University of Washington

LAVELY, William

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Office: Box 353340
Phone: (206) 543-6805
Facsimile:  (206) 543-2516
email:  lavely@u.washington.edu 

Appointed: 1984 

EDUCATION 

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan, 1982
M.A., Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
B.A., History, University of Michigan, 1971

Taiwan Normal University, 1973-1975 (Chinese)
Wadham College, Oxford, 1972-73 (Oriental Studies)
University of Nice, 1969-70 (History)

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS 

Henry Luce Foundation United States-China Cooperative Research Program" grantee, 1993-01, for "Infant Survival in Rural Yunnan"

Consortium for International Earth Sciences Information Network (CIESIN), "China in Time and Space" (July 1993-September 1995).

National Institutes of Health Fogarty Senior International Fellow, 1994-96, for research in rural Yunnan

Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC) Research Program Grantee, 1993-94

University of Washington Royalty Research Fund Award, 1993

University of Washington Graduate School Research Fund Awards, 1985, 1991

East-West Population Institute Fellow, 1987-88

American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon Fellow for Chinese Studies, 1982-83

Committee on Scholarly Communication with the PRC Research Program Grantee, 1980-81

University of Michigan Population Studies Center Fellowship, 1977-80, 1981-82

National Defense Language Fellowship, 1976-77

Mills International Fellowship, University of California Berkeley, 1976-77

Regents Fellowship, University of California (declined), 1976-77

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA, 2000-2001.

Invited Researcher, Yunnan University, 1994.

Assistant Professor of International Studies and Sociology, University of Washington, September 1985; Associate, September 1992-.

Consultant to United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) project CPR/91/P41.  Advisor to Research Center for Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing P.R.C.  October 1991.

Consultant to United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) project CPR/89/P47.  Instructor in survey research methods and advisor to Institutes of Population Research, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, P.R.C., August 1989.

Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Group in Demography, University of California-Berkeley, Winter-Spring 1985.

Mellon Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Research Scientist, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 1983-85.

Consultant to United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) project PO-1.  Instructor in survey research methods and advisor to Population Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, P.R.C., November 1983. 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Acting Director, University of Washington East Asia Center, 2001-2002. 

Member, Advisory Committee, China Historical GIS Project of the Harvard Yenching Institute, http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis/work/cd_rom/. 

Discussant on Panel "New Directions of Research on Asia" at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles, March 23-25, 2000. 

Organizer, session on "Family Change in Developing Countries" at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, March 25-27, 1999. 

Member, China Fellowship Selection Committee of the ACLS/Committee for Scholarly Communication, New York, February 19-20, 1999. 

Discussant on panel "Use of Geographical Information Systems in Historical Research."  Social Science History Association, Chicago, November 19-22, 1998. 

Organizer, panel on "Mortality Associated with Political Violence, War, and Refugee Movements" at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Chicago, April 1-4, 1998. 

Discussant on panel "Demographic Response to Market Reforms" at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, D.C., March 27-29, 1997. 

Organizer and chair of panel Demographic Field Studies in Contemporary China at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans May 9-11, 1996.  

Discussant on panel "Contemporary Population Trends and Issues in Chinese Societies" at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, April 1995. 

Participant, NICHD Rand Population Research Center Site Visit, Santa Monica, February 7-8, 1995. 

"Infant Survival in Rural Yunnan."  Presented at the Conference on Population and Society in China:  Past and Present, sponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Southern California China Colloquium.  Los Angeles, January 28, 1995. 

Discussant at the Seminar on Chinaâs current fertility level, sponsored by the State Family Planning Commission of China and Statistic Sweden, Beijing, November 30 - December 1, 1994. 

Director, China In Time and Space (CITAS), a project sponsored by the Joint Committee on Chinese Studies (JCCS) of the ACLS/SSRC, and the Consortium for International Earth Sciences Information Network (CIESIN). http://citas.csde.washington.edu 

Presenter at the International Workshop on Sociological Methods, Tianjin, China August 24-26, 1993.  Sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Tianjin Academy of Social Sciences. 

Discussant, Conference on Introducing New Contraceptives in Rural China, Honolulu, HI 15-17 June 1993.  Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Discussant and presenter, International Seminar on the Analysis of the 1990 Census, People's University, Beijing, June 29-July 3, 1992.  Sponsored by UNFPA project CPR-90-PO5. 

