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Director of the Institute

Prof. YANG Xiong

Prof. YANG Xiong: Director of the Institute

Professor Yang has a Ph.D. in sociology. He is also the director of the Institute of Youth and Juvenile Studies at SASS,the director of the SASS Social Survey Center, the chief editor of Contemporary Youth Research Journal, as well as a committee member of the 12th CPPCC of Shanghai.

His research fields include social governance, social surveys and decision-making consultation, educational sociology, family education, as well as youth ideological trends and youth culture. He has published more than sixty papers, and multiple monographs. What’s more, he headed and completed two key projects of the Educational Science Planning Office during the 9th Five-Year Plan and the 10th Five-Year Plan, the National Philosophy and Social Science Fund key project and annual project, a Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Planning project, a Ford Foundation project, and a key project of the International Olympic Committee.

He has gained various national and municipal honors such as the “National Advanced Individual in Developing Minors’ Ideology and Morals”, the “Outstanding Contribution Award for Chinese Youth Research”, the “National Advanced Individual in Family Education”, and the “Ten Top Contributors to Social Work in Shanghai”.

Moreover, he concurrently holds the posts of chairman of the Youth Sociology Committee under the Chinese Sociological Association, vice chairman of the Shanghai Family Education Research Association, and executive council director of the Shanghai Sociological Association and the Shanghai Educational Association as well as an executive council director of the Chinese Sociological Association, and a council member of the Chinese Association of Social Psychology.

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