Visiting Scholars

Jiafeng Gu

Jiafeng Gu

Associate Professor, Peking University
Ph.D., 2005, Peking University, Management
Jiafeng Gu’s research interests include Chinese urban neighborhood influences on criminal activity and criminal victimization. His current research project is “Neighborhoods Inequality and Victimization Risks in China: A Multilevel Study.”  

Carsten A. Holz

Professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Ph.D., 1995, Cornell University, Economics

Kai Jiang

Kai Jiang

Associate Professor, Peking University
Ph.D., 2004, Peking University, Higher Education
Professor Jiang’s research interests include comparative higher education,  Chinese higher education, and higher education theories. His current project is “An Empirical Study of Accountability of the Professoriate to the American Universities.”  
Uganda Kwan (關詩珮)

Uganda Kwan (關詩珮)

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Ph.D., 2007, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Chinese
Uganda Kwan’s research interests include translation history of Sinophone communities, Sino-Japanese literature, British imperial and colonial history, late imperial Chinese history, and Sinology. Her current project is “Translating the Chinese Empire.” 
Chen Lin

Chen Lin

Associate Professor, Nankai University
Ph.D., 2006, Nankai University, Chinese Language and Literature
Chen Lin’s research interests include late-Qing literature, modern Chinese literature, modern Chinese cultural and intellectual discourses. His current project is “War Narratives in the late Qing: History, Literature, and Politics (1883-1911).  
Sixin Sheng

Sixin Sheng

Policy Research Fellow, International Cooperation Center, National Development and Reform Commission, Central People’s Government, China
Ph.D., 2013, University of New South Wales, Management
Sixin Sheng’s research interests include government-business relationships in China and comparative political economy. His current research project is “Between the State and the Market: the Dynamics of Government-Enterprise Relationship in China.”  

Karla Simon

Chair, International Center for Civil Society Law
J.D., 1972, Duke University; L.L.M., 1976, New York University
Karla Simon’s research interests include civil society in China and women in the revolution. Her current projects include a second edition of her book Civil Society in China and an edited collection on women in the revolution.  
Yan Zheng

Yan Zheng

Associate Research Fellow, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Ph.D., 2006, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Sustainable Economics
Yan Zheng’s research interests include global climate governance, climate change and equity, adaptive governance on climate change, low carbon development, sustainable and resilient city, and environmental migration. Her current project is “Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Urban Areas: Comparative Study between China and USA.”