Interview by BBC Thinking Aloud: The Changing Middle Classes

Press/Media: Research


Dr Ying Miao was invited to talk about her monograph: Being Middle Class in China (Routledge, 2016) on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed on 23rd January. The programme is available at:

Period23 Jan 2019

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleBBC Thinking Aloud: The Changing Middle Classes
    Media name/outletBBC Thinking Allowed
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe global middle classes: How is the middle class expanding, changing or shrinking in different contexts? Laurie Taylor looks at the rise of the Chinese middle class, as well as the evolution of the African American middle class. He's joined by Bart Landry, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland and Ying Miao, Lecturer in Politics at Aston University.
    PersonsYing Miao


  • Middle classes
  • China
  • Social stratification