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June 2013-January 2014  
Pan Rongfang (潘荣芳)
PhD Candidate, School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University
rongfang.pan@anu.edu.au
 
 
 
June 2013-September 2013  
Omar Serrano
PhD in International Relations/Political Science, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
omar.serrano@unilu.ch
 
 
 
2012-2013 Academic Year  
Ren Baoxian (任保显)
PhD candidate, School of International Trade and Economics, Central University of Finance and Economics
renb@indiana.edu
Research Interests: China's trade policy in Latin America
 
Fall 2011  
Yuan Jia
PhD candidate, University of International Business and Economics
yjyuanjia@sina.com
The trend of the US services outward FDI and its impact on China's economic development
 
July-August 2011  
Wang Yong
Professor, Peking University School of International Studies
wang368@indiana.edu
International political economy, US-China relations
 
April 2011  
Tu Xinquan
Assistant to the Dean, University of International Business & Economics
China Center for WTO Studies
tux@indiana.edu
Participant in the Initiative on China and Global Governance, project on comparing negotiations over China’s
WTO entry and adoption of the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement
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2010-2011 Academic Year  
xu Xu Yueqian
Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, Zhejiang Gongshang University
Institute for Civil Society Development, Zhejiang University, http://www.icsd.org.cn/index.php
Park 2, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis 240; (812) 856-4962
Email: xuyue@indiana.edu                                xuyueqian@163.com
Xu Yueqian received her Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in 2009. Her research interests include local governance in China, supply of public services, state-building in china’s transitional era, and civil society in China. During Sep.2010-Feb.2011, Xu will be engaged in the research projects related to equal access to public services in China, globalization and the state-building in China.
Curriculum Vitae
 
2009-2010 Academic Year  
Deng Guosheng (邓国胜)
Associate Professor and Director, NGO Research Center
School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University
dgs@tsinghua.edu.cn
NGO Research Center (清华大学NGO研究所): http://www.ngorc.org.cn/
Professor Deng, who received his Ph.D. from Renmin University in 1999, directed the leading organization dedicated to the study of NGOs and civil society in China. During the 2007-08 academic year, Professor Deng was engaged in several research projects related to government-business relations, non-governmental organizations, and philanthropy. Visit his center's website.
If you are interested in being an RCCPB visiting scholar, please contact us at rccpb@indiana.edu.
   
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2009-2010 Academic Year  
Lu Zhang
Ph.D. in Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Department of Sociology
Email: lzhang30@jhu.edu

Lu Zhang's research interests include China and East Asian studies, political economy in transnational societies, labor and social movements, international development and globalization, work and organizations, and law and society.  Her dissertation, entitled “Globalization, Market Reform, and Dynamics of Changing State-Labor Relations in Post-Reform China: A Case Study of the Chinese Automobile Industry,” examines the changing labor relations in the Chinese automobile industry, and the reconstruction of the state-labor-business relationship in post-Reform China, through evolving forms of “boundary-drawing” (e.g., global capital relocation, state labor policy and legislation, labor force dualism) at the shopfloor, local, national and global levels. The research was based on extensive fieldwork at seven major automobile factories in six cities in China between 2004-2007, with financial support from Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and National Science Foundation (NSF).

During her fellowship at the RCCPB, Lu investigated the impact of the 2008 Labor Contract Law on China’s labor relations and labor unrest, with a special focus on agency employment (labor dispatch). Lu is also interested in exploring the patterns, strategies, processes, and effects of capital relocation within China and out of China to the new low-cost sites (such as Vietnam). Through carefully selected comparative cases, the study examined the roles of the central and local governments, labor legislations, local labor markets conditions in affecting capital relocation decisions and industrial and social upgrading at the new production sites.

   
2007-08 Academic Year  
Junmin Wang
Ph.D. in Sociology, New York University, 2007
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis Department of Sociology
junmin.wang@memphis.edu Curriculum Vitae  

My dissertation, entitled "Central State Monopoly, Local State Competition, and Global Market Engagement: Market-Building as State-Building in China's Tobacco Industry," examines China's economic transition and current state-market relationships with regard to the reforms of state-owned industries over the last 28 years. This study explains two puzzles: first, why China's tobacco industry – a sector that is supposedly controlled by a central planning system – has been "monopolized" by local governments during China's Reform era; and second, why this particular state-owned industry has boomed in some regions based not on privatization but on the strategies of horizontal combination and vertical integration erected by the local firms. The central thesis is that the state bureaucracies governing China's tobacco industry have strengthened themselves by involving themselves in the market-building projects. My research article from this project has appeared in the European Journal of Sociology. During my fellowship at the RCCPB, I will continue my research regarding the interaction between China's political system and business organizations with China's increasing engagement into the global market.

 
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