2009 Awards

Research: “Chinese Attitudes toward Inequality and Distributive Injustice: Changes at the Societal and Individual Level” 

Martin Whyte (Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Sociology)


Martin Whyte (FAS-Sociology) will use his three-year grant to explore the patterns of change over time in Chinese citizen’s attitudes toward inequality and distributive injustice issues. Working with colleagues from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, UC-Irvine, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Beida, this national survey will build upon the findings of a comparable survey previously conducted in 2004.


Research and Training: “Interdisciplinary Research and Training for Improved Access to and Use of Medicines in China” 

Anita Wagner (Harvard Medical School)


In order to address China’s challenge of providing affordable access to essential medicines for its 1.3 billion citizens, Anita Wagner (HMS) and her colleagues at Harvard School of Public Health, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, the Beijing Public Health Insurance Committee, the Ministry of Health and WHO China will use a one-year grant to conduct research and training on medicines financing in the urban and rural health systems in China and expand the novel Medicines and Insurance Coverage (MedIC) Initiative to China.



Research: “Villages in Development”

Margaret Crawford (Graduate School of Design)


Margaret Crawford (GSD) was awarded a four-year grant to identify and analyze how a range of different Guangzhou villages in the Pearl River Delta might contribute to and be integrated into local urban and economic development in the region. She will conduct a joint seminar and studio sequence, collaborating with landscape and planning students and faculty at the South China University of Technology.


Research: “A Longitudinal Study of Childbearing and Childrearing in Two Chinese Cities” 

Vanessa Fong (Harvard Graduate School of Education)


The two-year grant awarded to Vanessa Fong (HGSE) and Hirokazu Yoshikawa (HGSE) will allow them to link two longitudinal studies of families in Dalian and Nanjing in order to examine the long-term implications of China’s one-child policy for childbearing and childrearing among young adults who were themselves born under that policy. Their study will be conducted in collaboration with Southeast University and Liaoning Normal University.