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Gonçalo Santos (江紹龍) is joint Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. He was previously an LSE Fellow in Anthropology at the London School of Economics (2007-2011) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (2011-2013). He is the author of many publications on contemporary China including several articles in leading journals such as Current Anthropology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Modern Asian Studies, and European Journal of East Asian Studies. Dr. Santos is the co-editor of two major books: Chinese Kinship. Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives (Routledge, 2009) and Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the Twenty-First Century (University of Washington Press, 2017). He is also the co-editor of a journal special issue entitled “Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in contemporary China and India” (Modern Asian Studies July 2016). His first monograph - entitled The Anthropological School of Coimbra 1885-1950 (Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, 2005) - revisits the history of osteological collections and racial categories in Western Europe and reflects his interdisciplinary training in socio-cultural anthropology and science and technology studies.

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Thematic: Family, Gender, and Reproductive Labor; Love, Globalization, and Intimate Life; Humanitarianism and Everyday Ethics; Science and Technology Studies 
 
Regional: China; Asia; Portuguese empire

CONTACT DETAILS

Dr. Gonçalo D. Santos 江紹龍
Assistant Professor
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Room 210, May Hall 
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3917-8113
Fax: (852) 2559-6143 

NEW PUBLICATIONS *

November 2016

2017. Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the 21st century. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press. [co-edited with Stevan Harrell]



July 2016

2016. "Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in contemporary China and India." Modern Asian Studies Volume 50, Special Issue 4 [co-edited with Henrike Donner]



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND EDITED VOLUMES

2017. Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the 21st century. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press. [co-edited with Stevan Harrell]


2009. Chinese Kinship. Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Abingdon, UK, and New York, NY: Routledge (Routledge Contemporary China Series) [co-edited with Susanne Brandtstädter]

Reviewed in JRAIChina QuarterlyChina Journal, Social Anthropology, etc

Routledge

Amazon

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES (GUEST EDITOR)

2016. "Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in contemporary China and India." Modern Asian Studies Volume 50, Special Issue 4 [co-edited with Henrike Donner]

Modern Asian Studies

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS



2017. "Technological Choices and Modern Material Civilization. Reflections on Everyday Toilet Practices in rural South China." In Anthropology and Civilisational Analysis. Edited by Johann Arnason and Chris Hann. New York: SUNY Press.

2017. “Love, Family, and Gender in 21st Century China."In Socialism with Neoliberal Characteristics. Social Support and Kinship in China and Vietnam. Edited by Kirsten W. Endres and Chris Hann. Halle, Saale: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

2017. “Introduction” In Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the 21st century. Edited by Gonçalo Santos and Stevan Harrell. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, pp.3-36. [co-authored with Stevan Harrell] 

2017. “Multiple Mothering and Labor Migration in rural South China” In Transforming Patriarchy. Chinese Families in the 21st century. Edited by Gonçalo Santos and Stevan Harrell. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, pp.91-110.

2016. “Love, Marriage, and Intimate Citizenship in Contemporary China and India: An Introduction.” Modern Asian Studies 50 (4): pp.1123-1146 [co-authored with Henrike Donner]

2016. “On Intimate Choices and Troubles in rural South China.” Modern Asian Studies 50 (4): pp.1298-1326.

2013. "Technologies of Ethical Imagination." In Ordinary Ethics in China Today. Edited by Charles Stafford. London: Berg (LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology Series), pp.194-221.

2012. "The Birth of Physical Anthropology in Late Imperial Portugal." Current Anthropology 53 (S5): S33-S45. (Special Issue: Wenner-Gren Symposium, Edited by Ricardo V. Santos and Susan Lindee)

2011. "Rethinking the Green Revolution in South China. Technological materialities and human-environment relations.” East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal 5 (4): pp.477-502.

2011. "Fertility decline in rural China. A Comparative Analysis." Journal of Family History 36 (1): pp.15-36. [co-authored with Stevan Harrell, Wang Yuesheng, Han Hua, and Zhou Yingying] 

2010. "On 'same-year siblings' in rural South China." In The Ways of Friendship. Anthropological Perspectives. Edited by Amit Desai and Evan Killick. London and New York: Berghahn Books, pp.20-45.

