• Background

    Education

    2012 Ph.D. Sociology Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

    2011 M.S. Statistics Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

    2008 M.A. Sociology Fudan University, Shanghai

    2005 B.A. Sociology Fudan University, Shanghai

    Position

    2015- Present. Full Professor of Sociology, Fudan University

    2014- Present. Vice Director of the Center for Social Transition Studies, Fudan University

    2013- Present. The Deputy Chair of the Department of Sociology, Fudan University

    2013- 2015. Associate Professor of Sociology, Fudan University

    2012- 2013. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Fudan University

  • Research

    Education, Stratification, and Inequality; Culture and Religion; Social Trust; Demographic Process, Family, and Eldercare; Methodology and Measurement

  • Articles

    Stratification, Inequality, and Education

     

    1. Yang, Yousef Xiaozhao, Anning Hu, and Scott Schieman. Accepted. “Relative Deprivation in Context: How Contextual Status Homogeneity Shapes the Relationship between Disadvantaged Social Status and Health.” Social Science Research.
    2. Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu. 2019. “Science or Liberal Arts? Family Background, Cultural Capital, and College Major Choice in China.” British Journal of Sociology 71(1): 190-213.
    3. Hu, Anning. 2017. “On the Relationship between Subjective Inequality and Generalized Trust.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 49: 11-19.
    4. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Using a Discretized Measure of Academic Performance to Approximate Primary and Secondary Effects in Inequality of Educational Opportunity.” Quality & Quantity  51(4):1627-1643.
    5. Hu, Anning and Jacob Hibel. 2015. “Where Do STEM Majors Lose Their Advantage? Contextualizing Horizontal Stratification of Higher Education in Urban China.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 41: 66-78.
    6. Hu, Anning and Zhenchao Qian. 2015. “Educational Homogamy and Earnings Inequality of Married Couples: Urban China, 1988-2007.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 40: 1-15.
    7. Hu, Anning and Nicholas Vargas. 2015. “Economic Consequences of Horizontal Stratification in Postsecondary Education: Evidence from Urban China.” Higher Education 70: 337-358.
    8. Hu, Anning. 2015. “The Changing Happiness-Enhancing Effect of a College Degree under Higher Education Expansion: Evidence from China.” Journal of Happiness Studies 16(3): 669-685.
    9. Hu, Anning. 2015. “Evaluating Educational Inequality within Educational Expansion: A Formal Comparison between Odds Ratio and the Educational Gini Coefficient.” Journal of Mathematical Sociology 39 (4): 280-303.
    10. Hu, Anning and Jacob Hibel. 2015. “Increasing Heterogeneity in the Economic Returns to Higher Education in Urban China.” Social Science Journal 52: 322-330.
    11. Hu, Anning and Jacob Hibel. 2014. “Changes in College Attainment and the Economic Returns to a College Degree in Urban China, 2003- 2010: Implications for Social Equality.” Social Science Research 44: 173–186.
    12. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Reassessing Disparity in Access to Higher Education in Contemporary China.” The China Quarterly 220: 1123-1130.
    13. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Proliferation of Educational Credentials, Changing Economic Returns, and the Rising Occupational Education Requirement: Evidence in Urban China from 2003 to 2008.” International Sociology 28(4): 448- 466.
    14. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Cultural Capital in the Context of Chinese Society.” Social Sciences (in Chinese).
    15. Liu, Xin and Anning Hu. 2016. “The Sense of Income Fairness: A New-Institutionalism Sociological Explanation.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 36(3): 1-24 (in Chinese).
    16. Hu, Anning and Yihong Wang. 2007. “The Alienation of Social Work: Two Cases of Communal Social Work Stations in Shanghai.” Social Work 3: 21-24 (in Chinese).

