Lowell Dittmer, Professor

Closed (1) Chinese National Identity

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed for this project.

This project involves a content analysis of selected Chinese materials during the reform period to analyze changing views of the nature of political national identity, including Marxism-Leninism-Mao Thought, the Chinese Dream, and Chinese political morality and culture.


Qualifications: Fluent command of written Chinese (mandarin)

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Closed (2) China, the US, and the Taiwan Strait Embroilment

Applications for Fall 2017 are now closed for this project.

The unresolved claims of the PRC to the island nation of Taiwan, and the ambiguous international position into which Taiwan has been forced by Beijing's attempts to apply diplomatic pressure on Taipei to reunify with the mainland, has been a source of tension in Northeast Asia for the past half century. This research project will focus on Chinese discussions of Taiwan and Taiwan's discussions of the mainland, as well as the economic dynamic in integrating the two countries, in order to see how the people in the two countries intend to solve the problem of Taiwan's future status.

Qualifications: Should be interested in China and Taiwan and speak and write fluent Chinese.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated