School of Social and Political Science

Dr Jiazhi Fengjiang

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Lecturer

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Chrystal Macmillan Building

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15a George Square

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Edinburgh

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UK

Post code (Address)

EN8 9LD

Background

Jiazhi Fengjiang holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology (2019) from the LSE. Her ongoing book project explores the political, moral, and economic lives of ordinary people who strategized volunteering and charitable work in coping with political-economic restructurings in contemporary China. She has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in southeast China and rural central China on work, ethics, mobilities, and social change. Currently, she is also working on a graphic anthropology project that explores the potential of drawing as an alternative means for anthropological knowledge production. And she is developing a new research project on Chinese transnational humanitarianism in Southeast Asia. Before joining the University of Edinburgh, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity as a postdoctoral researcher and Princeton University as a Global Fung Fellow. 

Research interests

Research interests

late socialism, charity and philanthropy, humanitarianism, social welfare, work and labour, mobilities, gender, ethics, political and economic anthropology, visual anthropology, graphic anthropology, China and East Asia

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Please write for an appointment: Jiazhi.Fengjiang@ed.ac.uk.

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Fengjiang J. The Creativity Hoax: Precarious Work and the Gig Economy. Morgan, George and Nelligan, Pariece. New York, NY: Anthem Press, 2018. Anthropology of Work Review. 2021 Jul 31;42(1):61-62. https://doi.org/10.1111/awr.12211
Fengjiang J. “To be a little more realistic”: The ethical labour of suspension among nightclub hostesses in Southeast China. Pacific Affairs. 2021 Jun 2;94(2):307-328. https://doi.org/10.5509//2021942307
Fengjiang J, Steinmüller H. Leadership programmes: Success, self-improvement, and relationship management among new middle-class Chinese. Ethnos. 2021 Jan 17. https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2020.1867605
Fengjiang J. Book review: Zavoretti, Roberta. Rural origins, city lives: class and place in contemporary China. xviii, 202 pp., map, bibliogr. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 2017. £41.00 (cloth). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute . 2020 Mar;26(1):223-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.13220
Rambo LR, Bauman S, Fengjiang J. Toward a psychology of converting in the People’s Republic of China. Pastoral Psychology. 2012 Dec;61(5-6):895–921. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-012-0487-3