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Tian Fangmeng
Research Fields: Skilled migration, International migration, Education inequality, Policy analysis, Cultural study, Leadership study
  

Brief Bio

Tian Fangmeng is an assistant professor at School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics in Beijing, and obtained his master degree in social sciences in Hong Kong. He was awarded a PhD of public policy at George Mason University in 2012. His research interest includes skilled migration, international migration, and other demographic issues. He is writing an academic book on "brain drain", or skilled emigration now. He teaches policy analysis to international graduate students and migration theories to undergraduate students. He is also a noted social commentator on Chinese media. He can be reached at tianfm@bnu.edu.cn (email) or 86-136-7136-0416 (mobile phone).

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Skilled migration, International migration, Education inequality, Policy analysis, Cultural study, Leadership study

 

Education

PhD of Public Policy, George Mason University, Jan 2012

Dissertation title: Emigration of Chinese Scientists and Its Impacts on National Research Performance from a Sending Country Perspective

 

Mphil of Social science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 2006

Thesis Title: Triangular Talent Migration between Hong Kong and North America

 

M.A. of Economics, Renmin University of China, July 2004

Thesis Title: Immigration of High-skilled Workers and International Outsourcing

 

B.A. of Economics, Renmin University of China, July 2001

Thesis Title: Political Economics of International Migration

 

Working Experience

2012.4 - Now   Assistant professor at School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, China

2006.09 - 2010.07    Research Assistant at School of Public Policy, George Mason University, the United States

2004.09 - 2006.07    Research and Teaching Assistant at Division of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “The Dynamics of International Migration and the Role of Civil Society in China”, in Mely Caballero-Anthony and Toshihiro Menju, Asia on the Move. Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2015, pp.82-102.

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Evolution and Reform of China’s Hukou System”, in Korel Goymen and Robin Lewis, Public Policymaking in a Globalized World. Istanbul: Istanbul Policy Center, 2015, pp.185-201.

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Skilled Flows and Selectivity of Chinese Scientists at Global Leading Universities between 1998 and 2006”, Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013, pp.99-118

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Nurturing Creative Talent – a Review Article,” China Zhuangshi Journal, issue 228, Apr. 2012 (in Chinese)

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Preface,” in Richard Floirda, Chinese version of the Rise of Creative Class, (Citic Press, 2010, in Chinese)

 

Hart, David, & Fangmeng Tian, “Talent for a Knowledge-Based and Innovation-Oriented Economy: Hong Kong's Challenges and Opportunities,” in Douglas B. Fuller, ed., Choosing to Lose: The Failures of Hong Kong's Laissez-faire Innovation Policy (Palgrave, 2010)

Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1461663

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Distribution and Effects of Foreign-born Talent in American Metropolitan Areas,” Applied Research in Economic Development, vol. 5, issue 1, May 2008

 

Tian, Fangmeng & Zhongdong Ma, “Explaining the Socioeconomic Well-Being of Immigrants and Returned Migrants: An Econometric Analysis of the Hong Kong and Canadian Censuses of 2001,” Journal of International Migration and Integration, Vol 7, No. 4, November 2006

 

Tian, Fangmeng, & Yang Changzheng, “A Comparative Study of Youth Popular Culture in China,” in Yang Changzheng, ed., Chinese Youth Popular Culture Report (China Youth Press, 2005) (in Chinese)

 

Zhang, Yu, & Fangmeng Tian, “Uneven Globalization – a Political Analysis of International Migration”, Study and Exploration (Xue Xi Yu Tan Suo), issue 4, 2003 (in Chinese)

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “QQ: a New Trend of Popular Communication”, Chinese Youth Study (Zhong Guo Qing Nian Yan Jiu), Mar 2003, Digested by Xinhua Digest (Xin Hua Wen Zhai) later (in Chinese)

 

Tian, Fangmeng, & Yang Changzheng, “Youth Pop Culture in China in Recent 5 Years”, Chinese Youth Study (Zhong Guo Qing Nian Yan Jiu), Feb 2003 (in Chinese)


Paper under Review

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “How did China Achieve Scientific Progress by Brain Circulation?”, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, forthcoming

 

Tian, Fangmeng, “Education, Skill Flow and Integration: Temporary Transnational Migration between China and Europe”, in Temporary Migration in Transition? Experiences from the European-Asian Transnational Social Space. Springer. forthcoming

 

Book Reviews (all in Chinese)

“Examining China’s state capitalism from “China’s superbank”, the Chinese website of New York Times, June. 17, 2013, reviews China's Superbank by Henry Sanderson and Michael Forsythe (Bloomberg Press, 2012)

 

“Fukuyama explores the beginning of the history”, the Chinese website of New York Times, Jan. 30, 2013, reviews The Origin of Political Order by Francis Fukuyma (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012)

 

Will China lead the world in twenty years?”, the Chinese website of New York Times, July. 10, 2012, reviews Eclipse –Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance by Arvind Subramanian (Citic Press, 2012)

 

“Does geography determine the rise of the West?”, Southern Metropolis Daily (Nan Fang Du Shi Bao), Sep. 18, 2011, reviews Why the West Rules for Now by Ian Morris (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010)

 

