Department: School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Research area:gender, immigration, and intimacy.

Shen, Y. (2018, expected) Resisters? Victims? Filial adults? Migrant Restaurant Workers’ Gendered Experiences in a Transforming China, Palgrave.


Shen, Y. (2016). Filial Daughters? Agency and Subjectivity of Rural Migrant Women in Shanghai. The China Quarterly, vol. 226, pp. 519-537. doi:10.1017/S0305741016000357.  

Shen, Y. (2015). Why Does the Government Fail to Improve the Living Conditions of Migrant Workers in Shanghai? Reflections on the Policies and the Implementations of Public Rental Housing under Neoliberalism. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 2: 58–74. doi: 10.1002/app5.71  

Shen, Y. (2014) Gender and Fieldwork in China: Investigating Migrant Workers in Restaurants. Conference Proceedings, Conference on Addressing Field Research Constraints in China, London School of Economics, UK, June 6-7 2013.

Shen, Y. (2013). Four Points of Reflections on ‘Guidance on Processing Marriage Cases Involving Domestic Violence’. Conference Proceedings (Excellent Paper Award), Anti-Domestic Violence Network, Beijing, China, September 27, 2013.


Shen, Y. (2016). Masculinities in the making: From the Local to the Global by James W.Messerschmidt. Gender & Society. (published online before print), doi: 10.1177/0891243216646327  

Shen, Y. (2014). Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China: Becoming a 'Modern' Man by Xiaodong Lin. China Quarterly, 219, 881-882. doi:10.1017/ S0305741014000897.  

Shen, Y. (2014). Book Review: Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China by Leta Hong Fincher, LSE Review of Books.  

Shen, Y. (2012). Airborne dreams: “Nisei” stewardesses and Pan American World Airways by Yano Christine. Feminist Review, 102(1), 14-16.doi:10.1057/fr.2012.18  

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