Prof. dr. F.N. (Frank) Pieke

Position:
  • Professor
Expertise:
  • Modern China Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2145
E-Mail: f.n.pieke@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.09c
Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​lias/​organisation/​chinese/​piekefn.html


Inaugural lecture

English
Dutch

Frank Pieke in the media

Fields of interest

  • Modern Chinese studies;

  • Social anthropology;

  • Chinese Communist Party;

  • Administrative modernization in China;

  • Local Chinese politics;

  • Chinese migration and overseas Chinese communities;

  • Immigration in China;

  • Migration policies and development

Research

Frank Pieke’s research revolves around two long-term themes. The first theme of his research is the anthropology of the state and socialism in modern Asia, investigating the rule and organization of the Chinese Communist Party in the context of China’s globalization and market reform. The second theme revolves around international migration, transnationalism and cultural diversity, including a long-term interest in Chinese migration and ethnicity in Europe and, more recently, the emergence of international immigrant groups in China.

Teaching activities

  • MA classes on (1) modern China studies, (2) Chinese culture and society, (3) the anthropology of China and (4) ethnic and cultural diversities in Asia
  • BA class on the anthropology of China
  • PhD supervision on modern China
  • BA and MA supervisions on modern China

Curriculum Vitae

From July 2016
Academic Director of LIAS & LUCSoR 

Current post 

  • Professor and Chair, Modern China Studies, University of Leiden (from July 2010)

    Research profile
    Modern Chinese studies; Social anthropology; Chinese Communist Party; Administrative modernization in China; Local Chinese politics; Chinese migration and overseas Chinese communities; Immigration in China; Migration policies and development


Previous posts held

  • University Lecturer of Modern Politics and Society of China and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford (1995-2010) 

  • University Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Contemporary China, Documentation and Research Centre for Contem¬porary China, Sinological Institute, University of Leiden, the Netherlands (1986-1995)


University education 

  • Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1992) 

  • Non-degree programme, Modern Chinese History, Beijing Univer¬sity, (1983) 

  • Non-degree programme, Modern Chinese, Beijing Language Insti¬tute, (1982)

  • Doctoraal (cum laude), Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (1982)


For more information, see this CV.

Key publications

  • The Good Communist: Elite Training and State Building in Today’s China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2009) 
  • Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe. Stanford: Stanford University Press (first author with Pál Nyíri, Mette Thunø and Antonella Ceccagno, 2004) 
  • The Ordinary and the Extraordinary: An Anthropological Study of Chinese Reform and the 1989 People's Movement in Beijing. London: Kegan Paul International (1996) 
  •  “Marketization, Centralization and Globalization of Cadre Training in Contemporary China”. The China Quarterly 200: 953-971 (2009) 
  •  “The Genealogical Mentality in Modern China.” The Journal of Asian Studies 62(1): 101-128 (2003)
  • Knowing China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (May 2016; Dutch translation Inzichtelijk China to be published by Amsterdam University Press)

  • “Anthropology, China, and the Chinese Century”. Annual Review of Anthropology 43: 123-138 (2014)

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