Min Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies

University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

"Trapped in Neglected Corners of a Booming Metropolis: Residential Patterns and Marginalization of Migrant Workers in Guangzhou" (with Guoxuan Cai). Pp. 226-249 in John R. Logan (ed.), Urban China in Transition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing,, 2008. [View pdf]

"The Ethnic System of Supplementary Education: Non-profit and Forprofit Institutions in Los Angeles Chinese Immigrant Community." Pp. 229-251 in Beth Shinn and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, eds., Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. [View pdf]

"Becoming Ethnic or Becoming American? Tracing the Mobility Trajectories of the New Second Generation in the United States" (with Lee). Du Bois Review 4 (1): 1-17, 2007. [View pdf]

"The Non-Economic Effects of Ethnic Entrepreneurship." Pp. 279-288 in Leo-Paul Dana (eds.), Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship: A Co- Evolutionary View on Resource Management. Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007. [View pdf]

“Community Forces, Social Capital, and Educational Achievement: The Case of Supplementary Education in the Chinese and Korean Immigrant Communities” (with Kim).  Harvard Educational Review, 76 (1): 1-29, 2006. [View pdf]

"Negotiating Culture and Ethnicity: Intergenerational Relations in Chinese Immigrant Families in the United States." Pp. 315-336 in Ram Mahalingam, ed., Cultural Psychology of Immigrants. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. [View pdf]

"Delinquency and Acculturation in the Twenty-First Century: A Decades Change in a Vietnamese American Community" (with Bankston). Pp. 117-139 in Ramiro Martinez Jr. and Abel Valenzuela Jr., eds., Immigration and Crime: Ethnicity, Race, and Violence. New York: New York University Press, 2006. [View pdf]

“Chinese Language Media and Immigrant Life in the United States and Canada” (with Chen and Cai). Pp. 42-74 in Wanning Sun, ed., Media and Chinese Diaspora: Community, Commerce and Consumption in Asia and Pacific. New York: Routledge, 2006. [View pdf]

“The Paradox of Ethnicization and Assimilation: The Development of Ethnic Organizations in the Chinese Immigrant Community in the United States” (with Kim).  Pp. 231-252 in Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng and Evelyn Hu-DeHart, eds., Voluntary Organizations in the Chinese Diaspora.  Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2006. [View pdf]

The Chinese Diaspora and International Migration.”  Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 1 (1): 161-190, 2006.. [View pdf]

“Community Transformation and the Formation of Ethnic Capital: The Case of Immigrant Chinese Communities in the United States” (with Lin).  Journal on Chinese Overseas 1 (2): 260-284, 2005. [View pdf]

“The Multifaceted American Experience of the Children of Asian Immigrants: Lessons for Segmented Assimilation” (with Xiong).  Ethnic and Racial Studies 28 (6): 1119-1152, 2005. [View pdf]

“Are Asian Americans Becoming White?” Context, 3 (1): 29-37, 2004. [View pdf]

“Revisiting Ethnic Entrepreneurship: Convergences, Controversies, and Conceptual Advancements.”  International Migration Review 38 (3): 1040-1074, 2004. [View pdf]

“The Making of Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity among Asian American Youth” (with Lee), In Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou, eds., Asian American Youth: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity, New York: Routledge, 2004. [View pdf]

“The Role of the Enclave Economy in Immigrant Adaptation and Community Building: The Case of New York’s Chinatown.”  Pp. 37-60 John Sibley Butler and George Kozmetsky, eds., Immigrant and Minority Entrepreneurship: Building American Communities.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. [View pdf]

“Assimilation, The Asian Way” pp. 139-153 in Tamar Jacoby, ed., Reinventing the Melting Pot: How Assimilation Can Work for the New Immigrants, New York: Basic Books, 2003. [View pdf]

“A Tale of Two Metropolises: Immigrant Chinese Communities in New York and Los Angeles” (with Kim), pp.124-149 in David Halle, ed., Los Angeles and New York in the New Millennium, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. [View pdf]

