China Society

Going beyond boundaries to advance understanding

The China Society at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs brings together a network of students, faculty, staff and alumni—all with an interest in fostering research and a better understanding of U.S/China relations. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and intellectually rewarding academic home to Chinese students. We offer an inclusive environment, and specialized programming at a top-ranked school. We work to connect our students with faculty and alumni that can assist in furthering each student’s field of study.
As of spring 2017

Explore all of the degrees that the O’Neill School offers

The O’Neill School offers a top-ranked education at every degree level. Our degree in Arts Administration and our Nonprofit Management concentration attract the most students from China, but we encourage prospective students to explore all of our degrees.

Undergraduate Masters Doctoral


Career Assistance for International Students

The O’Neill School's Career Hub delivers workshops, career search assistance, and internship series specifically with international students in mind. Offerings include the International Student Career Development Workshop Series, Networking and Career Prep for International Students, and direction on obtaining U.S. work authorization. To access these services, contact the Career Hub or look for events on the our calendar.

Yu Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate Inner Mongolia

Research focus: Energy Policy, Public Opinion of New Energy Technologies, Environmental Policy

“The professional training and research experience at O’Neill inspired me to compare public opinion and perceptions of new energy technologies between the U.S. and China.”

In-depth research with a China focus


China's Environmental Policy and Urban Development


This volume brings leading scholars together to address a range of environmental issues and policies in urban China.


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"Fiscal Decentralization and Environmental Infrastructure in China"


This article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy looks into economic development in Chinese cities as a result of 1994 tax reform.

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China's Housing Reform and Outcomes


This book covers the housing situation in China, housing trends, and hte likely impact to China's housing sectore in the coming years.

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Doctoral level alumni advancing research

Yuan Daniel ChengUnderstanding Government-Supporting Nonprofits and Their Relationships with Governments: Evidence From Local Parks and Recreation ServicesIndiana University / O’Neill
Helen LiuThree Essays on Interorganizational Networks and PerformanceThe University of Hong Kong
Qian Janey WangRedistributive Budget, Intergovernmental Transfers and Fiscal InstitutionsSan Francisco State University
Lanlan XuImmigrants and Health CareIMPAQ International (Health Division)
Lang Kate YangFiscal Federalism and Distressed Localities:  An Empirical Analysis of State Intervention and Bankruptcy Authorization LawsGeorge Washington University
Shuang ZhaoCorporate Environmental Strategies and Public PolicyUniversity of Alabama in Huntsville

Yuning MaFlame Retardants in the Atmosphere Near the Great LakesUniversity of Birmingham in the U.K. (post doc)
50 years at O'Neill