    Culture, Religion, and Social Trust

    1. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Enhancing Studies of Cultural Sociology Using Quantitative Methods.” Chinese Social Sciences Newspaper. http://www.npopss-cn.gov.cn/n1/2018/1114/c219470-30399587.html
    2. Yang, Fenggang and Anning Hu. 2018. “Folk Religion in Contemporary China.” Oxford Bibliographies. New York: Oxford University Press.
    3. Yang, Xiaozhao Yousef, Anning Hu, and Fenggang Yang. 2018. “Decomposing Immigrants' Religious Mobility: Structural Shifts and Inter-Religion Exchanges among Chinese Overseas Students.” Review of Religious Research 60(2): 183–198.
    4. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Religious Pluralism and Religious Participation: A Median-based Test for the Severity of the Non-Substantive Problem.”  Quality & Quantity 52(3): 969-982.
    5. Hu, Anning, Xiaozhao Yousef Yang, and Weixiang, Luo. 2017. “Religious Identification, Marginalization, and Subjective Wellbeing: An Exploratory Case Study of Christianity in China.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56(4):765-780.
    6. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Radius of Trust: Gradient-based Conceptualization and Measurement.” Social Science Research 68: 147-162.
    7. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Changing Perceived Importance of Religion in Mainland China, 1990 – 2012: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.” Social Science Research 66: 264-278.
    8. Hu, Anning. 2016. “Ancestor Worship in Contemporary China: An Empirical Investigation.” China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China 16(1): 169-186.
    9. Hu, Anning and Reid Leamaster. 2015. “Intergenerational Religious Mobility in Contemporary China.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(1):79–99.
    10. Hu, Anning. 2015. “A Loosening Tray of Sand? Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Generalized Trust in Reform-Era China, 1990-2007.” Social Science Research 51: 233–246.
    11. Hu, Anning. 2015. “Investigating the Connection between Science and This-Worldly Oriented Superstition: A Research Note on the Case of School Adolescents in Urban China.” Review of Religious Research 57(4): 575-586.
    12. Leamaster, Reid and Anning Hu. 2014. “Popular Buddhists: Predicting Popular Religious Belief and Practice in Contemporary China.” Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 75(2): 234-259.
    13. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Gifts of Money and Gifts of Time: Folk Religion and Civic Involvement in a Chinese Society.” Review of Religious Research 56(2): 313-335.
    14. Hu, Anning and Fenggang Yang. 2014. “Trajectories of Folk Religion in Deregulated Taiwan: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.” Chinese Sociological Review 46(3): 80-100.
    15. Hu, Anning and Reid Leamaster. 2013. “Longitudinal Trends of Religious Groups in Deregulated Taiwan: 1990-2009.” The Sociological Quarterly 54 (2): 167–190.
    16. Zhou, Yi and Anning Hu. 2013. “The Radius of Generalized Trust in Contemporary China.” Chinese Sociological Review 46(2): 63-90.
    17. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Generalized Trust among Christians in Urban China: Analysis based on Propensity Score Matching.” Current Sociology 61(7): 1021-1039.
    18. Yang, Fenggang and Anning Hu. 2012. “Mapping Folk Religion in Mainland China and Taiwan”. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51 (3): 505–521.
    19. Li, Dongyu and Anning Hu. 2018. “Characteristics of Traditional Supernatural Culture: Analysis based on the Chinese General Social Survey.” The World Religious Cultures 4: 69-76 (in Chinese).
    20. Zhou, Yi and Anning Hu. 2014. “Capital with Belief: Charitable Donation of Wenzhou Private Business Owners.” Sociological Studies 1: 57-81 (in Chinese).Reprinted in the Internal Manuscript of the Social Sciences in China; The English version was published in The Journal of Chinese Sociology 2: 8.
    21. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Social Participation, Types of Trust, and Subjective Wellbeing: Investigation based on CGSS 2005.” Social Sciences 404(4): 64-72 (in Chinese).
    22. Hu, Anning and Yi Zhou. 2013. “Cross-sectional Variations in the Mode of Generalized Trust and the Mediating Mechanism: A Research based on CGSS 2010.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 33 (4): 60-82 (in Chinese).
    23. Hu, Anning and Yi Zhou. 2013. “Revisiting the Negative Effects of Confucian Culture on Generalized Trust: A Study based on the 2007 Chinese Spiritual Life Survey.” Sociological Studies 2: 28-54 (in Chinese).
    24. Hu, Anning. 2012. “The Sociological-Anthropological Studies of Folk Religion: Retrospect and Prospect.” China Agricultural University Journal of Social Sciences 29(1): 61-72 (in Chinese).

