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The Silver Lining Behind the Darkness: Social Media as an Innovative Tool to Combat Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia

About the Scholar: Yutong Huang grew up in China and attended The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China The Research: Sex trafficking is one of the most pervasive forms of slavery in the world today, affecting several million people, mostly children, annually. Southeast Asia is a major hub of sex […]

The Impossibility of Certain Knowledge: A Critique of Rene Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy

About the Scholar: Dihan Mashroor Nihoy grew up in Canada and Bangladesh and attended the DPS STS School in Dhaka, Bangladesh Rene Descartes declared that the purpose of his Meditations on First Philosophy was to prove the existence of God and distinguish between the human body and the human soul. In this paper, Pioneer scholar […]
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The Power and Significance of Agency in The Iliad

About the Scholar: Yumeng Li grew up in China and attended Beijing National Day School in Beijing, China The Research: The influence of fate and the gods in The Iliad has led scholars to claim that the actions of the characters were essentially pointless if the perception of their fate deprives the story’s heroes of […]

Educational Practices for Developing Life and Communication Skills Among Teenagers Having Down syndrome in United States and in China

About the Scholar: Banban Tan grew up in China and attended The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China The Research: In the US, children with Down syndrome are typically educated in public school classrooms with their age peers. In China, they are educated as a group in full-time special training […]
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Athena’s Spoiled Olives: How Institutional Flaws of the European Union and Greek Politics Shaped a Failing Economy

About the scholar: Sean Hu grew up in Taiwan and attended Pacific American School in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, China The Research: Sean’s paper analyzes the causes of Greece’s sovereign debt crisis. He suggests that EU institutions were partially responsible. The Single European Market drove up the price of labor, preventing a balance of trade. The […]

High-Rise Organicity: A Proposal for a Bamboo-Themed Skyscraper

About the Scholar: Xi Yue (Kelly) grew up in China and attended The Affiliated High School of South China Normal University in Guangzhou, China The Research: Kelly’s architectural “thought experiment” proposes a new building to add to a cluster of four “eminent structures” on the Pearl River in Guangzhou, China. She would realize her theme […]
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The Effect of Political and Cultural Ideas on Clothing Reform, Chinese Hair, and Clothing Fashion, 1890–1910s

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yanyu is from Shenzhen, China, where she attended Shenzhen Middle School The Research: With China’s 1911 Revolution came changes in the ways Chinese people dressed and styled their hair. Many revolutionaries cut off their traditional queues and dressed in plain, brightly-colored garments, discarding the dark embroidery of the Qing dynasty. […]

Deviation and Integration: How Nüshu Serves as a Centrifugal and Centripetal Force for Women in Changing Rural China

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Yilin is from Beijing, China, where she attended The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University The Research: Nüshu was a phonetic system of writing devised and practiced by local women in South China’s Jiangyong County from the 10th to 17th centuries. Yilin’s research reveals that because of nüshu’s […]
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Descartes on Other Minds: Human and Animal

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Hao is from Beijing, China, where she attended Beijing National Day School The Research: Many of us have heard René Descartes’ famous phrase “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes wrote this when he set out to prove the existence of the human mind. But in the same philosophical work, Descartes […]

Love Thy Neighbor: A Comparative Analysis of Public Discourse about Chinese Rural Migrants

About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Jiahui is from Guangzhou, China, where he attended The International Department of the Affiliated High School of South China Normal University The Research: China’s “hukou” registration system divided the population into urban and rural residents, unintentionally creating a binary citizenship – rural residents are now seen as a separate ethnic […]
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