2016 Yenching Scholars
Pavel Sergeevich Degtiarev

Pavel Sergeevich Degtiarev

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Pavel Degtiarev completed his undergraduate degree at University College London (UCL), where he studied Russian history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He holds dual UK/Russian citizenship and worked at the Moscow office of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in the summer of 2015. At the Yenching Academy, he is pursuing the economics and management concentration of the Master's in China Studies program. He is interested in finance and clean energy investment in the context of China’s economic development over the next five years. Pavel completed a summer analyst program at J.P. Morgan in London before arriving in Beijing.

Coline Deltreil

Coline Deltreil

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Coline Deltreil Lacoste was born in France. From September 2013 to June 2015, she studied at Lycée Janson de Sailly in Paris 16, specializing in economics. She graduated with first class honours and proceeded to study European Economics and Policy at the University of Bordeaux Montesquieu. While economics is Coline’s cup of tea, art is her passion. As a sculptor’s daughter, she has always lived in an artistically-enlightened environment. Since childhood, she has developed a keen interest in the arts and a resilient creative streak. She has never considered visiting museums or attending previews, theatre plays and concerts as a drudgery, but rather as a hobby. Her ideal career is to hold a managerial position in an international art rental network, thus understanding and appreciating the stakes of the cultural sector. Coline has developed a keen interest in China since her godfather, who is a French photographer specializing in China and Myanmar, taught her about the Middle Kingdom. She is able to speak a little Chinese, having been taught by a Peking University alumnus who strengthened her love for China and admiration for his alma mater. Joining the Yenching Academy of Peking University in September 2016 was thus an honor and an opportunity to renew her passion for China.

Yuliana Dementyeva

Yuliana Dementyeva

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Yuliana comes from Russia and has experience living in London and Hong Kong. She has a Bachelor degree with Distinction in International Relations from Moscow State University. Prior to joining the Yenching Academy, she studied for a MSc in China in a Comparative Perspective at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Throughout her studies, Yuliana has been actively involved in academic debate on Chinese foreign policy and economics, particularly energy relations with Russia on which she published several articles. Her current research interests lie in the area of development studies and include China’s quest for domestic innovations and sustainable economic growth. Yuliana’s concentration at the Yenching Academy is Economics and Management and she hopes to conduct extensive field research on development strategies of Chinese major companies such as Huawei, exploring their success and failures in producing functioning innovations. Yuliana is proficient in English and Mandarin, has a passion for astronomy and enjoys visits to observatories during her free time.

Deng Chengcheng

Deng Chengcheng

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Deng Chengcheng studied Social Work at Sun Yat-Sen University. As an undergraduate, she was awarded many scholarships, including the National Scholarship and the Outstanding Student Scholarship. While at SYSU, she was also actively involved in university life as the Deputy Secretary of the Communist Youth League, and hosted several large-scale events and competitions, such as the Social Survey Competition and a cultural exploration activity in Guangdong Province. Deng’s academic interests include social stratification, social inequity and social mobility.

Joost van Deutekom

Joost van Deutekom

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Joost van Deutekom is completed an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford, focusing on Chinese politics and foreign policy. Previously Joost graduated from Radboud University with a degree in Political Science, studied for a year at the Università degli Studi di Siena as an Erasmus student and interned at the Political Department of the Dutch Embassy in London. At the Yenching Academy he is focusing on the domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy and he hopes to further improve his Mandarin.

Ding Lingxiao

Ding Lingxiao

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Ding Lingxiao graduated from Peking University with a double major in International Political Economy and Economics. His research interests focused on China’s economic transition and the government’s role in it. At the Yenching Academy he is strengthening his multi-disciplinary background in economics and politics by furthering his research on China and gaining solid insight into the prospects for the country’s economic transition.

Max-Sebastian Dovi

Max-Sebastian Dovi

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Max-Sebastian Dovì graduated from Bocconi University with a degree in Economics, and simultaneously completed a second undergraduate degree in International Relations and Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, as well as a graduate diploma in Mathematics from the University of London (LSE). Max-Sebastian is a dual German-Italian citizen, growing up in both Genoa and Berlin before moving to Scotland for his studies. Building on his nine-month stay in Beijing and Shanghai as an exchange student, at the Yenching Academy he is interested in pursuing research related to the (International) Political Economy of China. More generally, he is interested in studying the likely development of trade relationships between Europe and China in a time where the two economies are becoming increasingly structurally similar and hence are (ostensibly) entering into greater competition with each other. Concretely, he is presently interested in researching the effects of China’s restructuring its economy along ‘green’ lines and the implications this will have for Sino-European environmental cooperation. He also wishes to take advantage of his stay at the Yenching Academy to improve his Chinese and become familiar with novel paradigmatic approaches to the philosophical issues he studied at St Andrews.

Bruno Kern Duarte

Bruno Kern Duarte

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Bruno Kern Duarte studied International Relations at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, graduating with a thesis on the Chinese Political System. Bruno worked at the Center for International Studies on Government, in the area of International Security, where he researched Chinese foreign and security policies. During his undergraduate career, he received a scholarship to study Mandarin for a calendar year at the Communication University of China. He then spent time living in Beijing while finishing research for his Master’s in International Strategic Studies at UFRGS. His thesis was about the political challenges of the Chinese economic transition. At the Yenching Academy, Bruno will focus his studies on the political aspects of Chinese economic development.

Gökhan Er

Gökhan Er

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Gökhan Er studied Economics at Boğazici University, Istanbul, with a minor in International Relations and Political Science. At Boğaziçi, he actively participated in the school newspaper as editor-in-chief, and interned at NGOs such as Transparency International. He later became a Confucius Institute Scholar in Shanghai University’s non-degree Chinese language program. His interest in Chinese culture is not only limited to linguistics. He also focuses on the media landscape in China and the political economy of Asia-Pacific countries too. Gökhan is pursuing his interest in international relations and politics through his studies at the Yenching Academy.