Jiangang Zhu

Professor, School of Sociology and Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, China; Executive Dean, School of Philanthropy, Sun Yat-sen University, China; Professor, Department of Sociology, Nankai University, China; Research School of Philanthropy, Sun Yat-sen University; Adjunct Faculty Member, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty: Jiangang Zhu


Dr. Zhu Jiangang is an anthropology professor from the Department of Sociology at Nankai University, Tianjing. He has been the professor at the School of Sociology and Anthropology at the Sun Yat-sen University for thirteen years. He teaches anthropology and social work and has served as Executive Dean of the School of Philanthropy at SYSU since 2011. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University in 2007–2008 and Fulbright Scholar at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.

Dr. Zhu received his doctoral degree in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, He earned his master’s degree in political science from Fudan University and bachelor’s degree in politics and public administration from Beijing University. He has been researching a range of fields including civil society and philanthropy, community development, non-profit management, and social movements. His major publications are Between the Family and the State: Ethnography of the civil associations and community movements in a Shanghai lilong neighborhood and Power of Action: Cases studies of private volunteer organizations.

Besides his academic positions, he serves as Director of the Center on Philanthropy of Nankai University, and as the vice director on the board of Guangdong Harmony Foundation, the first community foundation in China.

He is married and has a 12-year-old daughter. He likes reading, swimming, and hiking.