Dr Peng Yinni
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Yinni Peng works on migration, family, gender, social media and labor politics. Her early research concentrated on labor politics and the use of information and communication technologies by rural-urban migrant workers in South China. In recent years, she focused on migrant families and parenthood. She has investigated the parenting of two migrant groups, Filipina domestic helpers in Hong Kong and rural-urban migrant workers in South China. Her findings document the diversity of transnational mothering of Filipina domestic helpers via telecommunication, the negotiation of gendered childcare in transnational and translocal families, the transition of maternal narratives and practices of two generations of rural-urban migrant mothers in China, and the contested nature of gender identity construction of marginalized migrant men in urban China. Dr. Peng is also interested in student migration. She has examined the migrant lives of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong and revealed three models of their school-to-work transition in Hong Kong and their communication media use in cross-border connections and local networks. The research findings of Dr. Peng are published in Gender & Society, Sex Roles, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Population, Space and Place, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Family Issues, Human Relations, The China Quarterly, and a co-authored book Masculine Compromise: Migration, Family, and Gender in China. Her co-authored book Masculine Compromise has won the 2018 best book award of RC 31 Sociology of Migration, International Sociological Association. In addition, she served as an editorial board member of Gender & Society between January 2017 and December 2019. From 2019, she is serving as an editorial board member of Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Currently, Dr. Peng is working on a project of parental perceptions and practices of urban couples in China, with a special interest in the parenting of Chinese singletons. One of her latest publications analyzes how urban families in China make the reproductive decision of having a second child and how family members with conflicting reproductive preferences shape each other’s reproductive decisions in the dynamic process of intra-family negotiation. Drawing on qualitative data collected in urban China, Dr. Peng will further explore how urban Chinese parents perform childcare in conjugal and intergenerational relations and how the singleton status of urban parents shapes their childrearing experiences.
Choi, Susanne Y.P. and Yinni Peng. 2016. Masculine Compromise: Migration, Family and Gender in China. Oakland: University of California Press.
[The Winner of the 2018 Best Book, RC 31Sociology of Migration, International Sociological Association]
- Peng, Yinni. 2020. “Bringing Children to the Cities: Gendered Migrant Parenting and the Family Dynamics of Rural-Urban Migrants in China.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46(7), 1460-1477. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1510308
- Peng, Yinni. 2019. “Should We Have a Second Child? Reproductive Decisions and Family Negotiation under China’s Two-child Policy.” Journal of Contemporary China, DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2019.1704998 (online first). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10670564.2019.1704998
- Peng, Yinni. 2019. “From Migrant Student to Migrant Employee: Three Models of the School-to-Work Transition of Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong.” Population, Space and Place, DOI: 10.1002/psp.2283 (online first). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/psp.2283
- Peng, Yinni. 2019. “Getting Rural Migrant Children into School in South China: Migrant Agency and Parenting.” Asian Population Studies，Vol.15(2): 172-189. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17441730.2019.1578531?journalCode=raps20
- 蔡玉萍，彭铟旎。2019. 《男性妥协：中国的城乡迁移、家庭和性别》。北京：三联书店。http://www.sdxjpc.com/scrp/bookdetail.cfm?iBookNo=10761
- Peng, Yinni. 2018. “Migrant Mothering in Transition: A Qualitative Study of the Maternal Narratives and Practices of Two Generations of Rural-Urban Migrant Mothers in Southern China.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 79(1-2): 16-35. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11199-017-0855-7
- Choi, Susanne Y.P. and Yinni Peng. 2016. Masculine Compromise: Migration, Family and Gender in China. Oakland: University of California Press.https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520288287/masculine-compromise
- Peng, Yinni. 2016. “Student Migration and Polymedia: Mainland Chinese Students’ Communication Media Use in Hong Kong.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 42(14): 2395-2412. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2016.1194743
- Peng, Yinni and Odalia M.H. Wong. 2016. “Who Takes Care of My Left-behind Children? Migrant Mothers and Caregivers in Transnational Child Care.” Journal of Family Issues, Vol. 37(14): 2021-2044. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0192513X15578006
- Choi, Susanne Y.P. and Yinni Peng. 2015. “Humanized Management? Capital and Migrant Labour in a Time of Labour Shortage in South China.” Human Relations, Vol.68 (2): 287-304. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0018726714541162
- Peng, Yinni and Odalia M.H. Wong. 2013. “Diversified Transnational Mothering via Telecommunication: Intensive, Collaborative, and Passive.” Gender & Society, Vol. 27(4): 491-513. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0891243212473197
- Peng, Yinni and Susanne Y.P. Choi. 2013. “Technologies of Power and Resistance: Production Regimes and Mobile Phone Usage among Migrant Factory Workers in South China.” The China Quarterly, Vol. 215: 553-571. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/china-quarterly/article/mobile-phone-use-among-migrant-factory-workers-in-south-china-technologies-of-power-and-resistance/EF6026BD0922C8210832B2FF7135EC90