This profile was current as of May 2023, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Jingyao Shan is working with Professor Michel Hockx on his current research about the cultural system in China. As a research assistant, Shan conducts online and library research on the effects of moral censorship in China and Chinese online literature. Shan’s work specifically includes collecting and tracking Chinese official policy statements and analyzing cultural policies in the recent five years. In her senior year, Jingyao will conduct an independent research project in which she will examine the contemporary nationalist discourses in Chinese archaeological research.
In the winter of 2021, Shan received a winter project grant from the Kellogg Institute and interned remotely at Refugee and Legal Advocacy Center based in Cape Town, South Africa. At RLAC, Shan collaborated with three other Notre Dame students in conducting background research on the South African Constitution and asylum procedures and drafting legal advice for the five ongoing cases. In the summer of 2022, Shan received a summer comprehensive grant from the Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts (ISLA). With the grant, Jingyao did research on Chinese domestic policies on traditional culture, which laid the foundation for her senior research project.