Graduate Students in China-Related Programs


  

 

DARREN BYLER
dtbyler@
gmail.com

Hometown Ohio 
Previous Degrees MA in East Asian Studies from Columbia University
Current Program PhD Student in Anthropology
Interests Anthropology of place, expressive culture in northwest China

 

 

 

WEIQUN CAO
caoweiqun@

hotmail.com


Hometown Fuzhou, China 
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science and International Relations from Xiamen University
Current Program MA candidate in China Studies
Interests Sino-American Relations, and U.S. strategy in East Asia

 

 

 

PEYTON CANARY
peytoc@uw.edu

Hometown Roanoke, Virginia 
Previous Degrees BA in History and East Asian Studies from University of Virginia; MA in China Studies from University of Washington
Current Program PhD Student in History
Interests Song dynasty, especially state policies regarding banditry and other forms of unrest

 

 

JESSICA COLWELL
jcolwell1@gmail.com

Hometown Seattle, WA
Previous Degrees BA in History and Sociology from the University of Washington
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests Media, Information, and the Internet in China

 

 

 

SILVIA DE CASSAN
silviadecassan

@gmail.com


Hometown Belluno, Italy
Previous Degrees BA in Chinese Language and Culture from Ca' Foscari University
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests Chinese Diplomacy, International Development, Human Rights and Environmental Issues in China

 

 

 

STEPHANIE DOOLITTLE
stefld88@gmail.com

Hometown Olympia WA
Previous Degrees B.A. in Political Science from the University of Portland
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests Rural to Urban Migration, Women's Rights, Labor Rights, Environmental Issues

 

 

 

JESSICA DIPIETRO
pietro.jessicaj

@gmail.com


Hometown Deep River, CT
Previous Degrees BA in History and Political Science from Salisbury University
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests US-China Relations, Historical and Religious Sociology, Environmental Resources and Sustainability in China

 

 

 

IAN FRASER
iwfraser@uw.edu

Hometown Anchorage, AL 
Previous Degrees BA in Chinese from Brigham Young University
Current Program MA candidate in Chinese
Interests Historical phonology, Classical Chinese translation, Chinese law

 

 

ANNE GREENLEAF
arg975@uw.edu

Hometown Iowa City, IA 
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University; MA in Political Science from University of Washington
Current Program PhD candidate in Political Science
Interests Chinese administrative law, the petition system, the international diffusion of law and legal norms, epistemic communities, comparative labor rights, supply chain issues, corporate social responsibility

 

 

AL HALFMANN
lorenhalfmann

@gmail.com


Hometown Burlington, KS
Previous Degrees BA from in History with a Minor in Chinese Language and Culture from Emporia State University
Current Program MA candidate in China Studies
Interests Southeast Asian Nuclear-Free Zone, cybersecurity issues, The People's Liberation Army

 

 

BINGYAN JIANG
mariajby
@uw.edu

Hometown Guangdong, China 
Previous Degrees LLB in WTO Law from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Current Program PhD candidate in Asian & Comparative Law Program
Interests Food safety in China and US

 

 

YOONJU KIM
gumbikim@
msn.com

Hometown South Korea 
Previous Degrees BA in English Interpretation & Translation and International Business/Trade from Kyunghee University
Current Program MA candidate in China Studies
Interests Ethnicity and Nationalism, Social Welfare Policies for Marginalized People, Migration, Transnationalism, and Globalization

 

 

CHRIS LANTERMAN
cklanter@uw.edu

Hometown Redmond, WA 
Previous Degrees BSBA in Finance and Accounting from WUSTL
Current Program J.D./LL.M in Asian Law at the UW School of Law
Interests Corporate and Chinese law

 

 

DANIEL MILLER
taninecz@
gmail.com

Hometown Blacksburg, VA
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science and International Studies from Guilford College
Current Program MA Candidate in International Studies
Interests Chinese International Relations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese Security Issues

 

 

JESSICA MONTGOMERY
jlmont@uw.edu

Hometown San Francisco, CA 
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science and Chinese from Oregon State University
Current Program J.D./LL.M in Asian Law at the UW School of Law
Interests Chinese social movements, human rights, and civil society

 

 

MATT PORTWOOD
portwood@uw.edu

Hometown Valdosta, GA 
Previous Degrees BA in History from Valdosta State University
Current Program MA candidate in China Studies
Interests

Republican Era history, Sino-American Relations

 

 

MATTHEW SATTERTHWAITE 
msattert@
uw.edu

Hometown Grant Pass, OR 
Previous Degrees BA in International Studies and Chinese from Willamette University
Current Program MA Candidate  in China Studies
Interests US/China Military Relations, The People's Liberation Army, East Asian territorial disputes

 

 

LILY SCHATZ
lschatz@uw.edu

Hometown Connecticut 
Previous Degrees BA from Oberlin; MAIS in China Studies from University of Washington
Current Program PhD Student in History
Interests History of Chinese historiography, 19th and 20th century cultural and intellectual history

 

 

DAN WANG
dangwang
@uw.edu

Hometown Taiyuan, Shanxi, China 
Previous Degrees Bachelor of Engineering, International Economics and Trade from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics 
Current Program PhD candidate in Economics
Interests Labor economics, macroeconomics, land rights and migration in rural China

 

 

ANDREW WECKERLY
andrew.weckerly
@gmail.com

Hometown DeKalb, Illinois
Previous Degrees Bachelors of the Arts in Political Science, East Asian Studies and Chinese from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests Sino-US Relations. Overcoming political and cultural barriers when conducting business in modern China

 

 

