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.