Li Zhang is Professor and Chair of Anthropology, and former Director of the East Asian Studies Program at the University of California at Davis. She is a Guggenheim Fellow (2008) and the Incoming President of the Society for East Asian Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association. Her research explores the multifaceted consequences of market reforms in post-Mao China. She is the author of two award-winning books, Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks within China’s Floating Population (Stanford, 2001, Robert E. Park Book Award) and In Search of Paradise: Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis (Cornell, 2010, Francis L. Hsu Book Prize and Robert E. Park Book Award). Her current research project explores the "inner revolution" brought by the market transition with a focus on an emergent mass psychotherapy movement in Chinese cities.