2014-2015 Capstone Colloquium: New Generation China Scholars

All day
Through May 30, 2015

May 29

Eighteen fellows who were awarded scholarships by the New Generation China Scholars Program 2014-2015 gathered in Beijing reporting their research findings from the past half year. The fellows were selected from a pool of applicants from both the U.S. and China. The New Generation China Scholars Program is a three-year program generously supported by the Ford Foundation. This is the last year of this program with a fruitful ending.

Friday, May 29th, 2015


Arrive at the Center

8:40 – 8:45

Opening: Professors William Parish and Dali Yang outline rules

For presentation and discussion (20 minute presentation;

15 minute Q&A per paper)

8:45 – 10:30


Minhui Zhou: China’s Land Market, Based on the Behavior Analysis

of China’s Local Government

Jiahui Ying: Corporate Environmental Governance in Corporate

Social Responsibility: Motivations and Barriers in China’s Practice

Yang Dong: “APEC blue”: Scaling-up and Issue Evolution

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee break

10:50 – 12:00


Junyan Jiang: Friends with Benefits: Patronage Politics

and Distributive Strategies in China

Feng Li: The Structure of Political Trust and Its Source in

Political Value in China: Based on Latent Class Analysis

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch at the Center (Vegetarian Bento)

13:00 – 14:45


Yifei Li: Relational Sociology of Development

Denise Sienli Van Der Kamp: Racing to the Top?

Decentralization and Governance Reform in China

Franziska Barbara Keller: Shaking Hands in Public. What Elite

Co-appearances Tell Us About the Politics Behind the Scenes

14:45 – 14:55

Coffee break

14:55 – 16:05


Man Shuai: Comparative Analysis of Self-organizing Process

Between China and the United States – Take 5 Self-organizations

for Example

Chuan Yan: Physician’s Behavioral Research from an Economic View:

Review, Case and Experiment


Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00


Fang Nan: Impact of Vocational Education on Social Competence

of New Generation Migrant Workers – Evidence-based Research

in Five Provinces of China

Xuehui Yang: Labor NGOs: Labor Movement Agencies in China?

Samantha Vortherms: Becoming Local: The Determinants of

Local-urban Status in Beijing


Saturday, May 30th, 2015

8:30 Arrive at the Center

8:40 – 10:25 SESSION SIX

Jay Schutte: Made in Other Words: Translating the Anglochronotopia

In Sino-African Beijing

Hanzhi Yu: Attributes of Human Genetic Information – Knowledge

Attributes and Social Construction

10:25 – 10:40  Coffee break

10:40 – 11:50  SESSION SEVEN

Rui Zhao: Who Decides Women’s Body in Contemporary China?

– Medicine, Moral or Gender?

Junchen Feng: Experimental Evaluation of Adaptive Exercise Strategy

in Primary School English Learning

Jerome Doyon: « L’Ecole du Vice »: Professionalization

of Student Cadres in Chinese Elite Universities

12:00  Closing lunch (Mashi Jiubao: Second Floor at Cultural Plaza)