Discussant, Conference on the Grassland Ecosystem of the Mongolian Steppe, sponsored by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, Racine, Wisconsin, March 26-29, 1992. 

Panel organizer and chair:  "Culture and Demographic Patterns in East Asia," Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, New Orleans, April 11-14, 1991. 

Discussant, Conference on Family Strategies in Post-Mao China, Sponsored by the JCCS of the ACLS/SSRC, Roche Harbor, Washington, June 12-17, 1990. 

Discussant on panel "Current Issues in Chinese Demography," Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Toronto, Canada, May 3-5, 1990. 

Co-organizer, University of Washington/National Taiwan University Joint Conference on Cultural Change in Postwar Taiwan, April 9-13, 1990, University of Washington. 

Panel organizer and chair: "Recent Demographic Change in China," Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Baltimore, MD, March 30-April 1, 1989. 

Panel organizer: "China's Family Planning Program," Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Baltimore, MD, March 30-April 1, 1989. 

Discussant on panel "Demography and Socio-cultural Reality in India," Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Seattle, WA, October 21-22, 1988. 

Discussant on panel "Social and Demographic Changes in Southeast Asia," Conference of the Northwest Regional Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies, Eugene, OR, September 30-October 2, 1988. 

Discussant, Conference on Chinese Lineage Demography, sponsored by the JCCS of the ACLS/SSRC, Asilomar, January 8-11, 1987. 

Discussant on panel "The Quality of Life" at the California Regional China Seminar.  Berkeley, October 25, 1986. 

Discussant on panel "Hajnal's European Marriage Pattern in International Perspective" at the Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, St. Louis, October 16-19, 1986. 

Panel Organizer:  "China's One-per-Thousand Fertility Survey," Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 21-23, 1986. 

Co-organizer (with James Lee) of the Workshop on Qing Population History, August 25-30, 1985, California Institute of Technology, sponsored by the joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the ACLS/SSRC. 

Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP); Population Association of America; Association for Asian Studies; Social Science History Association; Society for the Study of Social Biology. 

Associate Editor, Demography, 1991-93.

Reviewer for Journal of Japanese Studies, Social Biology, Journal of Biosocial Science, Mathematical Population Studies, Population Index, Science, Demography, Population and Development Review, American Sociological Review, The Journal of Asian Studies, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, Social Forces, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, Asia and Pacific Population Forum, American Journal of Sociology, Population Research and Policy Review, Social Science Quarterly, Hong Kong Research Grants Council,  National Science Foundation, Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China, American Council of Learned Societies. 

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS 
"Zhongguo Hainan Lizu Meifu shequ chusheng yinger de xingbie pianhao" [Sex preference for children in a Meifu Li community in Hainan, China].  Forthcoming in Zhuang Kongshao (ed.), Renleixue tongshi [A general interpretation of anthropology].  Henan renmin chubanshe. 

"The Importance of a Son to Rural Chinese Women" (with Jianghong Li).  In press, Rural Sociology. 

"First Impressions of the 2000 Census of China."  Population and Development Review 27,4:755-769. 

"Sex Preference for Children in a Meifu Li Community in Hainan, China" (with Jianke Li and Jianghong Li). 2001.  Population Studies 55:319-329.  

"Revising the Malthusian Narrative:  The Comparative Study of Population Dynamics in Late Imperial China" (with R. Bin Wong). 1998. The Journal of Asian Studies 57,3 (August):714-748. 

"Can We Explain the Decline in Infant Mortality in China Since 1949?"  (with William M. Mason, Hiromi Ono, and Angelique Chan). In Social Differentiation and Social Inequality: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries.  Essays in Honor of John C. Pock, edited by James Baron, David Grusky and Donald Treiman (Boulder:  Westview Press, 1996).  

"Nongcun shequ funu diwei de shizheng yanjiu" [An empirical study of womenâs status in a rural community] (with LuoChun, Lu Zhaohe, Zhang Zhen, Li Jiang Hong, and William Mason).  Renkou Xuekan [Population Journal (Jilin)] 3 (June 1995):17-25.  Abstracted in Yi shehui wei jichude shengyu jiankang [Community-based reproductive health].  Yunnan Reproductive Health Research Association (China Social Sciences Publishing House 1996:153-168. 

