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Xiang Wang


PhD Candidate

Transforming urban villages in China


14195 Berlin

Xiang Wang is a doctoral candidate affiliated with the research project "Steering urban-rural integration: administrative reconfiguration for a unified citizenship” at Freie Universität Berlin. Her research focus is the urban-rural integration of social security system in China.

Before joining the Freie Universität Berlin in April 2018, Xiang completed her Master of Arts degree in Chinese Studies at University of Würzburg, Germany. She grew up in Guangzhou, China and she has studied in Hong Kong, United States, and Japan. Her research interests include urbanization, migration, non-governmental organization, education policy, and social policy.


Wang, Xiang. 2017. “广州市流动儿童中考问题研究”[The Access to Public High School for Migrant Children in Guangzhou], In Bluebook of Migrant Children: Annual Report on Education for China’s Migrant Children (2016), Yang Dongping (ed.), 165-76. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (Chinese)

Wang, Xiang. 2018. “异地中考的难题:以广州为例”[The Challenge of the Non-local High School Entrance Exam: The Case Study of Guangzhou], In Dandelions in the Wind: Report on Migrant Children in China, Lu Jianfei and Wu Yingyan (eds.), 167-185. Shanghai: Shanghai Wenhua Chubanshe. (Chinese)


From bifurcation to hierarchical differentiation: urban citizenship and hukou reforms in Guangdong Province since 2014, 14th International Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China (ICARDC XIV) in Ningxia University, Yinchuan, China (October 21st - 23rd, 2018).

Political steering of urban citizenship: China's migration policy for internal migrants and foreign immigrants, Einstein Project's Workshop on East Asian Migration Governance in Comparative Perspectives with Prof. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement (October 12th - 13th 2018).