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Education: PhD, Tulane University
Lihong Shi studies the impact of state governance and sociocultural transformations on family relations and individual experiences. She pursues this inquiry through the lens of reproductive politics in China. Her first book focuses on reproductive choice and family change in rural China, in which she explores the reproductive pattern of having a singleton daughter and reveals transformations occurring within the Chinese families that engendered this reproductive choice. Her current research looks at parental grief among Chinese families who lost their only child born under the previous one-child policy. She studies the cultural and sociopolitical factors that shape the grief experience.