2010. "L'Agriculture Traditionnelle Chinoise est-elle Verte et jusqu'où?" In L'empreinte de la technique. Ethnotechnologie prospective (Cerisy 2-9 Juillet 2009). Edited by Thierry Gaudin and Elie Faroult. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp.117-39.

2009. “Introduction: Chinese kinship metamorphoses.” In Chinese Kinship. Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter and Gonçalo Santos. Abingdon, UK, and New York, NY: Routledge (Routledge Contemporary China Series), pp.1-26. [co-authored with Susanne Brandtstädter]

2009. “The ‘stove-family’ and the process of kinship in rural South China.” In Chinese Kinship. Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives. Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter and Gonçalo Santos. Abingdon, UK, and New York, NY: Routledge (Routledge Contemporary China Series), pp.112-36.

2009. "Rice Intimacies: Reflections on the ‘House’ in Upland Sulawesi and South China." Archiv für Völkerkunde, 57-58: pp.37-64. [co-authored with Aurora Donzelli]

2008. "On ‘same-year siblings’ in rural South China". Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 14 (3): pp.535-553.

2006. "Zhongguo Fuxi Zongzu yu Yinger de Renzhi (Chinese Patriliny and Infant Cognition)". Zhongguo Yanjiu (China Study), 3: pp.1-19. (Special Issue on Cognitive Anthropology)

2006. "The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview." European Journal of East Asian Studies, 5 (2): pp.275-333.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

2016 (June, Singapore)
East Asian reflections on flush toilets, modernity, and technology in regional history, presented at the first meeting in Asia of the Society for the History of Technology, Panel: “Making modernity. Technology in regional History” organized by Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Francesca Bray (Edinburgh)

2016 (June, Singapore)
Birthing dramas and generational narratives. Coping with medicalization in rural South China, 1960s-2010s, presented at the first meeting in Asia of the Society for the History of Technology, Panel: “Rethinking Reproductive Technologies: Pregnancy and Childbirth in East Asian Societies, 1800s-2000s” organized by Gonçalo Santos (HKU) and Suzanne Gottschang (Smith College)

2015 (August, Zurich)
Flush toilet modernities. Emergent models in the Chinese countryside, presented at the workshop "The Second Life of Things" organised by Mareille Flitsch, Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

2015 (March, Chicago)
“I give, I’m happy, I mature”. The making of humanitarian middle-class subjectivities in contemporary China, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

2015 (April, New Haven)
Do Flush Toilets Have Politics?, invited lecture presented at the CEAS Colloquium, Yale University

2014 (January, Hong Kong) 
Do flush toilets have politics? Anthropocenic reflections, invited lecture presented at the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Anthropological Society

2013 (November, Hong Kong) 
Material civilization and hygienic modernity. Reflections on toilet practices in rural South China, invited lecture presented at the department of anthropology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2013 (June, Halle [Saale])
'Multiple mothering' and labor migration in rural South China, paper presented at the international conference "Is Chinese patriarchy over?" at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

2012 (November, London)
On 'civilizing technologies'. The 'flush toilet' in rural South China, invited lecture presented at the Department of Anthropology, University College of London

2012 (November, Berlin)
The 'flush toilet' and the Anthropocene project, presented at the international workshop “The Anthropocene Project / Das Anthropozän-Projekt“ organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Society at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

2012 (July, Paris)
On intimate choices and troubles in rural South China, presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

2012 (May, Hong Kong)
Technology, charity, and ethical imagination: an anthropological perspective, presented at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

2012 (May, Guangzhou)
China in comparative perspective: Ideas and methods, paper presented at the Department of Anthropology of Sun Yat-Sen University

2012 (May, Atlanta)
Technologies of ethical imagination, invited lecture presented at the Department of Anthropology at Emory University