Student Research Fund

CSCC Student Research Grant (Max 2,000 USD)

Deadlines: September 30 and February 28

We welcome any China-related ideas and projects that can involve undergraduate or graduate students in research, including signature works. Please send us a curriculum vitae, a research plan (up to 3 pages) including how you can enhance student research, how you will identify the students and what the “products” you will expect from this project, with a brief description of budget. The length of the project is within two years, unless otherwise specified. Each successful research group is expected to acknowledge CSCC support in the final product and participate in a poster exhibition in the beginning of the next academic year.

All grant proposals should be sent to Chi Zhang, program coordinator for the Center for the Studies of Contemporary China. Please contact Chi Zhang for inquiries as well.


List of CSCC Research Grant for Student Research Projects

  • Yuan Wang & Jiahua Yue | Regulating Global China
  • Robin Rodd | The metabolic circuit of soy from Argentina to China: A DKU – Casa Rio Collaborative Research Project 
  • Lingyu He & Jiahua Yue | Bridging Multiple Worlds: Incorporating Insights from Tibetan Buddhism and Culture to Inform Biodiversity Conservation Policies with a Focus on Avian Species
  • Jiahua Yue | Understanding China’s Three-Child Policy: Public Expectation and Local Government Response
  • Fangsheng Zhu | Education, Inequality, and Parenting in China
  • Chen Zhang | Empowerment or Alienation: The Impacts of Smart Urbanism on Citizenship in Chinese Cities
  • Zairong Xiang & Tianyu Zhang | How Yin and Yang Came into Being in Ancient China: A Case Study of Yellow Emperor’s Four Classics 黃帝四經
  • Yitzhak Lewis | 100 years of Yiddish Literature in China 
  • Wen Zhou | The effect of cross-cultural contact at DKU in shaping undergraduates’ intergroup attitudes
  • Seongkyung Cho & Jiaxin Shi | Enhancing public policy learning experience: Lessons from a student policy competition at a Sino-US Joint University
  • Luyao Zhang | From “Code is Law” to “Code and Law”: A Comparative Study on Blockchain Economics for China and the World
  • Jiahua Yue | Diversionary Diplomacy? The Weight of US-China Relations in the 2022 US Midterm Elections
  • Fan Liang | Algorithmic Sovereignty and Data Localization
  • Austin Woerner | Intersections: A Journal of Language, Culture, and Ideas
  • Robin Rodd | Casa Rio, Biocultural Citizenship, and Extractivist Mapping
  • Fan Liang | When Machines Talk: Chinese Users’ Trust and Emotions in Human-Machine Interactions
  • Annemieke van den Dool | Soil Pollution in China: Problems and Policy Solutions
  • Jiahua Yue | Chinese Public Opinion Toward the Three-Child Policy and Women’s Rights
  • Nellie Chu | Live Broadcasting (Zhibo): Spectacle, Speculation, and Migrant Labor in Guangzhou’s Fast Fashion Industry
  • Minjoo Joo | Cultural Differences in Why We Do Not Forgive: Unforgiveness Motives in China and US
  • Yachao Sun | Undergraduate research: Exploring an interactive and problem-oriented tutorial system
  • Fan Liang | Algorithmic imaginaries: How Chinese cultural creators negotiate with personalization systems
  • Gergely Horvath | Co-authorship and productivity in Chinese academia: economics as a case study
  • Kim Hunter Gordon | Kunqu Skills Program
  • Yitzhak Lewis | 100 years of Yiddish Literature in China
  • Caio Yurgel | Looking for Valerii Pereleshin
  • Austin Woerner | Intersections: A Journal of Language, Culture, and Ideas
  • Zairong Xiang | Where are the Homeless People in Shanghai?
  • Kaley Clements | Kunbei Folk Music
  • Xiaochen Zhang | Do reward programs affect customer ratings? Evidence from China’s online business
  • Andrew Field | Kunshan Soundscapes: Filipino and Chinese Musicians in a Third-Tier City
  • Jeffrey Nicolaisen | Multi-Species Ethnography: Animal Protection, Indigenous Hunting, and the Golden Apple Snail
  • Charles Chang | Religious Philanthropy and Official Patronage: an Integrative Data Science Approach
  • Ming Gu | Information and College Major Selection
  • Annemieke van den Dool | Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication: A comparative study of China, Europe, and the USA during COVID-19
  • Jiang Long | How do social media impact individual’s diet behavior? – A case study from a WeChat experiment
  • Megan Rogers | Faith and Fortunes: Religion and the Professional Middle Class in Urban China
  • Mengqi Wang | Displaced Fishermen in Suzhou’s Urban Expansion
  • Yitzhak Lewis | 100 years of Yiddish Literature in China
  • John Ji | The effect of biophilic classroom environment on stress reaction and cognitive function: a randomized crossover study in virtual reality
  • Chenkai Wu | Level and Sources of Stress among Young Teachers in High School in China
  • Zhaojin Zeng | Business Transitions and Growth during the Pandemics: The Case of China’s Digital Economic Booms under SARS and Covid-19
  • Wanggi Jaung | Feasibility analysis of blockchain technology application to sustainable consumption in China
  • Luyao Zhang | Sustainability in Company Evaluation: Comparative studies for China and the World
  • Austin Woerner | Intersections: A Journal of Language, Culture, and Ideas
  • Kolleen Guy | Degrees of Freedom: German and Austrian Refugees in China, Singapore, and Australia, 1939-45 
  • Jung Choi & Honey Huang | Critical Analysis of the 7 Affects in Embodied TCM Practices
  • Coraline Goron | Individual Carbon Footprint in China by 2050
  • Annemieke van den Dool | Online crisis communication in China: Lessons from COVID-19
  • Ben Van Overmeire | Zen and the Art of Detection