FASS Staff Profile




Brief Introduction

Feng Qiushi received his doctoral degree from Duke University and is currently an associate professor in NUS Sociology. His research fields are aging and health, population studies, and economic sociology. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and one book manuscript. He serves on the editorial boards for a few international journals and book series. His research has been funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), and Global Asia Institute (GAI) of NUS. He teaches research methods, sociology of aging, and medical sociology. He won NUS faculty teaching and research awards in recent years.

Teaching Areas

Social Research Methods, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Life Course and Aging

Research Interests

Aging and Health, Population Studies, Economic Sociology



  • Feng, Qiushi. 2018. Variety of Development: Chinese Automakers in Market Reform and Globalization. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (225 pages). 


  • Feng, Qiushi, Zhenglian Wang, Simon Choi, and Yi Zeng. 2019. “Forecast Households at the County Level: An Application of the ProFamy Extended Cohort-component Method in Six Counties of Southern California, 2010 to 2040.” Population Research and Policy Review doi:10.1007/s11113-019-09531-4.
  • Son, Joonmo and Qiushi Feng. 2019. “In Social Capital We Trust?” Social Indicators Research doi:10.1007/s11205-018-2026-9. 
  • Liu, Zuyun, Ling Han, Qiushi Feng, Matthew E. Dupre, Danan Gu, Heather G. Allore, Thomas M. Gill, Collin F. Payne. 2019. “Are China’s Oldest-old Living Longer with Less Disability? A Longitudinal Modeling Analysis of Birth Cohorts Born 10 years apart”. BMC Medicine 17:23.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Jean W. Yeung, Zhenglian Wang, and Yi Zeng. 2019. “Age of Retirement and Human Capital in an Aging China, 2015-2050.” European Journal of Population 35(1): 29-62.
  • Gu, Danan and Qiushi Feng. 2018. “Psychological Resilience of Chinese Centenarians and its Associations with Survival and Health: A Fussy Set Analysis.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 73(5):880-889.
  • Feng, Qiushi and Paulin Straughan. 2017. “What Does Successful Aging Mean? Lay Perception of Successful Aging among Singapore Elderly.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 72(2): 204-213.
  • Zeng, Yi, Qiushi Feng, Therese Hesketh, Kaare Christensen, and James W. Vaupel. 2017. “Survival, Disabilities in Activities of Daily Living, and Physical and Cognitive Functioning among the Oldest-old in China: A Cohort Study.” The Lancet 389(10079): 1619-1629.
  • Zhang, Wei, Qiushi Feng, Joy Lacanienta, and Zhihong Zhen. 2017. “Leisure Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Exploring Gender Differences among Elderly in Shanghai, China.” Achieves of Gerontology and Geriatrics 69: 45-54.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Haiyan Zhu, Zhihong Zhen, and Danan Gu. 2016. “Self-rated Health, Interviewer-rated Health, and Their Predictive Powers on Mortality in Old Age." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 71(3): 538-550.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Joonmo Son, and Yi Zeng. 2015. “Prevalence and Correlates of Successful Ageing: A Comparative Study between China and South Korea.” European Journal of Aging 12(2): 83-94. 
  • Martin, Linda G., Qiushi Feng, Robert F. Schoeni, and Yi Zeng. 2014. “Trends in Function and Activity Limitations among Chinese Oldest-Old, 1998 to 2008.” Population and Development Review 40(3): 475-495.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Zhihong Zhen, Danan Gu, Bei Wu, Pamela W. Duncan, and Jama L. Purser. 2013. “Trends of ADL and IADL Disabilities in Community-dwelling Shanghai Older Adults, 1998 to 2008.” Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 68(3): 476-485.
  • Tilson, Julie, Sam Wu, Steven Cen, Qiushi Feng, Dorian Rose, Andrea Behrman, Stan Azen, and Pamela W. Duncan. 2012. “Characterizing and Identifying Risk for Falls in the LEAPS Study: A Randomized Clinical Trial of Interventions to Improve Walking Poststroke.” Stroke 43(2): 446-452. 
  • Feng, Qiushi, Jama L. Purser, Zhihong Zhen, and Pamela W. Duncan. 2011. “Less Exercise and More TV in Modernization: Trend of Physical Activity in Shanghai Elder, 1998 to 2008.” Journal of Public Health 33(4): 543-550.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Zhenglian Wang, Danan Gu, and Yi Zeng. 2011. “Household Vehicle Consumption Forecasting in the United States, 2000 to 2025.” International Journal of Market Research 53(5): 593-618.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Helen M. Hoenig, Danan Gu, Yi Zeng, and Jama L. Purser. 2010. “Impact of New Disability Subtypes on Three-year Mortality in Chinese Older Adults.” Journal of American Geriatrics Society 58(10): 1952-1958.


