Innovative Scholarship

  • As every foreign language speaker knows, learning a language takes practice, and lots of it. But it is not always easy to do so outside the classroom, or to engage with native speakers about their culture and perspectives.

    NYU Shanghai’s new...

  • Big data research is transforming how companies and organizations operate. It not only measures what is happening, but can also help us make predictions-- ranging from what customers will buy to how citizens will vote and  who will develop heart disease.

     

    As the need for new datasets and the skills to analyze them grow, the...

  • "Now, more than ever, creativity plays a critical role in education", says Professor Adam Brandenburger, Director of the Program on Creativity + Innovation (PCI) at NYU Shanghai.  “Changes in social,...

  • Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at NYU Shanghai. He has written widely on issues in global health and is the founding director of NYU Shanghai’s newest research center, the Center for Society, Health, and Medicine. Here he discusses his latest research, his vision for the new center, and why NYU...

  • This fall, NYU Shanghai welcomes Eliot Gattegno, Associate Professor of Practice of Business and Arts. A successful entrepreneur with a background in engineering, music and business, Gattegno brings human-centered design to the Program for Creativity + Innovation (PCI), challenging students to...

  • This week, The Gazette taps into the mind of Assistant Professor of Psychology, Xuan Li, whose recent Faculty Lunch Speaker Series talk delved into the changing roles of fathers since the end of the Qing dynasty. The following exchange grew out of that presentation.

     

    What is your main line of research?

    I am interested in the role of fathers in...

  • The Gazette sits down with Professor Qian Zhu, a historian and GPS Fellow, who joined NYU Shanghai this spring, to talk about her research interests and upcoming January term course “China for Sale:” Drugs, Food, Travel and Advertising in Modern China.

    Where were you before joining us?

    I’m actually an NYU alum, with a PhD in History. I graduated in 2011 and...

  • Christina Jenq is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Economics. She currently teaches courses in Introductory Microeconomics and Political Economy of East Asia at NYU Shanghai. Her dissertation examined the factors behind the rise of female educational attainment in post-1949 China and her more recent research explores labor market gender inequality in urban China.

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  • To be, or not to be--that is the question, and one that takes on a new dimension for Hamlet when he is transposed into a 3D virtual world.

    To Be With Hamlet is a live theatre performance in Social Virtual Reality that is being developed by a coalition of artists, engineers and programmers across NYU’s global network.

    Combining...

  • Maria E. Montoya has been NYU Shanghai’s new Dean of Arts and Sciences since June. As a tenured member of NYU's history faculty for almost a decade, Montoya also knows NYU Shanghai well, after teaching at the campus as an affiliated professor during the 2014-15 academic year. Author of forthcoming U.S. history textbook, Global Americans: A History of the United States, Montoya is also an...

  • As world leaders gather in Hangzhou on Sunday for a first-ever G20 Summit in China, scholars from NYU Shanghai have responded with stimulating insights on a broad range of pressing global concerns most likely to be raised during the convention.

    As host for this year’s summit, China has highlighted innovation as the main theme. During the two-day conference, leaders...

  • NYU Shanghai Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology Li Li and her students have discovered a silver lining in an activity that many parents approach with caution -- it turns out playing action games such as “Mario Kart” or “Unreal Tournament” can significantly sharpen a person’s visual motor...

  • To what degree can technology help save cultural heritage, endangered by encroaching development activities? The answer might be ambivalent. However, as bulldozers and cranes draw near, NYU Shanghai’s Richard Lewei Huang ‘17 created a virtual replica -- “Cardboard Shikumen”  -- of his disappearing Shikumen hometown...

  • Relations between Beijing and Washington will be characterized by major challenges instead of crises, as long as neither side makes serious mistakes, said Chen Jian, NYU Distinguished Global Network Professor of History at NYU Shanghai during  a recent TV lecture.

    Appearing on...

  • At a recent Faculty Lunch Seminar Series, Ye Lu, who teaches Chinese at NYU Shanghai, talked about the history of Chinese characters. The following exchange grew out of that presentation.

    Is it difficult to teach Chinese?

    Overall, teaching Chinese is not very difficult. But teaching the pronunciation of  Chinese is quite challenging, because of its tones...