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Anderson, Cynthia

Burmeister, Larry

Castellano, Ursula

Faust, Kelly

Hatch, Laurie Russell

Henderson, Debra A.

Hoffman, Bruce

Kaufman, Nicole

Lee, Elizabeth M.

Li, Jieli

Mattley, Christine

Morgan, Charlie V.

Scanlan, Stephen J.

Thorne, Deborah

Vander Ven, Thomas

Welser, Howard T.


Bukky, Molly

Chapman, Kelli

Collins, Rebecca

Deb, Nikhil

Roberson, Roberta

Sauvage, Katlyn

Tufail, Aisha

Vaughan, Staci


Kuhre, Bruce

Myers, Lena

Schwartz, Martin

Shamblin, Don

Shelly, Robert

Dr. Jieli Li

Jieli Li

Editor-in-Chief, American Review of China Studies
Ph.D.: University of California-Riverside, 1996

Contact Information:

Phone: (740) 593-1373
Office: Bentley Annex 133

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Specialization:
Social Change, Theory, Comparative Institutions and Organizations, Sociology of Development, Globalization, Social Movement, Conflict and Resolution, Asia/China Studies

Courses Taught:
Soc 1000: Introduction to Sociology
Soc 3000: Development of Sociological Theory
Soc 3290: Race and Ethnic Relations
Soc 4040/5040: Modern Sociological Theory
Soc 4140/5140: Contemporary Social Movements
Soc 4300/5300: Sociology of Organizations
Soc 4650/5650: Social Change
Soc 4950: Sociology of Globalization and Development
Soc 6070: Seminar in Globalization
Soc 6090: Seminar in Social Change and Development
Soc 6160: Seminar in Sociological Theory

Selected Publications:

Jieli Li. 2015. Why Do States Fragment and Break Apart? (2nd Edition), The Edwin Mellen Press (forthcoming).

Jieli Li (ed.) 2014. Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia. New Jersey, London, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. 288pp.

Jieli Li and Toby Li. 2014. “In Pursuit of Sustainability in Environment and Development: An Asian Experience,” in J. Li (ed.) Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia. New Jersey, London Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pp. 1-22.

Seiko Hanochi and Jieli Li. 2014. “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Japan,” in J. Li (ed.) Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia. New Jersey London, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pp. 245-26.

Jieli Li, 2013. “In Transformation toward Socio-Legality with Chinese Characteristics: A Critical View,” in Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang (eds.) Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. Pp. 111-130.

Jieli Li, 2013. “China’s Evolving Civil Society and Grassroots Empowerment” in Xiaobing  Li and Xiansheng Tian (eds), Evolution of Power: China’s Struggle, Survival and Success. Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 297-311

Weimin Yang, Jieli Li and Yigong Pu. 2013. “Perspectives on Sustainable Development of American Family Farms,” World Agriculture (in Chinese), Issue 12, 2013. Pp. 134-138.

Jieli Li, 2012. “China’s Quest for Energy Security: A Geoeconomic Perspective” in Mingjiang Li (ed.) China Joins Global Governance: Cooperation and Contentions, Lexington books/ Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 157-172.

Lihua, Yang and Jieli Li. 2012. “Political Economy of Clean Energy: What China Can Learn from the U.S,” New Perspectives, (in Chinese), No. 1, pp. 40-48.

Jieli Li and Toby Li, 2011. “China’s First Decade in the 21st Century: New Trends and Challenges” in Shiping Hua and Sujian Guo (eds.) China in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Pp. 237- 252.

Jieli Li. 2010. Why Do States Fragment and Break Up: Historical Sociology of Eight Cases, New York: the Edwin Mellen Press. 280pp.

Jieli Li. 2010. “Five Paradigm Shifts in International Development Studies” (in Chinese), China Social Science Journal (4/13).

Jieli Li. 2010. “New Trends in Studies of Global Sustainable Development” (in Chinese), China Social Science Journal (2/10).

Jieli Li. 2009. “China’s Evolving “Double-Track” Socio-Legal System in Conflict Resolution.” Peace and Conflict Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, Pp. 1-16.

Jieli Li. 2009. “An Institutional Transformation of Grassroots Mediation in Conflict Resolution: Where is China Headed?” Sociological Focus, Vol. 42, No. 3, Pp. 246-253.

Jieli Li, Yi Feng and Ismene Gizelis. 2008. "China's New Social Security System in the Making: Problems and Prospects" International Journal of Public Administration, 31(1), 5-23.

Jieli Li (ed.), 2007. Sociology in Series on Western frontier Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (in Chinese). Beijing, China Renmin University Press. 385pp.

Jieli Li, 2007. “New Trends and Contested Issues in Western Sociological Theory,” in J. Li (ed.) Sociology in Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, pp. 4-28.

Jieli Li, 2005. “Democratic Development in Taiwan” in China Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the People’s Republic, edited by Luo Jing. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, pp. 601-604.

Jieli Li, 2004. “Democratization vs. Taiwanization” in Taiwan in the Eyes of Chinese-American Scholars –Critical Analyses of Taiwanese Society, eds. S. Lu and S. Tian (Taipei, Taiwan: Showei Publisher of Social Science Academic Series, 2004), Pp. 11-39.

Jieli Li. 2003. “Democratic Transition in Taiwan: The Paradox of ‘Taiwanization’” in X. Li and Z. Pan (eds.) Taiwan in the Twenty-First Century. Washington, DC: American University Press, pp. 215-227.

Jieli Li. 2002. “State Fragmentation: Toward a Theoretical Understanding of Territorial Power of the State.” Sociological Theory. 20(2):139-156.

Jieli Li. 2002. “Family and Social Trends” in G. Xu (ed.) World Eras Vol. 7: Imperial China:617-1644. New York: Thomson/Gale, pp. 313-362.

Jieli Li. 2001. "Critical Theory," and "Racial Theories," Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy, edited by R.J. Barry Jones, Vol. 1: Pp. 271-272, Vol. 2: Pp. 1296-1298. London: Routledge.

Jieli Li. 2000. “Interaction Ritual As a Mobilizing Force of Collective Action: The Rise of the 1989 Chinese Student Movement,” Southeast Sociological Review, 1: 32-45.

Tickamyer Ann, and Jieli Li. 2000. "Macrosociology," Encyclopedia of Sociology, Second Edition, edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, Pp. 1703-1712. New York: Macmillan.

Jieli Li. 2000. “The Game of Three: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Relations Among China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.” American Review of Chinese Studies, 1(2) (winter): 91-103.

Jieli Li. 2000. “Exploring Asian Americans: The Myth of the ‘Model Minority’ and the Reality of Their Lives,” in Amanda Konradi and Martha Schmidt (eds.) Reading Between the Lines: Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems, (2nd edition). Mountain View, California: Mayfield Publishing Company.

Jieli Li. 1998. “Geopolitical Dynamics of State Change: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Civil War and the Chinese Taiping Rebellion,” Michigan Sociological Review, 12 (Fall): 24-49.

Yi Feng and Jieli Li, 1997. “Domestic Constraints and International Competitiveness,” Journal of Contemporary China, 6(15), 377-387.

Jieli Li. 1996. "The Structural Strains of China's Socio-legal System: A Transition to Formal Legalism?" International Journal of the Sociology of Law 24: 41-59.

Jieli Li. 1993. "Geopolitics of the Chinese Communist Party in the Twentieth Century" Sociological Perspectives 36 (4): 335-357.

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