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It's alive! CCCI Student Symposium brings student research to life

Paulina Glass presented her research, "Confucianism in the Politics of the People's Republic of China"

On April 28, the third annual day-long CCCI and Cornell Institute for Chinese Economic Research (CICER) Student Symposium was held with a focus on “China in Transition.“ Five graduate and two undergraduate students presented research that ranged from: Paulina Glass (BA, Asian Studies and Government) on Confucianism and politics in the PRC to Avralt-Od Purevjav (Ph.D., Economics) on travel modes and congestion pricing in Beijing. We co-sponsored and lead the coordination of this event along with the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CISER), the Center for the Study of Economy and Society (CSES), and China and Asia-Pacific Studies.

CCCI’s co-sponsorship helped bring keynote speaker, Professor Yang Cao (Associate Professor, Zehjian University) whose speech examined “Economic Development, Market Transition and Work Values in Urban China.” Both panels were followed by an engaging Q&A session moderated by EAP Director Robin McNeal with guest faculty members and fellow students. During the symposium, EAP Initiatives Program Coordinator, Amala Lane, interviewed students for an upcoming short video about the benefits of participating in the Student symposium. Students noted that the experience provided them with invaluable feedback on their research projects as well as developed their professionalism, and confidence as scholarly presenters.