- Ph.D. Candidate, Government
Dates of Affiliation: Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellow 2017-18
Yichen Guan is conducting research surrounding a central question: does minority education encourage ethnic minorities’ political participation in China? To address this question, she will conduct a survey and in-depth case studies in Xinjiang and Ningxia Provinces to investigate the explicit elements of education that might be influential in shaping political engagement in the Chinese Muslim minorities – the Uyghurs and the Hui.