Cameron CAMPBELL 康文林
PhD University of Pennsylvania, 1995

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I am Professor in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 
My research focuses on the relationships between kinship, inequality, and demographic behavior. I have published extensively on family, population, and stratification in eighteenth and nineteenth century northeast China, most notably the book Fate and Fortune in Rural China with James Lee. With James Lee, I am currently working on a book tentatively titled Genealogy and Inequality examining interactions between kinship, inequality, and demographic behavior in Liaoning, northeast China from the seventeenth century to the present. The specific focus is on the role of kinship networks such as descent groups in creating and sustaining patterns of inequality across multiple generations. We argue that kin networks such as descent groups play an important but heretofore neglected role in shaping patterns of stratification, and suggest that this neglect reflects the focus on the role of parental characteristics in models for the study of stratification in the Western experience. The book builds on themes in our recent journal publications, including long term continuity of the relative status of kin groups in China from the Qing dynasty to the present, and the influence of kin network characteristics on the demographic behavior and social attainment of individuals.  I have also published on a wide variety of other topics, including economic, family and social influences on marriage, fertility limitation in historical China, influence of family context in childhood on mortality in middle age and old age, ethnic identity as reflected in naming behavior, and inter-generational social mobility.
Research Interests
Population, Chinese society, family, stratification and inequality
Representative Publications
Please see the most recent version of my curriculum vitae for a complete list of publications.
梁晨 (LIANG Chen), 张浩 (ZHANG Hao), 李兰 (LI Lan), 阮丹青 (RUAN Danching), 康文林 (Cameron CAMPBELL), 李中清 (James Z. Lee).  2013.  无声的革命:北京大学,苏州大学学生社会来源研究, 1949-2002 (Silent Revolution: Social Origins of Peking University and Suzhou University Students, 1949-2002).  三联书店(Beijing: Sanlian Books).
Bengtsson, Tommy, Cameron Campbell, James Lee, et al.  2004.  Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900.  MIT Press. Published in Chinese as 托米·本特森,康文林,李中清等. 2008. 压力下的生活:1700~1900年欧洲与亚洲的死亡率和生活水平. 北京: 社会科学文献出版社.  Translated by 李霞 and 李恭忠.
定宜庄(Ding Yizhuang), 郭松义(Guo Songyi), 李中清(James Lee), and 康文林(Cameron Campbell).  2004.  辽东移民中的旗人社会 (Banner Society and the Settlement of Eastern Liaodong).  Shanghai: Shanghai shehui kexue chubanshe.
Lee, James and Cameron Campbell. 1997.  Fate and Fortune in Rural China: Social Organization and Population Behavior in Liaoning, 1774-1873.  Cambridge University Press.
Edited Volumes and Guest Edited Collections
Campbell, Cameron, ed.  2013.  Migration in historical East Asia.  Special Section in History of the Family.  18(4):371-455.
Dribe, Martin, Jan Van Bavel, and Cameron Campbell, eds.  2012.  Social Mobility and Demographic Behaviour: A Long-Term Perspective.  Special Collection 10 in Demographic Research.
Kurosu, Satomi, Tommy Bengtsson, and Cameron Campbell, eds.  2010.  Demographic Responses to Economic and Environmental Crisis.  Kashiwa: Reitaku University Press.
Selected Recent Research Articles
梁晨 (LIANG Chen), 张浩 (ZHANG Hao), 李兰 (LI Lan), 阮丹青 (RUAN Danching), 康文林 (Cameron Campbell), 杨善华 (YANG Shanhua), 李中清 (James Lee). 2012. "无声的革命:北京大学与苏州大学学生社会来源研究 (1952-2002) (Silent Revolution: Research on the Social Origins of Students at Peking University and Suzhou University, 1952-2002)." 中国社会科学 (Chinese Social Science). 2012(1):98-118
Campbell, Cameron and James Z. Lee.  2011.  "Kinship and the Long-Term Persistence of Inequality in Liaoning, China, 1749-2005."  Chinese Sociological Review.  44(1):71-104. PMCID: PMC23596557
CHEN Shuang, James Lee, and Cameron Campbell.  2010.  "Wealth stratification and reproduction in Northeast China, 1866-1907."  History of the Family.  15:386-412.  PMCID: PMC2992971
Campbell, Cameron and James Lee.  2010.  "Fertility control in historical China revisited: New methods for an old debate."  History of the Family.  15:370-385.  PMCID: PMC2999811
Wang Feng, Cameron Campbell, and James Z. Lee.  2010.  "Agency, Hierarchies, and Reproduction in Northeastern China, 1789 to 1840."  Chapter 11 in Noriko Tsuya, Wang Feng, George Alter, James Z. Lee et al. Prudence and Pressure: Reproduction and Human Agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900.  MIT Press, 287-316.
Campbell, Cameron and James Lee.  2009.  “Long-Term Mortality Consequences of Childhood Family Context in Liaoning, China, 1749-1909.”  Social Science & Medicine.  68:1641-1648.  PMC2714260.
Campbell, Cameron and James Lee.  2008  Kin Networks, Marriage, and Social Mobility in Late Imperial China.  Social Science History.  32(2):175-214.
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