Yue Qian

She/Her
Associate Professor
phone 604-822-9972
location_on ANSO-122
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Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2016

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012

B.A., Renmin University of China, 2010


About

Dr. Yue Qian (pronounced Yew-ay Chian) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research and teaching interests focus on social demography, family and work, gender, health and well-being, and research methods. She has conducted research in North American and East Asian contexts.


Teaching


Research

Dr. Yue Qian is interested in understanding how gender intersects with family, work, and population processes—such as assortative mating (i.e., who marries whom), occupational segregation, and migration—to shape individual well-being and societal inequality.

Her current research focuses on three related areas in North American and East Asian contexts:

  1. Patterns and consequences of assortative mating;
  2. Family, work, and gender inequality;
  3. The role of family, work, and gender dynamics in shaping health and well-being.

Most recently, she has been collaborating with researchers around the world to examine the social and mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Dr. Qian has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2014. Her work has appeared in top journals, such as Nature Human Behaviour, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Gender & Society.


Publications

Below is a list of Dr. Yue Qian’s featured peer-reviewed publications. For a full publication list, please see her Google Scholar profile.

1. Patterns and Consequences of Assortative Mating

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “How couples meet and assortative mating in Canada.” Journal of Marriage and Family.

Hu, Yang and Yue Qian. (2023). “Gender, Education Expansion and Intergenerational Educational Mobility Around the World.” Nature Human Behaviour, 7(4), 583-595.

Qian, Yue. (2022). “Disruption or Reproduction? Nativity, Gender and Online Dating in Canada.” Internet Research, 32(4), 1264-1287.

Qian, Yue. (2018). “Educational Assortative Mating and Income Dynamics in Couples: A Longitudinal and Dyadic Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(3), 607-621.

Qian, Yue. (2017). “Gender Asymmetry in Educational and Income Assortative Marriage.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(2), 318-336.

Qian, Yue and Zhenchao Qian. (2017). “Assortative Mating by Education and Hukou in Shanghai.” Chinese Sociological Review, 49(3), 239-262.

2. Family, Work, and Gender Inequality

Qian, Yue, Rebecca Glauber, and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2023). “COVID-19 Job Loss and Re-employment Among Partnered Parents: Gender and Educational Variations.” Journal of Marriage and Family 85(5), 1138-1152. (Three authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2022). “Parenthood, Gender, and the Risks and Consequences of Job Loss.” Social Forces, 100(4), 1642-1670.

Qian, Yue and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2021). “The Under-Utilization of Women’s Talent: Academic Achievement and Future Leadership Positions.” Social Forces, 100(2), 564-598. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Jiaxing Li*. (2020). “Separating Spheres: Cohort Differences in Gender Attitudes about Work and Family in China.” The China Review, 20(2), 19-51. (* student co-author)

Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa A. Keister, Yue Qian, and Michael Nau. (2019). “Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions.” American Sociological Review, 84(1), 54-81.

  • Read a brief report in English
  • Read The Washington Post coverage of this paper
  • One of 15 nominees (out of 2,500 published articles reviewed) for the 2020 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family

3. The Role of Family, Work, and Gender Dynamics in Shaping Health and Well-being

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2023). “Student Loans, Mental Health, and Substance Use: A Gender Comparison among US Young Adults.” Journal of American College Health, 71(3), 930-941.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2019). “Rising Educational Gradients in Mortality Among U.S. Whites: What Are the Roles of Marital Status and Educational Homogamy?” Social Science & Medicine, 235112365.

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2019). “Men and Women at Work: Occupational Gender Composition and Affective Well-Being in the United States.” Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(7), 2077–2099.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2017). “Native-Immigrant Occupational Segregation and Worker Health in the United States, 2004–2014.” Social Science & Medicine, 183, 130-141.

Qian, Yue and Liana C. Sayer. (2016). “Division of Labor, Gender Ideology, and Marital Satisfaction in East Asia.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(2), 383-400.

4. Social and Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2022). “The Early 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak in China and Subsequent Flourishing: Medium-Term Effects and Intervening Mechanisms.” Society and Mental Health, 13(3), 208-226. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fan, Wen, Yue Qian, and Yongai Jin. (2021). “Stigma, Perceived Discrimination, and Mental Health during China’s COVID-19 Outbreak: A Mixed-Methods Investigation.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 62(4), 562-581. (The first two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “Couples’ Changing Work Patterns in the United Kingdom and the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Gender, Work & Organization, 28(S2), 535-553. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2021). “Covid-19 and The Gender Gap in Employment Among Parents of Young Children in Canada.” Gender & Society, 35(2), 206-217.

