Dr. Wang, Dan
ContactsTel: (852) 2859 1904
Office: Room 415 Runme Shaw Building, The University of Hong Kong.
EducationPh.D., Syracuse University, Cultural Foundations of Education, May 2009
MA, University of Connecticut, Educational Studies, 2003.
BA, Beijing Foreign Studies University, English Program for Information Management, 1998.
Research InterestTeachers’ work, school organizations, rural education in China, history of modern education in China, social contexts of education, and qualitative research methods.
DissertationAn Ethnography of Teachers in a Rural School in China.
PublicationsWang, Dan. 2008. Speed or Quality: The Clash of Cultures in Rural Classrooms, Positions: Dialogues on Education, No.3, pp.1-21.
Wang, Dan. 2008. The Policy of “Two Exemptions and One Subsidy”: Voices from A Local Rural School, Chinese Education & Society, Vol.41 No.1, pp.80-86.
Wang, Dan. 2008. Alienated Labor: the Everyday Work of Rural Teachers, Rural China Review, Vol.3, pp.132-143.
Wang, Dan. 2008. Educational Demands, Labor Education, and Functions of the State in the 1950s. Positions: Dialogues on Education, No.1, pp.15-25.
Wang, Dan. 2008. Family-School Relations as Social Capital: Chinese Immigrant Parents in the U.S., The School Community Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp.119-146.
PresentationsWang, Dan. 2009. Workplace De-politicized: Corrupted Bureaucracy in Rural China, presented at Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, IL.
Wang Dan. 2008. Workplace De-moralized: Authoritarian Administration, presented at Illinois /Indiana National Dissertation Workshop on East Asian education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
Wang, Dan. 2007. At the Conjunction of the State and the Community: Educators in A Chinese Rural Village School, presented at American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.
Wang, Dan. 2007. Alienation of Labor: the Everyday Work of Rural Teachers, presented at the Third Graduate Seminar on China (GSOC), Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Wang, Dan. 2005. Family-School Relations as Social Capital: Chinese Immigrant Parents in the U.S., American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
TeachingPGDE - Educational Studies Strand 2
B.Ed. - Curriculum and Values
M.Ed. - Education in China
ServiceFounder and co-editor, Positions: Dialogues on Education, an online journal. www.lichang.org
Organizer, Symposium of Qualitative Research in Rural Education, School of Education, Beijing Univeristy, 2007.
Co-Chair, Research Committee Rural China Education Foundation, 2005 - 2007
Volunteer Teacher, Rural China Education Foundation, Jiangzhuang, Shandong, China. July/August, 2005.
Volunteer, Dream Project, Library Program, Caohai, Guizhou, China. May, 2005.