Donors, Programs, and Partnerships
Long-Ling Hsiao Chu and Chao Chi Chu Fellowship in Chinese Studies
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 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.
Professor You-tien Hsing is a leading scholar of the political economy of development in East Asia, especially China. Her most recent research projects have focused on rapidly evolving property rights in urban China. Her book “The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China,” details complex struggles over land use rights, housing entitlement and property ownership that have embroiled PRC ordinary citizens and state officials at different level of the Chinese government. Professor Hsing’s current research centers on environmental conservation and heritage preservation in Northwestern China, as the country is faced with the challenge of balancing rapid economic development with environmental degradation and cultural change.
Professor Hsing’s earlier research resulted in an edited volume on “Reclaiming Chinese Society” that looks at China’s emerging social activism in the struggles over distribution, recognition, and representation. Her first book “Making Capitalism in China: The Taiwan Connection,” focuses on the role of culture in inter-regional capital flows.
Graduate Student recipients