University of Washington

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

 

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 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

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

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

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

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 Status  
Interests Southeast Asian Nuclear-Free Zone, cybersecurity issues, The People's Liberation Army

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 Status  
Interests Sino-US Relations. Overcoming political and cultural barriers when conducting business in modern China

WEIQUN CAO
caoweiqun@hotmail.com

Hometown Fuzhou, China 
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science and International Relations from Xiamen University
Current Status Working at Zenith Capital, a financial and investment management company in Seattle
Interests Sino-American Relations, and U.S. strategy in East Asia

 

MATT PORTWOOD
portwood@uw.edu
Hometown Valdosta, GA 
Previous Degrees BA in History from Valdosta State University
Current Program  
Interests

Republican Era history, Sino-American Relations

STEFANIE DOOLITTLE
stefld88@gmail.com
Hometown Olympia WA
Previous Degrees B.A. in Political Science from the University of Portland
Current Status Translator in Taiwan
Interests Rural to Urban Migration, Female Migrants, and Labor Issues

 

SILVIA DE CASSAN
silviadecassan@gmail.com


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

 

JESSICA COLWELL
jcolwell1@gmail.com
Hometown Seattle, WA
Previous Degrees BA in History and Sociology from the University of Washington
Current Status Blakemore Freeman Fellowship
Interests Media, Information, and the Internet in China

DANIEL MILLER
taninecz@gmail.com
Hometown Blacksburg, VA
Previous Degrees BA in Political Science and International Studies from Guilford College
Current Status Bonderman Fellow
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 Status  
Interests Chinese social movements, human rights, and civil society

MATTHEW SATTERTHWAITE 
msattert@uw.edu
Hometown Grant Pass, OR 
Previous Degrees BA in International Studies and Chinese from Willamette University
Current Status  
Interests US/China Military Relations, The People's Liberation Army, East Asian territorial disputes

 

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

YOONJU KIM
gumbikim@msn.com
Hometown South Korea 
Previous Degrees BA in English Interpretation & Translation and International Business/Trade from Kyunghee University
Current Status  
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 Status  
Interests Corporate and Chinese law

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 Project Officer for East Asia collaborations at IHME
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 Editor at The News Lens.
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