School of Culture, History, and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific
Dr Kai Zhang received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2020. Her thesis examines how changes in leader-villager power relationship have impacted village public administration in post-reform China. She is currently working with the Modern Chinese Language Program at the School of Culture, History and Language. She is the co-convenor of the “Chinese Culture and Society” Reading Group at CIW and organises the bi-monthly Society and Policy Analysis seminar series. Her current research focuses on the community-level consequences of China’s recent rural development policies and in particular the Project System (xiangmuzhi 项目制).