Jiaming Sun

Professor of Sociology

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago, 2005
Office: Ferguson Hall, Social Sciences Bldg.,  Rm 205
Phone: 903-886-5322
Email: jiaming.sun@tamuc.edu
Website: http://faculty.tamuc.edu/jsun/profile.htm

Research Interests:

Quantitative Methodology; Urban Sociology; Globalization; Contemporary China

Recent Publications:


  • Jiaming Sun, & Lancaster Scott. Chinese Globalization: A Profile of People-Based Global Connections in China. Published in Feb. 2013 in Routledge Taylor& Francis Group. ISBN-10: 0415673038 | ISBN-13: 978-0415673037.
  • Jiaming Sun, “Global Connectivity and Local Transformation: A Micro Approach to Studying the Effect of Globalization on Shanghai.” Published in University Press of America, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, MD 20706. Feb. 2008, ISBN: 0-7618-4008-7.

Chapter/Article in Book

  • Jiaming Sun,  “’Corporate Choice’ or ‘Public Choice’ ----Government Behavior Under Market Economic Conditions” (in Chinese) in Fudan Sociological Forum (Vol.3) p.230, Huaxia Publishing House, ISBN 978-7-5080-8428-2. Biejing, China. April 2015.
  • Jiaming Sun and Xiangming Chen, “Fast Foods and Brand Clothes in Shanghai: How and Why Do Locals Consume Globally?” Chapter 11 in Shanghai Rising: State Power and Local Transformations in a Global Megacity  edited by Xiangming Chen. University of Minnesota Press. July 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8166-5488-8, ISBN: 978-0-8166-5487-1

Journal Articles:

  • Jiaming Sun, “Explore the Deeper Causes of Social Impetuous and Trace Back to a Hundred Year of Chinese History” (in Chinese) in Probe. No.2, 2015 (Serial No. 182) Chongqing, China. ISSN1007-5194
  • Jiaming Sun, “The Phenomenon of ‘Micro-globalization’ with the Youth in China” (in Chinese) in Contemporary Youth Studies, Shanghai, China, 2012, No.319 (10) 15-22
  • Jiaming Sun, “Spatial Differentiation and Global Oriented Consumption. Spaces and Flows” in An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies. May 26th, electronic version. http://ijf.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.203/prod.7
  • Jiaming Sun and Xun Wang, Value Differences between Generations in China: A Study in Shanghai, in Journal of Youth Studies. Volume 13, Issue 1 February 2010 , pages 65 - 81.

Recent Courses Taught-Undergraduate:

Introduction to Social Research
Social Class, Wealth & Power
Urban Sociology & Anthropology
Global Social Issues
Sociology of the Internet

Recent Courses Taught-Graduate:

Logic and Method of Social Inquiry
Data Analysis in Social Research

Awards and Recognition:

  • Provost Award for Research and Creative Activities, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2011.
  • Teaching Excellence Award from Texas A&M University System, 2010.
  • Teaching Excellence Award from Texas A&M University System, 2009.
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2008.