XIAOWEI WU
xiaoweiwuecnu@
gmail.com

Hometown Shanghai, China 
Previous Degrees MA in Pedagogy from East China Normal University
Current Program PhD candidate in History of Education, ECNU; visting student at UW
Interests Historical sociology, Sino-foreign education relations

 

 

PEIMING YU
michelleypm

@126.com


Hometown Shanghai, China
Previous Degrees BA in Translation and Interpretation from Shanghai International Studies University
Current Program MA Candidate in China Studies
Interests Gender, Human rights for Marginalized People, Linguistics, Urbanization

 

 

 

Recent Alumni


 

ALICIA AKINS
ajakins@uw.edu

Hometown Newport News, VA 
Previous Degrees BM in Music Education from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey
Current Status Working at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Luang Prabang, Laos
Interests Pre-modern Chinese visual and performing arts, Chinese cross-cultural encounters, local cultural initiatives, international cultural policy, museums

 

 

JIM BLEDSOE

Hometown Tacoma, WA 
Degrees BA in International Relations and Mandarin Chinese from Washington State University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Working for the federal government in Little Rock, Arkansas
Interests The intersection of state policy and commerce in China, SOEs

 

 

JONATHAN BROWN
jonatb@uw.edu

Hometown Seattle, WA 
Degrees BA in Economics and International Studies from University of Washington. MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Attending the IIUP Beijing Language Program for 2012-2013
Interests Taiwan-Mainland relations, Chinese politics

 

 

JOSIAH S. BYERS
jsbyers@uw.edu

Hometown Charlotte, NC 
Degrees BA in Political Science and International Studies from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Interning at the National Bureau of Asian Research
Interests

Cultural Revolution/Great Leap Forward political history, Chinese domestic dissidents and political reform 

 

 

GRACE CHUNG gechung@uw.edu


 


Hometown Chantilly, VA 
Previous Degrees BA in English and Spanish from University of Virginia, MA in China Studies, MLIS in Library and Information Sciences
Current Status Preparing to enter the Foreign Service in September
Interests US-China relations, cross-strait relations, information in China

 

 

MEREDITH GODWIN
magodwin@uw.edu

Hometown Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Previous Degrees BA in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Looking for employment in the Seattle area
Interests Representations and concepts of masculinity and gender in post-modern China

 

 

MATTHEW HO
mwho@uw.edu

Hometown Eden Prairie, MN 
Previous Degrees BA in History from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Current Status Looking for employment in the DC area
Interests Ethnic minorities, tourism, and travel in China

 

 

YE JIANG
jiangye@uw.edu

Hometown Shanghai, China 
Previous Degrees BA from Shanghai Normal University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Taking a position in Germany for the 2012-2013 year
Interests Demolition in urban China, political transition issues in contemporary China

 

 

DAN JONES
djones23@
uw.edu

Hometown Seattle, WA 
Previous Degrees BA in Anthropology from University at Buffalo, NY, MA in International Studies; MPA from the University of Washington
Current Status Looking for Employment in the Greater Seattle Area
Interests Rural China, international development, Chinese minorities, government policy

 

 

SUNGHEE KIM
shkim11@uw.edu

Hometown Seoul, South Korea 
Previous Degrees BA in Economics from Seoul National University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Foreign Service Officer for the South Korean Foreign Ministry
Interests A US-China relations, China’s foreign policy, China’s political reform, U.S. strategy in East Asia

 

 

SHAOCHENG MA
shaocheng@
pku.edu.cn

Hometown Xinjiang, China 
Previous Degrees BA in Law from Beijing University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Awaiting posting at the Chinese Foreign Office
Interests Modern Chinese domestic politics and history

 

 

JENNIFER TIPPINS

jtippins@gmail.com


Hometown New York City, New York 
Previous Degrees BA from New York University, MA n China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Enrolled in the Masters of Urban Planning program at UW
Interests Rural-urban integration, historic preservation, rural village tourism and translocal communities

  

 

LIN LE
linle@uw.edu

Hometown Shanghai, China 
Previous Degrees BA in Broadcast Journalism from Shanghai International Studies University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Job hunting in the Washington D.C. area
Interests Chinese Political Economy, Tibet, and Chinese Foreign Relations

 

 

WEIYU WANG
weiyu@uw.edu

Hometown Shanghai, China 
Previous Degrees BA from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Chinese Instructor at Seattle area schools
Interests Rural development in China and
Chinese investment in the US

 

 

HSIANG-YUAN WU

yuan317@uw.edu


Hometown Taipei, Taiwan 
Previous Degrees MA in History from Taiwan Cheng-Chi University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Looking for employment in the Greater Seattle Area
Interests Chinese in northern Thailand, International Development, Civil Society and Social Movements of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

 

 

MEIQING ZHANG
mqzhang@
uw.edu

Hometown Harbin, China 
Previous Degrees BA in English from Harbin Engineering University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Interning in Beijing for the 2012-2013 year
Interests Media participation, political participation, and democratization

 

 

JING ZHAO
sailorjing88@
yahoo.com.cn

Hometown Beijing, China 
Previous Degrees BA in Journalism & Mass Comm. from Beijing Normal University, MA in China Studies from the University of Washington
Current Status Looking for employment in Beijing, China
Interests Art history in late imperial China

 

China Studies Program
East Asia Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
chinast@u.washington.edu

Madeleine Yue Dong, Chair
yuedong@u.washington.edu

Asia Studies Program Coordinator
chinast@u.washington.edu

China Studies Program Coordinator
Curtis Reed
chinast@u.washington.edu
cgreed@uw.edu