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.

Harry Moore

Harry Moore

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Harry Moore (officially known as Thomas) is from London, United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Pembroke College, University of Oxford, where he majored in Chinese and minored in Japanese. He has a panoramic interest in China, both modern and classical.  Harry has previously worked as an intern in both the Beijing and London offices of Vermilion Partners, an investment advisory firm focusing on regulated sectors of the Chinese market. He was also recently director of marketing for the Oxford China Forum 2016, which brought together an audience of around 250 students together with leading experts to discuss issues relating to modern China. Harry has a great passion for early Chinese literature, and has recently submitted his final dissertation on the Zhuangzi. His dissertation provided a close textual analysis of the ‘Zhibeiyou’ chapter of the Zhuangzi, the last of the Outer Chapters. He earnestly pursued this area of research during his time at Oxford, and also spent the summer of 2015 studying literature at Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Centre. While there, he also founded and organized a weekly classical Chinese reading group. It is this passion for Chinese literature and culture that has led Harry to choose the Yenching Academy’s Literature and Culture concentration. Having previously spent his undergraduate year abroad at Peking University, he looks forward to enriching his understanding of this field in Peking University’s academic environment, an environment for which he has gained great respect. He hopes to focus in particular on early Chinese literature.

Ravi Prasad

Ravi Prasad

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Ravi Prasad is British with Indian heritage. He studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and graduated in 2015. During his time at Cambridge, Ravi organized conferences on the subjects of International Relations and Economic Development; the latter facilitating the first meeting between H.E Liu Xiaoming and H.E Ranjan Mathai (Chinese and Indian Ambassadors to the UK). In 2012, Ravi was announced as one of three Top Young Economists by the Royal Economic Society and in 2015 he led the UK team to second place in KPMG's International Consulting Championships in Dubai. Ravi was an exchange student at Princeton University in 2014, and has previously interned at the UN and written for The Times. He worked for Goldman Sachs in London in their Thematic Research Division where he focused on Chinese economic growth and more recently on the rise of the Tech Sector. At Yenching Academy, Ravi is pursuing the Economics & Management concentration. His interests lie in the interaction of Chinese and Indian economic growth on global asset markets, as well as Anglo-Chinese trade relations. Ravi is looking forward to exploring these issues in more depth at YCA.