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Past grant recipients

Learn about past grant recipients and their fields of research

The China Studies Centre offers a range of grants annually to support the work of our members. Find out about projects enabled by the Centre and the impact of China-related research across the University.

2019 Grant recipients

History

  • Borderlands in Chinese History and Archaeology Seminar Series
  • Early Urbanism in China Workshop

Politics and Law, Science and Technology

  • China and New Data Technologies: Cooperation and Cross-fertilization among Law, Media and Science

Language, Literature, Culture and Education

  • Virtual Experiential Language Learning Environment for Chinese Language Education
  • Reading and Writing the Chinese Dream

Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Murray Print

Symposium 26-28 October on global citizenship issues for Chinese people.

Dr Joyce Nip

Funding for short field trips and research assistance that advance a research project on China’s news propaganda on social media targeted at Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities.

Dr Josh Stenberg

Field research in Taipei and in three kunqu troupes (Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai), with two weeks spent each in mainland China and Taiwan.

Dr Mark Post

Visited by Professor Dr George van Driem, Chair of Historical Linguistics at the University of Berne, at the University of Sydney between 1 and June 30 2019.

Business

Dr Stephen Zhang

Attended and presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston in August 2019

Conservatorium of Music

Dr Catherine Ingram

To attend and present at the 2019 conference of the Chinese Music Europe Foundation in Beijing on 18 - 22 September 2019

Health Sciences

Dr Lynette Mackenzie

Chinese breast cancer survivors: Cognitive and psycho‐social issues and their impact on quality of life.

Dr Tong Li

Funding for publishing an article in the Journal of Oncology

Dr Catherine Madill

Dr Liang Voice Program has a project plan to collaborate with medical professionals in Shenzhen (China) to transfer standardised voice assessment and treatment protocols to this city in three stages

Dr Gillian Nisbet

A visit to the Chang Gung Medical Education Research Centre (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan) and development of sustainable international research collaborations for the pursuit of high‐quality Health professions’ education research

Law

Dr Jeanne Huang

Attended and presented at the 16th Asian Law Institute Conference in National University of Singapore on 11 - 12 June 2019

Medicine and Health

Dr Yingyu Feng

Attended and presented at two international conferences in China in July 2019: 

  • 2019 AsRES Annual International conference (7-10 July in Shenzhen)
  • 16th International conference on computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (8-12 July in Wuhan)

Dr Xingzhong Jin

A trip to visit Professor Changhai Ding form the Southern Medical University, China and his  clinical lab; collaboration with him on the clinical research involving Chinese patients affected by osteoarthritis

Science

Dr Hamid Arandiyan

The team plans to visit Nanjing University in February 2020. Chief Investigator Dr Arandiyan plans to run activity test at Nanjing University in November 2019

Juan Chen, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at the 16th China Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference

Ruttapond Swanpitak, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at the 2019 Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature Biennial Conference

Vivien Nara, Arts and Social Sciences

To undertake a residency at the National Central University in Taiwan from June‐August 2019

Daren Shi Chi Leung, Arts and Social Sciences

To cover the expenses of attending (presenting) the 12th International ACS Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference in Shanghai on 12 - 15 August 2018

Qiuxian Cheng, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at 14th European Sociological Association Conference, 20‐23 August 2019 in Manchester, UK

Shensi Yi, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at the 16th China Studies Association of Australia Biennial Conference in La Trobe University, Melbourne on 1 - 3 July 2019

Ruosi Lan, Arts and Social Sciences

To partially cover the expenses of presenting at the UK‐China Media and Cultural Studies Association 3rd Biennial Conference held in the University of Leicester in January 2019

Edward Sing Yue Chan, Arts and Social Sciences

To fund the thesis production professional proofreading service

Huei-Ling Chen, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at China Studies Association of Australia conference held by University of Queensland 4 - 6 December 2019

Minran Liu, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at Chinese Community of Political Science and International Relations 12th Annual Convention at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 10 - 11 July 2019

Matthew Steggles, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at the 21st International Conference on Chinese Philosophy at the University of Berne in Switzerland on 2 - 5 July 2019

Meng Wang, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present three papers at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education 41 at Porto, Portugal on 16 - 20 July 2019

Ren-Hao Xu, Arts and Social Sciences

To attend and present at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Portland, U.S.A. on 13‐16 November 2019

Liang Wen, Business School

To attend and present at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 9 - 13 August 2019

