Working Experience:

From January 2016: Full-time Lecturer, General Education Division, School of Humanities and Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) (Associate Coordinator of General Education, August 2016-July 2017)

2015.1-2015.12: Full-time Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Macau

2014.10-2015.1: Part-time Research Fellow, Faculty of Post-Disaster Reconstruction, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-Schuan Universiity

2010.3-2010.8: Conference Associate Coordinator, China-Europa Forum, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong & Renmin University of China, Beijing, China & The Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress, Paris, France

2009.5-2010.3: Editorial Assistant, China Journal of Social Work (published by Routledge), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Peking University Social Work Research Center

2008.12-2009.5: Research Assistant, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Teaching Courses:

GEC2002 Living Sociology; GED2003 Gender Matters; HSS1006 Introduction to Sociology; GEC3408 Philanthropy and Social Innovation 

Professional Services:

Peer reviewer of the academic journals: American Behavioral Scientist (2022), Gender, Work and Organization (2021), Sextant (2020),Social Inclusion (2019),  China Journal of Social Work (2016),  


Contemporary China’s social transformation, Globalization, Post/Modernity, Alternative Development, Gender Studies, Qualitative Inquiry, Pedagogy

Awards and honors
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 01


    Second Best Prize, The 7th International Summer School for Young Scholars on Contemporary China Studies, Co-organized by Nanjing University and Harvard-Yenching Institute

  • 02


    2014-2015, Best Doctoral Thesis Award, The Hong Kong Sociological Association

  • 03


    Best PhD Paper Prize Award in the 4th Annual Conference on Development Studies, National Development Research Centre, National Taiwan University

  • 04


    PhD Scholarship, Li & Fung Foundation


Selected Publications:

l  Journal Articles

Han, Yuchen. 2021, The politics of kitchen work: Co-production of a retired man's “hegemonic masculinity” during the COVID-19 quarantine. Gender Work Organ, Online First. SSCI, Q1.


Han, Yuchen. 2020. Bargaining with patriarchy: returned dagongmei's (factory girls') gendered spaces in neoliberalizing China's hinterland, Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2020.1825213, Online First. SSCI, Q1.


Shen, Y., Xu, Y. & Han, Y. 2011. Internship or labor abuse? Chinese Workers. 2011(1): 25-28. Beijing, China.


Liu, C. & Han, Y. 2010. New rural pension insurance system in China. China Journal of Social Work. 3(1): 83-87. Scopus.


Liu, Z. & Han, Y. 2009. Post-disaster reconstruction and social work development in the Chinese mainland. China Journal of Social Work. 2(3): 221-223. Scopus.


l  Book Review

Han, Y. 2012. Book Review on Disaster Social Work: Practice and Reflections in China’s CaseChina Journal of Social Work , 5(2):184-186, Routledge, UK. Scopus.


l  Book Chapters

Han, Y. 2012. Chapters of Introduction, 2, 5, Conclusion. In Pun Ngai, Lu Huilin, Shen Yuan & Guo Yuhua (eds). I Am in Foxconn. Intelligent Property Publishing House. Beijing, China. (In Chinese)


Han, Y. 2011. Chapters of Introduction, 5, Conclusion. In Pun Ngai, Lu Huilin, Shen Yuan & Guo Yuhua (eds). The Serial Jumps behind Foxconn’s Success. The Commercial Press. Hong Kong. (In Chinese)


Selected Conference Presentations:

l  August 2020: Panel Organizer, Chair and Presenter, Panel of Creating Gendered Spaces: Women’s Choices, Strategies and Rationales in Contemporary China, Annual Conference of Association of Asian Studies, Kobe, Japan, Online.

l  December 2018: Negotiating Patrilocality: How Dagongmei Posit Themselves upon Return to Rural Homes? in 2018 Asia Conference of International Chinese Sociological Association, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong.


l  December 2018: Educating Chinese Middle Class Youth on ‘Gender Matters’: A Feminist Anthropological Exploration, in the International Conference on Gender, Sexuality and Justice: Resilience in Uncertain Times, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


l  December 2018: Educating Middle Class Youth in a Chinese-Foreign Cooperative University on ‘Gender Matters’ in 2018 Institute on General Education cum Teacher and Student Conference, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


l  July 2018: The Transformative Gender Identities of Returnee Migrant Women: How would the Chinese Rural Nora Return Home? in the 13th International Conference on the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Granada University, Spain.


l  June 2016: Revisiting the methodological labyrinth of ethnography: A case study on the lived experience of the return migrant women in post-Mao China, in the 7th Annual International Summer School for Young Scholars on Contemporary China Studies, Nanjing University


l  June 2014: When Migrant Women Workers Return Home: Their Lived Experiences in the Fast-growing China’s Hinterland, in the 7th Conference of Global Studies, Shanghai, China

Invited Talks:

l   February, April. 2021: “女性主义的历史与今天行走的好奇心——社会调研方法讲座,大中华地区社会性别与公益教育研习营,见新社会创新教育,云讲座

l   Dec.2020: “Dagongmei, Transforming China and Qualitative Inquiry”, invited by Higher Education Research Center, Southern University of Science and Technology.

l   May, June, Sep. 2020: “行走的好奇心——社会调研方法讲座,大中华地区社会创新与公益金融研习营,见新社会创新教育,云讲座

l   June 2017: “Reflective Journey on Qualitative Research Method”, invited by Social work department, Beijing Normal University (Zhuhai Campus), Zhuhai

l   June 2017: “Discovering Consumption in the Era of Globalization from a Feminist Perspective” Invited by Longgang Library, Shenzhen

l   Oct 2015: “When migrant factory women return home: their lived experiences in fast-growing China’s hinterland” invited by Luncheon Seminar Series, University of Macau, Macau

l   July 2014: “The Booming African Community Foundation” invited by Shenzhen Charity Association, Shenzhen