Pp.2-45

Du, Junrong, 2004. Group Comparison Data Description Report of Shenzhen Youth, in 2004- Blue Book of Shenzhen Youth, China, Haitian Press, Pp.210-39

Du, Junrong, 2004. The influence to social network, market channels in the process of finding jobs: the labor migrants in Shenzhen, in 2004- Blue Book of Shenzhen Youth, China, Haitian Press, Pp.364-70