“Old human mind in a new world”, Southern Weekly (Nan Fang Zhou Mo), Jun 9, 2010, reviews Spiritual similarity with our ancestors (Shen Si Zu Xian) by Yefu Zheng (Beijing: China Youth Press, 2009)

 

“Getting out of the prisoner dilemma of climate change”, Insight China (Xiao Kang), Mar, 2010, reviews The Politics of Climate Change by Anthony Giddens (Cambridge, Malden, MA: Polity, 2009)

 

“Try your best; leave the rest to luck,” Cultural Review (Wen Hua Zong Heng), Aug 2009, reviews Outliers: the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell (New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2008)

 

“The coming of intelligence-based society,” Sociologist Forum (She Hui Xue Jia Cha Zuo)Nov 2009, reviews The bell curve : intelligence and class structure in American life by Richard J. Herrnstein & Charles Murray (New York: Free Press, 1994)

 

“Postmodernism from an outlier’s perspective – image of overseas Chinese,” Sociologist Forum (She Hui Xue Jia Cha Zuo)Sep 2008, Reviews Besieged Shangri-la (Xiang Ge Li La Wei Cheng) by Kuan Zhang (Nang Chang, China: Jiangxi Education Press, 2008)

 

“Where will American foreign policy go ahead?” Sociologist Forum (She Hui Xue Jia Cha Zuo)Sep 2008, Reviews America at the crossroads by Francis Fukuyama (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004)

 

“Where do the Creative Class Come from?” Housebook (Shu Wu), May 2007, reviews The rise of creative class by Richard Florida (New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002)

 

“Information Technology Revolution: Another Capitalist Long Cycle?” Aug 2005, 21st Century (21 Shi Ji), reviews Technological revolutions and financial capital by Carlota Perez (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2002)

 

“The Disastrous Decisions of Groups,” Open Times (Kai Fang Shi Dai), Sep & Oct, 2003, reviews Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive by Jared Diamond (New York: Allen Lane, 2005)

 

 “The Distortion of Economic Reasoning,” Chinese Book Review (Bo Lan Qun Shu), Jul 2003, reviews Gulag: a history by Anne Applebaum (New York: Doubleday, 2003)

 

“Cool: Various Expressions of one Culture,” Chinese Youth Study (Zhong Guo Qing Nian Yan Jiu), Dec 2002, reviews Cool Rules: anatomy of an attitude by Dick Pountain & David Robins (London: Reaktion, 2000)

 

Editorial articles and essays (all in Chinese)

“Was China’s former national president Liu Jewish?”, Tencent Columnists, Apr 2nd, 2016

 

 “China should not overemphasize the Nobel Prize of Science”, Tencent Columnists, Dec 18th, 2015

 

How severe is China’s problem of brain drain?”, Tencent Columnists, Aug 26th, 2015

 

Glory and dream of Chinese returnees”,Urban China, Issue 53, Sep 2012

 

Boom or bane - an aging society in China”Caijing, July 3rd, 2012

 

“Is China becoming an immigration country?”, Oriental Morning Post (Dong Fang Zao Bao), Dec 29, 2011

 

“The brain drain issue is exaggerated by the media”, Southern Metropolis Daily (Nan Fang Du Shi Bao), Jun 30, 2010

 

“Is China's brain drain a serious problem?” Southern Metropolis Daily (Nan Fang Du Shi Bao), Jun 14, 2010

 

“Should rural students be protected by a quota system?” Sociologist Forum (She Hui Xue Jia Cha Zuo)Vol 3, 2010

 

“Political consciousness of Post-80s in China,” Cultural Review (Wen Hua Zong Heng), Feb 2010

 

“American Strategists’ imagination of China,” Cultural Review (Wen Hua Zong Heng), Jan 2008

 

“Hamburger Economics and the Change of Exchange Rates,” Chinese MBA (Zhong Guo MBA), Nov 2003

 

“New Policy Advice for International Immigration,” East and West Forum (Dong Xi Lun Tan, a Chinese intellectual magazine published in the U.S.), July & Aug 2003

 

Translation

“Technology Revolution and Financial Capital - the Dynamic Bubbles and Golden Ages” by Carlota Perez, Oct 2007, Beijing: Renmin Univeristy Press, ISBN: 978-7-300-08190-8

 

“Growth and Change in the World Economy Since 1950”, in Phases of Capitalist Development, London: Palgrave, 2001, Ch.15, in Zhang Yu and Meng Jie ed., Advanced Political Economics, Renmin University Press, Apr 2002

 

“The Regulation Theory and the Social Structure of Accumulation Approach”, from Social Structure of Accumulation, Cambridge University Press, 1994, in Zhang Yu and Meng Jie ed., Advanced Political Economics, Renmin University Press, Apr 2002

 

“The Expansion of Capital and Uneven Development on a World Scale”, from John Weeks, Capital and Class 74. 1999, in Zhang Yu and Meng Jie ed., Advanced Political Economics, Renmin University Press, Apr 2002

 

“Borders beyond Control”, from Foreign Affairs, Jan & Feb 2003, published on Century China, an academic website updated and maintained by Hong Kong Chinese University

 

Teaching experience

“Professional English”, compulsory course for MPA students, 2012-2016

 

“Public Policy Analysis”, compulsory course for International postgraduate students, 2013-2016

 

“Human migration and development”, undergraduate course for undergraduate students, 2016

 

 

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