1982 – Ph.D. (Department of Sociology), Boston University

1974 – M.Phil. (Department of Sociology), Chinese University of Hong Kong

1972 – B.Soc.Sc. (Department of Sociology), Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interest

  • Community Health
  • Aging Program Planning and Development
  • Health and Health Care Differences

Recent Publications:

  1. Social Research Methods for Daily Life (in Chinese), by Chongqing University Press, in print.
  2. “Discrepancies, Convergence, and Enclave-specific Trends”, in W. Bateman, et al. eds., Praeger Handbook of Asian American Health, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2009.
  3. A Re-interpretation of the Chinese Culture (in Chinese), Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press, 2014.
  4. “Diversity and Development Models in China and the USA: Methodology in the Study of Diversity and its Application”,  A preface for Keelian Huang, A Study on the Development Paradigm from a New Perspective (in Chinese (in Chinese),  University of Macau, 2012.
  5. “Asian Americans in ‘enclaves’, they are not a ‘community’,” in Asian American Policy Review, Harvard U. & UC-Berkeley, #5, 1995.  Also in T. Fong & L. Shinagawa, (eds.,)Asian Americans: Experiences and Perspectives, Prentice Hall, 2000. (A Chinese version is in “New settlement trends of the Chinese in Greater Boston: implications for Overseas Chinese Studies,” (in Chinese) in Journal of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, #1, Taipei: Academia Sinica, 1996.  Also in Overseas Chinese Historical Studies, Beijing: Oversea Chinese Historical Studies Society, # 2 and # 4, 1998.)