Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Associates
ShaoQing Zhou is an Associate Professor in Jurisprudence at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing, China. He is also Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Society of World Ethno-National Studies and a Research Fellow of the Law School Research Center of Renmin University. He once held positions at Law Institute, the CASS, the Beijing Administrative College and Ningxia University.
His current research focuses on minority rights in China, more specifically on “special” legal systems and minority human rights. These issues are a part of an important debate on the national policy challenges of ethnic minority rights that are currently transforming China.
Professor Zhou is a Visiting Scholar at YCAR until May 2013 and will be working with Professor Susan Henders (Political Science) during his time at York.
He is the author of China’s Problems of the Right of Association in a Rule-of-Law Framework (Law Press China 2008) and A Critical Review of Community Development and Civil Society Organizations in China (Danish Institute for Human Rights, RPP 2007). More recently, he was the author of “Ethno-national Minority Rights in the Framework of Multiculturalism” in Journal of Ethno-national Studies (No.12012) and“Studies on Normative Principles of Ethno-national Minority Protection” in the Journal of World Ethno-national Studies ( No.5 2011). He was a contributor to the Report on Chinese Law Developments 2011 (China Renmin University Press, 2012), NGOs in China and Europe: Comparisons and Contrasts (Ashgate 2011) and Report on Chinese Law Developments 2010 (China Renmin University Press, 2011). He is also the author of more than 40 articles.
Professor Zhou has a PhD from China Renmin University, a Masters from Xi’an Jiaotong University and a BA from Ningxia University, all in Jurisprudence.
Xing Lu is currently Associate Professor and Director of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Study Center at Yunnan University based in Kunming, China. He has worked on natural resource management and environment issues in the Mekong Region for many years.
His areas of interest include water governance issues in the Mekong Region, the linkages between policy and natural resources, payment for environmental services and integrated water resource management. His recent research focuses on hydropower, integrated water resource management, cross-border contract farming, land use change and corporate social responsibility. He was a pioneer in the introduction of community forestry and participatory approaches in China in early 1990s.
Dr. Lu will be a Visiting Scholar at YCAR from 16 November 2012 for two months.
Dr. Mie Kyung Jae of Inje University in South Korea joined YCAR in February 2012 as a Visiting Scholar. A professor in Human Counseling and Welfare, Dr. Jae will work with Ann Kim (Sociology) during her year at York University.
Dr. Jae’s research concerns cross-cultural comparison studies of different nations’ boycott behaviour, consumer ethics and ethical consumption. While in Canada, she will be continuing her research on a cross-cultural comparison of the ethical consumer behaviours of Korean and Canadian consumers with respect to their participation in consumer boycotts.
In addition to giving over 100 lectures at various consumer-related social institutes over her career, Dr. Jae also recently completed terms as Director of Institution of Human Environment and Welfare at Inje University and as a Chairman of Korean Consumption Culture Association Association (KCCA) and Pusan Green Consumer Network (NGO). Dr. Jae is currently consulting Hyundai-Kia Motor company regarding customer survey and analysis feedback.
Dr. Jae holds a PhD in Consumer Science from Kyunghee University and a MSc in Consumer Science from Oregon State University and BS in Consumer Science from Seoul National University.
Associate Research Fellow, Center for Overseas Studies on China under the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau of China
Xinying Wang is an Associate Research Fellow of the Center for Overseas Studies on China under the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau of China.
Her research’s interests are overseas perspectives on political development of China, the China Model, reform of social management of China, political and the social transformation of the post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Her edited book, titled Understanding the Miracle: Overseas Academics on China Model, was recently published by the Central Compilation and Translation Press in Beijing. She is co-translator of China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation (David Shambaugh). This book will be published soon in Beijing. She is also an editor of a journal about study on contemporary Russia.
Xinying is also working with Professor B. Michael Frolic on the ‘Ten Years Training Chinese Officials at York University: An Evaluation’ project of the Asian Business and Management Programme. She is a Visiting Associate at YCAR until 30 June 2013.
YCAR is able to accommodate a handful of visiting scholars each academic year. YCAR encourages applications from faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from other institutions. All applications are forwarded to a selection committee drawn from members of the YCAR Executive Committee for review and approval.
If you are interested in applying to become a Visiting Scholar at YCAR, please visit the Applying for Membership webpage for more information.