• Background


    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


    2021- Present.

    Vice Dean, Graduate School of Fudan University

    2019- 2021

    Vice Dean, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University

    2018- Present.

    University Professor, Fudan University

    2015- Present.

    Full Professor of Sociology, Fudan University

    2014- Present.

    Vice Director of the Center for Social Transition Studies, Fudan University

    2013- Present.

    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 and Inequality; Culture, Religion, and Trust; Social Demography; Quantitative Methodology

  • Articles

    [On Peer Reviewed English Journals]


    1. Hu,Anning. Accepted. A Copula-Based Portrayal of the ColliderBias. Statistical Methods &Applications.

    2. Hu, Anning. 2024. The DifferentialMode of Association in Contemporary China: An Enriched Portrayal. The ChinaReview 24(1): 233-250.

    3. Hu,Anning. 2023. “Cultural Capital and Higher EducationInequalities in Contemporary China.” SociologyCompass.

    4. Hu, Anning, Xiaogang Wu, Tao Chen, and Dongyu Li. 2023. “FamilySocioeconomic Status and Chinese College Students' Premarital Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors.” Population Research andPolicy Review 42: 34.

    5. Hu,Anning. 2023. “Heterogeneous Treatment Effects Analysis forSocial Scientists: A Review.” SocialScience Research 109,102810.

    6. Hu, Anning, Xiaogang Wu, Dongyu Li, and Tao Chen. 2022. “Cultural Reproduction and CulturalMobility from a Comparative Perspective: Mechanism-based Elaboration and Decomposition.” Comparative EducationReview 66(2): 253-279.

    7. Hu, Anning, and Chen Yin. 2022. "A Typologyof Political Trustors in Contemporary China: The Relevance of Authoritarian Culture and Perceived Institutional Performance." Journal of Chinese Political Science 27:77–103.

    8. Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu. 2021. “Cultural Capitaland Elite University Attendance in China.” BritishJournal of Sociology of Education 42(8): 1265-1293.

    9. Hu, Anning, Xiaogang Wu, and Tao Chen. 2021. “Changing Subjective Wellbeing acrossthe College Life: Survey Evidence fromChina.” Chinese Sociological Review53(4): 409-429.

    10. Hu, Anning, and Chen Yin. 2021.“Kinship Ties to Government Staff and Local Political Trust: Evidence from
    Rural China.” Sociological Perspectives64(6) 1122–1144.

    11. Li, Angran and Anning Hu. 2021. “Community Contexts, Socioeconomic Status, andMeritocratic Beliefs and Perceptions in China.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 7(3): 470-493.

    12. Hu, Anning, and Chen Yin. 2021. “The Distinction between the Absolute and RelativeAdvantages of Cultural Capital: Different Conceptualizations, Different Consequences.” Sociology: The Journal ofthe British Sociological Association. 55(4) 803–822.

    13. Hu, Anning. 2021. “Outward Specific Trust in the Balancing of Hierarchical GovernmentTrust: Evidence from Mainland China.” BritishJournal of Sociology 72(3): 774-792.

    14. Hu, Anning. 2021. Modeling the Influences of Social Mobility Net of Origin andDestination Based on the Front-Door Criterion: A Simulation Study. Methodology: European Journal of ResearchMethods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 17(2): 111–126.

    15. Hu, Anning and Dongyu Li. 2021. “Are Elders fromAncestor-Worshipping Families Better Supported? An Exploratory Study of Post-Reform China.” Population Researchand Policy Review 40: 475–498.

    16. Hu, Anning, and Chen Yin. 2020. “Schematic Categorization ofGovernments Moderates the Association between the Orientation toward Authority and Government Trust in China.” Poetics 82:101478.

    17. Hu, Anning and Yihong Wang. 2020. “Multi-Track Pension System and LifeSatisfaction of Urban Elders in China.” Ageing& Society 40(9): 1887-1905.

    18. Hu, Anning. 2020. “Specific Trust Matters: The Association between theTrustworthiness of Specific Partners and Subjective Wellbeing.” The Sociological Quarterly 61(3):500-522.

    19. Hu, Anning, Grace Kao, and Xiaogang Wu. 2020. “Can Greater Reliance on Test ScoresAmeliorate the Association between Family Background and Access to Post-Collegiate Education? Survey Evidence from the Beijing College Students Panel Survey.” Social Science Research 88-89:102425.

    20. Hu, Anning, and Xiaozhao Yousef Yang. 2019. “Is CollegeEducation an Equalizer for Social Disparities in Health Literacy? A Case Study in Shanghai, China.” Global HealthPromotion 26(3): 62-70.