Qian, Yue and Amy Hanser. (2021). “How did Wuhan residents cope with a 76-day lockdown?” Chinese Sociological Review, 53(1), 55-86.


Awards

Featured Grants

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity (2020-2023)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2018-2021)
  • The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grant (2020-2023)

 

Featured Awards

  • The 2023 Public Engagement Award, UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub
  • The 2022 Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association
  • The 2019 Alexis Walker Award for the best research in the Family Science discipline, National Council on Family Relations
  • The 2019 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award, University of British Columbia

Graduate Supervision


Additional Description

Public Sociology

This section contains a brief summary of Dr. Yue Qian’s engagement with public sociology. For a fuller record, please see her personal website page.

Dr. Yue Qian has a strong commitment to conveying academic research to a wider audience. The goal of her public engagement with research is to increase global awareness regarding issues of family, gender, and social justice among diverse audiences. As a gender scholar and feminist, Dr. Qian is particularly passionate about translating gender research into the empowerment of women and advocacy for gender equality around the world. As a recognition of her outstanding public engagement work, Dr. Qian received the 2023 Public Engagement Award from the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub.

Dr. Qian actively and creatively shares social science research through many channels. For example, she gave a TED-style public talk on changing marriage patterns in the global context. This talk has been viewed over three million times since its online release. You may read its transcript in Chinese or in English.

Dr. Qian has been featured in numerous television, radio, and print interviews. Below is a select list of her media interviews.

Dr. Qian has shared her experiences, reflections, and research knowledge through in-depth interviews and personal profiles.

  • The Paper (澎湃) featured Dr. Qian for her research on gender, marriage, and family in China.
  • The March 2018 Issue of the ELLE China featured Dr. Qian as an example of inspirational women in their early 30s.
  • People (人物), a Chinese monthly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, featured Dr. Qian for her insights into gender inequality in China.

Dr. Qian has written many op-eds to share her research and expertise with a wide audience.

Dr. Qian is the primary founder and editor of, and contributor to a public account “Ms-Muses (缪斯夫人)” on WeChat (China’s largest social media platform). She edits and writes research-based commentaries on gender and family issues. The number of account subscribers has exceeded 60,000 and is still growing. Here is a select list of her popular blog posts (written in Chinese).

Dr. Qian has written self-help articles in Chinese to share her academic experiences. These articles help uncover the “hidden curriculum” of academia.


Yue Qian

She/Her
Associate Professor
phone 604-822-9972
location_on ANSO-122
file_download Download CV
Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2016

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012

B.A., Renmin University of China, 2010


About

Dr. Yue Qian (pronounced Yew-ay Chian) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research and teaching interests focus on social demography, family and work, gender, health and well-being, and research methods. She has conducted research in North American and East Asian contexts.


Teaching


Research

Dr. Yue Qian is interested in understanding how gender intersects with family, work, and population processes—such as assortative mating (i.e., who marries whom), occupational segregation, and migration—to shape individual well-being and societal inequality.

Her current research focuses on three related areas in North American and East Asian contexts:

  1. Patterns and consequences of assortative mating;
  2. Family, work, and gender inequality;
  3. The role of family, work, and gender dynamics in shaping health and well-being.

Most recently, she has been collaborating with researchers around the world to examine the social and mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Dr. Qian has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2014. Her work has appeared in top journals, such as Nature Human Behaviour, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Gender & Society.


Publications

Below is a list of Dr. Yue Qian’s featured peer-reviewed publications. For a full publication list, please see her Google Scholar profile.

1. Patterns and Consequences of Assortative Mating

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “How couples meet and assortative mating in Canada.” Journal of Marriage and Family.

Hu, Yang and Yue Qian. (2023). “Gender, Education Expansion and Intergenerational Educational Mobility Around the World.” Nature Human Behaviour, 7(4), 583-595.

Qian, Yue. (2022). “Disruption or Reproduction? Nativity, Gender and Online Dating in Canada.” Internet Research, 32(4), 1264-1287.

