Professional

Selected Awards and Grants

2017—2019: Nuffield Foundation Research Grant (Co-I)
2017: The Sociological Review Foundation Seminar Series (PI)
2016—2017: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant (Co-I)
2015—2016: Pro-Vice Chancellor Seedcorn Fund, University of Essex (Co-I)
2015—2016: Proficio New Course Development Funds, University of Essex
2011—2015: Gates Cambridge Scholarship, University of Cambridge
2012—2014: Queens’ College Travel Grant, University of Cambridge
2012—2013: Doctoral Research Grant, University of Cambridge
2010: Chukochen Honours Scholarship, Zhejiang University, China
2007—2010: National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China
2006—2010: Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Zhejiang University, China
2010: Research and Innovation Award, Zhejiang University, China
2010: Best Debater Grant, National English Debating Competition, China
2009: First-Prize Winner, ‘Challenge Cup’ National Research Contest, China
2009: National Innovation and Invention Award, Ministry of Education, China

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Ad-hoc Reviewer

American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Asian Population StudiesChinese Sociological ReviewInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology, Journal of Chinese Sociology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Leisure StudiesMethodological Innovations, Population Research and Policy Review, Qualitative Social Work, SageSocial Science Research

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Writer, Commentator and Reporter

Yang is author of the preface to the Chinese translation of Ian McEwan’s novel Enduring Love (爱无可忍). His media interviews and social commentaries have appeared in major media outlets (United Press, Time Magazine, Quartz, Xinhua News, Sina News, Fenghuang News, 163.com, etc.). He was the former editor of Mouse (子鼠), the only multilingual poetry magazine in China.

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Interpreter

Yang holds an Advanced Certificate for Chinese-English Interpretation in China. He has conducted conference interpretation for international organisations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Public Speaker and Debater

Yang is an award-winning public speaker and debater. He has won the award of National Best English Debater of China in 2009. He is also the First-place Winner at ‘21 Century Cup’ National English Speech Contest, Zhejiang Province, China, 2009. He has served as an adjudicator at China’s National English Debating Competition in 2010. He was co-trainer of the China Youth Team at World School Debate Championships in 2009.

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Professional Affiliation

2013 to date: British Sociological Association
2013 to date: Marriage and Migration Network
2014 to date: American Sociological Association
2016 to date: British Society for Population Studies
2017 to date: IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion)
2017 to date: European Sociological Association
2017 to date: International Sociological Association RC21