Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, Colby College


Dr. Hong Zhang teaches both Chinese language and Chinese culture courses. Her research interests include changing family life and marriage patterns, gender and intergenerational relations, impact of one-child policy and new eldercare patterns, the development of civil society and NGOs and the politics of satire and humor in contemporary China. 

She has published book chapters and top-tier peer-review articles in Signs, China Quarterly, China Journal, Journal of Contemporary China, Asia Anthropology and Journal of Long Term Home Health Care.


China’s One-Child policy


Women’s Rights and Women’s Legal-Aid NGOs in China

Politics of Satire in Authoritarian China