PhD Student Qian Jing Receives Chinese Government Scholarship

Qian Jing, a UVic Law student, was one of 16 PhD students studying in Canada who were recognized by the China government with a Chinese Government Scholarship in a ceremony in Vancouver. The students each received either 6,000 or 10,000 U.S. dollars under the Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad program.

The 26-year-old from the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou said that after five years of university studies at UVic, the scholarship was greatly needed. He said it was also important the award was made to a law student this year as it was representative of the changes now happening in China.

Jing is currently a doctoral student at UVic Law, with a specific focus on Chinese administrative law, exploring judicial role in authoritarian regimes and how the development of rule of law in transitional countries shapes both state-society and central-local relationships. His main interests are the rule of law, law and governance (mainly on local governance), central-local relations and state-society relations (especially the issue of representation). Qian Jing received an LL.M. in the interdisciplinary graduate program of Law and Society in Faculty of Law in 2010 under supervision of Dr. Andrew Harding and Dr. Wu Guoguang, with a thesis titled “Corporatist Legislature: Authoritarianism, Representation and Local People's Congress in Zhejiang.”

View the news release from BCCIE.