Juan Chen received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is interested in the role of ethical thought, experience, and practice in the shaping of the processes of social transformation. Her main focus is on self-making , diverse notions of flourishing, achievement and success, as well as on the motivational and structuring forces of values in the fostering of individual and collective understandings of social practice, value conflict and ethical accomplishment. Her research interests include anthropology of values, morality and ethics, sexuality, gender and intimacy, internatinal higher education, class and mobility.
Chen, Juan. 2020. The Paradox of Gender Reversal: Dance Hosts and the Pursuit of Gender Ideals in Contemporary China. The China Quarterly .
Chen, Juan. 2019. Values Reconciliation: Constructing the Exemplary Ideal Personhood through Overseas Education. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs .
The Anthropology of Ethics, Anthropology of Values, Reading Ethnography, Sexuality, Gender and Intimacy, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Education, The Anthropology of Consumption, Affect, Subjectivity and Emotions.