"Rural Economy and Male Marriage in China:  Jurong, Jiangsu 1933" (with Jiang Hong Li).  Journal of Family History 20,3 (1995):  289-306. 

"Family Division and Mobility in North China" (with R. Bin Wong).  Comparative Studies in Society and History 34,3 (July 1992):439-463. 

"Patrilocality and Early Marital Co-residence in Rural China, 1955-1985" (with Xinhua Ren).  The China Quarterly 130 (June 1992):378-391. 

"Marriage and Mobility Under Rural Collectivism."  In Patricia Ebrey and Rubie Watson, eds. Marriage and Inequality in China (University of California Press, 1991):286-312. 

"Chinese Demography:  The State of the Field" (with James Lee and Feng Wang).  The Journal of Asian Studies 49, 4 (November 1990):  807-834.  Reprints of the East-West Population Institute No. 265. 

"The Origins of the Chinese Fertility Decline" (with Ronald Freedman).  Demography 27, 3 (August 1990):357-367. 

"Industrialization and Household Complexity in Rural Taiwan".  Social Forces 69, 1 (September 1990):235-251.  (An earlier version appears in Taiwan: A Newly Industrialized State.  Edited by Hsin Huang, Michael Hsiao, Wei Yuan Cheng, Hou-sheng Chan. Dept. of Sociology, National Taiwan University, 1989.) 

"The Rise of Female Education in China:  National and Regional Patterns" (with Xiao Zhenyu, Li Bohua, and Ronald Freedman).  The China Quarterly 121 (March 1990):61-93. 

"Demographic and Social Change in China."  1989, Chapter 6 in Asia-Pacific Report.  Honolulu:  East-West Center. 

"The Spatial Approach to Chinese History:  Illustrations from North China and the Upper Yangzi."  The Journal of Asian Studies  48, No. 1 (February 1989):100-113.  

"Chinese Demographic Data:  A guide to Major Sources." Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs No. 18 (July) 1988: 167-178. 

"Education and Fertility in Sichuan and Liaoning:  1967-1970 to 1979-82" (with Ronald Freedman, Xiao Zhenyu, and Li Bohua).  Asia-Pacific Population Journal (ESCAP), 3, 1 (March 1988):3-30.  Reprints of the East-West Population Institute, Number 223. 

"Local Area Variations in Reproductive Behavior in the People's Republic of China, 1973-82" (with Ronald Freedman, Xiao Zhenyu, and Li Bohua).  Population Studies 42 (March 1988):39-57.  Reprints of the East-West Population Institute, Number 225. 

"Age Patterns of Chinese Marital Fertility, 1950-81."  Demography 23,3 (August) 1986:419-434. 

"Industrialization and Taiwan's Rural Family Structure" (in Chinese), in Tin-yu Ting and K'ang-chuang Ma (eds.), Taiwan Shehui bianqian de jingyan Taipei:  Juliu, 1986. 

"The Rural Chinese Fertility Transition.  A Report from Shifang Xian, Sichuan." Population Studies 38, 3 (November) 1984:365-384. 

"China's Rural Population Statistics at the Local Level."  Population Index 48, 4, (Winter) 1982:665-677. 

"Rustication, Demographic Change, and Development in Shanghai," (with Paul Ivory).  Asian Survey 17, 5, (May) 1977:440-455.  

BOOK REVIEWS AND OCCASIONAL WRITINGS
Review of The Historical Demography of Pre-modern Japan by Akira Hayami.  Forthcoming, Journal of Japanese Studies.  

Review of Fate and Fortune in Rural China:  Social Organization and Population Behavior in Liaoning 1774-1873 by James Z. Lee and Cameron D. Campbell.  American Journal of Sociology 104,1 (July 1998):256-258. 

"Chinese Family/Demography" in Encyclopedia of Social History, Peter N. Stearns, ed. (Garland 1994). 

Review of The State and Population Planning: China and Romania Compared, by Delia Davin.  The China Quarterly (September 1993):604.

"China Unveils Its Monumental Two per Thousand Fertility Survey."  Asian and Pacific Population Forum (Winter 1991):89-92,116.

Review of Personal Voices:  Chinese Women in the 1980's by Emily Honig and Gail Hershatter.  Contemporary Sociology 19, 2 (March) 1990:189x90.

Review of Famine in China, 1959-61:  Demographic and Social Implications by Penny Kane.  Population Studies, 44, 1 (March) 1990:180-181.