  • Feng, Qiushi. 2016. “Urbanization and Population Aging: Practice and Experience of Singapore.” Pp. 246-254 in The Record of Global City Forum on the Second UN World Cities Day, edited by Lin Xiao. Shanghai: Gezhi Press & Shanghai People's Press.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Zhenglian Wang, Danan Gu, and Yi Zeng. 2013. “Projections of Household Vehicle Consumption in the United States.” Pp. 189-207 in Household and Living Arrangement Projections: The Extended Cohort-Component Method and Applications to the US and China, edited by Yi Zeng, Kenneth Land, Danan Gu and Zhenglian Wang. New York: Springer.


  • Yi Zeng, Qiushi Feng, Therese Hesketh, Kaare Christensen, James W Vaupel. 2017. “The Oldest-old in China – Authors' Reply.” The Lancet 390(10097): 847.
  • Feng, Qiushi, Zhenzhen Zheng, and Yi Zeng. 2016. “What Can We Learn from Empirical Analysis on Cross-cohort Changes in Physical and Cognitive Functions of Oldest-old in China?” UNPF Policy Brief in Data Analysis to Strengthen Interdisciplinary Research on Healthy Aging.
  • Gu, Danan, Qiushi Feng, Zhenglian Wang, and Yi Zeng. 2015. “Recommendation to Consider the Crucial Impacts of Trends in Smaller Household Size on Sustainable Development Goals.” UN Crowdsourced Briefs of the Global Sustainable Development Report.


  • Yeung, Jean W., Qiushi Feng, Zhenglian Wang, and Yi Zeng. 2019. “Adjustment on Retirement Age and Changes of Human Capital in China, 2015-2050.” Population Research 43(1):102-112. (人口研究杂志, 论文)
  • Feng, Qiushi et al. (Proofreader: Danan Gu). 2018. Tools for Demographic Estimation, edited by Tom Moultrie, Rob Dorrington, Allan Hill, Kenneth Hill, Ian Timæus, and Basia Zaba. Paris: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). (国际人口学联, 译著, 487页)
  • Zeng, Yi, Qiushi Feng, Therese Hesketh, Kaare Christensen, and James W. Vaupel. 2017. “Trends of Health and Mortality of the Chinese Oldest Old.” Population Research 41(4):22-32. (人口研究杂志, 论文)
  • Feng, Qiushi and Xing Wang. 2008. The Sociology of the Economy, edited by Frank Dobbin. Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press. (上海人民出版社, 译著,344页)



  1. Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
  2. External Research Associate, East Asian Institute (EAI), NUS
  3. Academic Convenor for the Minor in Health and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), NUS


  1. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences (Impact factor: 3.064), Editorial Board Member, 2018-2020 
  2. Asian Population Studies (Impact factor: 1.057), Associate Editor, 2018-2021 
  3. Journal of Aging and Health (Impact factor: 2.168), Editorial Board Member, 2016-present
  4. Research on Aging (Impact factor: 1.214), Editorial Board Member, 2014-present
  5. BMC Geriatrics (Impact factor: 2.371), Associate Editor, 2014-present 


  1. Associate Editor, Advance in Studies of Aging and Health by Springer, 2016-present
  2. Associate Editor, Classics of Economic Sociology by Shanghai People’s Press, 2008-present
  3. Section Editor, Encyclopedia of Population Aging and Gerontology by Springer, 2017-2020     

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