Prof. dr. F.N. (Frank) Pieke

Position:
  • Professor
Expertise:
  • Modern China Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2216
E-Mail: f.n.pieke@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS China
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.15b
Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​lias/​organisation/​chinese/​piekefn.html


Inaugural lecture

English
Dutch

Frank Pieke in the media

Current work in progress

Frank Pieke - Contemporary China Studies in the Netherlands

Frank Pieke - Asia, sociocultural aspects: China

Fields of interest

  • Modern Chinese studies;

  • Social anthropology;

  • Chinese Communist Party;

  • Administrative modernization in China;

  • Local Chinese politics;

  • Chinese migration and overseas Chinese communities;

  • Immigration in China;

  • Migration policies and development

Research

Frank Pieke’s research revolves around two long-term themes. The first theme of his research is the anthropology of the state and socialism in modern Asia, investigating the rule and organization of the Chinese Communist Party in the context of China’s globalization and market reform. The second theme revolves around international migration, transnationalism and cultural diversity, including a long-term interest in Chinese migration and ethnicity in Europe and, more recently, the emergence of international immigrant groups in China.

Teaching activities

  • MA classes on (1) modern China studies, (2) Chinese culture and society, and (2) the anthropology of China
  • BA class on the anthropology of China
  • PhD supervision on modern China
  • BA and MA supervisions on modern China

Curriculum Vitae

Current post 

  • Professor and Chair, Modern China Studies, University of Leiden (from July 2010)

    Research profile
    Modern Chinese studies; Social anthropology; Chinese Communist Party; Administrative modernization in China; Local Chinese politics; Chinese migration and overseas Chinese communities; Immigration in China; Migration policies and development


Previous posts held

  • University Lecturer of Modern Politics and Society of China and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford (1995-2010) 

  • University Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology of Contemporary China, Documentation and Research Centre for Contem¬porary China, Sinological Institute, University of Leiden, the Netherlands (1986-1995)


University education 

  • Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley (1992) 

  • Non-degree programme, Modern Chinese History, Beijing Univer¬sity, (1983) 

  • Non-degree programme, Modern Chinese, Beijing Language Insti¬tute, (1982)

  • Doctoraal (cum laude), Cultural Anthropology, University of Amsterdam (1982)


For more information, see this CV.

Key publications

  • The Good Communist: Elite Training and State Building in Today’s China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2009) 
  • Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe. Stanford: Stanford University Press (first author with Pál Nyíri, Mette Thunø and Antonella Ceccagno, 2004) 
  • The Ordinary and the Extraordinary: An Anthropological Study of Chinese Reform and the 1989 People's Movement in Beijing. London: Kegan Paul International (1996) 
  •  “Marketization, Centralization and Globalization of Cadre Training in Contemporary China”. The China Quarterly 200: 953-971 (2009) 
  •  “The Genealogical Mentality in Modern China.” The Journal of Asian Studies 62(1): 101-128 (2003)

New authoritarianism masterclass

Call for papers 
 

Last Modified: 22-09-2014