Dr Rachel Murphy
University Lecturer in the Sociology of China
Faculty / College Address:
- Labour migration and urbanisation
- Education, culture and social mobility
- Gender imbalances
- Rural transformation
- Informal and formal land arrangements
- The Children of China’s Great Migration and Urbanisation
- Son Preference and Imbalanced Sex Ratios at Birth
- Sociology of China
- The Study of Contemporary China
- Research Methods (Qualitative)
- Rachel Murphy (forthcoming) ‘Sex Ratio Imbalances and China’s Care for Girls Programme: a Case Study of a Social Problem’, China Quarterly.
- Minhui Zhou, Rachel Murphy and Ran Tao (forthcoming) ‘The Education of Children Left Behind in Rural China: Parents’ Labor Migration and Boys’ Disadvantage’, Population and Development Review.
- Rachel Murphy (2014) ‘Study and School in the Lives of Children in Migrant Families: A View from Rural Jiangxi, China’, Development and Change, 50 (1).
- Rachel Murphy, Ran Tao and Xi Lu (2011) ‘Son Preference in Rural China: Patrilineal Families and Socio-Economic Change’, Population and Development Review, 37 (4) (December): 665-690.
- Rachel Murphy (2010) 'The Narrowing Digital Divide: A View from Rural China', in One Country, Two Societies: Rural-Urban Inequality in Contemporary China, ed. by M.K. Whyte, Harvard University Press, pp. 168-187.
- Mingxing Liu, Wang Juan, Ran Tao and Rachel Murphy (2009) 'The Political Economy of Earmarked Transfers in a State-Designated Poor County in Western China', China Quarterly, (December): 973-994.
- Rachel Murphy (2007) ‘The Paradox of China’s Official State Media Reinforcing Poor Governance: Case Studies of a Party Newspaper and an Anti-Corruption Film,’ Critical Asian Studies, (Mar) 39 (1): 63-88. Reprinted in Murphy and Fong, eds. Media, Identity and Struggle in Twenty-first Century China, London: Routledge (2008).
- Liu Liangqun and Rachel Murphy (2006) ‘Lineage Identities, Land Conflicts and Rural Migration in Late Socialist China’, Journal of Peasant Studies, 33 (4) (October): 612-645.
- Vanessa L. Fong and Rachel Murphy, eds. (2006) Chinese Citizenship: Views from the Margins, London: Routledge.
- Rachel Murphy (2004) ‘Turning Chinese Peasants into Modern Citizens: ‘Population Quality’, Demographic Transition, and Primary Schools’, China Quarterly, 177, (March):1-20 – Winner of the Gordon White Prize.
- Rachel Murphy (2004) ‘The Impact of Labour Migration on the Well-Being and Agency of Rural Chinese Women’, in On the Move: Women and Rural-Urban Migration in Contemporary China, ed. by A. Gaetano and T. Jacka, Columbia University Press, 227-262.
- Rachel Murphy (2003) ‘Fertility and Distorted Sex Ratios in Rural China: Culture, State and Policy,’ Population and Development Review, 29 (4) (December): 595-626.
- Rachel Murphy (2002) How Migrant Labor is Changing Rural China, Cambridge University Press [Published in Chinese translation in 2008 by Zhejiang People’s Publishing House]
- ‘What Does ‘Left Behind’ Mean in Rural China? Children’s Perspectives’, Conference on Migration, Social Reproduction and Social Protection, University of East Anglia at London, 2nd -3rd April 2012.
- ‘School in the Lives of Children in Migrant Families: A View from Rural China’, Population Dynamics in South and East Asia, British Academy and Royal Society, 29th-30th March 2012.
- ‘Sex Ratio Imbalances and China’s Care for Girls Programme’, Seminar Series, Sociology Department, University of Cambridge, 1st March 2012.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the China Quarterly Editorial Board
- Member of the British Academy China Panel
- Series Co-editor, Comparative Development and Policy in Asia, book series published by Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/series/Comparative+Development+and+Policy+in+Asia