Qian, Yue. (2018). “Educational Assortative Mating and Income Dynamics in Couples: A Longitudinal and Dyadic Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(3), 607-621.

Qian, Yue. (2017). “Gender Asymmetry in Educational and Income Assortative Marriage.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(2), 318-336.

Qian, Yue and Zhenchao Qian. (2017). “Assortative Mating by Education and Hukou in Shanghai.” Chinese Sociological Review, 49(3), 239-262.

2. Family, Work, and Gender Inequality

Qian, Yue, Rebecca Glauber, and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2023). “COVID-19 Job Loss and Re-employment Among Partnered Parents: Gender and Educational Variations.” Journal of Marriage and Family 85(5), 1138-1152. (Three authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2022). “Parenthood, Gender, and the Risks and Consequences of Job Loss.” Social Forces, 100(4), 1642-1670.

Qian, Yue and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2021). “The Under-Utilization of Women’s Talent: Academic Achievement and Future Leadership Positions.” Social Forces, 100(2), 564-598. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Jiaxing Li*. (2020). “Separating Spheres: Cohort Differences in Gender Attitudes about Work and Family in China.” The China Review, 20(2), 19-51. (* student co-author)

Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa A. Keister, Yue Qian, and Michael Nau. (2019). “Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions.” American Sociological Review, 84(1), 54-81.

  • Read a brief report in English
  • Read The Washington Post coverage of this paper
  • One of 15 nominees (out of 2,500 published articles reviewed) for the 2020 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family

3. The Role of Family, Work, and Gender Dynamics in Shaping Health and Well-being

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2023). “Student Loans, Mental Health, and Substance Use: A Gender Comparison among US Young Adults.” Journal of American College Health, 71(3), 930-941.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2019). “Rising Educational Gradients in Mortality Among U.S. Whites: What Are the Roles of Marital Status and Educational Homogamy?” Social Science & Medicine, 235112365.

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2019). “Men and Women at Work: Occupational Gender Composition and Affective Well-Being in the United States.” Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(7), 2077–2099.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2017). “Native-Immigrant Occupational Segregation and Worker Health in the United States, 2004–2014.” Social Science & Medicine, 183, 130-141.

Qian, Yue and Liana C. Sayer. (2016). “Division of Labor, Gender Ideology, and Marital Satisfaction in East Asia.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(2), 383-400.

4. Social and Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2022). “The Early 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak in China and Subsequent Flourishing: Medium-Term Effects and Intervening Mechanisms.” Society and Mental Health, 13(3), 208-226. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fan, Wen, Yue Qian, and Yongai Jin. (2021). “Stigma, Perceived Discrimination, and Mental Health during China’s COVID-19 Outbreak: A Mixed-Methods Investigation.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 62(4), 562-581. (The first two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “Couples’ Changing Work Patterns in the United Kingdom and the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Gender, Work & Organization, 28(S2), 535-553. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2021). “Covid-19 and The Gender Gap in Employment Among Parents of Young Children in Canada.” Gender & Society, 35(2), 206-217.

Qian, Yue and Amy Hanser. (2021). “How did Wuhan residents cope with a 76-day lockdown?” Chinese Sociological Review, 53(1), 55-86.


Awards

Featured Grants

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity (2020-2023)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2018-2021)
  • The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grant (2020-2023)

 

Featured Awards

  • The 2023 Public Engagement Award, UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub
  • The 2022 Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association
  • The 2019 Alexis Walker Award for the best research in the Family Science discipline, National Council on Family Relations
  • The 2019 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award, University of British Columbia

Graduate Supervision


Additional Description

Public Sociology

This section contains a brief summary of Dr. Yue Qian’s engagement with public sociology. For a fuller record, please see her personal website page.

Dr. Yue Qian has a strong commitment to conveying academic research to a wider audience. The goal of her public engagement with research is to increase global awareness regarding issues of family, gender, and social justice among diverse audiences. As a gender scholar and feminist, Dr. Qian is particularly passionate about translating gender research into the empowerment of women and advocacy for gender equality around the world. As a recognition of her outstanding public engagement work, Dr. Qian received the 2023 Public Engagement Award from the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub.

Dr. Qian actively and creatively shares social science research through many channels. For example, she gave a TED-style public talk on changing marriage patterns in the global context. This talk has been viewed over three million times since its online release. You may read its transcript in Chinese or in English.

