Carnegie Mellon University

Zhongxin (Cindy) Sun

Zhongxin (Cindy) Sun

Principal Lecturer of Chinese Studies

Education: Ph.D., East China Normal University. MPM(MS), Carnegie Mellon University


I always enjoy teaching and research in the field of China Studies and Sociology since I received my Ph.D. in Sociology. I have developed and taught courses at Fudan University in China and then came to the US as a Harvard-Yenching Scholar at Harvard University. Besides, I have also taught at Boston University, Lund University in Sweden as a guest professor before I moved to Pittsburgh. My research interests and academic publications are on contemporary China, culture change in China, gender equality/inequality, political economy of China, China in the age of reform, youth culture, family and marriage, globalization. My research and teaching often focus on how institutional change may have effects on individual action. I am genuinely excited about learning everyday and have been volunteering in community service and educational events in Pittsburgh.  

  • Contemporary China
  • Gender equality/inequality
  • Political economy of China
  • China in the age of reform
  • Globalization.
  • 82333 Modern China

  • 82234 China in the Age of Reform

  • 82238 Gender and Sexuality in China

  • 82137 Chinese Calligraphy: Culture and Skills

  • 82533 Chinese Wisdom: A Global Perspective

  • Harvard-Yenching Visiting Scholar Fellowship

  • Harvard Faculty Nominated Fellowship, Harvard-Yenching Institute

  • Yale Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Yale University

Department Member Since 2012