Professor Receives Grant for Research in China

Jenna Burnett, News Editor

As the recipients of a prestigious research grant, Baldwin Wallace University associate professor of economics, Xudong Chen, Ph.D., and four BW students will be heading to the People’s Republic of China this summer to begin conducting research.
Chen and these students were recently awarded the 2013 ASIANetwork Freeman Student- Faculty Fellows grant, an award only 13 schools across the entire country receive.
According to their website, the ASIANetwork is “a consortium of over 170 North American colleges” and “strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world.”
Senior Sundous Eddeb, junior Erin Amschlinger, junior Daniela Muhaj, and sophomore Paul Krause will accompany Chen on the research trip.
On the trip, they will study a variety of issues ranging from urban demolition and relocation management policies, to internet censorship, to the effects of rapid economic development on Chinese society and environment.
The small group will leave for China shortly after the end of this semester on May 16 and return on June 6. While in China, they will visit Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shanghai and Beijing.
BW received this award once before in 2004.
A BW political science professor, Haesook Chae, was able to take his students to South Korea through an ASIANetwork grant.