• 02 Jul 2019 2:23 AM | Anonymous

    After a careful review of dozens of high-quality applications, an OYCF  committee selected the following three organizations from China to attend the 2019 OYCF Social Innovation Contest at the OYCF annual meeting on July 7 in San Diego. Congratulations to these innovative organizations seeking to bring about positive social change in China. 

    For more information on these organizations, please read the website's profile page:

    • 同城青少年资源中心中学性别平等教育

    • 西桃女性领导力-西桃共学社区

    • 酉心生提升男性参与,促进性别平等

  • 21 Apr 2019 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    Overseas Young Chinese Forum (OYCF) is pleased to award the 2019 OYCF-Chow Fellowship for Field Research in China to the following five individuals:

    Jiun-Da Lin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. His research project examines the development of a green bond market in China that certifies projects as environmentally sustainable. It aims to explain Chinese green bond issuers’ compliance to global standards by the interaction between domestic regulators and firms’ networks.

    Shang Liu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. His research project compares daily interactions within different types of Chinese NGOs with differing relations to the Chinese state and western societies, exploring the complexities and variations of the state-society boundary construction within the everyday work of the civic sector in China.

    Spencer Stewart is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. His research project is a history of cotton science and economic development in China during the Second World War. It analyzes how a shifting political economy of science during the war shaped the trajectory of the postwar Chinese cotton industry and contributed to its rise as a leader in the global cotton economy today.

    Yingyi Wang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. Her research project seeks to understand how projects by gender equality NGOs and LGBT rights NGOs aimed at empowering the marginalized become sites of negotiation and contestation in contemporary China. It critically positions NGOs and NGO workers at the conjunction of state policies, market orientations and transnational flows of capital and ideas.

    Fangsheng Zhu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. His research project investigates how parents get educational resources for children in the Greater Beijing area, compares how different parents engage the formal and informal rules in getting education, and traces the rules’ historical formation.

  • 27 May 2018 6:05 PM | Anonymous

    2018 OYCF Annual Meeting successfully concluded on Saturday, May 26, at Morgan Run Golf & Resort in San Diego, California. Over 80 participants, including senior China scholars, students, professionals, and community members from the U.S., Canada and China participated in the discussion at the annual meeting. 

    2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China's opening up and economic reform.  Participants heard from three distinguished speakers about the genesis and early history of the reform from economists Gregory Chow (Princeton) and China historian Julian Gewirtz (Harvard). 

    In the afternoon session, Scott Rozelle (Stanford) gave a sobering assessment of the future of reform in a speech  entitled "China’s Invisible Crisis: How a Growing Rural-Urban Divide could Sink the World’s Second Largest Economy." 

    The Annual Meeting also recognized four recipients of the OYCF-Chow Fellowship for Field Research in China.  The four recipients are all Phd students from various humanities and social science fields.  They are Jiling Duan (Indiana University), Peter Hicks (Stanford University), Kevin Luo (University of Toronto) and Di Wang (University of Wisconsin). Gregory and Paula Chow presented the fellowship awards to the recipients.

    Finally, OYCF held its third "social innovation contest" in the afternoon. OYCF invited three non-profit organizations from China to present their work at the annual meeting. After an extended Q&A period and discussions among the meeting attendees, OYCF awarded the 2018 Award of Excellence to Clover, a students-run program providing peer counseling and companionship to migrant children attending schools in the cities.  Two additional Awards of Merit were presented to ProSigner, an organization promoting the welfare of the deaf population in China, and to Zero Waste Villages, an initiative to deal with the rampant solid waste problems in rural China. 

    OYCF members also heard from the Forum's current president, Professor Sida Liu (Toronto), about the state of OYCF.

  • 19 May 2018 1:06 AM | Anonymous

    邹至庄教授为此次论坛专门在FT中文网发表文章, 转载【思考者】"我参与中国经济体制改革的经验"


  • 19 May 2018 1:05 AM | Anonymous

    微信文章介绍罗思高教授的农村研究斯坦福教授花37年死磕中国农村,揭秘了贫苦教育的残酷真相


  • 19 May 2018 1:04 AM | Anonymous

    Hear Julian Gewirtz and others at the Aspen Ideas Festival, "Can the next generation in China and America share the future?

  • 19 May 2018 1:01 AM | Anonymous

    OYCF is to hold its 2018 annual meeting in San Diego on May 26.  As of May 18, 2018, about seventy five people have registered for the 2018 OYCF annual meeting.  Participants include renowned speakers on China, NGO representatives from China, students and professionals from all over the country, and finally, many community members from southern California. See the agenda in English and Chinese here.

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