Yifan Zheng | CCS Fellow

February 23, 2023

CCS has provided support for my research travel, thesis writing, and language study throughout my graduate years at Berkeley. Last summer, I was able to attend my first academic conference in Europe and presented a paper on the early standardization of Chinese characters under the generous support of The Liu Graduate Research Fellowship provided by CCS. It was really an exciting experience to communicate with scholars and specialists on manuscript culture studies from Germany, England, and Taiwan. Their cross-disciplinary perspective and holistic methodology not only sharpened my argument in this paper, but also inspired me to take a new direction in my dissertation writing. I am grateful to CCS for its continuing financial support and its role in nurturing the students’ research interests and enhancing academic communication between faculties, graduate students, and visiting scholars from different disciplines. In all the progress I have made in my research, CCS has contributed a significant part to it. 

-Yifan Zheng
Department of History
CCS Fellow