Dr. Qian has been featured in numerous television, radio, and print interviews. Below is a select list of her media interviews.

Dr. Qian has shared her experiences, reflections, and research knowledge through in-depth interviews and personal profiles.

  • The Paper (澎湃) featured Dr. Qian for her research on gender, marriage, and family in China.
  • The March 2018 Issue of the ELLE China featured Dr. Qian as an example of inspirational women in their early 30s.
  • People (人物), a Chinese monthly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, featured Dr. Qian for her insights into gender inequality in China.

Dr. Qian has written many op-eds to share her research and expertise with a wide audience.

Dr. Qian is the primary founder and editor of, and contributor to a public account “Ms-Muses (缪斯夫人)” on WeChat (China’s largest social media platform). She edits and writes research-based commentaries on gender and family issues. The number of account subscribers has exceeded 60,000 and is still growing. Here is a select list of her popular blog posts (written in Chinese).

Dr. Qian has written self-help articles in Chinese to share her academic experiences. These articles help uncover the “hidden curriculum” of academia.


Yue Qian

She/Her
Associate Professor
phone 604-822-9972
location_on ANSO-122
Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2016

M.A., The Ohio State University, 2012

B.A., Renmin University of China, 2010

file_download Download CV
About keyboard_arrow_down

Dr. Yue Qian (pronounced Yew-ay Chian) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research and teaching interests focus on social demography, family and work, gender, health and well-being, and research methods. She has conducted research in North American and East Asian contexts.

Teaching keyboard_arrow_down
Research keyboard_arrow_down

Dr. Yue Qian is interested in understanding how gender intersects with family, work, and population processes—such as assortative mating (i.e., who marries whom), occupational segregation, and migration—to shape individual well-being and societal inequality.

Her current research focuses on three related areas in North American and East Asian contexts:

  1. Patterns and consequences of assortative mating;
  2. Family, work, and gender inequality;
  3. The role of family, work, and gender dynamics in shaping health and well-being.

Most recently, she has been collaborating with researchers around the world to examine the social and mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Dr. Qian has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles since 2014. Her work has appeared in top journals, such as Nature Human Behaviour, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Gender & Society.

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Below is a list of Dr. Yue Qian’s featured peer-reviewed publications. For a full publication list, please see her Google Scholar profile.

1. Patterns and Consequences of Assortative Mating

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “How couples meet and assortative mating in Canada.” Journal of Marriage and Family.

Hu, Yang and Yue Qian. (2023). “Gender, Education Expansion and Intergenerational Educational Mobility Around the World.” Nature Human Behaviour, 7(4), 583-595.

Qian, Yue. (2022). “Disruption or Reproduction? Nativity, Gender and Online Dating in Canada.” Internet Research, 32(4), 1264-1287.

Qian, Yue. (2018). “Educational Assortative Mating and Income Dynamics in Couples: A Longitudinal and Dyadic Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 80(3), 607-621.

Qian, Yue. (2017). “Gender Asymmetry in Educational and Income Assortative Marriage.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(2), 318-336.

Qian, Yue and Zhenchao Qian. (2017). “Assortative Mating by Education and Hukou in Shanghai.” Chinese Sociological Review, 49(3), 239-262.

2. Family, Work, and Gender Inequality

Qian, Yue, Rebecca Glauber, and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2023). “COVID-19 Job Loss and Re-employment Among Partnered Parents: Gender and Educational Variations.” Journal of Marriage and Family 85(5), 1138-1152. (Three authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2022). “Parenthood, Gender, and the Risks and Consequences of Job Loss.” Social Forces, 100(4), 1642-1670.

Qian, Yue and Jill E. Yavorsky. (2021). “The Under-Utilization of Women’s Talent: Academic Achievement and Future Leadership Positions.” Social Forces, 100(2), 564-598. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Jiaxing Li*. (2020). “Separating Spheres: Cohort Differences in Gender Attitudes about Work and Family in China.” The China Review, 20(2), 19-51. (* student co-author)

Yavorsky, Jill E., Lisa A. Keister, Yue Qian, and Michael Nau. (2019). “Women in the One Percent: Gender Dynamics in Top Income Positions.” American Sociological Review, 84(1), 54-81.

