I am assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Howard University. My main research interests include Political Economy, Social Development and Chinese Economy.
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Please see below for some of my recent writings:
1. Agrarian change and economic development
Regional Diversity and Socialist Legacy in China, under review
The global food regime: crisis and restructuring , under review
How capitalist is the Chinese agriculture?, work in progress
Stratification, Incentives and the Fall of the Rural Collectives in Songzi County in China, 2015, Development and Change.
China's Grain Production: Ten Years of Consecutive Growth or A Decade of Stagnation? (Zhun Xu, Wei Zhang, Minqi Li), 2014 May, Monthly Review
Chinese Agrarian Change in World-historical Context, 2014, Science and Society
The Political Economy of Decollectivization in China ,2013, Monthly Review
The Chinese Agriculture Miracle Revisited, 2012, Economic and Political Weekly
2. Health, Nutrition and family
Explaining the changing class-nutrition relationship in China (with Wei Zhang), under review
Commodification and Westernization: Explaining declining nutrition intake in contemporary rural China (with Wei Zhang), Journal of Agrarian Change, 2015
Do Black-White Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding Persist in the Military Community? (Jennifer Lundquist, Zhun Xu, Wanda Barfield, Irma Elo), forthcoming , Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Reinstitutionalizing Families: Life Course Policy and Marriage in the Military (Jennifer Lundquist, Zhun Xu), Journal of Marriage and Family.2014 October, Vol. 76 Issue 5
Racial Disparities in U.S. Infant Birth Outcomes: A Mediating Effect of Military Affiliation? (Jennifer Lundquist, Irma Elo, Wanda Barfield, Zhun Xu), 2014, Race and Social Problems.
3. China model and the working class
Are Chinese Workers Paid the Correct Wages? Measuring Wage Underpayment in the Chinese Industrial Sector, 2005-2010 (Zhun Xu, Ying Chen, Minqi Li), 2015, Review of Radical Political Economics
Living Wage, overtime work and China's sustainable economic development, (Zhongjin Li, Ying Chen, Hao Qi, Zhun Xu), 2012, China Review of Political Economy (in Chinese)
Book review and commentaries
Book Review of Old China's New Economy by T.K. Bhaumik, Review of Radical Political Economics, 2013.
The Chongqing Event and Its Implications, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol xlvii No 14, April, 2012