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Department of Sociology


The Sociology Department of Zhejiang University, previously named the Philosophy and Sociology Department. Research interests include theoretical sociology and applied sociology, including social science methodology, Chinese and Western social theories, social psychology, rural and urban sociology, cultural anthropology and gender sociology. Since 2002, the department has undertaken 8 national research projects, 15 provincial research projects and 25 other municipal and horizontal research projects. The top journals that include our more than 40 publications are "Sociology," "Philosophy", "Xinhua Digest", "China Social Science Digest", etc. More than 80 articles have been published in many other refereed academic journals. There are also about 20 books and text books by top national publishers. Plus, at least 10 research projects were awarded prizes or other types of incentives by the provincial government, Provincial Council of Social Service, the Provincial Department of Education, Zhejiang University and “Dong Fund”.


Department Head: Professor Lai Jinliang

Deputy Department Head: Professor Wangxiaozhang