  • Read a brief report in English
  • Read The Washington Post coverage of this paper
  • One of 15 nominees (out of 2,500 published articles reviewed) for the 2020 Rosabeth Moss Kanter International Award for Research Excellence in Work and Family

3. The Role of Family, Work, and Gender Dynamics in Shaping Health and Well-being

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2023). “Student Loans, Mental Health, and Substance Use: A Gender Comparison among US Young Adults.” Journal of American College Health, 71(3), 930-941.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2019). “Rising Educational Gradients in Mortality Among U.S. Whites: What Are the Roles of Marital Status and Educational Homogamy?” Social Science & Medicine, 235112365.

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2019). “Men and Women at Work: Occupational Gender Composition and Affective Well-Being in the United States.” Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(7), 2077–2099.

Fan, Wen and Yue Qian. (2017). “Native-Immigrant Occupational Segregation and Worker Health in the United States, 2004–2014.” Social Science & Medicine, 183, 130-141.

Qian, Yue and Liana C. Sayer. (2016). “Division of Labor, Gender Ideology, and Marital Satisfaction in East Asia.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(2), 383-400.

4. Social and Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Qian, Yue and Wen Fan. (2022). “The Early 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak in China and Subsequent Flourishing: Medium-Term Effects and Intervening Mechanisms.” Society and Mental Health, 13(3), 208-226. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fan, Wen, Yue Qian, and Yongai Jin. (2021). “Stigma, Perceived Discrimination, and Mental Health during China’s COVID-19 Outbreak: A Mixed-Methods Investigation.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 62(4), 562-581. (The first two authors contributed equally to the work)

Qian, Yue and Yang Hu. (2021). “Couples’ Changing Work Patterns in the United Kingdom and the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Gender, Work & Organization, 28(S2), 535-553. (Two authors contributed equally to the work)

Fuller, Sylvia and Yue Qian. (2021). “Covid-19 and The Gender Gap in Employment Among Parents of Young Children in Canada.” Gender & Society, 35(2), 206-217.

Qian, Yue and Amy Hanser. (2021). “How did Wuhan residents cope with a 76-day lockdown?” Chinese Sociological Review, 53(1), 55-86.

Awards keyboard_arrow_down

Featured Grants

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity (2020-2023)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2018-2021)
  • The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grant (2020-2023)

 

Featured Awards

  • The 2023 Public Engagement Award, UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub
  • The 2022 Early Investigator Award, Canadian Sociological Association
  • The 2019 Alexis Walker Award for the best research in the Family Science discipline, National Council on Family Relations
  • The 2019 Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award, University of British Columbia
Additional Description keyboard_arrow_down

Public Sociology

This section contains a brief summary of Dr. Yue Qian’s engagement with public sociology. For a fuller record, please see her personal website page.

Dr. Yue Qian has a strong commitment to conveying academic research to a wider audience. The goal of her public engagement with research is to increase global awareness regarding issues of family, gender, and social justice among diverse audiences. As a gender scholar and feminist, Dr. Qian is particularly passionate about translating gender research into the empowerment of women and advocacy for gender equality around the world. As a recognition of her outstanding public engagement work, Dr. Qian received the 2023 Public Engagement Award from the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub.

Dr. Qian actively and creatively shares social science research through many channels. For example, she gave a TED-style public talk on changing marriage patterns in the global context. This talk has been viewed over three million times since its online release. You may read its transcript in Chinese or in English.

Dr. Qian has been featured in numerous television, radio, and print interviews. Below is a select list of her media interviews.

Dr. Qian has shared her experiences, reflections, and research knowledge through in-depth interviews and personal profiles.

  • The Paper (澎湃) featured Dr. Qian for her research on gender, marriage, and family in China.
  • The March 2018 Issue of the ELLE China featured Dr. Qian as an example of inspirational women in their early 30s.
  • People (人物), a Chinese monthly magazine of celebrity and human-interest stories, featured Dr. Qian for her insights into gender inequality in China.

Dr. Qian has written many op-eds to share her research and expertise with a wide audience.

Dr. Qian is the primary founder and editor of, and contributor to a public account “Ms-Muses (缪斯夫人)” on WeChat (China’s largest social media platform). She edits and writes research-based commentaries on gender and family issues. The number of account subscribers has exceeded 60,000 and is still growing. Here is a select list of her popular blog posts (written in Chinese).

Dr. Qian has written self-help articles in Chinese to share her academic experiences. These articles help uncover the “hidden curriculum” of academia.