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Tianjun Cheng Professor

Academic Title:

Professor of Sociology of Education

Director of Center for Sociology of Education, NNU

Vice President, Chinese Association for Sociology of Education

Research Interests:

  • Sociology of Education
  • Political Sociology of Schooling
  • Ritual and education
  • Educational Reform & Change

 

Educational Background:
Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013-2014)
PhD, Sociology of Education, Nanjing Normal University (2007)
MA, Curriculum and Instruction, Hunan Normal University (2004)

Research Projects:

  • Special Fund for the author of National Excellent Dissertation Award, 100 Years of Chinese Sociology of Education: Process, Progress, and Prospect, by Ministry of Education. P. R. China (2011-2016)
  • New Century Excellent Talent Supporting Project of Ministry of Education, A Study on Policy Support for Educational Reform & Development, by Ministry of Education. P. R. China (2012-2015)
  • "Qing-Lan" Program of Jiangsu Province, "New Policy Studies" on  the Educational Reform, by Jiangsu Province Department of Education (2012-2015)
  • "100 Youth Leading Talents" Program, by Nanjing Normal University (2012-2015)
  • Program of Jiangsu Province Government Scholarship for Overseas Studies (2012-2014)
  • Jiangsu Province Social Science Fund Project, Research on the discipline development of Chinese Sociology of Education, by Jiangsu Province Social Science Fund Office (2010-2014)

Journal Articles:

