I am Bin Xu, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Emory University.
My research interests are at the intersection of social theory, cultural sociology, and political sociology. I am particularly interested in collective memory, cultural sociology of civic life, disaster research, symbolic politics, and social movements.
My new book The Politics of Compassion: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China (Stanford University Press, 2017) is available for order now on Amazon. See a brief summary of the book HERE.
Information about my other publications can be found HERE.
I am currently working on a book project on the collective memory of China’s “educated youth” (or “sent-down youth”, zhiqing) generation. A brief working summary can be found HERE.
You can also visit my academia.edu webpage:
If you have any questions related to my research, please email me at xubin013 (at) gmail (dot) com.