Lu Liu, Conservatorium of Music

To attend and present at 22nd Chinese Music Europe meeting ‘Contrasts in Chinese Music’ in Beijing on 17 - 22 September 2019

Ling Zhang, Medicine and Health

To attend and present at the European Society of Cardiology ASIA with Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and Asean Federation of Cardiology 2019 in Singapore on 8 - 10 November 2019

2018 Grant recipients

Business and Economics

  •  ‘Governance of China’s Belt and Road Initiative’ project

History

  • Early Urbanism in China Workshop
  • 40th anniversary event of Edward Said’s Orientalism
  • 100th anniversary of Asian Studies at Sydney

Wellbeing

  • The 4th Australia-China Symposium on Immunity to Tuberculosis
  • The chapter 'Science, Technology and Innovation for Meeting Sustainable Development Goals' (Oxford University Press)

Language, Literature, Culture and Education

  • The Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse Conference
  • The 52nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics Virtual Experiential Language Learning Environment for Chinese Language Education

Architecture, Design and Planning

Dr Duanfang Lu

Invited Xiaodong Li, Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University, to give the keynote speech at the “Asian Built Environments” stream of the Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference in July 2018

Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Josh Stenberg

  • Attended a conference: Traditional Chinese Theatre and Its Transmission Abroad
  • Payment for the mapmaking, pictures, text and image formatting

Dr Joyce Nip

Presented a paper at two pre-conferences of the International Communication Association 

Dr Yeow-Tong Chia

Presented a paper 'Confucianism in Education and State Formation in Republican China (1911- 1949)' at the 40th International Standing Conference for the History of Education in Berlin

Dr David Brophy

Visited by Dr Niccolo Pianciola from Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Dr Pianciola delivered a public seminar  'Opium Trade and Migrations in the Russian/Chinese Borderlands from Manchuria to Central Asia, 1870s-1930s' 

Dr Xiaohuan Zhao

Attended a conference: Traditional Chinese Theatre and Its Transmission Abroad

Dr Wei Wang

For co-researcher Associate Professor Lisong Jiang's four-week visit to Sydney in July 2019 on the Kam people research project

Dr Hongzhi Yang

For a visit to collect data in the rural and ethnic minorities schools in Yunnan province, China as a co-researcher on the “Ethnographic study on the construction of teacher professional knowledge at ethnic minority areas in China: From cultural responsive perspective” project run by the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University

Dr Jingdong Yuan

For a project that examines and analyses China’s arms control policy, the role of nuclear arms control/dialogue in USChina relations, and theoretical and policy implications for Sino-US strategic stability/rivalry and regional security

Business

Dr Yi Li

Attended the Advancing Emerging Markets Research Conference

Dr Rachael Hains-Wesson

For a student employability enhancement project focusing on a multidisciplinary study between the University of Sydney Business School and International Business School Suzhou at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Conservatorium of Music

Dr Catherine Ingram

Invited four specialists on Zhuang and Yao music, culture and language in Southwest China and Taiwan to carry out a variety of research activities

Lu Liu

For inviting Professor Qiang Zhang (Head of Plucked Strings, Central Conservatory of Music, China) to visit Sydney

Engineering and Information Technologies

Dr Xiaofeng Wu

Attended a conference: The China-Australia Green Aviation Research and Development Network

Dr Chao Hou

Attended and presented a paper at the 12th International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (2018) at Universitat Politècnica de valència, Valencia, Spain

Dr Loan Le

Attended and presented at the International Society for Stem Cell Research Conference in Melbourne

Dr Fengji Luo

For collaboration with Professor Junhao Wen’s service computing research group at Chongqing University, China to develop a personalised recommendation system

Health Sciences

Dr Peter Kench

For inviting Professor Ma from Tsinghua University to visit Sydney to work on a joint Australian Research Council Linkage grant application and plan future shared undergraduate and research higher degree student supervision

Dr Natalie Munro

For a visit to Hong Kong as part of a research collaboration with Hong Kong University on a project: "Tackling Early Language Delay and Disorders in Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds"

Dr Tong Li

For a five-day workshop involving leading Chinese radiologists to identify reasons for misdiagnosis of breast cancer in Shanghai, China and to explore the potential of the BreastScreen Reader Assessment Strategy to transform cancer detection rates

Dr Leigh Wilson

Additional funding for the joint research with Chinese University of Hong Kong for a project aiming to provide better understanding the corresponding and combined effect of extreme hot weather and urbanisation on the mortality in Sydney and Hong Kong

