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Peng Dongniread bio
Peng Dongni graduated from the University of International Business and Economics, majoring in Finance. She was honored as Outstanding Student in University. As sports enthusiast, Dongni trained to be persistent and cooperative in the 100m sprint, and absorbed worldwide culture through ballroom dance. Dongni once worked at the China International Capital Corporation Strategy Development Divison, Citics Securities Market Research Department and Investment Bank of China Merchants Securities. These internships motivated her to focus on the primary market. Dongni studies Economics and Management. She hopes to further research the debt of Chinese local government and enjoys exploring development of China and the World with her fellow Yenching Scholars.
Paulo Piá de Andraderead bio
Paulo Piá de Andrade studied Law at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), in his hometown Curitiba in Brazil. While concentrating on International and Human Rights Law, his broad academic interests have also led him to attend classes on Linguistics, Cultural Anthropology and Political Science. By the same token, he undertook an exchange semester at Universität Leipzig, where he examined Walter Benjamin’s theory of art and first came into contact with China Studies. Ever since held in thrall to the daunting complexity of the Chinese language and the richness of its culture, Paulo’s personal interest in China gained professional dimension as he decided to pursue his long-held aspiration of entering the Brazilian Diplomatic Service. Paulo is confident that the concentration on Politics and International Relations at the Yenching Academy will provide him the means to fulfil his professional aim of one day contributing to the strengthening of relations between Brazil and China.
Vivek Anand Pisharodyread bio
Vivek Pisharody is an American who studied Mathematics and Chinese at Cornell University and is interested in development economics, minorities, and Chinese politics. While studying in Kunming, Yunnan, Vivek researched the Jinuo people of southwest China and developed an interest in government policy on ethnic minorities. As a Yenching Scholar, Vivek studies economic and human development among rural and minority populations.
Guillaume Prévotread bio
Guillaume Prévot, born in the southwest of France, graduated from Princeton University where he pursued a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Chinese Language and Culture. Before his undergraduate studies, he took a gap year in Kunming, Yunnan where he spent nine months volunteering with local NGOs, sparking his interest for learning more about China. During his time at Princeton University, Guillaume also spent a semester studying abroad in Ecuador, did an internship working for a water management institute in Ghana, and volunteered in Greek refugee camps, providing relief aid as well as language classes. At Yenching, he hopes to deepen his understanding of China’s ties to the rest of the world by studying Politics and International Relations.
Nicholas Quah Er Chuanread bio
Nicholas Quah concentrated in History (East Asia) and Comparative Literature (English and Chinese) at Brown University. He is a Singaporean citizen and will join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after graduating, having previously worked for them in ASEAN and the Republic of Korea. He pursues the Literature and Culture concentration at the Yenching Academy, and is interested in making legible the connections between Anglo-European and Asian, especially Chinese, traditions of literary criticism as part of a broader project to understand the conceptual spaces of cultural difference and common humanity. He is also committed to the serious study of Southeast Asia, and believes that an attentive appreciation of the nuanced conditions in East and Southeast Asia is essential to the continued prosperity of the region. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading, creative writing, competitive debating, and badminton.
Fiona Quimbreread bio
Born and raised in Brittany, France, Fiona Quimbre has also lived in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Brazil, and Portugal. She graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux and Cardiff University with a Joint Degree in Political Sciences, and completed a Master’s in International Relations at Sciences Po Bordeaux. During her studies, Fiona dedicated her dissertation to China’s huaqiao huaren policy and researched China’s African policy. Her interest for foreign affairs led her to work on international events such as the Tour de France and the Olympic Games, but also to intern at the French Foreign Office, the Welsh Government, and in an ambassadorial defence department. There, she developed her passion for security issues focusing on military cooperation in Africa. At the Yenching Academy, Fiona pursues Politics and International Relations as her research area, allowing her to further investigate China’s security strategy in Africa and the scope for cooperation.
Antonio Roberto Quiroz Sotoread bio
Antonio Roberto Quiroz Soto is from Mexico and has been based in Beijing for 6 years. He is a graduate of the Peking University School of International Studies in International Politics. As an undergrad at Peking University, Antonio was actively involved in a variety of activities, serving as President of the Latin American Student Association (PKU-LASA) and Under-Secretary General of China’s largest MUN, Peking University’s Asian International Model United Nations (AIMUN), as well as many other activities and volunteer programs that allowed him to get closer to Chinese society. He interned as Program Assistant in Philanthropy in Motion, an organization based in Beijing, which allowed him to get involved in China’s rising social sector. Since then, he has become very interested in getting to know more in-depth the ecosystem of social organizations and enterprises in China working for different causes. As a Yenching scholar, Antonio researches both the role of foreign NGOs in China and Chinese NGOs’ prospects abroad.
Alicia Rodríguez Alabarceread bio
Alicia Rodríguez Alabarce is a Spanish student who graduated from the University of Granada with a degree in Translation and Interpretation. At the early age of 19, she received the opportunity to pursue a course on Translation for Publishers and Linguistic Correction by the International University Menéndez Pelayo. This opportunity introduced her into the professional environment of translation and interpretation, which she has the pleasure of sharing with experienced translators and linguists. She received an Erasmus+ grant to study at Newcastle University, which helped her broaden her knowledge on cultural studies and translation concerning her four working languages, namely Spanish, English, Chinese and French. The fact that she is a highly demanding and dilligent person is proven due to her commitment to combine both studying and working as a Chinese and English teacher at the Spanish company C.L. Granada. However, her real passion is Chinese culture and literature. This is what drove her to translate some of the popular tales of Liao Zhai by Pu Songling into Spanish as her dissertation. Since she stumbled upon the Classics of the Chinese literature, she has been determined to devote her future research to the development of the Chinese literature. By focusing on Literature and Culture throughout her academic experience at Yenching Academy, she aims to spread the distinctive Chinese literature among the Spanish speaking audience.
Ruan Yuanread bio
Ruan Yuan grew up in a small city in Guangdong Province. She graduated from Fudan University in 2018 with a major in Sociology. She has spent a semester in National University of Singapore in 2016. At Fudan University, she was deeply involved in the discussion of public issues, covering several reports in Ninety-nine-degree magazine. She is interested in gender issues and has initiated an investigation project on trafficked Vietnam women in rural Guangdong. The investigation was made into a documentary, and was later published in thePaper, a Shanghai-based media. She has also conducted a research on the Anti-intellectualism trend in Mao China, analyzing nearly 1000 letters written by Chinese intellectuals in 1957—1976. Her Sociology BA thesis examined the female status through the Chinese cosmetics online community. She enjoys art and has joined the cheerleader team and English drama club during college. As Yenching Scholar, she wishes to deepen her understanding towards Chinese society.
William Sandlundread bio
William was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Singapore, and lives in California. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he majored in History and minored in Chinese. His undergraduate thesis analysed Republican-era advertisements from Shanghai's newspapers and focused on how Chinese companies developed a gendered suicide trope within advertisements to stimulate consumption along nationalistic lines. Previously, he studied abroad at Beijing Normal University and interned at CLSA's China Reality Research unit, where he helped conduct grassroots research on Chinese markets. At the Yenching Academy, he selected the Law and Society concentration as his area of research. Beyond academics, William enjoys Bejing's delicious food, meeting new friends, and experiencing China's diverse culture.