Hong Zhang

Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College

Dr. Hong Zhang obtained her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a recipient of Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award. She is currently Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Colby College, where she teaches both Chinese language and Chinese culture courses. Her research interests include changing family life and marriage patterns, gender and intergenerational relations, impact of one-child policy and new eldercare patterns, the development of civil society and NGOs and the politics of satire and humor in contemporary China.  She has published book chapters and top-tier peer-review articles in Signs, China Quarterly, China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, Asia Anthropology and Journal of Long Term Home Health Care.


  • China’s One-Child policy

  • Globalization

  • Women’s Rights and Women’s Legal-Aid NGOs in China

  • Politics of Satire in Authoritarian China