Law

Dr Alexandra Grey

  • For To undertake revisions and re-writing of doctoral thesis in preparation for publication as a book, with De Gruyter, in 2019
  • Funding to make the upcoming book an open access publication

Dr Bing Ling

Visted by Dr Mimi Zou from Oxford University

Medicine and Health

Dr Lifeng Kang

Gave a talk 'Additive Manufacturing Applications for Drug Delivery and Testing' at the Fourth Additive Manufacturing Forum of China for Young Scientists in Guangzhou, China

Dr Jiaojiao Li

For research collaboration with Professor Xianting Ding from Shanghai Jiao Tong University on a project of developing an innovative implant (scaffold) incorporating growth factors to restore damaged joints

Dr Michael Dibley

Visited by Dr Ke Chen, the Head of the Department of Nutrition, Chengdu Women’s and Children’s Central Hospital

Dr Joanna Harnett

For the cross-sectional Macao CAMUHLD study that measures the prevalence, health literacy sociodemographic characteristics and disclosure of Traditional/Complementary Medicine

Science

Dr Arunima Malik

Conference: Putting the China Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory in practice for multi-disciplinary research, in particular using nested trade models

Dr Hamid Arandiyan

For a joint research project by the universiyt of Sydney, UNSW and Beijing University of Technology, aiming to discover new perovskite catalysts that can be activated at room temperature for indoor air pollution emission control 

Xiao Ma, Architecture

Attended and presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environment - the Politics of Tradition in Coimbra, Portugal

Yingfei Wang, Architecture

Attended and presented at 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environment - the Politics of Tradition in Coimbra, Portugal

Anna Morbiato, Arts and Social Sciences

  • Attended the 5th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research on 13-16 June 2018 at the Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research, the University of Hong Kong
  • funding for publishing a thesis

Chuan Gao, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the Asian Conference on Language Learning which in the Art Center in Kobe, Japan on 27-29 April 2018

Lorraine Leung, Arts and Social Sciences

For a return flight from Sydney to Hong Kong to carry out a study carried out at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with a focus on the interdisciplinary archaeological and scientific analysis of the ceramic artefacts

Melissa Law, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the 12th Anniversary Conference of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Meng Wang, Arts and Social Sciences

  • Presented three papers at the International Standing Confernece for the History of Education in Berlin from 29 August to 1 September 2018
  • For the meals and transport expenses while presenting at the Research Academy on Mission and Modernity-MiMoRa in KU Leuven (Brussels, Belgium) on 13 -21 September 2018

Ruttapond Swanpitak, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) from 29 August to 1 September 2018

Shensi Yi, Arts and Social Sciences

  • Attended the 5th AAS-in-Asia Conference in New Delhi on 5-8 July 2018 as an organizer and presenter of the panel “Networks, Culture, and Localization: Transnational Studies of Communism in China and South East Asia, 1920s-1950s”
  • For a project investigating the historical role that Shanghai communists (including Youth League members) played during the early period of Chinese communism

Sirma Altun,  Arts and Social Sciences

Attended 'Made in China' Summer School in Italy in July 2018

Xiangyi Tao, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the Early Childhood Music Education session of the 33th International Society for Music Education Conference in Sehfa'Amr, Israel on 8 - 13 July 2018

Chuan Gao, Arts and Social Sciences

For a student-led small project which supports a group of the University of Sydey international postgraduate students' development of academic writing skills through practices of peer review on WeChat

Lipei Wang, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presentedat the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference in Sydney, 2 - 6 Decembe 2018

Wei Liu, Business

Attended and presented at the International Association for Chinese Management Research in Wuhan, China on 13 - 17 June 2018

Ling Zhang, Medicine and Health

Attended and presented at the World Heart Federation's World Congress of Cardiology and Cardio Health 2018 to be held 5 to 8 December in Dubai

Mona Elbarbary, Medicine and Health

Attended the 2018 International Federation of Aging conference in Toronto, Canada on 8 -10 August and to gave a presentation on “Exposure to ambient PM2.5 and lung function among older adults in China”

2017 Grant recipients

History

For the seminars and expenses for visiting speakers including Anne McLaren, Antonia Finnane, Paola Zamperini and Gousheng Wu

Language, Literature, Culture and Education

Sponsorship for the 2018 'The Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse' Conference

Wellbeing

For cluster workshops and the visit of distinguished speakers

Architecture, Design and Planning

Non Arkaraprasertkul

Support to udnertake faculty exchange to the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Arts and Social Sciences