Review of World Population and the United Nations:  Challenge and  Response by Stanley P. Johnson.  The China Quarterly 119  (September) 1989:656-657.

Review of The Population Atlas of China.  The Journal of Asian Studies.  47, 14 (November) 1988: 871-872.

"China's One-child Policy and Gender Equality:  A Comment on Hong and Mandle."  Gender and Society 2, 2 (June) 1988:241-241.

"Chinese Demographic Data.  A Guide to Major Sources," China Exchange News 15, 3 & 4 (Sept./Dec.) 1987.

"Guide to Major Sources of Chinese Demographic Data," Chinese Population Research 1, 2 (April) 1987.

Review of Family and Population in East Asian History, edited by Susan B. Hanley and Arthur P. Wolf.  The China Quarterly No. 109 (March) 1987:130-133.

Review of Guests in the Dragon:  Social Demography of a Chinese District, 1895-1946 by Burton Pasternak.  Pacific Affairs 57, 3 (Fall) 1984:502-504.

"The Rebirth of Chinese Demography."  China Exchange News 12, 2 (June) 1984.

"Population Studies on a Chinese Commune."  China Exchange News 10, 3 (September) 1982.

WORKING PAPERS AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

First Impressions of the 2000 Census of China.  University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Working Papers 01-13.

An Evaluation of the One Percent Clustered Sample of the 1990 Census of China [with William M. Mason].  University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Working Papers 01-12.

Subcultural and Spatial Variation of Infant Mortality and Sex Ratio at Birth Among Han Chinese in the PRC [with William M. Mason].  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington, D.C. March 28-31, 2001.

Coding Scheme for The Language Atlas of China.  University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Working Papers 01-7.

Sex Preference for Children in a Meifu Li Community in Hainan, China.  University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Working Papers 01-6.

Sex Preference for Children in a Meifu Li Village in Hainan.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA., March 9-12, 2000.

The Social Demography of a Meifu Village in Hainan. Invited lecture presented to the Morrison Seminar on Demography, Stanford University, February 23, 2000.

William Lavely and William M. Mason.  Reproductive Decision-Making and Infant Survival in Chinaâs Rural Periphery.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, March 25-27, 1999.

Jiang Hong Li and William Lavely.  Womenâs Position and Maternal and Child Health in Rural China.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, March 25-27, 1999.

"Chinese Birth Planning".  Presented at the Workshop on Central-Local Relations in Post-Reform China, San Diego, June 6-7, 1998.

"Revising the Malthusian Narrative:  The Comparative Study of Population Dynamics in Late Imperial China" (with R. Bin Wong).  Seattle Population Research Center Working Paper #98-5 (February 1998).

"Unintended Consequences of China's Birth Planning Policy."  Presented at the Conference on Unintended Consequences of Chinese Economic Reform, Harvard University, May 24, 1997.

"An Evaluation of the One Percent Clustered Sample Derived from the 1990 Census of China, with Special Reference to Infant Mortality" (with William M. Mason and Alana Boland).  Presented at the quadrennial meeting of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Beijing, China,  October  17, 1997.

"Infant Mortality in a Rural Chinese County" (with William M. Mason and Jiang Hong Li).  Presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of American, New Orleans, May 9-11, 1996.

"Son Preference in China:  1950-1988"  (with William M. Mason and Hiromi Ono).  Presented at the Seminar on Abortion, Infanticide, and Neglect in Population History:   Japan in Asian Comparative Perspective.  Kyoto, Japan, October 17-22, 1994.

"Can We Explain the Decline in Infant Mortality in China Since 1949?"  (with William M. Mason, Hiromi Ono, and Baochang Gu).  Presented at the Meeting of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Montreal, Canada, August 26, 1993.

"Rural Economy and Male Marriage in China:  Jurong, Jiangsu 1933" (with Jiang Hong Li).  Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Cincinnati, March 30-April 2, 1993.  University of Washington Center for Demography and Ecology (CSDE) Working Paper No. 93-7.

"Infant Mortality in Contemporary China, 1950-87:  An Evaluation of Data from the 2 per 1000 Survey" (with William M. Mason and Hiromi Ono).  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Denver, April 30-May 2, 1992.

National Sample Survey of Fertility and Contraception Technical Documents, State Family Planning Commission of China.  Translated by William Lavely and Ning Gu.  Seattle Population Research Center Working Paper No. 3, August 1991.

