Weirong Guo


M.A. in Sociology, Fudan University, China, 2017

B.A. in Sociology, Fudan University, China, 2014

General Research Areas
Cultural Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Capital, Studies of Middle Class, Medical Sociology
Current Research
I am currently working on two projects. The first one concerns the informal transaction between doctors and patients occurring in the field of public healthcare in China. I try to explore how doctors and patients manage such informal transaction that is considered problematic, and in order to make the exchange, how they alter the meaning of the transaction. In the second project, I am interested in the taste of Chinese middle and upper-middle class for high culture, and how this in turn creates or maintains the cultural boundaries between them and other classes.
  • Guo, Weirong and Zhengfen Wang. 2015. “Positions in the ‘System’ and Views on Social Change: A Comparative Analysis of Three Types of Middle-Class Professionals in China” (in Chinese). Journal of Gansu Administration Institute 112: 68-80.