Dr Joyce Nip

Attended and presented a paper at the 15th Chinese Internet Research Conference in Texas, USA

Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson

Attended and presented a paper at Chinese Women in World History conference at Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan

Dr Andres Rodriguez

Attended and presented paper at the international conference "Between Empires: The Making and Unmaking of Boarders, 19th to 20th Century" in India

Dr Josh Stenberg

Attended and presented at the 7th International Southern Drama Conference hosted by Wenzhou University's Southern Drama Research Centre in China

Dr Stephen Whiteman

Presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, the peak organisation for the discipline in the USA in late April 2018

Dr Xiaohuan Zhao

For editing the manuscript of book 'Theatre, Fiction and Folk Beliefs in Traditional China' scheduled to be published by Fudan University Press in late 2017

Dr Wei Wang

For an interdisciplinary project aiming to investigate the ethnic identities of the Kam people that have been represented and negotiated in spoken narratives

Dr Jingdong Yuan

Visited by Professor Jianwei Wang from the University of Macau to visit in July-August 2017 and worked together on Chinese diplomacy under Xi Jinping

Dr Minkang Kim

Visited by Professor Meiyao Wu from the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

Dr Christine Ji

A visit to National Taiwan University for digital translation studies

Business School

Dr Vikas Kumar

Attended a conference: Competitive Dynamics and Co-evolution of MNCs and Local Rivals in Emerging Markets

Dr Wei Li

For an ARC Linkage Grant project with Norton Rose Fulbright on the contribution of Chinese direct investment to the Australian domestic economy

Dr Eagle Zhang

For a project investigating China’s recent decision to reform its government accounting practices

Engineering and Information Technologies

Dr Yixiang Gan

Attended a conference: The Second International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials

Dr Ali Abbas

Attended a conference: Australia-China Waste Transformation Cooperation Forum

Dr Josiah Poon

Chinese University of Hong Kong faculty exchange

Dr Fengji Luo

Chinese University of Hong Kong faculty exchange

Health Sciences

Dr Gwynnyth Llewellyn

For a project investigating potential facilitators and barriers to introducing family-centred support in China and the acceptability of this approach to Chinese families

Dr Mi-Joung Lee

Visited by Profrofessor Jie Jia and her team from Fudan University, Shanghai in June 2017

Law

Dr Bing Ling

Visted by Professor Guo Li from the Peking University between 11 and 20 August 2017 and participated in events convened by the Centre for Asia and Pacific Law and the Law and Business program in the Ross Parsons Centre for Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law

Medicine

Dr Chunling Huang

Chinese University of Hong Kong faculty exchange

Dr Fiona Stanaway

For a multidisciplinary project to develop and pilot a measurement instrument for social relationships in older Chinese people with a focus on the impact of migration and technology

Dr Ying Zhang

Partial funding for research activities to build resilience to climate change in rural Indigenous/Ethnic minority communities in Australia and China, with fieldwork to be conducted in Lismore, NSW and Hubei Province, China

Dr Cliffton Chan

A visit to Hong Kong to deliver public seminars at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr Melody Ding

For a visit to Harvard University

Science

Dr Haotian Wu

Attended a conference: Geometric and Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations in Suzhou

Weijie Hu, Architecture, Design and Planning

Attended and presented at Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management 2017 the 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate in Melbourne

Anna Morbiato, Arts and Social Sciences

For publishing three articles by leading publishers in China and worldwide, namely Routledge, John Benjamins, and the Journal of Chinese Language Teaching

Xuanzi Xu, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at  the 15th Chinese Internet Research Conference in Taxas on 5 - 6 June 2017

David Fitzsimmons, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented paper at Australian Political Studies Association Conference in Melbourne

Shensi Yi, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in March 2018

Xiangyi Tao, Arts and Social Sciences

Attended and presented at the 27th European Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference in Bologna, Italy

Sirma Altun, Arts and Social Sciences

For Asian Studies Association of Australia conference registration and one-year student membership

Ruttapond Swanpitak, Arts and Social Sciences

For Asian Studies Association of Australia conference registration and one-year student membership

Kai Zhang, Arts and Social Sciences

For Asian Studies Association of Australia conference registration and one-year student membership

Xiaoling Zhao, Arts and Social Sciences

For Asian Studies Association of Australia conference registration and one-year student membership

Jing Zhao, Medicine

presented at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne on 2 - 7 April 2017

Kai Jin, Nursing

Attended and presented at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Anaheim, CA, USA on 11-15 November 2017