Ping-Chun Hsiung

Ping-Chun Hsiung
Telephone number
(416) 287-7291
Building HL 460

Professor Ping-Chun Hsiung teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on family, gender relations, and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on two areas: (1) social changes and gender relations in Chinese societies; (2) critical qualitative research. Over the last two decades, she has contributed to the development of women's NGOs in China and the establishment of women's studies program in Chinese higher education. She continues to engage in dialogue and scholarly collaboration with scholars in Taiwan and China on qualitative research. She is currently conducting research on the history and development of qualitative research in China, with a specific emphasis on the relationship between the state, intellectuals, and sociology discipline. Professor Hsiung is also affiliated with the faculty of East Asian Studies and the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs.


Ph.D., U.C. Los Angeles

Teaching Interests

  • Family
  • Gender relations
  • Qualitative research methods

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Gender
  • Family and Society
  • Family in Transition
  • Changing Family Life in Canada


  • Ping-Chun Hsiung (2010) Keting Ji Gongchang (Living Rooms as factories), Chongqing University Press, Qualitative Methods Case Study Series, Chongqing, China.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung (2009) "The Chinese Women's Movement in the Context of Globalization," chapter 5, ed. Amrita Basu, Women's Movement in the Global Era, Westview Press, pp. 157-92 (with Naihua Zhang)
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Chinese Women Organizing: Cadres, Feminists, Muslims, Queers", Oxford: Berg Publishers (eds. With M. Jaschok & C. Milwertz), 2002.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Living Rooms as Factories: Class, Gender, and the Satellite Factory System in Taiwan", Philadephia: Temple University Press, 1996.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "The Outsider Within and the Insider Without: A Case Study of Chinese Women’s Political Participation" , in China’s Developmental Miracle: Origins, Transformations, and Challenges (ed. Alvin Y. So), pp. 161-82, Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Zhixing Yanjiu Fangfa Chuyi: Fu Shehuixu yu Shehui Xinbie" (On Qualitative Methodology: Engendering the Chinese Sociology), Shehuixue Yanjiu (Sociological Research), 5:3-28, 2001.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "The Women’s Studies Movement in China in the 1980s and 1990s," in Education, Culture, and Identity in 20th Century China (eds. Glen Peterson, Ruth Hayhoe, Yongling Lu), pp. 430-49, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2001.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Transformation, Subversion, and Feminist Activism: Report on the Workshops of a Development Project, Xian, China, " Journal of Concerned Asian Scholars, 31(3): 47-51, 1999.
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Jie Gui -connecting the Tracks: Chinese Women’s Activism Surrounding the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing," Gender and History , 10(3): 470-97, 1998 (with R. Wong).
  • Ping-Chun Hsiung "Between Bosses and Workers: The Dilemma of a Keen Observer and a Vocal Feminist," in Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork (ed. D. Wolf), pp. 122-37, Boulder: Westview Press, 1996.