Overseas Young Chinese Forum congratulates the following five recipients of the 2023 OYCF-Chow Fellowship for Field Research in China:
Niall Chithelen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego. He studies the history of concrete in Mao-era China, and his project examines the relationship between construction, design, technology, and the natural environment in twentieth-century China.
Zhuang Han is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. His project explores the life of Chinese non-workers (San He Da Shen) to review the labor relation in the time of industrial restructuring from the perspective of reproduction.
Hsu Huang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Brown University. His project investigates how technological advances are made in a non-western context, drawing on the case of COVID vaccine development in China and Russia.
Xiangyi Ren is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Adopting a processual approach, her project empirically aims to explain the divergent organizational development of specialized trial organizations in China and theoretically aims to contribute to the literature on legal change.
Tong Xin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Boston University. Her research project seeks to understand the making of crisis and hope in contemporary China by following gender and sexuality knowledge production in sex education programs, educational spaces, and children’s everyday life.