Studies on the Chinese Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector

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Upcoming events:

2023 Spring (call for working paper). The last Thursday morning of each month, all in Beijing time. Depending on the time difference between speakers and discussants, specific time may vary.

Getting Rich But Not Giving? Exploring the Mechanisms Impeding Charitable Giving in China (2/23, 10-11am Beijing time)

By Reza Hasmath (University of Alberta) and Qian Wei (Stanford University). Discussants: Yongzheng Yang, Renmin University of China; Jennifer Hsu, University of New South Wales.

Zoom Meeting ID: 919 2478 9810

Motivations of Cross-Sector Collaboration: A Mixed-Method Study from Resource Dependency, Transaction Cost and Institutional Perspectives (6/29, Thursday, 10-11am, Beijing time)

By Meng Ye (Georgia State University). Discussants: Xiaoyun Wang, Renmin University of China; Chengxin Xu, Seattle University.

Zoom Meeting ID: 997 4419 3908


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Event organizers:

  • Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, Law School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Ji Ma, Assistant Professor in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies, LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin.
  • The seminar series is also supported by the organizers’ home institutions, and the Emerging Scholars on Chinese Nonprofit Research (a Common Interest Group of ARNOVA).