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 on modern Chinese literary culture. Shan’s work specifically includes collecting and tracking Chinese official policy statements and analyzing cultural policies in the recent five years.
Last winter, Shan received a Winter Term project grant from the Kellogg Institute and interned remotely at the Refugee and Legal Advocacy Center based in Cape Town, South Africa. During her time at RLAC, Shan collaborated with three other Notre Dame students in conducting background research on the South African Constitution and asylum procedures and drafting analysis for the five ongoing cases.