    21. Yang, Yousef Xiaozhao, Anning Hu, and Scott Schieman. 2019. “Relative Deprivation in Context:How Contextual Status Homogeneity Shapes the Relationship between Disadvantaged Social Status and Health.” Social ScienceResearch 81:157-169.

    22. Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu. 2019. “Parental Education and College Students’ Attitudes towardLove: Survey Evidence from China.” Journalof Marriage and Family 81(3): 584-600.

    23. Hu, Anning, Xiujin, Guo, and Yihong Wang. 2019. “Educational Gradient of Health in Rural China.” Social Science Journal 56: 127–134.

    24. Hu, Anning and Feinian Chen. 2019. “Which Child Is Parents’ PreferredCaregiver/Listener in China?” Research onAging 41(4): 390-414.

    25. Hu, Anning and Feinian Chen. 2019. “Allocation of EldercareResponsibilities between Children and the Government in China: Does the Sense of Injustice Matter?” Population Researchand Policy Review 38(1): 1-25.

    26. Hu, Anning and Xiaogang Wu. 2019. “Science or Liberal Arts? FamilyBackground, Cultural Capital, and College Major Choice in China.” British Journal of Sociology 71(1):190-213.

    27. Hu, Anning. 2018. “Evaluating Survey Items of Buddhism Religiosity inChina.” International Journal of PublicOpinion Research 30(4): 675–691.

    28. Guo, Xiujin, Anning Hu, Jian, Dai, Dexu Chen, Wenhua Zou, and Yihong Wang. 2018. “Urban-Rural Disparity in theSatisfaction with Public Sports Services: Survey-Based Evidence in China.” Social Science Journal 55(4): 455-462.

    29. 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, AnningHu, 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 21Societies.” Psychological Science 29(9):1515-1525.

    30. Yang, Fenggang and Anning Hu. 2018. “Folk Religion in ContemporaryChina.” Oxford Bibliographies. NewYork: Oxford University Press.

    31. Hu, Anning. 2018. “ReligiousPluralism and Religious Participation: A Median-based Test for the Severity of
    the Non-Substantive Problem.” Quality & Quantity 52(3): 969-982.

    32. Yang,Xiaozhao Yousef, Anning Hu, andFenggang Yang. 2018. “Decomposing Immigrants' Religious Mobility:Structural Shifts and Inter-Religion Exchanges among Chinese Overseas Students.” Review of Religious Research 60(2):183–198.

    33. Hu, Anning and Felicia, F. Tian. 2018.“Still Under the Ancestors' Shadow? Ancestor Worship and Family Formation in Contemporary China.” Demographic Research38: 1-26.

    34. 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.

    35. Hu, Anning. 2017.“Radius of Trust: Gradient-based Conceptualization and Measurement.” Social Science Research 68: 147-162.

    36. Hu, Anning. 2017. “ChangingPerceived Importance of Religion in Mainland China, 1990 – 2012: An
    Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.” SocialScience Research 66: 264-278.

    37. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Using aDiscretized Measure of Academic Performance to Approximate Primary and
    Secondary Effects in Inequality of Educational Opportunity.” Quality & Quantity 51(4):1627-1643.

    38. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Providing More but Receiving Less: Daughters inIntergenerational Exchange in Mainland China.” Journal of Marriage and Family 79 (3): 739–757.

    39. Hu, Anning.2017. “On the Relationship between Subjective Inequality and Generalized Trust.” Research in Social Stratificationand Mobility 49: 11-19.

    40. 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.

    41. Hu, Anning. 2016. “Two Approaches to Counterfactual Decomposition:Clarification and Illustration.” SocialCurrents 3(4): 403–419.

    42. 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 NationalAcademy of Sciences 113(17): 4682–4687.

    43. Hu, Anning and Sarah Mustillo. 2016. “Recent Development of PropensityScore Methods in Observational Studies: Multi-Categorical Treatment, Causal Mediation, and Heterogeneity.” CurrentSociology 64(1): 60 –82.

    44. Hu, Anning. 2016. “Ancestor Worship in Contemporary China: An EmpiricalInvestigation.” China Review: AnInterdisciplinary Journal on Greater China 16(1): 169-186.

    45. Hu, Anning. 2015. “Evaluating Educational Inequality within EducationalExpansion: A Formal Comparison between Odds Ratio and the Educational Gini
    Coefficient.” Journal of MathematicalSociology 39 (4): 280-303.

    46. 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.