    Social Demography

     

    1. Hu, Anning and Yihong Wang. Accepted. “Multi-Track Pension System and Life Satisfaction of Urban Elders in China.” Ageing & Society.
    2. Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu. Accepted. “Parental Education and College Students’ Attitudes toward Love: Survey Evidence from China.” Journal of Marriage and Family.
    3. Hu, Anning, Xiujin, Guo, and Yihong Wang. Accepted. “Educational Gradient of Health in Rural China.” Social Science Journal.
    4. Hu, Anning and Xiaozhao Yousef Yang. Accepted. “Is College Education an Equalizer for Social Disparities in Health Literacy? A Case Study in Shanghai, China.” Global Health Promotion.
    5. Hu, Anning and Feinian Chen. 2019. “Which Child Is Parents’ Preferred Caregiver/Listener in China?” Research on Aging 41(4): 390-414.
    6. Hu, Anning and Feinian Chen. 2019. “Allocation of Eldercare Responsibilities between Children and the Government in China: Does the Sense of Injustice Matter?” Population Research and Policy Review 38(1): 1-25.
    7. Hu, Anning and Felicia, F. Tian. 2018. “Still Under the Ancestors' Shadow? Ancestor Worship and Family Formation in Contemporary China.” Demographic Research 38: 1-26.
    8. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Providing More but Receiving Less: Daughters in Intergenerational Exchange in Mainland China.” Journal of Marriage and Family 79 (3): 739–757.
    9. Hu, Anning and Zhenchao Qian. 2016. “Does Higher Education Expansion Promote Educational Homogamy? Evidence from Married Couples of the Post-80s Generation in Shanghai, China.” Social Science Research 60: 148-162.
    10. Hu, Anning. 2014. “The Health Benefits of College Education in Urban China: Selection Bias and Heterogeneity.” Social Indicators Research 115(3): 1101-1121.
    11. Hu, Anning and Jacob Hibel. 2013. “Educational Attainment and Self-Rated Health in Contemporary China: A Survey-based Study in 2010.” Social Science Journal 50(4): 674–680.
    12. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Public Sector Employment, Relative Deprivation and Happiness in Adult Urban Chinese Employees.” Health Promotion International 28 (3): 477-486.
    13. Hu, Anning. 2017. “From Filial Idea to Filial Action: The Multiple Forms of Eldercare in an Era of Population Aging.” Social Sciences in China 3: 77-95 (in Chinese). Outstanding Achievement Award of Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences (2018)
    14. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Can Education Make Us Healthier? An Urban-Rural Comparative Study based on CGSS 2010.”Social Sciences in China 5: 116-130 (in Chinese).Outstanding Achievement Award of Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences (2016); Reprinted in Xinhua Wenzhai 559(19): 121-123.

    Methodology, Measurement, and Others

     