  • Cheng Tianjun (forthcoming). From Sociology "Education and Society" to Sociology of "Schooled Society": Paradigm shift in the Sociology of Education.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2016). Campus Security: Grim Situation, Crucial Reasons and Policy Support. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 1, 2016, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun & Chen Dong (2015). Autonomy or Attachment: Province & Ministry Co-construction Universities Stuck in Trouble. Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2015, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). 100 Years of Sociology of Education in China: Process, Progress and Prospect, a Brief Analysis Based on Disciplinary Theory. 67th Annual Conference Proceedings of Japanese Sociology of education, Sep., 2014, Tokyo.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). From "Purism" to "Pragmatism": A New Direction of Methodology in the Sociology of Education. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 1, 2014, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun & Li Yongkang (2014). The Campus Security Problems in China and Its Policy Reference: Taking School Uniforms, School Meals, School Buildings & School Buses as Examples. Educational Research, No. 7, 2014, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). Joining, Assorting, and Coordinating: The Points of Policy Supports on Educational Reform & Development. Journal of Educational Studies, No. 4, 2014, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). From "Social Turning" to "Social Transformation": An Introduction to the Modernization of Education and People. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, No. 4, 2014, Changsha.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). Taking Education as Politics: from the "Revolutionary Peking University" to the "Party Doctrine Education". Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science Edition), No. 4, 2014, Nanjing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2014). Orders in Disorders: Schooling and Tutoring Moving toward Each Other, A Sociological Analysis of the Outside-School "Tutoring Fever". Journal of Educational Studies, No. 1, 2014, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun & Wang Huan (2014). From "Text to the Countryside" to "Text up to the city": The Rise and Fall of Rural Primary School in China. Education Research Monthly, No. 8, 2014, Nanchang.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2013). The Value-Free Sociology of Education: A ‘One or All’ Issue of SOE: A Meta-Analysis Based on the Conception of ‘Value Neutrality’. Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2013, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2012). Assuming in the World of Existence: A Review of ‘Living in the World of Assumption’. Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 33, No.11, 2012, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2012). Transformation of Educational Reform and Policy Adjustment: Views based on the Educational Reform Experiences in the P. R. China. Peking University Education Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2012, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2012). The Transformation of Educational Reforms:From those as Political-economic Reforms to those as Social-cultural ones. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2012, Changsha
  • Cheng Tianjun (2011). 100 Years of Chinese Sociology of Education: A Summary of Its Discipline Theories. Peking University Education Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2011, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2011). Three Issues for Educational Reforms. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 5, 2011, Wuhan.
  • Cheng, Tianjun (2010). The Interweavement between Value Neutrality and Value Relevance: An Internal Anxiety in Disciplinary Nature of Sociology of Education. Educational Research, No. 12, 2010, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2010). Is Sociology of education really the Sociology of "education and society"?  Educational Research and Experiment, No. 4, 2010, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2010). Schools Where Teachers Work: Homeland for Teacher "Professionalization". Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 30, No. 12, 2010, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2010). No Aim in Education? Children-Centered? Suspicions on Two Important Propositions about John Dewey. Studies in Preschool Education, No. 6, 2010, Changsha.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2010). Symbol of Power & Status: Social Logic of the School-Opening Ceremony. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2010, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2009). Social Logic of Graduation Ceremony: A Ritual of Status Elevation. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 1, 2009, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2009). Representation of History and the State Politics. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2009, Changsha
  • Cheng Tianjun (2008). Sociology of Classroom (1): Perspectives Review; Sociology of Classroom (2): an Alternative Perspective. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 28, No. 8; No. 9, 2008, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2008). Distinctions between East & West or Differences between Ancient & Current? A Possible Trap Facing Methodology of "Localization" Research. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 1, 2008, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2007). The Developing Process and Living Difficulty of Sociology of Education. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 1, 2007, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2007). The Historical Context and Future Orientation of Quality Education: On the Evolution of the China’s Educational Aim. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2007, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2007). The End of the View of "Theory Determining Practice": Restating Relation between Educational Theory & Practice Based on Reflexive Sociology. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 27, No. 11, 2007, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2007). Scholastic Fallacy & God’s Words: Another Kind of "Originality" in Educational Research. Education Science Forum, No. 3, 2007, Chengdu.
  • Cheng Tianjun & Wu, Kangning (2006). Three Paradoxes of Current Pedagogical Research. Educational Research, No. 8, 2006, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2006). Instruction in the Age of Information: A Sociological Perspective. Educational Research and Experiment, No. 2, 2006, Wuhan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2006). Separation or/and Complementation: The relationship of disciplinary Branches of Educational Sciences. Journal of Hebei Normal University (Educational Science Edition), Vol.8, No. 4, 2006, Shijiazhuang.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2006). Why Students Can’t Pose Question Freely? Global Education, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2006, Shanghai.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2006). Curriculum: "Private Event" or "Legal Knowledge"? Curriculum Concept Restated from a Sociological View. Educational Science Research, No. 6, 2006, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2005). Infinitely Small Details and Infinitely Great Power: A Sociological Analysis of Schooling Discipline & Daily Normal. Contemporary Educational Science, No. 6, 2005, Jinan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2005). On "Sanction" and Its Practical Function for Classroom Administration: A Perspective of Social Anthropology. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University,Vol. 8, No. 5, Changsha.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2005). Teacher’s Social Role: a Comparison between Three Researching Perspectives. Theory and Practice of Education, Vol. 25, No. 11, 2005, Taiyuan.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2005). On the Implementation Conditions & Strategies of School-Based Teacher Training. Educational Science Research, No. 5, 2006, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2004). On the Rationality of School-Based Teacher Training. Educational Research, No. 8, 2004, Beijing.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2003). How the "Poor Students" Are Made:A Sociological Analysis Based on Teaching Process, Educational Science Research, No. 4, 2003, Beijing.

Books:

  • Cheng Tianjun (forthcoming). 100 Years of Chinese Sociology of Education: Process, Progress, and Prospect. Beijing: People’s Publishing House.
  • Cheng Tianjun (2008). The Birth of "the Communist Successors": Toward a Political Sociology of Schooling. Nanjing: Nanjing Normal University Press.
  • Cheng Tianjun & Wu Kangning (2008). Report on the Development of Philosophy and Social Sciences in Chinese Colleges and Universities (1978-2008), Pedagogy. Guilin: Guangxi Normal University Press.

Honors and Awards:

  • Changjiang River Scholar Distinguished Professor, by Ministry of Education, P. R. China (2015)
  • New Century Excellent Talent, by Ministry of Education, P. R. China (2012)
  • The First Prize of the 11th Excellent Achievements of Philosophy & Social Sciences in Jiangsu Province, The Birth of "the Communist Successors": Toward a Political Sociology of Schooling (monograph), by Jiangsu Province Government (2011)
  • National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of P. R. China, The Birth of "the Communist Successors": A Study on Political Rituals in Schooling (doctoral dissertation), by Ministry of Education and the Discipline Academic Committee of the State Council, P. R. China (2010)

Contact Information:
+86 25 83598253
chengtianjun@njnu.edu.cn

 

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