    47. Hu, Anning, and Zhenchao Qian.2015. “Educational Homogamy and Earnings Inequality of Married Couples: Urban China, 1988-2007.” Research in SocialStratification and Mobility 40: 1-15.

    48. Hu, Anning. 2015. “Investigating the Connection between Science andThis-Worldly Oriented Superstition: AResearch Note on the Case of School Adolescents in Urban China.” Review of Religious Research 57(4):575-586.

    49. Hu, Anning and Nicholas Vargas.2015. “Economic Consequences ofHorizontal Stratification in Postsecondary Education: Evidence from Urban China.” Higher Education 70: 337-358.

    50. Hu, Anning, and Jacob Hibel. 2015.“Increasing Heterogeneity in the Economic Returns to Higher Education in Urban China.” Social Science Journal 52:322-330.

    51. Hu, Anning. 2015. “A Loosening Tray of Sand? Age, Period, and CohortEffects on Generalized Trust in Reform-Era China, 1990-2007.” Social Science Research 51: 233–246.

    52. Hu, Anning, and Reid Leamaster. 2015. “Intergenerational ReligiousMobility in Contemporary China.” Journal for the Scientific Study ofReligion 54(1):79–99.

    53. Hu, Anning. 2015. “The Changing Happiness-Enhancing Effect of a CollegeDegree under Higher Education Expansion: Evidence from China.” Journal of Happiness Studies 16(3):669-685.

    54. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Commentary: Reassessing Disparity in Access toHigher Education in Contemporary China.” TheChina Quarterly 220: 1123-1130.

    55. Hu, Anning and Fenggang Yang.2014. “Trajectories of Folk Religion in Deregulated Taiwan: An
    Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.” ChineseSociological Review 46(3): 80-100.

    56. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Gifts of Money and Gifts of Time: Folk Religion andCivic Involvement in a Chinese Society.” Reviewof Religious Research 56(2): 313-335.

    57. Leamaster, Reid and AnningHu. 2014. “Popular Buddhists: Predicting Popular Religious Belief andPractice in Contemporary China.” Sociologyof Religion: A Quarterly Review 75(2): 234-259.

    58. 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.

    59. Hu, Anning. 2014. “The Health Benefits of College Education in UrbanChina: Selection Bias and Heterogeneity.” Social Indicators Research 115(3): 1101-1121.

    60. Zhou, Yi and Anning Hu. 2013. “The Radius ofGeneralized Trust in Contemporary China.” ChineseSociological Review 46(2): 63-90.

    61. Hu, Anning, and Jacob Hibel.2013. “Educational Attainment and Self-Rated Health in Contemporary China: A
    Survey-based Study in 2010.” SocialScience Journal 50 (4): 674–680.

    62. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Generalized Trust among Christians in Urban China:Analysis based on Propensity Score Matching.” Current Sociology 61(7): 1021-1039.

    63. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Public Sector Employment, Relative Deprivation andHappiness in Adult Urban Chinese Employees.” Health Promotion International28 (3): 477-486.

    64. Hu, Anning. 2013. “Proliferation of Educational Credentials, ChangingEconomic Returns, and the Rising Occupational Education Requirement: Evidence in Urban China from 2003 to 2008.” InternationalSociology 28(4): 448- 466.

    65. Hu, Anning, and Reid Leamaster. 2013. “Longitudinal Trends of ReligiousGroups in Deregulated Taiwan: 1990-2009.” The Sociological Quarterly 54(2): 167–190.

    66. Yang, Fenggang and AnningHu. 2012. “Mapping Folk Religion in China.” Journal for the ScientificStudy of Religion 51 (3): 505–521.

    [On Peer-Reviewed Chinese Journals]


    1. Chen, Tao and AnningHu. Accepted. “Which Kind of Filial Piety Can Promote Elder People’sWellbeing?” Population andDevelopment.

    2. Hu, Anning and Sen Zhou. 2024. “Rookie on the Shoulder of Giants:Generative AI in the Social Sciences.” Jiangsu Social Sciences 1: 57-65.

    3. Hu, Anning. 2014. For the Family, For the Country: A Socio-CulturalAnalysis of Jiaguo Qinghuai. TsinghuaSociological Review 20: 166-188.

    4. Hu, Anning. 2024. “Evaluating the Perceived Significance of Family in aComparative Framework: Revisiting the Theory of Individualization.” Journalof Shanghai University (Social Sciences) 1: 118-134.

    5. Hu, Anning. 2023. Traditional Culture as the Cultural Capital: The Case of Masterpieces ofClassical Chinese Literature. FudanEducation Forum 21(06):5-12.

