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

Carsten A. Holz

Professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Ph.D., 1995, Cornell University, Economics
Carsten Holz is a visiting scholar in the Department of Economics this year. His research interests include issues of economic development and growth in China. His current research is on the quality of Chinese statistics and on productivity changes across China's economy.
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.”  For more information on the International Cooperation Center, please see http://www.icc-ndrc.org.cn
Marijk van der Wende

Marijk van der Wende

Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ph.D., 1996, Science of Education, Utrecht University
Maria van der Wende’s research interests include how higher education policies in China relate to the Republic’s broader context, and how these policies are inspired by the Chinese perspectives on globalization and their perceived opportunities and challenges for China. Her current project explores the theoretical and conceptual frameworks behind internationalization of higher education as an institutional and national level response to the challenges and opportunities of globalization.  
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.”