Emeritus Senior Lecturer
Norman Stockman is one of the few British sociologists with a specialised interest in China. He has worked with Chinese sociologists on several collaborative research projects. These include a comparative study of women’s work and family life in China, Japan, Britain and the USA, and a project on rural-urban migration in Shanghai. He has also written on social inequality in China, and is the author of Understanding Chinese Society, a general survey of the sociology of Chinese society. Now retired, his teaching included a fourth-year option course on Chinese Society. From 2000 to 2005 he contributed to the postgraduate course leading to the Master of Chinese Studies at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. He is Honorary Secretary of the University of Aberdeen Chinese Studies Group, and served as Honorary Secretary of the British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) from September 2005 to September 2011.
He also has a long-standing interest in the theoretical and philosophical issues in sociology, on which his major publication is Antipositivist Theories of the Sciences.