"Chinese Infant Mortality, 1950-87:  An Assessment of Data from the IDFS and the 2 per 1000 Survey" (with William M. Mason and Hiromi Ono).  Presented to the International Seminar on Fertility and Contraception of China, Beijing, August 26-29, 1991.

"Patrilocality and Early Marital Co-residence in Rural China, 1955-1985" (with Xinhua Ren).  Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, New Orleans, April 11-14, 1991. 

"Population and Resources in Modern China:  A Comparative Approach" (with R. Bin Wong).  Presented to the Southern California Regional China Seminar, U.C.L.A., December 3, 1990.

"Juvenile Sex Ratios in East-Central China, 1930."  Presented at the Annual Meeting of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASCAP), Stanford University, 29 June - 1 July 1990.

"The Origins of the Chinese Fertility Decline" (with Ronald Freedman).  Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Seattle, August, 5-8, 1989.

"Socioeconomic and Familial Contexts of Sex Ratios at Birth in China, 1940-82."  Presented to the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, D.C., 17x19 March 1989.

"Female Education and Fertility:  North China and the Upper Yangzi."  (with Ronald Freedman, Xiao Zhenyu, and Li Bohua) Presented to the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, New  Orleans, LA, April 21x23, 1988.

"Marriage and Mobility in Rural China."  Presented at the  ACLS/SSRC Conference on Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society, Asilomar, CA, January 2x7, 1988.

"Industrialization and Household Complexity in Rural Taiwan."  Presented at the International Conference on Taiwan as a Newly Industrialized Society, Taipei, September 3-5, 1987.

"Chinese Demographic Data:  A Guide to Major Sources."  Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, April 10-12, 1987.

"Policy Implications of Local Area Variations in Reproductive Behavior in the People's Republic of China" (with Ronald Freedman).  Presented to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., April 30, 1986.

"Local Area Variations in Reproductive Behavior in the People's Republic of China, 1973-82" (with Ronald  Freedman, Xiao Zhenyu, and Li Bohua).  Presented to the Population Association of America Annual Meeting San Francisco, April 3-5, 1986.

"Regional Variation in Household Structure:  A Preliminary Survey of Sichuan Province" (with Li Bohua).  Paper presented to the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 21-23, 1986.

"Household Structure in Liaoning, Hebei, and Fujian:  A Preliminary Survey" (with Li Bohua).  Paper presented to the International Symposium on the National One-per-Thousand Fertility Survey, Beijing, October 14-18, l985.

"Local Area Variation in Chinese Fertility, 1973-82" (with Ronald Freedman, Xiao Zhenyu, and Li Bohua).  Paper presented to the International Symposium on the National One-per-Thousand Fertility Survey, Beijing, October 14-18, l985.

"Chinese Demography:  The State of the Field" (with James Lee).  Paper presented to the ACLS/SSRC Workshop on Qing Population History, Caltech, August 25-30, 1985.

"Sex Ratios in Two Rural Chinese Counties, CA. 1934."  Paper presented to the ACLS/SSRC Workshop on Qing Population History, Caltech, August 25-30, 1985.

"Economic and Demographic Responses to a Regime of Land Partibility" (with R. Bin Wong).  Paper presented to the ACLS/SSRC Workshop on Qing Population History, Caltech, August 25-30, 1985.

"Age Patterns of Chinese Marital Fertility:  Some Rural-Urban Comparisons."  Paper presented to the Workshop on China's 1982 Population Census, East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, December 2-8, 1984.

"Family Division, Reproductivity, and Landholding in North China" (with R. Bin Wong).  Population Studies Center Research Reports 84-65, November 1984.

"Knowledge and Practice of Contraception in Two Indo-Chinese Refugee Camps," (with Noppavan Chongvatana).  Population Studies Center Research Reports 84-58, May 1984.

"The Rural Chinese Fertility Transition:  A Report from Shifang Xian, Sichuan."  Paper presented at the ACLS/SSRC Workshop on Fertility in the People's Republic of China, Princeton, October 6-8, l983.

"A Rural Chinese Marriage Market."  Paper presented to the Morrison Seminar in Demography, Stanford University, February 7, 1983.

"Agricultural Development and Fertility Change in Taiwan" (with Albert I. Hermalin).  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia.  April 1979.