Dr Keming Yang, MA in Statistics (Columbia University), PhD in Sociology (Columbia University)
My research falls into three areas: (1) economic sociology broadly and more specifically entrepreneurship with an empirical focus on China's economic and political development; (2) the effects of social relations on mental wellbeing, with a focus on loneliness, anxiety and depression across different age groups; (3) the logic and principles of research design and research methods.
Currently I am the Director of Taught Postgraduate Research Methods Programmes, and I teach three postgraduate modules: Research Design and Process, Qualitative Research Methods, and Categorical Data Analysis (previously Computer-Based Application in Social Research).
School of Applied Social Sciences
- Sociology and Social Policy
School of Applied Social Sciences
- The Political Participation of Private Business Owners in China
- Economic sociology and entrepreneurship
- Statistical methods in social research
- Social gerontology
- Social mechanisms and dynamics
Cynthia Meersohn Schmidt
- Yang, Keming (2012). Capitalists in Communist China. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Yang, Keming. (2010). Making Sense of Statistics for Social Research. Sage.
- Yang, Keming. (2007). Entrepreneurship in China. Aldershot: Ashgate.
- Yang, Keming (2013). ‘Auf welcher Seite stehst du? Chinas kommunistischer Staat zwischen KapitalistInnen und ArbeiterInnen’ (‘Whose Side Are You on? China’s Communist state between the capitalists and the workers’). In Arbeitskämpfe in China: Berichte von der Werkbank der Welt. Georg Egger, Daniel Fuchs, Thomas Immervoll & Lydia Steinmassl Promedia. 194-209.
- Yang, Keming (2013). Keep Business for Business: Associations of private enterprises in China. In Chinese corporatist state: adaption, survival and resistance. Hsu, Jennifer & Hasmath, Reza London: Routledge. 66-82.
- Yang, Keming (2010). 从财富到权力？对私营企业主参政的观察与思考 (From Wealth to Power? Some Observations and Thoughts on the Political Participation of Private Entrepreneurs). In 当代中国政治报告 (Research Reports on The Politics of Contemporary China). Beijing: Social Science Academic Press (Beijing, China). 8: 92-105.
Journal papers: academic
- Yang, K. (2012). The Dependency of Private Entrepreneurs on the Chinese State. Strategic Change 21(3-4): 107-117.
- Victor, Christina & Yang, Keming (2012). The Prevalence of Loneliness Among Adults: A Case Study of the United Kingdom. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied 146(1-2): 85-104.
- Keming Yang & Christina Victor (2011). Age and Loneliness in 25 European Nations. Ageing and Society 31(8): 1368-1388.
- Yang, Keming. & Yi, Lui. (2009). Risk Factors and Family Supports for Limitations in ADL among Older People in Urban China. Hallym International Journal of Ageing: Gerontological Research, Policies and Programs in the New Millennium 11(1): 13-32.
- David Byrne & Keming Yang (2008). ‘Conceptual and Statistical Problems in Exploring the Relationship among Volume, Outcome and Context in Relation to the Organization of Secondary and Tertiary Health Provision – an issue of causal inference in non-experimental research. Radical Statistics 96: 87-98.
- Yang, Keming. & Victor, Christine. (2008). The Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Loneliness among Older People in China. Ageing and Society 28(3): 305-327.
- Yang, Keming. (2007). Individual Social Capital and Its Measurement in Social Surveys. Survey Research Methods 1(1): 19-27.
- Yang, Keming. (2004). Institutional Holes and Entrepreneurship in China. The Sociological Review 52(3): 371-389.
- Yang, Keming (2002). Double Entrepreneurship in China's Economic Reform: An Analytical Framework. Journal of Political and Military Sociology 30(1): 134-147.
Available for media contact about:
- Entrepreneurship / SME: China's economic, political and social development, entrepreneurship, research design, quantitative methods, loneliness among older people in comparative perspectives