Ethnic Language Schools and the Development of Supplementary Education in the Immigrant Chinese Community in the United States” (with Li), New Directions for Youth Development: Understanding the Social Worlds of Immigrant Youth (Winter): 57-73, 2003. [View pdf]

“Chinese: Once Excluded, Now Ascendant.”  Pp. 37-44 in Eric Lai and Dennis Arguelles (eds.), The New Faces of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity and Change in the 21st Century.  Jointly published by AsianWeek, UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, and the Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, 2003. [View pdf]

“Rebuilding Spiritual Lives in the New Land: Religious Practices among Southeast Asian Refugees in the United States” (with Bankston III and Kim).  Pp. 37-70 in Pyong Gap Min and Jung Ha Kim, eds.,  Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities.  Walnut Creek, Ca.: AltaMira Press, 2002. [View pdf]

“The Chinese Language Media in the United States: Immigration and Assimilation in American Life” (with Cai).  Qualitative Sociology 25 (3): 419-440, 2002. [View pdf]

“Contemporary Immigration and the Dynamics of Race and Ethnicity.”  Pp. 200-242 in Neil Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell, eds., America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences.  Volume I.  Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.  Washington D. C.: National Academy Press, 2001. [View pdf]

“Chinese: Divergent Destinies in Immigrant New York.”  Pp. 141-172 in Nancy Foner, ed., New Immigrants in New York.  Second edition.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. [View pdf]

“Mapping the Terrain: Asian American Diversity and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century” (with Gatewood).  Asian American Policy Review 9: 5-29, 2000. [View pdf]

“Coming of Age: The Current Situation of Asian American Children.”  Amerasia Journal 25 (1): 1-27, 1999. [View pdf]

“‘Parachute Kids’ in Southern California: The Educational Experience of Chinese Children in Transnational Families,” Educational Policy, 12 (6): 682-704, 1998. [View pdf]

"Segmented Assimilation: Issues, Controversies, and Recent Research on the New Second Generation." International Migration Review 31 (4): 825-858, 1997. [View pdf]

“Growing Up American: The Challenge Confronting Immigrant Children and Children of Immigrants,” Annual Review of Sociology, 23: 63-95, 1997. [View pdf]

“Social Capital in Chinatown: the Role of Community-Based Organizations and Families in the Adaptation of the Younger Generation.”  Pp. 181-206 in Lois Weis and Maxine S. Seller (eds.), Beyond Black and White: New Voices, New Faces in the United States Schools.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997. [View pdf]

“Self‑employment and the Earnings of Immigrants” (with Portes).  American Sociological Review 61 (2): 219-230, 1996. [View pdf]

“Market Transition and the Commodification of Housing in Urban China” (with Logan).  International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 20 (3): 400-421, 1996. [View pdf]

“Low-Wage Employment and Social Mobility: The Experience of Immigrant Chinese Women in New York City.”  National Journal of Sociology 9 (Summer): 1-30, 1995. [View pdf]

“Social Capital and the Adaptation of the Second Generation: The Case of Vietnamese Youth in New Orleans East” (with Bankston III).  International Migration Review 28 (4):775-799, 1994. [View pdf]

“Work and Its Place in the Lives of Immigrant Women: Garment Workers in New York City’s Chinatown” (with Nordquist).  Applied Behavioral Science Review 2 (2):187-211, 1994. [View pdf]

“The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and Its Variants” (with Portes).  The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 530 (November): 74‑96, 1993. [View pdf]

“In and Out of Chinatown: Residential Mobility and Segregation of New York City’s Chinese” (with Logan).  Social Forces 70 (2): 387‑407, 1991. [View pdf]

“Returns on Human Capital in Ethnic Enclaves: New York City’s Chinatown” (with Logan).  American Sociological Review 54 (October): 809‑820, 1989. [View pdf]