Dr. Lanyan Chen
While her published research has mostly focused on China, she is increasingly conducting research on Canada and is the Award Holder of a SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grant on Promoting Reconciliation through Collaboration on a Forum for Regional Development (2018-2021) and a co-applicant in two other successful SSHRC funded projects: Combating Sex Trafficking in Northeastern Ontario, and Évaluation du rôle et des actions de fondations subventionnaires canadiennes en réponse à l'enjeu des inégalités sociales et des défis environnementaux. She is also a collaborator in a Grand Challenge Canada project, working with South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda, and a project funded by United Nations Gender Facility Fund, working with Tibetan women in Yunnan, China, both on building cooperatives to improve livelihoods and resilience. She received a Nipissing University Research Achievement Award in 2015.
Areas of Specialization:
Gender analysis, human rights, comparative perspectives on health and social welfare, public policy analysis
Equality, citizenship, women and social development, social and cultural determinants of health and social welfare, decolonization, policy-making in pursuit of rights and justice
Current & Future Research:
Completing an article on a transformational perspective of social welfare and an article on transnational socialist feminist movements. Collaborating on a project to establish a coordinated rights-based, culturally aware, and gender equality approach to combating sex trafficking in Northeastern Ontario, and a project to initiate a forum for regional development.
Chen, Lanyan. 2008. Gender and Chinese Development: Towards an Equitable Society. London: Routledge and the IAFFE. 196 pp.
Chen, Lanyan, Shumei Chen, and Xiangmei Wang. 2011. Gender Statistics and China’s Harmonious Development (in Chinese). Tianjin: Tianjin People’s Publishing House. 160 pp.
Tan, Lin, and Lanyan Chen, eds. 2015. Women in China since 1995: A Reader of Collection of Women’s Studies. Beijing: China Book Press. 398 pp.
Chen, Lanyan. 2016. “Gender Statistics and Local Governance in China: State Feminist versus Feminist Political Economy Approaches.” China Quarterly, no. 225: 190-213.
Chen, Lanyan. 2014. “Rural China’s Invisible Women: A Feminist Political Economy Approach to Food Security.” Socialist Studies/Études socialistes 10 (1): 67-85.
Chen, Lanyan. 2008. “Gendering China’s Strategy against AIDS: Findings from a Research Project in Guangdong.” Feminist Economics 14 (4): 183-211.
Chen, Lanyan, and Hilary Standing. 2007. “Gender Equity in Transitional China’s Healthcare Policy Reforms.” Feminist Economics 13 (3-4): 189-212.
Chen, Lanyan. 2000. “Women and Informal Work in China: Reflections on Two Poverty Alleviation Projects.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies 21: 233-53.
Chapters in Edited Books
Chen, Lanyan. 2015. “From Chinese State Capitalism to Women’s Activism: The Implications of Economic Reforms for Women and the Evolution of Feminist Organizing.” In Oxford Handbook on Transnational Feminist Movements, edited by Rawwida Baksh and Wendy Harcourt, 578-606. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chen, Lanyan. 2011. “Equity in Post-Crisis China: A Feminist Political Economy Perspective.” InHarvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy: Rebuilding Progress, edited by Devaki Jain and Diane Elson, 249-266. Ottawa: IDRC/Sage.
Chen, Lanyan. 2009. “The Gendered Reality of Migrant Workers in Globalizing China.” In Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China: Chinese and Canadian Perspectives, edited by Errol P. Mendes and Sakunthala Srighanthan, 186-207. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.