Overseas Young Chinese Forum congratulates the following five recipients of the 2021 OYCF-Chow Fellowship for Field Research in China:
Ke Nie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the governance of artistic creativity in China in the context of the rapid digitization of Chinese cultural industries.
Catherine Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research probes the phenomena of globalizing education in urban China by discerning how linkages between urban development, novel educational practices in K-12 education, and everyday aspirations of parents and students constitute experimentations towards globality at various different levels of Chinese society.
Danping Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University. Her research traces the anti-cancer efforts of the Chinese Communist Party and the experience of Chinese cancer patients, with a special focus on the case study of esophageal cancer in Linxian, Henan province.
Bolun Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. His research explores the similarities and disparities of informational capitalism across different political-economic regimes via a multiple sites ethnography with a Chinese cloud computing company in its various projects overseas.
Mengyang Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research documents and analyzes the rise of platform video game work in China, which includes a wide array of online video game services attracting millions of gig workers during the past decade.