Graduate Students


EAS-MA candidate presents research to peers at an AP Forum event, September 2017


Graduate students at APSI have a diverse array of disciplinary and regional interests, resulting in a robust and dynamic academic community within and beyond the classroom. Graduates go on to professional careers in such fields as business, education, law, media, and nonprofits or pursue doctoral degrees at a number of renowned universities


Hiba Ahmed
Research Interests: politics and culture, nationalist ideology, modern imperialism, digital (neo)authoritarianism, and environmentalism

Xin Bao
Research Interests: cultural anthropology of China 

Kaiyi Bi
Research Interests: Chinese economy, culture, and religion

Xinqian Cai
Research Interests: Post-Mao Chinese society, relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong 

Yiming Cai
Research Interests: media ecology in 1960s Japan with a focus on intermediality and Cold War visuality

Mengyu Chen 
Research Interests: the negotiation between intellectuals and media in modern China

Yue Gu
Research Interests: sociology, political science; fiction, music and visual art

Yanping Ni
Research Interests: ethnographic research on environmental, medical/health issues in contemporary China

Zhushengyuan Wang
Research Interests: relationship between Chinese high-tech infrastructure and social governance

Hanye Zhang
Research Interests: pre-modern Chinese imperialism and its modern forms

Chuang Zu
Research Interests: geopolitics, international relations in the Asian Pacific region