Joshua Pine has worked for the past two years with Professor Karrie Koesel analyzing trends in Chinese political education since the 1950s. Specifically, Pine has assisted with the translation and coding of the political questions on China’s college entrance exam (gaokao) in order to better understand how patriotic education is used as a tool to promote legitimacy in an authoritarian regime.
Pine has also conducted independent research examining how eco-tourism can serve as a model for rural development in China. This research has been supported with funds from the Kellogg Institute’s Experiencing the World Fellowship (ETW), the Center for Social Concern’s International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP), the Liu Institute’s Kenneth Kwak Memorial Scholarship and research grants, as well as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship with support from the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE).
Rural development and job growth in China. Comparative urbanization in the US and China. Political education and religion in China.
Working on a project with Habitat for Humanity to promote adequate housing in India and Mexico. Addressing behavioral change among homebuilders to ensure quality in homes.
2016 - Gilman Scholarship (Beijing) ; sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go