College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Li Jian (Lee)

  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Anthropology

    Faculty - Associate Professor of Anthropology




    Area

    Cultural Anthropology

    Degrees

    Ph.D. (2000), University of Kansas

    Research Interests

    Applied Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Rural Development, Rural Health, China

    Service

    Li, Jian, 2013, “China and Climate Change: Environmental Impacts, Human Security, and Mitigation Policies and Actions.” In: Climate Change, sustainable Development and Human Security: A Comparative Analysis. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, ed., pp. 111-138. Lexington Books of the Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

    Li Jian. 2011. “The Decline of Household Pig Farming in Rural Southwest China: Socioeconomic Obstacles and Policy Implications.” Culture & Agriculture 32 (2):61-77. (This article was first published online on December 16, 2010)

    Li Jian. 2009. “Socioeconomic Barriers to Biogas Development in Rural Southwest China: An Ethnographic Case Study.” Human Organization v68 (4): 415-430. (This article has also been adapted into a section entitled “Examples of Applied Anthropology: Socioeconomic Barrier to Biogas in China” in two textbooks: Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective [9th Edition] and Elements of Culture: An Applied Perspective [1st Edition]. The two textbooks were published by Wadsworth Cengage Learning respectively in 2012 and 2013)

    Li Jian. 2008. “Economic Costs of Serious Illness in Rural Southwest China: Household Coping Strategies and Health Policy Implications.” Human Organization v 67 (2):151-163.

    Li Jian. 2007. “Health Equity and Sustainable Development: The Impact of Economic Growth on People’s Health in Rural Southwest China.” In: Globalization, Governance, and Technology: Challenges and Alternatives. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi and Renu Khator, eds., pp. 244-269. Deep & Deep Publications PVT. LTD.

    Li Jian. 2007. “Contemporary Theory in Medical Anthropology: Continuity, Transformation, and Growth.” The Journal of Xiangnan University v 28 (6):17-21.

    Li Jian. 2006. “Medical Anthropology and Schistosomiasis Control.” The Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control v 18 (2):157-160.

    Li Jian. 2006. “Excreta Disposal, Agricultural Use of Night Soil, and the Pandemic of Schistosomiasis in the Yangtze River Valley: 1905-1949.” The Journal of Changsha University of Hydroelectric Power v 21 (4):140-143.

    Li Jian. 2006. “Reemergence of Schistosomiasis in China.” Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association v 47(3):19-20. (This essay has also been adapted into a textbook section entitled “Evaluating the Health Effects of Agricultural Development” in Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective[5th Edition]. This textbook was published by Westview Press in 2009)

    Li Jian. 2004. “History, Theory, and Practice: An Overview of Medical Anthropology in North America.” Journal of SESA v 1 (2004):32-36.

    Li Jian. 2004. “Crossing over Mountains are Still Mountains: The Religion of the Yao in the Golden Triangle.” China’s Ethnic Groups v 1 (04):76-81. 

    Li Jian. 2002. “Cogon-thatched Cottages and Iron-sheet Roofed Houses: Development in a Yao Mountain Village in Northern Thailand.” Culture & Agriculture v 23(3):24-40. 

    Li Jian. 2001. “Development and Tribal Agricultural Economy: A Case Study in a Yao Mountain Village in Northern Thailand.” Human Organization v 60(1):80-94.

    Li Jian. 1999. “The Yao People in Thailand.” The Journal of Central University for Nationalities v 123 (1):44-59.