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Dr. Ming Tsui

Department of Sociology/Anthropology


Associate Professor of Sociology

Email: Tsuim@millsaps.edu
Phone: 601-974-1388
Office: SH 342


Ming Tsui (Ph.D. 1992, State University of New York at Stony Brook) is an associate professor of sociology and the chairperson of the Sociology-Anthropology Department. Her research focuses on marriage and the family, gender, education, and employment in China. Her works have been published in the Journal of Marriage and the Family, Gender & Society, Sociological Spectrum, and Asian Thoughts and Society. Some of her recent course offerings are: Introduction to Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory, Class, Gender and Race, Social Linguistics,  Sociology of Marriage and the Family, Asians in America, Chinese Culture and Society, Sociology of the Global Economy, and Introduction to Women's Studies.

Dr. Tsui describes her current research projects:
"At this time, I have two research projects: one is a comparative study of the mathematics achievements of the Chinese and American 8th graders. Based on data from the National Education Longitudinal Study (1988-94) and data from my own 1999 Survey of the 8th graders in Wuhan, China, I will explore the relationship among students' mathematical performance, their family income, and the educational expectations of their parents in these two countries.

The second project is about girls in mathematics and science. In my previous research, I have found that among the children of the one-child generation in Chinese cities, there is no gender difference in mathematical performance among 5th and 8th graders. For this project, I want to see if the only girls continue to perform equally well as their male counterparts at college entrance examinations."