Incoming faculty member Dr. Julia Chuang's recent book Beneath the China Boom: Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market was honored with the American Sociological Association's Distinguished Scholarly Monograph Award for 2021. It also received honorable mentions in the categories of Best Book Award and Transnational Asia Book Award.
"In Beneath the China Boom, Julia Chuang follows the trajectories of rural workers, who were once supported by a village welfare state and are now landless. This book provides a view of the undertow of China’s economic success, and the periodic crises—a rural fiscal crisis, a runaway urbanization—that it first created and now must resolve." ~ University of California Press
Congratulations, Dr. Chuang!