Dr. Xu is an urban sociologist with expertise on social inequality and cultural identity. Her dissertation research has encompassed research on globalization, displacement, and language endangerment. Her other research interests lie in urban studies, social stratification, consumption, China studies, nationalism, and immigration.
2017. “Popularity of Vernacular Performance and Shanghainese Identity” in Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai: Cultural Representations from the 20th and 21st Centuries. (Eds.) Lisa Bernstein and Chu-chueh Cheng. State University of New York (SUNY) Press. (forthcoming)
2013. “Chapter 9: Governance on the Production of Identity: Consuming Western High-Culture in Contemporary 上海 [shàng hái or Shanghai]” in China and the Humanities: At the Crossroads of the Human and the Humane. (Ed). Kang Tchou. Melbourne: Common Ground Publishing. Pp. 161-88.
2009. “Governance on the Production of Identity: Consuming Western High-culture in Contemporary Shanghai” in The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol.7, No.5:19-32.