Emma Zang, a Duke PhD candidate in Public Policy, has received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Emma’s research has focused on the gendered consequences of the 2011 Chinese Divorce Reform.
The award was established by the China Scholarship Council in 2003 and is one of the highest awards given by the Chinese Government to graduate students who study outside of China and do not receive any financial support from the Chinese Government.
This award recognizes the academic achievement of non-government-funded Chinese students studying overseas among 33 countries. The award is granted across all fields of study and comes with a one-time financial reward of $6,000.
It is open to all graduate-level Chinese students studying abroad and is based on academic excellence demonstrated through criteria such as publications and international conference talks. Candidates are narrowed by scholars active in applicants’ areas and finalized by a review panel organized by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) of the Ministry of Education.