Yi Zhou is Professor of Sociology at Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy and co-director of the Yale–Fudan Center for Cultural Sociology. She also serves at the Chinese Sociological Association as Executive Council member and head of the Special Committee for Cultural Sociology (2017-2022). Prof. Zhou has engaged in long-term research and teaching in the areas of cultural sociology, social stratification and mobility, the study of grassroots society in China, and qualitative methods. Her published works include “Thick and Thin: Traditional Chinese Values and Concepts in Globalization” (Academic Monthly, 2022; Xinhua Digest, 2023) “The Family-State concept of the Chinese: Two facts based on observations of the micro-media during the Covid-19 pandemic” (Etnografia E Ricerca Qualitative, 2020) “Bricolage and Homology: Studies on the Subculture of the Early Elderly Square Dancing Groups in Shanghai” (Journal of Chinese Sociology, 2018), “State-society Interdependence Model in Market Transition: A Case Study of the ‘Farmers’ City’ in Wenzhou the Early Reform Era” (Journal of Contemporary China, 2013), The First Village of China: Post-Collectivism in a Transitional Economy (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2006) and Deciphering Society: From the Perspectives of Structure and Culture (Beijing: Social Sciences Literature Press, 2004). She has been principal investigator of two Key Projects of the National Social Science Foundation of China: “Trust Patterns and Mechanisms in Contemporary Society” (2011) and “Value Systems and Behaviors of the New Generation from the Perspective of Intergenerational Sociology” (2019). A large number of her works have received national-level and provincial-level Outstanding Achievement Awards.