Field of Study
Years of Stay at HYI
Sep 2004 to Jun 2005
University Affiliation (Current)
LI Kang began his sociological training in 1989 at Fudan University and received his MA and Ph.D. in 1996 and 1999 from Peking University. He has lectured on Classical & Contemporary Sociological Theory and Historical Sociology in Peking University and Tsinghua University. In his research he focuses on the revolutionary mobilization mechanism in rural China’s Land Reform around the 1940s, and tries to find a way to combine the approaches of traditional social history and new social-cultural history, the materials of oral narratives and official documents, and attempts to use some key categories such as memory, body and identity in contemporary social theory to explicate the long-term political, cultural and social effects of the Chinese revolution on common villagers and their elite mobilization pattern.