Associate Professor, Sociology
In Person: 1071 General Classrooms
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2000
M.A., University of Kansas, 1993
B.A., Xiangtan University, China, 1983
Research and Teaching Interest:
Dr. Heying Jenny Zhan joined the Georgia State University faculty in the fall of 2000 after receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Kansas. Her research and teaching have focused on three major fields: a) aging and social policies in global perspectives; b) gender and families in global perspectives; and c) issues of Asian American elders in the U.S. In 2008, she won a Fulbright Fellowship Award to conduct a semester-long research in China on issues of social policy and long term care. In 2009 and 2010 she is continuing this research with grants from NIA and Fogarty International Center, collaborating with Brown University faculty in the U.S. and Nanjing and Nankai Universities in China. She has published over 20 articles and book chapters in both Chinese and English on issues of aging and social policies, intergenerational relations among Chinese and Chinese Americans, and family and gender issues in China and among Asian Americans.
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Zhan, H. J. and Luo, B. Social Gerontology. A chapter in Li, Jieli and Min Liu (eds.). Frontiers of Western Humanities and Social Science Research. Beijing University Press. [in Chinese]
Zhan, H. J. and Luo, B. Students' teaching evaluation in the U.S. and its implementation and implications for higher education in China. University Education in China. [in Chinese]
Guan, X. P., Liu, G. Y., & Zhan, H. Y. Institutional and Individual autonomy: Investigating predictors of attitudes towards Chinese private nursing home development in China." International Journal of Aging and Human Development 64 (1) 83-107.
Zhan, H. J, Liu, G. Y., & Guan, X. Availability and willingness: compare attitudes toward institutional care between Chinese elderly parents and their adult children. The Journal of Aging Studies 20 (3): 279-290.
Zhan, H. J., Liu, G. Y., & Bai, H. G. Recent development in Chinese institutional elder care: Changing concepts and attitudes. The Journal of Aging and Social Policy 18 (2): 85-108.
Zhan, H. J. Joy or Sorrow: Explaining Chinese caregivers' reward and stress.The Journal of Aging Studies. 20: 27-38 .
Zhan, H. J., Liu, G. Y., & Bai, H. G. Recent Development of Chinese Nursing Homes: A Reconciliation of Traditional Culture. Ageing International 30 (2): 167-187.
To be reprinted in "Sociology of Ageing: A Reader" Rawat Publication, New Delhi, 2007.
Zhan, H. J. Social-Economic context of parent care: Explaining Chinese caregivers' psychological and emotional well-being. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 45: 83-100.
Zhan, H, J. Aging, Health Care, and Elder Care: The Perpetuation of Gendered Inequalities. Health Care for Women International. 26: 639-712.
Zhan, H. J., King, S., Kim, J., Zhang, G., & Whittington, F. Double-Bind: Aging as a Minority in the U.S.: Chinese and Korean American Elders' Experience. Hallym International Journal of Aging 6 (2) 147-165.
Zhan, H. J. Socialization or social structure--A study of one-child generation students' willingness to accept filial responsibilities in urban China. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 59 (2): 105-125.
Zhan, H. J. Willingness and expectations: intergenerational differences in attitudes toward filial responsibilities. Marriage and Family Review, Volume 36 (1-2): 175-200.
Zhan, H. J. Through gendered lens: Explaining Chinese caregivers' task performance and reward. The Journal of Women & Aging, 16 (1): 123-141.
Zhan, H. J. & Bradshaw, R.W., Texts and contexts: The Book of Analects for Women. Reprinted in Robin Wang (ed.). Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture. Pp. 327-340. Hackett Publishing Company.
Zhan, H. J. & Montgomery, R.J.V. Gender and elder care in China: The influence of filial piety and structural constraints. Gender and Society.
Zhan, H. J. Chinese family and the state:Gender-role socialization and social control. Sexual Health Exchange. Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Zhan, H.J. Through gendered lens: Explaining Chinese caregivers’ task performance and reward. The Journal of Women & Aging. (forthcoming).
Zhan, H.J. & Bradshaw, R.W. Texts and contexts: The book of analects for women. In Robin Wang (ed.). Images of Women in Chinese Thought. Hackett Publishing Company.
Zhan, H.J. Caregiving burden and the future burden of elder care in China–A life-course perspective. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 54: 267-291.
Zhan, H.J. Chinese family and the state: Gender-role socialization and social control. Sexual Health Exchange 4: 7-9. Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Montgomery, R.V.J. & Zhan, H.J. Marriage among older adults. Pp. 650-652 in George Maddox (ed.). Encyclopedia of Aging, 3rd ed.. Springer Publishing Company.
Zhan, H.J. Chinese Translation of the book Marcuse, by Alasdair McIntyre, Fontana Book series, published by Hunan Publishing House. [in Chinese].
Zhan, H.J. Chinese femininity and social control: Gender-role socialization and the state. Journal of Historical Sociology 9:3, 269-289.
Zhan, H.J. & Bradshaw, R.W. Texts and contexts: The book of analects for women. Journal of Historical Sociology 9:3, 261-268.
Zhan, H.J. Preliminary research of morals education in universities. Higher Education in China, March, 1984. [in Chinese].