Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (May 27 - July 26) :
Rui Yang’s research focuses on gender socialization and child development in the context of urban China. Yang is the manager of Nanjing MetroBaby and MetroTeen project, a study with over 1100 families from Nanjing, collaborated across NYU, NYU-Shanghai, NYU-Abu Dhabi, University of Pennsylvania, and the Southeast University in China. This project aims to study child development and parenting in the rapidly changing China by using multi-cohort and longitudinal design. Their most recent 10th year follow-up took place in 2016, and they are hoping to continue to collect data with these families in the near future; which is what requires Yang to work with collaborators Dr. Xuan Li and Dr. Lixian Cui from NYU-Shanghai closely for a period of time. In addition, she is working closely with Dr. Xuan Li on several papers. Both Yang and Li are interested in parental gender beliefs and their practices in socializing these beliefs to children-- they have been working together since 2016. Currently, they are in the process of writing two papers with the Nanjing interview data, and are hoping to develop another longitudinal quantitative paper over the summer.