Yuan Ren

Yuan Ren (1972- ), yren@fudan.edu.cn, PhD, Professor of Demography and Urban Studies of Fudan University, China. He is deputy director of Institute of Population Research (IPR), deputy director of Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS). He also is a member of International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Asia Population Association (APA), and Chinese Population Association (CPA), board member of International Sociology Association (ISA) Urban and Regional Sociology Research Committee (RC21), steering committee member of Urban China Research Network (UCRN), board member of Urban Governance for Sustainable Cities Network (UGSCN). He is Fellow of New Century Excellent Talents awarded by Chinese National Education Commission.

Prof. Ren received his Ph.D. in Economics from Fudan University in 1999 and since then he has been teaching at the school. He was promoted to full professor in 2006. He has been awarded fellowships at University of Aberdeen in the UK by British Council (2000), at University of Illinois at Chicago (2002), and at the International Center for the Study of East Asian Development in Japan (2006). Prof. Ren specializes in urban studies and demography, and conducted several researches and published on a wide range of topics that include population and development, aging studies, urbanization and migration, employment and labor market, urban and regional development, global city and global-local nexus, urban affairs and public policies, low carbon cities, urban sustainability, and so on with a primary focus on China, especially in and around Shanghai Area. 


Prof. Ren was the co-editor of Reshaping Welfare Institutions in China and the Nordic Countries (Helsinki & Shanghai: 2014); co-author Migration and Urbanization in Contemporary China (Shanghai: 2013); author of Temporary Migrants’ Living Patterns and Their Social Integration in Urban China (Shanghai: 2012), co-editor and contributor of The Era of Global City-Regions (Shanghai: 2009), author of Employment in Transition Society: Community-based Employment and Social Policies (Shanghai: 2007), editor and contributor of Chinese Informal Employment Report (Chongqing: 2007), and et al. He also has published a score of articles in such journals as Chinese Journal of Population Science, Fudan Journal of Human and Social Sciences, Social Science in China, Sociological Research, Population and Economics, Population Studies, Chinese Population, Resource and Environment, Market and Population Analysis, and several edited books.