BW Awarded Grant for Research in China

July 1, 2013

A Baldwin Wallace University economics professor and four students conducted research in China as recipients of a 2013 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant, an award given to only 13 schools across the U.S.

Xudong Chen, associate professor of economics, led four students to China May 16-June 6, 2013, to visit Fuzhou, Xiamen, Shanghai and Beijing. The experience enabled them to advance their research skills, learn firsthand about Asia, and foster intercultural awareness and appreciation.

The students included Sundous Eddeb '13, of Brooklyn; seniors Erin Amschlinger of Rocky River and Daniela Muhaj of Albania, and junior Paul Krause of Parma.

While there, they studied urban demolition and relocation management policies being conducted in the People's Republic of China as well as internet censorship. They also analyzed the views of Chinese Christians to learn how rapid economic development has affected Chinese society and the environment.