    1. Hu, Anning. 2019. “Using Subjective Variables to Explain Subjective Variables: A Methodological Note.” Chinese Journal of Sociology (in Chinese)
    2. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Causal Inference Boosted by Machine Learning.” Chinese Social Sciences Newspaper. http://www.cssn.cn/zx/bwyc/201808/t20180822_4546721.shtml
    3. Guo, Xiujin, Anning Hu, Jian, Dai, Dexu Chen, Wenhua Zou, and Yihong Wang. 2018. “Urban-Rural Disparity in the Satisfaction with Public Sports Services: Survey-Based Evidence in China.” Social Science Journal 55(4): 455-462.
    4. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Evaluating Survey Items of Buddhism Religiosity in China.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 30(4): 675–691.
    5. Bryant, Gregory A., Daniel M. T. Fessler, Riccardo Fusaroli, Edward Clint, Dorsa Amir, Brenda Chavez, Kaleda K. Denton, Cinthya Diaz, Lealaiauloto Togiaso Duran, Jana Fančovičová, Michal Fux, Erni Farida Ginting, Youssef Hasan, Anning Hu, Shanmukh V. Kamble, Tatsuya Kameda, Kiri Kuroda, Norman P. Li, Francesca R. Luberti, Raha Peyravi, Pavol Prokop, Katinka J. P. Quintelier, Hyun Jung Shin,Stefan Stieger, Lawrence S. Sugiyama, Ellis A. van den Hende, Hugo Viciana-Asensio, Saliha Elif Yildizhan, Jose C. Yong, Tessa Yuditha, and Yi Zhou. 2018. “The Perception of Spontaneous and Volitional Laughter across 21 Societies.” Psychological Science 29(9): 1515-1525.
    6. Bryant, Gregory A., Daniel M. T. Fessler, Riccardo Fusaroli, Edward Clint, Lene Aarøe, Coren L. Apicella, Michael Bang Petersen, Shaneikiah T. Bickham, Alexander Bolyanatz, Brenda Chavez, Delphine De Smet, Cinthya Díaz, Jana Fančovičová, Michal Fux, Paulina Giraldo-Perez, Anning Hu, Shanmukh V. Kamble, Tatsuya Kameda, Norman P. Li, Francesca R. Luberti, Pavol Prokop, Katinka Quintelier, Brooke A. Scelza, Hyun Jung Shin, Montserrat Soler, Stefan Stieger, Wataru Toyokawa, Ellis A. van den Hende, Hugo Viciana-Asensio, Saliha Elif Yildizhan, Jose C. Yong, Tessa Yuditha, and Yi Zhou. 2016. “Detecting Affiliation in Co-Laughter across 24 Societies.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(17): 4682–4687.
    7. Hu, Anning. 2016. “Two Approaches to Counterfactual Decomposition: Clarification and Illustration.” Social Currents  3(4): 403–419.
    8. Hu, Anning and Sarah Mustillo. 2016. “Recent Development of Propensity Score Methods in Observational Studies: Multi-Categorical Treatment, Causal Mediation, and Heterogeneity.” Current Sociology: 64(1) 60 –82.
    9. Hu, Anning. 2018. “How Differential is the Differential Mode of Association? An Empirical Measure.” Social Sciences 1: 64-74 (in Chinese).Reprinted in the Selected Papers of Renmin University.
    10. Xing, Junqing and Anning Hu. 2018. “Familism, Legal Environment and Professional Manager.” Chinese Journal of Social Development 3: 121-140 (in Chinese).
    11. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Is Human Nature Computable? On the Relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Social Science Research.” South China Quarterly 7(4): 588-593 (in Chinese).
    12. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Model Uncertainties and the Propensity Score Method.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 1: 186-210 (in Chinese).Reprinted in the Selected Papers of Renmin University.
    13. Hu, Anning. 2012. “Propensity Score Matching and Causal Inference: A Methodological Review.” Sociological Studies 1: 221-242 (in Chinese).Reprinted in the Selected Papers of Renmin University.
     

    Book Review

    1. Hu, Anning. 2019. “Shanghai Sacred: The Religious Landscape of a Global City” (By Benoit Vermander, Liz Hingley, and Liang Zhang, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018). China Review International 24 (1): 53-56.
    2. Hu, Anning. 2012. “The Religious Question in Modern China” (By Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011). Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 73(2): 230-231.

    Book Chapters

    1. Li, Dongyu and Anning Hu. Accepted. “Folk Religion and Social Trust: Evidence based on the Representative Sample.” Sociology of Religion, edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li.  Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).
    2. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Constructing a Learning-Oriented College: Problems and Solutions.” Pp. 95-104 in Studies and Practices of Learning-Oriented Organizations in Shanghai, edited by Jian Zhuang. Beijing: Science Press.
    3. Du, Man and Anning Hu. 2017. “Religious Belief, Class Structure, and the Perception of the Relationship with the Mainland in Taiwanese Society.” Sociology of Religion, edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li.  Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).
    4. Hu, Anning. 2015. “The Typological Ideal Type of Religious Organizations and Its Sociological Implications.” Sociology of Religion, edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li.  Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).

  • Books

    The Theoretical Foundation of Causal Inference in the Social Sciences

    Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese), 2015

    The Sociology of Religion: Paradigm Transition and the China Case

    A small tagline

    Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese), 2013

  • Teaching

    in English

    § Introductory Social Statistics

    § Introductory Sociology

    § Field Research

    § Practicum of Development Studies

    § History of Shanghai in the Modern Era

    § Shanghai: Past and Present

    § Shanghainese Culture

    § Introductory Chinese Religion

    § Chinese Society and Culture

    in Chinese

    § Statistical Causal Inference

    § Advanced Social Statistics

    § Intermediate Social Statistics

    § Event History Analysis

    § Academic English in Sociology

    § Sociology of Religion

    § Statistical Software Application

    § Social Statistics

    § Social Indicators & Program Evaluation

    § Social Research Methods

    § Social Research Practices

    § Seminar on Advanced Sociological Research

    § Classic Sociological Theory

  • Contact

    Mailing Address

    Fudan University,

    Department of Sociology,

    1118, Liberal Arts Building,

    220 Handan Road, Shanghai, China, 200433

    Email: huanning@fudan.edu.cn