Donors, Programs, and Partnerships


Long-Ling Hsiao Chu and Chao Chi Chu Fellowship in Chinese Studies

Long-Ling Hsiao Chu and Chao Chi Chu The Long-Ling Hsiao Chu and Chao Chi Chu Fellowship in Chinese Studies are made possible through a generous gift from Mr. Chao Chi Chu (George) Chu and Mrs. Long-Ling Hsiao (Linda) Chu, longtime supporters of East Asian studies at UC Berkeley. The fellowship supports advanced graduate students in any field whose work has a concentration in Chinese studies, either contemporary or historical.


The Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies

The Fong family

The Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies was established with a gift from Pamela P. Fong and her family that was matched by the Hewlett Foundation to support the work of an eminent UC Berkeley faculty member whose research interests focus on China and/or US-China relations and whose work is relevant to one of the following areas: judicial system and law; Asian-American studies; economics and business, health care, the environment, and/or education. The Chair rotates among these areas every five years.

Rachel E. Stern

Professor Rachel E. Stern

Rachel E. Stern is a Professor of Law and Political Science in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) program at the University California Berkeley. Her research looks at law in Mainland China and Hong Kong, especially the relationship between legal institution building, political space, and professionalization. Sternís is the author of an award-winning book on environmental litigation in China (Cambridge University Press 2013), as well as numerous articles on legal mobilization and lawyers in contemporary China.

Sternís new research is a collaborative effort to analyze the 60+ million Chinese judicial decisions placed online following a 2014 policy change. This massive expansion in the public record of court activity promises to re-shape our understanding of Chinese law and, beyond China, of authoritarian legality.

Over the past ten years, Sternís research has been supported by a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, the National Science Foundation, the Hellman Fund, and the Harvard University Milton Fund. Stern has also served as a consultant to USAID and the American Bar Association on rule of law programming, as well as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. She currently edits the law and society series at Cambridge University Press.

Before joining the Berkeley faculty in 2012, Stern was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows. She graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College and holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley.

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