china fieldwork companion needed

From "Matt Hale" <>
Date Sun, 16 Apr 2006 01:18:57 +0000

Dear Zhonguo list members,

Please forward this to any students or colleagues who might be interested.

Wang Juan, Chinese polisci ph.d. candidate at Johns Hopkins, is looking for 
someone to accompany her during research on poverty reduction programs in 6 
counties along the Yellow and Yangzi Rivers from this July until next May. 
See details below. Contact her at .


forwarded message:

My selected 6 county-level cases are along Yellow River and
Yangzi River. In terms of provincial/administrative division, they
include Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi, Anhui, Hubei and Chongqing.  My
current focus is to investigate the influence of local elite on the
performance of poverty reduction programs...

I was talking to a colleague the other day and she reminded me that it
would be mutual-beneficial and easier to do research if I can
travel/investigate with somebody else, and hopefully a westerner.  The
combination of a westerner and chinese is, I think, better than either
alone.  Chinese people are more interested in westerners and willing to
talk to them, while Chinese researcher can get acquainted with local
condition easier with cultural and possible language advantages.  So, I
am wondering if you can ask around or send a note to your friends/forum
to see if there is anybody who is interested, doing similar research,
at similar period of time, around similar regions.  My specific
schedule for each region/province/county is flexible.

>>Juan Wang
>>Ph.D Candidate
>>Department of Political Science
>>Johns Hopkins University
>>3400 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21218
>>Tel: 001-4109807876 (US)
>>        86-13051776074 (China)