    6. Hu, Anning. 2023. Identifying the Causal Effect of Culture. Explorationand Free Views 11 37-48:

    7. Hu, Anning and Yihong Wang. 2023. Revisiting the Tension BetweenTraditional Culture and the Appreciation of Explicit Rules: Analysis Based on aNationwide Survey. Fudan AcademicJournal (Social Sciences) 5: 191-200.

    8. Hu, Anning. 2023. “Revisiting the Empirical Measure of the DifferentialMode of Association (Chaxu Geju).” Social Research Method Review: 3:36-63.

    9. Hu, Anning and YihongWang. 2023. “Can Traditional Culture Promote Appreciation of Explicit Rules?”Journal of Southeast University of China 2: 96-105.

    10. Liu, Xin and AnningHu. 2023. “Enhancement of Happiness under the Vision of Common Prosperity:The Perspective of Dual Justice Theory.” Sociological Studies 1: 1-21.

    11. Hu, Anning. 2023. “Traditional Cultural Values, Resource Exchange, andSocial Solidarity: A Sociological-Empirical Study.” Sociological Review of China 11(2):149-170.

    12. Hu, Anning. 2022. “Substantive Approval and Schematic Association: TheSociological Analysis of the Working Mechanism of Culture.” Academic Monthly11: 134-147.

    13. Hu, Anning. 2022. “On the "Self-Evidence" of TraditionalCulture.” Social Sciences 9:148-158.

    14. Hu, Anning. 2022. “The Transition of Traditional Culture inContemporary China: A Sociological Investigation.” Fudan Academic Journal(Social Sciences) 9: 148-158.

    15. Hu, Anning. 2022. “Text-based Social Science Research: From ContentAnalysis to Algorithm-based Modeling.” Academic Forum 1: 1-8.

    16. Hu, Anning. 2022. “What Can "Thin" Political Culture Do?Analysis based on Cognitive Sociology.” Evaluation of Chinese SocialSciences 1: 87-96.

    17. Hu, Anning, Tao Chen, and Dongyu Li. 2022. “From Quantitative Sociologyto Computational Sociology: Traditional Approaches and Emerging Themes.” Xi'anJiaotong University Journal (Social Sciences) 42(1): 17-24.

    18. Hu, Anning. 2022. “Cultural Capital, How Culture and How Capital?Theoretical Clarification and Unsolved Questions.” Tsinghua Sociological Review16: 103-117.

    19. Li, Dongyu and AnningHu. 2021. “How Education Promotes Generalized Trust: An Analysis Based onChina Family Panel Studies.” Sociological Review of China 6: 137-155.

    20. Hu, Anning, Xiaogang Wu, and Yunsong Chen. 2021. “Analysis ofHeterogeneous Treatment Effect: New Opportunities and Challenges with Machine
    Learning Techniques.” Sociological Studies 1: 91-114.

    21. Hu, Anning. 2021. “How Can the Cultural Turn in Sociology Avoid the Trapof Decorative Sociology?” Social Sciences 8: 3-10.

    22. Hu, Anning, Dongyu Li, and Tao Chen. 2021. “Risk of Erroneous Judgementin the External Blind Review of Graduation Thesis.” Fudan Education Forum 19(2): 70-77.

    23. Chen Yunsong, Xiaogang Wu, Anning Hu, Guangye He, and Guodong Ju. 2020. “Social Prediction: ANew Research Paradigm Based on Machine Learning.” Sociological Studies 3:94-117.

    24. Hu, Anning. 2020. “Cultural Heritage from the Sociological Perspective:The Practice-Cognition-Oriented Framework.” Social Science in China 5:135-155.

    25. Chen, Tao and AnningHu. 2020. “Individualism or Familyism? Analysis of the Effect of DifferentFertility Motivations on Fertility Behavior.” Jiangsu Social Sciences 2:28-38.

    26. Hu, Anning. 2019. “Using Subjective Variables to Explain SubjectiveVariables: A Methodological Note.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 39(3):183-209.

    27. Hu, Anning, and Junqing Xing. 2019. Aging in Place, Community Aging, andSocial Capital: An Analysis based on Shanghai Community Survey. Journal ofSociological Studies 2: 99-116.

    28. Hu, Anning. 2018. “How Differential is the Differential Mode ofAssociation? An Empirical Measure.” Social Sciences 1: 64-74.

    29. Xing, Junqing, and AnningHu. 2018. "Familism, Legal Environment, and ProfessionalManager." Chinese Journal of Social Development 3: 121-140.

    30. Li, Dongyu and AnningHu. 2018. “Characteristics of Traditional Supernatural Culture: Analysisbased on the Chinese General Social Survey.” The World Religious Cultures4: 69-76.

    31. Hu, Anning. 2017. “From Filial Idea to Filial Action: The Multiple Formsof Eldercare in an Era of Population Aging.” Social Sciences in China 3:77-95.

    32. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Cultural Capital in the Context of Chinese Society.” SocialSciences 1: 64-71.

    33. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Is Human Nature Computable? On the Relationshipbetween Artificial Intelligence and Social Science Research.” South ChinaQuarterly 7(4): 588-593.

    34. Hu, Anning. 2017. “Model Uncertainties and the Propensity Score Method.”Chinese Journal of Sociology 1: 186-210.

    35. Liu, Xin and AnningHu. 2016. “The Sense of Income Fairness: A New-InstitutionalismSociological Explanation.” Chinese Journal of Sociology 36(3): 1-24.

    36. Zhou, Yi and AnningHu. 2014. “Capital with Belief: Charitable Donation of Wenzhou PrivateBusiness Owners.” Sociological Studies 1: 57-81.

    37. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Can Education Make Us Healthier? An Urban-RuralComparative Study based on CGSS 2010.” Social Sciences in China 5:116-130.

    38. Hu, Anning. 2014. “Social Participation, Types of Trust, and SubjectiveWellbeing: Investigation based on CGSS 2005.” Social Sciences 404(4):64-72.

    39. Hu, Anning, and Yi Zhou. 2013. "Cross-sectional Variations in theMode of Generalized Trust and the Mediating Mechanism: A Research based on CGSS
    2010." Chinese Journal of Sociology 33 (4): 60-82.

    40. Hu, Anning, and Yi Zhou. 2013. "Revisiting the Negative Effects ofConfucian Culture on Generalized Trust: A Study based on the 2007 Chinese
    Spiritual Life Survey." Sociological Studies 2: 28-54.

    41. Hu, Anning. 2012. “Propensity Score Matching and Causal Inference: AMethodological Review.” Sociological Studies 1: 221-242.

    42. Hu, Anning. 2012. “The Sociological-Anthropological Studies of FolkReligion: Retrospect and Prospect.” China Agricultural University Journal ofSocial Sciences 29(1): 61-72.

    43. Hu, Anning and Yihong Wang. 2007. “The Alienation of Social Work: TwoCases of Communal Social Work Stations in Shanghai.” Social Work 3: 21-24.


    Book Chapters

    1. Li, Dongyu and Anning Hu. Accepted. “Folk Religion and Social Trust: Evidence based on the Representative Sample.” Sociology of Religion (Issue 7), edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li. Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).
    2. Hu, Anning. 2020. “Walking toward A Dynamic Model of Chinese Religions: Insights from Peter Berger’s The Many Alters of Modernity.” Sociology of Religion (Issue 6), edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li. Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).
    3. 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.
    4. 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 (Issue 4), edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li. Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).
    5. Hu, Anning. 2015. “The Typological Ideal Type of Religious Organizations and Its Sociological Implications.” Sociology of Religion (Issue 3), edited by Jin Ze and Huawei Li. Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).


    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.


  • Books

    1. Hu, Anning. 2020. Applied Statistical Causal Inference. Shanghai: Fudan University Press (in Chinese).

    2. Hu, Anning. 2015. The Theoretical Foundation of Causal Inference in the Social Sciences. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).

    3. Hu, Anning. 2013. The Sociology of Religion: Paradigm Transition and the China Case. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press (in Chinese).


  • Teaching

    Undergraduate Level

    • Introductory Sociology
    • Classic Sociological Theory
    • Social Research Method
    • Introductory Social Statistics
    • Statistical Software Application
    • Social Indicators & Program Evaluation
    • Field Research
    • Practicum of Development Studies
    • Seminar on Advanced Sociological Research
    • Introductory Chinese Religion
    • Chinese Society and Culture

    Graduate Level

    • Machine Learning for the Social Sciences
    • Statistical Causal Inference
    • Advanced Social Statistics
    • Intermediate Social Statistics
    • Event History Analysis
    • Seminar for Sociological Research
    • Academic English in Sociology
    • Sociology of Religion

  • Contact

    Mailing Address

    Fudan University,

    Department of Sociology,

    1118, Liberal Arts Building,

    220 Handan Road, Shanghai, China, 200433

    Email: huanning@fudan.edu.cn